Rookie Guards Await Bucs

December 13th, 2014

traiturnerIf the Bucs defense has really turned a corner, if Leslie Frazier and Lovie Smith are savvy, elite defensive minds, then the Panthers’ offense should be handcuffed starting two rookie guards and a backup quarterback tomorrow.

Anything less would be unacceptable.

The Panthers’ offense should struggle.

The rookies up the gut of the Panthers offensive line are third-round pick Trai Turner and undrafted free agent Andrew Norwell. They’re part of a Panthers line that’s starting to jell. In their blowout of the Saints last Sunday, an identical Carolina O-line was together for the second consecutive week for the first time in two months. They were an injured jailbreak much of the season, but now it’s improved.

Oh, and a Bucs practice squad guy in 2012 and 2013, Mike Remmers, has started the last two games for the Panthers at right tackle, his first two starts of the season.

This is not a special unit, outside of super stud Ryan Kalil at center.

So whaddya got to offer, Coach Smith?

What’s going to be dialed up to take advantage of a sketchy O-line and the fourth best QB in the NFC South, Derek Anderson? Joe will settle for the Bucs sticking to tight end Greg Olsen like glue. That would be refreshing.

11 Responses to “Rookie Guards Await Bucs”

  1. port richey george Says:

    there is not much nightlife(bars, clubs, strippers) where the panthers play for the bucs to get too wasted the night before the game. this will keep the bucs players focused on the game. I think this is the reason the bucs won in Pittsburg and Washington. those 2 cities aren’t very nightlife friendly.

  2. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    George you havn’t been to Charlotte lately. It’s a booming city driven by the banking business and the fact that Charlotte not Daytona is the true headquarters for virtually all of the Nascar teams with garages around the area.
    It’s actually a pretty cool town and easily my favorite NC city although in fairness I haven’t spent nearly the time in Raleigh I have in Charlotte.

    Prediction for tomorrows game; The Bucs clearly outplay the Panthers but as usual squander many TD opportunities leaving the Panthers in the game. This will bite the Bucs as they fumble the ball at their own 40 yard line trying to run out the clock with just 30 seconds left and the Panthers out of timeouts.

    They send in the FG unit and the Panthers win the game with a 55 yard FG as the clock runs out.

    It’ the perfect microcosm of the Bucs season.

  3. meh Says:

    Oh, I thought you were talking about the draft when I read the title. Sounded like a good idea.

  4. Hawk Says:

    Joe said:
    “Anything less would be unacceptable. ”

    As Buccaneer fans, we’ve been conditioned to accept that (‘less’ and the ‘unacceptable’).

  5. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    The Bucs D will probably actually make it a decent game on Sunday. Special teams and offense will hinder the Bucs as usual but as a Buc win will probably sink any chance of a top draft pick then the Bucs do exactly what they should not do: win….. If they do get the W it will be one of those 13-10 type of wins brought ala defense as no one expects much out of the Arroyo offense; in fact if they simply get 250 yards of offense and not turn the ****ing ball over it will be miraculous…

  6. classyfreddyblassy Says:

    Panthers 27, Bucs 13

  7. Louis Friend Says:

    I predict first half sacks will happen, then the D will disappear in the second half while the Panthers take control of the game. The offense will barely register a pulse except for a couple of drives. And the high point of our day as fans will hopefully be when Evans catches TD #11 on the Bucs only serious scoring drive of the game.

    Final Score: Panthers 27, Bucs 7

  8. MGM4Life Says:

    Buc offensive series for the game –

    Drive #1- Run, no gain, Run 1 yard, pass for 6 yards, punt

    Drive#2- Run, no gain, Run, 1 yard, incomplete pass, punt

    Drive#3 Run no gain, pass intercepted.

    Drive#4- Run 1 yard, Run no gain, run 3yards, punt

    Drive#5 – Pass for 4 yards, pass for 5 yards, incomplete pass punt

    Drive#6- Run 1 yard, run 2 yards pass for 6 yards, punt.

    Drive 7- center QB snap exchange fumble

    Drive 8 – fumble-interception-turnover you pick it

    Drive 9- Mike Kafka enters game, 85 yard pass to Evans touchdown

    Drive 10 Mike Kafka to V-Jax touchdown 90 yards

    Bucs win 14-10

  9. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Wow MGM for life! I like the way you think but I think your post is on the wrong thread. It’s more suited for that thread for the optimists.

  10. ddneast Says:

    With fans like you clowns, no wonder the product on the field is sub par. Seriously, once again, I doubt if any of you clods are really fans or have ever even stepped inside RJS on game day.
    Pack of losers and mama”s boys who squat to pee.

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    Ha Ha! What do clown fans have to do with the product on the field? You are calling the team and it’s fans a circus. Seriously, once again, you slander the fans because their comments don’t pass your muster. Oh exalted one, thanks for your opinion.