Gameday Tampa Bay

October 4th, 2015

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Game Four

Stinking Panthers at Bucs

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WDAE-AM 620 and WFUS-FM 103.5 in Tampa-St.Petersburg region); SiriusXM Channel 113.

Weather: Has fall really arrived in Florida? Looks to be an outstanding day for the most part. Per, tailgaters will enjoy sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. At kickoff, look for a temperature of 80 with sunny skies. Later in the game it may get dicey. Thunderstorms are expected in the fourth quarter.

Odds: Per, Stinking Panthers -3.

Outlook: Welcome to Mike Alstott Day. The A-Train, with A-Train whistles bouncing off the upper deck seats at the Den of Depression, will rattle inside people’s heads one more time for arguably the most beloved Bucs player since Lee Roy Selmon. Alstott will be inducted into the Ring of Honor at halftime. What memories. And speaking of memories, Bucs fans are trying to rinse away the memory of no home wins in nearly two years with copious amounts of alcohol. It’s a friggin’ shame this team cannot win at home, not that they have much better luck on the road. Color Joe a pessimist, but with the undefeated Stinking Panthers coming to town, Joe doesn’t see that winning streak snapped. First, Lovie Smith has to figure out a way to stop dangerous TE Greg Olsen. Last year Olsen ate up the Bucs defense for a combined 18 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown. And that was with the immortal Derek Anderson at quarterback, not Cam Newton. Besides, the Bucs have yet to show they can stop the run against three lousy teams. The Panthers are one of the more formidable running teams. If the Bucs can’t stop bad teams from running, with slugs like Alfred Blue, how are they supposed to stop good running teams? The Bucs will have to play their best game of the season to win.

Nuggets: The Stinking Panthers are on a four-game winning streak over the Bucs. The last time Tampa Bay beat Carolina (Nov. 18, 2012) was the last hurrah of former Bucs commander Greg Schiano. The Bucs won in overtime when Dallas Clark caught a 15-yard pass from Josh Freeman to push the Bucs’ record to 6-4. The Bucs promptly closed the season losing five of their last six games and are mired in a putrid 8-33 record since that last win over Carolina. … Since the Bucs won the Super Bowl, they are 7-17 against the Stinking Panthers. … In the past two games, Bucs K Kyle Brindza already has two of the five longest field goals in franchise history, (55-yards vs. New Orleans; 58-yards vs. Houston). … QB Jameis Winston threw for a career-high 261 yards vs. Houston. … Jacquies Smith still leads the NFL with four sacks. Three players are second with 3.5. Smith is tied with Stylez White with fourth-quickest to 10 sacks with the Bucs (17 games). … Since the start of the 2012 season, no defensive tackle has more sacks than Gerald McCoy (25). … OLB Lavonte David had more tackles his first three seasons than Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Derrick Brooks and Junior Seau. … Of players who entered the NFL in 2012, only Logan Ryan of New England (eight) has more interceptions than CB Johnthan Banks (seven). … The Stinking Panthers are tied with the Seahawks for the longest active consecutive streak of games rushing for 100 yards or more (14). … In the past 10 games, Carolina RB Jonathan Stewart has run for 849 yards. … QB Cam Newton is fifth all-time in most touchdowns (pass and/or run combined) in a players’first five seasons (122).  Since the start of the 2012 season, Luke Kuechly has most tackles for a linebacker (480).

118 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Walter Says:

    Damn I miss the A-Train

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Well, I put in a prayer request for a win. I doubt it will work, but worth a shot!

    The Bible says “more than we can hope, think or imagine…”

    Well a win today is more than I can imagine, so we’ll see. If we win this game (somehow), then the league will take the Bucs seriously, because the Panthers are a tough team.

    I don’t have a very positive outlook today, lol. BUT…I’m always happy to be wrong!

  3. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    It WOULD be really nice to get a win on one of the Ring of Honor days. It feels like we lose on those days all the time.

  4. Soggy Says:


  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    Time to reverse this Z-Train on the tracks. Z as in zilch wins at home since the age of the dinosaurs.

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    On a side note…wouldn’t it be great to have another FB like Mike Alstott?

    I wonder if Nick O’Leary could make the transition? He has the build. He’s actually about the same size Mike was coming out of college. Mike couldn’t block well at first either.

  7. lightningbuc Says:

    That Panther cheerleader pic reminds me of the time those two Panther cheerleaders were arrested in Ybor for having sex in a restroom. Sorry I missed it!

  8. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Secondary is going to get a huge workout today.

  9. The Buc Realist Says:

    BuccaneerBozo Says:
    October 4th, 2015 at 11:27 am
    On a side note…wouldn’t it be great to have another FB like Mike Alstott?

    Sure, and a time machine so that we could go back to a time that a running FB that does not block would be relevant!!!!

  10. Couch Fan Says:

    Please don’t let Cam do the Superman in our home. GO BUCS!!!!

  11. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I didn’t know Caitlyn Jenner was a panthers cheerleader

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Ha ha ha Realist.

  13. J Says:

    The #2 pick will absolutely not look better than our pick today

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    Hard to imagine it won’t be a rainy game east of here in Tampa for the game. Over here in Pinellas it has rained most of the morning. The running game will be crucial.

  15. Tampa Tony Says:

    1st year head coach with no prior head coaching experience, with a new qb, new coordinators, new players on defense is about to win his 3rd game of the year. Matching Loser Lovie’s 19 game total…

    Sucks to be a Bucs fan

  16. MadMax Says:

    Getting it out of the way real quick…..WE SUCK!!!!

    that is all

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    The Buc Realist says
    “Which reminds me. Is that Terry Bradshaw single? Cause I’d hit that…”

    I knew it.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    No Game Day thread?

  19. Soggy Says:

    NOOOO the white uni’s

  20. cmurda Says:

    I find myself not even getting mad anymore. The team is such a joke, I expect the guy to fail to snap the ball properly. This team has gone so low that I actually expect ineptitude

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    Yet another reason why I always want them to KO first.

  22. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Was a new center. Wet ball.

    This is why I predicted before the season that Marpet would eventually move to center, where he plays even better, unless one of our centers steps up. Much easier to fill the roe of guard with others than fill the role of center.

  23. Buccfan37 Says:

    Never saw who won the coin toss.

  24. Matts17 Says:

    Honestly, was anyone surprised by the turnover?

  25. Educated Bucs Fan Says:

    WOw can’t do a snap

  26. bucrightoff Says:

    Same pass as the Titans INT.

  27. cmurda Says:

    Wow. This is embarrassing. Winston looks like garbage , the playcalling is pitiful and we are getting our doors blown off at home again. Lovie needs to go. If this is how he prepares his team week after week with no heart or discipline, get me a damn coach.

  28. Educated Bucs Fan Says:

    Wow we can’t throw a pass

  29. Drywaller Buc Says:

    Where’s Glennon??

  30. lightningbuc Says:


    Joe knows QBs!

  31. Buccfan37 Says:

    Those creepy Panther fans said Norman would get at least one pick six.

  32. Educated Bucs Fan Says:

    Need to fumble it for a defensive touchdown and go for the cycle

  33. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I guess we can blame Lovie on both turnovers……awful coach!!!

  34. AbandonShip Says:

    could someone use flawed logic and explain to me AGAIN, how # 3 is “franchise QB” we were looking for? Don’t forget to use terrible comparisons like “Peyton Manning had a terrible rookie year” as proof that No 3 is destined for greatness.

  35. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:


  36. DB55 Says:

    the Messiah

  37. Soggy Says:

    Not good.. we have a new kicker and it is me in my house..

  38. Matts17 Says:

    So is this the “growth” Lovie has been talking about?

  39. DoNUTS Says:


    JW looking still like opening day rookie….

  40. bucrightoff Says:

    The Glazers won’t fire Lovie but would it really matter? Put Leslie or Koetter in charge because it’s a 4-12 at best no matter what. Firing Lovie at least lets them get a nice big head start on the inevitable firing anyways.

  41. ShutTheBucUp Says:


  42. Bucnjim Says:

    How does Winston blow the game in the first five minutes?

  43. Mhill Says:

    Rookie QB mistakes, will plague us this year. Shut up and be patient, we’re gonna see how they react this time. Ps that was blocking in the back against Jameis……just sayin

  44. BuccoDav Says:

    James is really running up the score. Unfortunately, it’s for the Panthers…

  45. DB55 Says:

    Didnt joe just write an article about Norman? If Joe knows how come Koetter doesn’t know?

  46. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    cmurda Says
    “…the playcalling is pitiful…Lovie needs to go…”

    Here I thought Lovie handled the defense…who is calling plays on offense?

    Oh yeah…they guy people say should get Lovie’s call…

    Lovies defense held them to a FG.

  47. BucFan20 Says:

    Joe knows QBs

  48. ATrain Says:

    Ok Winstonites now what… Hes a rookie, he needs time no o-line

    Pick excuse

    BS that’s is a pass a High Schooler doesn’t throw…Horrible pass

    Pro ready Yal must have meant for Baseball…


    Call it like it is

  49. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Since when is it legal to block a guy in the back on an INT return?

  50. bucrightoff Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    October 4th, 2015 at 1:17 pm
    I guess we can blame Lovie on both turnovers……awful coach!

    This team doesn’t look ready for a scrimmage, let alone a real NFL game. The coach’s job is to have his team ready. And to game plan well. We haven’t seen that from this team in more than 4 of 20 games. Look at the Jets and Bills and Falcons. New blood is all you need sometimes.

  51. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “get Lovie’s job…” I meant.

  52. DB55 Says:

    When Jameis says “Sunday sunday” on the Los we seem to do well. Also wish we’d use the hurry up more.

  53. DallasBuc Says:

    Tampabaybucfan- let me get this straight….when the team plays poorly it’s the players fault but if doing well incompetent Lovie Smith gets the credit?
    Um okay

  54. cmurda Says:

    What the frig playcall is that on 3rd and 4? I don’t get it Dirk

  55. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Go, Kyle!

  56. BucFan20 Says:

    And once again we count on the kicker!

  57. bucrightoff Says:

    I wouldn’t blame that on playcall, free rusher up the middle forces a bad throw that Norman almost picks. Norman appears to be Jameis favorite target so far.

  58. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Man…I would kill for a Whopper right now…

  59. ATrain Says:

    great throw…


    WInston looks HORRIBLE…..

    The BUCS look HORRIBLE>>>

    O-Line is the only thing on this team getting better slowly
    D Martin has effort and is playing hard…
    The rest our collecting a pay check.

  60. BucFan20 Says:

    Why did we change QBs?

  61. cmurda Says:

    Fair point Bonzai. I cant say Lovies D has been an issue. Quite the opposite actually. With that said, I still see a team that looks unprepared and whether Lovie touches the offense or not, he’s very involved in the gameplan.

  62. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    I’m a huge Jameis fan but this start is not Lovie or Kirk’s fault. The D held on the first turnover. The O came back with a nice drive and Kyle rebounded. We are in this thing for now.

  63. Soggy Says:

    Cmon D stop these clowns

  64. DallasBuc Says:

    If Winston wasn’t falling back as he threw it that would have been an easy TD. Six inches higher that’s a score.

  65. DB55 Says:

    Lots of real fans out there in the stadium. Good for them.

  66. BuccoDav Says:

    The good news is they actually moved the ball on the last posession.

  67. unbelievable Says:

    Can we just put a helmet on Norman and take the cocky a$$hole out of the game?

    I don’t advocate for injuring players normally, but f*ck that guy.

  68. Drywaller Buc Says:

    It should be insane lovie smith. Attempts the same bs hoping for different result

  69. Buc1987 Says:

    Exactly how many INT’s did Manning throw during his rookie season? 28?

    Man it would have been nice if the Colts had Glennon to turn to back thern.

  70. bucrightoff Says:

    Isn’t that textbook Bucs under Lovie? Do something right, but it gets negated anyways? Clear penalty, poor discipline yet again.

  71. cmurda Says:

    With the calls made against the Bucs, somebody mentioned that it feels that the NFL is fixed. When you see that call that just happened, please tell me we dont get shafted. That’s a BS call. I’m sorry. McCoy held and Jack Smith had hands in his face too but thats the call. Eff this.

  72. Soggy Says:

    At half time change to the red uni’s

  73. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Assuming the fetal position here in San Antonio.

  74. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    These refs are pathetic. Jack gets called for hands to the face but the tackle’s hands were planted firmly in Jack’s grill and the guard was holding GMC, all in front of the ref who threw the flag AND refused to call the obvious block in Jameis’ back on the faux pick six. Geez.

  75. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Are the Bucs a real football team? I’m skeptical…

  76. Buc1987 Says:

    cmurda…correct they both had hands to the face and I am starting to slowly wonder what’s going on with our team and the refs.

  77. bucrightoff Says:

    Just imagine how bad next week’s game is gonna be? Two absolutely horrible football teams. Bucs-Dolphins thankfully can’t happen cause that may even be worse.

  78. unbelievable Says:

    I truly think the league hates the team. We are called for flags that no one else gets! Hands to the face? Him and the tackle BOTH had hands to the face and McCoy being held.

    How are we expected to beat 2 opponents every single week?

  79. Tampa Tony Says:

    Anyone still think this team is getting better under Loser Lovie?

  80. cmurda Says:

    That’s called being fortunate on defense. There’s no excuse for giving Cam about 7 seconds to find his 3rd read, the TE streaking open downfield. The throw was just missed. I’ll take it but there’s pressure on our offense now to finish with a TD

  81. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Nice job D! And the OL looks good.

  82. cmurda Says:

    Good job Winston on the run but for the love of God, get down after the marker. We dont need you getting hurt.

  83. Soggy Says:


  84. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Well…at least he tried to throw it away. They were all over him,

  85. cmurda Says:

    Jeez, this kid is making too many rookie mistakes. Throw the damn ball away before you get jacked up. Winston has been missing everything. This is rough to watch.

  86. bucrightoff Says:

    Jameis just looks…clumsy back there. Sometimes can’t get out of his own way.

  87. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Open thread is up.

  88. lightningbuc Says:

    Yes, now seems a great time to compare Jaboo to Peyton, while mocking Glennon. SMH!

  89. Buc1987 Says:

    Okay well I thought we’d be down by more than 7 at this point. Without Winston’s INT we’re tied.

  90. unbelievable Says:

    Can’t put the offensive struggles on Lovie today, this stuff is on the players.

    Defense needs to step up, Cam won’t miss that pass again.

  91. DB55 Says:

    The kid is nervous needs to settle down. He missed #83 wide open down the middle

  92. ATrain Says:

    Why do we always go to Manning had 28 INTs his rookie year..


    Sloppy play, same penalties on offense (cant line up correctly)

    True fans in the stands Now get True Pro Football players on the field ….

  93. DB55 Says:

    Open thread now open

  94. Buc1987 Says:

    lightningbuc …shake your head all you want. Manning DID throw 28 INT’s in his rookie year, don’t remember the Colts throwing him on the bench that season either.

  95. ATrain Says:


  96. Buc1987 Says:


    Yet many rookie QB’s would and have.

  97. Buc1987 Says:

    If this is PI….I’m not watching football again.

  98. cmurda Says:

    I almost lost it but they ended up picking that flag up. Jack Smith is balling. Nice defense there.

  99. Buc1987 Says:

    The D’s doing their job men.

    BTW if you peeps are going to lose your minds over every INT Winston throws this season. You’re going to get damn tired of hearing about Manning’s 28 INT’s during his rookie year.

    The haters are gonna hate Jameis anyways no matter how well he plays. Why change anything up?

  100. Buc1987 Says:

    Tipped or not that was a terrible throw…

  101. cmurda Says:

    OK, this is bad. Winston can’t buy a break.

  102. ElioT Says:


    Go Sucs!

  103. ATrain Says:

    87 do you watch football…that first INT was into double coverage. Winston stared down the receiver for ever then throw it..

    You want to defend this guy fine… BUT not matter what you say his throws look Horrible period…

  104. cmurda Says:

    Wow Conte had him. This is gross.

  105. Drywaller Buc Says:

    Once again where’s Glennon?

  106. cmurda Says:

    That’s a TD. Umm, Jenkins who exactly where you covering 7 yards away from the guy when they had the ball at the 7.

  107. BuccoDav Says:

    Toast Jenkins!

  108. mdc1969 Says:

    When does the hockey regular season start? Lightning have REAL ownership and a first class industry wise front office, unlike the Bucs.

  109. cmurda Says:

    Well, that one was on Lovie’s defense. Anybody want to tell me that Lovie is doing the job?

  110. DallasBuc Says:

    Okay the incessant missed tackles are out of hand. Newton is making these blitzers look silly. Fundamentals are terrible but whatever you do don’t blame the incompetent boob in charge!

  111. cmurda Says:

    Say what you want about this O Line protecting but Martin has nowhere to run.

  112. Ed Says:

    Obviously we are not a great, or even a good, defense. But man, throwing an INT in our side of the field on the first play after a change of possession does not give our defense rest and does not put our defense in a good position.

  113. Ed Says:

    Some nice throws this drive, lets keep it close.

  114. cmurda Says:

    Now, that was nice to see. Good decision-making by JW. Nice running by Muscle Hamster and the O Line moved that D Line.

  115. cmurda Says:

    Can’t drop that V Jax. Thats a drive killer.

  116. cmurda Says:

    Timeout after incomplete pass? Come on.

  117. Matts17 Says:

    Brindza has to go. L&L with all that elf congratulating during the preseason with this clown. Now you’re seeing why he was traded. Dude can’t kick. Period.

    The complete and utter lack to properly evaluate talent by this organization is incredible.

  118. holymoly13 Says:

    Bye -Bye Brindza- Bye -Bye lovie. Pitiful display again.