Gameday Tampa Bay

September 11th, 2016

falcons cheerleader tiffany

Game 1

Bucs at Dixie Chicks

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: Locally, WTVT-TV Channel 13; DirecTV Channel 709.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WDAE-AM 620 and WFUS-FM 103.5 in Tampa-St.Petersburg region); SiriusXM Channel 146.

Weather: Today’s game will be played in a dome. Fans wanting to tailgate will do so under typical summer conditions. Per, late-morning conditions should be in the mid-80s under partly sunny skies. However, just as the game ends, thunderstorms are expected in downtown Atlanta.

Odds: Per, Dixie Chicks -2.5.

Outlook: Welcome to the NFL season. Why is it the greatest sport in the world has the shortest season? Sometimes, it seems like the offseason will never end. But here we are, in the first year of the Dirk Koetter era. A win would be nice, no? Teams that win the first game of the season since 1978 are twice as likely to make the playoffs. Of course, the Bucs won their lone Super Bowl in a season in which they lost to the Saints at home to open the season. The Bucs clearly have beefed up the defensive front under new defensive coordinator Mike Smith. Getting to Matty Ice, who is not fleet of foot, is critical. Time to stop talking about this s(p)it and get it done. With the ball, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, just needs to avoid turnovers and the offense should be fine. Doug Martin running the ball should open things up for Jameis. If this team really is intent on making a run at the playoffs and putting all of these garbage seasons to rest since AC (After Chucky), then beating the Dixie Chicks on their home turf, a division game to start the season, would demonstrate the streak of finishing in the basement of the NFC South is over after five grueling years.

Trinkets: The Bucs lead the all-time series between the two squads 23-22. … If the Bucs total 375 or more yards offense, or pass for 275 yards or more today, it will be the fourth consecutive regular season game to do so. That’s would be a franchise record in either category. … LB Lavonte David has nine career picks. His next interception will tie him for second-most for a Bucs linebacker with Dave Lewis. The record is 25 picks held by Derrick Brooks. … If WR Mike Evans has 1,000 yards receiving this season, he joins A.J. Green, John Jefferson and Randy Moss as the only wide receivers to accomplish that mark in each of their first three NFL seasons. WR Vincent Jackson needs one more game of 100 receiving yards to tie Kevin House for second-most (14) in franchise history. … QB Matty Ice was fourth in the NFL in passing yards last year with 4,591. … The Dixie Chicks were garbage last year in rushing the quarterback, a paltry 19 sacks, dead last in the NFL. … RB Devonta Freeman was seventh in the NFL in rushing in 205 with 1,067 yards. … WR Julio Jones led the NFL with 1,871 receiving yards.

16 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    Love the game day pics…. it all starts today the future is NOW the past is meaningless

  2. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Ok the picture for this thread had me slow down a bit! Nice work Joe!

  3. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Like everyone here I’m pumped. I felt this way last year and in one quarter of play I saw the entire Buc’s season go down the tubes.

    Lovie should have been fired right then. I have never seen a team more poorly prepared. It was a total humiliation.

    I remember arguing with Tmax and Realist and Dallas Buc…defending Lovie by going back to his “achievements”. After that game I had to man up and simply tell those guys they were right and I was incredibly wrong.

    Today we get to put that behind us! This will be the last post I ever mention the name Lovie.

    I hope we win, I want to win, but what I expect and demand is a competitive we coached and DISCIPLINED team! If we LOSE I’ll be beyond peoed…if we get beat because Devonta, Ryan and Julio just play lights out, we play well, but they win a close one…I can live with that.

  4. MadMax Says:

    Working today so I’ll catch up this evening…get us a win fellas!

  5. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    What color jersey is the Bucs wearing today?

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Hurry up and wait is about over. Time to clip those bird wings. Go Bucs!

  7. David Says:

    I’m not feeling the pic on here…pretty girl but those panties are NOT sexy at all. Almost granny panties…lmao. C’mon hooters…u can do better that that…

  8. DoNUTS Says:

    I just come to JBF for the pictures….

    GO BUCS!

  9. Buc50 Says:

    David…that girl is sexy no matter what she is wearing. She could be wearing bloomers for all I care. If granny panties are turning you off…you have other problems my friend.

  10. Pickgrin Says:

    The wait is over. Time to see if the product on the field matches the hype and hope.

    C’mon Bucs – show up to play and get coach Koetter his 1st of many many NFL victories. We can beat this team as long as we don’t come out flat.

  11. Joe Says:

    Yes, Bucs wearing white road jerseys. White pants.

  12. Chris Says:

    But if you zoom in on those panties lol

  13. Mike Johson Says:

    Sorry Guys, I’ll take the above captioned lady over gameday..any day of the week. My my Miss American pie..drove my chevy to the levy and the levy was…Full!
    Ohh, and Go Bucs!

  14. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Coming at ya live from the Georgia Dome….Bucs just took the field for warmups…Jameis slinging the ball around! Go Bucs!

  15. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    I’m SOO hype right now. IT’S GAMEDAY BABY!!! GO BUCS

  16. buccfan305 Says: