The Bridgewater Bonus

September 2nd, 2016
Did Teddy Bridgewater's injury open the doors for the Bucs?

Did Teddy Bridgewater’s injury open the playoff doors for the Bucs?

Did a path to the playoffs open for the Bucs when Teddy Bridgewater went down with a season-ending knee injury?

That seems to be the reasoning from Joe’s good friend Jason McIntyre, the founder and head honcho over at McIntyre is bullish on the Bucs this year but wasn’t quite sold on Tampa Bay as a playoff team.

McIntyre predicted a Vikings return to the playoffs but no longer without Bridgewater.

So who is likely to replace the Vikings in the playoffs? I’ve got the Redskins and Packers winning their respective divisions and the Cardinals and Seahawks are headed back to the playoffs. The safe pick is Carolina in the NFC South (though I think a significant regression is coming). That leaves one Wild Card spot.

Put me down for Tampa Bay, and here’s why:

McIntyre offered well thought out reasoning for the Bucs to be a wild card team.

Joe didn’t consider this when Bridgewater got injured. It could add up. Of course, it sure would help if the Bucs could somehow win their first two road games of the season. No easy task when one is a division game (Atlanta) and the other is a playoff team from last season (Arizona).

11 Responses to “The Bridgewater Bonus”

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    Can we please let the fellas get off to a good start in their first three games before you talk about printing playoff tickets? Please?

  2. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    You know why the Bucs are a dark horse pick by a few people almost every single offseason? Because they always suck, that’s why. People always figure this must be the year they don’t suck any longer. And they’re always wrong. I guess hope springs eternal with football fans. Not sure how else to explain it.

  3. Dislocatedbucsfan Says:

    There’s also a great story on on this too. Several former players and news head agree with mcntyre.

  4. JM Says:

    Too soon to say what everyone is thinking watch out for the number two team in theNFC East though

  5. The bucfan 88 Says:

    First let me say I hope teddy makes a fast recovery I would want that to happen to anyone I know also I would count out them out just yet there defense was pretty good there d line is one of the NFL but I got to agree no QB this team can lose some games as for the Bucs personally I think if the defense plays lights out the first game get to Marty ice then I’ll might say oh yea we are making the playoffs big time I’m going to the Georgia dome I’m gotta feeling we are going to win that game

  6. The bucfan 88 Says:

    Sorry I ment wouldn’t

  7. buddha Says:

    Very tough to imagine Buccaneers winning either of the first two games. Still Buccaneers should improve as the season progresses. Don’t be discouraged. Better days ahead.

  8. Pick6 Says:

    With a healthy bridgewater, NFC West and NFC North were almost assured of the 2 wildcard spots. Minnesota may still be better than any team in the NFC East and still deserves the benefit of the doubt over any likely 2nd place finisher in the South

  9. "That guy" Says:

    The buck fan 88

    Are you day drinking and posting comments?

  10. BucinJAX Says:

    Maybe BF88 is missing some keys.

  11. The bucfan 88 Says:

    I’m typing on my phone it keeps autocorrecting things I don’t want to say