Gameday Tampa Bay!

November 3rd, 2016

falcons cheerleader 2

Game 8

Dixie Chicks (5-3) at Bucs (3-4)

Kickoff: 8:25 p.m.

TV: WFLA-TV Channel 8; NFL Network.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WDAE-AM 620 and WFUS-FM 103.5 in Tampa-St.Petersburg region); SiriusXM Channel 81 (Bucs feed) and 88 (Westwood One national feed).

Weather: Just awesome. Per, tailgaters will enjoy temperatures in the low-80s in the late afternoon and early evening. As the kickoff nears,the temperature should be 76. It is expected to gradually decrease to 71 by game’s end, all under clear skies.

Odds: Per, Dixie Chicks -3.5.

Outlook: Joe has this pit-of-your-stomach feeling, and it’s not from shoveling chicken wings at Hooters down his gullet. The way the Bucs offense has (not) played of late, combined with the heinous amount of injuries to critical skill positions, Joe doesn’t know how the Bucs pull this off. The defense is not good enough to hold the Dixie Chicks. Only once the past four weeks have the Bucs scored more than 24 points, and that was against the horrid 49ers. The Bucs are down to their fourth-string running back. So for the Bucs to match, say, the output they had Sunday against the Raiders (24 points), the Bucs will have to hold Atlanta to obviously 23 or less. The Bucs beat the Dixie Chicks to open the season 30-24. The Atlanta offense has been humming every since. Only once since Atlanta lost to the Bucs have the Dixie Chicks not scored 24 points. Can this defense of the Bucs hold the Dixie Chicks to 23? Joe isn’t willing to lay cash it will. To be fair, last week’s debacle could (and damned well should) be an outlier. Derek Carr could have ordered a pizza delivery and eaten his pie by the time the Bucs laid a finger on him, he had so much time on Sunday. This just in: The Raiders have the best pass-blocking line in the NFL. Atlanta’s is far worse. Unfortunately, the Bucs offense is a shell of its Week 1 self. No Vincent Jackson. No Doug Martin. No huge s(p)it, tweety Austin Seferian-Jenkins (who caught a bomb from America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, for a touchdown in Week 1). No Charles Sims, who had a highlight-reel TD in Week 1. So Joe fears this game must be won the defense. Uh, oh. … Joe just doesn’t think Jameis has the weapons to get into a shooting match with Matty Ice. Right now, the Bucs just don’t seem to be a good match-up with the Dixie Chicks.

Trinkets: Atlanta leads the NFL in yards (425.3) and points (32.8) a game. … The Dixie Chicks lead the NFL with 6.79 yards per play. … Atlanta is also tied for first in the NFL in plays of 20-yards more (39). … Atlanta has recorded seven sacks on second down, tied for third-best in the NFL. … The Dixie Chicks have only allowed seven drives of over five minutes, the fourth-fewest in the NFL. … The Dixie Chicks haven’t allowed a runner to gain 100 yards in the last 13 games. … The Bucs are 23rd in the NFL in passing yards allowed a game (274.7). … The Bucs are 25th in the NFL in points allowed a game (27). … Despite losing their top three running backs, the Bucs are 12th in the NFL in rushing yards (113.4). … Tampa Bay is tied for 18th in sacks (15). … Matty Ice currently has an NFL record 47-game streak of throwing for 200 or more yards. … WR Julio Jones has 32 100-yard receiving games, second-most in Atlanta history. … LB Vic Beasley, Jr. leads Atlanta in sacks (7.5) and forced fumbles (3). … DE Adrian Clayborn leads the Dixie Chicks in quarterback hits (11). … Jameis is now seventh in franchise history for touchdowns thrown (36) and trails No. 6 Steve DeBerg by 25 touchdowns thrown. … Jameis is tied with Josh Freeman (2012) and Brad Johnson (2003) for most touchdowns through the first seven games of a season (14). … WR Mike Evans is tied with Michael Crabtree and Jordy Nelson for most touchdown catches this season (six). … RB Jacquizz Rodgers, who is out tonight, leads the NFL in carries per game (25). … CB Brent Grimes is second in the NFL in passes defended (11). … The Alabama Duo of the Bucs, second-year players Jameis and MLB Kwon Alexander, have dominated the Dixie Chicks in their three meetings. Jameis has never lost to Atlanta and Alexander has totaled 38 tackles and two sacks.

75 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay!”

  1. evolvingBucfan Says:

    in Honor of John Lynch i have posted this on a few of joes articles its an oldie but a goodie, any one remember this lynch gem

  2. Bucsfanman Says:

    Just that picture makes me feel better Joe!

    Much love #47!

  3. David Says:

    Dayum….now that’s a cheerleader….she could my errr…me to to stand and cheer!!

  4. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    My, how things have changed from week one. After that I thought we could improve and really be a contender. Then a hamstring, then a DUI, then an ankle or three. If the Bucs win tonight it’ll be because Jameis has the a fantastic outing.

  5. USMC-BUC Says:

    were doomed, I’m watching the Lightning game tonight.

  6. Chris Says:

    Very pretty, like an even sexier Mary Ann from Gillgans Island

  7. Chris Says:

    And if Antone Smith and Mike James goes 150, Dougie looks even more irrelevant

  8. Dewey Selmon Says:

    No way we comeback from 3-5. we need a win and 10 days to get healthy

  9. d-roca Says:

    Bucs by a 47 yard field goal at the buzzer, in honor of the lynch pin. Go bucs

  10. Kobe Faker Says:

    Uptempo passing attack vs quinn seattle zone defense

    *doug martin and charles sims didnt/couldnt run the first game

    1-2-3 throw

  11. North Korea's Quarterback Says:

    38-21 Falcons

  12. BucFan20 Says:

    30-17 Falcons

  13. Kobe Faker Says:

    36-16 atlanta

    Tampa bay bucs gameday

    Sleep in day (seige the day)

    Enjoy tonight, last primetime game for the next 3 years

    Turn off the LICHT

  14. North Korea's Quarterback Says:

    ^^Agree with Kobe Faker. Licht has not done a good enough job building a competitive roster. Plain and simple.

    The Aguayo pick should put him out on his ass and really, it just showed he doesn’t have a clue about the talent on the roster.

  15. Jeagan1999 Says:

    If I had to guess….28-14Falcons.

    We just don’t have enough weapons to get the ball to, our field goal kicker is unreliable and we can’t seem to generate much of a pass rush…that is not a combination that will win many ball games…especially against an explosive team like Atlanta. Hope I’m wrong!

  16. Chris Says:

    31-28 Bucs win, Agauyo field goal……just kidding, I think Jameis has a good game, we win, continuing our dominance of NFC South teams

  17. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Damn I can’t wait till six. The trunk is loaded with the sauce

  18. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Dan Quinn is worse than Mike Smith calling a defense. Jameis is solid against zone defenses, i’m going 27-23 Bucs.

  19. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Mike Smith knows how to slow Matty Ice and their explosive offense. Jameis is 3-0 against the Falcons, and 6-14 against the rest of the league. Jameis shines tonight, the pass rush comes alive. 27-23 Bucs.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    Ode to Jameis Winston :

    Wild thing….you make my heart sing
    You make everything…. groovy….wild thing
    Wild thing…. you make my heart sing

  21. tmaxcon Says:


    very nice… and fitting…

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Bucs 21 Falcons 17…….Aguayo goes 7-14 on FGs……..

  23. wesley Says:

    Lose incoming.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    Well it is a home game…so we have that going for us.

    Oh wait…

  26. Kobe Faker Says:



    ***anybody know if sheps playing?

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    Shep said he’s staying out of this one cause he knows Kobe Faker will be watching.

  28. Kobe Faker Says:


    Hey buc,

    Coud get ugly tonight

    Hoping for a good game and a chance to win on the 4th quarter

    Playmakers (atl) vs. Lack of playmakers (bucs)

  29. Chris Says:

    Lol 87

  30. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    I hope Peyton gets at least 20 carries tonight. If he does I think he will rush for over 100 yards and a TD. We have to have a running game or we are in trouble. Jameis can’t handle the load with the receiving core we currently have. Murphy can’t get back soon enough.

  31. JimBuc2 Says:

    Time for some slants, posts and I think Hump and Brate get some points. Jameis, just DO IT! GO BUCS!!

  32. Jim Says:

    Well, if the Falcons gift us 200 penalty yards, Jameis keeps yelling at the refs and my man Roberto nails every damn kick, the Bucs will prevail. Game on!!

  33. Chris Says:

    Murphy, comeback? Yeah waiting for him and Martin, as I said three games ago, Martin will probably be Ir , he probably should be anyways, stop taking up a roster spot.

  34. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Lol GMC and the defence just got called out on nfl network. Lol

  35. Jim Says:

    @JimBuc2: Hey, nice picture. How’d you do it?

  36. Pawel Says:

    Yes!! So far so good guys, game tied at 0-0.

  37. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Looking at the posts above…I’m kind of embarrassed. I mean, we need to see more hope around here. I realize the odds seem to be against the Bucs…but here’s my prediction:

    Bucs win.

    I don’t care how. I don’t care by how much.

    My hopes are that the players are seeing all the doomsday predictions and getting mad enough to win.

  38. Doctor Stroud Says:

    This game is a turning point for the season but not the franchise. The current regime probably has another two years to turn things around. We just have to hang on for the ride…I’m getting proprioception just thinking about it.

    I expect America’s (2nd Most Hated) Game-Manager QB Jameis Winston will try to put the team on his shoulders for tonight’s game. That has produced mixed results. The Bucs will need some breaks on defense and special teams to win.

  39. MadMax Says:

    This will be uhg!ly!

    Im dreading the primetime embarrassment.

  40. MadMax Says:

    But that cheerleader ….NICE!

  41. passthebuc Says:

    This is going to be a bad couple of days. I don’t know which is going to be uglier, the game tonight or the election next week.

    ATLANTA 35
    TAMPA 17

  42. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    If he plays like he did last year we win tonight!

  43. Doctor Stroud Says:

    What brew is everyone drinking tonight? In the last Bucs win versus the 49ers, I tried Session Ale (Oregon?), and that worked. Tonight, since it’s a home game, I will try Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale for the first time. Sorry, no Jason Light Ale for me just yet.

  44. Sydney Says:

    I have a premonition Mike Glennon gets in the game tonight.

  45. DB55 Says:

    All the greats are here tonight. Maybe we can sneak some into the field.

  46. DB55 Says:

    GOAT Says:
    November 3rd, 2016 at 7:22 pm
    Lol GMC and the defence just got called out on nfl network. Lol
    You seen that huh? I’ll take faulks word over the posters here hahaha

  47. tmaxcon Says:


    you better hope not if you are buc fan hoping for a victory

  48. Rod Munch Says:

    When will Dirk quit on his team this week? I’m guessing the 3rd quarter.

  49. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Any1 @ the game tonight? Looks empty as he11

  50. Rod Munch Says:

    Paying $200 for a couple of decent tickets for a team that is like 1-5932 over it’s last 5933 games at home, it’s a hard sell.

  51. DB55 Says:


    I’m here and it’s dead dead dead. 20min to KO and ain’t NOBODY here. Smh. Where all “The Real Buc Fans” at? where’s the love for Lynch?

  52. kyle in savannah Says:

    Wow that falcons cheerleader is hot…..go bucs

  53. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That stadium sure looks empty.

  54. Buc1987 Says:

    lol Rod

  55. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    This off season I’ll complete my new book “Diary of a Bucs Fan”


  56. Rod Munch Says:

    If Dirk quits on the team again tonight then he has to be removed as headcoach, hopefully Mike Smith would take the job and that’d solve a ton of problems – it would move Dirk back to OC where he’s actually good at his job and it would remove Smith as the DC, which he is terrible at.

  57. Buc1987 Says:

    DB…they’re outside the stadium partying. That’s all most fans go for anyways these days.

    No lie and no kidding.

  58. Stevek Says:

    We need to show up in the worst way tonight. No more losing at home.

    I am not a GMC hater, I actually think he is a talented DT and an awesome person. I just hold him mostly responsible for the lack of focus/drive/will of the defense. By all means perform like a class act, and pick your opponents up after the play, but the Buc Fans are asking you to pick us up. Win us a game,GMC. I wouldn’t dare ask you to do it if you weren’t capable. Go bucs!

  59. Buc1987 Says:

    Rod…well I don’t think you’ll get your Dirk wish until year 2018 win lose or draw.

  60. Rod Munch Says:

    Why in the world wouldn’t the Bucs wear orange tonight? With the color rush they would have 100% wore all orange and it’d had worked with the helmets. I don’t get the rejection of the old uniforms, in particular for the new ones which are terrible.

  61. Stevek Says:

    I’m looking forward to watching Marpet take some lunch money tonight.

  62. Rod Munch Says:

    Buc1987 – I don’t want everyone fired, the team can’t take that again, but perhaps give Smith the co-head coach title and quietly shuffle everyone around, move Dirk back to the booth or something. Team can’t go through yet more coaching changes but man, Dirk has stunk as head coach, he’s openly said he quit on the team last week versus the Raiders while saying he quit on the team against Denver as well. Dirk doesn’t have the temperament to be a head coach and I think everyone was hoping he’d have learned his lesson when we played Denver, but he did not.

  63. Stevek Says:

    Kowtows isndoing a fine job, he’s a rookie head coach, believe that. I am calling out our players to step up. The GM has changed, there have been four HC changes, the common thread here is the players.

  64. Rod Munch Says:

    OK enough pre-game complaining about Dirk and the uniforms. I’m really hoping the team comes to play tonight, it’s either going to be a close victory or an Atlanta blowout. Hoping for a W, if we get one we’re a half-game back.

  65. DB55 Says:


    I should be home but section 140 row B.B.

  66. Rod Munch Says:

    Please Dirk… let Winston play tonight… don’t go into a shell. Winston hasn’t been turning the ball over and the team hasn’t been winning. Winston will make plays if you let him – he will make mistakes too – that’s what happens when you have the youngest starting QB in the NFL. Let the kid play and stop coaching like a coward.

    OK now done with a pre-game bitching.

  67. Rod Munch Says:

    Damn, I didn’t think it would be that empty tonight, probably could have got some fairly cheap club seats. Once you go to a dozen games in the club seats it’s hard to go back to the peasant seating.

  68. Rod Munch Says:

    OMG this is the worst national anthem singing I’ve ever heard. From Witney Houston to this…

  69. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Ok, here we go guys. Get this W

  70. Chris Says:

    Jameis looking good 87

  71. JabooBuc Says:

    Jameis sure does suck.

  72. Rod Munch Says:

    Great first drive, looks like the offense from last year – wasn’t coaching scared. Lets see if Dirk can do this for 4 quarters – lets hope so!

  73. Rod Munch Says:

    Holy Jesus does this defense suck.

  74. JimBuc2 Says:

    I’m done. Never thought I’d type these words. I’ve been faithful since the first Buccaneer win; yes that win against the Saints that caused coach Hank Stram to burn the game film. I’m done. I have bled Buccaneer blood from 1976 ’til this very day. We lose. Over and over. Now, I just can’t take anymore heartbreak. I wont take time for this bunch of chumps, or the next iteration any more. I just don’t care anymore. F&ck off, Buc losers.

  75. JimBuc2 Says:

    Nice picture. How’d you do it?”

    Photoshop is great. I cut the portrait from an earlier image, pasted into a purple background and added the fade on a separate layer. Thanks for asking. Hit me up on FB, ‘DigitalJims’ for more.