“Knocking On The Door”

July 8th, 2017

Big expectations for 2017.

Bold predictions from a national columnist.

Heavy metal headbanger Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is leaving little doubt. In this CBSSports.com video, La Canfora makes two bold predictions: The Bucs will win the NFC South this year. And if that happens, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, will be among the top six quarterbacks in the NFL.

La Canfora goes into detail why he’s pushing his chips in on the Bucs and Jameis in the video below.

18 Responses to ““Knocking On The Door””

  1. Buc50 Says:

    If the Bucs win the division, I think they will most certainly be the most battle tested team in the NFC and I give them the best chance to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.

  2. stpetebucsfan Says:

    A national pundit talks about a Bucs QB as approaching TRULY ELITE status!!!!!

    Has that ever happened in Tampa Bay’s history. I mean literally….EVER?

    We’ve seen a lot of false flags planted…JFRO…Trent…teasers…but this season we get to see what it looks like when you have a franchise QB under center.

    GO BUCS!

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Interestingly, La Canfora also picked the Panthers to win the NFC South in that article (Top-5 underachieving teams who could make playoffs this year). But in the Bucs writeup he adds … “Why they won’t make the playoffs: Just like the Panthers, the Buccaneers face a difficult division. It will be hard for both of those teams to make the playoffs, although not impossible.”

    And therein lies our problem. We happen to be in the toughest division IMO in all of football. I certainly don’t write off the Falcons (last year’s Super Bowl 2nd half was bizarre, but Falcons did work to improve their defense this offseason & they did have the #1 offense in the NFL). Saints probably won’t win the division, but they do have the #2 offense in the NFL and always seem to do well against the Bucs, especially at home (Saints are 7-3 against the Bucs overall in last 5 years, but 4-1 against us in the Superdome in that period). Every game this coming season will be a dogfight.

  4. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Defense – Im confused, he makes a video saying he predicts the Bucs will win the division but you say he writes in the article that the Bucs won’t make the playoffs?

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    TouchDownTampaBay, that particular CBS Sports article was by Will Brinson yesterday BTW, not by La Canfora (my bad). In the article he uses the “Why They Will” AND “Why They Won’t” arguments vis-a-vis making the playoffs. The other ‘underachieving’ teams were Panthers, Cardinals, Chargers & Titans (uses the same approach for each of them). Here’s the link (good read anyways): http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/here-are-five-teams-who-will-make-nfl-playoffs-in-2017-after-missing-out-last-year/.

  6. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Sound like the obvious being stated if you ask me. All these TV heads trying to look like the smartest people in the room now. Give a former #1 draft pick,Heismen trophy winner and national champion some tools to work wit and that can be expected.

  7. carry that mofostick Says:

    i like it

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs division is like murderers row, sorting out the final kingpin on the block.

  9. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    You better believe it!

  10. ruggyup Says:

    Just beware of grandiose expectations which all too often can lead to humiliating disappointments. Meanwhile . . . . . go Bucs!

  11. Kobe Faker Says:

    Toughest division hands down

    Both CAR and ATL will be top 6 teams in the NFC and make the playoffs

    NO gave away Brandin cooks there #1 threat and their defense is too young. I see 6 to 8 wins

    Tampa Bay Bucs 2017 season?…Kobes Predictive analysis later in August

  12. Piratic Says:

    Kobe Faker=Oath Breaker

  13. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    carolina hot garbage and atl biggest challenge will be avoiding the Superbowl loser hangover. Wouldn’t surprise me if are not in contention late next season.

  14. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    As for n.o. sean payton ain’t even concerned with defense.

  15. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Why is carolina hot garbage you ask??? Two words scam newton,dude full of his self. They blessed him wit a MVP now he round here talking bout he just as good if not better than the golden boy. Not hardly,the golden boy can read defenses (really well I might add). Bum shoulder and a weak down field completion percentage and some of you good folk complain about Fameis’s. Those hits adding up, won’t last a whole lot longer if he doesn’t adjust his playing style.

  16. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Frauds I tell you. The south is for the taking. And we in the batter’s box.

  17. JimmyJack Says:

    We matchup good against Atlanta and I look to see two good games vs them. The saints suck IMO and a true contending team should sweep them. Historically Carolins gives us the biggest fits fits and should give us a tough game if they continue their power run game.

    NFC South is shaping up to be a three way dogfight

  18. Bucamania Says:

    Bucs can win the division. Cam has shoulder problems, Kuechly has a head injury, and KB is the size of a lineman. Their window is closing. ATL will still be in shock from last year’s SuperBowl debacle. NO will suck out loud with old man Brees throwing to… no one.