Gameday Tampa Bay

October 15th, 2017


Game 5

Bucs (2-2) at Cardinals (2-3)

Kickoff: 4:05 p.m.

TV: Locally, WTVT-TV Channel 13; DirecTV Channel 712.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WXTB-FM 97.9 in Tampa-St. Petersburg region); SiriusXM Channel 134.

Weather: Today’s game will be played in a dome. Fans wanting to tailgate will do so under a warm Arizona sun. Per, by 10 a.m. Phoenix time, temperatures will be in the low 80s. By the time the game is over, temperatures will have climbed to 95. Not a cloud in the sky expected.

Odds: Per, Bucs -1.5.

Outlook: This game should give Bucs fans an idea of where this team stands in the NFL. A win, and the Bucs are a decent if not a good team that could be better, depending on the score. A loss, and this team has serious work to do in order to make a playoff run. Simply put, the Cardinals are not in a good way and the team is in full-blown panic mode having to trade for Adrian Peterson. Folks, this is not the 2007 version of Adrian Peterson. This guy is done. If he had anything left in the tank, no way an offensive-minded coach like Sean Payton would ever let the guy go for a throwaway sixth-round pick. The Cardinals defense is struggling and their offensive line stinks. If the Bucs can harass Tom Brady, they should be able to do the same for Carson Palmer. The Cardinals are a team with the arrow pointing down. Are they dangerous? Sure. But they are not a good team. Squads that consider themselves a legit player in a playoff hunt like the Bucs do win these games. If the Bucs lose this game, winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter and his staff need to do major assessment on how they are going about things.

Trinkets: Only three times in the past 37 games have the Cardinals allowed a running back to gain 100 yards; none in the past 18 games. … Arizona has had 11 players miss a combined 34 games this season, including seven offensive players missing a total of 22 games. … The Cardinals have allowed 19 sacks. … The Bucs are No. 3 overall in passing yards at 288 yards per game. …Tampa Bay is dead-last in sacks (four). … The Bucs have not had a turnover in its past two games. If the Bucs do not commit a turnover today, it will set a franchise record for consecutive games without a turnover. … Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has 1,573 yards passing through five games, an Arizona franchise record. … WR Larry Fitzgerald has at least one touchdown in each of his last three games against the Bucs. … Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson has three picks in two games against the Bucs. … LB Chandler Jones has five sacks this season, second only to Kansas City’s Justin Houston (5.5) among NFL linebackers. … TE Cam Brate has 11 touchdowns since the start of the 2016 season. Not only is that the most for all active tight ends, but it’s the seventh-most touchdowns for any NFL receiver. … Only Green Bay’s Jordy Nelson (20) has more touchdowns since the start of the 2016 season than WR Mike Evans (14) who is tied with Green Bay’s Davante Adams. … With one touchdown today, RB Doug Martin will move into third place in Bucs history in rushing touchdowns. He currently has 24. … LB Lavonte David has 10 interceptions. His next will vault him into No. 2 in franchise history for interceptions by a linebacker. … If S Justin Evans has a pick today, he will be the first Bucs rookie with consecutive games with an interception since Leonard Johnson in 2012.

18 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    Woooo Hoooo!

  2. Mikr Says:

    Dougie get 100 plus

  3. unbelievable Says:

    Nice trinkets there Joe. The gal ain’t bad either 🔥🔥

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    Linebacker Noah Spence would probably have 5 sacks by now.
    If he was a linebacker.

    LB Chandler Jones- 6’5″, 265#
    DE Noah Spence- 6’2″, 250#

    Meybe its just me, but a coach plays to his players strenghts. Not to the teams desperation.

    This teams talent SCREAMS 3-4
    Playing Noah at DE is a desperate- thats gonna keep getting him hurt. Offensive tackles are 6’5″, 315.
    I realise the Bucs are trying to pressure the QB, but Noah trying to play run defense, against a guy 3 inches talker, and 65 pounds heavier- is gonna keep getting him hurt.

    Just my thoughts. Just hate to see a talented young man wasted by misuse.

  5. Clodhopper Says:

    I’m watching NFL Pick’em on NFL Network. They get to the Bucs game and the lady says the Bucs defense is getting healthy in pivotal areas. How the hell does someone in the national media know that much detail about us? Impressive. And it was a woman to boot. And i did NOT think it was funny!!

  6. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    I miss cup of joe 🙁

  7. Saskbucs Says:

    If the Bucs lose this game, it’s not the end of the season but I will begin having serious doubts about our coaching staff and their weekly gameplan. Az has some high end talent but not it doesn’t run as deep as the Bucs on either side of the ball.

  8. BoJim Says:

    Linebacker Noah Spence would probably have 5 sacks by now.
    If he was a linebacker.

    His shoulder won’t let him do all the moves he was working on. Linebacker is where he belongs now. We need our own Von Miller and Spence can do it..

  9. dooshlarue Says:

    I gotta agree with you on that Capt. Tim.
    This week in week out BS of a “pass rush “got old about 10 years ago.
    Time to shake it up.

    Go Bucs!

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    Thanks all.

    How many games do we have to watch opposing QBs having all day in the pocket.
    To paraphrase
    “if it IS broke, Fix it”

    Defense ranked 30th. Not like we’d be risking anything.

  11. Please Says:

    Has anyone tried to watch a Sunday Bucs game on Apple TV on the Fox app? I’ll be at a friend’s who doesn’t have cable, so I’m hoping I can log into the app through my Frontier ID and stream it live. Anyone know?

  12. SB Says:

    If you have the Fox app you can watch it on any computer. Don’t know about Apple tv

  13. Mike in LOL Says:

    Hey Please worst case scenario if you can’t get it on tv you still got Jene Deckerhoff on 98 rock calling the game. They have a new app called next radio app, it allows you to listen to real live local broadcasts on your smart phone, like the 98 rock broadcast of the game. Haven’t tested it yet but I will today for the pregame show on the radio, hope it works

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    Waiting to see what TJ and Justin Evans are gonna look like. I don’t think that J.Evans was just a one time thing last week. I think he’s gonna continue to rise and if those two can stay healthy it’s gonna be a good looking Safety corp. I really have no clue how Chris Conte has been on this team for so long, so I’d really like to see TJ and Evans start today or have them starting together a little bit down the road.

  15. ClodHopper Says:

    Stewart McCoun tho. WTF!!

  16. LakeLand Says:

    The Jets has 9 new coaches…..things happen when you fire most of the coaching staff. And most of the time, it’s for the best.

  17. mark2001 Says:

    Got to have this one… Period. Our division is “hell on wheels” as they used to say.

  18. Rob Says:

    How bout some mock drafts? Garbage.