Gameday Tampa Bay!

November 12th, 2017

jenn sterger

Game 9

Jets (4-5) at Bucs (2-6)

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTSP-TV Channel 10 locally. Outside the Tampa Bay area, DirecTV Channel 706.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WXTB-FM 97.9 in Tampa-St. Petersburg region); SiriusXM Channel 121.

Weather: Per Per, temperature-wise it should be pleasant, 81 at kickoff, but expect rain. Temperatures may top off a tick higher at halftime but otherwise should remain steady.

Odds: Per, Jets -2.

Outlook: It is hard for Joe to get excited about this game. There are no playoff hopes and America’s Quarterback is out with a shoulder injury for the foreseeable future. What, you think Joe gets geeked to watch Ryan Fitzpatrick? So far this season, defensive coordinator Mike Smith has had his defense dial it up at home (don’t get Joe started about the defense on the road). So this ought to be very interesting. If Smith’s defense can harrass Tom Brady and pouty Cam Newton, Joe isn’t afraid of Stewart McClown. By the way, it is the Stewart McClown/ASJackwagon Homecoming Game. Winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has all but promised more carries for Peyton Barber so this will interest Joe a great deal.

Trinkets: The Jets have the 25th-ranked passing offense averaging 203 yards per game. … New York has the 24th-ranked defense allowing 355 yards a game. … Since Week 3, the Jets are holding opposing running backs to an average of 3.46 yards a game, fifth-best in the NFL. … WR Robby Anderson leads the Jets with 31 catches for 483 yards and 4 touchdowns. …  RB Matt Forte is out today so the Bucs catch a break. Since returning from injury on Oct. 15, Forte has 23 catches, second-most in the same time frame for all NFL running backs. … DL Muhammad Wilkerson has been on a tear. In the past two weeks he has 15 tackles, a pick, two sacks, six quarterback hits and three passes defended. … ILB Demario Davis leads the Jets in tackles (95) and sacks (3.5). … The Bucs have the No. 30 passing defense in the NFL coughing up 272 passing yards a game. Even with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick playing a good chunk of two games, the passing offense of the Bucs is No. 3 throwing for 272 yards a game. … OLB Lavonte David leads the NFL in forced fumbles (four). … TE Cam Brate has 1,379 receiving yards with the Bucs, tied for second-most among undrafted Bucs with Calvin Magee. Only Karl “The Truth” Williams has more (1,700). … Only Warren Sapp (77) has more sacks as a Bucs defensive tackle than DT Gerald McCoy (44.5). … No NFL cornerback has defended more passes since 2013 than CB Brent Grimes (72), who is expected to return today from a shoulder injury.

20 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay!”

  1. Brion Says:

    This is a great game to makes some money. Bucs win this game. Defense plays ok at home. Fitzpatrick knows this team. He actually moves the ball btw, there are a lot of weapons even without Evans and you will see what an accurate quarterback can do with them.

  2. Buc4lyfe79 Says:

    Idk why but i second the feeling that Fitz has the Jets # over Mccown having the Bucs #. I sure do hope we’re right. To quote a certain player, “we can’t be this dam bad.” Atleast we all dam sure hope so.

  3. teacherman777 Says:

    Josh McCown is not a clown.

    He is a saint and a hard worker.

    Remember his tears?

    He cared about the Bucs. He cared about his teammates.

    Josh Freeman was a clown and an A-hole.

    Josh McCown had a great deep ball.

    He just suffered behind a terrible O-Line!

    An O-line that Licht and Lovie broke!

    Imagine if we hadn’t had to waste a 2nd rounder on Donovan Smith? If we had kept Donald Penn? We could have used that 2nd rounder on a DE.

  4. Sunny Says:

    She make me want to pull my thingy out

  5. Roy Says:

    Teacherman, is that the second round pick that bothers you the most?

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “Even with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick playing a good chunk of two games, the passing offense of the Bucs is No. 3 throwing for 272 yards a game.” Rather than insinuating that Fitz has dragged the Bucs passing rating down Joe, why not be straight-forward & give Fitz credit for actually RAISING that rating. Based on his passing performance in those 2 games, Fitz would’ve had 2,290 yds through 8 games if he’d played 100% of the games as our QB. That’s MORE than what the Bucs have as a team (Hint: Fitz has a slightly higher completion than ‘America’s Quarterback’ has … and against the same defenses & with the same OLine).

    And I agree completely with teacherman777. Your ‘Josh McClown’ thing is demeaning & uncalled for. Josh proved himself to be a hard-worker, tough as nails (never complained about the horrendous beating that he took because our OLine sucked), and proved himself to be a great teammate & role model for our younger players. Fully recognize that you play favorites (Jameis? Kwon? Any RB NOT named Martin?) but it’s still unbecoming IMO to demean all-around good guys like Josh McCown.

  7. Sweep the leg Says:

    Let’s see how bad it gets today.

    Might as well just tank.

    No need in screwing up our draft position.

  8. Carl Newsome Says:

    Let’s see if Fitz and barber can provide a spark, utilize the tight ends. On the defense, it can’t get no worse!

  9. Jim Says:

    The biggest question is not how Fitz plays, but how the team plays under him. Will they rally around Fitz? That would say a lot…

  10. BoJim Says:

    Y’all know that McCown will blow the secondary away don’tcha? Always happens with journeymen QB’s.

  11. Tackleblockwin Says:

    As badly as we need some good draft picks to fix this Dline, I still don’t want this team to tank the remainder of the season. I don’t want to see the losing mentality creep into next season.

  12. EA Says:

    I feel a small QB controversy building, Fits wins a few games in a row, Dirk sticks with Fits to ride a hot handed QB even though JW may be ready ( perhaps to try to save his job and show that wasn’t all on coaching).
    JW haters and supporters start having at it, How’s that for a story line this second half of the season ? Bucs will entertain us.

  13. BucsSuck Says:

    I’m pumped!!! Can’t wait gif

  14. Buc believer Says:

    That lovely lady on the front page can beat my Buc any day! Thanks for starting my day off with her!

  15. USFBUC Says:

    it would be terrible for the Bucs to start winning games now with Fitz as the QB. It would hurt our draft position and show that the team lost confidence in Winston. Could we even get anything for him at that point?

  16. passthebuc Says:

    The picture of the lady is the best post this week

  17. BuccoDav Says:

    Isn’t that Holly Sonders???

  18. Joe Says:


    Not Holly. Surprised Bucs fans haven’t figure out who that is.

  19. AlteredEgo Says:

    Bucs WIN !!!!!!

  20. EA Says:

    She is the Jets reporter that the great Brett Favre was trying to holla.