Gameday Tampa Bay

September 12th, 2019

Game 2

Bucs (0-1) at Stinking Panthers (0-1)

Kickoff: 8:20 p.m.

TV: NFL Network, WMOR-TV Channel 32.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network WXTB-FM 97.9 in the Tampa-St. Petersburg region; 97.9 FM ESPN Radio in Tallahassee (Transmisiones de radio en español en WTMP-FM 96.1 y WMGG-AM 1470 en Tampa); SiriusXM Channel 81 (national feed) and Channel 225 (Bucs feed).

Weather: Expect beautiful weather in Charlotte tonight. Expect a temperature of 86 at kickoff, likely dipping to 79 degrees in the fourth quarter, per, under mostly clear skies.

Odds: Per the Mirage in Las Vegas, Stinking Panthers -6.5; O/U 49.

Outlook: It is a Jameis Winston Special. It really is that simple. America’s Quarterback was just horrible Sunday. Joe doesn’t want to hear it was this guy’s fault or that guy’s fault or Jameis is learning a new offense. Was Jags backup quarterback Gardner Minshew not learning a new offense too? Did he throw the ball around as if it was infected with the Ebola virus? Do the Jags have quarterback coaches as well-respected as the Bucs’? Look, Joe has long defended Jameis. He has loads of incredible potential (which we have seen) and tons of upside. He could be a top-shelf quarterback. But the time has come for Jameis to lay his cards on the table. No more potential. The Bucs need results with the upcoming draft top-heavy with quarterbacks. And tonight is the night Bucs fans need to see this. Stinking Panthers quarterback pouty Cam Newton is struggling. Carolina has turned into a one-man-band (Christian McCaffrey). The game is there for Jameis to win it. He just has to stop playing Santa Claus and Joe is guessing the only people in America more tired of this phrase are Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht and Team Glazer. Take care of the ball! There are no more excuses. Jameis doesn’t have a suspension hanging over his head. He has incredible weapons. He has some of the best coaches in recent NFL history. If last week wasn’t a fluke, he also now has a running game (Ronald Jones). And if Jameis plays horribly and the Bucs fall to 0-2, NFL history and Bucs history suggest this team is barreling down the track of yet another top-five draft pick, a prime position to get a good quarterback in the first round. What Joe will be watching closely tonight? That would be No. 3. Jameis must pick up his game. No more complicated than that.

Trinkets: QB Jameis Winston has 14,822 career pass yards and surpassed Vinny Testaverde (14,820) for most passing yards in franchise history. Jameis aims for his third division road game in a row with at least 350 yards passing. … RB Ronald Jones had career-high 93 scrimmage yards (75 rush, 18 receptions) on Sunday. … RB Peyton Barber has had at least 85 yards from scrimmage and a rushing touchdown in 2 of his past 3 road games. … WR Mike Evans has 85 or more receiving yards in 3 of his past 4 games in Charlotte. Evans is the franchise leader in receptions yards (6,131) and touchdown catches (40). … WR Chris Godwin had a touchdown catch last week. He also had 101 receptions yards and a touchdown catch in his last game against the Stinking Panthers. Godwin has 6 touchdown receptions in his past 7 games against NFC South rivals. … TE O.J. Howard had two touchdown catches in his last against Carolina. He is looking for his third straight game against an NFC South team with a touchdown catch. … TE Cam Brate is 1 of 3 tight ends (Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz) with 20 or more touchdown catches (20) since 2016. … LB Lavonte David had 7 tackles and a tackle for a loss Sunday. he has 20 tackles (10 per game), 1.5 sacks and a pass defended in his last two games against the Stinking Panthers. David looks for his fourth straight game against division rivals with at least 10 tackles. … Rookie LB Devin White had 6 tackles in his NFL debut Sunday. … LB Shaq Barrett had a sack in Tampa Bay debut Sunday, his 15th career sack. … CB Vernon Hargreaves had a 15-yard pick-six on Sunday, his first interception returned for a score and the first by a Bucs defensive back in nearly two years (Robert McClain 47-yard pick-six on Sept. 17, 2017). … DT Ndamukong Suh has 56 career sacks, third-most among active defensive tackles. … QB Cam Newton has 10 touchdowns vs. 3 interceptions and 5 rushing touchdowns in 6 career home starts vs. Tampa Bay. Newton also has 29 total touchdowns (20 passes, 9 rush) in 13 career games vs. Tampa Bay, most vs. any opponent. Newton aims for his third in a row vs. Tampa Bay with 2 or more touchdown passes. He has has 58 rushing touchdowns since 2011, tied-most among active players. … RB Christian McCaffrey had 209 scrimmage yards (128 rushing, 81 receptions), 10 catches and 2 rushing touchdowns in Week 1. He is the only player in the Super Bowl era with 120 or more rush yards and 10 or more catches in multiple games. Has 5 career games with 10 or more catches, tied for third-most among running backs since 1950. Has 318 scrimmage yards (159 per game) and 3 touchdowns (2 rush, 1 rec.) in past 2 vs. Tampa Bay. Aims for his third in row against Tampa Bay with 150 or more scrimmage yards and a touchdown. … WR D.J. Moore had 7 catches for 76 yards in Week 1. … TE Greg Olsen had 76 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in last home meeting. Among active tight ends, Olsen ranks second in catches (670) and receiving yards (7,883) and is fourth in receiving touchdowns (57). … DT Gerald McCoy spent nine seasons (2010-18) with Tampa Bay and had 54.5 sacks, third-most in franchise history. … DE Mario Addison has 8 sacks and 3 forced fumbles in 9 career games vs. Tampa Bay. He had a career-high three sacks in last home game against the Bucs. … LB Luke Kuechly had 8 tackles in Week 1. Kuechly has 956 tackles since 2012, most in the NFL. … CB Donte Jackson has a pass defended and an interception in his lone home game against the Bucs. … CB James Bradberry had 2 passes defended, an interception and a sack in Week 1. Bradberry is the first Stinking Panthers defensive back with a sack and an interception in the same game since Captain Munnerlyn on Dec. 15, 2013.

26 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Rod Munch Says:

    Never forget…

    Two Carolina Panthers cheerleaders who witnesses told police were having sex with each other in a bathroom stall at a Tampa, Fla., nightclub were arrested and charged early Sunday following a run-in with patrons and police. According to a police report obtained by the CBS TV affiliate in Tampa and the Charlotte Observer, Angela Ellen Keathley and Renee Thomas were arrested following an incident at Banana Joe’s, in Tampa’s Channelside district, at 2:10 a.m. ET. The cheerleaders were kicked off the football team Monday for violating a signed code of conduct, Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said. The two violated a rule that bans conduct that’s embarrassing to the team or organization.

  2. Joe Says:

    Never forget…

    Joe hasn’t. 🙂

  3. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Bucs win 31-27, Jameis with the game winning drive, let’s go!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  4. Isaac haggins Says:

    Has Joe found a pre game Abe’s in Charlotte ? Any Charlotte tailgating ?

  5. Wesley Says:

    It’s gonna be ugly. Cats win 34-13.

  6. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Unless there is a screen pass involved

  7. Sydney Says:

    Take Carolina and lay the 6.5. Stealing!!

  8. tickrdr Says:

    Jameis and the Bucs better hope for a low-scoring affair.
    They swept Carolina in 2016 that way.
    But Jameis and the Bucs have only won 3 games since 2015 when the opponents scored 24 points or more.
    Jameis typically does not win shootouts.


  9. Pa Privateer Says:

    GO BUCS!!!!

    I see a better game being played out tonight with the defense jelling together better and Rojo running more confident after his performance Sunday. Jameis will bounce back tonight.

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    Let’s get it!!!!!


  11. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Jmark thats funny

    GO BUCS!!!!

  12. January1979 Says:

    Never forget: Jameis always kills it the week following a dud. Since his rookie year he has rarely had two bad games in a row.

  13. Easy Says:

    I want LVD54 spying McGoatfrey all game long. Leave old man Olsen to Devin White

  14. Tye Says:

    34 – 17 Panthers

    All the embarrassment from the last game, pressure of trying to redeem himself with the nation watching and the mass numbers of supporter now abandoning ship will cause JW to experience quicksand tonight… The 1st screw up he will panic and struggle harder to correct it but ultimately will make it worse and the cycle will continue all through the game..

  15. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Maybe McCafferty will be tired from being on the field every offensive snap last game…naw … he’s licking his chops

  16. Son of Kobe Faker Says:


    How many offensive schemes similar to BA are there in the NFL?

    None, we are the only one

    another problem is our overgrown Gary Coleman is a terrible playcaller. This is his 11th game as a playcaller and he sucks

    no playaction with ROJO gashing them, no motion or misdirection. All the receivers have no separation and no windows to throw to

    My Dad and I say

    37-20 Carolina”

    Son of Kobe Faker

  17. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I thought the Faker family was going to disappear with the Rojo bust label?

  18. Mitch Says:

    Anyone watching pregame? NFLnetwork just said that Devin White lost 10lbs last week before the game, and needed a tonsil procedure limiting his ability to communicate with his teammates. Knowing that I think he played great this past Sunday. Hope he crushes #22 and #1 tonight.

  19. Ryan Kraniger Says:

    Here’s to Jameis coming out on the road on Thursday night and balling out ! Come on kid, you need this !! Believe !!

  20. Sydney Says:

    @Son of Kobe Faker

    I promise you wouldn’t call Byron Leftwich that name to his face or any of the other derogatory names you call players here. I’m a 104 pound female and you would not get away with it to my face either.

    It’s fair to criticize performance, but calling people insulting names undercuts your arguments and is very weak and very punk-like.

  21. Chris Says:

    No way we win this one. McCaffery will make this D looks silly.

  22. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Not going to be Miller time tonight….he’s on the inactive list

  23. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    What excuse will the Jay Miss nuthuggers have after tonight’s game? We all know it’s never Jay Miss’s fault. There are no good QB’s in the league who have played less than 5 years, right? Goff stinks, Mahomes blows, Goff is a goof, etc. No one gets it until they get a 2nd contract! Gotta resign Jay Miss and do it now while it’s cheap and before he throws more pic 6s. Right now, he’s on pace for 32 of those this year.

  24. ClodHopper Says:

    If everyone plays the same as last week All Jameis has to do is play well enough for me not to bitch about him for the next week and a half and we’ll win.

    Just manage the game and don’t try to be a hero.

  25. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Looks like it’ll be a hot game… temperature wise

  26. Joe Says:

    Never forget: Jameis always kills it the week following a dud. Since his rookie year he has rarely had two bad games in a row.

    Two picks, no TDs, four sacks vs. Cleveland last year. The next week was the infamous Cincinnati meltdown.