Gameday Tampa Bay

September 18th, 2022

Game 2

Bucs (1-0) at Slimy Saints (1-0)

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13, NFL Sunday Ticket Channel 710.

Streaming: Fans may stream the broadcast from, FOX or on a mobile device using the Buccaneers official app, FOX Sports app or NFL+. Geographic restrictions apply.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network WXTB-FM 97.9 in the Tampa-St. Petersburg region (Transmisiones de radio en español en WTMP-FM 96.1 y WMGG-AM 1470 en Tampa). Additional stations throughout Florida on the Buccaneers Radio Network can be found here. The game will also be broadcast on SiriusXM Channel 380 (Buccaneers Radio Network broadcast).

Weather: The Superdome is — shockingly — a dome. So no weather factor here. But those who decide to partake in the nearby Bourbon Street scene pregame and all its wonders, expect temperatures to be in the upper 80s under sunny skies, per  After the game, it should be just a hair hotter at 88. For the hardcores, the temperature at sundown should be in the low 80s. If you are tailgating on Bourbon Street, Joe is deeply jealous, so have fun! Joe has yet to find a better tailgate scene, anywhere.

Odds: Per BetMGM, as of Saturday evening, Bucs -2.5; over/under 50.5.

Injuries: Bucs — Out: WR Chris Godwin (hamstring). Doubtful: LT Donovan Smith (elbow), CB Zyon McCollum (hamstring). Questionable: WR Mike Evans (calf), RB Playoff Lenny (hamstring), WR Russell Gage (hamstring), WR Julio Jones (knee), WR Breshad Perriman (knee) and RT Tristan Wirfs (abdomen). Slimy Saints — Out: CB Paulson Adebo (ankle). Questionable: RB Mark Ingram (ankle), RB Alvin Kamara (Ribs), WR Tre’Quan Smith (shoulder), CB Alontae Taylor (hip), Jayron Kearse, RB Dwayne Washington (hamstring), QB Jameis Winston (back).

Outlook: If you are like Joe, you are so sick of having the inbred slimy Saints owning the Bucs and are just about to puke. If the Bucs are going to win this game, it’s probably going to have to be old school. And that is ground and pound and let the defense take it from there. You know, the old Warren Sapp saying, “Just give me 17 points.” That’s what last week was and that is what this week may be. The slimy Saints have owned the Bucs on defense for whatever reason. They have Tom Brady’s number. And remember last year when Gronk was hurt and the offense sort of sputtered? Didn’t that look like the Bucs last week at Dallas? Joe is not a big believer in coincidences. As well as left guard Luke Goedeke run blocked, he sort of struggled in pass blocking, which is really nothing shocking since that was his hangup in training camp and preseason. And with Josh Wells likely starting for Donovan Smith at left tackle, run blocking and sticking to the ground might be a smart way not to get Brady hurt.

Fun fact: Per, since 2007, teams that have started 2-0 have a 55 percent chance of making the playoffs. Per Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio, since 1990, teams that starting 0-2 have an 11 percent chance of making the playoffs. In the past four seasons, the slimy Saints have started each season 1-1 after two games.

16 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. CrackWise Says:

    Its only a game if the Saints show up.

    Got a feeling it’s gonna be like the “Execution of the Romanov family”.

  2. CrackWise Says:

    For the RECPORD @Joe

    We need MORE RONDE BARBER!!!

    I want a segment of him talking about AW like Mr. Brooks does from time to time about LVD and DW!!!

  3. CrackWise Says:

    Moral of the story to those “FANS” that don’t actually want to watch the BEST BUC of ALL TIME break down film.

    SAINTS have ZERO chance of winning!!! <– I made that up

    BUT for real, RONDE!!! you the man, BRO I so want to hear your takes 24/7

  4. Joe Says:

    We need MORE RONDE BARBER!!!

    If there is an advertiser who would like to bankroll such a project, Joe has open arms.

    Like Joe, Ronde Barber isn’t running a charity.

  5. Howard Cosell Says:

    …inbred slimy Saints

    ^Best two adjectives ever

  6. Goatfarmer Says:

    Note to Tom – improve your happiness. Improve your focus.

    Release the bit from your mouth and run free from the Geez.

    Dump the dud. She’ll be happy to give you the kids full time when you retire so she can go and do whatever it is she thinks she’s gonna be great at.

  7. CrackWise Says:

    Going SUPER old school here

    Pay attention……….. Its a CrackWise REPEAT!!!!!!

    So here is something everyone is missing.

    “The Saints have dominated our OL of the past. They have never faced these guys. Perhaps thats what we needed to get us over the HUMP???

    Throw in #41 and #88 and SUDDENLY. The Saints have never seen an OL as DOMINATE as the one they will see in 25 hours from now.

    AND FOR THE RECORD…. Every time we run out one of our BACK UP linemen, that have BEEN IN THE SYSTEM, they play EXCEPTIONALLY WELLS… <— See what I did there???"

  8. CrackWise Says:

    Correction, in 12 HOURS FROM NOW………………………………..

  9. CrackWise Says:

    AMEN Brother @Goatfarmer and she will be great at something after football. Because after all, it all about appearances and stuff.

  10. Crickett Baker Says:

    If Giselle says “Retire or I am leaving” then she doesn’t love him anymore. She doesn’t even know how he will be when retired. She must think she can find a better man. But she is still doing modeling and is very successful at it.

  11. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    The tailgate crew and I will be in FULL FORCE at the Big Storm Watch Party in Clearwater If you are there and see a guy in a Bucs Hawaiin shirt, be sure to come by the table and say hi!

  12. Goatfarmer Says:

    You fans at Big Storm, drink a whale liver’s worth of beer for me.

  13. SoFloBuc Says:

    Joe, what happened to the TV map you have been posting for years? It is really helpful for us out of town Bucs fans to plan our Sundays?

  14. SoFloBuc Says:

    Joe, what happened to the very helpful National TV map you posted pre game for years?

  15. jehzsa Says:

    It’s been reported that JW has four(4) fractures in his spine.

    In other words, his spine is fractured. Go Bucs!

  16. Joe Says:

    Joe, what happened to the TV map you have been posting for years?

    Forgot all about it. Good call. Will have it going forward each week Bucs are not on national TV. (Joe remembered last week then realized it was a nationally televised game.)