This is a pretty good breakdown of some plays and players by one of our ex tight Ends, Anthony Brecht. There are two plays that I had specifically targeted this week in the analysis of the game too. That TD pass by Glennon to AJS was beautiful and one of the few misdirection plays we ran all day. I was scared when he threw the ball because the defense did not bite on the fake or the look off but AJS made a spectacular catch in traffic. The plays by Lavonte David (#54) are just damn good football. He is simply one of the best footballers I have ever watched. Check out the vide and lets give some love to the Buccaneers new youtube channel.
The Buccaneers match up against Minnesota Vikings this week, a seemingly beatable opponent. Overall the Vikings are a very average team this season. Hopefully the bye week rejuvenated the team and the Buccaneers end this week 2-5. Continue reading
It appears when Head Coach Lovie Smith said he would discuss the quarterback situation on Wednesday, what he meant was he would mention that yes, indeed, Tampa Bay does have at least one quarterback but fans would still be in the dark as to who is starting this Sunday against the Vikings until further notice.
More bad news for the Bucs: FB Jorvorskie Lane (#46) and DT Da’Quan Bowers (#91) have both been suspended for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Lane’s suspension was announced last week with the news about Bowers coming out after the bye week was over. Both men will be eligible to return November 3. They will not count against the 53-man roster while on suspension.
Head Coach Lovie Smith expressed his disappointment with both players.
“We need everyone,” Smith said. “There’s a reason why [Bowers] was on our football team but, you know, people make mistakes and there are consequences with the mistakes that you make. We’ll welcome him back at that point but right now for both guys they hurt our football team by not being available this weekend and the next.”
In another head-scratching transaction, the Buccaneers have once again released DE Scott Solomon (#60) and WR/PR/KR Solomon Patton (#86). The release of Patton is peculiar, given that special teams play was the least-problematic unit on the squad. Nonetheless, PR Trindon Holliday was signed in Patton’s place.
The Buccaneers are back at work this Monday following the team’s bye week. Notable events transpiring at One Buc Place this week include QB Josh McCown‘s (#12) presence at practice today and rumors surrounding WR Vincent Jackson‘s (#83) future with the Buccaneers.
This team is clearly lacking something. Two losses where we were outscored by 73 total points show that. While we’re not there yet, the results of the coming weeks’ games may find us calling this season a wash and looking forward to next season. Where will we be, personnel-wise, at that point? What positions will we be looking to fill? Right now, it looks like any and every position with no one immune to the chopping block, including self-proclaimed team leader DT Gerald McCoy (#93). Continue reading
Sunday’s game marks the second matchup against an AFC North team, the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens, coming off of a loss to the hated Indianapolis Colts, will surely not take this game sitting down. With a dangerous wide receiver in Steve Smith (#89) and an aggressive defensive line, this opponent isn’t going to make the Buccaneers job easy. Continue reading
The injury report going into the Saints game does not look as dire as previous weeks for the Buccaneers. As expected, the team will have to do without the following:
Watching the game on Sunday, it seemed pretty obvious that we did not win the game so much as the Steelers lost it. With 13 penalties for 125 yards, a number of dropped deep passes to wide open receivers, and a missed field goal, the Steelers looked like they could not wait to hand us the game. Continue reading