It seems the Redskins have been the Buccaneers football doppelganger the last few years. Both are like that ex that used to love to bring you up just to let you down… repeatedly. It was fun for them. This season has not been any different. Both teams brought in guru head coaches to turn things around, have been playing quarterback carousel and are below .500. Because of both teams’ bad records for the last ten years and the way the NFL schedules games, we have matched up against each other 10 times in the last 14 seasons (including this year). At present, the Buccaneers are on top with five wins to the Redskins’ four. Matchup #10 could even it up. Despite the Redskins quarterback issues, they are much improved from the 2013 team. Continue reading
As the Buccaneers season garners disappointment after disappointment, this matchup could not be more dreaded. On the one hand, maybe the Buccaneers have a chance at redemption against the Falcons, who blew out the Buccaneers week 3 on national television. On the other hand, that game was the stuff nightmares are made of. The chance that we will be blown out in a similar fashion is very real. However, the Falcons have lost every game since week 3 and no longer seem as infallible as they once were. Continue reading
The Buccaneers have continued to disappoint this season. With a tough schedule from hereon out, it seems winnable games are getting fewer and farther between. The matchup against Cleveland may be one of the Buccaneers last chances at anything better than a 1-13 season. We can win. Here’s how: Continue reading
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