Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Bears Beat Bucs, Simms a Target

Well if a game or two didn’t get by us, we would be the Indianapolis Colts. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t play their best game against the Chicago Bears and Chris Simms took a beating for it. Simms was sacked four times and the Bears forced a turnover that kicked off their lead. Basically our offensive line crumbled and left Simms to scramble and make snap decisions with no time. Chris Simms made very few mistakes and some good plays against the top rated defense in the league. All in all it was a great effort on his part and everyone is saying how he has grown this season. He’s ready for this three game road trip and will lead this season to great things this season, and hopefully next.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Last Minute Chores: Bucs Clean Up.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the Atlanta Falcons Sunday for a close 30-27 win. The game was decided in the last minutes as the Falcons came into scoring range and Derrick Brooks forced Michael Vick to fumble the ball with a minute left in the game. The Buccaneers scored the game winning field goal in the ensuing drive. Players on both sides made amazing plays as these two equally matched opponents battled for the win. Running back Carnell Williams was the brightest star of the game with 116 yards rushing and one touchdown against the Falcons. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now tied with the Carolina Panthers for first place in the NFC South.

Headed for home to battle the Chicago Bears who beat our rival Panthers, can we beat this team with our passing game suffering as it did against the Falcons?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Alstott Runs Up the Score

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Washington Redskins 36-35 with a dramatic final quarter that just went our way. Edell Shephard made the final touchdown with a 30 yard catch. This brought the game to 35-34. Initially the Bucs lined up for the field goal but the Redskins jumped the gun and fouled twice. Doing it over just isn’t John Gruden’s style and he proved it by calling for the team to go for two in the final seconds. He chose the play that had scored twice already: Alstott up the middle!