Tuesday, December 19, 2006

RATTAY IS THE BUCS NEW QB

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a new quarterback this next Sunday in their game against the Cleveland Browns. Because of Tim Rattay, the Bucs are not the lowest scoring NFL team this season. Rattay played a great game this last week against the Chicago Bears. The Bucs came close to winning the game, when in the fourth quarter Rattay threw three touchdowns and took the Bucs into overtime. Gradkowski has been a disappointment to say the least. I look forward to seeing good things from Rattay.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

DO THE BUCS NEED A NEW COACH?

So...will Jon Gruden lose his job after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers humiliating season this year? Jon doesn't seem to be concerned. The Bucs were officially eliminated from playoffs after their 17-6 loss against the Atlanta Falcons this last Sunday. They also have lost six of their last seven games and haven't scored a touchdown in the past 11 quarters. Well, Jon may not be concerned, but I definitely think getting the Bucs a new coach should be considered as an option. I mean, he may have taken the Bucs to the Superbowl, but he inherited a team that already had what it takes to win. Just my opinion...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

CLARIFICATION ON UNWRITTEN RULE

Okay, so the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost another game this last weekend. At least Matt Bryant kicked a field goal on the final play so the Bucs would have to endure another shutout this year. Speaking of shutouts, why is there an unwritten rule to not score at least some points in the final plays of a game? I personally would want to score some sort of points? Isn't that natural?

Thursday, November 30, 2006

C'MON TAMPA BAY. YOU CAN DO IT!

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had another embarrassing loss on Thanksgiving. The 38-10 whooping they received from the Dallas Cowboys has left them with a 3-10 record. If they lose their games against Chicago, Atlanta, and Seattle, they could end up with their worst season since 1991. I really hope they pull off a miracle in the coming weeks. Otherwise, you're gonna have a lot of season ticket holders considering selling their tickets for good.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Tampa Bay Bucs Skin Washington!

How about that second half! And that final quarter. Way to go, Gradkowski! You, too, Cadillac! The losing streak ends and Tampa Bay will have some mo going into Thursday’s game in Dallas. (Which they’ll need, considering that the Cowboys are riding pretty high after busting the Indianapolis Colts’ winning streak.) Wouldn’t an upset there give us something great to be thankful for on Thanksgiving?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Bucs Get to Put Redskins' QB to the Test

The Washington Redskins have decided to put their team in the hands of a new quarterback, and Jason Campbell will make his first NFL start here. Campbell is no stranger to this corner of the world, having set the record for wins (31) and appearing in four college bowl games while at Auburn. I hope we make him feel welcome and also give him a serious lesson about the difference between the NCAA and the NFL. (Alas, that's a lesson our rookie QB Bruce Gradkowski has been absorbing all too well.)

Monday, November 06, 2006

If Miami Can Hunt Down the Bears...

There's another NFL team in Florida that has caught up with Tampa Bay to arrive at this point in the 2006 season at 2 wins, 6 losses. That would be the AFC's Miami Dolphins, who had to upset -- on the road -- the formerly undefeated Chicago Bears.

We didn't manage a win against the buoyant New Orleans Saints yesterday, but I think we could copy Miami and slay the Carolina Panthers in their Bank of America Stadium den. That would make for exciting Monday Night Football, don't you think?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Bryant Boots Buccaneers to Victory

Thank you, Matt Bryant, for taking the wind out from under the Philadelphia Eagles’ wings! That last second field goal save the day, when the Eagles had gained the lead for the first time in the game with only 33 seconds on the clock. Sweet!


By the way, the length of that field goal? 62 yards, one yard shy of the NFL record shard by Jason Elam and Tom Dempsey!

Guess what I’m kicking. Myself, for not getting tickets!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

SIMMS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL

Chris Simms should make a full recovery in 6 weeks after a surgery to have his spleen removed. I'm hopeful that Bruce Gradkowski will be able to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory in the coming weeks. I just bought a ticket two weeks ago to the Saints game thinking I'd get to see the Super Bowl Champ throw some perfect passes. I guess Bruce will just have to do.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Tampa Bay Bucs Resting and Recuperating

This summer has involved some unscheduled hospital time for me, so I feel very empathetic with our QB Chris Simms--you'll feel so much better just being home, Chris! Easy does it, and eventually things do get back to normal.

Meanwhile, all the Tampa Bay Bucaneers are probably grateful for a bye this week. Three and Oh! is not the way anybody wants to start the season, and that 26-24 heartbreaker with the Carolina Panthers was bad new all around. At least our old pal Keyshawn Johnson claims his two touchdowns were for the Panthers and not against Jon Gruden and the Bucs.

I say let's pull up our socks and get ready to go beat the New Orleans Saints!

Friday, June 30, 2006

Bucs will be back with momentum

All but one of Coach Jon Gruden's starters are coming back, including the NFL's Rookie of the Year, Cadillac Williams. Chris Simms should be ready to shine as starting quarterback; I think he'll still have momentum from the performance that got us into the Playoffs last year, as will Joey Galloway. I'm looking to seeing Michael Clayton healthy and past his sophomore slump. Not to mention Alex Smith and Notre Dame's Maurice Stovall.

I want tickets to see the ball in the air and Tampa Bay back in the Playoffs!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Not quite time for crystal balling.

I am really excited for the Miami Heat. They have been playing really well in the NBA Playoffs and it appears that they have the competitive edge to win this series against the New Jersey Nets. Is it possible that we could go all the way to the NBA Finals? I’ll check back when we are in the Eastern Conference Finals. Then it will be time for predictions.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Simms has a smile on his face now.

I am really excited that we have decided to give Chris Simms the head quarter back job. He is going to be a great player and we really need the youth and vitality he can bring to the game. Simms has spent a long time in the shadow of great men and now gets his chance to shine. The months can not go fast enough until we see him take the field for the first time as the number one playmaker.

Monday, March 27, 2006

You are cordially invited – because I can’t leave home!

It has been announced recently that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going o play on Thanksgiving this year. It will be the first time in franchise history and spells fun for Bucs fans. I think I will go ahead and invite the relatives here for turkey day because I’ve got a nice flat screen monitor in the kitchen and the big screen in the living room. I will surround my holiday guests with the sights and sounds of gridiron football.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Draft Approaching. Buccaneers Preparing.

With the NFL draft coming up, I hope that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are focusing on getting some help up front on our offensive line. Some have said that this year’s crop of hopefuls is disappointing at best, but they say that every year. I don’t see their point when I look at NFL 2006 draft prospects like Matt Leinart and Vince Young. What they are forgetting is that you don’t have to be a superstar to get into the NFL and these young players will have plenty of time to become professional athletes.

Friday, February 10, 2006

When the Cheering Stops

Even some Tamp Bay Buccaneers fans are guilty of having cheered on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl. Many of us have seen the mysterious towels and the black and gold motifs creeping into the landscape. I am glad all the hype is over so we can go back to talking about the Buccaneers upcoming season.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Ben Won the Day

This Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan was cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers to win their game against the Denver Broncos after seeing how aggressive they were from out of the gate. I want Ben Roethlisberger to be the one representing the NFC in the Super Bowl. He will be leading the Steelers against the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field in about two weeks.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Denver against the Pittsburgh Steelers

I can’t believe the Steelers beat the Colts. I was cheering for them and felt certain they were going all the way to the Super Bowl. Now I am hoping that the Broncos will advance. They have a good chance since they have home field advantage for the AFC Championship game.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Bucs End Season with Pride Intact

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their wild card playoff game against the Washington Redskins. Chris Simms was brilliant despite losing and he almost led us to a complete comeback before Marcus Washington intercepted the last Bucs pass of the season. The Bucs defense was amazing and held the Redskins to 120 yards of total offense. They fought back and were a big part of our comeback from a 17-3 deficit. Jon Gruden looked disappointed after the game but had his chin up. Chris Simms seemed proud of his team’s effort. This team achieved greatness this season next season will be even better.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Bucs go from Worst to first

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their game against the New Orleans Saints and will be advancing into the playoffs. The NFC South crown is theirs and they owe it in part to Joey Galloway. He caught two touchdown passes and led the Buccaneers to the division title and home field advantage for a playoff game. The Bucs are 6-2 at home in Raymond James Stadium and will be hosting the Redskins on Saturday. Not many people thought we would be in this position at the start of the season. I can honestly say that this Buccaneers team deserves our accolades and congratulations for a job well done.