Monday, November 21, 2005
Bucs fight way to top of the NFC South
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fight their way to top of the NFC South after beating the Atlanta Falcons 30-27 in another nail-bitter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now tied with Carolina. The Bucs (7-3) moved into a tie for first in the NFC South with Carolina, which lost 13-3 at Chicago. The Falcons (6-4) remained one game back in the hotly contested division after their second straight loss at home.
Well if you watched the Buccaneers beat the Falcons, you probable thought it was a great game. I did not. I do not like close games; I hate sitting on the sofa (for away games) or sitting in the stadium for home games, holding my heart thinking it will explode from the football stress.
I must say that I was pleased by Chris Simms performance. He did very little this game, but he played smart. He also had a nice come back drive. Maybe I was wrong about this guy. I hope so! It would be nice to have a good Qb (Simms), a great running back like Cadillac, and a good wide receiver in Clayton for years to come. I know Clayton has not done much this year, but give him time. How about our rookie TE Alex Smith, he had a huge game too.
GO CADILLAC!!!!!! Man was it awesome to see Caddy back on track. That 30 yard run to start the game was nice. Caddy finished with 19 carries for 116 yards and 1 TD. He also had 3 catches for 13 yards. Caddy must stay on track if we are going into the post season.
The game: What a bunch of thugs the Falcons turned out to be. Did anyone see, I am not sure who it was (number wise) but it was on TV clear as day, when Caddy was tackled and on the ground, one of the Falcon players placed his hand inside Caddy’s helmet, of course going for the eyes. This game was heated and very intense. The ref. should have ejected one of the players and it would have stopped all the bull shit on both sides of the ball.
Vick is a sorry Qb, did you see how many times, he over threw his players. He is a great threat when it comes to running, but he can’t pass in the pocket at all. Yes, I know he had 306 yards passing, and 2 td, but if you watched the game, you would understand what I was saying.
Well the Buccaneers are 7-3. Gruden receives 100% for this years Coaching job. He has won two more games then last year. I think his job is safe no matter what happens here on out. If Gruden goes 10-6 like everyone is now saying, then he deserves a contract extension. If your wondering which 3 games we will win, they are Chicago at home, Atlanta at home, Saints at home or away (split). We could sweep the Saints and go 11-5. (That would be nice). Our games that they (sports experts) say we will lose are: New England (Away), Panthers (Away), and Saints (Split). I’ll take a 10-6 season.
How about Matt Bryant, we finally got a kicker. Yes, I was a huge Gramatica fan, but lets face it, he lost it. Bryant is the man.
Now I know we won and all, but there is some things that we need to fix. LIKE OUR DEFENSE. In the last two weeks they have given up way too many points. Who would ever have thought that 35 and 27 points could be scored on the Leagues Best Defense. Well we were the best defense, but not after the last two games. If we want to go far into the post season, our defense must play like the defense we have come to love and fear.