Ask the experts: Tim & Jerry

by Gary Shelton on January 18, 2018 · 0 comments

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Here at GarySheltonsports.com, we have doubled our experts with the addition of former Bucs' personnel director and former Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell. He joins his old friend and co-worker Jerry Angelo, a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo and Ruskell answer your questions regarding the NFL. Send your questions to GarySheltonsports@gmail.com with "ask the expert" in the subject line. The most interesting questions will be selected.

Thursday, 4 a.m.

I would assume that most non-playoff teams are looking at the post-season field and trying to figure out what they don’t have. If you ran the Bucs, there are a lot of things, but what strikes you as the biggest need?

Jerry: Easy! Pass rushers and quality offensive linemen. The same needs they had last year.

Tim: Leadership across the board.  Players and coaches.  I think the Glazers had a real chance to find a better fit at the head coach

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The abusers of America share power

by Gary Shelton on January 17, 2018 · 6 comments

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Friday, 4 a.m.

Marshall Faulk. Donovan McNabb. Heath Evans.

They are powerful men, big and strong and controlling. And each of them have been accused of sexual violence or harassment against women.

So you wish to cheer now?

Or have you finally had enough?

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Tuesday, 3 a.m.

Think of it like a greatest hits album provided, of course, that you remember what an album as.

Think of as the NFL's greatest moments -- one per team.

Think of this team's best vs. that team's best. Forget the ordinary touchdowns that led to ordinary wins. Think of the plays that define each team in the NFL. Think of the hearts that soared, and the hearts that were left broken.

Ready?

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Opposing teams keep passing the Bucs

by Gary Shelton on January 15, 2018 · 2 comments

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Why don't the Bucs made big strides?/CARMEN MANDATO

Why don't the Bucs made big strides?/CARMEN MANDATO

Monday, 3 a.m.

Other teams grow. Other teams improve. Other teams climb.

The Tampa Bay Bucs, alas, do not.

Other teams make the playoffs. Other teams find a coach. Other teams find a quarterback.

The Tampa Bay Bucs, alas, run in place. They watch. They talk about tomorrow.  One step up, two steps back. It seems to never be their turn at the deli window.

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USF dominates the boards in win over UCF

January 15, 2018 Basketball

Monday, 2 a.m. The USF women’s basketball team improved its record to 10 games over .500 Sunday, beating their rival UCF. The Bulls used a huge rebounding margin to win a 62-45 game against the Knights. USF had 48 rebounds, including 17 offensive boards. USF allowed the Knights to succeed on only 34 percent of […]

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Random thoughts: Rolling Tide, Eating Tide

January 14, 2018 Tampa Bay Bucs

When the announcer kept telling “it’s hard to come to South Philadelphia and get a win” Saturday, I wondered if Ronde Barber was listening. And smiling. — Rob Gronkowski had to come out and warn fans not to eat Tide pods, the little detergent capsules designed for washing machines. This was necessary? Other things you […]

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Ask Gary: Could Saban try the NFL once more?

January 13, 2018 general

Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports. Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, […]

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Tampa Bay’s Hedman to miss 3-6 weeks

January 13, 2018 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. If you are an optimist, if you hoped that a band-aid and an aspirin would make Victor Hedman okay overnight, it was bad news. But if you are pessimist, if you feared the worst for Hedman, it was good news. The truth is probably somewhere in between. Hedman will miss between three […]

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Hedman injured as Lightning lose to Calgary

January 12, 2018 general

Friday 2 a.m. For a half of a season, the Tampa Bay Lightning has taken your breath away. Now, the Bolts find themselves holding their own. Victor Hedman, the rock of the Lightning’s defense, limped off the ice in Thursday night’s 5-1 loss to Calgary. Hedman played only 10 minutes; for the season, he’s averaging […]

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Ask the experts: Tim & Jerry

January 11, 2018 general

Here at GarySheltonsports.com, we have doubled our experts with the addition of former Bucs’ personnel director and former Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell. He joins his old friend and co-worker Jerry Angelo, a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo and Ruskell answer your questions regarding […]

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