NFL

Bucs’ turnovers doom them in loss to Washington

November 12, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Never have so many gained so much and ended up with so little as the Tampa Bay Bucs did Sunday. Didn’t Churchill say that? At times, they were unstoppable … by their opponent. At times, they were the very definition of offense … between the 20s. At times, they were a juggernaut […]

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It’s time for Fitzpatrick to retake control of the Bucs

October 29, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. There should be no vote. There should be no discussion. There should be no show of hands. Once again, this is Ryan Fitzpatrick’s team. Take it from him, if you can. Start him? Of course you start him next week against Carolina. You start him and you stick with him. If he […]

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Ask Gary: Who is the best bet to lead the QBs?

October 27, 2018 general

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Looking back on Bucs’ victory over Cleveland

October 23, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. How far was that overtime kick by Chandler Catanzaro? Oh, about as from Raymond James Stadium to the Unemployment office. If he misses that kick, on top of another extra point (his third) and the game-winning field goal, the kicking caravan would have started today. With one kick, Catanzaro […]

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Catanzaro finally kicks one, and Bucs finally win

October 22, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. A hundred times, they lost this game. A hundred and one, they managed to win it. They fumbled it away a dozen times, and they missed kicks for another dozen, and they threw interceptions for a dozen more. They blew a big lead, and they let a bottom-dweller like Cleveland hang around, […]

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Ask Gary: Browns are awful, but are Bucs better?

October 20, 2018 general

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Bucs have to make Mayfield look like a rookie

October 19, 2018 general

Friday, 3 a.m. They didn’t stop Drew Brees. They didn’t stop Matt Ryan. They didn’t stop Ben Roethlisberger. For crying out loud, they didn’t even slow down Mitch Trubisky, Five weeks into the NFL season, and frankly, the Bucs’ secondary hasn’t stopped anyone.  They’re last in the NFL in yards allowed per games, last in […]

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Duffner hopes to make a difference for Bucs

October 18, 2018 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. As the mire has spread for the Tampa Bay Bucs, he has been a voice in the room. He was part of the coaching staff that has led to an abysmal defense over the past two seasons. He was part of the planning that failed to stop opponents. He was part of […]

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Looking back on the Bucs’ loss to Atlanta

October 16, 2018 general

5 Observations 1. The first thought I had upon hearing that the Bucs had fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith was simple. “… and who else?” The Bucs won’t get better merely by firing their coordinator, but how in the heck could you justify keeping him? If Smith was a player, he would have been cut […]

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Sizzle turns to fizzle as Bucs lose third game

October 15, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. It was exciting, all right. That much is obvious. It was wild, and it was wacky, and it would have made all of the highlight shows. It had razzle, and it had dazzle, and it had the derring-do born of desperation. But was it really the Bucs’ best chance to win? Really? […]

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