NFL

Looking back on the Bucs loss to Arizona

October 17, 2017 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Adrian Peterson was terrific. So was Larry Fitzgerald. Carson Palmer, too. But I thought the best player on the field Sunday was Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who shut out Mike Evans before leaving with a quad injury. Still, the Arizona media was all over the pass coverage of the […]

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Don’t let the score fool you; Cardinals clobber Bucs

October 15, 2017 general

Monday, 3 a.m. The run defense was bad. You know, 1986 bad. The pass defense was awful. You know, 1986 awful. The tackling was terrible. You know, 2011 terrible. After a whipping like this one, you can reference every bad season, every bad coach, and every bad player the Tampa Bay Bucs have ever had, […]

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Random thoughts: Beware the stealth tweet

October 15, 2017 general

Sunday, 5 a.m. I thought it was amusing that Roger Goodell’s wife Jane had a secret twitter account to defend him. What are the odds she has a second secret twitter account she uses when he doesn’t clean up the bathroom? – I never thought Chris Foerster was much of a line coach. I just […]

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Ask Gary: Will Winston-Jackson be a success?

October 14, 2017 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, make a comment […]

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Bucs’ Winston has finished games strongly

October 13, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. In the first quarter, he walks on wobbly legs. In the second quarter, he is still finding his way. In the third quarter, he can be had. Ah, but in the final quarter, in the grand separator of what is ordinary and what is awesome, Jameis Winston becomes a quarterback. It is […]

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The Predictions: USF should score with ease

October 13, 2017 College Sports in Florida

By now, you know how this works. The USF Bulls will spend the first quarter driving head coach Charlie Strong crazy. Quarterback Quinton Flowers will be wild-high in the second quarter. The running backs will sputter some in the third. And then you’ll glance at the scoreboard, and you’ll wonder where those 48 points came […]

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Ask the experts: Tim & Jerry

October 12, 2017 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 the NFL. […]

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Bucs return to the site of their biggest loss

October 12, 2017 general

Thursday, 3 p.m. Sunday, they return to the scene of the grime. This is where they lost their lunch money. This is where they fumbled their dignity. This is where they threw their fortunes away. It was a year ago, and the Arizona Cardinals were the big bully on the block. It was the most […]

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Does Peterson have one great day left in him?

October 11, 2017 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. He was in the wrong city, and the wrong colors, and the wrong time of his life. Earl Campbell was playing out the string, and by his standards, he wasn’t playing very well. Going back to his previous season, Campbell had played 17 straight games with fewer than 50 yards. For a […]

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Bucs’ latest contestant to the kicking game: Murray

October 10, 2017 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. The theory, I guess, is that Patrick Murray knows where the bones are buried. He knows where the black cats have crossed, and where the ladders have been erected. He knows the area that Mirro Roder cursed from the spot where Bill Capece spread his hoodoo to the place where Peter Rajecki […]

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