NFL

Thoughts about the upcoming NFL season

September 4, 2018 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. Thoughts as the NFL season prepares to begin: If Jon Gruden was going to trade away his best player, Mike Evans and you are both probably happy he didn’t come back to the Bucs. — Drew Brees is the bomb and a side of fries. We all know that. But has anyone […]

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Bucs don’t rank high in position comparisons

September 3, 2018 general

Monday, 3 a.m. Remember this. Write it down. Take a picture of the power ratings. That way, if the Bucs do indeed have a turnaround season, you can remember the meager expectations they brought into the season with them. Last place, okay? Chaos, right? Dysfunction, agreed? Mass firings and a franchise reset, yes? Riots and […]

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Can this Bucs’ roster make you care?

September 2, 2018 general

Sunday, 1:50 a.m. Here’s the question you have. Now that you know the 53-man roster of the Tampa Bay Bucs, are they any good? Can these 53 beat the Saints? Can they make the playoffs? Can they save Dirk Koetter’s job. We’ll see. Oh, the 53-man roster that the Bucs kept won’t last, of course. […]

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Ask Gary: Does Griffin have a chance to play?

September 1, 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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Looking back at the preseason loss to Jacksonville

September 1, 2018 general

5 Observations 1. My eyes hurt. Someone owes me three hours. I’d rather watch fruit rot. I’d rather  dig up Jeffrey Dahmer’s back yard. I’d rather see my doctor snap on his rubber glove. Yeah, I hate preseason, and I particularly hate Game Four of preseason. If there is an argument that the NFL needs […]

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Preseason over, but Bucs still Jonesing for a back

August 31, 2018 general

Friday,  4 a.m. In their mind’s eye, some players are going to the top. Others? They’re going home. And Ronald Jones? He seems to be going nowhere at all. Jones, the latest second-round draft pick that has caused worry lines among the fans, stumbled through another preseason game Saturday night. He didn’t hit a crease. […]

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What will you watch in Bucs’ preseason finale?

August 30, 2018 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. You want to know if the pass rush is progressing. You want to see heat coming from the corner. You want to see quickness from the inside. You want to see relentlessness all around. But you won’t see that tonight. You want to see the quarterbacks continue to be efficient. You want […]

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Is it time to argue about the week 4 quarterback?

August 29, 2018 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. One of the hottest players in the NFL is about to go to the cooler. And what, do you think, will Jameis Winston look like on the other side? Like him or not, like the allegations against him or not, but there is no denying how good Winston has been in this […]

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Who will make the Bucs’ final 53-man roster?

August 28, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. It sounds as if there will be plenty of room, doesn’t it? Fifty-three players? What’s hard about that? Why, from 1991-2007, NFL teams had only 45 players.. Heck, back in 1925, they had only 16. So, at first mention, 53 sounds like plenty. But seven of them can’t play on game day. […]

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Looking back on the Bucs’ preseason loss to Detroit

August 26, 2018 general

5 Observations 1. If he were not suspended, and if he hadn’t put his character up for discussion, the world would be raving about what Jameis Winston has done this preseason. He’s hit 30 of 41 passes for 398 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Instead, Winston came to the podium Saturday night, and there were […]

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