NFL

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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Ask Gary: Cash is more secure than Maddon

October 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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Can Bucs withstand Atlanta’s passing attack?

October 12, 2018 general

Friday, 1 a.m. I know. Let’s do something for the quarterbacks! Why, just last month, someone made a tackle. Someone else forced a fumble. I know. Let’s pass a few more rules. We’ll legalize holding, and we won’t allow defensive backs to beat up receivers, and we’ll throw a flag if anyone gets within five […]

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Pierre-Paul off a good start with Tampa Bay

October 11, 2018 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Four. It doesn’t sound like a lot. Four. Heck, there were that many Beatles. That many seasons in a year. That many leaves on some clover That many Cartwrights (original issue). Four. Four is a start. Four is a solid month. Four is a full set of Horsemen. And in the case […]

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Ranking the all-time Bucs by their positions

October 10, 2018 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Around here, excellence may run fast. It does not, however, run deep. Frankly speaking, the Tampa Bay Bucs have had only a smattering of stars in its history. For every Brad Johnson there is a Josh Freeman. For every James Wilder, there is a Doug Martin. For every Jimmie Giles, there is […]

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Fresh start: Winston re-enters the lineup against Falcons

October 9, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. The running game is in quicksand. A month into the season, and it’s going nowhere. For the most part, however, that’s staying the same. The secondary is running in circles. Four different teams have taken their turns shredding it. Still, while the playing time might be re-disbursed, that’s staying the same. The […]

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Bombs-away. Bucs can’t figure out a forward pass

October 8, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. A horror show never changes. You watch it through your fingers. Your palms get sweaty. You brace for the next bloody scene. You prepare to scream. And so it goes with the secondary of the Tampa Bay Bucs. For a decade, they have been a nightmare. It doesn’t matter who plays. It […]

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Ask Gary: What are the odds Bucs’ brass survives?

October 6, 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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The Predictions: Could the Bucs lose to a bye week?

October 6, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 3 a.m. This just in. The Bucs are a three-point underdog to “bye” this week. I’m not sure they can cover. Here’s the thing you fear about an open date. By its very description, the receivers are always open. Heck, think of this as the fifth open date that the cornerbacks have had all […]

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Looking back on the Bucs’ loss to the Bears

October 2, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Is this how Davey Crockett fans felt at the Alamo? Is this how the Cumberland groupies felt after Georgia Tech? Just that fast, and you can no longer feel the elation of holding off New Orleans or beating Philadelphia. This feels as bad as it ever has. It was […]

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