Scattered passing, scattered kicking beat Bucs

by Gary Shelton on October 4, 2015 · 7 comments

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Vincent Jackson caught  19 passes for 147 yards,/ANDREW J. KRAMER

Vincent Jackson caught 10 passes for 147 yards,/ANDREW J. KRAMER

Sunday, 9:40 a.m.

The frustration fell like drops from the sky, relentless and unending. It always seems to rain on the unloved.

The torrents came, each drop representing a bad moment in a defeat. We all have seen a storm of failure when it comes to the Bucs, and it does not seem that the clouds will part soon. In the hearts of Bucs fans, it is always monsoon season.

And so it is that today, there are endless ways to be disappointed with the Bucs' latest misery.

There were the four interceptions thrown by quarterback Jameis Winston, and there for a while, it seemed as if he was after one for the thumb. Winston threw for 287 yards, not counting the yardage

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Barry McDowell October 5, 2015 at 5:02 pm

I’m worried that Winston’s inaccuracy is not something that can be developed since he was quite inaccurate in college. I’d like to know of any successful passers who learned how to be accurate.

Also, we could be looking at the first kicker to ever be taken as the first pick of the draft. Robert Aguayo and the Bucs might be on the clock.


Gary Shelton October 5, 2015 at 9:22 pm

My Tuesday column is about that. Manning and Elway are two of the biggest. Aikman. It does strike me that the really big armed guys, the guys who believe they can throw into any window, always struggle more than guys like Montana and Manning.


Howard Powders October 5, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Let’s see how passionately committed to winning the Bucs are:
The Steelers canned their mediocre field goal kicker after his last awful game. See if the Bucs do the same for their guy. What an awful kicker!


Bill Myers October 5, 2015 at 10:29 am

Earlier this season you talked about a vision of hope for us fans Gary. That vision has faded to smoke as far as I am concerned. I watched a team last night that we just beat in their house rally to snatch a win from the jaws of defeat. The Saints are tied with the Bucs now for last place in the NFC South. From what I saw last night if I were a Saints fan I would feel that hope again. The Bucs are not delivering wins or even a glimmer of hope for wins to us fans. Something has to change. Is it time we started to hear from the Glazers? We can only hope.


Rick October 5, 2015 at 8:22 am

Bucs even botched the Mike Alstott giveaway…..memento coin had Alstott packaging and Doug Williams coin. The entire organization top to bottom has regressed to a point that it is sad to even witness anymore.


Cecil DeBald October 5, 2015 at 8:01 am

I just don’t know where we go from here. New coach? New broom, new scheme, new players, new losing streak? Old coach, old broom, old scheme, old players, old losing streak? There is something that makes teams good and keeps them good, but whatever it is, we’ve never found it, the secret, the formula. So be bold, be aggressive, be over-the-top, Bucs – bring in a new kicker and tell yourself it will make a difference. I’m tired.


Lawrence Pasman October 4, 2015 at 10:34 pm

An exceptional summarization that every Buc fan can simultaneously admire and wince at


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