The state of Florida is the state of chaos

by Gary Shelton on August 5, 2016 · 0 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

Winston was third in among Florida's quarterbacks in passing yards./TRAVIS PNDERGRASS

Winston was third in among Florida's quarterbacks in passing yards./TRAVIS PNDERGRASS

Friday, 6 a.m.

They share a state. And, if you want to know the truth, a certain amount of embarrassment.

They are the Dolphins, who were good when TV was in black and white. They are the Bucs, who were nifty when we were all adjusting rabbit ears. They are the Jaguars, who were decent after expansion, but not much since then.

Hard to believe that in the late 90s and early 2000s, they were all decent.

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Evans seeks a bounce back season for Bucs./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Evans seeks a bounce back season for Bucs./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

They are Cam Cameron and Raheem Morris and Mike Mularky. They are Josh Freeman and Cleo Lemon and Blaine Gabbert. The Jags haven't won a playoff game since 2007 (four coaches ago). The Bucs haven't won one since 2002 (five coaches ago). The Dolphins haven't won one since 2000 (nine coaches ago).

1. In the last seven seasons, the three NFL teams in Florida have had one winning season (the Bucs in 2010). The Dolphins have 49 wins, the Bucs 36 and the Jags 34. Which of the three teams wins the most games this season?

2, Despite that, all three quarterbacks – Blake Bortles, Ryan Tannehill and Jamies Winston – passed for more than 4,000 yards. Which passer has the most yardage this year? And the most touchdowns?

3. Who catches the most passes: Bucs' third-down receiver Adam Humphries or tight end Cameron Brate?

4. Who has the most sacks this year? Bucs' defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, Jags' defensive tackle Malik Jackson or Dolphins' defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh?

5, Who gains the most yardage: Doug Martin or Mike Evans?

6. The Dolphins gave up 389 points last year. The Bucs gave up 417. The Jaguars gave up 448. Which team will give up the most points this year?

7. Which team's placekicker will score the more points this year?

8. Last season, the Bucs committed 143 penalties. Miami had 134. Jacksonville had 105. Which team has the most this season?

9. Blake Bortles threw 35 touchdowns. Tannehill threw 24. Winston threw 22. Who throws the most this season?

10. Last year, Lavonte David had 147 tackles. Miami's Rashad Jones had 135. Jacksonville's Paul Posluszny had 133. Which players leads the state in tackles this year?

Bucs' defensive back Javien Elliott breaks up pass to Dan Vitale./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Bucs' defensive back Javien Elliott breaks up pass to Dan Vitale./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

 

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