Looking back at the Bucs’ loss to the Chiefs

December 1, 2020 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. 5 Thoughts If I were Tom Brady, I’d be angry at Bruce Arians for his flaws. If I were Bruce Arians, I’d be miffed at Tom Brady for his mortality. So is it any wonder that the world thinks the two of them are disgruntled toward each other. Blaming someone else is […]

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Bucs avoid blowout, but still lose to Kansas City

November 30, 2020 general

Monday, 4 a.m. In the bad seasons of the Bucs — the helpless, hapless, hopeless seasons — this might have been enough. The Bucs rallied Sunday. They were playing a great team, and fell behind, and then they came back before narrowly losing. Despite the early images, they managed not to get beat by 100. […]

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Trask takes another step toward Heisman

November 29, 2020 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. As a piece of hardware, it has been scoffed at, dismissed, ignored. The Heisman Trophy is often not about excellence, and it’s list of mediocre wins is long and storied. Nevertheless, Kyle Trask moved a step closer toward being in contention Saturday afternoon. Trask, a backup who didn’t even start in high […]

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Chiefs favored behind Reid, Mahomes

November 28, 2020 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. These days, the world counts the Super Bowl titles. No one cares how many division titles you win, or even how many conference championships. No one cares how many winning seasons you have, or how many times you’ve had double-digit victories. These days, it’s confetti or concession. That’s it. And it the […]

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USF offense has big game in loss to UCF

November 28, 2020 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. There haven’t been a lot of moments, or a lot of performances, for USF to feel good about during their lost 2020 season. They lost eight of nine football games, most of them by lopsided scores. They gave up more than 40 points five times. They lost their last eight games. Still, […]

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Are expectations of Bucs’ Brady too high?

November 27, 2020 general

Friday, 4 a.m. He is the greatest quarterback of all time. Alas, he is not the greatest quarterback of right now. And that seems to be driving people nuts when it comes to Tom Brady, the immortal who seems to be quite mortal these days. He hasn’t played well in a month, really. But overall, […]

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Bucs have to face the NFL’s hottest quarterback

November 26, 2020 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. It is his league now. His ball. His show. Few players have ever taken over football the way that Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs has. He is young, he is talented and he is charismatic. He rides possibilities, salvaging one victory after another, refusing to look at the scoreboard until […]

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Looking back on Bucs’ loss to L.A. Rams

November 25, 2020 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. 5 Thoughts Sure, it’s the play-calling. I blame Bruce Arians for not being able to come up with a better plan for an offense that can’t block, can’t run and can’t catch the ball out of the backfield. 2. Todd Bowles, on the other hand, should be on the hot seat for […]

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Late starts, good teams plague Bucs again

November 24, 2020 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. For all the punchlines, for all the the suggestion that the Bucs are merely a team of stars struggling in the dark, perhaps the difference isn’t between day and night, after all. These days, perhaps the difference is between good and bad. The Tampa Bay Bucs lost, once again, to a team […]

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Bucs try to light a candle in the darkness

November 23, 2020 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Random Thoughts: Do you think the Bucs would play better in prime time games if the coaches put a Nite Light in every player’s locker, just to scare away the monsters under the bed. — I like Dabo Swinney, but he’s off-base in suggesting that the Clemson game against FSU was canceled […]

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