Bucs rebound to beat Panthers in 2nd half

November 16, 2020 general

Monday, 4 a.m. They still are not as sharp as you would wish. They won big, but it wasn’t against the Saints. They had a fine time, but it wasn’t in prime time. On the other hand, the Bucs won Sunday. Can we return to sanity for a moment? Oh, for the last week, we […]

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Trask stays hot as Gators spank Arkansas

November 15, 2020 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. The old quarterback looked pretty good, relatively speaking. He still has some arm. He can still move his team. But the new guy? The new guy has the world on his right bicep. Kyle Trask threw for 356 yards and six touchdowns Saturday night, leading the Florida Gators to an easy 63-35 […]

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Bucs hope to bounce back to sweep Panthers

November 14, 2020 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. Sometimes, the wind blows the other direction. Sometimes, the coin lands on the opposite side. Some days you win. Some days you lose. And so it goes in pro football. Just because a team won in September doesn’t mean it will win in November. Just because Leonard Fournette had his best game […]

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Bucs still searching for offensive identity

November 13, 2020 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Winning lasts a matter of seconds. It is over, and you grin, and you go back to work. Losing? Losing lingers. Ask Bucs’ quarterback Tom Brady, who has lost only 64 of 283 games over his career. The defeats can gnaw at you. “I remember pretty much all the losses,’ Brady said […]

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Bucs search for answers after huge defeat

November 12, 2020 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. There for a while, the Tampa Bay Bucs were all about statements. Heck, on some Sundays, they came with exclamation points. Now, all there are are questions. Following a 38-3 flogging at the hands of the New Orleans Saints, the Bucs are a mass of interrogatives. They are a puzzle wrapped in […]

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Some defeats can alter reality for a team

November 11, 2020 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Everyone loses. Everyone feels dejected. Everyone blames everyone else. That’s nothing new. Heck, in Tampa Bay, we have seen the Bucs lose a staggering 427 times (plus nine playoff games). The sight of a lopsided scoreboard is not new to us. Ah, but then there are the losses that shatter your soul, […]

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Rays’ Cash wins Manager of the Year award

November 11, 2020 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. And in the year when he finally won the AL Manager of the Year, the biggest memory of Kevin Cash was one of disappointment. You could almost picture it Tuesday when Cash was presented with the award. The presenter would hand him the plaque, shake his hand and say “why in the […]

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Looking back on the Bucs’ loss to the Saints

November 9, 2020 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. 5 Thoughts Yes, Tom Brady has had a great career. Arguing against it is silly. But if he played in Super Bowl games the way he played Sunday night he’d still be behind Trent Dilfer as far as number of rings. 2. If you keep calling this secondary great, I’m going to […]

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Bucs clobbered as the stars don’t come out

November 9, 2020 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Maybe what the Tampa Bay Bucs need are a few more playmakers. You know, guys you’ve heard of. Guys who have made plays in the NFL for years. Guys who still have a little fuel left in the tank. Oh, wait. Never mind. The New Orleans Saints made the Bucs look like […]

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Florida’s offense overwhelms Georgia

November 8, 2020 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Time was, a great defense trumped a great offense. But college football has changed. More and more, it’s an offensive game. Which helps to explain the 42-28 beating the eighth-ranked Florida put on fifth-ranked Georgia Saturday in Jacksonville. Despite falling behind 14-0 quickly, the Gators steamrolled the Bulldogs, and much of the […]

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