2006-10-22

Best Bucs Gameday Post

Sticks preview here, and Fanhouse preview here. Live draft will begin shortly after kickoff.

Live Bloggin:

1st Quarter

-And I tune into the game just as McNabb throws an intercepion to Juran Bolden, which is incredibly surprising. Not that I don't expect McNabb to throw an interception, I just don't expect Bolden to make the pick. With Kelly out Bolden is the weak link in the secondary.

-Ouch. The Bucs have negative -2 passing yards in the first quarter. This might be the first rough outing for the rookie out of Toledo.

2nd Quarter

-The Eagles Fanhouse blogger has a live blog going on here if you are so interested.

- TOUCHDOWN RONDE BARBER!!!!

-I think Ronde was gettin' jealous of all the attention his twin brother was gettin' this week and decided to do something about it. Also I will be moving the live blog into the comments to section to try and conserve space.

Final Score: Bucs 23, Eagles 21

Gruden continues to make the Eagles his bitch, and McNabb has another choke job to add to his resume. You can find my Fanhouse quick recap here.

Random side note: The NFL needs to do a better job of calling the roughing the passer penalty more consistently in situations where the defender falls into the legs of the quarterback. Two identical plays in this afternoon's games where called two different ways.

The first was a penalty against a Skins defender who fell into Peyton Manning's legs after he released the ball. The second was a non-call against a Vikings defender who fell into Matt Hasselbeck's legs a la Carson Palmer.

40 comments:

Ski said...

2 minutes into the 2nd quarter and the Bucs still don't have a sack, although they do have 2 interceptions and 1 fumble. Simeon Rice has been close a couple times and I feel it's only a matter of time before he gets involved in the game

Ski said...

okay, these annoucers are horrendous. they just made the argument that you can only find greasy philly cheese stakes in philly

Ski said...

wyms steps up with a sack of mcnabb, wyms has the speed to chase quarterbacks but his real test will be against the run

Ski said...

despite their lack of offensive production I don't have a problem with Gruden's play-calling. He is dedicated to running Cadillac and he is keeping things simple for Grads.

Ski said...

this may be stating the obvious but Grads is a much better runner than Simms, although Simms is the better deep ball passer.

Ski said...

the Bucs receivers are stepping up big time today. Paris Warren breaks into the stat sheet with his first catch of the season. Clayton looks like he has his mojo back. If Grads could hit Galloway on a depp ball this offense would really be clicking.

Ski said...

funny, i dont remember a giant tv at the top of the stadium.
the bucs must have added that in the last week

Ski said...

well, that's a first for the bucs. they just lined up in the swinging gate with a couple offensive lineman split up on the sideline

Ski said...

another tripping call on the offense. they had two last week. this one was against Trueblood who has struggled in his pass protection

Ski said...

bidwell has been stinking up the joint lately. he has had multiply chances to pin the opposing team deep but instead of aiming for the corner punt he kicks the ball into the end zone. the guy has one job on the team, you think he could aim for the corner

Ski said...

big stop by will allen and ronde barber to save a touchdown. kinda surprised philly didn't kick the fieldgoal

Ski said...

100 degrees outside accroding to the fox themomater. although the announcing crew still hasn't explained why the hell there is philly cream cheese and philly cheese steak lying on the sidelines. is it supposed to be some kind of metaphor for the eagles are affected by the florida heat? or does fox just feel like stickin' it to starving kids in africa?

Ski said...

it's halftime, and looking around the league the biggest surprise has to be the chiefs up 20-6 on the chargers. panthers and falcons are both locked up in tight matches against AFC teams. i predict panthers win, and falcons lose although I'm not exaclty going out on a limb with that prediction

Ski said...

3rd Quarter

Ski said...

two runs behind trueblood on the right side. the rookie out of boston college may struggle against the pass rush but he is a bruiser in the run game

Ski said...

three staright running plays by gruden. not the best play-calling, could have used a short slant or hook on 2nd or 3rd down.

Ski said...

gruden made up for the poor play calling of three straight run plays with some role outs and naked bootlegs by grads to move the bucs into the red zone for a field goal

Bucs 10, Eagles 0

Ski said...

i think ronde just heard the annoucers talking about tiki and decided to get them talking about him again.

Bucs 17, Eagles 0

Ski said...

by the by, not so happy with the roommates right now. just found out one of them ate two slices of leftover meatball pizza i was planning on eating right now. and the other roommate came up to complain cause my yelling woke him up at 3:30. he wasn't out last night he was just up late playing video games.

Ski said...

simeon rice has been quiet this game, still does not have a sack.

Ski said...

mcnabb leads the eagles in rushing with 61 to westbrooks 54, although don't expect the announcers to mention that

Ski said...

there's the bolden we expect, make a poor play on the abll and give up the touchdown

Bucs 17, Eagles 7

Ski said...

4th Quarter

Ski said...

if anybody but favre picked up his receiver and carried him around the sidelines his sanity would be questioned but because it's favre everyone will just point out how much he loves playing the game

Ski said...

nice run by westbrook by the touchdown saving tackle by will allen is easily overlooked

and mcnabb is sucking air. he just called a timeout to take a breather. the choke-artist is starting to come out

Ski said...

westbrook is single-handedly making the bucs his bitch. he has broken a couple tackles for some nice runs.

and mcnabb scrambles and finds reggie brown for a touchdown. bucs offense could use a lond scoring drive right about now.

Bucs 17, Eagles 14

Ski said...

one of the best features of cadillac is how hard he fights for every yard. on the first down pass play caddy keeps his feet pumping even after he;s been wrapped up. 9 times out of 10 nothing caddy doesn't break free, but you never know when the 10th time will be

Ski said...

mcdougle just gave the bucs 30 yards of penalties after sacking grads. and he is promptly sent to timeout on the sidelines.

Ski said...

galloway prob misses simms deep passes right now. another misthrown deep ball by grads.

but grads has no problem throwing the medium range passes hitting ike hilliard for a first down

Ski said...

grads or galloway have to recognize there is a blitz coming and adjust galloway's route to be a little more shallow over the middle

Bucs settle for the field goal

Bucs 20, Eagles 14

Ski said...

i hope kiffin doesn't start calling prevent on defense or else the eagles will eat up the underneath stuff all day

Ski said...

i know mcnabb has been running well but if the bucs cant get a sack here they will likely lose

Ski said...

rice didn't get a sack but a nice twist and pressure by rice forced mcnabb into a poor pass

Ski said...

poor tackling by the bucs just gave the eagles a touchdown and the game

Ski said...

ryan nece you miserable, excuse for a linebacker, you just lost the game for your team.

Ski said...

MATT BRYANT IS THE MUTHERFUCKING MAN!!!!!!!

Bucs 23, Eagles 22

T.K. said...

This team gives me heart attacks sometimes, but it makes you not mind it on days like today... :)

gnorb said...

Wow, Ski. Last time I saw that many Buc Bruce images was before the unform switch. All nice and orange-ish.

Cutthroat Pirates said...

Ski,

Nice live coverage. I was at this hot, hot 108 degree game. 2 things it was not Ryan nece who missed Westbrook for the touchdown it was our future hall of famer Derrick Brooks.

Second there is no big tv on top of the stadium, that is a fox tv thing they have been doing now, I don't know why.

Ski said...

kinda hypnotic ain't it gnorb....

cutthroat, long time no see. yep, i was wrong, it was brooks not nece who missed the tackle. the annoucers misidentified nece as missing the tackle and i didn't catch the error until sportscenter this morning.

and you're saying the bucs didn't install a 50 foot tv above the north endzone in the week since i was at the bengals game?