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Bucs Coach Greg Schiano is pretty much beset on all sides. His tenure in Tampa has been a disaster and now it's to the point that a 'Fire Schiano' billboard has been erected by a local radio station.

So in the midst of this unholy mess, how do the players play in tonight's game?

Do they man up, play angry and give us a repeat of last week's chippy penalty fest, or do they half-ass it and lay down because they know their coach is a goner?

What will we see?

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Angry bucs team.  They want to win and would love to be 1-6 at our expense.

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They're not playing for Schiano they are playing for the next coach and their careers.

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They will play hard.

All these people expecting a blowout and that they have quit.....are going to have a meltdown.
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Bucs Coach Greg Schiano is pretty much beset on all sides. His tenure in Tampa has been a disaster and now it's to the point that a 'Fire Schiano' billboard has been erected by a local radio station.

So in the midst of this unholy mess, how do the players play in tonight's game?

Do they man up, play angry and give us a repeat of last week's chippy penalty fest, or do they half-ass it and lay down because they know their coach is a goner?

What will we see?

 

The Bucs are going to win a game this year. They have talent on that team. A lot of it. The NFL is unpredicatble especially national TV games. I was reading some of the TB message boards this week and a lot of them sounded like they wouldn't have been too upset to see Josh Freeman light it up on MNF and the Panthers beat their asses on TNF. A lot of them had the feeling that would have been the final nails in the coffin for Schiano and he would have been fired on Friday. 

 

Personally, I'm still bitter about those Buc games last year and I honestly think Cam could have a game similar to what he did against the Iggles last year on MNF. 

 

Like I said though - the Bucs are going to win a game sooner or later and I don't care if we win by 1 or 100 as long as we get in & get out with a W!!!

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I don't know how they are going to play, I'm just here because Mr. Scott used the word "erect".

 

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Reasons for Bucs to play hard:

@ home

nationally televised game

winless

professional football players

division rival

 

 

Reasons for Bucs to not play hard:

MRSA

Greg Schiano is a Bill Belichek wannabe without the resume to back it up.

They are the Bucs.

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm not ready to assume this team is not able to deliver a solid performance for sixty minutes. If they do that tonight Tampa is toast. Were the losses this year dissapointing? Yes...but improvement is the overall trend and we saw real fire and animation from everyone for the first time Sunday....I believe something clicked.

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The Buc's have talent on their team and are still professional football players. I think they'll play hard for at least two reasons:

 

1) Personal pride. Nobody likes to lose, especially competitors

2) They hate us.

 

In saying this, I would like our team to come out and play chippy. I am curious if Captain' is gonna be covering Vincent Jackson? The size advantage (in this case) may be a problem. Hopefully our front 7 puts enough pressure on Glennon and forces him to make bad decisions. Overall, this game may come down to the last couple drives.

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I'm not ready to assume this team is not able to deliver a solid performance for sixty minutes. If they do that tonight Tampa is toast. Were the losses this year dissapointing? Yes...but improvement is the overall trend and we saw real fire and animation from everyone for the first time Sunday....I believe something clicked.


The Thur night aspect is my real concern.

Games are won during the week....RR didn't have his team prepared in his only Thur game. Short week was a big issue. We were horrible against a team we should of been in it with

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I don't know how they are going to play, I'm just here because Mr. Scott used the word "erect".


:lol:

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Someone (local radio, I think) pointed out that the Panthers have never won a Thursday night game.

My favorite line though came from a CBS guy (forget which one) who said this game should be sponsored by Lysol :lol:

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