Now that the season has started, I don't give a fug about Steve Smith or Brandon Lafell. Steve had a good game, Brandon didn't. What I care about is the great games KB and GO had.
While I somewhat agree with you, I'll tell you why I care. Someday, I hope outsiders/objective parties will take a similar stance to that of WR that Peyton Manning has played with over his career. Instead of asking questions like "what happened to Brandon Stokley or Dallas Clark (or Eric Decker after this season)," people consider that Manning makes WR that wouldn't do much on other teams into serviceable or attractive targets. Looks like with Ginn and LaFell's new contracts, Cam did the same. Before last season no team wants these guys. Doubt Cam ever gets that credit, but I believe he deserves it. He elevates players. Look at LaFell's highlights from last few years...may start to look a little bit more like it was Cam that was responsible for LaFell's success and shiny new contract.
Plus, apparently the Patriots "work a little harder" than us. So I can't help but feeling sorry for him working so hard for 6 drops and last place in the AFC East and I hope for their sake they didn't work all that much harder than us just to come in to Bank of America and get beat. That would be embarrassing.
welp. anyone concerned about TB fans not living in the past can look no further than this genius trying to trash talk us for losing the battle of Gettysburg. can't say i personally remember the hurt from that loss
I really just want to hear someone defend or hype up the Bucs new uniforms. "So long we have waited to get out of the creamsicles and into something MRSA-free that looks like you woke up drunk and vomited Cheetos on your alarm clock."
I think TB would safely be the first team in NFL history to go from one year of being a disease-ridden garbage fire with 4 wins to the playoffs. So good luck to them accomplishing that feat.
I can't remember how many arguments I had with Bucs fans at BofA before/during/after this () happened about who would have a better career: Newton or Josh Freeman. I have to include his first name, since he's no one now and he managed to go from being a possible 100$ million dollar free agent to waiver trash in like 4 seconds and yet he's STILL the BEST QB in their franchise history. They finally draft a franchise-hopeful who looks like a muppet-giraffe and then replace him with a faceless journeyman just because he can throw jump balls to Alshon Jeffrey and Brandon Marshall? Don't get me wrong. I get that they would be excited for a new coaching era especially after Schiano's MRSA filled reign. Hell he wasn't even good enough to get the normal Wins-Above-Raheem-Morris that you get from pretty much any new coach. Still. I just don't get how anyone can be overly excited about Lovie Smith's style of "I want our defense to be great. So great. But you have to make sure our QB is complete trash that exactly 31 other teams would not take so for every game we win, everyone says "OMG look at the defense that was so good it overcame <insert any starting Lovie Smith QB here>!""
Anyways I hope they're excited for 2014 cause I know the defending NFC South Champs are. I'm glad personally that we've bought into the notion that you can have a stifling top 5 defense AND a franchise QB (who has apparently been playing with a hurt ankle his entire career and all of the sudden people want to care that he's scuffed up). It's football. Everyone's gonna get scuffed. But at the end of the day, that LB that they want to compare sooo much to the defensive player of the year? He's half a foot and 20 pounds smaller than our quarterback. Hmm. That's almost a more embarrassing situation than trading for a star CB and then releasing him to avoid paying a 1.5 million bonus. Or having twice Jacksonville's population with worse attendance than the Jaguars. Jacksonville. JACKSONVILLE. Their baseball team has won 90 games like 4 years in a row or something? And you can't even get out of WORST in THAT league in attendance. What a garbage fanbase.
For all the people talking on TV, ESPN actually predicts them to improve 1 win, to 5-11. I think that's a much more realistic expectation. Built into that expectation is that they'll get swept by Carolina, and beat 27-3 this week. Good luck to them. Keep Pounding.
This is in pretty stark contrast to what they've shown in Atlanta's camp on Hard Knocks. They also showed a speech from Mike Smith where, I'm paraphrasing, but he basically said "One penalty can change the course of a game. But if you're sticking up for a teammate and there are altercations, that's a good penalty." Seems insanely contradictory to me. If you don't watch Hard Knocks, find a way. Then compare and contrast Ron Rivera speeches with Mike Smith. The difference is astounding. I have always thought Ron Rivera would be a good coach. When we were 1-3 last year, I was finding it harder to justify his continued employment with us, but I stuck to the inherent belief that he would learn the lesson and become a great coach, because he just seems to have what it takes...just needed to learn some things along the way. The comparison between these two, in my opinion, is why I don't think Atlanta will ever challenge us again as long as both of them are still with their respective teams. Mike Smith sucks.
The first year we existed was the last year Buffalo won its division.
I'm not the best at math, but i did see a 20 patch on our jerseys, so
If I was in charge of personnel for Buffalo I would certainly heed this guy's advice. Maybe they should start drafting players who care to turn around and make the play that apparently they were perfectly capable of making. I know that's what coaches love...a guy that's able to make a certain play but he won't, because he doesn't care enough to do the job he gets paid for, so he'll let someone that cares more do theirs better. Sports!
Honestly can't think of many scenarios barring injuries where KB isn't a better value this season than Watkins. Here's a fun tool for reference as to why: http://www.washingto...rt-griffin-iii/
If you give up the house for one player, it's very hard for that player to live up to the value you gave up to get him. In this case, if you're a fan of a team that drafted a guy 4th overall and gave up a future first and fourth rounder to get him and a guy picked 24 picks later with nothing else given up outshines him, you're gonna butthurt about it. You're probably even going to take any kind of positives or whatever from a 6 win team and go try to troll a division champion about it because they were one of your 6 wins. So I mean, I see where he's coming from. Here's where I'm coming from. Thanks for the week 2 wake up call last year and good luck in that AFC East. Hope they break the 20 year drought. I get that you think we should temper our expectations because of 1 amazing preseason play against a team that is picked by most to be 28-30ish in the league. Maybe you should temper yours as well considering you're a fan of that team.