Gruden giddy over Sunday selection
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#2 Jan 1, 2008
Once the Bucs won the NFC South, it seemed like they just didn't care about winning anymore. They have a sorry attitude that starts from the top down. I've been a Bucs fan since day one, and I hate to say it, but the way the Bucs bumbled and stumbled into the playoffs, I fully expect them to be one and done after the Giants destroy them on Sunday. But that's ok with Gruden. Once again he's done just enough to save his sorry job. Its funny how Tony Dungy got fired because he couldn't get the Bucs to the Super Bowl, but the Glazers seem tolerant of squeaking into the playoffs ever 2-3 years and getting knocked out in the first round under Gruden. This franchise has accepted mediocrity as a measure of success. As long as they continue to have long waiting lists for season tickets, why should they care if they win or not?
#3 Jan 1, 2008
True, true, ll to true. You have hit the nail right ont he head. I think that the Bucs owe it to the fans that pay their salaries to put the best product possible on the field for any and all regular season games. They treated the end of the season like it was pre-season. It is a good thing the TV comes with an on and off switch. The most inspiring game of the entire season for me was the finale between the Giants and the Pats. Those people got what they paid for! I am a fan of neither team and too am a Bucs fan for life. Let's negotiate with Tony again.(Think the Colts would allow that) He was the reason the Bucs got where they were.
#4 Jan 1, 2008
Getting BJ back is really big, he leads going into the hole.
Getting Sears back is good, but I question how effective he'll be on a recently sprained ankle.
We got picked to play on Sunday solely and simply because we're playing the New York Giants, a large market team.
How will we do? I'm very nervous; Eli Manning caves under heavy pressure, but we don't seem to develop any pressure on quarterbacks and don't blitz like we used to do in the old days.
Also, we are facing the number one blitzing team in the NFL - Yeah, I'm nervous... real nervous.
To be honest, I'll be pleasantly surprised if we beat New York. We got to this game by being top dog in a weak division, our stats and record inflated by having played a lot of pretty poor teams.
I hope I'm wrong.
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