Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by CadGator, Jan 17, 2022.
But are the bucs too banged up?
Buffalo vs Tampa Bay. The Bills will do what they do in SBs
Tell you this though. If the Bills actually win a Super Bowl, Josh Allen is the greatest QB in NFL history.
Bucs over the Chieftains 31-28
I don't think so.
Their Defense is at full force for the first time all season. Hitting on all cylinders. They can shut anyone down (like last year--Brees, Rodgers, and Ma'homey, in succession... plus #1 run D).
On offense, the bad ass O.L. held up nicely with Whirfs out, and Jensen, wobbly. I expect Whirfs will be back, and Jensen will have had a week to recover.
Fournette might even make it back, but Bernard was pretty solid even if LF doesn't make it back.
...and they still have Gronk, and Mike Evans--and of course, the GOAT feeding them--and if the GOAT can't win with that kind of support, no one could.
TBL: someone will have to peel that trophy out of the Bucs' hands to lay claim to it.
It's the Bucs' to lose.
I predict the Packers beating the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, but am pulling for the Bucs & Bills. The Bucs have just had too many injuries and aren't peaking like they were this time last year. The Packers, to me, have been the most consistent team all year and after getting knocked out by the Bucs at home last year, I think they're focused and on a mission more so than any other team.
^^^[add on to my prior post] ...and btw, no one deals with shuffling personnel, distractions, and all kinds of funky issues, better than Tom Brady. (ref. not just the injuries, but also yesterday's faux issue about Arians abusing a poor professional football player, by laying a bare septagenarian hand forcefully against the solidified plastic of a football helmet, and thereby causing grave violence in the form of sound reverberations within the said helmet, much to the utter shock and chagrin of the Snowflake PC police squad (cough *the press corps* cough) that seeks to make mountains out of mole hills, where ever they can find molehills).
Unless the 49s pull an upset, I see the conference championships being played in cold climates. This next game will determine whether Buffalo/Allen are the real deal. If they are then I see them going in the AFC (Tennessee looks like Tennessee, close but a QB away). And just like Buffalo/Allen, Cincy/Burrow's arriving party is this next game. TB can win against the Rams at home but I can't see them winning in GB.
So my take is GB against the Bills. Allen looked damn ridiculous against the Pats.
They are that. But they looked pretty formidable vs the Eagles.
SF vs KC
Not Antonio Brown
So did the cowboys.
Defense getting right is nice to see. But the offense? Wirfs will be nicked up no matter what. Von Miller against that or Donovan? Donald against a nicked up Jensen? Bernard ran for 3.4ypc?
Thank goodness for Brady.
I already spake my piece, but from opposite angle--to paraphrase/quote Jon Gruden in the '02 season:
"...all week long all we heard was how were the Bucs going to deal with [*losing Fournette, Godwin, yadda yadda*]... not ONCE did I hear anyone say, how is [*the LA Rams' offense--and Matthew Stafford in particular*] going to deal with the vaunted Bucs' D?"
Look for the Bulldog to shit himself magnificently against the mighty vaunted Bucs' D. Bucs D WILL rattle his ass...
...and don't you fret Brady working with only 80% full tool box; he's creative enough to figure out how to beat the Rams with half as much....
Damn...how many times does he have to prove himself???
He ain't the GOAT for nothing...
...well, the Cowboys were pretty solid. They just seemed to have overslept the alarm, woke up a tad too late against SF. But let's not infer from that, that the Cowboys therefore suck, and by extension, so too did the Eagles.
The cowboys are headscratchers .great against one week, questionable the next. Their great games were usually against poor teams. The eagles appear to be a mirage, they didn't have a very rough schedule to end the year.
He's already proven himself enough.
Buffalo and packers although I am rooting for the bengals
What's AB got to do with anything anymore?
Dude without a team...