- 09/21/2010, 03:30PM ET
DJRoxalot said 09/21, 03:30 PM
It is early but myself and the (self appointed FN) Governor wanted to TD.
Like a couple of shameless TD Wh0res!!!
I say the Bucs are most likely to miss the playoffs after starting 2-0. They benefitted from opening the season against the Browns and Panthers. This week they step up in competition and face the Steelers followed by:
They should be 2-3 and they will have lost any momentum they might have been building with their 2-0 start.
The fact is they do not have a running game, averaging just 107ypg against the Browns and Panthers (15th) and 3.3ypc (tied with Dallas for 24th).
Freeman has 6 carries for 77 yards (12.8ypc). Williams is averaging just 2.6ypc and he is an injury prone player who has not shown the ability to stay healthy.
And the passing offense was even worse:
The Bucs do have a promising defense but without an offense capable of scoring they will not make the playoffs and end up battling with the Panthers to stay out of the NFC South basement.
Disagree??? Lets Throwdown!!!
Bundyrocksalot said 09/21, 03:42 PM
Well DJ not leaving me much options now are you...lol. Okay Yes the Bucs I totally agree that they will fall and miss the playoffs. But they do have a shot and could be a suprise team. You just never know.
The team Im going with is....drum roll please. Really the only other team there is The Chicago Bears. Im not betting against Green Bay or New Orleans. So Chicago wins by default. In all aspects of the game NFL rule or not. The Bears should be 1-1 with the loss being to the Lions. The Bears had no reason winning that game a week ago. I will give them credit on the Cowboys win, however I feel the Cowboys are slightly overrated this season.
The Bears offense is suspect. Cutler is a complete Wild Card, and does not seem to do well when the pressure is on him. I see him faltering a bit after the Packers this week. The Bears seem to go on a downward spiral after thier first loss. I don't think they beat Green Bay this week, and I still think they go 8-8 or 9-7. I dont think this season that is good enough to make the playoffs unless you are in the AFC West.
Tampa is the safe pick after last seasons great season. Chicago is the more realistic pick based on tradition.
DJRoxalot said 09/22, 12:43 PM
"The Bears offense is suspect. Cutler is a complete Wild Card, and does not seem to do well when the pressure is on him."
Last year it was suspect before Martz came to town. Cutler has looked light years better than last seasons version of Jay Cutler:
68.8%, 325ypg, 10.1ypa, 5 TD's to 1 INT's with a 121.2 QB Rating
Will he maintain those gaudy stats? Probably not but he is showing he is much better and comfortable in Chicago this year. He had a lot of pressure on him last year immediately following the trade.
"I see him faltering a bit after the Packers this week"
Very few gave the Bears a chance against the Boys. Who have a better defense than the Packers.
"The Bears seem to go on a downward spiral after thier first loss."
Correct me if I am wrong but they have not HAD their first loss. They are sitting at 2-0.
"Tampa is the safe pick after last seasons great season."
Or Kansas City. The other team that has sucked much more recently than Chicago. Who has been to the Super Bowl more recently than Tampa or KC.
The Bucs do not have proven WR's for Freeman to rely on. Their best option is TE Kellen Winslow Jr. And he has had his fair share of issues.
Bundyrocksalot said 09/22, 11:54 PM
If you think for one second that Jay Cutler is the answer to Chicago's prayers. You are sadly mistaken. The Bears rely on the defense to carry them. I will give credit where credit is due. They played great against the Cowboys. However, some would say that this is an overrated Cowboys team.
"Correct me if I am wrong but they have not HAD their first loss. They are sitting at 2-0."
Are they going to go undefeated? Highly unlikely. The Packers are going to expose some of the Bears flaws, and despite an average defense. They will get to Cutler and force him to make mistakes. Again exposing him to other teams to do the same thing. If you put Jay Cutler in a pressure type situation. He is bound for failure.
The Bucs have a great defense. Will they make the playoffs? I cant answer that. I can tell you that they have a much better chance to make the playoffs than the Bears. The Bears will be exposed, and Lovie Smith will be fired like he should have been in Week 1 against Detroit.. AT HOME.
I dont care what they did against the Cowboys. The Lions game says it all for me. How do you know that the Cowboys didnt take the Bears lightly? They are bound for an at best 9-7 season.
DJRoxalot said 09/23, 12:42 PM
"If you think for one second that Jay Cutler is the answer to Chicago's prayers. You are sadly mistaken."
Do not believe the hater-ade surrounding Jay. He is not a bad QB, despite his horrible showing last year. He was in a new system after spending his career in Denver. He has adjusted well to Mike's new system.
The Bears WR's are looking better this year:
Johnny Knox is an excellent deep threat averaging 19.8ypc.
Devin Hester is averaging 18.8ypc
Not to mention Cutler has a good TE in Greg Olsen and RB Matt Forte has developed his pass catching skills.
"Are they going to go undefeated? Highly unlikely."
No, but you were acting like it was a GIVEN they will lose to Green Bay. The Packers looked shaky against a suspect Eagles defense and walloped a bad Bills team.
Chicago is a definite step up after the Bears beat the Cowboys. A better team than any team GB has faced.
"They will get to Cutler and force him to make mistakes."
The Cowboys have a better pass rush and did not force Cutler into many mistakes. He threw the ball away rather than force a bad pass.
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