There is nothing to be scared of in this game on Sunday. Teams like Tampa are 0-7 for a reason. In the NFL, it comes down to coaching and quarterback play, and the Bucs have had neither the entire season.
Which is kind of a shame, because this is an exciting team with a lot of good, young talent on defense. If you gave this team even a halfway decent head coach (like Andy Reid) and a halfway decent quarterback (like Alex Smith), and I’m pretty sure you’re looking at a team that’s anywhere from 5-2 to 7-0.
Anyway, I don’t have a whole lot to say about this game that hasn’t already been said. It would be nice to finally get that “complete game” we’ve all been clamoring over, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen. And, quite frankly, I don’t think we need it! We’re at home, playing against a clearly-inferior opponent; all we’re gonna need is anywhere from 17-20 points and I think the day is ours.
It would be nice to get the running game going. Maybe give Beastmode the ball 25-30 times and let him go to work. If we can do that, and keep Russell Wilson from getting killed, I think the day will be a rousing success.
I also wouldn’t mind seeing a shutout notched on this defense’s resume. If you’re going to be considered among the all-time greats, you’re going to have to put up some round numbers on your opponents. It’s games like these where the elite make their names. So, let’s go out and thrash.