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Bucs chat

© St. Petersburg Times, published September 17, 2000


Call for additional replays is heeded I recently wrote that it was disappointing not seeing more replays at the Bucs games in Raymond James Stadium. Well, after attending the game vs. the Bears, I would like to commend the people in charge of the big screen. There were plenty of timely replays.

Keep up the good work. I'm glad someone was listening.
-- Phil Tuzzolino, St. Petersburg

To those who think the Bucs are boring and should play like the Rams and Broncos, raspberries to you. I think if you like one team scoring after the other, you should stop watching football and watch basketball. Give me the Bucs awesome defense, which is exciting, and the new offense that will continue to get better each week. Take note: The Rams had another shootout, and with their defense, they'll eventually shoot themselves in the foot.
-- Jerry Bruzdewicz, Spring Hill

Sunday proved the Bucs are for real. It was disappointing to see Brad Culpepper on the visiting sideline, but that's part of the business. And Tony Dungy made what defensive mistake? Don't criticize Dungy. He knows his job and does it well. He makes changes for a reason.
-- Brian Jones, Clearwater

Tony Dungy's birth data shows strengths in willpower, but weaknesses in frustration and indecisiveness. Perhaps this is why the new season reminds us fans of the old seasons, even with a new offensive coordinator.

Yes, a win is still a win, even by one point. And yes, always running the ball eats up the clock. But it puts a terrible strain on the players, it takes away their initiative and forbids any spectacular plays the fans want to see. He only does the tried and true.
-- Grace Goodman, Clearwater

Not much has been said about this being the Bucs' 25th anniversary. Is there any kind of tribute planned? Maybe a 25th anniversary team could be selected and those players could be honored at halftime during the season. I would be great to see some of the players from yesteryear.
-- Frank Chatraw Jr., Largo


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