St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather

printer version

Bucs chat

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 2, 2000

Team should open it up just a little

What can you say? Open up the offense to tie the game, then back to
Bucs-Skins photo gallery
the same old conservative offense to lose the game.

Special teams still cannot cover kick returns.

Need a change in coaching philosophy?
-- Bob Gilley, Tampa

The Bucs might have had a pretty good chance of beating the Redskins in regulation time if it weren't for the old obsession of trying (in this case, for over three quarters) to "establish our running game."
-- Bob Kemmerling, Largo

What has happened to the Buccaneer offense that had such high hopes after Game 3 of the season?

The offensive line stopped blocking, Keyshawn Johnson (who people are starting to get on) is given the job of catching 3-yard passes, and Warrick Dunn can't find a hole or get a block to save his life.

Something rotten is afoot in Tampa Bay. Les Steckel and Tony Dungy, wake up!
-- John Fontana, via e-mail

Why has the new offensive coordinator taught Shaun King to play like Trent Dilfer? I knew something disastrous would happen when the Times business section said the area would lose money if the Bucs went to the Super Bowl here in Tampa.
-- Tom Malone, Spring Hill

One word: U-G-L-Y!
-- Michael Harris, Oldsmar

If this team hopes to get to the playoffs this year, never mind the Super Bowl, they had better take the handcuffs off Shaun King. Open up the offense and let the kid throw the ball downfield, or if they don't think he is capable, sit him on the bench and put someone else in the game.
-- Tom Hunter, via e-mail

I can sum up in three characters what I thought of the game: P-U.

They are not playing Super Bowl quality football by any means. Missed tackles, turning the ball over too many times. Mark Royals ought to get paid overtime. I believe he was on the field more than Shaun King.
-- Dan Willhoite, Clearwater

By now, two things must be apparent: Shaun King is a prince (at best), and Keyshawn Johnson is yet another liability as far as the salary cap is concerned.

Granted, Washington is a tough place to play, but when you come back as we did Sunday, you expect the "money" guys to come through.
-- John Jones, via e-mail

Back to Sports

Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright

From the Times sports desk


  • Mizell: Offensive woes set off wave of worry for fans
  • Not ready for prime time
  • Sapp takes punishment, dishes it out
  • Husted returns the favor vs. Bucs
  • Bucs chat
  • Sanders shows why he's still dangerous
  • Buccaneers quick hits
  • Roller coaster stops, but not in time for Bucs win
  • Redskins quotebook
  • Bucs quotebook
  • Devil Rays

  • Rothschild may know fate today
  • A's victory cancels return to Trop
  • Wheeler picks up his first victory
  • Local writers honor Williams
  • Lightning

  • Dudley: no trades in works
  • Therapy speeds Weekes' return
  • College football

  • Rejuvenated Jackson gets running game back in gear
  • Big win no longer enough
  • Gators lose badly but remain atop Eastern Division
  • Et cetera

  • NFL briefs
  • Baseball briefs
  • NHL briefs
  • Captain's corner
  • Sports briefs
  • Young sailor breezes to victory in Regatta

  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts