Tampa Bay Buccaneers
These NFL teams are playing for the right to dream about one player who, once drafted, will deliver them to the Promised Land next season.
Shaun King of Yahoo sports joined Mad Radio and they talked about the Texans and whether Ryan Mallett should get a shot at starting, the playoff chances for Houston, a scouting report on the Steelers and the his thoughts on his former team the Buccaneers.
56-14. You just don’t see scores like that in the NFL very often. Tampa Bay didn’t look like an NFL team last night, not scoring until the fourth quarter. For Atlanta, this was exactly the performance it needed.
Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on both sides, and our recommendation on whether you should start them or sit them in your fantasy lineup.
Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.
When he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1985, no-one expected Steve Tasker to last very long in the NFL. He may not have lasted more than one season in Houston, but the minute wide receiver and special teams ace last 12 more with the Buffalo Bills. He knows what it takes overcome adversity, but when it comes to this week’s game on Thursday Night Football, Tasker isn’t sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can overcome the strong Atlanta Falcons.
The Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.
Chris Villani of WEEI and the Boston Herald joins B-Straw and Pauly G to talk about Logan Mankins being shipped to Tampa Bay. They discuss the career of Mankins in New England, who may fill his shoes, and get into the idea of the Patriots bringing in Richie Incognito.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.