How important is a win this Sunday against the New York Football Giants. Consider this, the Bucs are currently on a six game skid dating back to last season, which puts them in the same general uninspiring vicinity as the Detroit Lions (19), St. Louis Rams (12), Cleveland Browns (8), and Kansas City Chiefs (6), as teams that have a minimum of at least six losses in a row spanning back to the 2008 season.
The longer the Bucs continue to flounder and wallow in mediocrity, the harder it becomes, to rid themselves of the nasty bacteria like substance that’s undoubtedly beginning to cultivate deep within their cerebral cortex.
Phillips’ Has Bum Thumb
An already thin secondary, with safety Tanard Jackson suspended by the NFL for violating the leagues substance policy and the team placing 7th round pick E.J. Biggers on injured-reserve might have just gotten thinner. Veteran safety Jermaine Phillips, more amply nicknamed “Captain Calcium” who left the Bills game late in the second half with a mysterious thumb injury, underwent X-rays on said thumb following the game and the team will continue to run more test today to determine the severity of the problem.
If Phillips is unable to play against the Giants, in week three, veteran Will Allen will likely replace him in the starting lineup.
Local Media Revisiting Horrific Historical 0-14 Franchise Start
Many in the local Tampa Media are revisiting the franchises horrific 0-14 start, that ultimately lead to the Bucs losing their first 26 games before getting the franchises first ever regular season win in week 13, of 1977 against the New Orleans Saints on December 11, at the Superdome. A game that featured Archie Manning being intercepted three times with all three returned for touchdowns.
After the inept showing through the first two games of the 09’ season local ink spilling, fish wrap columnist are forcefully trying to connect the dots on a very similar fate as the Detroit Lions from last season when the Lions were convincingly pummeled out of the gate in two straight contest en-route to an 0-16 debacle that saw the Ford family cleaning house in Detroit.