This week is different. This week we face the defending champs. No team since the 2003-2004 New England Patriots have repeated as champions. Denver rolls into Tampa with a 3-0 record. But does this mean we should be intimidated? Should we just chalk this up as a loss and look forward to next Monday against Carolina?
Tampa has some tools to beat Denver. Yes, I said they can beat Denver. Jameis is playing well thus far in the sophomore campaign, and while Denver has the best defense in football, I believe that there are weaknesses to every team.
One of them with Denver is rushing yards. Denver is averaging 124 yards per game rushing. Charles Sims has been known to make the big play, so it’s going to be crucial to make the big run.
We are all aware that the Bucs have many issues defensively. But one player that needs to step up this week, is Lavonte David. He is without an interception thus far, and he is going to be the player to watch against a rookie quarterback.
This is going to be a very tough game for the Bucs to win. But in this league, nowadays, any team can win..at any time. Dirk, Jameis, and the defense has a lot to prove to themselves after a tough loss. Oh, one last stat for you, Denver is ranked 8th in the league in penalties. Look for that to be exposed in this game!