2009 Regular Season Opener: Cowboys @ Bucs

Are you ready for some football? We sure as hell are! Somehow we have been talking through an entire offseason and now the time is finally upon us. We got a few answers during the preseason, but now, the race for the trophy has begun and we get to find out the REAL answers to the following questions:

  • Is our new leadership worth a damn?
  • Can this accumulation of players become a team?
  • When will the “Freeman Era” begin?
  • What is a reasonable expectation for the year?

Here at “What the Buc?” we will be previewing the team and more directly, this week’s opponent, the visiting Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are led by the popular yet usually disappointing Tony Romo who has performed like an over-anxious teenager historically with his early peak and disappointing climax. The Cowboys come in as a media darling, with a solid defense and a pass rush that while made to look pedestrian last year by the Bucs (in a loss to, of all people, Brad Johnson!), has plenty of firepower.

Let’s be honest, nobody gives us a snowball’s chance in hell of taking this game. The experts unilaterally believe this team is rebuilding and would be lucky to see 6 wins (yea, I am referring to the Bucs). The non-experts (guys and gals like me) are saying much the same (or even more inept versions…just look on YouTube). What do we think?

If you can run the ball and play defense, you can win in the NFL. This game will come down to that. If the Bucs can run the ball (meaning their O Line can get thte job done) and the defense can show up for four whole quarters, Dallas better have their chinstraps buckled. Show topics for Thursday night:

  • News from around the league
  • A preview of the Cowboys, their strengths, their weaknesses and what we think will show on Sunday
  • A look ahead to the game plan with “Keys to the Game” (Who says we are not original?)
  • Our “Predictive MVP’s” for the game
  • Update on the first tailgate of the year!
  • Your questions, comments and chat!

We are interactive folks, so interact. We will, no doubt, have Cowboys fans aboard and we welcome that as always. Make sure you get YOUR predictions in for MVP’s and the score itself to questions@whatthebuc.net.

The show will be live at 7:00 PM Eastern RIGHT HERE Also, remember to check out the special menu item for this week’s tailgate from Chef Red!


"Here's to good memories, ounce by ounce." --Matt Westerman Currently hosting an Internet Radio/TV show called "What the Buc?" covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! We are having a blast and would love to get feedback from you folks on it.

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