Howdy Battle Red! Your own Taco Joe was kind enough to post over at Bucs Nation to provide us with some Q&A before Sunday's game, so I thought I'd offer you some of the same.
Lucky for the Texans, you caught us at a time when a matchup that once looked like a dogfight might shape up to be a romp. Houston's on a roll, cruising atop the AFC South with no real competitors for the division crown down the stretch. Meanwhile in Tampa Bay, we're reeling after losing a crucial divisional game to New Orleans that all but insured we won't finish this season atop the NFC South- head coach Raheem Morris' stated goal for the season. Last Sunday, we lost our best defensive player, DT Gerald McCoy, to a season ending injury for the second season in a row- and aren't we lucky to lose our best player in the run D the week before we have to face Arian Foster and Ben Tate. And as a reward for our performance in this game......we get to travel to Lambeau Field to play the Packers at home. Sigh. Yeah, it's no fun being a Bucs fan this week; but hey, we've been through seasons far, far worse than this and survived. The maddening thing about the 2011 Bucs is that just when you count us out, we pop up again and win a game that we supposedly shouldn't have.
Happy to answer any questions that you have, and I'll post a link back in Bucs Nation to get more of us over here answering. Please keep it civil and no personal attacks. Fire away!