Mac Attack 05/14/13: Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune joined Mac and Jim to discuss the Bucs off-season and for his take on the NFC South
He had one of those Jekyll/Hyde afternoons against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, and it could have been a celebratory one had his Carolina Panthers held on to an 11-point lead with just six minutes to go. They didn’t, but instead of thinking about what might have been, Captain Munnerlyn wants to help his team “just put it all together” and get some wins.
They Panthers had their foot on the neck of the Buccaneers but somehow they let them slip out from under it.Carolina may be gasping for air at 2-8 but they may now be turning their attention to grabbing the best possible position in the 2013 NFL Draft after another crushing defeat.
Injuries should not play a major part in the final meeting of the year between the Buccaneers and Panthers this Sunday at Bank of American Stadium as only one player is listed as out. However, the Buccaneers have a concern at guard with starter Jamon Meredith hobbled with an ankle injury.
The Buccaneers come to town on a roll and want to head back to Tampa Bay with their first four-game win streak since 2008 even though they have dropped three of their last four at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers, on the other hand, simply need a victory if they hope to make some lemonade out of what has been a lemon of a season.
The Buccaneers have a new coach and an incumbent quarterback, Josh Freeman, coming off a bad season. The open 2012 against reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year, QB Cam Newton and the rising Carolina Panthers at home in what could be a high scoring game. Head coach Greg Schiano and Freeman have a tough task if they are to start the year with a win.
Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers, & Philip Rivers. Before the start of the 2011 NFL season, if you asked which one does not belong, that would be easy: Cam Newton by a […]