Many Miami Dolphins players spent part of the last week talking about how the scandal that has enveloped the team would help galvanize the team and get them to play better starting against winless Tampa Bay.
Mike Glennon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tackle Donald Penn and led a long fourth-quarter TD drive to put the Buccaneers ahead for good in a 22-19 victory over the embattled Miami Dolphins on Monday night.
Press from across the nation descended on Tampa Monday night, but not for the game between the 0 and 8 Tampa Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins. Reporters were there to hear from Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross for the first time since the bullying scandal erupted.
Very little talk surrounding the Miami Dolphins this week has had anything to do with what happens on the field or the strategy for Week 10.
On Monday night against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dolphins will try to move past a week full of headlines involving alleged internal harassment between players and a league investigation into the matter.
The legendary comedy “Blazing Saddles” featured the line, “What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here.” While that line was uttered in the 1970’s, it perfectly fits the state of college and pro football in Florida.
The 2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into the season hoping to ride a big offseason of moves into competing for the NFC South title. It’s safe to say though that the wheels have completely come off that ride.
Only two teams have ever gone winless for an entire regular season in NFL history, the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the 2008 Detroit Lions. This year, two teams remain winless roughly half-way through the season, the Buccaneers and the Jaguars.
Each year, Florida’s high schools and colleges are loaded with talent that routinely dominates high school and college football. The same can’t be said for the state’s three professional football teams.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got tired of waiting for a trade to develop and have decided instead to outright release former starting quarterback Josh Freeman, according to ESPN.com.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has combined to go 0-6 on the young NFL season and in the case of the Jaguars are barely competitive on the field. The offensive ineptitude is reaching levels not seen in a while in the National Football League.