Originally Posted by smoak
I can't wait until we play Tampa this season. I am seriously chomping at the bit to beat them again and I really am getting into Tampa as our biggest "non East" NFC rival (replacing San Fran from the 80s and early 90s). I still remember the pain of the 1999 loss on the botched snap, and I don't think we are done paying them back yet.
More than the botched snap, it was also the botched none-call by the officials. When the snap went awry, Brad Johnson scoped up the ball and thew a pass to the TE (Sellers?), who was mugged on his way up for the ball. But, no call. Apparently, the officials forgot that the play turned out to be a pass play. This same scenario occurred a couple of years later in a SF-Giants playoff game. That play got a ton of media attention. But, for some reason the same botched none-call in the Skins-Tampa playoff game got very little attention.
Hey, Tampa, I got news for you, Alsott did NOT score the two-point conversion, as a still photo later demonstrated. You won another game on a botched call. But, in any event, who went further in the playoffs last time?
And, your team reminds me a lot of the Bears (very little offense). Chris Simms is NOT, repeat NOT, an upper echelon NFL QB, not with that noodle arm of his. If he is supposedly that great, why did TB sign him to only a one-year contract? Boy, that's making a big commitment; that's the way to tie him up. Your Bucs will be lucky to come within 3 games of Carolina this season.