Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Schedule And Totally Innappropriate and Worthless Speculation: Let's Play!

The NFL finally released the schedules for all 32 teams yesterday and of course I had to check out the Buccaneers first. They have a very interesting schedule at first glance, early off week, no prime time games, but on paper it at least seems like they will have an easier go of it than they did last year. Take a look.

Sun. Sept. 12 CLEVELAND 1:00 p.m. CBS
Sun. Sept. 19 at Carolina 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Sept. 26 PITTSBURGH 1:00 p.m. CBS
Sun. Oct. 3 -- bye week --
Sun. Oct. 10 at Cincinnati 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Oct. 17 NEW ORLEANS 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Oct. 24 ST. LOUIS 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Oct. 31 at Arizona 4:15 p.m. FOX
Sun. Nov. 7 at Atlanta 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Nov. 14 CAROLINA 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Nov. 21 at San Francisco 4:05 p.m.* FOX
Sun. Nov. 28 at Baltimore 1:00 p.m.* FOX
Sun. Dec. 5 ATLANTA 1:00 p.m.* FOX
Sun. Dec. 12 at Washington 1:00 p.m.* FOX
Sun. Dec. 19 DETROIT 1:00 p.m.* FOX
Sun. Dec. 26 SEATTLE 1:00 p.m.* FOX
Sun. Jan. 2 at New Orleans 1:00 p.m.* FOX

Now if you have been paying attention for any amount of time, you know that I don't really believe in making predictions about our record in the fall before we have even gone through with the draft. But I figure just for the hell of it I figured why not take it to my readers and ask them to do two things.

1. Make a prediction our record for next year.

2. List the games you see as wins right now.

Again, I want to reiterate that this is basically unreliable. Nobody knows who is going to be great and who is going to suck right now this early in the off season. I mean with injuries, cuts, trades, draft picks etc you just never know and thats why you play the games. But if you are fiending for football like I am its at least an interesting thought experiment because you can't just pull a record out ya ass, you have to actually justify it by saying which games you thing we may win and by the same token which teams on our schedule that at this point you consider better than us.

I'll start it off.

I have us at 6-10. Wins are Cleveland, Pittsburgh (If no Big Ben), St. Louis, Carolina at home, Detroit and Seattle.

Your turn...


  1. I think we end up 5-11, with the following wins:

    9/12 - Cleveland
    10/24 - St. Louis
    11/14 - Carolina (no sure thing as they always play us tough)
    11/21 - San Fran (if not a win here, some other upset like last season's win in New Orleans)
    12/26 - Seattle

    We've got to win the opener or it could get ugly fast.


  2. We can actually start 3 and 0
    Cleveland, Steelers, St Louis, Carolina (2), Seattle, SF, Atlanta (home), Detroit (they still have no LT), Arizona (Lineart or Anderson, who scares you?)

    I have 10 and 6 - I can always hope can't I? ;-)

  3. 12 - 4. Losses to NO,Car,Atl,Ravens away. No home losses and everybody else is going down.
    No, to much. 10-6 add losses at Cinci & Seattile too. Pretty optimistic. LOL