Ok, i have been a tampa fan as long as i can remember, i liked their very old colors, the orange and white colors, reminded me of my favorite college team, Oklahoma State Cowboys, anyways...what the hell happened in this game? So many missed field goals, and the exciting last second touchdown to win the game, but no, a missed PAT, panthers take it in overtime over the superbowl champs, wow just wow. what are your guys thoughts?
Well, you do realize that Carolina NEVER loses in the summer months (before Sept. 21), so there wasn't a hell of a lot Tampa could do...
That, and the Panthers did a heck of a job running the football (171 yards to Tampa's 60). That's pretty awesome ball control, considering the time of possession was pretty even, yet the Panthers only had 14 first downs to Tampa's 25.
The irony of it all is: they beat Tampa playing Tony Dungy football.
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I saw most of this game. I think ESPN's Tom Jackson talked about how stopping the run between the tackles may be Tampa's only weakness, but after watching I think that you would have to think Tampa's special teams are a little suspect, too. The three blocked kicks, and the long punt return in OT, is what made the difference in this game.
Everything that is wrong in this world can be blamed on Freddie Prinze Jr.
This was the sloppiest game I've ever seen. Too many penalties on both sides just KILLED any good flow the teams had going. Both Gruden and Fox (despite the win) should be ashamed of their teams' discipline.
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Where does the league stand on the "17th" game proposal, and having a few games a year moved out of the country? This seems like a counter-intuitive move if you're trying to grow the fan base internationally.