A regrouping week for the Bucs

Imran Ahmed, Web Editor

After two solid wins, first at home against Cleveland and then on the road against longtime rival Carolina, the Bucs came crashing down hard with a dismal performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The stadium seemed to have more terrible towels than the Bucs red fans are used to seeing at the games. However, the lack of selling tickets seems to become a bigger problem than anticipated with the blackouts just beginning. The generosity the Glazer family had with buying all the tickets the Bucs couldn’t sell  ended last year with the stadium not selling out the past two weeks, something that is really affecting the fan base here in Tampa Bay. It looks like despite the record of 2-1 for the Bucs they made need serious help to sell some tickets like the Rays did on Thursday night with the 20,000 ticket give away which swayed thousands of people to Tropicana Field. Senior Ryan Silverman says, “The Rays game was packed; I can’t wait for Bucs games to sell out again. I love the atmosphere of a packed stadium.”

With a week to rest and regroup, look for the Bucs to make some major adjustments against the Cincinnati Bengals, which would be the third AFC foe the Bucs would face in the past four games. The Bucs have a big test with their run defense, which must contain RB Cedric Benson and the amazing core of  receivers with Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens as well as ex-Buc Antonio Bryant in the slot who was phenomenal for the Bucs in 2008 with over 1250 receiving yards. Look out for the pass defense to rebound from a disappointing performance as they rebound from a torching from Steelers’ third string QB Charlie Batch.