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The Great Predictilator and Buc Prognosticator (Part Duex - The Adventure Continues)

Part Duex of the Great Predictilator and Buc Prognosticator

Sorry for the delay, was late Monday and fell asleep. Yesterday I was teaching a class on how to find a job to a group of Veterans so hope it was worth the wait. We have 19 contestants so far from the last post http://www.bucsnation.com/2012/8/6/3224849/how-is-your-nfl-crystal-ball-online-fun-contest. It’s an impressive group of competitors ……Titans of blogging like jdrama914, 4QB, Collino, and Bucs Nation blog editor Sander. Draft Prediction champ BucFan, and a host of fellow Buc loyalists.

Part Duex (Revenge of the NFC Norris) - The NFC and AFC North

21) Who will win the NFC North?

A. Chicago Bears (5 Points)

B. Detroit Lions (5 Points)

C. Green Bay Packers (1 Point)

D. Minnesota Vikings (10 Points)

22) Who will win the AFC North?

A. Baltimore Ravens (2 Points)

B. Cincinnati Bengals (5 Points)

C. Cleveland Browns (12 Points)

D. Pittsburgh Steelers (1 Point)

23) The Buc’s recently dealt off injured and full of personal strife and hard luck DT Brian Price to the Chicago Bears, how many games will Brian Price start this season for Chicago? (Note: He’s currently listed #2 at NT behind Henry Melton)

A. Zero (3 Points)

B. 1-5 (3 Points)

C. 5-8 (3 Points)

D. 9-13 (5 Points)

E. 14-16 (6 Points)

24) Trent Richardson was recently the subject of a Buc’s fan post that generated some heated discussion; he also just had his knee scoped; the Browns first game is at home on Sept 9th against Philadelphia. Will Richardson play will he be an impact player?

A. Trent Richardson will not play (4 Points)

B. He’ll play but have under 100 yards rushing and receiving (4 Points)

C. He’ll play and have more than 100 yards rushing and receiving (4 Points)

25) Tampa’s final pre-season game is at Washington (near me) on the 29th of August, Coach Schiano has been pushing players to keep up their intensity. Will he play Josh Freeman into the second quarter of that game?

A. No, he pushes hard but not nutty (1 Point)

B. Yep, he makes him finish hard (3 Points)

26) Several of the NFC North’s QB’s have injury histories. Jay Cutler plays behind a terrible line and missed the final six games of last season, Christian Ponder’s injury history at FSU is well documented, two seasons ago Matthew Stafford missed the majority of the Lions season, and Aaron Rodgers first appearance as Brett Farve’s backup had him end up on injured reserve. Which of these QB’s will be the first to miss a game due to injury(Note: Excludes being benched for poor play only)?

A. Jay Cutler (3 Points)

B. Christian Ponder(2 Points)

C. Matthew Stafford(3 Points)

D. Aaron Rodgers (6 Points)

E. All four start all 16 games (8 Points)

27) Steelers WR Mike Wallace refused to work out a long term deal with the Steelers who promptly gave his contract to fellow Steelers WR Antonio Brown, which of the two will finish the season with the most receiving yards?

A. Mike Wallace (1 Point)

B. Antonio Brown (3 Points)

28) One man wrecking machine Clay Matthews Jr. finished with a not so wrecking 6 sacks last season….after 14 the season prior and 10 as a rookie. How many sacks will he have in 2012? (Note half sacks count so 10.5 will be more).

A. More than 10 (3 Points)

B. 10 or fewer (3 Points)

29) Terrell Suggs tore an ACL in an off-season basketball game, now an outside linebacker needs to brings some pass rush to the table, of the four below who will finish the season with the most sacks?

A. Courtney Upshaw (4 Points)

B. Paul Kruger (3 Points)

C. Albert McClellan (5 Points)

D. Sergio Kindle (10 Points)

30) Buccaneer rookie Lavonte David appears a lock to start and excel at WLB for DC Bill Sheridan. Which statistical achievement will David achieve first?

A. 75 Tackles (Includes solo and assisted) (3 Points)

B. 3 Interceptions (4 Points)

C. 4 Sacks (4 Points)

D. 3 Fumble Recoveries (4 Points)

E. DP, your smoking it , he’s not achieving any of those (6 points)

31) The Bleacher report and many others Panned Kellen Moore’s 4 for 14 performance in the Lion’s opening pre-season game. The Lions finish the preseason at home against Buffalo on August 30th, with more expected to take about 50% of the snaps in that game, what will be his completion percentage?

A. 70% or higher , Moores the Man (7 points)

B. 60% - 70% , Moore will improve, a lot (5 points)

C. 50-60% , he’ll improve but he’s still a rookie (3 points)

D. Less than 50% , he sucks DP get over it (3 points)

32) The Bucs used to play in the NFC Norris (NFC Central) before we ditched the creamsicle, Bucco Bruce, Ray Perkings and the 80’s lost decade, last seasons team looked amazingly like some of those 80’s teams as did Minnesota. The Vikings are the only team from that old crew we play, it will be our 7th game of the season, and the Vikings 8th, which team will go into the game with the better winning percentage?

A. Tampa Bay , Bucco Bruce is no more(3 Points)

B. Minnesota, breakout the creamciscle (4 points)

C. Tie [Please note this can only happen if both teams are winless or perfect] (12 points)

33) Are you ready for a Rutgers question? I know you are , Mohammed Sanu was drafted by the Bengals (who speaking of the 80’s used to be the Bungles). How many receptions will the large if not speedy receiver have in 2012?

A. More than 44 (3 Points)

B. 44 or less (3 Points)

34) This question is about STINKERS, Repeating as a division champ can be very challenging in the NFL, repeating as a cellar dweller merely requires being inept. Which cellar dweller from last season will be the worst in 2012 (Note: This will be judged based on the draft pick earned , excluding trades. So the Redskins pick that goes to St. Louis will still count for the Redskins if Cleveland trades their #1 pick for Robert the Towel boy to the Patriots the pick they earn by record, good or bad, is what counts for this question to determine the winner.)

A. Buffalo Bills, no one circles the losing wagons like the Bills (5 Points)

B. Cleveland Browns, Colt McCoy wasn’t the issue (2 Points)

C. Indianapolis Colts, Luck cant even catch the Jags (4 Points)

D. Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Cassel out Barkley in (3 Points)

E. Washington Redskins, not even RGIII can escape the blitz behind that line (3 Points)

F. Minnesota Vikings, they could be twice as good and still terrible (2 Points)

G. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, if you answer this one bend over and assume the position Professor Sander will be by with his paddle in a moment (5 Points)

H. St. Louis Rams, planning Jeff Fischer mustouche day but no plan at WR (3 Points)

35) Former 2nd round pick Arrelious Benn is hurt and hasn’t yet shown much in pre-season. While many players are heading the Schiano way Benn is clearly behind Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson. He also seems to be losing ground to former Patriot Tiquan Underwood, perhaps even Ed Grant. Benn is not an ideal slot receiver either……are his Tampa Bay days numbered, will he be on the Bucs active 46 man roster on the 9th of September?

A. Yes , of course he’s still a goodin (2 points)

B. Nope, not a Buccaneer man (4 points)

36) Aaron Rodgers and the Packers seem to be a solid playoff bet. However for the first time since Rodgers was drafted the Packers are unsettled at backup QB (No Matt Flynn no Rodgers..not even a Scott Mitchell) who will be listed as the backup QB and have a chance to shine in the Packers regular season finale at Minnesota (Could be a meaningless game for the Pack)

A. Graham Harrell (3 points)

B. Nick Hill (4 Points)

C. B.J. Coleman (4 Points)

D. Other (5 Points)

37) Kathleen High school graduate Ray Lewis enters his 105th consecutive season as the Ravens starting MLB, last season he played in just 12 games due to injury, but started 16 the previous two seasons. Over 12 games he made 72 solo tackles, will Ray have more or less than 90 solo tackles in 2012?

A. 90 or More (3 Points)

B. Less than 90 (3 Points)

38) The Draft Phantom has a 9 week old Italian Greyhound names Drusus. When fully grown Italian Greyhounds can reach a top speed of 25-30mph. This sweet active Puppy weighed in at his last Vet visit at 6.16lbs. Another fast freak of nature, Adrian Peterson was just activated from the Physically Unable to perform roster, Minnesota plays Tampa Bay their 8th game of the season on the 25th of October, if I multiply Drusus’s weight by 100 and convert it magically to yards I get 616 yards. Will Adrian Peterson have more or less than 616 yards when Tampa Bay goes up to play him?

A. More than 616 yards (3 Points)

B. 616 yards or less (2 Points)

39) If everything goes according to schedule between 21-23 NFL Starting QB’s will have been drafted in the first round. Of course, not every good starting QB comes from round 1, of the non-first round starters which of the following group will finish with the most combined touchdown passes in 2012? (Note: only the players listed in the groups below count towards the totals).

A. The 2nd Rounders (Drew Brees, Andy Dalton, Kevin Kolb)

B. Rounds 3, 4, 5 and 6 (Tom Brady, Matt Schaub, Matt Hasselback)

C. The 7th Rounders and UFA’s (Tony Romo, Matt Flynn, Matt Cassell)

40) Following their bye week the Bucs are home for a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, then on the road against Minnesota then Oakland. Of those four games how many wins will Tampa produce?

A. 0 (7 Points – Put your nose in the corner)

B. 1 (5 Points)

C. 2 (3 Points)

D. 3 (4 Points)

E. 4 (6 Points --- your still a homer)

COMING SOON

8/21 : NFC East & AFC East

8/28: NFC & AFC South

The 19 competitors from last week

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

DraftPhantom

B

A

C

A

B

D

B

A

C

D

A

B

A

C

E

B

B

B

A

C

MadMaxBucc

A

B

C

A

A

D

B

B

B

D

A

A

B

B

F

B

A

A

C

D

Sander

C

C

D

C

A

B

A

A

B

E

D

B

B

B

D

A

A

A

B

B

RuudAwkening

D

B

D

A

A

C

A

A

B

D

B

A

B

A

C

B

A

A

B

D

4QB

C

D

D

A

A

C

A

A

B

D

D

B

B

E

C

B

A

A

B

C

Cracker Ball

C

B

C

A

C

C

A

A

A

D

C

B

B

E

E

A

A

B

D

B

Oregonbuccsfan

B

B

C

C

C

C

A

B

B

D

B

B

B

G

D

A

A

B

A

D

BucFan

D

B

C

C

A

D

B

B

A

D

C

B

B

B

C

A

A

A

D

C

MikeN

B

B

C

A

A

D

B

A

B

E

D

A

B

E

C

A

A

B

B

C

Anthony60

B

B

D

A

A

C

A

A

B

D

A

A

A

F

E

B

A

A

D

C

GoBuxGo

A

B

D

A

A

C

A

A

B

D

C

B

B

D

F

A

A

D

C

D

Bucsfaniostiniowa

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Brar

D

B

D

A

A

B

A

B

A

D

B

A

A

A

D

B

A

B

B

C

jdrama914

B

B

D

A

A

C

A

A

B

D

A

B

B

C

E

B

A

A

C

D

Collino

C

B

D

A

A

C

A

B

B

D

A

A

B

B

E

A

A

B

B

C

HopeIn1Hand

B

B

D

A

A

D

A

A

C

D

B

A

A

G

D

B

A

B

C

C

GoBucsgo

A

B

E

B

A

B

A

A

B

D

B

B

B

B

D

A

A

A

A

D

rblitz02

A

B

D

A

A

C

A

A

B

D

B

A

B

B

E

A

A

B

B

D

Can they go on or are they ready to beg for mercy?

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