A majority of the Bucs on the Roster would like you to believe they are completely focused on the Panthers this Sunday. There are several key players though, who have an eye on our First Round Match-Up with the New York Giants...
Charles Gonzalez of the Pewter Report relays several players decisions to prepare for the Panthers and the Giants simultaneously. Here's one of those players reasoning for preparing for the future match-up:
I don't blame QB Jeff Garcia one bit. Not to down play the Panthers, but Sundays game means NOTHING. Sure, with a win the Bucs can sweep the Division (for the first time ever for any NFC South Franchise) and with a win the team would enter the first round of the Playoffs with momentum, but none of that matters if our key players enter the Giants game injured, hobbling, sick or what have you.
Oh Garcia isnt the only Buc looking ahead at facing the Giants:
Raise your hand if you think QB Jeff Garcia, RB Earnest Graham, or WR Joey Galloway should play Sunday? Those raising their hands MUST have tickets to the game Sunday, because there's no way either of those guys should see the field Sunday. Rest up and prepare NOW for the New York Giants.