The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, played the distracted Dolphins, from the Richie Incognito and Jon Martin case, on Monday night football. The 0-8 Jaguars pulled out their 1st win Sunday, vs the Titans, 29-27. The Bucs, (also from Florida), were the only winless team left coming into last nights game. That stat did not last long. The Bucs came out explosive and stayed like that the whole game. Corner Back , Darrelle Revis had a great pick, the Bucs also had a safety and some sacks. They only let up 2 rushing yards to Lamar Miller. After RB Doug Martin was put on the season ending IR, rookie Mike James came in, he had a terrific game last week vs the Seahawks rushing for 158 yards and threw a TD. He was injured on the 1st drive when LB, Dannele Ellerbee fell on his ankle. He is on my fantasy team and I am planning to keep him. The best news I can give you is a fractured ankle to him. There is no return time for him. The Dolphins were slow the whole game. QB, Ryan Tannehill found a primary slot receiver, Rishard Matthews. He had 11 receptions and 2 TD’s. WR, Mike Wallace is losing his place in the offense. The players do not blame the loss on their major distraction, but my guess is they were. Miami will play the Chargers next week. The Bucs won 22-19.
In baseball last night the Rookie of the year awards were announced. For the AL, Rays OF Wil Myers pulled it out with an easy rookie class. For the NL, it was a harder decision with Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez pulling it out and OF Yasiel Puig finishing 2nd.
It is the offseason and the Mets are BIG in the market. Look for them to make some blockbuster trades. Their 2 primary trading options are 1st baseman Ike Davis, OF Lucas Duda, Johan Santana and LaTroy Hawkins. They are looking for young hurlers and sluggers. They are highly interested in free agent OF Curtis Granderson and are talking to his agent. He is the Mets primary target. They are also looking at Red Sox SS, Stephen Drew, Rafael Furcal, Corey Hart, Shin Soo-Choo, Marlon Byrd and Mike Pelfery.