TAMPA It was dubbed Throwback Sunday. And it was a throwback all right an afternoon the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were thrown all the way back to the mostly dismal era of the Creamsicle orange uniforms they donned Sunday.
And now they find themselves in the throes of a six-game losing streak and an unraveling season, following a 38-19 loss to the 4-8 Carolina Panthers and dazzling rookie quarterback Cam Newton.
On a day that the NFL's No. 1 overall pick passed for one touchdown and scored three on the ground setting the league's single-season quarterback rushing touchdown mark with 13 the Bucs traded their pewter for peeewww.
On a day all-time great Tampa Bay tight end Jimmie Giles was inducted into the Ring of Honor, Tampa Bay staged a performance heavy on miscues and costly penalties that conjured images of so many woeful Buc seasons from the bad old days of their orange and white color scheme.
And on a day celebrating the past, the Bucs stunk up the present.
But this is what...