Bucs Central

March 2009

Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the clock with what he is referring to as his dream scenario and his plan b draft plight. It is true the since it’s inception the Bucs have been known for there defensive prowess. Yasinskas, throws out three defensive players for the first round that… Read More

While Luke McCown hasn’t been officially named the Buccaneers starting quarterback for the 2009 season, he is ready to prove to the fans and the rest of the NFL world he is the best man for the job. “I got a job to compete with whoever they bring in and I will do my very… Read More

Buccaneers running back Earnest Graham is all for a RBBC approach, as he feels he will be fresher down the stretch, if he can remain healthy. Graham who shared carries last season with Warrick Dunn guesstimates he averaged around 13-14 carries last season in the same scenario. “I love the idea,” said Graham of becoming… Read More

Jeff Faine, 28, enters his second season as the team starting center, but feels that the new zone blocking scheme being implemented by new offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski and new offensive line coach Pete Mangurian is a much better fit for the personnel that has been assembled over the past several seasons along the offensive… Read More

During the owners meetings in Dana Point, Calif. Head coach Raheem Morris gave an impromptu scouting breakdown on the three top quarterbacks who are slated to be first round picks in the up coming NFL draft. Morris had glowing remarks about all three, while he thinks Matthew Stafford is a bit like Jay Culter &… Read More

Former fifth round pick, QB Josh Johnson will be given a chance to compete for the starting position for the Buccaneers in 2009 or at lest that is what he told Jim Flynn & Charlie Campbell of  PewterReport.com, after the team concluded a voluntary workout Wednesday afternoon. When asked Johnson said “most definitely” it is… Read More

Buccaneers defensive line coach Todd Wash was on hand to take in the Longhorns pro day. With the Longhorns having two players that could potentially peak the teams interest in DT Roy Miller & DE Brian Orakpo. Orakpo is projected to be a top 10 pick in next months draft. At 6’3 266 pounds he… Read More

Former Eagles quarterback & ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski thinks the missing piece in Tampa, to a high powered offense is Jay Cutler. Jaworski firmly believes the Buccaneers would likely be a dangerous team this fall if they find a way to secure the services of  Culter. But after reading all the reports about Culters inabilities… Read More

If you are looking for the reason why Ronde Barber survived the purge of aging veterans shortly after Raheem Morris was appointed head coach. He gave a very candid answer on the last day of the owners meetings in Dana Point, Calif. “He’s staying because he touches the ball and he scores touchdowns,” Morris said… Read More

Anwar Richardson, of the Tampa Tribune was able to track down the man, who’s hair never seems to be out of place Mel Kiper who is a draft critic for ESPN.com. Kiper one of the most recognizable names when it comes to college prospects still feels that the Bucs need Kansas State QB Josh Freeman… Read More

Local beat writer Anwar Richardson, of the Tampa Tribune was a guest on ESPN 1040 AM, this morning. Richardson, gave a brief overview of his upcoming article that will be a feature about Luke McCown, look for it this Sunday. Richardson stated McCown has been told by the powers that be, that he will be… Read More

PewterReport.com is reporting that new defensive line coach Robert Nunn will coach defensive tackles, while Todd Wash, a hold over from the old regime will coach defensive ends. Nunn who has worked under new defensive coordinator Jim Bates in Green Bay was brought to Tampa to help guide the teams young an inexperienced defensive tackles… Read More

Rick Stroud, of the St. Pete Times got great insight into what Joel Glazer has been thinking when it comes to free agency & the draft. While the team that won the Superbowl was made up of mainly home grown talent. It still had an infusion of free agent talent to get it over the… Read More

General Manager Mark Dominik has gone on record, stating that the team is keeping a bank roll on hand for its on home grown talent. With so many of the teams young talent scheduled to become free agents over the next two seasons, Dominik is taking a careful approach to the cap surplus he had… Read More

Pat Kirwan, of NFL.com in his latest version of his mock draft has the Buccaneers selecting Kansas State QB Josh Freeman with the 19th pick. With the over abundance of hype Freeman has been getting, one has to wonder how much will the one year stint Raheem Morris had as the defensive coordinator have on… Read More