Bucs Central

April 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded TE Alex Smith to the New England Patriots today in exchange for an undisclosed pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Smith, 26, played four NFL seasons with the Buccaneers (05-08). The 6-foot-4-inch, 258-pound tight end was selected by the Bucs in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft… Read More

Updating a previous report, the Buccaneers list of tryout players and undrafted rookie free agents continues to grow. In years past the team signed street free agents to compete with the rookies and few tryout players, it seems like Mark Dominik has gone back in time as the amount of players linked to the Bucs… Read More

Stephen Holder, of the St.PeteTimes.com prompting a dirty little romur without a solid source, blantently suggest that the recently released Redskin defensive end, who would rather dance on stage and spend time with his family is seriously considering a reunion of sorts with new defense cooridnator Jim Bates, while on the surface, this move seems… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't worn their old creamcicle swashbuckling winking pirate, since the 1996 season. According to the teams ticketing office, they will once again be donning the original treads of Bucco Bruce as a way to pay tribute to the 1979 Championship team. It is fitting that the game will be against an… Read More

With rookie mini camp scheduled for May 1-3, the Buccaneers have either signed or invited to following players to try out. S Marshall McDuffie (FIU) S Terrence Moore (Troy) OL Rob Bruggeman (Iowa) DE Neefy Moffett (FSU) DB DeAngelo Willingham (Tennessee) QB Rodney Landers (JMU) OG Maurice Miller (Mississippi) OG Andre Douglas (Temple) RB Josh… Read More

There has been several indicators, that would suggest Josh Freeman, might not see the field in 2009, since being drafted not only has Freeman gave subtle little hints about it, but now Doug Williams is dropping tidbits of the teams plan to allow Freeman to be spoon feed his first year in the NFL. According… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers formally introduced number one draft pick Josh Freeman, this morning to the media and the Buccaneer fanatical fan base. Freeman who was chosen 17th overall has already got something in common with the last franchise quarterback the team had, as he and Doug Williams, who is now the Director of player… Read More

The Buccaneers continued to work through the night on signing rookie free agents, one of those players was Josh Vaughn, who we predicted the team would take in the seventh round. Vaughn a 6-1, 228-pounder from the University of Richmond, gained 1,884 yards and scored 20 touchdowns for the Spiders last season. Temple tackle Andre… Read More

Raheem Morris was asked point blank about the quote from Josh Freeman after he was drafted in which, Freeman stated, that the Leftwich signing was nothing more then a smokescreen, to mask the teams true interest in him. Morris indicated that he talked to Josh Freeman about it, and ultimately gave him his first lesson… Read More

The draft is over and many fans feel slighted, but in reality new general manager Mark Dominik & first year head coach Raheem Morris had a decent draft filling needs with solid picks, many fanatics were shocked and surprised by some of the picks, but the duo stayed true to there draft board and drafted… Read More

With plenty of holes that needed to be filled on the defensive side of the football, the Buccaneers added value along with potential on day two. In the third round the team added one of the best pure run stoppers in the draft, when they selected DT Roy Miller out of Texas, Miller is a… Read More

News is beginning to trickle out as too why the Buccaneers jumped two spots, if you are one of the many fanatics, who reads this blog and are actually wondering why the Buccaneers jumped just two spots to take Kansas State QB Josh Freeman with the 17th overall pick, rather then just stand pat at… Read More

With the 17th overall selection in the first round, of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select QB Josh Freeman To move up two spots the Buccaneers gave the Browns the 19th overall selection along with a 2009 sixth round pick. While this fanatic is not enamored, with the selection of Freeman, I… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed the offense in free agency and there is a sense of urgency to get the defense back to a  respectable level after the late season collapse, look for new defensive coordinator Jim Bates to have a heavy influence on the draft. The team is looking to add a pass rusher… Read More