From the monthly archives:

April 2009

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Bucs zeroing in on Freeman

by Roland Johnson on April 24, 2009

Mike Florio, of Profootballtalk.com sighting an unnamed league source, is unequivocally suggesting the Buccaneers are zeroing in on former Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman with the 19th overall selection in the first round. Should the Buccaneers finally select a quarterback in the first round since the drafting of Trent Dilfer back in the 1994, it […]

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Draft Flashback: Scot Brantley

by Roland Johnson on April 24, 2009

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Insight into Dominik’s draft day approach

by Roland Johnson on April 23, 2009

During Mark Dominiks’ inaugural press conference after being name the Buccaneers new general manager, he stated he would take things from the past GM’s he has worked for. So after doing some internet digging, I came across five basic principles that Tim Ruskell GM of the Seattle Seahwaks uses, what he says he learned under […]

All the Jason Campbell & Brady Quinn rumors are just that, unsubstantiated rumors. Every news outlet along with every Tom, Dick & Harry pundit is just trying to connect the dots in the hopes of creating collective buzz for whom every they work for, to ultimately get credit for reporting something they floated around with […]

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Brandt – Bucs should fair better in draft

by Roland Johnson on April 23, 2009

Gil Brandt, of NFL.com who was the Cowboys’ vice president of player personnel from 1960-89 & now the host of an NFL show on Sirius Satellite Radio along with being a respected draft analyst feels the Bucs next five drafts under the guidance of new general manager Mark Dominik will be far more productive then […]

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Morris wants to become Kingpin of controlled chaos

by Roland Johnson on April 22, 2009

Violent, controlled physical aggression is what the duo of General Manager Mark Dominik & Head Coach Raheem Morris have been spouting ever since they were promoted into their new roles with the team. While it was not known at first, exactly why veteran linebackers Derrick Brooks & Cato June were released, it now seems after […]

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College Scouting director Hickey gets peppered by media

by Roland Johnson on April 22, 2009

Dennis Hickey Director of College scouting, for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sat down with members of the media today to field question about the up coming draft and the recent lack of success in regards to past drafts. Jim Flynn & Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com have the entire dog & pony show transcribed. One typically […]

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CB Ryan Mouton on Bucs radar

by Roland Johnson on April 22, 2009

New defensive backs coach Joe Baker, will be in Katy, Tx, working out former Hawaii corner back Ryan Mouton. Mouton who is 5’9 190 pounds is a jack of all trades as he played on all three units while in college. Currently rated as a second day prospect he has great quickness and change of […]

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Bucs shopping TE Alex Smith

by Roland Johnson on April 21, 2009

The good folks over at Nationalfootballpost.com are reporting that a source close to the Buccaneers has stated the team is aggressively shopping tight end Alex Smith. Smith, 26, is in the final year of his rookie contract since being drafted in the 2005 draft, out of  Standford, in the third round. He has complied 129 […]

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Gruden suggest a defensive draft for former team

by Roland Johnson on April 21, 2009

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden weighs in on what his former team should draft this Saturday. Not much of a surprise, Gruden feels it should be a defensive minded draft. Siting the team needs a defensive end, defensive tackle & cornerback. “I really think Tampa Bay lost some key players on defense […]

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DE’s Everette Brown & Larry English sliding

by Roland Johnson on April 21, 2009

Two potential draft day targets of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at defensive end could be sliding down war room draft boards as teams put their final rankings together. Nolan Nawrocki, of Profootballweekly.com speculates in his The Way We Hear It – Draft Edition, that due to a lack of athletic ability or explosiveness in positional […]

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Kevin Carter to return?

by Roland Johnson on April 20, 2009

Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com put fingers to keyboard while traveling back to his youthful imagination as he tries to insinuate the Buccaneers will entertain the idea of bringing back aging free agent defensive end Kevin Carter. If that is not enough of a cry for help Yasinskas feels Carter will end up with more sacks […]

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Bucs showing interest in DE Everette Brown

by Roland Johnson on April 20, 2009

Bob Thomas, of Jacksonville.com is reporting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are showing interest in Everette Brown the undersized defensive end from FSU. Brown possess loose hips and an explosive first step that would greatly aid the pass rush, but might not be big enough to play LDE, as has been speculated in the past the […]

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Ramses Barden, Bucs very interested

by Roland Johnson on April 19, 2009

Cal Poly receiver Ramses Barden who racked up 206 receptions, 4,203 yards and 50 touchdowns in his collegiate career told Ed Thompson of scouts.com that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have showed the most consistent interest in him over the last two months. With the team needing to add depth to the receiver corps Barden has […]

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Impact of Steve Logan

by Roland Johnson on April 19, 2009

Recently added running backs coach Steve Logan has a long history of helping quarterbacks achieve a level of greater success. Logan who was the head coach of East Carolina from 1992 – 2002, then spent two seasons as a quarterbacks coach in NFL Europe as well as a stint at Boston College as an offensive […]