From the monthly archives:

May 2009

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Bucs contacted Plaxico Burress

by Roland Johnson on May 21, 2009

Steve Wyche, of NFL.com is reporting that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have contacted troubled free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress. The nature of the talks according to the unnamed source were purely exploratory in nature and centered around Burress off season progress and his well being. According to Wyche, neither Buccaneer officals nor Burress agent, […]

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Bucs corner Talib discusses fight

by Roland Johnson on May 21, 2009

Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib, faced the daunting task of speaking to the media after his latest bout of aggression towards a teammate. Talib discussed his version of the altercation with left tackle Donald Penn during Wednesday’s OTA. During the skirmish, the high strung Talib wildly swung his helmet and accidentally hit fellow cornerback Torrie Cox […]

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Bucs Clayton giddy over new offense

by Roland Johnson on May 20, 2009

The enigma that is, receiver Michael Clayton, on the heels of signing a five year extension worth roughly $26 million is giddy, over the new direction in which the offense is heading under the guidance of offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski. Clayton spoke with local media after practice, in which he stated the receivers who were […]

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Bucs corner Talib getting physical at practice

by Roland Johnson on May 20, 2009

Aaron Wilson, of Profootballtalk.com is reporting that Aqib Talib was involved in a helmet swinging contest, which involved starting left tackle Donald Penn, but neither suffered and injuries, instead the wild swinging Talib managed to land helmet to face on fellow corner Torrie Cox, who Wilson says surfaced lacerations to the nose and face area. […]

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Bucs linebacker Crowell full steam ahead

by Roland Johnson on May 19, 2009

Recently signed free agent linebacker Angelo Crowell, who was sidelined all of 2008 after under going surgery to repair a badly damaged knee. Told the St.Pete Times that he participated fully in Tuesday’s workouts and is ready to go. Crowell, will battle third year pro Quincy Black to man the strongside after the team cut […]

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Tuesday: Buccaneer News & Notes

by Roland Johnson on May 19, 2009

As we reported yesterday, middle linebacker Barrett Ruud’s absence from OTA’s has been about his contract situation, it has know been confirmed by multiple media outlets. There seems to be some bad blood brewing between ESPN & the NFL Network, over some back dooring in recent weeks over ex-coaches becoming color commentators for either station. […]

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Ruud looking for long term extension

by Roland Johnson on May 18, 2009

Speculation is beginning to mount that the recent absence of starting middle linebacker Barrett Ruud from the teams most recent round of OTA’s might have a great deal to do with his current contract status. Ruud who is in the final year of a five year contract that he signed as a second round draft […]

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Storer placed on IR, not released

by Roland Johnson on May 18, 2009

Updating a previous post in which we blogged that according to Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com the Buccaneers had released FB Byron Storer becuase he had suffered a major setback in his rehalbilation process. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers however, officially announced that is not the case at all, instead the team has placed Storer on I.R. […]

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Freeman debuts new look

by Roland Johnson on May 18, 2009

Recently drafted QB Josh Freeman, who was selected with the 17th overall pick in this past Aprils draft took part in the NFL Rookie Premiere Photo Shoot at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which is the annual photo taking process to begin the making of football cards. Freeman was asked to compete with other rookies […]

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Tight end Kellen Winslow responds to critics

by Roland Johnson on May 18, 2009

Tight end Kellen Winslow responds to critics after missing OTA’s, Winslow sighted not only was head coach Raheem Morris aware he would miss the first five weeks of OTA’s, but the Glazer family also knew. “Fans are going to have opinions, but if you know me, you now I’m working my butt off,” Winslow said. […]

Dan Parr, of Profootballweekly.com scribes that because of the new found confidence level and familiarity with his teammates, Luke McCown has a slight edge in the quarterback derby being waged in Tampa. It was well-known that Buccaneers QB Luke McCown didn’t lack confidence, and he emphasized that point at the team’s voluntary workouts Tuesday, telling […]

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Bucs waive injuried FB Byron Storer

by Roland Johnson on May 16, 2009

Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com is reporting the Tampa bay Buccaneers have waived injured FB Byron Storer. Storer who was sidelined last season with a knee injury, had a major set back in OTA’s earlier this week…which lead to speculation he would miss the entire 2009 season. Storer’s claim to fame was a punishing block on […]

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Penn & Trueblood main problem with Bucs offensive line

by Roland Johnson on May 16, 2009

Just how bad have the starting tackles of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the past few seasons? Bad enough the team decided to change from a man blocking scheme to a zone blocking scheme. Donald Penn & Jeremy Trueblood have started a combined 73 games since 2006, but have garnered notaritity for their inability to […]

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Bucs hire capologist of sorts

by Roland Johnson on May 13, 2009

PewterReport.com is reporting that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Douglas Daley as the teams Director of Football Administrations. Daley has a background in real estate contracts, it is believed that Daley will fill the role vacated by Kevin Demoff, who was hired by the Rams to serve as their executive vice president of football […]