From the monthly archives:

June 2009

Posted in General News

Bucs Griese ask to be released

by Roland Johnson on June 14, 2009

With speculation swirling throughout the off-season that veteran quarterback Brian Griese would be traded or released before the start of training camp, as the Buccaneers have maintained they only want to bring four quarterbacks to camp. Rick Stroud, of the St. Pete Times is reporting the embattled quarterback has asked for his unconditional release from […]

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Defensive intrigue

by Roland Johnson on June 14, 2009

While most defenses are sound by design, call me intrigued by what the new scheme will entail for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under the guidance of defensive coordinator Jim Bates. For the most part, it will still look somewhat familiar to many, but with little intricate differences. You here some say he doesn’t have the […]

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Positional Preview: RB & FB

by Roland Johnson on June 12, 2009

With vision, lateral cutting and the ability to square one’s shoulders and hit the hole being an emphasis this season the running game is going to look very different. There is no doubt the team will struggle to find consistency early on in the ground game. But as the season wears on the ground & […]

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Bucs News & Notes Thursday edition

by Roland Johnson on June 12, 2009

With two players figuring to play prominent roles this coming fall still M.I.A. this off-season in middle linebacker Barrett Ruud & left tackle Donald Penn amidst contract disputes Rod Wilson and James Lee have been getting plenty of action with the first teams. CB Kyle Arrington was carted off the field when he went airborne, […]

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Positional Preview: Quarterbacks

by Roland Johnson on June 11, 2009

The band aid brigade that once toiled under center has been discarded for youthful exuberance. The team has decided a drastic makeover was in order at the most critical position in all of football. With the immanent release of Brian Griese on the horizon, the days of a quarterback hanging on long enough to begin […]

While some have questioned the methods this season of the new regime and the Glazer for there lack of free spending, one has to wonder just how much of this comes on the heels that teams are preparing for an uncapped season in 2010 and a subsequent work stoppage in 2011. Here is a good […]

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Bucs Johnson doesn’t discount his abilities

by Roland Johnson on June 11, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers second year pro & former fifth round draft pick Josh Johnson has been counted out his whole career, but he is not willing to concede to those who suggest he is the odd man out in the quarterback derby raging under the sunny skies and back drop of the Florida Gulf Coast. […]

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Bucs QB Coach talks shop

by Roland Johnson on June 11, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback coach Greg Olson spoke with the media in-regards to the plan the team has outlined for the development of rookie quarterback Josh Freeman, the battle waging between Byron ” Slugo” Leftwich & Luke McCown. He also indicated that former 5th round pick Josh Johnson was disappointed in the team decision to […]

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Bucs sign rookie Xavier Fulton

by Roland Johnson on June 10, 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have inked one of there first draft picks from the class of 2009. Rick Stroud of the St.Pete Times via his blog Bucs Beat is reporting the Buccaneers & fifth round pick, swing tackle Xavier Fulton have agreed on terms that will lock up the rookie for four years. While details […]

Ten year veteran defensive tackle Chris Hovan is looking to pick up where soon to be Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks left off, when it comes to leadership for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. Hovan who is an elder statesmen at 31, has spent the last four season observing from a far the way […]

Posted in Good Bad & The Ugly

Vintage Hope

by Nick Menchaca on June 7, 2009

Maybe you’ve seen the grim schedule. The one that pits us against teams with a combined winning percentage of .580 (without Tom Brady). Maybe you’ve noticed the lack of marquee star power that reside on the Buccaneers’ roster. Not enough to even warrant a prime-time game. Yet, Bucs fans, I heed you to take a […]

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Ex-Buc Pillow in trouble with the law

by Roland Johnson on June 6, 2009

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer receiver Frank Pillow is in trouble with the law.  Pillow was an eleventh round draft pick in 1988 out of Tennessee State and played three season with the Buccaneers from 1988-1990. He is being charged, with harming a child. According to published reports, Pillow in a fit of rage, began pelting […]

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Too early to judge Dominik & Morris?

by Roland Johnson on June 5, 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2009 season is cloaked in question marks. Every where you turn fans are either overly optimistic or very pessimistic about the inaugural season under the new regime of Mark Dominik & Raheem Morris. With so much change sweeping through Buccaneer land, it is hard to say which set of fans are […]

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Bucs Bloggers Wanted

by Roland Johnson on June 4, 2009

If you are a passionate Buccaneers fan, have the time, and skills to become a Bucs Central blogger. Then drop me a line at FanofBuccaneers@yahoo.com. Please include “Blogger” in the subject line. Looking for fans who have a passion for all things Buccaneers and want to be heard or in this case read.

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Bucs DE White involved motorcycle accident

by Roland Johnson on June 4, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Greg “Stylez G” White was involved in a motorcycle accident according to the NationalFootballPost.com. White, reportedly laid down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a taxi cab that pulled out in front of him, in the Tampa area. White, a second year defensive end out of Minnesota has registered 13 sacks since […]