From the monthly archives:

July 2009

Posted in General News

Bucs sign Freeman

by Roland Johnson on July 30, 2009

No need to fret over a holdout, the Buccaneers have just signed the 17th overall pick in the draft Josh Freeman to a  five-year deal worth $26 million with incentives that could make the deal worth $36 million. Included in the deal is $10.245 million in guarantees. John Clayton, of ESPN.com broke the news just […]

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A holdout could prove costly for Freeman

by Roland Johnson on July 30, 2009

With reporting day, upon the Buccaneers the clock has struck midnight. Reports WERE flying Thursday morning that a deal was struck with Josh Freeman, it now looks like there was a hangup in negotiations.  Gil Brandt, longtime NFL personnel man for the Dallas Cowboys and NFL.com analyst chimes in on the subject in an interview […]

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Freeman, Bucs agree deal done

by Roland Johnson on July 30, 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with first round pick Josh Freeman. Adam Scheffer, formerly of NFL.com now with ESPN.com broke the news via twitter. The terms of the deal weren’t released. Update: It would appear that Scheffer might have jumped the gun a tad bit, he has since removed the tweet, and […]

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Bucs to unveil throwbacks

by Roland Johnson on July 29, 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hold a press conference at One Buccaneer Place on Friday, July 31 at 11 a.m. in the teams auditorium to unveil their 1976 throwback uniforms, which will be worn against Green Bay on November 8. Several current Buccaneer players will be in attendance to model the uniforms. In Other News […]

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Freeman, Bucs closing in on deal

by Roland Johnson on July 27, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Josh Freeman doesn’t have a deal in place just yet, but that hasn’t stopped him from working out at One Buc Place perfecting his craft. According to league sources talks have been productive and amicable, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com. Agents typically instruct their draft picks to stay the […]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, traded up in the draft to select Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman 17th overall in last April’s draft, he was the  third quarterback selected in the first round. He talked about a variety of topics recently in an interview with Sporting News Today’s Dennis Dillon. Q: Why do you think you’re […]

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Six Burning Camp Questions?

by Roland Johnson on July 27, 2009

With the Buccaneers five days from there first training camp practice, to kick off the 2009 season. There are six burning camp questions that desperately need answering before the home opener, although many might not have a definitive answer until after the season is over. Who will be the starting quarterback once the dust settles […]

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Barber doesn’t mesh – Phillips entrenched

by Roland Johnson on July 26, 2009

So, safety turned linebacker Jermaine Phillips is entrenched as the Buccaneers weakside linebacker and cornerback Ronde Barber, doesn’t exactly mesh with the new defensive scheme. That is if you believe everything you here floating around cyber space these days. Not sure, how Phillips could be entrenched as one of the teams outside linebackers after making […]

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Gaines Adams & Kyle Moore attend Defensive Line Inc.

by Roland Johnson on July 26, 2009

Chuck Smith, who is the owner of Defensive Line, Inc., which is based in Atlanta, operates a pass-rushing camp for high school, college and pro athletes. He has become a subject matter expert of sorts teaching the art and science of pass rushing at the Wellness Performance Institute in Suwanee, Ga. Smith, has guided players […]

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Has Williams’ fate already been decided?

by Roland Johnson on July 26, 2009

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reached out to unrestricted free agent Derrick Ward this off-season and subsequently signed him to a four-year deal worth a reported $17 million. The deal includes $6 million guaranteed in the first year, $9.25 million over two years and $13 million over three. It most likely sealed the fate of […]

Posted in NFL Stats

Sacks a misleading stat to the average fan

by Roland Johnson on July 25, 2009

Many fans when throwing praise around, about how good a team’s defense is usually start off my mentioning how many times they were able to sack a quarterback, interceptions or the ability to stop the run. But when talking about sacks, one should consider digging deeper as in quarterback hits, quarterback pressures and sacks. Sacks […]

Read Conflict is the inability of a defender to interpret a blockers intentions due to a multitude of blocks initiated by a similar or common move. There are typically numerous different blocking patterns / schemes a defensive lineman must be able to deduce before he engages a blocker to determine his strategy and mode of […]

Stephen Holder, of the St. Pete Times has a well written piece on troubled Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Arron Sears, in which the times sent a beat reporter to Russellville, a tiny Alabama town where Sears’ family lives and where he recently has been residing. While nothing earth shattering or new was revieled in the […]

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Wilkerson will have more sacks then Adams

by Roland Johnson on July 24, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson to trump Gaines Adams in the sack department in 2009. That is if you believe everything you here from former fish wrap pen scribe Pat Yasinskas. Yasinskas, now of ESPN.com during his chat Thursday was asked several questions in regards to Buccaneer related topics. Q: Pat, the other […]

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Unpredictability looks predictable for Morris

by Roland Johnson on July 24, 2009

It’s not as unforeseeable as some predict for first year head coach Raheem Morris, to actually duplicate the success the Buccaneers have had the last few seasons if not better it within a very short time period. When looking over the NFC teams currently in the south since the coaching hire’s of John Fox, Jim […]