From the monthly archives:

July 2009

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Bucs possible destination for receiver Horn?

by Roland Johnson on July 23, 2009

According to Joe Horn’s agent, Ralph Vitolo, in an article by Aaron Wilson, of Profootballtalk.com buried at the very bottom of the post. Vitolo suggest the Buccaneers could be a possible destination for Horn, 37, who was out of football in 2008 to revive his career. For his career, which spanned twelve years and three […]

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Selmon to be first Ring of Honor inductee

by Roland Johnson on July 22, 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers first ever collegiate player drafted in 1976, first overall, and the only Bucs Hall of Famer, defensive end Lee Roy Selmon will be the one & only player inducted in to the newly minted Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium, which will be unveiled during the teams throwback game against […]

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Duck, Duck, Goose – Olson playing the label game

by Roland Johnson on July 21, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback’s coach Greg Olson is playing a loosely translated game of Duck, Duck, Goose with his crop of QB’s. In the most recent edition of the PewterReport Magazine, Olson gave a brief scouting report on Luke McCown, Byron Leftwich, Josh Freeman & Josh Johnson from there performances this off-season in OTAs and […]

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Jagodzinski promises an improved ground game

by Roland Johnson on July 20, 2009

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski promises that the running game will be successful in 2009, a unit that has never ranked higher then 11th  since 2002 with a seven year overall league average of 21st. The Bucs three highest ranking years in rushing yards since 2002 has been 11th in 2007, 14th […]

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11 days till the battles begin

by Roland Johnson on July 20, 2009

In eleven days a new chapter in Buccaneers history will be ushered in. With the team scheduled to report on 31, July. The teams’ first training camp practice under the guidance of new head coach Raheem Morris is to take place the following morning. With Morris the preacher of intense violent physical smash mouth controlled […]

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Sunday Morning Headlines

by Roland Johnson on July 19, 2009

With the regular season, still a little over two months away. Profootballweekly.com has what some might call a “biased headline” proclaiming the Buccaneers are on a downward spiral. Siting last years late season collapse along with the over abundance of front office & coaching changes this off-season. Of course, the only thing that stands to […]

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Freemans’ ability to read and understand is the key

by Roland Johnson on July 16, 2009

Legendary, Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton once penned a column titled ” How to earn your stripes” in the 70′s where he talks about quarterbacking, in which he discusses wiping out half the field when reading coverages & primary receivers. Here are a few excerpts from Tarkenton’s column. “I don’t try to read an entire […]

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Ward to be featured?

by Roland Johnson on July 15, 2009

Competition is what has been preached this off-season, but it now seems some in the media proclaim to know everything that is going to happen, even before the team has reported to training camp. “Everyone knows that ex-Giant Derrick Ward will be featured and new offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski wants to run.” said John Czarnecki, […]

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Morris could face a QB controversy out of the gate

by Roland Johnson on July 14, 2009

Perhaps, it’s simply human nature to pick sides during a ripe QB controversy whether you’re a player or a coach, it becomes hard to remain neutral. With the team reevaluating Josh Freeman’s time line, on when he will be both mentally & physically prepared to handle the demands  and rigors of leading an NFL team […]

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Freeman next up

by Roland Johnson on July 14, 2009

Does first round pick QB Josh Freeman, have leverage on the Bucs? With the recent release of veteran signal caller Brian Griese, one might think Freeman and further more his agent Tom Condon have the team right where they want them. It’s an easy scenario to understand with Condon representing must of the talented first […]

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Bucs sign Miller, cut Griese

by Roland Johnson on July 13, 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed DT Roy Miller to a four-year contract. ProFootballTalk.com, is reporting the total base value of Miller’s deal is $2.52 million and includes a $770,000 signing bonus. Miller’s 2009 cap value is $502,500K, followed by $587,500K in 2010, $672,500K in 2011 and $757,500K in 2012. Miller […]

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Barrett Ruuds’ contract impasse

by Roland Johnson on July 10, 2009

Message boards are on fire over the lack of movement on a long term contract extension for arguably the best defensive player on the Buccaneers roster, Barrett Ruud. While many fans & pundits agree Ruud should be able to thrive in just about any situation, Ruud’s success is directly connected this coming season with the […]

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Contract numbers breakdown

by Roland Johnson on July 9, 2009

Contract details for the four rookies the Buccaneers have signed are in. With only Josh Freeman & Roy Miller unsigned we have been able to cobble together the salaries and signing bonus numbers for DE Kyle Moore, OT Xavier Fulton, CB E.J Biggers and WR Sammie Stroughter. DE Kyle Moore signed a four year deal […]

“Proceed with caution” is the headline from Pat Kirwan, of NFL.com in regards too, the three signal callers drafted in the first round of this past Aprils annual meat market. In which it is stressed that the front office’s for each team knows when the time is right to start – presumably what they believe […]

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Dominik receives praise from Angelo

by Roland Johnson on July 6, 2009

Whether or not Mark Dominik has carefully calculated the moves made by the team thus far or is simply throwing caution to the wind, wont be realized until September. But according to former Tampa Bay’s director of player personnel, Jerry Angelo, who has been with the Bears for nine seasons as the teams general manager, […]