From the monthly archives:

August 2009

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Monday Quotes: Raheem Morris

by Roland Johnson on August 31, 2009

HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (On practice and injuries) “We did a little Houston preparation today, working on our in-season schedule again. So today was like an in-season Wednesday for us. We had an in-season Wednesday schedule [with] the shorter periods, faster rotation through the periods, more periods, getting more emphasis on situational football things, whether […]

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Dexter Jackson released. Thank God!!

by Lee C on August 31, 2009

I’m sure that no one is too surprised to hear the announcement that last year’s 2nd round draft pick, WR (and I use that term only because I’m forced to) Dexter Jackson has been released by the Buc’s one day before they are forced to cut down to their 75 man roster. It’s actually a […]

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Bucs Receiver News

by Roland Johnson on August 31, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting receiver duo, of Antonio Bryant & Michael Clayton returned to practice this morning. Bryant who had his knee scoped to clean up some damaged tissue and Clayton who has been nursing a sore hamstring took part in the teams walk through and are expected to be particapting in this afternoons practice, […]

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Bucs’ Williams wont let injuries define his career

by Roland Johnson on August 31, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, the one time rookie of the year, is not willing to let injuries define his career. Williams who spoke at length with Tom Balog, of the Herald-Tribune.com. “I’m not out to get payback or show anybody I’m back,” Williams said. “I’m just chasing something that I love […]

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Reasons why Leftwich was named starter

by Roland Johnson on August 30, 2009

The benevolence of Raheem Morris naming Byron Leftwich as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers current placeholder until the future of the franchise Josh Freeman is prepared to assume the role has more to do with his ability to teach the young Jedi warrior the pitfalls that come with being hailed as the savior of a franchise […]

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Bucs’ name Leftwich starter

by Roland Johnson on August 29, 2009

After delibrating with his staff head coach Raheem Morris, has made it official as he announced in a  team meeting that Byron Leftwich will be the teams starting quarterback. “I’m reporting that Bucs head coach Raheem Morris informed his players this a.m. that he has selected Byron Leftwich as their starting QB” Joel Glazer, of […]

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Bucs Quotes: Half Time & Game

by Roland Johnson on August 28, 2009

HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (On the Bucs defense) “To see that happen, to see those guys kick in gear, to see that start to formulate around our team was positive. That was great. Another positive was that first team defense. They really got out there. They flew around. We had the lightning delay. We had […]

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Cadillac Williams the starter?

by Roland Johnson on August 28, 2009

Four running backs one football, during last nights telecast of the game, I found it quite amusing that the duo of Joe Buck & Troy Aikman who were calling the game for FOX, suggested that Raheem Morris and offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski are pulling for oft-injured running back Cadillac Williams to secure the role as […]

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Game Preview: Dolphins @ Bucs

by Roland Johnson on August 27, 2009

GAME INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009 Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. ET Site: Raymond James Stadium (65,890) 2009 Preseason Records: Tampa Bay 1-1, Miami 2-0 2008 Records: Tampa Bay 9-7, Miami 11-5 National Television: FOX Play-By-Play: Joe Buck, Color: Troy Aikman, Sideline: Pam Oliver Bucs Radio: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM) Play-by-Play: Gene […]

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Geno Hayes & Jermaine Phillips speak

by Roland Johnson on August 27, 2009

With news breaking this week that weakside linebacker safety Jermaine Phillips will be switched back to his natural position in the secondary and second year outside linebacker Geno Hayes will now assume the starting duties at weakside linebacker both players spoke briefly to Stephen Holder, of the St. Pete Times. “It’s a big opportunity for […]

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Antonio Bryant progressing just how much is the question

by Roland Johnson on August 26, 2009

Tampa Bay Bucs starting receiver Antonio Bryant, who has been bothered by a sore knee since last years Prime Time game against the Carolina Panthers opted against having surgery during the off season in hopes that resting and rehabbing his knee would cure the problem, but to no avail as it flared up again at […]

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Possible Trade Scenarios for the Buccaneers.

by Lee C on August 26, 2009

With reports swirling that the Buccaneers are actively shopping one of their three Quarterbacks on the open market, I thought we would take an in depth look at possible trade scenarios. Now, I feel that it is necessary to clearly state that this is all conjecture, and I don’t have any more insight into the […]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, Raheem Morris addressed reports that the team is actively shopping one of three veteran quarterbacks on the roster. While he did his best Bruce Allen impersonation by effectively sliding around the question and deflecting it as just part of the NFL. The most interesting thing of note, is that should […]

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Bucs’ counting on man-to-man coverage to fuel pass rush

by Roland Johnson on August 26, 2009

New defensive coaches hedging bets that the man- to- man coverage being deployed in the secondary will allow for far greater pressure by a re-tooled defensive line. Per John Romano, of the St.Pete Times who caught up with several of Tampa Bay’s new defensive coaches including seasoned defensive coordinator Jim Bates. With the most basic […]

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Morris, Bucs ushering in 2-2-1 system at running back

by Roland Johnson on August 26, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers first year rookie head coach Raheem Morris, let the cat out of the bag when he spoke to the media Tuesday afternoon in regards to how exactly the team plans on playing a crowded backfield. He shed light on an extensive plan to use his arsenal of running backs in a 2-2-1 […]