From the monthly archives:

September 2009

Posted in Feature,General News

Fans Souring On Dominik & Morris

by Staff Report on September 30, 2009

With the latest blunder revolving around the uncertainty of the quarterback position some fans are becoming very weary of the supposed dynamic duo of rookie head coach Raheem Morris and first year general manager Mark Dominik. It’s plain to see, all of the blunders from hiring an offensive coordinator, only to fire him 10 days […]

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This Past Week In Review

by Roland Johnson on September 30, 2009

Let me preface this by apologizing to the 1 or 2 readers of this site, for the lack of coverage this past week. While being sick and traveling throughout Iraq (you know, my real job) is not an excuse for not bringing you, the loyal readers, the latest happenings surrounding the team that you root […]

Posted in Power Rankings

Buc Central’s POW-R’-ANKINGS: Week 3

by Roland Johnson on September 29, 2009

Buc Central’s POW-R’-ANKINGS;  The power rankings are the product of a simple mathematical formula, using points for and points against. The rankings have predicted 10 of the last 19 Super Bowl winners. Further, 14 of the last 19 Super Bowl winners finished the regular season No. 1 or No. 2 in the POW-R’-ANKINGS system. Unlike […]

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Josh Johnson Named Week Four Starter

by Lee C on September 28, 2009

According to ESPN, head coach Raheem Morris has decided to promote 2nd year QB Josh Johnson as the starter in Week 4 vs. Washington. Former starter Byron Leftwich has actually been moved all the way down to 3rd string, as rookie Josh Freeman will be backing up Johnson. Johnson came in midway through the 4th […]

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Ward to Start Against Former Team

by Paul Mueller on September 26, 2009

Derrick Ward circled this Sunday’s game against the Giants on his calendar when the schedule first came out in April. That was before head coach Raheem Morris decided to go with a three-back attack. Now, with Cadillac Williams and Earnest Graham both listed as questionable, Ward will get the start against his former team. “I […]

Posted in Game Previews

Game Preview: Giants @ Bucs

by Staff Report on September 26, 2009

The Buccaneers have won three of the past five regular season meetings with the Giants, including a 19-13 home win on Monday Night Football in 2003. The Giants lead the all-time series 10-6 in the regular season. The teams first met in 1977, a 10-0 New York win in Tampa. The Giants proceeded to win […]

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Wednesday Quotes: Raheem Morris

by Roland Johnson on September 23, 2009

Morris discusses Antonio Bryant’s bone bruise, adjusting to life without Jermaine Phillips, talks about if the Giants game is a must-win situation. Morris talked about the youth and whats expected from them, from game to game. He also talked about the offense carrying the defense and the defensive scheme. HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (On practice, […]

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Open Locker Room: Wednesday Player Quotes

by Roland Johnson on September 23, 2009

Often criticized defensive end Gaines Adams talks about giving more effort. Veteran defensive tackle Chris Hovan talks about how the team goes about fixing the problems that have plagued the team through the first two games. Byron Leftwich talks about doing more on offense to secure the teams first win. DE GAINES ADAMS (On if […]

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You Get What You Pay For

by Lee C on September 23, 2009

So, after some review of the Buccaneers much maligned secondary, I have come to the conclusion that the front office is responsible for the poor play of this unit. Only two of the players currently on the roster were selected in the 1st or 2nd rounds of the draft. We have been making miracles for […]

Posted in Feature,Opinion

Opinion: Leftwich, Make Way for Freeman

by Paul Mueller on September 23, 2009

It’s ugly. There’s no argument and there’s no way around it. And since a tough schedule suggests it’s only going to get uglier, there’s only one way to absolve the catastrophe that is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under center. You guessed it: Human sacrifice. It’s time for change. It’s time for the future of the franchise […]

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Bucs’ Sign Two DB’s Hamilton & Lynch

by Staff Report on September 23, 2009

The Buccaneers announced today that they have signed S Corey Lynch from the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad and have also signed CB Marcus Hamilton. Lynch originally entered the league as a sixth-round pick (177th overall) of the Bengals in the 2008 NFL Draft. During the 2008 season, Lynch appeared in seven games for Cincinnati and […]

Posted in Power Rankings

Buc Central’s POW-R’-ANKINGS: Week 2

by Staff Report on September 22, 2009

Buc Central’s POW-R’-ANKINGS;  The power rankings are the product of a simple mathematical formula, using points for and points against. The rankings have predicted 10 of the last 19 Super Bowl winners. Further, 14 of the last 19 Super Bowl winners finished the regular season No. 1 or No. 2 in the POW-R’-ANKINGS system. Unlike […]

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Monday Quotes: Raheem Morris

by Staff Report on September 21, 2009

Head coach Raheem Morris discusses bleeding slow, playing scared, the defensive struggles, Gaines Adams ineffectiveness at rushing the passer and having the second worst defense in the NFL statistically. As well as if the personnel fit the scheme in the front seven. HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (On Sunday’s game) “After viewing the game tape, offensively […]

Posted in Feature

Breaking Down Leftwich’s Numbers

by Staff Report on September 21, 2009

The stats on NFL.com for Byron “Slugo” Leftwich show eerie declines in completion percentage. In the first half of games, Leftwich has a 68% completion percentage, 279 yards and a QBR (Quarterback Rating) of 90.7 on 31 pass attempts. In the second half of games he begins to unravel, with a 50% completion percentage, 293-yards […]

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0-2 Aftermath

by Staff Report on September 21, 2009

How important is a win this Sunday against the New York Football Giants. Consider this, the Bucs are currently on a six game skid dating back to last season, which puts them in the same general uninspiring vicinity as the Detroit Lions (19), St. Louis Rams (12), Cleveland Browns (8), and Kansas City Chiefs (6), […]