From the monthly archives:

September 2009

Posted in Good Bad & The Ugly

Good, Bad & The Ugly: Week 2

by Roland Johnson on September 21, 2009

Two weeks into the 2009 regular season – the Bucs are 0-2 and facing the realization that after next weeks game against the New York Football Giants, they could be 0-3 and in trouble of the entire season being flushed down the crapper. Is it time to hit the panic button – throw caution to […]

Posted in General News

Sunday Morning Quick Links

by Roland Johnson on September 20, 2009

A quick whip around the world wide web this morning, reveals quite a few decent reads and even a few chuckles. Also, receiver Antonio Bryant did not travel with the team to Buffalo and has been ruled out. The team placed E.J. Biggers a seventh round draft pick  out of Western Michigan on injured-reserve and […]

Posted in Feature

Bucs’ Joseph More Hype Then Substance

by Roland Johnson on September 20, 2009

Davin Joseph is arguably considered the Bucs best offensive lineman, presumably based on hype and the fact he made the Probowl last season as an alternate. But by scratching below the surface one comes to a much different conclusion. One that might startle some fans, so much so that it could be argued Joseph has […]

Posted in General News

Williams’ Looking To Prove Critics Wrong

by Roland Johnson on September 19, 2009

The last time the Buffalo Bills faced running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, was in 2005, a 19-3 loss in Raymond James Stadium. In which Williams, pummeled their defense for 128 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries. Now the Bills face the daunting task of stopping a man on a mission, Williams who has been […]

Posted in Game Previews

Game Preview: Bucs @ Bills

by Staff Report on September 19, 2009

The Buccaneers lead the all-time series, 6-2, including wins in six of the last seven meetings. This is the first time in the regular season the Buccaneers will travel to Buffalo as all eight previous games have been played in Tampa. Five of the eight contests have been decided by seven points or less, with […]

After last week’s loss to the Cowboys, I thought I would go ahead and re-evaluate how I think the Bucs match up with their opponents on the remaining schedule. When the schedule was released I have to admit I was taken aback at the difficulty. Needless to say, things aren’t looking much brighter now that […]

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Bates’ Defends Adams

by Roland Johnson on September 17, 2009

Defensive coordinator Jim Bates answered critics who bashed third year DE Gaines Adams’s performance after Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys. Bates, who has helped the careers of many past pupils under his tutelage reach super-stardom, spoke with Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune. Bates suggested looking at the tape, and the tape doesn’t lie. It’s […]

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Mahan Tapped To Start In Faines Absence

by Roland Johnson on September 17, 2009

The team re-signed veteran guard / center  Sean Mahan to add depth to a depleted offensive line. The speculation has been that he will compete with undrafted rookie Jonathan Compas this week to see who would start against the Bills. But Byron Leftwich who spoke to the media after practice Wednesday might have let the […]

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Olson Fighting More Then Just On Field Influences

by Roland Johnson on September 17, 2009

After racking up 450 total yards of offense in the season opener, one would think newly promoted offensive coordinator Greg Olson would have the attention of every single player on offense. But potential alone is just not enough to hold the attention of all players at One Buc Place. Tom Balog, of the Herald Tribune.com […]

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Bucs’ Ruud Talking Contract Extension

by Roland Johnson on September 17, 2009

NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora is reporting the Bucs have reportedly been in talks with Barrett Ruud about a contract extension for “several weeks.” The speculation is that Ruud’s representatives are asking for Bart Scott money. Scott signed a six-year deal worth $48 million this off-season with the New York Jets. With the Bucs operating with […]

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Wednesday Raheem Morris Quotes

by Roland Johnson on September 17, 2009

Head coach Raheem Morris addressed keeping Jeremy Zuttah at guard. He also thinks the hits Byron Leftwich takes are over-exaggerated. Talks about the rotation of defensive tackles Chris Hovan, Ryan Sims, and Roy Miller with regards to stopping the inside run game. He also addressed the move to bring back veteran offensive lineman Sean Mahan. […]

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Open Locker Room Quotes: Week 2

by Roland Johnson on September 16, 2009

Byron Leftwich, understands who and what is. Gaines Adams suggest it’s just missed assignments that plagued the team in the season opener. Defensive tackle Chris Hovan thinks the team should get back to the basic fundamentals of football. Running back Carnell Williams believes the injuries he has endured have made him unselfish and mature. DE […]

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Site Maintenance Scheduled For Thursday Morning

by Roland Johnson on September 16, 2009

Just a heads up! The site will be down for about one hour tommorrow morning for site maintenance, at which time will be unveiling some new features along with a cleaner, sleaker design that will be much easier to navigate. Make sure to check back tommorrow to see the unveiling of what is sure to […]

Posted in Feature,General News

Coddling Of Freeman A Detriment To Johnson

by Roland Johnson on September 16, 2009

The plan all along in Tampa was to have Josh Freeman sit and learn during his rookie season, then it seems Raheem Morris and Mark Dominik figured out that by keeping four quarterbacks on the active roster, that it would severely limit Freeman’s reps during practice throughout the season. Thusly, they traded veteran Luke McCown […]

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Tampa Bay @ Buffalo: Key Match-ups

by Paul Mueller on September 15, 2009

The Buccaneers travel to Buffalo this Sunday to take on the Bills, who played surprisingly well in their 25-24 loss to the Patriots on Monday night. Originally circled on the schedule as one of the easier games for the Bucs, they may be in store for more of a fight than they expected, as the […]