Bucs Central

November 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris addressed the Tampa media Monday, the day after falling to 1-10 on the season. Morris talked about getting what you deserve...the progress of the defense...on rookie quarterback Josh Freeman showing more...on getting the football to Antonio Bryant more...on what the defensive play call at the end of the… Read More

The Buccaneers franchised receiver Antonio Bryant this off-season in the hopes that he would be a focal point of the passing attack. But due to a nagging knee injury that has hampered Bryant for most of the season, he has been relatively quite on and off the field. Except for the past two weeks, since… Read More

After another disappoint loss Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris addressed the media, following the game. He talked about if the defense took a step forward...the fourth down decision to go for the field goal instead of punting. Josh Freeman who was making his fourth start in the NFL talked about receiver Antonio Bryant...the… Read More

Another week, another loss, sure the losses continue to mount, but after sacking their second coordinator this season the team actually made strides. The defense played downhill and made plenty of tackles for loss. The starting linebackers of Barrett Ruud, Geno Hayes and Quincy Black combined for 30 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and… Read More

Just how important will free agency and the draft be this off-season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? If there is no new CBA (collective bargaining agreement) reached it could take longer then some fans might expect, before the team becomes competitive again. If the Bucs have to solely rely on the draft to fill holes… Read More

The Buccaneers lead the all-time series 18-13 and have won six of the last nine meetings with the Falcons. Since the NFC South was created in 2002, the Buccaneers own a 9-5 series edge, including season sweeps in 2002, 2005 and 2007 on the way to NFC South titles. The two teams first met in… Read More

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… Read More

Bucs Extend Olson

Whirlwind day continues to get stranger at One Buc Place. Hours after the demotion of defensive coordinator Jim Bates, the Buccaneers have now extended offensive coordinator Greg Olson. Olson has guided the Bucs to a 29th overall ranking in total offense. The team is averaging 16.4 points per game, 100.7 rushing yards per game and… Read More

Several Bucs players addressed the media after the Jim Bates demotion. veteran cornerback Ronde Barber suggests that Raheem Morris can better coach the defense...second year Geno Hayes talked about his familiarity with the Tampa 2...rookie Roy Miller talked about switching too the Tampa 2 and said he's fond of the switch...starting quarterback Josh Freeman talked… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head coach Raheem Morris addressed the media, after word broke he was relieving defensive coordinator Jim Bates of his play calling duties. Morris talked about the though process that went into the change...on if the decision was based on scheme or the players...on whether or not it was a play calling issue...on… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris met late into the night, Monday with general manager Mark Dominik to discuss the ousting of defensive coordinator Jim Bates. After a dismal showing through ten games, in which the defense is ranked 26th overall and allowing 169.7 rushing yards per game. But news of the unfolding event… Read More

Head coach Raheem Morris addressed comments made by receiver Antonio Bryant...the utilization of the tight end since the Saints were playing cover 2...whether or not Josh Freeman is less accurate from under center then in the shotgun...Morris commented on the teams run defense...touched on the zone blocking scheme and power runs. He also talked about… Read More

Following the loss to the Saints, several Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and head coach Raheem Morris addressed the media. Morris told reporters, he expected to see this kind of performances out of Freeman. Rookie quarterback Josh Freeman spoke about his accuracy issues...coverage looks the Saints were giving him... DE Styles G White said he was… Read More

Another week another loss for the Buccaneers, fans should exercise extreme patience when judging the maturation process of rookie Josh Freeman. From the beginning everyone knew Freeman needed time to develop and would have some down right horrid games if he was inserted as the starter, but after two solid performances in which he gave… Read More

Tampa Bay has won seven of the last 11 meetings, including three of the last four contests played at Raymond James Stadium. New Orleans leads the all-time series 20-14, but the series is tied at 7-7 as NFC South rivals. The teams split the series last year, with New Orleans winning at home in Week… Read More