Bucs Central

February 2010

The team had high expectations for an offensive line entering it's second full season together, but the front five never gelled as a cohesive unit in '09. From mysterious mental health issues, to injuries and ineffective play to scheme changes. The unit failed to deliver the necessary and adequate production to stave off changes. Which… Read More

Bucs enlisting the help of second year pro Josh Freeman to scout potential prospects. According to ESPN's Pat Yasinskas, who caught up with Freeman. Freeman said he has been watching tape of college wide receivers with offensive coordinator Greg Olson and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt. Freeman revealed a receiver that has really caught his… Read More

A day after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers began taking a public relations hit, for their line of questioning prior to the Senior Bowl of S Myron Rolle. General Manager, Mark Dominik answered critics who were outraged at the suggestion the team had the gull to even brooch the subject of Rolle being a deserter, after… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were busy Friday morning. Management met with Rocky Arceneaux, the representative for restricted free agent left tackle Donald Penn in Indianapolis, at the Scouting Combine to inform him, that his client will have the highest possible tender placed on him based on the rules governing an uncapped season in the Collective… Read More

The speculation has been mounting for months on whether or not the Bucs would make an attempt at keeping outspoken receiver Antonio Bryant in the fold for 2010 and beyond. Bryant, 28, was rewarded by the organization for his stellar 83 receptions for 1,248 yards and seven touchdowns performance in 2008, when the team placed the… Read More

With the rumor mill in full swing, Peter King of Sports Illustrated on Monday opined, that disgruntled Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall could be pried out of Denver for a mere second-rounder in the coming draft. Since the season ended Marshall has been contrite with the way events unfolded with first year head coach Josh McDaniels… Read More

If Bucs General Manager Mark Dominik has been in contact with the St. Louis Rams, and their general manager Bily Devaney about a possible trade related to both teams' first round picks in the 2010 NFL draft, with regards to draft positioning. Rams general manager Devaney isn't aware of it. Devaney, who hosted a chat… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Public Relations Director Jeff Kamis, 37, is leaving his post with the Bucs to pursue other endeavors. After 10 years with the franchise and 8, as the teams director of public relations in which he worked for three different head coaches and general managers. Kamis told Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg… Read More

It looks as though the Rams have a plan B in place just in case that can't wrangle one of the Eagles quarterbacks away from Philadelphia in a trade. The alternative involves a potential blockbuster trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Chris Steuber of Scout.com. The trade would involve the Bucs trading the third… Read More

With news breaking that the Buccaneers plan on placing the highest possible tender on starting left tackle Donald Penn for 2010, and seeing as he was angered last season over the lack of talks with the organization on a long term contract. Don’t expect him to suddenly be doing back flips over the current news… Read More

The Buccaneers will be placing the highest possible tender on left tackle Donald Penn. Penn, who lacks the necessary six-years of accredited service to become an unrestricted free agent based on the owners opting out of the CBA and 2010 being an uncapped year reports Jason La Canfora of NFL.com. Penn who has a higher… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers special teams unit has garnered a favorable ranking from renowned Dallas Morning News columnist, Rich Gosselin. Gosselin who grades the NFL's, 32 special teams units by ranking 22 kicking game categories and assigning points according to their standing in each category (1 for the best through 32 for the worst). Has… Read More

Back in 2008 Bucs Central broke down how effective each NFL teams was a getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks, well those stats are back! We once again broke down the numbers, armed with are geek squad excel workbook and stats readily available from Profootballfocus.com and NFL.com we added, subtracted and divided to see just how… Read More

In the coming days, Bucs Central will address the different areas of the Buccaneers offense, defense and special teams by taking a look back on the 2009 campaign and looking forward to the 2010 offseason and beyond. From potential cap casualties, re-signings, free agent signings to draft picks, that could have quite a huge impact… Read More