Bucs Central

July 2010

The Buccaneers were able to come to contract terms with two prominent pieces to there rebuilding project. By signing third overall pick Gerald McCoy to a five year contract worth a maximum value of $63 million dollars, with $35 million guaranteed. Donald Penn who had threatened to hold out signed a contract extension that will… Read More

It would appear that after a so-so season in which Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell Williams rushed for 823 yards and four touchdowns after returning to the gridiron from not one, but two devastating torn patellar tendon injuries, to show just how much heart and determination he has. He’s looking to self motivate by… Read More

Embattled strong safety Sabby Piscitelli has heard the talk all off season from fans and the media that the team needs to replace him. In fact, the team even brought in Sean Jones, a hired gun to take his starting spot. But that hasn’t deterred Piscitelli who has taken a yeoman’s approach this off season… Read More

Often criticized starting left tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Donald Penn and his agent, Rocky Arcineaux  have agreed on the parameters of a long-term contract extension, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com citing a league source Friday. Penn who has voiced his displeasure over the lack of a long term lucrative contract extension… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris, who became the teams de facto defensive coordinator after the Bucs jettisoned Jim Bates. Tinkered with a multitude of different schemes from the more traditional Tampa 2, that many fans had become accustomed to,  to the 3-4, 5-3 and even some 3-3-5 which is more commonly referred to… Read More

After taking a sabbatical of sorts from football over the last few weeks to catch up on the old honey do list and with the air soon to be filled with the sites and sounds of violent collisions from helmets cracking and the muddled sounds of shoulder pads slamming in to one another as the… Read More

With all sign pointing to Gerald McCoy, whom the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected with the 3rd overall pick in the first-round of the NFL Draft this past April, suiting up for his first training camp practice, in two weeks, on time. That has not suppressed his desire to get paid, as much as he can… Read More

The doldrums of mid summer are in full swing as NFL news has come to a screeching halt. With little in the area of new news breaking or anything that could be remotely considered enlightening or even entertaining, many local and national media scribes are simply rehashing old news by spinning untruths. Which brings us… Read More

Newly anointed, NFL.com writer, Michael Lombardi, who is the founder of The National Football Post. Penned his first article for the league's website. Entitled “NFC road might once again run through New Orleans.” In the article, Lombardi breaks down all thirty-two NFL teams. Ranking them via a five tier chip system, with the highest chip… Read More

Since 1937 there have been eighty-seven rookie quarterbacks start at least six games in their rookie season and in their second year, of their respective NFL careers. Based on completion percentage, touchdown passes and yards per attempt on average those three categories have improved from year one to year two an average of: Comp% 2.33%… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, announced that they have signed 10-year veteran, free agent guard Keydrick Vincent to a two-year contract. Vincent, 32, was a starter for the Carolina Panthers for the past two years. To make room on the roster for Vincent, the Bucs released rookie guard Sergio Render. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Vincent has a… Read More

Former BYU running back, Harvey Unga, one of three eligible players for the NFL supplemental draft, which takes place on July 15th worked out for twenty-four teams Thursday. The Bucs who have shown some interest in Unga were in Provo, Utah. As their interest continues to mount; they got an up close look at Unga… Read More

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ at a real contract impasse with starting left tackle Donald Penn, who wants a long-term contract extension, many are watching closely as the situation unfolds.  Penn, 28, who has started 44 games at left tackle has sat out the entire offseason in the hopes of landing a long-term contract refused… Read More

While Iconic blocking icon Michael Clayton may be on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster. His name is clearly written in pencil on the depth chart. Based on his lack of production over the years and his contract, he’s got barely any tradability.  Clayton, 27, whom general manager Mark Dominik signed to a five-year $24 million… Read More

So how will the negotiations between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 3rd overall pick Gerald McCoy go? Will if for nothing more, then just an interesting set of circumstances McCoy is being co-represented by Kelli Masters, one of only two women who are NFLPA certified agents who negotiate contracts on behalf of pro football players… Read More