Bucs Central

August 2010

Tampa Bay hosts the Chiefs, marking the fifth time that the two have squared off in the preseason. The teams last met in 2000 when they squared off at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers lead the series 3-1, as Tampa Bay has won the last two meetings. The first preseason contest between the two teams… Read More

The NFL and NFL.com want to know, who you, the fan thinks will have a better season out of last years three first round drafted quarterbacks in Josh Freeman, Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez. Out of the nearly 93,000 voters thus far, Freeman has received 10% of the votes meaning only 10% percent of fans… Read More

Bucs excited about rookie punter Brent Bowden’s directional punt skills. Bowden who played collegiately at Virginia Tech, where they emphasize special teams finished with a career net average of 36.4 and a gross of 42.2 while downing 72 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. Special team’s coordinator Rich Bisaccia told CBS Sports.com “Your gross gets… Read More

After a shaky performance by Josh Johnson, the current back up quarterback left many in Buc Nation wondering whether or not the Bucs would begin the search for an experienced veteran quarterback to back up Josh Freeman. QB Coach Alex Van Pelt told John Ramon of the St. Petersburg Times that Johnson’s “A dynamic guy… Read More

In what can only be described as a deplorable field to play NFL football on The Bucs first team offense and defensive unit’s fared rather well in adverse weather conditions. Below is a compilation from NFL.com of video highlights from the Bucs first pre-season game. E.J. Biggers fumble recovery. Kareem Huggins 35-yard run. Freeman and… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were looking to build some positive momentum but the football gods were not on their side. As kickoff approached, South Florida was hit with a mid summer down pour. That lasted all of about five minutes, but turned the field at Sunlife Stadium into a muddy mess. The Buccaneers starting offensive… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris defends his decision to use starting quarterback Josh Freeman and the rest of the teams’ starters sparingly in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Dolphins.  Citing injuries as his motivating factor and the possibility, that he could potentially be scolded by management should an injury occur to Freeman. But… Read More

In a stoic moment of self revelation linebacker Derrick Brooks, a nine-time All-Pro and 11-time Pro Bowl selection, will announce his retirement from the National Football League with a special video message on DerrickBrooks.tv, today, Wednesday, August 11. arguably the best player in the franchises history.  Brooks had hoped to get a  chance to prove… Read More

After filing a disappointing “Post Card” from Buccaneers training camp last week Sports Illustrated writer Peter King tries to redeem himself this week with a very eloquent and intelligent piece on the teams’ decision to build through the draft, with inexperienced youth.  King sought the help of Tony Dungy, you know the unflappable pillar that… Read More

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers set to travel to Miami, to take on the Dolphins in their first pre season game, this year. The team released its first depth chart with a handful of surprises.  Sabby Piscitelli will remain the starter at strong safety for now, even though Sean Jones whom the team acquired as… Read More

Second year quarterback Josh Freeman entered this off season, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers undisputed starter, for a team that finished the 2009 season with a 3-13 mark. Freeman who went 3-6 in his nine starts completed 158 of his 290 passes for 1,855 yards and 10 touchdowns for the year but also threw 18… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed disgruntled starting left tackle Donald Penn to a six-year $48 million dollar contract extension with $20 million guaranteed, before the team took to the practice fields at one Buc Place to kick off their first practice for the teams 2010 training camp. On the surface many believed the Bucs caved… Read More

Former Buccaneer defensive lineman, Steve White, who is now an opinionated blogger. Talked a length the other day about the lack of a consistent tempo after taking in a training camp practice at the friendly confines of One Buc Place to the dismay of many fans that presumably have been spoon feed something different from… Read More

Peter King who’s been making his rounds throughout NFL training camps and dropping his “postcards” had to eschew watching the Bucs practice earlier in the week as his schedule forced him to be in New York by 3 p.m. for NBC Football Night in America meetings only further fuels speculation that the Bucs are a… Read More

Veteran right tackle, Jeremy Trueblood who under achieved, at times last season has been the most consistent offensive lineman through the teams first five days of practice. Trueblood who could be an unrestricted free agent after the 2010 season depending on if the players and owners can come to an accord on a new Collective… Read More