Bucs Central

October 2010

The initial prognosis for when center Jeff Faine would return was generalized as “several weeks” after he suffered a torn quadriceps muscle in his right leg against the Bengals, in the second quarter of a Bucs 24-21 come from behind win. Well finally, the actual length for his recovery timetable has been revealed as 4-6… Read More

The carousel continues for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at punter. As first reported by ESPN’s NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas, the Bucs cut ties with punter Chris Bryan on Tuesday. The same day, Jason La Confora, of NFL.com reported that the team had worked out Brent Bowden, T.J. Conley, and Robert Malone. Bryan was averaging… 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 20 Super Bowl winners. Further, 14 of the last 20 Super Bowl winners finished the regular season No. 1 or No. 2 in the POW-R’-ANKINGS system. Unlike… Read More

As only he can do SportsIllustrated.com’s, senior NFL writer Peter King sums up the development of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers young improving nucleolus of talent as “stunning” in his latest rendition of Monday Morning Quarterback. But whats even more news worthy is in surprising turn over events King has Josh Freeman on his MVP Watch… Read More

Micheal Spurlock’s toe tapping sideline catch, late in the fourth quarter, of an almost improbable come from behind win for the Bucs against the defending AFC North champs, Cincinnati Bengals. Has former Bucs beat writer Don Banks, now of SportsIlustrated.com confused, so much so, that as he see’s it, the “PHANTOM” catch will surely reignite… Read More

First are most of the highlights from the Bucs stunning come from behind win in Cincinnati, rolled into one video courtesy of the good people at NFL Network. As the fine folks of the leagues TV Network continuously do after every game, they have uploaded a gaggle of highlights from the Bucs win at Cincinnati… Read More

After a pedestrian performance throughout three quarters by the Buccaneers offense against the Bengals, in Who Dey Nation, Josh Freeman and his cast of young receivers made enough plays to capitalize on two Carson Palmer interceptions late in the fourth quarter to escape the hostile confines of Cincinnati with a 24-21 victory. Good Cody Grimm… Read More

The Buccaneers lead the all-time series 6-3, including victories in five con­secutive contests. Tampa Bay won the previous meeting at Raymond James Stadium in 2006, 14-13. This week’s game marks the seventh of 10 meet­ings played in Cincinnati. The two teams first met in 1976 in Cincinnati during the Buccaneers’ inaugural season, with the Bengals… Read More

Through three games the pass rush from the Buccaneers front four has been erratic at best. Boasting one sack every 28 times an opposing quarterback drops back to pass seems respectable at first glance, but it doesn’t begin to tell the whole story. In two of the three games, thus far this season, the Bucs… Read More

Red Zone Woes

The Buccaneers have been held without a score on three of their nine trips inside the red zone through three games and currently rank 28th in red-zone efficiency with three touchdowns in nine trips (33.3 percent). "You like to score (touchdowns) but you don't want to force it, you don't want to force the issue,"… Read More

Rookie running back, Legarrette Blount is being touted as the next train, although the original train, Mike Alstott was amply named the A-Trian for his perseverance in short yardage situations and his battering ram style of trucking would be defenders. Blount has been given the moniker of the B-Train by local scribe Roy Cummings of… 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 20 Super Bowl winners. Further, 14 of the last 20 Super Bowl winners finished the regular season No. 1 or No. 2 in the POW-R’-ANKINGS system. Unlike… Read More

Through the first three games of the 2010 season, there’s been one constant on both sides of the football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers “PRESSURE” on the offensive side the inability of the “filthy five” to keep second year signal caller Josh Freeman unscathed has been a contributing factor to the offenses dismal showing and… Read More

After spending the bye week practice, taking the lions share of first team reps as the Bucs starting flanker. It had looked like Arrelious Benn would receive his first NFL start, against the Bengals. Well it was premature to say the least, the speculation of Benn becoming a starter. For what ever reason, be it… Read More