Bucs Central

April 2011

I was reading a blog entry by former scout Dave Razzano, who is a Playmaker Mobile correspondent with more than 22 years of professional scouting experience with the San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals under NFL coaches including Bill Walsh, George Seifert, Chuck Knox and Dick Vermeil.  He’s been a part of… Read More

It has been the mantra since the heyday of players like Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks and John Lynch. Last year was no different, except for the timely turnovers’ and the occasional sack that would have fans standing on the edge of there seats. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense is not all that far off from… Read More

Yesterday, we were the first, to publicly question the validity of a story written by Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times. It was the right thing to do, considering the story was not factual in nature, but more of an opinion piece where Stroud came to the conclusion that Aqib Talib’s fate had already… Read More

Based on what Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said last week in his pre-draft press conference about philosophies he has stolen from the Jets with regards to stocking the roster with quality cornerbacks. One member of the local pen and mic club who was once referred to as Doctor Stroud by former general… Read More

Former Bucs beat writer and current Sports Illustrated NFL scribe, Don Banks penned a very enlightening column pondering the recent draft day success of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and teams of yesteryear and there draft day dominance that propelled them to greatness. Banks is of the opinion the Bucs are truly on that ever elusive… Read More

A very animated and passionate Chris Hovan took to the local airwaves, on WQYK in Tampa, Thursday morning to voice his detest for current Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib’s antics and the franchises handling of him. Thanks to one of the founding fathers of JoeBucsfan.com, Buc Nation fanatics who missed the interview can read… Read More

There was a ground swell of news filtering out from the hallowed halls at One Buc Place today. General Manager Mark Dominik spoke to the masses in his pre-draft news conference, as he touched on several different topics including the recent rash of DUI arrest, the Achilles tendon injury sustained by long snapper Andrews Economos…whether… Read More

With the Bucs willing to look at more hybrid type defensive end / outside linebackers who offer more versatility to play in head coach – defensive coordinator Raheem Morris’ bastardized evolution of a scheme, the team is leaving no stone unturned in an effort to bolster there pass rush as Stephen Holder, of the St.Petersburg… Read More

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back / kick returner Vernon Turner, tells all in his new autobiography titled  “The Next Level: A Game I Had To Play!”  Turner, now 44 defining moment came, when he returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown. Turner was the first Buc to return a punt for a touchdown… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2011 regular season schedule, released today by the National Football League includes two primetime home games, the first time since the 2003 season. The schedule will also feature seven games against 2010 playoff teams and a total of eight games against teams that finished last season with a .500 record or… Read More

With the pre-draft process in full swing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are visiting with North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little, reports Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post. Little who was suspended for the entire 2010 college football season for violating NCAA rules, for his involvement with an agent measured in at 6-foot-2 3/8 and… Read More

Well, for starters the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line wasn’t as bad as some fans and media pundits tend to think it was. When you consider the team only had one offensive lineman start all sixteen games in 2010, but still manage to rank 8th in total rushing yards with a total of 2,001-yards for… Read More

After dominating the colligate ranks in 2010, Da’Quan Bowers elected to forgo his final year of college eligibility and enter the NFL draft. At 6-foot-3, 280-pounds Bowers was considered a consensuses top three pick that is until a bothersome knee injury that required surgery to repair a torn meniscus forced him to sit out agility… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers first overall selection in the 2010 draft was Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. He was perceived to be a supposed difference maker for a much maligned front four. But after suffering through the muck and mire, of a somewhat non-exhilarating rookie season McCoy ended up flashing the potential that the team… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager, Mark Dominik was on hand to witness the rebirth of the team that finally captured the franchise first Lombardi Trophy, Dominik who was in his third year as a personnel assistant for the Bucs in 1997 remembers all to fondly the hot start, as Tampa jumped out to a 5-0… Read More