From the monthly archives:

July 2011

Posted in General News

Bucs, GM Mark Dominik to Hold Press Conference

by Roland Johnson on July 26, 2011

With the lockout officially over, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik will hold a press conference today at 4 pm EST, at One Buc Place according to the teams’ official Twitter page. The Bucs have also reportedly negotiated deals with the following undrafted rookie free agents, which should be announced during the day, as […]

The Bucs have placed second-round  qualifying tenders on kicker Connor Barth and tackle James Lee, based on documents we have obtained. The likelihood of either player being signed to an offer sheet from one of the NFL’s 31 other clubs, seems unlikely at best, but stranger things have happened. Barth, who spoke with Stephen Holder […]

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Lockout Finally Ends, Bucs Bombard Twitter

by Blake Hasenzahl on July 25, 2011

The moment that all NFL fans have been waiting four months for, finally happened! The announcement of a new CBA between the NFL and NFLPA* drove  players for the Bucs to Twitter to show their enthusiasm. “Lockout is over bak to work praise the Lord!!!!” Bucs safety Larry Asante said, Da’Quan Bowers conveyed the same […]

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Target Practice: Five free agents the Bucs should target

by James LoPresti on July 21, 2011

This year’s NFL free agency period figures to be one of the most exciting – and hectic – in history. With the lockout seemingly coming to an end soon, most teams will begin feverishly trying to sign some of the league’s top available talent, while other teams will be scrambling to cut cap space. According […]

Former Superbowl winning Coach, Brian Billick, of the Baltimore Ravens who is now a FoxSports.com commentator surmises the Buccaneers would be completely content with losing former first-round pick and oft-injured running back Carnell Williams, as he’s not a priority once free agency begins. Starting left tackle Donald Penn who spoke with Ira Kaufman of the […]

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James Lee Talks Football, Charity.

by Blake Hasenzahl on July 19, 2011

We all love to see LeGarrette Blount hurdle defenders, Mike Williams leap over the entire secondary and watch Josh Freeman’s air attack. However, none of that is possible without a solid front. When Jeremy Trueblood went down in week seven, third year player James Lee stepped in at right tackle — and never stepped out. […]

Posted in NFL Stats

Yards Per Target: Cornerback Stat

by Staff Report on July 18, 2011

Many gauge the success of a cornerback in the NFL on whether or not he shut’s down an opposing receiver or has gaudy interception stats. But delving deeper and pealing back the layers reveals other more riveting stats that are not commonly referenced by the main stream media. Such as Yards Per Target. A stat […]

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Report: Talib To Remain With Bucs

by Roland Johnson on July 16, 2011

Shortly after news broke, that Aqib Talib was involved in a Garland, Texas shooting incident and subsequently charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in March. It was widely reported by the local media that the Bucs would wash their hands of the talented, yet troubled cornerback as soon as the league year started. […]

Posted in NFL Stats,Opinion

Where’s the love for Josh Freeman?

by James LoPresti on July 15, 2011

According to Pro Football Reference, there have been two quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for 25 or more touchdowns in a season, while throwing six or less interceptions. One of those players is Tom Brady – whether you like him or not, you can’t deny his 36-to-4 touchdown to interception ratio last season was […]

With the potential bind the Bucs could be faced with over Aqib Talib‘s latest transgression, and his continual running afoul of the law, not withstanding the current labor strife. No one is sure even with a trial date set for sometime in 2012, that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wont suspend Talib under the league’s personal […]

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Bucs News Roundup: Joseph “I’ll Be Back In Tampa”

by Roland Johnson on July 14, 2011

Free agent to be, right guard Davin Joseph, who appeared on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE 620 The Sports Animal yesterday morning eluded to the fact that from everything he’s been hearing, that most likely he’ll be back in Tampa. It’s not a surprise, as the team has been steadfast in their desire […]

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Jimmie Giles Joins Elite Company

by Blake Hasenzahl on July 13, 2011

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers introduced a new member to the team’s Ring of Honor this morning with the inception of tight end Jimmie Giles. Giles, 56, was the Bucs’ only aerial offensive force when they made their first deep run in the playoffs, falling in the 1979 NFC title game. The Bucs are building the […]

Posted in Opinion

Blount in 2011

by Erik Sabol on July 12, 2011

“[LeGarrette Blount will have] more rushing yards than AP or CJ2K. Now, it’s a BOLD prediction – it has to be outrageous to be considered bold – but it could happen.” So sayeth Matthew Berry, the award-winning writer and proprietor of RotoPass.com. Both running backs –  Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson – were Pro Bowlers […]

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Lockout: Day 120

by Blake Hasenzahl on July 10, 2011

When will this end? This huge cloud over all of our heads. The 10oz filet mignon that is being dangled in front of our faces. The NFL season seems a hop, skip and a jump away, yet it’s not. We see videos over DeMaurice Smith and posse rolling into the Ritz in trench coats sipping […]

Posted in NFL Stats

Bucs Linebackers & Free Agent “Upside” Potential

by Staff Report on July 4, 2011

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have seemingly rebuilt there defensive line over the past two drafts with the drafting of defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brain Price in 2010 and most recently with the drafting of defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers. But with the NFL and the NFLPA* locked in labor strife with rumors […]