From the monthly archives:

August 2011

Posted in General News

Foster Embracing Challenge

by Roland Johnson on August 31, 2011

Rookie Mason Foster, who was thrown into the fray at middle linebacker. Is embracing the challenge of replacing ex-Buc and current Tennessee Titan Barrett Ruud, who set the defense for the Bucs the last five seasons before leaving as a free agent this off-season. Foster who was penciled in as the starter – midway through […]

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Pass Rush Continues Upward Ascension

by Roland Johnson on August 30, 2011

For most, the pass rush was a huge issue of contention last season with the Bucs producing 26 sacks. Through three pre-season games this year the Bucs already have 13 sacks, half of what they produced as a team through 16-games in 2010. The inevitable turnaround can be directly attributed to the hiring of Keith […]

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Bucs Release 2011 Media Guide

by Roland Johnson on August 29, 2011

If you’re like us,  you can never get enough football news or information on the Bucs. Well we’ve got great news for those fanatics out there, that are like us. The team has released its 2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Media Guide this evening. It’s the club’s annual guide to the entire organization. Produced by the […]

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Bucs Trim Roster, Cut 10 Players

by Roland Johnson on August 29, 2011

With all 32 teams required to get their preseason rosters down to 80 players by August 30. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today, that they have cut the following 10 players. The team will need to make another 27 cuts after the final round of preseason games this week, to hit the regular-season limit of […]

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King: No Credible Evidence Against Talib

by Roland Johnson on August 29, 2011

For those who’ve seen the reports that CB Aqib Talib would not be suspended, that surfaced shortly before kickoff against the Dolphins. Peter King has got an inkling, as to why NFL commissioner Roger Goodell did not suspend Talib f or even the minimum of four games that had previously been mentioned by Jason Cole, […]

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Dominik: “The Governor is Off” Bowers

by Roland Johnson on August 29, 2011

Renowned national sports scribe Peter King, of SportsIllustrated.com in his Monday Morning Quarterback column has got an answer to what many Buccaneer fans have been pondering, about rookie defensive end Da’Quan Bowers. That $64 thousand dollar question is when will the governor be taken off Bowers? Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik, eluded to the fact […]

Posted in Good Bad & The Ugly

Good, Bad & The Ugly: Dolphins

by Roland Johnson on August 27, 2011

Even though the Bucs beat the Dolphins, one of their in-state rivals 13-17 the dress rehearsal left more questions then answers. Third-year pro Josh Freeman, who looked razor sharp in training camp has had an inauspicious pre-season completing just 56.5% of his attempts (26 of 46) for 255-yards a far cry from how he finished […]

Posted in Game Previews

Game Preview: Pre-Season Week 3 Bucs vs Dolphins

by Roland Johnson on August 27, 2011

Tampa Bay hosts the Dolphins, marking the 18th time in the last 19 seasons that the two teams square off in the preseason. The Bucs and Dolphins are meeting for the 26th time in the preseason, the most meetings for either team in the preseason. Miami leads the series 16-9, but Tampa Bay has won […]

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Morris Defends Price From Chastising Fans

by Roland Johnson on August 26, 2011

Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris vehemently defends second year defensive tackle Brian Price from fans who’ve taken to local sport talk radio airwaves and internet message boards to reprimand a player that suffered an unheard of, yet troublesome and painful injury where both of his hamstrings were ripped from the bone, causing his pelvis to […]

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.com is reporting that Aqib Talib, whom met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, on Tuesday, will receive at a minimum, a four game suspension, but it could be more per an unnamed league source with knowledge of the situation. “There’s probably enough doubt in this case that he won’t go more […]

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Look For Starters to Play into the Third Quarter

by Roland Johnson on August 26, 2011

The third pre-season game is usually a dress rehearsal for the regular season. With the Bucs hosting one of their in-state rivals, the Miami Dolphins the starters are eager to make amends for a poor performance in a lopsided loss to New England. Look for head coach Raheem Morris to take an extended look at […]

Fantasy football has become a religion. Not the kind where people go to a place of worship just on the holidays, but an every-week commitment. Rather than studying bible verses, we study cheat sheets, expert mock drafts, and player projections. We make friends with leaders in the league in hopes they will be late-season trade […]

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Talib Awaiting Punishment from League

by Roland Johnson on August 24, 2011

After a well documented off-season were Aqib Talib had another brush with the law, in Garland, Texas. His immediate future with the organization that used the 20th overall selection in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft to select the former Kansas Jayhawk, looked bleak at best. With rumors surfacing from the local pen […]

Posted in NFL Stats

Bucs Fall Back To Earth Pass Rushing Wise

by Roland Johnson on August 24, 2011

Against the Kansas City Chiefs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to get pressure 77% of the time the Chiefs quarterbacks dropped back to attempt a pass. With a total of 17 pressures (6 sacks, 8 hurries and 3 quarterback hits) on 22 pass attempts. The defense managed to dictate the game up front and change […]

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Morris Not Worried About Run Defense

by Roland Johnson on August 23, 2011

Despite the flood gates opening for opposing team’s ground games over the past 36-games, head coach Raheem Morris isn’t concerned about stopping the run. Even after, the Bucs defense gave up 200-yards on the ground to the New England Patriots last Thursday. “It’s just a matter of fitting things up,’’ Morris told the Tampa Tribune, […]