From the monthly archives:

September 2011

Posted in General News

Early Downs Problematic For Young Defense

by Roland Johnson on September 12, 2011

Sure the Bucs young defense gave up 431 total yards to the Detroit Lions. But did you know they held the Lions to just 2-of-11 for an 18% conversion rate on third downs. The Bucs defense was consistently off balance on early downs allowing the Lions to rack up 210-yards on 1st down and 112-yards […]

Posted in Good Bad & The Ugly

Good, Bad, & The Ugly: Lions

by Blake Hasenzahl on September 11, 2011

Thank God that’s over with. Week one, the team we all had so many expectations for just got demolished by the Detroit Lions. The score doesn’t do the game justice, not at one point beyond the first quarter did I think we actually stood a chance. That was one of the toughest things I’ve ever […]

Posted in General News

Bucs To Be Fined For Impermissible Contact

by Roland Johnson on September 11, 2011

During CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, The NFL Today, host James Brown and analysts Charley Casserly broke the news that the Bucs are one of five teams the league office has found to have had impermissible contact with players during the lockout. It’s unclear, whether or not the team will be penalized for the […]

Posted in General News

Simmons: Bucs Make The Playoffs!!!

by Roland Johnson on September 11, 2011

Interestingly enough many of the prognostications that have been floated and bantered about when talking about the outcome, of the Bucs 2011 season, has them regressing slightly and missing the playoffs. However, Bill Simmons the Editor in Chief of Grantland.com and one of the country’s most widely read sports writers, and the author of the […]

Posted in Game Previews

Game Preview: Week 1 Bucs vs. Lions

by Roland Johnson on September 10, 2011

The Buccaneers have won seven of the last ten meetings with the Lions, but Detroit leads the all-time regular season series 28-25. Tampa also prevailed 20-10 in a wildcard playoff win in Tampa during the 1997 season. The teams first met in 1977, a 16-7 Lions victory at the Silverdome. The Bucs’ first win over […]

Posted in Opinion

Lions vs. Bucs – Week 1 Matchups

by James LoPresti on September 10, 2011

The day has nearly arrived. It’s a day when people crawl out of bed at 7 a.m. so they can finish yard work, chores, and even homework. It’s a day when iPad, Direct TV and NFL RedZone packages are purchased all around the world. It’s a day when dedicated fantasy football fans are glued to […]

Posted in General News

Explosive Plays

by Roland Johnson on September 10, 2011

After finishing the 2009 season ranked 20th with 40 pass completions of 20+ yards, five of which resulted in touchdowns, the Buccaneers, led by QB Josh Freeman, recorded 49 completions of 20+ yards in 2010 with 10 of those going for scores. The team finished with the seventh-most pass completions of 20+ yards and tied […]

Posted in General News

Week 1 Quick Look: Bucs vs. Lions

by Roland Johnson on September 9, 2011

The Game Features 2 QBs selected in 1st Rd of 2009 NFL Draft: Matthew Stafford (Det., No. 1) & Josh Freeman (TB, No. 17)…LIONS: Had NFL-best 114 points in preseason…QB Stafford needs 198 yards to reach 3,000 for career. Has 19 TD passes & needs 1 to reach 20. Led NFL in preseason with 154.7 […]

Posted in Opinion

We’ll Miss You, Lee Roy

by Blake Hasenzahl on September 9, 2011

The saddest day in Tampa history has just been thrust in front of our eyes. Our lone ranger in the Hall of Fame, Tampa’s greatest citizen and a father figure to all has passed. Lee Roy Selmon, the first ever draft pick of the team we love so much, is no longer with us. Selmon […]

Posted in General News

Blount: Suh “I’ve Been Impersonated”

by Roland Johnson on September 9, 2011

Second year RB LeGarrette Blount ignited a woeful ground game during his phenomenal rookie season when he burst on the scene after being claimed off waivers. Blount an undrafted rookie carried the football 201 times for 1,007-yards and 6 touchdowns in 13 games played with just 7 starts. He showed power, elusiveness and a flair […]

Posted in General News

Bucs To Honor Selmon By Wearing No. 63 Sticker

by Roland Johnson on September 8, 2011

The Glazer family, the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will honor recently deceased Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon during the 2011 season by having the team wear a number 63 sticker on there helmets. Through the entire season reports Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times via his twitter feed. Glazer says players […]

Posted in General News

Bucs News & Notes: Team Captains Named, Barber The New Iron Man

by Roland Johnson on September 7, 2011

The Bucs team captains for the 2011 season, as voted on by the players are as follows: QB Josh Freeman and C Jeff Faine (offense) and LB Quincy Black and CB Ronde Barber (defense). For special teams the honor has been bestowed upon LB Adam Hayward. Freeman, Faine and Barber are returning team captains, while […]

5. Joe Jurevicius has two all-time catches against Philadelphia (2003) On January 19, 2003—with three minutes remaining in the conference championship game—Ronde Barber intercepted a pass intended for Antonio Freeman and returned it 92 yards for the game-clenching touchdown.  It was the last game the Eagles played in Veterans Stadium; Barber’s pick shut down the […]

Posted in General News

Could This Be The Year, The Bucs Have An Explosive Offense?

by Roland Johnson on September 7, 2011

The bench mark has been set, for the Bucs as a franchise to go from an organization built largely on the success of teams known for their legendary defensive prowess to potentially become a powerhouse offensively. As a franchise the Bucs have never, had a team score more then 388 points in a season. The […]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have brought back recently released DE George Johnson, signing him to the practice squad. To make room for Johnson the team has released 2011 7th round draft pick TE Daniel Hardy from the practice squad. Veteran RB Earnest Graham will be the teams primary third down back heading into the season […]