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Freeman’s Third Down Success Continues

by Roland Johnson on September 21, 2011

In 2010 Josh Freeman was 84-of-139 for 1,015 yards, 5 touchdowns, 1 interception and a completion percentage of 60.4 for an average of 7.30 yards per pass and a QB rating of 91.9. Through two games this season Freeman thus far has improved on those numbers completing 17-of-18 for 210 yards, a completion percentage of […]

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Zuttah replaces Larsen at left guard

by Erik Sabol on September 16, 2011

Raheem Morris announced that Jeremy Zuttah has cracked the starting lineup for Sunday’s game.  It’ll mark the fourth time in four seasons that Zuttah’s been called upon to either fill in for an injured teammate or pick up the slack for an under-performer. The move sends second-year left guard Ted Larsen to the bench in […]

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Bucs Rank 4th In Stats, Inc. “Protection index”

by Roland Johnson on September 16, 2011

While pursuing the internet this morning. I came across an interesting cumulative measure of an offensive line’s ability to protect the passer called “Protection Index”. The index, which uses a proprietary formula, was created by sports information leader STATS to provide a composite gauge for an offensive line’s ability to protect the quarterback. The fundamentals […]

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Personnel Groupings: Week 1

by Roland Johnson on September 16, 2011

After an atrocious offensive game plan against the Detroit Lions, in which offensive coordinator Greg Olson used just four different personnel groupings on offense. Here is the breakdown of the personnel groupings used on the 64 plays run by the Bucs offense. 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE & 3 WR) 52 (5 runs, 2 […]

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Brian Price to start Sunday at Vikings

by Erik Sabol on September 15, 2011

Says head coach Raheem Morris: “We’ll still use our normal rotation because I want to keep those guys fresh, and I want those guys to have the ability to be strong and be tough and fight as a unit. But [Price has] certainly earned the ability to go out there and play first.” Rick Stroud […]

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Quick Look: Bucs @ Vikings

by Roland Johnson on September 15, 2011

BUCCANEERS: Aim for 5th consecutive win vs. Vikings…In 5 career starts indoors, QB Josh Freeman has completed 91 of 133 (68.4 pct.) for 1,243 yards with 7 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 103.1 rating. In career, when Freeman starts & has 100+ rating, Bucs are 7-1. Since start of 2009, Freeman is 1 of 4 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]