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Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison; Manning to Reggie Wayne; Manning to…Arrelious Benn? Hey, it’s not out of the realm of possibilities. After 14 seasons as the face of the franchise, the Indianapolis Colts have decided to release the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback. By doing so, Manning immediately becomes one of the biggest attractions on the free… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have yet to fill out Head Coach Greg Schiano’s coaching staff and are in the process of conducting interviews for Defensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks coach, Offensive Line coach, Special Teams coach and Running backs coach. According to FootballScoop.com Schiano offered the Bucs vacant defensive coordinator job to Dolphins special teams’ coordinator Darren… Read More

Well, that was short-lived. The Bucs announced today that they have released veteran defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth after just seven games with the team. After being claimed off waivers from New England, Haynesworth started six games and recorded 23 tackles. By cutting him, the Bucs free up $7.2 million worth of cap space which can… Read More

There has been widespread speculation that the Bucs could have upwards of $60 million, when the new NFL league year begins and the bell rings to usher in free agency on 13 March 2012. It has been reported by both John Clayton, of ESPN.com and Profootballtalk.com that the Bucs have between $23.5 and $25.5 million… Read More

Mike Sullivan was a catalyst for Eli Manning’s transformation from an average quarterback into an “ELIte” one. Now let’s see what he can do with Josh Freeman – a bigger, faster, more mobile version of the Super Bowl-winning quarterback. Sullivan, who spent six years as the New York Giants wide receivers coach, and the past… Read More

It’s been secretive to say the least, but based on what little news has trickled out since the team announced that former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano would become the teams 9th head coach in the franchise’s history. What we do know is that Schiano has taken a page out of Patriots head coach Bill… Read More

If you have turned on a radio, watched local news or ESPN, or read a newspaper recently,—yes, some people still do that—then you have undoubtedly seen the news of the Buccaneers latest head coaching hire, Greg Schiano. College football fans might remember his Rutgers team as the one continually ripping away the Big East title… Read More

BEARS: Play at Wembley for 1st time since American Bowl on 8/3/86. Head coach Lovie Smith was LB coach for TB from 1996-2000…QB Jay Culter won only career start vs. TB (10/5/08 w/ Den.). In career (incl. playoffs), when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 24-0…RB Matt Forte leads NFL with 908 scrimmage yards… Read More

BUCCANEERS: QB Josh Freeman has won 5 of past 6 starts. He won his only start vs. the 49ers, passing for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.9 rating. In career, when Freeman starts & has 100+ rating, Bucs are 7-1. Aims for 3rd in row with rush TD…RB LeGarrette Blount had 25 carries for… Read More

COLTS:  Club has won 9 of past 10 games on Monday Night Football…Colts are 6-2 vs. NFC under head coach Jim Caldwell…QB Kerry Collins (40,922) needs 78 passing yards to become 10th player in NFL history to reach 41,000. Since ’08, is 5-0 as starter vs. NFC…RB Joseph Addai gained season-best 86 rushing yards last… Read More

FALCONS: QB Matt Ryan has won past 5 starts vs. TB. Has won 7 of past 8 starts vs. division. In his career, has posted 100+ rating 16 times & Falcons are 16-0. Had career-high 4 TD passes last week…In past 4 meetings, RB Michael Turner has rushed for 380 yards (95 per game) &… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More