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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 Jim 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 Jim 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 Jim 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 Jim 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 Jim 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 Jim 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 Jim 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 Jim 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 […]

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 Jim 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 […]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed LB Zac Diles to a two-year contract and claimed TE Zack Pianalto off waivers from the Buffalo Bills. Diles joins the Buccaneers after spending the past three seasons with the Houston Texans, where he played in 50 career games with 33 starts. He has amassed […]

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Buccaneer Great Lee Roy Selmon, Passes At Age 56

by Jim Johnson on September 4, 2011

Lee Roy Selmon arguably the greatest Buccaneer every, to lace up a pair of cleats and don shoulder pads, passed away Sunday, from complications after he was hospitalized at St. Joseph Hospital, following a massive stroke, he suffered Friday at his home in Tampa. Following a standout career at the University of Oklahoma, the former […]

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Bucs Cut 26, Place Economos On PUP & Sign Diles

by Jim Johnson on September 4, 2011

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made the following moves to get in compliance with the NFL mandatory 53-man roster limits set by the league. On Saturday afternoon the team cut their rosters down by releasing the following players and placing LS Andrew Economos on the Physically Unable to Perform list. There were not many surprises, […]