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Foster Embracing Challenge

by Jim 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 Jim 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 Jim 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 Jim 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 Jim 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 Jim 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 […]

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Morris Defends Price From Chastising Fans

by Jim 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 Jim 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 […]

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Talib Awaiting Punishment from League

by Jim 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 […]

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Morris Not Worried About Run Defense

by Jim 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, […]

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Slow Starts Debilitating Too Young Bucs

by Jim Johnson on August 21, 2011

Under head coach Raheem Morris the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have compiled a record of 13-19 since 2009 and have been outscored in the first quarter 181-77. It breaks down to an average of 2.41 points scored in the first quarter of football games compared to the oppositions 5.66. But digging deeper, past just the first […]

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Mason Foster’s Hit on Chad Ochocinco

by Jim Johnson on August 20, 2011

There’s been plenty of fretting over the hit Mason Foster delivered to Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco Thursday night in the Bucs second pre-season game. During the first quarter Tom Brady threw a pass over the deep middle of the field intended for Ochocinco where Foster seemingly launched himself at a defenseless receiver and was flagged […]

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P Michael Koenen’s Contract Breakdown

by Jim Johnson on August 17, 2011

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed punter Michael Koenen away from the Falcons, many fans and pundits groaned at the thought of a punter getting a deal worth $19.5 million over six years with $6.5 million guaranteed. Well after seeing the money breakdown. The deal is structured in such a way that Koenen is being […]

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Bucs vs. Patriots – Positional Battles To Watch

by James LoPresti on August 16, 2011

There is a lot to like about the preseason. Some people love finally being able to watch the starters in action. Some enjoy seeing which draft picks make a name for themselves. Others use the preseason as a way to gauge their fantasy football prospects. Or you’re like me: thrilled to have something other than […]