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Slow Starts Debilitating Too Young Bucs

by Roland 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 Roland 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 Roland 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 […]

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Bucs Continue To Tweak Roster

by Staff Report on August 16, 2011

In an effort to strengthen certain positions and over come injuries at others, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have made the following transactions: Since Aug 10, 2011 they have signed four players, released three players and placed one player on injured reserve. SIGNED TE Collin Franklin WR Aundrae Allison WR Maurice Price CB […]

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Wyche: Bucs On The Rise Have Chance To Win The South

by Roland Johnson on August 11, 2011

Filed under a Buccaneers camp confidential report, NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche who visited practice had some morsels of information that shed light on the thought process of how general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Raheem Morris are building a bigger more physical team that’s on the rise with a legitimate chance to win […]

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Sapp Visits Training Camp Talks Talib, Bucs Playoff Chances

by Roland Johnson on August 10, 2011

Former legendary Buccaneer defensive tackle and current NFL Network commentator Warren Sapp was at One Buc Place Wednesday to take in the sights and sounds of what he believes is a team destined for the playoffs behind third-year signal caller Josh Freeman. Sapp who is a straight shooter and very opinionated person spent time with […]

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Bucs Hedging Bets On Black

by Roland Johnson on August 10, 2011

Starting strong-side linebacker Quincy Black was the first player re-signed this off-season, by the Bucs. To the tune of $29 million over five years with $11.5 million guaranteed, even though he seldom saw the field on third downs. The Bucs are betting everything on Black, as he will play a position all too familiar to […]

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Plethora Of Receiving Options

by Roland Johnson on August 10, 2011

The Bucs were able to re-stock their receiving corps in short order. After spending a seventh round pick in 2009 on Sammie Stroughter, a second round pick in 2010 on Arrelious Benn and a fourth round pick on Mike Williams, pilfering Dezmon Briscoe from the Bengals, signing Preston Parker as an undrafted free agent and […]

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Josh Freeman: After His First 16 Starts

by Roland Johnson on August 10, 2011

They say you can’t truly judge a quarterback until after he’s started 16 games. Well, in the case of Josh Freeman, the proof is in the pudding. Through his first 16 starts that encompassed his rookie season and parts of his sophomore season. The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder has been on a meteoric rise. His first 16 […]

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Bucs Release First Depth Chart

by Roland Johnson on August 8, 2011

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released their first depth chart of the 2011 season. The official depth chart gives fans a glimpse, into the minds of the coaching staff. The first thing many need to remember is that its fluid and will evolve over the course of training camp and the pre-season. Basically nothing is set […]

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D-Linemen Learning New Stance

by Roland Johnson on August 7, 2011

After spending countless hours watching and re-watching game film during the lockout new defensive line coaches, Keith Millard and Grade Stretz, aren’t the only changes taking place from last year to this year up front for the Bucs. To help a porous front that had an anemic pass rush and leaked like a sieve allowing 131 […]

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Bucs News & Notes: Foster Getting More First Team Reps

by Staff Report on August 6, 2011

Rookie MLB Mason Foster continues to see his reps with the first team defense increase – in this morning’s walkthrough to prepare for tonight’s practice, at Raymond James Stadium Foster was running with the first team defense and barking out adjustments and audibles. DT Gerald McCoy who suffered a strained right rotator cuff injury, in […]

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Realistic Sack Expectations

by Staff Report on August 6, 2011

The term “sack” was coined by former Rams great Deacon Jones. However, the term “sack” was not widely used before circa 1970; previously one would simply refer to a quarterback being tackled behind the line (of scrimmage), in so many words. Nicknamed the “Secretary of Defense,” Jones felt that a sack devastated the offense in […]

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McCoy Injures Right Shoulder

by Staff Report on August 5, 2011

Fans in attendance at practice this afternoon got somewhat of a scare as Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2010 first-round pick Gerald McCoy injured his right shoulder during the team’s full squad scrimmage. McCoy was hurt about halfway through the workout making a pass-rush move during an 1-on-1 drill. He immediately removed his shoulder pads and was […]