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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have seemingly rebuilt there defensive line over the past two drafts with the drafting of defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brain Price in 2010 and most recently with the drafting of defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers. But with the NFL and the NFLPA* locked in labor strife with rumors… Read More

Figuring out an approximate way in determining just how successful the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in 2010 tends to be a somewhat fruitless excise at times. We all know they improved from 3-13 in 2009, to 10-6 in 2010, but just how effective were they when you break down each drive, in each game you… Read More

Through the first three games of the 2010 season, there’s been one constant on both sides of the football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers “PRESSURE” on the offensive side the inability of the “filthy five” to keep second year signal caller Josh Freeman unscathed has been a contributing factor to the offenses dismal showing and… Read More

Just how bad were the hands that made up the receiving corps last season, you ask? Well, for starters other then the Oakland Raiders, who had three receivers in the top 10 worst hands category, not sure a team fielded a worse receiving corps then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did in 2009. Even if you… Read More

After reading Sam Monson’s “Tackle Inefficiency Rating” on Profootballfocus.com it got me to thinking, which sometimes can lead to some hair brain ideas and self debating. Monson, however has devised a formula to grade each individual defensive player’s ability at making solo tackles using a simple mathematical equation. Even though tackles are tracked by the… Read More

Back in 2008 Bucs Central broke down how effective each NFL teams was a getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks, well those stats are back! We once again broke down the numbers, armed with are geek squad excel workbook and stats readily available from Profootballfocus.com and NFL.com we added, subtracted and divided to see just how… Read More

Just how bad was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiving corps in 2009? The simple answer, is they were horrendous. A group that largely consisted of veterans, failed to deliver the necessary production on the field. For a multitude of different reasons the teams passing attack never materialized. Whether you want to place blame on the… Read More

The popular perception among fans, media pundits and TV analyst  - and it's one that I shared - is that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line at the beginning of the 2009 season was a strength of the team. However, they under preformed as a unit throughout the season, struggling mightily as the season wore… Read More

While fiddling around using passing stats from the amount of pass attempts – amount of sacks allowed too come up with an easy, yet non-scientific way to gauge a team’s pass protection proficiency. Sure, It wont give a true indicator or competent gauge of whether a quarterback is holding onto the football to long nor… Read More

Pressure Percentage

Sacks are thrown around by fans as a way to measure a teams success rate of getting after opposing quarterbacks, but what many naive fans don't factor in the equation is QB Hits and QB Pressures. Hitting a quarterback repeatedly or hurrying a quarterbacks decision making process can also lead positive gains by a  defense… Read More

Just how bad has the pass defense been in 2009? Based on stats dating back to 1991 the Buccaneers defense has never surrendered more then nine pass plays of forty yards or more in a single season. Through seven games this year though, the defense has already been beaten deep 9 times. The last time… Read More

Most pundits & fans equate pressure as being a team's flamboyant like ability to sack an opposing quarterback. But what we here at Bucs Central think of when we reference the word pressure is the entire entity of a team's relentless ability to effectively rattle, force into, or cause a quarterback to either hold onto… Read More

Many fans when throwing praise around, about how good a team's defense is usually start off my mentioning how many times they were able to sack a quarterback, interceptions or the ability to stop the run. But when talking about sacks, one should consider digging deeper as in quarterback hits, quarterback pressures and sacks. Sacks… Read More

With the recent trade demands by Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall this week, many of the Tampa Bay Buccaneer faithful have expressed a desire for general manager Mark Dominik to offer the Broncos a first and third round pick in next years draft for what some consider to be an up echelon receiver in the… Read More