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Against the Kansas City Chiefs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to get pressure 77% of the time the Chiefs quarterbacks dropped back to attempt a pass. With a total of 17 pressures (6 sacks, 8 hurries and 3 quarterback hits) on 22 pass attempts. The defense managed to dictate the game up front and change… Read More

Lost amidst the drubbing of the Kansas City Chiefs  is the the tiny little fact that the Bucs managed to get pressure 77% of the time, the Chiefs quarterbacks dropped back to pass. In fact the Chiefs tried to pass a total of 22 times (counting sacks and pass attempts) and the young Buccaneers defense… Read More

Many gauge the success of a cornerback in the NFL on whether or not he shut’s down an opposing receiver or has gaudy interception stats. But delving deeper and pealing back the layers reveals other more riveting stats that are not commonly referenced by the main stream media. Such as Yards Per Target. A stat… Read More

According to Pro Football Reference, there have been two quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for 25 or more touchdowns in a season, while throwing six or less interceptions. One of those players is Tom Brady – whether you like him or not, you can’t deny his 36-to-4 touchdown to interception ratio last season was… Read More

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