Bucs Central

Opinion

It's getting ridiculous.  All of it.  The interceptions, the dropped passes, the offensive predictability... One week, the Buccaneers need a 17-point comeback to overtake the 1-6 Vikings; the next, they're smashing the Saints and breaking Sean Payton's legs. They have no identity.  The team exists somewhere in between the 48-3 West Coast beatdown and the… Read More

What a difference a week makes.  Seven days after the worst loss in team history, the Buccaneers defended Raymond James Stadium against the surging Saints.  They sent the fleur-de-lis back to New Orleans with a division loss and a maimed coach, earning the first quality win of the Raheem Morris era. THE GOOD Welcome back… Read More

The line-up is set. You’ve spent days tweaking the roster, researching every fantasy football site on the Internet. You’ve acquainted yourself with the depth chart of every NFL roster. Sunday morning, you don’t bother with chores around the house; you tackle the waiver wire hoping to strike fantasy gold. And, when all the games are… Read More

Rookies thrive in Tampa Bay.  But the unfortunate reality is, sometimes sophomores don't. For years, Buc fans have been taunted with lustrous rookie campaigns -- David Greenwood's 1985, Errict Rhett's 1994, Arron Sears's 2007 -- only to watch promising careers dissolve in the following seasons, be it by injury, apathy, or general misfortune. Here are the… Read More

Eight years is a long time between victories on Monday night, and even though Hank Williams and his rowdy friends couldn't make the trip, it was as memorable a victory as Tampa's had in a long while.  Sold out stadium, prime time football, and some unfinished business from early 2003. The Good It's wasn't pretty… Read More

The 1970s and 80s Buccaneer teams were defined by futility.  Defenders couldn't tackle, receivers couldn't catch, and quarterbacks -- regardless of who John McKay deployed under center -- struggled miserably against the opposition.  It was an era of legendary inability in Tampa, best conveyed through the comedy of passers that McKay, Leeman Bennett, Ray Perkins… Read More

The streak started on Sunday, October 10, 1999 at Lambeau Field. The Buccaneers lost that game in the waning seconds on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre to Antonio Freeman -- the 26 points the second-highest total they would surrender all year -- but the Tampa defense battered the Green Bay quarterback for four… Read More

The day has nearly arrived. It’s a day when people crawl out of bed at 7 a.m. so they can finish yard work, chores, and even homework. It’s a day when iPad, Direct TV and NFL RedZone packages are purchased all around the world. It’s a day when dedicated fantasy football fans are glued to… Read More

The saddest day in Tampa history has just been thrust in front of our eyes. Our lone ranger in the Hall of Fame, Tampa's greatest citizen and a father figure to all has passed. Lee Roy Selmon, the first ever draft pick of the team we love so much, is no longer with us. Selmon… Read More

5. Joe Jurevicius has two all-time catches against Philadelphia (2003) On January 19, 2003—with three minutes remaining in the conference championship game—Ronde Barber intercepted a pass intended for Antonio Freeman and returned it 92 yards for the game-clenching touchdown.  It was the last game the Eagles played in Veterans Stadium; Barber’s pick shut down the… Read More

Fantasy football has become a religion. Not the kind where people go to a place of worship just on the holidays, but an every-week commitment. Rather than studying bible verses, we study cheat sheets, expert mock drafts, and player projections. We make friends with leaders in the league in hopes they will be late-season trade… 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