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Both Penn and McCoy Ink Deals

by Staff Report on July 31, 2010

The Buccaneers were able to come to contract terms with two prominent pieces to there rebuilding project. By signing third overall pick Gerald McCoy to a five year contract worth a maximum value of $63 million dollars, with $35 million guaranteed. Donald Penn who had threatened to hold out signed a contract extension that will keep him in a Bucs uniform for six years with a maximum value of $48 million, with $20 million guaranteed. The deal also includes lucrative Pro Bowl escalators and incentives according to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com.

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It was a jekyll and hyde morning for the offense as it lacked the crispness one would have liked to have seen. While it was not the laid back atmosphere like last training camp, with music blaring in the backround. The offense looked extremely horizontal in nature and even reminded many of Gruden’s dink and dunk scheme.

Mike Williams had some shinning moments this morning and some mental lapses as he dropped a few balls. Clifton Smith continues to show why he’s third string as he fumbled twice this morning. Rookie defensive tackle Brian Price looked extremely quick and agile off the ball. Raheem Morris’ first impression of Price in pads was “impressive.”  Kellen Winslow was full go this morning. Mario Urrutia walked off the field with team doctors, no word yet on his condition.

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Bentley August 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Last week one media outlet scooped the rest with the news of Terrell Owens signing with the Bengals. It wasn’t the all powerful and omni-present ESPN and its resident NFL gurus Shefter or Clayton. And it wasn’t Jay Glazer at Fox Sports. It was OCNN, the only athlete run social media network, born from the mind and mayhem that is Chad Ochocinco and his partners at Motorola. Ochocinco and the OCNN crew, including Gerald McCoy and Darrelle Revis, are utilizing the OCNN teams’ social networks to reach nearly 1.5 million people with every tweet and post. In the past week, OCNN has broken two stories about athletes signing with the Bengals. Chad was able to alert the twittersphere with “OCNN Breaking News” tweets that were issued before the most heavy hitting sports media outlets, many whose job it is to report the news first. Here are two recent pieces of news that has been broken:

“OCNN Breaking News” tweet on Terrell Owens signing with the Bengals https://twitter.com/OGOchoCinco/status/20167518562

“OCNN Breaking News” tweet on The Bengals 1st Round Draft pick signing his rookie contract https://twitter.com/OGOchoCinco/status/20167518562

You can also check out the mother ship giving credit where credit is due: OCNN on ESPN.mpg

While the media bring their satellite trucks, multi-million dollar broadcast centers and news rooms, hordes of manpower, researchers and reporters, the team at OCNN rely on only their Motorola Droid X handsets and their own unique level of inside access. After all, they are both the reporters AND the story. The OCNN news team is back for another season of coverage with an All-Pro News Team led by their editor-in-chief, Chad Ochocinco. To ensure OCNN delivers content bigger and better than ever this season, Ochocinco is expanding his media empire at OCNN by bringing in Jets’ cornerback Darrelle Revis and Buccaneers’ defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. Coming from all angles of the field, fans can expect this three-man team to release insider information and breaking news both on and off the field. With last year’s successful launch to build upon, OCNN has a platform to take the social media world by storm. OCNN will be delivering Twitter and Facebook special reports and exclusive videos providing a unique perspective on all the hottest news. In addition, OCNN will be capturing exclusive interviews on current events with athletes, celebrities and fans throughout the season.

Launched in 2009, OCNN’s coverage of the NFL, Super Bowl and NFL Draft helped the network not only become one of the hottest topics in the League, but also the social media realm, resulting in a current online following of over one-million. In addition to tweets about sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and politics, this year fans can expect an increase in original video content from the OCNN team members. Fans can expect the OCNN team to deliver inside information on the hottest topics in the NFL and the social media sphere, including the League’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign in October and the highly anticipated Ochocinco/Revis matchup on Thanksgiving Day. Additionally, McCoy will be able to provide insight into the rookie experience that Ochocinco and Revis will not be able to do.

OCNN has broken new ground for the NFL and represents the most innovative athlete/brand integrated social networking campaign to date for the NFL, not to mention professional sports in general. This provides a unique look at the power of social networking in sports, and how athletes are utilizing the latest technologies to break real news.

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