With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2009 season over, there has been wide spread sweeping rumors floating around the web with regards to several players that saw significant playing time. The way the team played as a whole, changes are diffidently needed on both offense and defense. But the bigger question is will General manager Mark Dominik make knee jerk reaction changes or will they be well thought out calculated moves to ensure the changes are a continuation of the building process that took place in ’09.
The core or foundation of the franchise is lacking quality leadership, elite level talent and name recognition. With that being said the team is saddled with ten draft picks at their disposal to get some much needed potential talent, but must find a way to get quality vocal leadership from some key free agent acquisitions this off-season.
Today’s first quick link is from Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, in which he speculates the team could do far worse then Josh Johnson as the teams backup quarterback.
It would appear the future of Donald Penn remaining with the Bucs might be in jeopardy, due to him eating his way out of the league according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
There’s no doubt the team might be wavering on whether or not to bring back outspoken receiver Antonio Bryant next season, but don’t look for them to target Brandon Marshall as his replacement. It boils down to the headaches associated with Marshall according to Roy Cummings.
There’s growing specualtion that Sabby Piscitelli’s future might be that of a special teamer moving forward.
Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com is reporting the Buccaneers have signed several practice squad players to future contracts.