Bucs Central

Adrian Clayborn

BUCCANEERS: QB Josh Freeman has won 5 of past 6 starts. He won his only start vs. the 49ers, passing for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.9 rating. In career, when Freeman starts & has 100+ rating, Bucs are 7-1. Aims for 3rd in row with rush TD…RB LeGarrette Blount had 25 carries for… 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

It was sloppy.  It was ugly.  And it was about time. With a 16-13 victory, the Bucs snapped a five-game losing streak to Matt Ryan and the Dirty Birds, and -- per usual -- it took every inch of Tampa's 295 yards to put away their division rival. The Good Of all the good --… Read More

For most, the pass rush was a huge issue of contention last season with the Bucs producing 26 sacks. Through three pre-season games this year the Bucs already have 13 sacks, half of what they produced as a team through 16-games in 2010. The inevitable turnaround can be directly attributed to the hiring of Keith… Read More

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

Despite the flood gates opening for opposing team’s ground games over the past 36-games, head coach Raheem Morris isn’t concerned about stopping the run. Even after, the Bucs defense gave up 200-yards on the ground to the New England Patriots last Thursday. “It’s just a matter of fitting things up,’’ Morris told the Tampa Tribune… Read More

THE GOOD Josh Johnson exists somewhere in that gray area between first and second string.  He struggled as a starter in 2009—throwing to Michael Clayton and a gimpy Antonio Bryant—and didn’t do much to dissuade Josh Freeman’s ascendancy, but in the preseason, he’s been an athletic, reckless, yardage-eating dynamo.  The Chiefs didn’t have an answer… Read More

Chiefs host the Bucs, marking the fifth time that the two have squared-off in the preseason. The teams last met in 2010 when they faced-off at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers lead the series 4-1, as Tampa Bay has won the last three meetings. The first preseason contest between the two teams was on August… Read More

Filed under a Buccaneers camp confidential report, NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche who visited practice had some morsels of information that shed light on the thought process of how general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Raheem Morris are building a bigger more physical team that’s on the rise with a legitimate chance to win… Read More

The term “sack” was coined by former Rams great Deacon Jones. However, the term "sack" was not widely used before circa 1970; previously one would simply refer to a quarterback being tackled behind the line (of scrimmage), in so many words. Nicknamed the “Secretary of Defense,” Jones felt that a sack devastated the offense in… Read More

Fans in attendance at practice this afternoon got somewhat of a scare as Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2010 first-round pick Gerald McCoy injured his right shoulder during the team’s full squad scrimmage. McCoy was hurt about halfway through the workout making a pass-rush move during an 1-on-1 drill. He immediately removed his shoulder pads and was… Read More

Starting left tackle Donald Penn who was looking forward to nurturing Tampa Bay Buccaneers first round pick, defensive end Adrian Clayborn was said to have been working harder then he’s every worked before in practice. Penn who arrived at camp in the best shape he’s been since becoming a starter for the Bucs has had… Read More

When Mark Dominik signed Adrian Clayborn, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first round pick. He was the first rookie to sign under the newly bargained CBA. Now, many front offices around the NFL are cursing Dominik and the Bucs for setting a precedent, that could last the length of the CBA reports Andrew Brandt, of the… Read More

With the team practicing in pads for the first time, this training camp, it was the moment most fans waited for. A chance to see, just how rusty the team was after an extended layoff, but more then anything this is where the rubber meets the road for some. It was a chance to separate… Read More

Receivers come up big: Mike Williams, Sammie Stroughter, Dezmon Briscoe and Preston Parkerall got in on the scoring action Sunday. Towards the end of practice Freeman hit Williams in the back of the endzone over two defenders on a beautiful pass. Williams leaped, hauled in the pass, and was able to tap his toes and… Read More