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Alex Van Pelt

The Bucs newest star might not even be a player; it might just be a coach. Keith Millard, who’s quickly becoming known for his rapid-fire takes and quote-ability around the Bay area sat down for an interview Thursday with the Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM 620, The Sports Animal. Millard who’s a very engaging… Read More

With news breaking earlier in the week that the Glazers, the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had picked up the options on both head coach Raheem Morris’ (signed through 2012 with added incentives that could pay him as much as $7 million) and general manager Mark Dominik’s contracts. The assistant coaching carousal speculation is… Read More

Sunday Bucs Fodder

With Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie receiver Mike Williams ailing with what head coach Raheem Morris described as a ‘little foot issue” this week. The Bucs passing game might be channeled through tight end KellenWinslow, who leads all pass catchers with 11 third down catch conversions. Williams who practiced Friday, is listed as questionable and will… Read More

After a shaky performance by Josh Johnson, the current back up quarterback left many in Buc Nation wondering whether or not the Bucs would begin the search for an experienced veteran quarterback to back up Josh Freeman. QB Coach Alex Van Pelt told John Ramon of the St. Petersburg Times that Johnson’s “A dynamic guy… Read More

After filing a disappointing “Post Card” from Buccaneers training camp last week Sports Illustrated writer Peter King tries to redeem himself this week with a very eloquent and intelligent piece on the teams’ decision to build through the draft, with inexperienced youth.  King sought the help of Tony Dungy, you know the unflappable pillar that… Read More

Second year quarterback Josh Freeman entered this off season, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers undisputed starter, for a team that finished the 2009 season with a 3-13 mark. Freeman who went 3-6 in his nine starts completed 158 of his 290 passes for 1,855 yards and 10 touchdowns for the year but also threw 18… Read More

Some of Bucs Central’s blogging brethren think offensive coordinator Greg Olson is behind the latest spin feature by Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. In the post which reveals a plethora of stats on Josh Freeman’s accuracy issues when he throws the football beyond 11-yards. However, it’s common knowledge if you watched Freeman play last… Read More

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach, Alex Van Pelt discussed some of what he expects out of his inherited pupil, Josh Freeman with Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times on Friday evening telling Stroud “I think the first thing you have to discuss is your philosophy." "We want him to complete 65 percent of… Read More

Alex Van Pelt, the man hired to essentially re-leave offensive coordinator Greg Olson, from once again pulling double duty as both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2010 was at One Buc Place Thursday afternoon meeting with starting quarterback Josh Freeman for the first time, since being name the teams new… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson confirmed, that the Bucs, did in fact hire former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt to be Josh Freeman's new quarterbacks coach. Olson speaking publicly for the first time, since news broke that the Bucs hired Van Pelt with Ira Kaufman, of the Tampa Tribune Tuesday seemed… Read More

It appears Tampa Bay's search for a new quarterbacks coach is over. John Clayton of ESPN.com is reporting a source close to the situation has indicated the Bucs will hire former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt to serve as quarterback’s coach in 2010. Terms of the deal were not immediately known, but its… Read More