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Aqib Talib

Last week Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times reported that talented, yet often troubled cornerback Aqib Talib is all but gone, once the NFL’s labor strife lifted. Well it might be time for Stroud to pump the breaks on such non-sourced assumptions. During the draft this weekend, Adam Schefer of Espn.com reported that the… Read More

It has been the mantra since the heyday of players like Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks and John Lynch. Last year was no different, except for the timely turnovers’ and the occasional sack that would have fans standing on the edge of there seats. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense is not all that far off from… Read More

Yesterday, we were the first, to publicly question the validity of a story written by Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times. It was the right thing to do, considering the story was not factual in nature, but more of an opinion piece where Stroud came to the conclusion that Aqib Talib’s fate had already… Read More

Based on what Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said last week in his pre-draft press conference about philosophies he has stolen from the Jets with regards to stocking the roster with quality cornerbacks. One member of the local pen and mic club who was once referred to as Doctor Stroud by former general… Read More

A very animated and passionate Chris Hovan took to the local airwaves, on WQYK in Tampa, Thursday morning to voice his detest for current Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib’s antics and the franchises handling of him. Thanks to one of the founding fathers of JoeBucsfan.com, Buc Nation fanatics who missed the interview can read… Read More

There was a ground swell of news filtering out from the hallowed halls at One Buc Place today. General Manager Mark Dominik spoke to the masses in his pre-draft news conference, as he touched on several different topics including the recent rash of DUI arrest, the Achilles tendon injury sustained by long snapper Andrews Economos…whether… Read More

The Buccaneers and Ravens have had three meetings all-time, with Tampa Bay winning two of three contests (2001 and 2002). In their first-ever meet­ing, the Buccaneers prevailed 22-10 over the defending Super Bowl-champi­on Ravens before a national television audience on a special Saturday Night edition of ABC’s Monday Night Football on December 29, 2001. The… Read More

Highlights of the Bucs’ thrilling win over the Cardinals, courtesy of the good people of the NFL Network. From Blount slicing, spinning, stumbling, hurdling and rumbling his way for 120 yards and two touchdowns to Benn hauling in a beautifully thrown bomb and of course all four interceptions by Buccaneer defenders. Geno Hayes intercepts Max… Read More

Since Raheem Morris was named head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the one constant flowing from his lips has been “physically violent” & “mentally tough” when he refers to the “lasting contender” he’s building. However, it suddenly appears that Morris for some reason has gone soft. For the second time in two weeks Morris… 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

In an article that appeared in the St. Petersburg Times, today, Times Staff Writer, Stephen Holder opines that the five key players to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers improvement for the 2010 season are Tanard Jackson, Kellen Winslow, Aqib Talib, Cadillac Williams and Donald Penn ostensibly Holder doesn’t feel like the play of quarterback Josh Freeman… Read More

Recently, NFL analyst Mike Detiller of the Daily Comet asked 12 people with ties to the NFL — director of player personnel chiefs, scouts and NFL coaches around the league for the best starting cornerback duo in the NFL. Now of course, the Bucs starting duo of Aqib Talib and Ronde Barber did not get… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took to the rain soaked practice fields behind One Buc Place this morning with roughly 80 plus players in attendance. Among the players missing in action were: T Donald Penn, RB Derrick Ward, TE Kellen Winslow, G Davin Joseph (recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his knee), DT Brian Price (NFL rules)… Read More

Three More Days. Such a short time that somehow manages to feel like forever. Like many Buc’s fans out there I have watched with a mixture of fascination, and sometimes disgust, as the Tampa Bay front office has literally flipped this franchise upside down in the offseason. From the firing of Gruden, to the hiring of… Read More