Bucs Central

Arrelious Benn

Rookies thrive in Tampa Bay.  But the unfortunate reality is, sometimes sophomores don't. For years, Buc fans have been taunted with lustrous rookie campaigns -- David Greenwood's 1985, Errict Rhett's 1994, Arron Sears's 2007 -- only to watch promising careers dissolve in the following seasons, be it by injury, apathy, or general misfortune. Here are the… 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

After an atrocious offensive game plan against the Detroit Lions, in which offensive coordinator Greg Olson used just four different personnel groupings on offense. Here is the breakdown of the personnel groupings used on the 64 plays run by the Bucs offense. 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE & 3 WR) 52 (5 runs, 2… Read More

There is a lot to like about the preseason. Some people love finally being able to watch the starters in action. Some enjoy seeing which draft picks make a name for themselves. Others use the preseason as a way to gauge their fantasy football prospects. Or you're like me: thrilled to have something other than… Read More

Former legendary Buccaneer defensive tackle and current NFL Network commentator Warren Sapp was at One Buc Place Wednesday to take in the sights and sounds of what he believes is a team destined for the playoffs behind third-year signal caller Josh Freeman. Sapp who is a straight shooter and very opinionated person spent time with… Read More

The Bucs were able to re-stock their receiving corps in short order. After spending a seventh round pick in 2009 on Sammie Stroughter, a second round pick in 2010 on Arrelious Benn and a fourth round pick on Mike Williams, pilfering Dezmon Briscoe from the Bengals, signing Preston Parker as an undrafted free agent and… Read More

Second year Bucs wideout Dezmon Briscoe bounced a round a bit as a rookie, after being drafted in the sixth round by the Cincinnati Bengals - then getting cut during the final days of camp in 2010. He was added to the Bucs practice squad under the guarantee he would be paid like he was… Read More

Three players who figure prominently into the Bucs plans in 2011 have all passed their respective physicals. Per Adam Kohler, of Bay News 9’s second round pick Da’Quan Bowers, of Clemson. Who slide out of the first round after questions arose due to his surgically repaired knee passed his team physical and has been cleared… Read More

Even though the young Josh Freeman lead Buccaneers fell a yard short in a come back bid against one of their division rivals, the Atlanta Falcons. There were still several highlights. Courtesy of NFL Network below you will find a few of the more memorial plays along with video footage from the teams official website… Read More

After spending the bye week practice, taking the lions share of first team reps as the Bucs starting flanker. It had looked like Arrelious Benn would receive his first NFL start, against the Bengals. Well it was premature to say the least, the speculation of Benn becoming a starter. For what ever reason, be it… Read More

After taking a sabbatical of sorts from football over the last few weeks to catch up on the old honey do list and with the air soon to be filled with the sites and sounds of violent collisions from helmets cracking and the muddled sounds of shoulder pads slamming in to one another as the… Read More

With all sign pointing to Gerald McCoy, whom the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected with the 3rd overall pick in the first-round of the NFL Draft this past April, suiting up for his first training camp practice, in two weeks, on time. That has not suppressed his desire to get paid, as much as he can… Read More

While Iconic blocking icon Michael Clayton may be on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster. His name is clearly written in pencil on the depth chart. Based on his lack of production over the years and his contract, he’s got barely any tradability.  Clayton, 27, whom general manager Mark Dominik signed to a five-year $24 million… Read More

With just a little over a month before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are schedule to report to training camp, at One Buc Place on July 30th. Here's the updated list of rookies who have agreed to contracts and the remaining four players whom the team is still in the process of negotiating contracts for. The… Read More