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If your a fanatical fan, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I highly recommend you give Gene "Superhvyweight" Thomas a follow on youtube.com.  He's a well reasoned voice, grounded in his football fandom, in a sea of whimsical fans.  Gene gives thorough breakdowns of the team - calls it like he sees it. In the video… Read More

The Chicago Sun-Times, is reporting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded for former Wisconsin and Chicago Bear 2011 first-round selection (29th overall) T Gabe Carimi. The move effectively addresses, on paper, depth concerns on the offensive line for the Bucs. Adam Schefter of ESPN, via his Twitter feed is reporting the Bucs will send a… Read More

On October 24th, 1993, a 39-year-old Steve DeBerg became the oldest player in the history of the franchise.  On the other end of the timeline, can you name the youngest player ever deployed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? - In 1997, with hopes of energizing one of the league's poorest offenses, head coach Tony Dungy… Read More

Months ago, when the Glazers chose coach Greg Schiano to inherit the ruins that Raheem Morris left behind, we assumed their selection was based on Schiano's character and method -- a roughshod drill sergeant who was, for all intents and purposes, the exact opposite of Morris. We weren't wrong in that assumption.  In fact, the… Read More

Thank God the preseason doesn't count, because the Buccaneers were just shellacked 30-3 by Washington's second-stringers.  Tampa's depth chart has all the depth of an inflatable kiddie pool.  Seriously, is there any position with adequate backup?  The Redskins' second and third units absolutely wrecked Tampa Bay, and created some serious questions about the unified strength… Read More

It's been a year and a half since Josh Freeman looked comfortable throwing long routes.  The gargantuan passer showcased improved footwork and decent timing, but the nagging inaccuracy from a year ago still pulls his throws off course.  It's preseason, and as fans, we're privy only to the superficial workings of Mike Sullivan's offense... but… Read More

Turnover rates are high in professional sports.  Coaches and players are fired and replaced weekly, and a plethora of fresh talent and innovative instruction is tossed into the machine, where it either succeeds or gets gnawed and digested to make room for the next man up. It's a nasty, unforgiving process.  But it's also exciting. … Read More

Recently signed DE Wallace Gilberry formerly of the Kansas City Chiefs. Whom some feel is a near lock to make the Buccaneers 53-man roster after second-year DE Da’Quan Bowers suffered an Achilles injury during off-season conditioning is showing why he was signed. By all accounts he's a scrappy player who has clawed tooth and nail… Read More

Even though 620 WDAE, ESPN and various other media outlets have reported that Martin and the Bucs agreed to a  five-year deal, the reality is that it’s a hard four-year deal with the team holding an option for a fifth year. Referencing the Collective Bargaining Agreement specifically:  Article 7 Rookie Compensation and Rookie Compensation Pool… Read More

Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison; Manning to Reggie Wayne; Manning to…Arrelious Benn? Hey, it’s not out of the realm of possibilities. After 14 seasons as the face of the franchise, the Indianapolis Colts have decided to release the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback. By doing so, Manning immediately becomes one of the biggest attractions on the free… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have yet to fill out Head Coach Greg Schiano’s coaching staff and are in the process of conducting interviews for Defensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks coach, Offensive Line coach, Special Teams coach and Running backs coach. According to FootballScoop.com Schiano offered the Bucs vacant defensive coordinator job to Dolphins special teams’ coordinator Darren… Read More

Well, that was short-lived. The Bucs announced today that they have released veteran defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth after just seven games with the team. After being claimed off waivers from New England, Haynesworth started six games and recorded 23 tackles. By cutting him, the Bucs free up $7.2 million worth of cap space which can… Read More

There has been widespread speculation that the Bucs could have upwards of $60 million, when the new NFL league year begins and the bell rings to usher in free agency on 13 March 2012. It has been reported by both John Clayton, of ESPN.com and Profootballtalk.com that the Bucs have between $23.5 and $25.5 million… Read More

It’s been secretive to say the least, but based on what little news has trickled out since the team announced that former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano would become the teams 9th head coach in the franchise’s history. What we do know is that Schiano has taken a page out of Patriots head coach Bill… Read More