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Game Review: Bucs @ Titans

by Roland Johnson on August 17, 2009

From my perspective of all four quarterbacks, Josh Johnson has the quickest release of any of them, steps up in the pocket and delivers the football with accuracy. He did not get rattled when things broke down or when he was hurried, even with the bobbled shotgun snap he maintained his composure and instead of […]

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Friday Training Camp New & Notes

by Roland Johnson on August 7, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers young guns have impressive showing as veterans rest. Second year pro Josh Johnson and first round pick Josh Freeman show poise under fire as they guided the offense in Friday mornings practice. It would seem, that many media pundits have been singing a different tune of late, when it comes to first […]

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Thursday News & Notes: Bucs Training Camp

by Roland Johnson on August 7, 2009

Traditionally the Buccaneers have never really been big on selling out when it comes to bringing pressure, but that could change with five man, six and even seven man blitz packages. Based on some of the personnel groupings in which third year pro Quincy Black is going to be used as a hybrid type of […]

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Bucs’ Leftwich pulls ahead in QB Battle

by Roland Johnson on August 6, 2009

When the Buccaneers signed free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich this off-season it was in the hopes of providing verteran leadership and quality competition for Luke McCown. After five days of practice, it would appear that Leftwich has not only provided said competition for McCown, but has taken a slight lead in the battle that is […]

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McCown in the lead

by Roland Johnson on August 2, 2009

Three practices into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2009 training camp – it would appear that none of the quarterbacks have separated themselves from the pack. Luke McCown has been turnover free, but has not had the same flare for the dramatics when it comes to uncorking the long ball as the others thus far, more […]

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Duck, Duck, Goose – Olson playing the label game

by Roland Johnson on July 21, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback’s coach Greg Olson is playing a loosely translated game of Duck, Duck, Goose with his crop of QB’s. In the most recent edition of the PewterReport Magazine, Olson gave a brief scouting report on Luke McCown, Byron Leftwich, Josh Freeman & Josh Johnson from there performances this off-season in OTAs and […]

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Much hoopla surrounding Freeman’s ascension

by Roland Johnson on July 3, 2009

The teams’ decision to expedite the learning curve of rookie quarterback Josh Freeman has many in the media second guessing earlier predictions. Just how much stock should fans put into the recent rumblings that the team plans to accelerate the learning curve of Josh Freeman. For starters, if you are a fanatic that likes to […]

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Things are not what they appear at QB

by Roland Johnson on June 18, 2009

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal caller Jeff Carlson, who runs America’s Best Quarterback attended Wednesdays mandatory mini camp. According to Carlson, who broke down all four quarterbacks in attendance.  Josh Freeman is the best QB on the roster, warming up in shorts, his throwing technique rivals the best in the league.  But he is still […]

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Bucs Freeman pushing to become starter in 09′

by Roland Johnson on June 17, 2009

With veteran signal caller Byron Leftwich’s shaky outings, to this point in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers OTAs & mandatory mini camp the team has reevaluated there plan on rookie quarterback Josh Freeman for the upcoming season. Just days after quarterback’s coach Greg Olson said that the team had, had discussion about the direction they would […]

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Bucs News & Notes Thursday edition

by Roland Johnson on June 12, 2009

With two players figuring to play prominent roles this coming fall still M.I.A. this off-season in middle linebacker Barrett Ruud & left tackle Donald Penn amidst contract disputes Rod Wilson and James Lee have been getting plenty of action with the first teams. CB Kyle Arrington was carted off the field when he went airborne, […]

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Positional Preview: Quarterbacks

by Roland Johnson on June 11, 2009

The band aid brigade that once toiled under center has been discarded for youthful exuberance. The team has decided a drastic makeover was in order at the most critical position in all of football. With the immanent release of Brian Griese on the horizon, the days of a quarterback hanging on long enough to begin […]

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Bucs Johnson doesn’t discount his abilities

by Roland Johnson on June 11, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers second year pro & former fifth round draft pick Josh Johnson has been counted out his whole career, but he is not willing to concede to those who suggest he is the odd man out in the quarterback derby raging under the sunny skies and back drop of the Florida Gulf Coast. […]

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Bucs QB Coach talks shop

by Roland Johnson on June 11, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback coach Greg Olson spoke with the media in-regards to the plan the team has outlined for the development of rookie quarterback Josh Freeman, the battle waging between Byron ” Slugo” Leftwich & Luke McCown. He also indicated that former 5th round pick Josh Johnson was disappointed in the team decision to […]

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Bucs QB race tighter then some might invision

by Roland Johnson on May 30, 2009

The battle being waged this off-season in OTA’s & mini camp for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback position between Luke McCown & Byron Leftwich is hotter then a fire cracker on fourth of July. “We’re charting it. We’re looking at it, and it’s tight. It’s exactly what we said we wanted,” Morris said. “We […]

Dan Parr, of Profootballweekly.com scribes that because of the new found confidence level and familiarity with his teammates, Luke McCown has a slight edge in the quarterback derby being waged in Tampa. It was well-known that Buccaneers QB Luke McCown didn’t lack confidence, and he emphasized that point at the team’s voluntary workouts Tuesday, telling […]