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Chris Hovan

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

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have released FB B.J. Askew, DT Chris Hovan, G Shawn Murphy, P Sam Paulescu, G Arron Sears, and CB Stoney Woodson. Hovan started all 16 games last season for the Buccaneers recording 57 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks and one forced fumble. He started 79-of-80 games for… Read More

With rumors floating around during the NFL Draft that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were diligently trying to trade veteran defensive tackle Chris Hovan after selecting not one but two defensive tackles with back, to back picks in Gerald McCoy and Brian Price Adam Schefter is reporting via twitter the Bucs plan to release Hovan today… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head coach Raheem Morris revealed this afternoon, who this coming seasons team captains will be. On offense center Jeff Faine and quarterback Byron Leftwich, on defense, defensive tackle Chris Hovan and cornerback Ronde Barber were named, and safety Will Allen gets the nod for special teams. With the team expecting some of… Read More

Just how effective will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense be in 2009, you ask? Well if pre-season is an early indicator, fans need not fret over the new scheme under defensive coordinator Jim Bates. The team is giving up 3.30 yards per carry,as a whole, but based on the numbers the right side consisting of… Read More

HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (On the Bucs defense) "To see that happen, to see those guys kick in gear, to see that start to formulate around our team was positive. That was great. Another positive was that first team defense. They really got out there. They flew around. We had the lightning delay. We had… Read More

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… Read More

Every where you surf these days on the internet or radio dial, Gaines Adams a former Clemson product and 4th overall pick in the 2007 draft is being lambasted by everyone from coaches to the media and even fans. After registering 12.5 sacks over his first two seasons in the league. Adams has come under… Read More

Arron Sears was the lone no-show on reporting day, the Buccaneers have placed Sears' on the reserve/did-not-report list.  Questions remain about the severity of the "personal and private" issues he is dealing with. If he is on the reserve / did-not-report list for the season, there would be ramifications as far as losing a year… Read More

With speculation swirling about the mental health of starting left guard Arron Sears in full swing, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris did little to clarify the true nature of Sears MIA status this off-season. Instead, Morris told media that Sears is dealing with a personal matter and that it would remain a private… Read More