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Da’Quan Bowers

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

For most, the pass rush was a huge issue of contention last season with the Bucs producing 26 sacks. Through three pre-season games this year the Bucs already have 13 sacks, half of what they produced as a team through 16-games in 2010. The inevitable turnaround can be directly attributed to the hiring of Keith… Read More

Renowned national sports scribe Peter King, of SportsIllustrated.com in his Monday Morning Quarterback column has got an answer to what many Buccaneer fans have been pondering, about rookie defensive end Da’Quan Bowers. That $64 thousand dollar question is when will the governor be taken off Bowers? Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik, eluded to the fact… Read More

Despite the flood gates opening for opposing team’s ground games over the past 36-games, head coach Raheem Morris isn’t concerned about stopping the run. Even after, the Bucs defense gave up 200-yards on the ground to the New England Patriots last Thursday. “It’s just a matter of fitting things up,’’ Morris told the Tampa Tribune… Read More

Chiefs host the Bucs, marking the fifth time that the two have squared-off in the preseason. The teams last met in 2010 when they faced-off at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers lead the series 4-1, as Tampa Bay has won the last three meetings. The first preseason contest between the two teams was on August… 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

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released their first depth chart of the 2011 season. The official depth chart gives fans a glimpse, into the minds of the coaching staff. The first thing many need to remember is that its fluid and will evolve over the course of training camp and the pre-season. Basically nothing is set… Read More

The term “sack” was coined by former Rams great Deacon Jones. However, the term "sack" was not widely used before circa 1970; previously one would simply refer to a quarterback being tackled behind the line (of scrimmage), in so many words. Nicknamed the “Secretary of Defense,” Jones felt that a sack devastated the offense in… Read More

Fans in attendance at practice this afternoon got somewhat of a scare as Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2010 first-round pick Gerald McCoy injured his right shoulder during the team’s full squad scrimmage. McCoy was hurt about halfway through the workout making a pass-rush move during an 1-on-1 drill. He immediately removed his shoulder pads and was… Read More

The Bucs newest star might not even be a player; it might just be a coach. Keith Millard, who’s quickly becoming known for his rapid-fire takes and quote-ability around the Bay area sat down for an interview Thursday with the Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM 620, The Sports Animal. Millard who’s a very engaging… Read More

With the team practicing in pads for the first time, this training camp, it was the moment most fans waited for. A chance to see, just how rusty the team was after an extended layoff, but more then anything this is where the rubber meets the road for some. It was a chance to separate… Read More

Josh Freeman who improved his accuracy from his rookie season to his sophomore season, has turned in two incredible days or practice and is on fire today with crisp passes, great accuracy, and hitting receivers in stride. Brain Price continues to pickup where he left off: After being doubled teamed on a first down play… Read More

The Bucs took to the practice fields behind One Buc Place to conduct, their first team practice of training camp. The team was in good shape and showed off there conditioning in an upbeat - high tempo affair, as players were eager to get back to football. Donald Penn, was svelte looking as he walked… Read More

With general manager Mark Dominik having already locked up Adrian Clayborn in the early morning hours, he has turned his attention to former Clemson product and the teams’ second-round pick in this past Aprils draft, as the team is close to signing Da’Quan Bowers reports Scott Purks, of CBSSports.com. Bowers would be the fourth member… Read More