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5. Joe Jurevicius has two all-time catches against Philadelphia (2003) On January 19, 2003—with three minutes remaining in the conference championship game—Ronde Barber intercepted a pass intended for Antonio Freeman and returned it 92 yards for the game-clenching touchdown.  It was the last game the Eagles played in Veterans Stadium; Barber’s pick shut down the […]

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Foster Embracing Challenge

by Jim Johnson on August 31, 2011

Rookie Mason Foster, who was thrown into the fray at middle linebacker. Is embracing the challenge of replacing ex-Buc and current Tennessee Titan Barrett Ruud, who set the defense for the Bucs the last five seasons before leaving as a free agent this off-season. Foster who was penciled in as the starter – midway through […]

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Bucs Hedging Bets On Black

by Jim Johnson on August 10, 2011

Starting strong-side linebacker Quincy Black was the first player re-signed this off-season, by the Bucs. To the tune of $29 million over five years with $11.5 million guaranteed, even though he seldom saw the field on third downs. The Bucs are betting everything on Black, as he will play a position all too familiar to […]

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Foster Wanted To Wear The Double Nickel

by Jim Johnson on August 2, 2011

Third round pick Mason Foster, a 6-foot-1, 241-pound tackling machine who idolized Derrick Brooks growing up asked general manager Mark Dominik if he could talk to the future Hall of Famer and the franchises all-time leading tackler about wearing the number 55, even though he knew it was a long shot, Foster held out hope, […]

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Dominik Optimistic 2010 Draft Defining Class For Team

by Staff Report on April 9, 2011

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager, Mark Dominik was on hand to witness the rebirth of the team that finally captured the franchise first Lombardi Trophy, Dominik who was in his third year as a personnel assistant for the Bucs in 1997 remembers all to fondly the hot start, as Tampa jumped out to a 5-0 […]

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Derrick Brooks To Formally Retire

by Staff Report on August 11, 2010

In a stoic moment of self revelation linebacker Derrick Brooks, a nine-time All-Pro and 11-time Pro Bowl selection, will announce his retirement from the National Football League with a special video message on, today, Wednesday, August 11. arguably the best player in the franchises history.  Brooks had hoped to get a  chance to prove, […]

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Eric Yarber Tapped As Bucs New Receivers Coach

by Staff Report on February 3, 2010

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching staff is complete. According to numerous reports surfacing on the internet. The team plans to hire former Arizona State assistant Eric Yarber. The deal has yet to be finalized and the particulars were still being worked out this afternoon, but the team could make the news official as early as […]

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Three Bucs Make NFL’s All-Decade Team

by Staff Report on February 1, 2010

The NFL has unveiled its All-Decade Team, and there are several players who made the team with ties to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Linebacker Derrick Brooks, cornerback Ronde Barber and defensive tackle Warren Sapp were all selected at their respective positions, with former Bucs coach Tony Dungy being named as one of two coaches who […]

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Brooks Makes SI’s All Decade Team

by Staff Report on January 1, 2010

Future Hall of Famer, Derrick Brooks – the most renowned player in the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise, was honored by Peter King, of Sports Illustrated as a member of King’s all decade team. The countdown is truly on for Brooks. If he does not get a deal this off-season, he will have […]

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As season approaches this fan feels perplexed

by Lee C on September 10, 2009

Three More Days. Such a short time that somehow manages to feel like forever. Like many Buc’s fans out there I have watched with a mixture of fascination, and sometimes disgust, as the Tampa Bay front office has literally flipped this franchise upside down in the offseason. From the firing of Gruden, to the hiring of […]

From all reports, the 14 year veteran had a spectacular workout with the New Orleans Saints. Derrick Brooks, an 11 time pro bowler with the Buccaneers, has been searching for a job since he was released by Tampa’s front office this past winter. New Orleans’s Coach Sean Payton was quoted as saying that money is […]

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Bucs ink two more from rookie class

by Jim Johnson on June 23, 2009

With my recent travels out of Iraq through Dubai, then on to the house to visit family, wireless connections were not stable enough for me to post any news over the last few days, so to get everyone caught up with out further ado. The Buccaneers have agreed to terms with two more rookies. Fourth […]

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Bucs Freeman pushing to become starter in 09′

by Jim 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 […]

Ten year veteran defensive tackle Chris Hovan is looking to pick up where soon to be Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks left off, when it comes to leadership for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. Hovan who is an elder statesmen at 31, has spent the last four season observing from a far the way […]

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Bucs Hayes competing on strongside

by Jim Johnson on May 26, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers second year linebacker Geno Hayes, is competing on the strong side in Jim Bates version of his 4-3 defense. In the most recent Bucs Insider video on, Hayes can be seen lining up on what would amount to be the strong side. Hayes who is coming off a knee injury, which […]