Bucs Central

Derrick Ward

Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris vehemently defends second year defensive tackle Brian Price from fans who’ve taken to local sport talk radio airwaves and internet message boards to reprimand a player that suffered an unheard of, yet troublesome and painful injury where both of his hamstrings were ripped from the bone, causing his pelvis to… Read More

Bucs excited about rookie punter Brent Bowden’s directional punt skills. Bowden who played collegiately at Virginia Tech, where they emphasize special teams finished with a career net average of 36.4 and a gross of 42.2 while downing 72 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line. Special team’s coordinator Rich Bisaccia told CBS Sports.com "Your gross gets… Read More

Veteran right tackle, Jeremy Trueblood who under achieved, at times last season has been the most consistent offensive lineman through the teams first five days of practice. Trueblood who could be an unrestricted free agent after the 2010 season depending on if the players and owners can come to an accord on a new Collective… Read More

Former BYU running back, Harvey Unga, one of three eligible players for the NFL supplemental draft, which takes place on July 15th worked out for twenty-four teams Thursday. The Bucs who have shown some interest in Unga were in Provo, Utah. As their interest continues to mount; they got an up close look at Unga… Read More

Purely speculation on our part, but with the recent drunken induced bar fight, in which Cedric Benson, the workhorse running back for the Cincinnati Bengals punched an employee of Annie’s West bar in the face on May 30, the Bucs might have just found a trading partner to unload underachieving RB Derrick Ward to. Benson… Read More

In the coming days, Bucs Central will address the different areas of the Buccaneers offense, defense and special teams by taking a look back on the 2009 campaign and looking forward to the 2010 offseason and beyond. From potential cap casualties, re-signings, free agent signings to draft picks, that could have quite a huge impact… Read More

Derrick Ward circled this Sunday’s game against the Giants on his calendar when the schedule first came out in April. That was before head coach Raheem Morris decided to go with a three-back attack. Now, with Cadillac Williams and Earnest Graham both listed as questionable, Ward will get the start against his former team. "I… Read More

The Buccaneers released their depth chart early this week, along with a game plan to use youth and depth to their advantage by routinely rotating players, particularly at running back. Cadillac Williams will lead the running attack, but that does not mean Derrick Ward and Earnest Graham will take a backseat. “We’re gonna work them… Read More

Four running backs one football, during last nights telecast of the game, I found it quite amusing that the duo of Joe Buck & Troy Aikman who were calling the game for FOX, suggested that Raheem Morris and offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski are pulling for oft-injured running back Cadillac Williams to secure the role as… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers first year rookie head coach Raheem Morris, let the cat out of the bag when he spoke to the media Tuesday afternoon in regards to how exactly the team plans on playing a crowded backfield. He shed light on an extensive plan to use his arsenal of running backs in a 2-2-1… Read More

The Buccaneers currently have more then a half dozen players on the walking wounded list, which includes wide receiver Michael Clayton (hamstring), WR Justin Filani (hamstring), WR Kelly Campbell (quad), center Jeff Faine (groin), running back Derrick Ward (foot), linebacker Angelo Crowell (hamstring) and kicker Matt Bryant (leg) are either listed as day to day… Read More

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reached out to unrestricted free agent Derrick Ward this off-season and subsequently signed him to a four-year deal worth a reported $17 million. The deal includes $6 million guaranteed in the first year, $9.25 million over two years and $13 million over three. It most likely sealed the fate of… Read More

Competition is what has been preached this off-season, but it now seems some in the media proclaim to know everything that is going to happen, even before the team has reported to training camp. "Everyone knows that ex-Giant Derrick Ward will be featured and new offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski wants to run." said John Czarnecki… Read More

With vision, lateral cutting and the ability to square one's shoulders and hit the hole being an emphasis this season the running game is going to look very different. There is no doubt the team will struggle to find consistency early on in the ground game. But as the season wears on the ground &… Read More

Buccaneers running back Earnest Graham is all for a RBBC approach, as he feels he will be fresher down the stretch, if he can remain healthy. Graham who shared carries last season with Warrick Dunn guesstimates he averaged around 13-14 carries last season in the same scenario. "I love the idea," said Graham of becoming… Read More