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Geno Hayes

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… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have seemingly rebuilt there defensive line over the past two drafts with the drafting of defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brain Price in 2010 and most recently with the drafting of defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers. But with the NFL and the NFLPA* locked in labor strife with rumors… Read More

This will be a weekly post, containing news from around the web on game days revolving around the Bucs and, of course the team they are playing that Sunday. To kick off this Sunday’s edition: It’s worth noting that the three lowest spending teams in the NFL, in an uncapped season were all victorious on… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers second year linebacker Geno Hayes has been making a case for himself as the teams best linebacker this year with his play on the field. Through the 15 games Hayes has played in this season he has amassed 122 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, 2 interceptions, 7… Read More

With news breaking this week that weakside linebacker safety Jermaine Phillips will be switched back to his natural position in the secondary and second year outside linebacker Geno Hayes will now assume the starting duties at weakside linebacker both players spoke briefly to Stephen Holder, of the St. Pete Times. "It's a big opportunity for… 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

No need to worry Buccaneer fans, starting middle linebacker Barrett Ruud showed for the team mandatory mini camp. Even though he is miffed at the lack of contract talks he arrived and participated in drills. Ruud has not ruled out the idea of holding out of training camp in the hopes of getting the team… Read More

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 Buccaneers.com, Hayes can be seen lining up on what would amount to be the strong side. Hayes who is coming off a knee injury, which… Read More

Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris says he wants to create as much competition as possible not only at the quarterback position but the entire roster from top to bottom and feels the team still has a long way to a finished roster, but the team still intends to add a fourth passer before the start of… Read More

Bates' new defensive scheme, calls for big athletic quick linebackers to attack gaps, force the action back towards the inside while also providing a legitimate pass rush when the team brings what many feel will be a myriad of new wrinkles when it comes to blitzing opposing offenses. It will be hard to fathom the… Read More