Bucs Central

Gerald McCoy

The game plan featured a  ton of two or more tight end sets and six offensive linemen, on 22 plays to combat the Seahawks defensive front. Koetter and the Bucs decided against putting Winston in the shotgun, lining up in the shotgun set a season low, 30% of the time. On defense Mike Smith was… Read More

The Buccaneers defense got after Jay Cutler early! Sending an extra rusher 7 out of Culter’s first 10 passes attempts. Of his final 25 drops backs, the Bucs sent an extra rusher a mere 3 times. They blitzed Culter on 10 of 35 drop backs. The Buccaneers offense decided to attack the Bears with extra… Read More

I know it's late! But better, than not doing it at all. Below you will find the Play-By-Play extrapolation for Week 3. In the spreadsheet below, you will find both the "Analysing Koetter" and "Smith Report" an inside look at the numbers from both an offensive and defensive perspective, along with the actual play-by-play data… Read More

It was sloppy.  It was ugly.  And it was about time. With a 16-13 victory, the Bucs snapped a five-game losing streak to Matt Ryan and the Dirty Birds, and -- per usual -- it took every inch of Tampa's 295 yards to put away their division rival. The Good Of all the good --… Read More

Thank God that's over with. Week one, the team we all had so many expectations for just got demolished by the Detroit Lions. The score doesn't do the game justice, not at one point beyond the first quarter did I think we actually stood a chance. That was one of the toughest things I've ever… Read More

The Bucs team captains for the 2011 season, as voted on by the players are as follows: QB Josh Freeman and C Jeff Faine (offense) and LB Quincy Black and CB Ronde Barber (defense). For special teams the honor has been bestowed upon LB Adam Hayward. Freeman, Faine and Barber are returning team captains, while… Read More

Against the Kansas City Chiefs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to get pressure 77% of the time the Chiefs quarterbacks dropped back to attempt a pass. With a total of 17 pressures (6 sacks, 8 hurries and 3 quarterback hits) on 22 pass attempts. The defense managed to dictate the game up front and change… 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

Rookie MLB Mason Foster continues to see his reps with the first team defense increase – in this morning’s walkthrough to prepare for tonight’s practice, at Raymond James Stadium Foster was running with the first team defense and barking out adjustments and audibles. DT Gerald McCoy who suffered a strained right rotator cuff injury, 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

Over the past two NFL drafts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have spent four premium picks on the defensive line; two first rounders and two second rounders on defensive tackles and defensive ends. But the player that’s been with the team the longest is undervalued and under appreciated defensive tackle Roy Miller. Miller, 24, a former… 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

Receivers come up big: Mike Williams, Sammie Stroughter, Dezmon Briscoe and Preston Parkerall got in on the scoring action Sunday. Towards the end of practice Freeman hit Williams in the back of the endzone over two defenders on a beautiful pass. Williams leaped, hauled in the pass, and was able to tap his toes and… Read More

Second-year defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was thrust into a familiar situation last season as a rookie. Since his days at Oklahoma, he’s been linked to prominent stars, from a teams past. For the Sooners it was Tommie Harris, as a rookie with the Bucs, it was Warren Sapp. It has led McCoy to mimic those… 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