Bucs Central

Greg Olson

So ends the season, one of the most disappointing in team history. THE GOOD It's over.  It's blessedly, mercifully over.  Ten straight losses, five straight blowouts, and the end of a sixteen week torture session.  Rejoice fans, you get a whole eight months without having to watch Jeremy Trueblood whiff on blocks, Kellen Winslow draw… Read More

No excuses. The Titans aren't the Packers.  They aren't the Saints, or the Texans, or the 49ers.  They're not a Super Bowl contender, an elite offense, or a stifling defense.  They're a team with problems: no offensive playmakers, an underachieving defense, and a crippling inconsistency that threatens their chances at the division crown. They are… Read More

The Good Head coach Raheem Morris promised "changes" in his post-game press conference.  Believe it when you see it, but it's something.  The normally level-headed Buccaneer figurehead seemed visibly perturbed by the 37-9 loss to Houston -- which was appropriate -- but it was a far deviation from his normal, cliched, passive responses to reporters… Read More

Eight years is a long time between victories on Monday night, and even though Hank Williams and his rowdy friends couldn't make the trip, it was as memorable a victory as Tampa's had in a long while.  Sold out stadium, prime time football, and some unfinished business from early 2003. The Good It's wasn't pretty… 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

The Good The Buccaneers had several players step up after an anemic first half -- notably Josh Freeman, who added another fourth-quarter victory and game-winning drive to his résumé -- but the standout was Preston Parker. The second-year receiver out of North Alabama sparked the offense to life, catching passes, returning kicks, and making key… Read More

After an atrocious offensive game plan against the Detroit Lions, in which offensive coordinator Greg Olson used just four different personnel groupings on offense. Here is the breakdown of the personnel groupings used on the 64 plays run by the Bucs offense. 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE & 3 WR) 52 (5 runs, 2… Read More

There’s plenty of reason’s that many want to anoint third year quarterback,  Josh Freeman as an elite player and mention him in the same breathe with some of the games current greats.  For starters Freeman has 7 fourth quarter come-from-behind wins under his belt in only 25 starts. He finished the 2010 season on a… Read More

Seventh year running back Earnest Graham, who holds the franchise record for receptions in a single game with 13 is the front runner to replace Carnell Williams as the team third down back at the moment. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson wants to work Kregg Lumpkin, who’s been in the offense for a full year, into… Read More

Buccaneers Beat Writer Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune had an interesting tidbit of draft related news, in his most recent compilation article surrounding the team. Sighting unnamed sources, Cummings penned a paragraph in which he states the Bucs are desperate for a legitimate speed burner at the receiver position. That can blow the top… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson, you know the coach in charge of developing a scheme and game plan from week to week for his group of experience starved youngsters’  is getting mentioned as a potential head coaching candidate reports Brad Briggs of the NationalFootballPost.com Olson, a holdover from Jon Gruden’s staff who wasn’t… Read More

In a game that saw the Tampa Bay  Buccaneers jump out to an early lead, thanks in large part to Legarrette Blount’s 17-yard TD run on an impressive helicopter hurdle like spin, in to the endzone and one of the most proficient games by quarterback Josh Freeman, as he completed 75% of his pass attempts… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are averaging 3.3 yards per carry through two games on the ground. The offensive line which was considered a strength, of the team this off-season, has been inconsistent at best. However, the Bucs are 2-0 and offensive coordinator Greg Olson has shown a renewed commitment to stick with the run even… Read More

After a shaky performance by Josh Johnson, the current back up quarterback left many in Buc Nation wondering whether or not the Bucs would begin the search for an experienced veteran quarterback to back up Josh Freeman. QB Coach Alex Van Pelt told John Ramon of the St. Petersburg Times that Johnson’s “A dynamic guy… Read More

Second year quarterback Josh Freeman entered this off season, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers undisputed starter, for a team that finished the 2009 season with a 3-13 mark. Freeman who went 3-6 in his nine starts completed 158 of his 290 passes for 1,855 yards and 10 touchdowns for the year but also threw 18… Read More