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Jeremy Zuttah

Raheem Morris announced that Jeremy Zuttah has cracked the starting lineup for Sunday's game.  It'll mark the fourth time in four seasons that Zuttah's been called upon to either fill in for an injured teammate or pick up the slack for an under-performer. The move sends second-year left guard Ted Larsen to the bench in… 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

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, announced that they have signed 10-year veteran, free agent guard Keydrick Vincent to a two-year contract. Vincent, 32, was a starter for the Carolina Panthers for the past two years. To make room on the roster for Vincent, the Bucs released rookie guard Sergio Render. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Vincent has a… Read More

So how bad was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line in 2009? Well, according to resident Pro Football Focus offensive line junkie Neil Hornsby , there was only one team worse in ’09, then the Bucs, that team was none other then the Oakland Raiders. Hornsby graded each offensive line on a number of different… Read More

The popular perception among fans, media pundits and TV analyst  - and it's one that I shared - is that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line at the beginning of the 2009 season was a strength of the team. However, they under preformed as a unit throughout the season, struggling mightily as the season wore… Read More

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers already thin along the offensive line, things have begun to unravel a bit, with news breaking that veteran center an offensive line stalwart Jeff Faine will miss several weeks with a triceps injury. The team is now going to turn to rookie free agent center Jonathan Compas. Raheem Morris addressed… 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

While the team has been tight lipped on players missing OTA practices, becuase, as GM Mark Dominik put it they are voluntary in nature. A source told PewterReport.com the reason that Tampa Bay Buccaneers left guard Arron Sears has been absent for much of the off-season conditioning program and OTA's is he, is still feeling… Read More

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com has a good interview with Tampa Bay Buccaneers new offensive line coach Pete Mangurian, Mangurian has a history with Raheem Morris, the hand picked coach to take the team to the promise land, but what many might not have known is that he has also worked with the teams new offensive… Read More

Just how bad have the starting tackles of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the past few seasons? Bad enough the team decided to change from a man blocking scheme to a zone blocking scheme. Donald Penn & Jeremy Trueblood have started a combined 73 games since 2006, but have garnered notaritity for their inability to… Read More

Stephen Holder, of the St.Pete Times, is reporting several members of the 2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers received bonuses based on there level of success on the field in 2008. Among those players who received bonuses were LT Donald Penn $310,919 through the so-called performance-based pay system which rewards lesser paid players who perform above what… Read More