Bucs Central

Jon Gruden

Rookies thrive in Tampa Bay.  But the unfortunate reality is, sometimes sophomores don’t. For years, Buc fans have been taunted with lustrous rookie campaigns — David Greenwood‘s 1985, Errict Rhett‘s 1994, Arron Sears‘s 2007 — only to watch promising careers dissolve in the following seasons, be it by injury, apathy, or general misfortune. Here are the… Read More

I‘m sitting here this morning, drinking an ice cold Dr. Pepper, and watching “Remember the Titans” on my laptop. Two of the featured characters are having a heated argument over attitude and leadership. Gary accuses Julius of having the “worst attitude I ever heard,” Julius responds with “Attitude reflects leadership, Captain. … To me, the… Read More

Three More Days. Such a short time that somehow manages to feel like forever. Like many Buc’s fans out there I have watched with a mixture of fascination, and sometimes disgust, as the Tampa Bay front office has literally flipped this franchise upside down in the offseason. From the firing of Gruden, to the hiring of… Read More

Down goes Morris!

OK, I know it’s a play on words, in what was HBO Boxing’s first broadcast; the call was made by iconic sports broadcaster Howard Cosell for what became known as The Sunshine Showdown between Joe Fraizer and George Foreman for the Heavyweight Championship in Kingston, Jamaica on January 19th, 1973. The words Cosell uttered then… Read More

With the Buccaneers five days from there first training camp practice, to kick off the 2009 season. There are six burning camp questions that desperately need answering before the home opener, although many might not have a definitive answer until after the season is over. Who will be the starting quarterback once the dust settles… Read More

It’s not as unforeseeable as some predict for first year head coach Raheem Morris, to actually duplicate the success the Buccaneers have had the last few seasons if not better it within a very short time period. When looking over the NFC teams currently in the south since the coaching hire’s of John Fox, Jim… Read More

New head coach Raheem Morris‘ first training camp wont feature as many two-a-days as years past, the team is currently scheduled to have 8 two-a-days out of the 19 days, but Morris is hoping that dawning the pads more, will lead to a more physical, energetic camp. Under the guidance of former head coach Jon Gruden… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik is being so heavily scrutinized for his off-season moves by not only the local venom spewing fish wrap scribes, but now it seems that former NFL players have taken exception with what Dominik has done this off-season to rebuild meant to say retool or reload as Dominik prefers… Read More

Over at the Pro-Football-reference.com blog Chase Stuart has come up with a weighted measuring scale to figure out who is / was some the greatest coaches of all time using there win / loss records and giving them a number value based on the number of net wins in a season. There are two prominent… Read More

As we reported yesterday, middle linebacker Barrett Ruud’s absence from OTA’s has been about his contract situation, it has know been confirmed by multiple media outlets. There seems to be some bad blood brewing between ESPN & the NFL Network, over some back dooring in recent weeks over ex-coaches becoming color commentators for either station… Read More

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden weighs in on what his former team should draft this Saturday. Not much of a surprise, Gruden feels it should be a defensive minded draft. Siting the team needs a defensive end, defensive tackle & cornerback. “I really think Tampa Bay lost some key players on defense… Read More

Ex Buccaneers Head Coach Jon Gruden has been offered the offensive coordinator gig at University of Oregon. Head Football coach of Oregon, Chip Kelly revealed to the Nashuatelegraph.com, that he has only offered that gig to one person, and that person is Jon Gruden. Speculation was that Kelly was going to offer former UNH quarterback… Read More