Bucs Central

Josh Freeman

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

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

COLTS:  Club has won 9 of past 10 games on Monday Night Football…Colts are 6-2 vs. NFC under head coach Jim Caldwell…QB Kerry Collins (40,922) needs 78 passing yards to become 10th player in NFL history to reach 41,000. Since ’08, is 5-0 as starter vs. NFC…RB Joseph Addai gained season-best 86 rushing yards last… Read More

Monday, October 6, 2003. It’s a day that has been etched into football history as the day the Tampa Bay Buccaneers squandered a 21-point late 4th quarter lead to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. But for me, it’s a day of few football memories. I was in high school at the time. There were… 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

FALCONS: QB Matt Ryan has won past 5 starts vs. TB. Has won 7 of past 8 starts vs. division. In his career, has posted 100+ rating 16 times & Falcons are 16-0. Had career-high 4 TD passes last week…In past 4 meetings, RB Michael Turner has rushed for 380 yards (95 per game) &… Read More

In 2010 Josh Freeman was 84-of-139 for 1,015 yards, 5 touchdowns, 1 interception and a completion percentage of 60.4 for an average of 7.30 yards per pass and a QB rating of 91.9. Through two games this season Freeman thus far has improved on those numbers completing 17-of-18 for 210 yards, a completion percentage of… 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

Last Sunday’s game against Detroit was disappointing. Not because I predicted the Lions to win and they did, but disappointing that Tampa Bay wasn’t able to put up much of a fight. The 27-20 Lions victory was not as close as the score would indicate. Tampa was bullied up front and quarterback Matthew Stafford was… Read More

BUCCANEERS: Aim for 5th consecutive win vs. Vikings…In 5 career starts indoors, QB Josh Freeman has completed 91 of 133 (68.4 pct.) for 1,243 yards with 7 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 103.1 rating. In career, when Freeman starts & has 100+ rating, Bucs are 7-1. Since start of 2009, Freeman is 1 of 4… 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

Interestingly enough many of the prognostications that have been floated and bantered about when talking about the outcome, of the Bucs 2011 season, has them regressing slightly and missing the playoffs. However, Bill Simmons the Editor in Chief of Grantland.com and one of the country's most widely read sports writers, and the author of the… Read More

The Buccaneers have won seven of the last ten meetings with the Lions, but Detroit leads the all-time regular season series 28-25. Tampa also prevailed 20-10 in a wildcard playoff win in Tampa during the 1997 season. The teams first met in 1977, a 16-7 Lions victory at the Silverdome. The Bucs’ first win over… Read More

The day has nearly arrived. It’s a day when people crawl out of bed at 7 a.m. so they can finish yard work, chores, and even homework. It’s a day when iPad, Direct TV and NFL RedZone packages are purchased all around the world. It’s a day when dedicated fantasy football fans are glued to… Read More

Explosive Plays

After finishing the 2009 season ranked 20th with 40 pass completions of 20+ yards, five of which resulted in touchdowns, the Buccaneers, led by QB Josh Freeman, recorded 49 completions of 20+ yards in 2010 with 10 of those going for scores. The team finished with the seventh-most pass completions of 20+ yards and tied… Read More