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Fantasy Football 1st Quarter Awards

by James LoPresti on October 6, 2011

The line-up is set. You’ve spent days tweaking the roster, researching every fantasy football site on the Internet. You’ve acquainted yourself with the depth chart of every NFL roster. Sunday morning, you don’t bother with chores around the house; you tackle the waiver wire hoping to strike fantasy gold. And, when all the games are […]

Posted in Good Bad & The Ugly

“The Good, Bad, & Ugly” – Falcons @ Bucs

by Erik Sabol on September 26, 2011

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 — […]

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Good, Bad & The Ugly: Bucs @ Vikings

by Erik Sabol on September 18, 2011

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 […]

Initially, I set out to catalog the five hardest hitters in the history of the franchise — something I still might pursue later in the season.  But thanks to John Lynch, the prompt lacked surprise; he was the only eligible candidate for the list’s premier entry, setting standards that no other Buccaneer has come close […]

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Bucs Cut 26, Place Economos On PUP & Sign Diles

by Roland Johnson on September 4, 2011

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made the following moves to get in compliance with the NFL mandatory 53-man roster limits set by the league. On Saturday afternoon the team cut their rosters down by releasing the following players and placing LS Andrew Economos on the Physically Unable to Perform list. There were not many surprises, […]

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Foster Embracing Challenge

by Roland Johnson on August 31, 2011

Rookie Mason Foster, who was thrown into the fray at middle linebacker. Is embracing the challenge of replacing ex-Buc and current Tennessee Titan Barrett Ruud, who set the defense for the Bucs the last five seasons before leaving as a free agent this off-season. Foster who was penciled in as the starter – midway through […]

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Bucs Fall Back To Earth Pass Rushing Wise

by Roland Johnson on August 24, 2011

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 […]

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Morris Not Worried About Run Defense

by Roland Johnson on August 23, 2011

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, […]

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Mason Foster’s Hit on Chad Ochocinco

by Roland Johnson on August 20, 2011

There’s been plenty of fretting over the hit Mason Foster delivered to Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco Thursday night in the Bucs second pre-season game. During the first quarter Tom Brady threw a pass over the deep middle of the field intended for Ochocinco where Foster seemingly launched himself at a defenseless receiver and was flagged […]

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Game Preview: Pre-Season Week 2 Bucs vs Patriots

by Roland Johnson on August 18, 2011

The Buccaneers and Patriots have met eight times in the preseason, with Tampa Bay winning each of the last seven contests. This year’s meeting is the seventh in Tampa, with the Bucs owning a 5-1 mark at home in the series. During the regular season, New England leads the series 5-2. The Buccaneers won, 21-16, […]

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Game Preview: Pre-Season Week 1 Bucs @ Chiefs

by Staff Report on August 12, 2011

Chiefs host the Bucs, marking the fifth time that the two have squared-off in the preseason. The teams last met in 2010 when they faced-off at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers lead the series 4-1, as Tampa Bay has won the last three meetings. The first preseason contest between the two teams was on August […]

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Bucs Hedging Bets On Black

by Roland Johnson on August 10, 2011

Starting strong-side linebacker Quincy Black was the first player re-signed this off-season, by the Bucs. To the tune of $29 million over five years with $11.5 million guaranteed, even though he seldom saw the field on third downs. The Bucs are betting everything on Black, as he will play a position all too familiar to […]

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Bucs Release First Depth Chart

by Roland Johnson on August 8, 2011

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released their first depth chart of the 2011 season. The official depth chart gives fans a glimpse, into the minds of the coaching staff. The first thing many need to remember is that its fluid and will evolve over the course of training camp and the pre-season. Basically nothing is set […]

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Bucs News & Notes: Foster Getting More First Team Reps

by Staff Report on August 6, 2011

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 […]

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Foster Wanted To Wear The Double Nickel

by Roland Johnson on August 2, 2011

Third round pick Mason Foster, a 6-foot-1, 241-pound tackling machine who idolized Derrick Brooks growing up asked general manager Mark Dominik if he could talk to the future Hall of Famer and the franchises all-time leading tackler about wearing the number 55, even though he knew it was a long shot, Foster held out hope, […]