Bucs Central

Michael Clayton

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

While Iconic blocking icon Michael Clayton may be on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster. His name is clearly written in pencil on the depth chart. Based on his lack of production over the years and his contract, he’s got barely any tradability.  Clayton, 27, whom general manager Mark Dominik signed to a five-year $24 million… Read More

Since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first started play, in 1976 there has been only two receivers to play in atleast 100 career games for the franchise. The first being Gerald Carter from 1981-1987 – ranks second on the list with an even 100 career games, however the receiver that sits atop the list all alone… Read More

The sense of bewilderment fans get as they glance at the teams’ roster and still see that iconic blocking icon and seven-year veteran receiver Michael Clayton is still a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is an understatement. Clayton after practice on Monday spoke to reporters and alluded to the fact that based on the… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took to the rain soaked practice fields behind One Buc Place this morning with roughly 80 plus players in attendance. Among the players missing in action were: T Donald Penn, RB Derrick Ward, TE Kellen Winslow, G Davin Joseph (recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his knee), DT Brian Price (NFL rules)… Read More

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 15th overall selection, in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft, receiver Michael Clayton exhibited qualities of a franchise receiver with 80 receptions, 1,193 yards and 7 touchdowns as a rookie. Since then however, the enigmatic Clayton has managed a total of 141 receptions, 1,743 yards… Read More

Just how bad were the hands that made up the receiving corps last season, you ask? Well, for starters other then the Oakland Raiders, who had three receivers in the top 10 worst hands category, not sure a team fielded a worse receiving corps then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did in 2009. Even if you… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Michael Clayton was livid after and during the game over an apparent catch, that was ruled an interception by officials. Dolphins’ defensive end / outside linebacker Jason Taylor was credited with the pick in the first half of a heartbreaking loss to the Dolphins. Clayton recounted the events that unfolded to… Read More

Michael Clayton, signed a five-year, $26 million contract, but has failed to deliver as advertised, many gave Clayton the benefit of the doubt this off-season, with his recent play on the field and his comments being derogatory in nature in a slumping economy, the crassness and abrasive nature in which the tone of his comments… Read More

A quick whip around the world wide web this morning, reveals quite a few decent reads and even a few chuckles. Also, receiver Antonio Bryant did not travel with the team to Buffalo and has been ruled out. The team placed E.J. Biggers a seventh round draft pick  out of Western Michigan on injured-reserve and… Read More

HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (Opening comments) “Obviously we’re disappointed in the loss. Lot of good things on offense. Too many big plays on defense. Did a good job on stopping the run, or playing the run tough, not necessarily stopping it. I don’t know if you can stop a guy like Marion Barber. But when… Read More

Not many gave the Bucs a fighting chance against the Cowboys, but they hung around long enough to make the game interesting till the fourth quarter. Dropped passes, blown coverage and miscues on special teams ultimately did the team in. Good: Byron Leftwich – For as awful as Byron looked in the pre-season. He showed… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting receiver tandem of Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton, who have been nursing injuries that prevented them from playing in all but one pre-season game and missing multiple practices during training camp told Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune that they feel fine and wont spend time thinking about their respective ailments… Read More

Seemingly with Antonio Bryant, Michael Clayton, Brian Clark, Sammie Stroughter & Maurice Stovall already locking down roster spots, the big question is are the Bucs going to roll into the regular season only carrying five receivers or is there still a sixth spot to be had. That leaves four, Mario Urrutia, Marcus Maxwell, Cortez Hankton… Read More

HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (On practice and injuries) “We did a little Houston preparation today, working on our in-season schedule again. So today was like an in-season Wednesday for us. We had an in-season Wednesday schedule [with] the shorter periods, faster rotation through the periods, more periods, getting more emphasis on situational football things, whether… Read More