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It's been a year and a half since Josh Freeman looked comfortable throwing long routes.  The gargantuan passer showcased improved footwork and decent timing, but the nagging inaccuracy from a year ago still pulls his throws off course.  It's preseason, and as fans, we're privy only to the superficial workings of Mike Sullivan's offense... but… Read More

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… Read More

Two pre-season games in to the 2011 exhibition season and the Bucs have taken on a Jekyll and Hyde complex. After drubbing the Kansas City Chiefs on the road the team returned to the friendly confines of Raymond James Stadium only to be shellacked by a veteran laden Patriots team. Good P Michael Koenen –… Read More

There is a lot to like about the preseason. Some people love finally being able to watch the starters in action. Some enjoy seeing which draft picks make a name for themselves. Others use the preseason as a way to gauge their fantasy football prospects. Or you're like me: thrilled to have something other than… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded TE Alex Smith to the New England Patriots today in exchange for an undisclosed pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Smith, 26, played four NFL seasons with the Buccaneers (05-08). The 6-foot-4-inch, 258-pound tight end was selected by the Bucs in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft… Read More

While most fans are bantering about or clamoring for the Buccaneers to trade for the hottest flavor of the month that is Matt Cassel, buyers should beware. Cassel was aided by his receiving corps more then some actually realize. The Patriots as a team had the third most YAC yards of any NFL team in… Read More