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Bucs Trivia Wednesday #2

by Erik Sabol on September 19, 2012

On October 24th, 1993, a 39-year-old Steve DeBerg became the oldest player in the history of the franchise.  On the other end of the timeline, can you name the youngest player ever deployed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? – In 1997, with hopes of energizing one of the league’s poorest offenses, head coach Tony Dungy […]

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Bucs Trivia Wednesday #1

by Erik Sabol on September 12, 2012

In 36 years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had 32 players selected to the Pro Bowl.  Two players earned the designation without starting a single game.  Who were they? – The first was tight end Dave Moore.  In 2006, he was the last addition to Sean Payton’s NFC all-star roster.  Moore had proven himself as […]

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Bucs 16, Panthers 10 – Surprising start to the season

by Erik Sabol on September 9, 2012

Months ago, when the Glazers chose coach Greg Schiano to inherit the ruins that Raheem Morris left behind, we assumed their selection was based on Schiano’s character and method — a roughshod drill sergeant who was, for all intents and purposes, the exact opposite of Morris. We weren’t wrong in that assumption.  In fact, the […]

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Bucs at Washington: Wrapping up the Preaseason

by Erik Sabol on August 29, 2012

Thank God the preseason doesn’t count, because the Buccaneers were just shellacked 30-3 by Washington’s second-stringers.  Tampa’s depth chart has all the depth of an inflatable kiddie pool.  Seriously, is there any position with adequate backup?  The Redskins’ second and third units absolutely wrecked Tampa Bay, and created some serious questions about the unified strength […]

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Patriots at Bucs: The Preseason Peak

by Erik Sabol on August 24, 2012

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 […]

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Titans at Bucs: Positive Energy, People

by Erik Sabol on August 17, 2012

Turnover rates are high in professional sports.  Coaches and players are fired and replaced weekly, and a plethora of fresh talent and innovative instruction is tossed into the machine, where it either succeeds or gets gnawed and digested to make room for the next man up. It’s a nasty, unforgiving process.  But it’s also exciting.  […]

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Bucs at Dolphins – Postgame Ruminations

by Erik Sabol on August 10, 2012

There’s never much to glean from the first preseason game.  In four weeks, after cuts and injuries whittle down the roster, we’ll be analyzing a different team with different goals and different setbacks.  But despite the turnover, every team displays subtle tendencies in the preseason — like tells at the poker table — that forecast […]