Found June 14, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Mike Williams had an incredibly impressive rookie year in 2010, as a mere 4th round rookie, catching 65 passes for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns, but struggled last year, catching 65 passes for 771 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was out of shape for most of, if not all of the season, not an uncommon thing for a Buccaneer last year as Head Coach Raheem Morris completely lost the locker room. Morris is now gone, but the Buccaneers brought in another receiver, Vincent Jackson, moving Mike Williams to 2nd on the depth chart, where he’s a better fit. However, Williams might not be done being demoted on the depth chart. According to’s Pat Yasinskas, Mike Williams could lose his starting job to slot receiver Preston Parker. Parker, who caught 40 passes for 554 yards and 3 touchdowns last season, is having a great offseason and earned the praise of quarterback Josh Freeman, while Williams is reportedly in the new coaching staff’s doghouse. If Parker does leapfrog Williams on the depth ch...

Buccaneers still seeking height up front

The Buccaneers have continued to seek out one specific trait more than others in offensive linemen: height. This offseason is no different as there are four rookie offensive linemen on the practice fields at One Buccaneer place 6'5" or taller, with three measuring 6'7"!For comparison, the World Champion New York Giants have two offensive linemen listed at 6'...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thin at Defensive Tackle During First Day of Minicamp

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers suddenly look thin at a position that they have had injury problems with over the past few seasons. Absent from practice at the first day of the Buccaneers' three-day minicamp was defensive tackles Brian Price and Amobe Okoye. Head coach Greg Schiano told the media on Tuesday that Price is excused from practice all week, but he did not give a particular...

LeGarrette Blount retains starting job for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for now

One of the knocks on third-year running back LeGarrette Blount has been that he is not an every down back. In his short NFL career, Blount has struggled in pass protection and catching the ball out of the backfield. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have wrapped up their three day mini-camp with rookie head coach Greg Schiano telling reporters, he thinks Blount’s hands are just fine. ...

LeGarrette Blount is Buccaneers’ 1st team tailback

The Buccaneers traded back up into the end of the 1st round to grab Doug Martin and many assumed that he would be the lead back for the Buccaneers this season. However, LeGarrette Blount, who has been the lead back for the last two seasons, is still getting most of the 1st team reps in minicamp. The Buccaneers may just be making Martin earn his starting job, but both Mark Barron...

Freeman learning new Bucs offense

Josh Freeman walked off the practice field, drenched in sweat and smiling. Tampa Bay's young quarterback is excited about the new offense the Buccaneers are installing and confident the team has the talent to run it effectively. The fourth-year pro welcomes the addition of first-round draft pick Doug Martin and All-Pro guard Carl Nicks to the running game. And he appreciates...

Tampa Bay CB Wright getting up to speed

TAMPA, Fla. Hes a key component of the Tampa Bay Bucs free-agent trifecta that made such a splash in March. And now cornerback Eric Wright is finally getting up to speed as a valued addition to the evolving secondary. While star wide receiver Vincent Jackson and All-Pro guard Carl Nicks have been busy making an impact on offense, Wright hasnt been nearly as regular a presence in...

LeGarrette Blount the starter in Tampa, for now

Getty Images According to Scott Reynolds of, as of right now LaGarrette Blount is still the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting running back and rookie running back Doug Martin has been working with the first time at times. Martin has been portrayed as more of a complete back then Blount, but so far the rookie has been learning as he’s been sprinkled in at times...

Schiano ends Bucs minicamp on high note

TAMPA, Fla. Greg Schiano ended his first mandatory minicamp as head coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs on Thursday morning with a little surprise and it was as much a shock to offensive tackle Donald Penn as anyone. Barely an hour had elapsed into the third and final practice session when Schiano called his team together and informed them of the high-stakes play about to take place:...

Sapp on Browns: 'They'll be next'

NFL analyst Warren Sapp said that the Cleveland Browns are finally putting the pieces in place to make a legitimate run at the Super Bowl.

Cornerback could become a position of concern for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

By the end of this month, cornerback could become a position of serious need for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Veteran CB Aqib Talib will be heading to trial on June 25 and rookie head coach Greg Schiano tells reporters he’s “concerned”. This week, the reported that free agent acquisition CB Eric Wright suffered a non-football related injury but Schiano refused...

Buccaneers’ Josh Freeman says he’s excited about Preston Parker

The Buccaneers have two talented starting wide receivers in Vincent Jackson, one of their big offseason acquisitions, as well as Mike Williams, who had a big season in 2010. However, it was slot receiver Preston Parker who was singled out by quarterback Josh Freeman as someone he was excited about for this coming season. Parker caught 40 passes for 554 yards and 3 touchdowns as a...
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