Found October 27, 2011 on Bucs Beat:
One of the mystifying aspects of last Sunday's Buccaneers loss to the Bears was the very minimal use of receiver Arrelious Benn. The 2010 second-round pick finished without a catch for the first time in 19 games and was targeted just one time in the 24-18 loss in London. That was largely because he simply wasn't on the field much, surprising given his big-play ability. Dezmon Briscoe instead took the majority of the reps at flanker, with Mike Williams -- per usual -- playing split end on the opposite side. So, what is going on here? Let me attempt to offer some insight. I asked Benn this week how the reps at flanker were being divided. He offered the following explanation: "When Earnest (Graham) went down, we only had one back," he said. "Then (fullback Erik) Lorig got hurt. So, then our base personnel was kind of out of the question. We had to go with our three-wide receiver set. Briscoe is the starting Z (that's the flanker) in that (lineup). You put the...

Freeman And Winslow Are Still Buds

Calm down, everyone. It turns out that Josh Freeman and Kellen Winslow aren’t really mad at each other. What, you hadn’t heard? Here’s a rule to live by: Just because you hear something over and over, don’t assume it’s true. In this case, I’m referring to the notion that there’s something going on between Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow and quarterback Josh Freeman....

2011 Fantasy Football, Week 8 Gold Mine: The Tampa Bay Bucs' Dezmon Briscoe

Dezmon Briscoe The Gold Mine heads into week eight searching for more diamonds in the rough; you know, the guys that were labeled "bust" that slipped a good game under the eyes of the fantasy experts, or maybe the Kurt Warners of the world who were bagging groceries one week and lobbing touchdowns the next week. The Gold Mine is here to find these guys and let you know...

Tanard Jackson signed to an extension

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed safety Tanard Jackson to a one-year, $3.25 million contract extension that includes a $200,000 roster bonus on the first day of the 2012 league year, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation..

Come One, Come All To "Coon-O-Ween," The Halloween Party With Special Guest Aqib Talib

Tampa Bay Buccaneers corner Aqib Talib seems to love getting in trouble, and even his Halloween plans reflect that. <a href="" title="Click here to read more about Come One, Come All To "Coon-O-Ween," The Halloween...

Bucs promote RB Mossis Madu to active roster

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted running back Mossis Madu from the practice squad to the active roster. The move Wednesday came a day after Earnest Graham was placed on injured reserve with a torn right Achilles tendon. Madu joins Kregg Lumpkin on the depth chart behind LeGarrette Blount. Madu signed with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma. He spent the first...

Flaws of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman appear fixable

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Report: Bucs coordinator doesn’t trust Freeman to throw deep

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are above .500 and just one game out of first place in the NFC South, but their season so far has been a little up and down. In week five, they lost by 45. In week six, they bounced back to beat the New Orleans Saints. In week seven, they lost a supremely ugly game to the Bears. One of the biggest reasons for this inconsistency? Josh Freeman's newfound...

Bucs' Tanard Jackson signs contract extension

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed Thursday that they have granted a contract extension to veteran safety Tanard Jackson, who leads the club with two interceptions despite playing only two games since he was reinstated by the NFL.

Morris focused on reducing penalties

When Coach Raheem Morris reflects on Tampa Bay's first seven games, he doesn't see red.

Report: Bucs give Jackson raise, extend contract through 2012

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't wasted any time letting safety Tanard Jackson know they're in his corner.

Bucs sign safety Tanard Jackson to contract extension

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed Thursday that they have granted a contract extension to veteran safety Tanard Jackson, who leads the club with two interceptions despite playing only two games since he was reinstated by the NFL.

Source: Bucs' Jackson gets one-year extension

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have given safety Tanard Jackson a contract extension and a nice raise for the rest of this season.

REAR ENTRIES: Running Out Of Backs

INJURY UPDATES: LeGarrette Blount, Sammie Stroughter, Gerald McCoy and Mason Foster all practiced for the Bucs today, although Blount was only out there for a little while. Jeff Faine, Tanard Jackson and Jeremy Zuttah sat out. Jackson could spend all week in Bangkok for all I care as long as he shows up on Sunday. When you miss 56 weeks and then have two picks in two weeks, you...

Poll: Which injury concerns you most?

Banged-up Bucs Which injury sustained during the 24-18 loss to the Bears concerns you most? Mason Foster (ankle) Earnest Graham (ankle) Adam Hayward (foot) Tanard Jackson (hamstring) Erik Lorig (shoulder) Brian Price (leg) Jeremy Zuttah (knee) None
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