Found August 03, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have invested heavily in the draft and free agency to revamp a defense that Mason Foster feels is on the verge of taking a big step forward. The Bucs nearly set a NFL record for passing yards allowed last season, so upgrading the secondary with the acquisition of Darrelle Revis, Dashon Goldson and rookie Johnthan Banks was a major priority this offseason. Improving a sagging pass rush remains an objective, too. Coach Greg Schiano is trying to do that by getting more production out of recent high draft picks Gerald McCoy, Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers. Foster is an unheralded component of the restoration project, part of a group of starting linebackers that also includes Lavonte David and Dekoda Watson. ''Everybody is strong (throughout the defense). We don't mind being overlooked. It's one defense,'' said Foster, a third-year pro who started 31 of 32 games at middle linebacker over the past two seasons. ''I'm...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 preseason roster roundup: Linebacking core

Position1st String2nd String3rd String SLBDekoda WatsonJonathan CasillasJacob Cutrera MLBMason FosterNajee GoodeJoe Holland WLBLavonte DavidAdam HaywardKa'Llal Gau (Image from “You don’t look a day over 25!” The quote above is one that is normally used on insecure women looking to hear reassurance that their youthful looks are not fading away...

Warren Sapp’s Hall of Fame journey as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer

(Image from I never played this game to get into the Hall of Fame, I played this game to retire my mother. - Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Warren Sapp Warren Sapp made his career out of talking trash and backing it up. He was a man who brought pride into every down he played from the first time he put on pads, to his last snap in the NFL. It was that pride that motivated...

Warren Sapp's HOF legacy connects Bucs' past, present

TAMPA, Fla. -- His words are carrying again, stories tumbling from a voice that is unmistakable within these walls. Warren Sapp is behind a microphone at One Buc Place, and memories come alive. On this July afternoon, Sapp is in his element. This is a time of nostalgia before he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in Canton, Ohio. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

Bucs won't talk contract with Freeman yet

The Bucs say they will wait until after the season to talk about quarterback Josh Freeman's contract.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 6 Bold Predictions For 2013

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of those teams who could surprise us all this coming NFL season. But certain things have to fall into place, a few teams need to take a step back in the standings and well, Josh Freeman needs to be the spitting image of Doug Williams.If all of that happens, could the Bucs make the playoffs?Playoffs? As I state in my best Jim Mora voice. Yes, playoffs...

Ex-Buccaneers nose tackle Chartric Darby arrested

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers nose tackle Chartric Darby has been arrested and charged with domestic battery. The Pasco County Sheriff's office says an officer responded to a call about an argument at Darby's home in Land O'Lakes. Darby's wife told police they started arguing when she wanted to leave to take care of some things and Darby pushed her in the chest. Darby...

Bucs GM not ready to address Freeman’s contract until after the season

According to, Buccaneers general manager Mark Domenik doesn’t want to address Josh Freeman’s contract until after the season. “I think there’s just a comfort level that everybody understands where Josh Freeman’s going. Let’s focus on this season, and then, we’ll go after the season’s over,” Dominik said. If Freeman doesn’t improve his consistency...

Bucs Will Wait Until After Season To Address Josh Freeman’s Contract

Josh Freeman can play this season out knowing no matter how the beginning of his year goes, his contract won’t be affected by it. Freeman is in the final year of his deal, and according to JoeBucsFan, the Buccaneers won’t address Freeman and his contract until this season is finished. “I think there’s just a comfort level that everybody understands where Josh Freeman...

Bucs up the ante as players try to avoid doing push-ups

TAMPA, Fla. With less than a week until the Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason opener, practice has become more physical. Fitting for the theme, players and coaches played for higher stakes Saturday.They competed for push-ups the chance either to "earn" or avoid them. On multiple occasions, entire offensive and defensive units were seen dropping to the ground after a drill...

Warren Sapp’s HoF Bust Will be the First to Have Cornrows (Photo)

  The braids on Warren Sapp’s Hall of Fame bust actually looks crisper than it did when he was playing. According to a story via Frank Schwab of Yahoo! Sports, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers great’s bust, will have the unique look when it’s presented tonight at the NFL Hall of Fame ceremony. Sapp, played most of his Hall of Fame career bald, but there’s no doubt that the...

Buccaneers To Hold Off On Extension For QB Josh Freeman Until After The Season

Speaking to Tom Krasniqi  of WDAE-AM 620, Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik declared that QB Josh Freeman‘s contract negotiating will begin until 2014 . “I think there’s just a comfort level that everybody understands where Josh Freeman’s going.” said Dominik. “Let’s focus on this season, and then, we’ll go after the season’s over.” Dominik’s comments on...
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