Found September 11, 2012 on DraftAce:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie safety Mark Barron has the potential to be an elite player in this league, but one weakness he must improve upon is his coverage ability. Barron will be tested by Eli Manning this week Knowing Barron’s weakness, the Panthers targeted him in coverage seven times on Sunday, more than all but one safety in the league (D.J. Gomes, Redskins). Of the seven targets, five were completed for 91 yards. Among all safeties, Barron earned the third lowest grade for his cumulative play (versus the run and pass) according to Pro Football Focus. The Buccaneers didn’t draft Barron for his coverage ability, but they also can’t afford for him to become a liability if they hope to compete in 2012. Hopefully Barron quickly improves, because more performances like this will earn him a seat on the bench until he develops that aspect of his game.

Tampa Bay Bucs rookie safety Mark Barron Laid Steve Smith Out

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie safety Mark Barron absolutely decleated Carolina Panthers vet receiver Steve Smith Sunday. And while SS was waving fingers, reports had him staggering to the bench as... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win Over the Carolina Panthers

  1. Kudos to head coach Greg Schiano and defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan for making weakside linebacker Lavonte David the defensive playcaller. Even though he is just a rookie, David is the best linebacker Tampa Bay has. That's why he is on the field for all three downs; he can do things Mason Foster and Quincy Black can't. David has massive potential and the skills...

Is CB Myron Lewis on the outs in Tampa Bay?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into last Sunday's season opener against the Carolina Panthers down three cornerbacks. E.J. Biggers, who was Tampa Bay's nickel corner last season, is still nursing a foot injury. Anthony Gaitor injured his hamstring a week ago and still needs time to heal. But the third corner that was inactive – Myron Lewis – was a healthy scratch. ...

LeGarrette Blount to get an MRI done Wednesday.

While meeting with the media today, Buccaneers’ general manager Mark Dominik said LeGarrette Blount will not attend practice and will undergo an MRI today on his neck and back.  Per the report on, Dominik also confirmed it is not concussion related. The team is covering all angles and taking every approach to make sure LeGarrette Blount is in fact OK. Kevin O...

Bucs have lingering questions after win

It was a swift and decisive run for daylight late Sunday afternoon, a moment worth noting in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game. And no, the breakaway run wasnt the 15-yard rumble by rookie first-round draft pick Doug Martin to help ice a 16-10 win over Carolina the final touch in a banner debut that cemented his position as starting tailback. The dash in question was executed...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impressive in season debut with Greg Schiano

In what should have been deemed the Politics Bowl, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Carolina Panthers. Tampa, as well as Charlotte  have hosted political conventions in recent weeks. Sunday marked the debut of rookie head coach Greg Schiano, and while one game does not make the season, it appears that the youthful Buccaneers have bought into Schiano’s coaching philosophy...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Ronde Barber named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

The NFL's current Iron Man might be considered a dinosaur to the rest of the league, but that doesn't mean he can't still play at a high level. Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ronde Barber was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in last Sunday's 16-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. It was Barber's 200 consecutive start and the Bucs...

Buccaneers off to solid start under coach Schiano

Updates. With AP Photos. By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer New coach Greg Schiano convinced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that the sooner they adopted his way of doing things, the sooner they'd win. It didn't take long for a quick return on his promise. ''Change is never easy, but once everybody adjusted to the change and actually dove in and bought in to what he was...

LaGarrette Blount will undergo an MRI

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaneers running back LaGarrette Blount won’t practice today and will instead undergo an MRI on his neck and back. RB LeGarette Blount will not practice today and will receive an MRI on his neck and back — Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) September 12, 2012 With Blount dinged up, I’d expect D.J. Ware to come in and take over as Doug...

Colts sign tackle Bradley Sowell

Indianapolis has signed offensive tackle Bradley Sowell from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad. The 6-foot-7, 320-pound rookie was signed by the Bucs as an undrafted free agent in April. He played in 49 college games at Mississippi and was a third-team All-SEC selection in 2010. Indy is trying to solidify the offensive line after it gave up three sacks in a season-opening...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Carolina Panthers: Most Valuable Players

Just like that, the stench of their 10-game losing streak is gone and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have given their fans something to look forward to after their impressive 16-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. likes what it saw on the field during the Bucs' opening day victory and wants to recognize the top playmakers from the contest. Offensive MVP...

Few secrets in Giants-Buccaneers matchup

Theoretically, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who will come into MetLife Stadium to face the 0-1 Giants this weekend, should be fairly easy to prepare for. After all, the Bucs are led by former Rutgers University head coach Greg Schiano, who tabbed a pair of former assistant coaches from Tom Coughlin's staff, Mike Sullivan and Bill Sheridan, to be his offensive and defensive coordinators...

Tuck has hands full with Trueblood

There are NFL right tackles renowned for their technique and footwork. And then there is Tampa Bay's Jeremy Trueblood. "He's a mauler," said New York Giants left defensive end Justin Tuck, who will be aligned over the seven-year NFL veteran during Sunday's home game against the Buccaneers (1 p.m. ET, FOX). "He's a guy who's going to try and out...
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