Found August 03, 2012 on
Carl Nicks sees no reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shouldn't be able to light up the scoreboard this season.
The All-Pro guard was acquired in free agency to bolster an offensive line that figures to be one of the team's strongest assets, and he expects the unit to set the tone for quarterback Josh Freeman to re-establish himself as a rising young star.
The 6-foot-5, 343-pound Nicks spent the past four seasons as part of one of the NFL's most prolific offenses in New Orleans. The Bucs had one of the league's worst rushing attacks a year ago, when Freeman also took a step back in his ascension as a passer.
The arrival of Nicks could make Tampa Bay better on the ground, as well as through the air.
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Last offseason, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik caught some flack for re-signing right tackle Jeremy Trueblood to a two-year deal. After all, Trueblood has struggled during his time with the Bucs and his play was underwhelming in 2010.
But it was said that Pro Bowl guard Davin Joseph refused to re-sign with the Bucs unless Trueblood got a new deal of his own...
Doug Martin is already showing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the potential impact he can have in both the running and passing games.
The Bucs selected Martin 31st overall and believe he has a chance to become the every-down running back the club has lacked for years.
LeGarrette Blount led Tampa Bay in rushing the past two seasons, but the hard-running, third-year pro did not play much...
Fans had a little scare when they saw Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman sporting a knee brace on his left leg during today's practice.
Don't worry though Bucs fans, your franchise signal caller is not injured. The brace is simply just a requirement under new head coach Greg Schiano.
Schiano is making all three of his quarterbacks wear knee braces on their front knee...
To say that the Tampa Buccaneers have invested heavily in the defensive line in the past few seasons is an understatement. The Bucs spent two first- and second-round selections on defensive tackles (Gerald McCoy and Brian Price) and ends (Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers) in 2010 and 2011.
But Tampa Bay's plan to build a dominant defensive line for the next six to eight...
According to official Buccaneers blog PewterReport.com, there is no clear-cut winner between LeGarrette Blount and Doug Martin for the starting running back job.Fantasy Spin:According to Bucs beat writer Dory LeBlanc, Martin's vision and anticipation set him apart from the other backs on the roster. Blount, meanwhile, had a nice block on Josh Freeman's blind side which allowed...
TAMPA, Fla. Its become something of a running bit for Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Greg Schiano to open his daily press briefing by stating what number workout has just been completed.
A reporter beat him to the punch Friday, triggering laughter throughout the room. But for the record, Day Seven of training camp was the most grueling yet, thanks to the extreme heat and lack of any...