Found August 01, 2012 on
Fox Sports Florida:
TAMPA, Fla. Gray skies and a refreshing summer shower greeted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they walked off the practice field Wednesday morning following another grueling training camp workout.
It was a welcome relief from the stifling heat and humidity. And it had to feel especially good to cornerback Aqib Talib considering the heat of a different sort hed faced for more than a year, with the dark legal cloud hovering over his head.
Last month, prosecutors in Texas decided to drop a felony weapons charge against Talib, stemming from a domestic dispute involving his sister and her boyfriend in March 2011. That effectively ended ongoing speculation about the fate of Tampa Bays standout yet often-embattled defensive back, who had previously been in trouble with the law in 2009 over charges he punched a St. Petersburg cab driver, a situation that resulted in a settlement and one-game suspension.
The end of his Texas woes removed the possibility of a suspension by Commissioner Roge...
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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...
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...
Greg Schiano has a plan. Whether or not it will work remains to be seen, but make no mistake about it -- he's has a plan.
The only thing straighter than the crease in Schiano's khakis could be that marine-like jaw.
That, or his approach towards people. Not just players or coaches, but people in general.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting coach Schiano, face to face...
It looks like we were correct in our analysis of Doug Martin. Early into camp Martin is impressing the coaching staff and players. "He made some explosive runs (Sunday) where you really see why they drafted him so high," guard Davin Joseph said. "He reminds you of a Ray Rice or Maurice Jones-Drew. He's very crafty and he really understands the run game."...
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Last season there were a significant amount of fantasy football players who simply did not perform quite the way we all thought they were going to.
We can attribute this to perhaps a shortened off-season thanks to the CBA debacle or just the player being in a crappy situation that nobody saw coming, but either way, a certain percentage of these players are certainly due for a...
Comments on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (26)
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 21): Another potential bounce-back team. Bucs were much better than they played year ago, and added more talent than any other team in offseason.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 22): From 4-12 to 8-8 in one season under Schiano...