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The Football Fan Spot:
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that player is defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.
Gerald McCoy was the 3rd overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and he’s played very well when healthy. However, he’s been oft injured in his first 2 years in the league, playing just 19 of 32 possible games. When he’s healthy, the Buccaneers are 11-8 and allow 22.1 points per game and when he’s not, they’re 3-12 and allow 30.2 points per game.
That’s obviously not all him, as those numbers are skewed because he missed most of his time last season when they had a tougher schedule and committed more turnovers than they did in 2010. However, he’s a huge part of their defense and will be a big boo...
BEST OF MAXIM
In 2011 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 10 straight games to end the regular season, which led to the firing of head coach Raheem Morris and his staff.
However, in the NFL a bad season does not always translate into a succession of bad seasons.
Tampa Bay made some good moves this offseason, and this article will look at the best and worst-case scenarios for Tampa Bay in 2012.
LeGarrette Blount, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' projected starter at running back, limped off the field with an apparent leg injury late in the second quarter of their matchup with Tennessee on Friday night.
With the Bucs trailing 20-7, Blount look a hit to his left leg during a second-down run with 2:18 left in the half and remained down after the play.
Most of the Bucs'...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said running back LeGarrette Blount is not expected to miss much time after injuring a groin late in the second quarter of their 30-7 loss to Tennessee on Friday night.
With the Bucs trailing 20-7 Blount, a starter in the backfield last season, took a hit to his left leg during a second-down run with 2:18 left in the half. He remained down...
Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said that running back LeGarrette Blount actually suffered a groin injury against the Titans, not a knee injury, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.Fantasy Spin:Blount was holding his knee when he left the field Friday, but he seems to have escaped with a minor groin injury. Still, he may miss the team's third preseason game and is running...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount says that the groin injury he suffered on Friday night isn’t that serious.
“I just took a hit on the side,” said Blount. “It just tweaked my groin a little bit. It’s not a serious injury. I’ll be back soon. I’ll be good.”
Blount isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for next week’s preseason game.
Buccaneers halfback LeGarrette Blount was carted off the field after suffering a left knee injury Friday night in Tampa Bay's preseason game versus Tennessee.Fantasy Spin:Blount was seen on the sidelines without ice or a knee brace following the injury, which is a good sign. We should know more about the extent of Blount's injury after the game. He finished the evening with...
According to Dan Parr of ProFootballWeekly.com, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been impressed with two wide receivers in particular.
Mike Williams may be the most impressive receiver so far in camp, according to Parr.
“We’re told Williams has been the Bucs’ most consistent receiver in camp. He has matured and seems to be soaking up knowledge from Jackson, who continues...
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano says that running back LeGarrette Blount has a groin injury, not a knee injury like we all believed. They also don’t believe it’s serious, but we’ll know more after further testing.
Blount has a left groin injury and it is not believed to be serious, Schiano said.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LaGarrette Blount suffered a scary hit to his knee during tonight’s game against the Titans. It looked like his foot got caught in the turf and then his knee was hit, which caused it to bend backwards.
Blount was down on the field for a couple of minutes, but was able to walk off under his own power.
Even though Blount was able to walk off...
On the final day of training camp for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman was present at One Buccaneer Place preparing to call two early regular season games.
After their home opener against the Carolina Panthers, which starts at 4:25 PM, the Bucs will go on the road to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. Fox...