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With tight end Dallas Clark's future uncertain in Tampa Bay, fellow TE Luke Stocker looks to emerge as a potential starter going forward.
After a notable performance in their season finale, the 4th round 2011 draft pick hopes he has earned at least the consideration of the coaching staff.
“I hope (the performance) generates a little something for the future,” Stocker told the Tampa Bay Times. “It felt good to catch some balls and move the chains."
“I really hope the organization can hopefully see me as the guy. Throughout the year, even the reps I got in practice – though I don’t get that many in the game – those reps I get, I wanted to show them enough to give me a shot.”
Stocker had 16 catches for 165 yards in his limited time on the field this season, but has shown some athleticism as a receiver, and his ability as a blocker.
“My fundamentals are like day and night now,” Stocker said. “I’m a big enough guy that I can kind of get away sometimes with not taking the
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Giving it the ol college try worked impressively for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers through 10 games in 2012.
New head coach Greg Schiano, hired from Rutgers, had his team at 6-4 and in playoff contention.
For a team that had missed the playoffs the previous four seasons and finished last season 4-12, postseason talk became a popular topic among fans and media.
Then, the season spiraled...
According to Mark Cook of the Pewter Report via The Bay Cave, it sounds like Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright won’t be returning to Tampa Bay next season.After serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s ban on performance-enhancing substances the team is prepared to go in another direction, and most likely will release Wright before the start of any OTA (organized...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already lost their wide receiver position coach this offseason. On Thursday, the Buccaneers suffered another loss, QB coach Ron Turner. Turner accepted a job to become the head coach of Florida International University yesterday. Turner provides a lengthy coaching resume that includes coaching jobs in both college and the NFL.
Turner was the head coach...
Players who were not on an active roster at the end of the previous season are signed to “future contracts” even though the league year does not begin until March. The Bucs have signed 10 players to future contracts.
The following is the official release from the team:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed the following players as free agents for the...
Buccaneers’ assistant to the head coach Butch Davis was originally rumored to become the next head coach of Florida International. That was shot courtesy of Davis’ attorney. But the Bucs still lose someone within the staff to coach FIU. The Golden Panthers have hired quarterbacks coach Ron Turner as the school’s next head football coach. Turner served one season with the...
Charleston Southern coach Jay Mills has resigned after 10 seasons leading the Buccaneers' football program.
The 51-year-old Mills announced the move Thursday, saying it was the right time to step aside for the program. Mills was 48-63 at Charleston Southern and leaves with the most wins in school history.
The Buccaneers finished at 5-6 this season, winning five of their last...