Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the New Orleans Saints draft. That article can be found here: Finishing off the NFC South is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa was a surprising team in 2010, after barely missing...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview – Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line

Bucs Defensive Line Looks Very Promising The start of training camp is literally a few days away for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What a sweet sound that is for Bucs fans everywhere as the anticipation of a winning season continues to grow. No other unit on this Tampa Bay team has more pressure to perform at a high level than the defensive line. This group of talented Bucs has the...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The top five Buccaneers most likely to be named to the ’14 Pro Bowl

The defensive-minded Buccaneers carry a chip on their shoulders after finishing with a 4-12 record. New coach Lovie Smith and his smash mouth style of play will certainly elevate the Buccaneers into old territory among the NFC South’s elite. Here are some of the players who will standout this season. Vincent Jackson Jackson has been on a yearlong Pro Bowl hiatus. With a new, talented...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Clayborn's future uncertain with Buccaneers as he enters contract year

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers declined to pick up Adrian Clayborn's fifth-year option, which was built into his contract as it is with every first-round pick under the new CBA. The fact that the Bucs didn't pick up that option has to be concerning, as the list of players whose option wasn't picked up is essentially a list of busts. Only 8 players didn't see their options...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Will Not Pick Up DE Adrian Clayborn’s Fifth-Year Option

  Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune spoke with the agent for Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn who told him that the team will not exercise his fifth-year option. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk previously reported that  it was “doubtful” the Buccaneers would do so, this news doesn’t come as a huge surprise. The option would’ve cost the Bucs $6.969 million for the 2015...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs face decision on DE Clayborn’s contract

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a big decision to make regarding the future of defensive end Adrian Clayborn, and they don’t have much time to make it. By May 3, the team must decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on Clayborn’s rookie contract or allow him to become a free agent in 2015. Clayborn said he has heard nothing from team officials indicating what direction...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

For the Tampa Bay Bucs five could equal 10 in 2014.

It has been a pretty eventful off-season for the Bucs. A new coach with a proven track record that everyone is excited about. A host of free agent signings that all appear to fill a need and a void on the Bucs depth chart, and even new uniforms that have the kids all worked up. However, this excitement aside, the Bucs play in one tough division and some things have to come together...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers 'unlikely' to use fifth-year option on Adrian Clayborn

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are unlikely to use the fifth-year option on Adrian Clayborn, according to Pro Football Talk, who cite a league source. The fifth-year option is built into every first-round rookie contract. Picking it up would give Clayborn a salary of around $5 million make that $6.969 million in 2015, which is guaranteed for injury only but would become fully guaranteed...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Unlikely To Pick Up DE Adrian Clayborn’s Fifth-Year Option

  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that  it’s “doubtful” the Buccaneers will pick up DE Adrian Clayborn‘s fifth-year option in the coming weeks. Florio’s sources added that they have no intention of trading Clayborn either. Tampa Bay will have until May 3 to make a decision regarding Clayborn’s option, but it appears as though they...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The 5 biggest problems for the Buccaneers in 2014

By all accounts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored as big as possible this off-season, and the NFL Draft is still a month away. The massive top to bottom overhaul of the Bucs is one of the most impressive off-season transformations the NFL has seen in recent years – And a sight for sore eyes among the Tampa Bay faithful. Despite the enormous amount of momentum which has been generated...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign Michael Johnson to huge deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers struck the first big blow in free agency on Tuesday, signing free agent defensive end Michael Johnson to a monster contract. The deal is reportedly for $43.75 million over five years, with $24 million guaranteed. Johnson’s new contract will be the fourth-highest among all NFL defensive ends. He should slide in to the right side of the Bucs’ defensive...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers look to bolster pass rush via free agency

As the NFL free agency signing period commences Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a defensive frame of mind. According to multiple reports Sunday, the powers that be at One Buc Place are looking to address the team’s need for an upgraded pass rush through free agency. Ex-Bengals Defensive End Michael Johnson has apparently garnered the favor of the Bucs’ brass, and looks...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Do Buccaneer Fans Approve Of The New Design?

Today’s Twitter Tuesday is all about the new design and logo of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Like the change. #Chromecage is sweet. Logo is cleaner Tad large but overall pretty nice No major change.. thankfully — Ronnie K (@RonnieKRadio) February 23, 2014 Overall I like the change, because it wasn’t a major change at all. The logo is a tad cleaner, the...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 draft class review: buried treasure

New general manager, new head coach and soon to be new uniforms. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are enduring colossal changes inside and out. After a 4-12 season dealing with a disgruntled quarterback, dubious coaching direction and talent, the team is sure to re-evaluate players and focus on the future of the team. New general manager Jason Licht has said publicly that his personal philosophy...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

On The Clock: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Holding the seventh overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might be missing out on Jadeveon Clowney, a defensive end, a position that the team desperately needs to fill on their roster.  That being their main concern, the Bucs may have to do some more research on other prospects that they need, and making the most out of each of them, since the team only has five...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

With Gerald McCoy at tackle, Bucs' D-line needs help at DE

TAMPA, Fla. -- Help wanted: A defensive end immediately. If there's one glaring need for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they enter the offseason, a defensive end opposite Adrian Clayborn is it. The former regime of coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik let Michael Bennett walk to the Seattle Seahawks in free agency, which proved to be a serious misjudgment of Da'...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams OT Long carted off field with knee injury vs. Bucs

St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Jake Long was taken off the field on a cart with a right knee injury at the end of the first offensive series. The team said Long's return was doubtful. It appeared Long's knee gave out on pass protection against the Buccaneers' Adrian Clayborn on Sunday. He has started every game at left tackle. Long was the first overall pick of the...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sacks remain scarce for Bucs

Living on the edge hasn’t been much of a thrill ride for the Buccaneers in recent years. Despite the presence of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, only three clubs have fewer than Tampa Bay’s 24 sacks heading into Sunday’s home matchup against the Buffalo Bills. While McCoy routinely causes disruption up front, despite drawing constant double teams, Bucs defensive ends...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2013 Week 11 NFL Power Rankings (#31)

Last week: 31 (+0) Record: 1-8 Like the Jaguars, the Buccaneers were going to win a game at some point and when the distracted and overrated Dolphins rode into town, it presented an excellent opportunity for them to win. The Buccaneers’ win was more impressive than the Jaguars’ because they didn’t rely on the turnover margin to do so. The Buccaneers in general are a more impressive...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Lose 31-23, Doug Martin Injured

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved to 0-6 after Sunday’s 31-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, leaving the team still searching for their first win in the 2013 season. “Nobody wants to be in this situation,” said Tampa Bay defensive end Adrian Clayborn, Sports Illustrated reported. Moving forward, the team could face a potential setback following […]
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Breakdown Of New Steelers T Levi Brown Versus Buccaneers

By Alex Kozora Snap-by-snap breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steeler left tackle Levi Brown (#75) in his last game with the Arizona Cardinals versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 3 Run Block/Pass Block: 0/3 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 15:00 1st. Pass. RB chips to his side. Looks a bit stiff but play ends quickly with DT on right side...
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October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Therapy Session – “Offensive” Line

Cole Patterson continues his New York Jets Therapy Session series. Make sure to check for these every Thursday and to give him a follow on Twitter.  Diagnosis: Out of sorts is not the right word. All in all the offensive line held up well in pass protection, with only a few major gaffes. They were not porous per-say, but neither were the stout unit we expected. They seemed to...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp: Busy Week 3 And Tom Brady Goes Down

It's the story of the week, perhaps of the preseason: Tom Brady goes down after contact with Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end, Adrian Clayborn, and his own left tackle, Nate Solder. Leaving aside the question of whether Clayborn should be playing so hard in a practice drill, there is great trepidation over Brady's prognosis and we won't know for sure until he actually...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Pats change practice philosophy?

The New England Patriots' season isn't over in August, and for that Bill Belichick should be eternally grateful to the football gods and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who repaired Tom Brady's ACL in 2008. Brady's ligament and overall knee structure remained intact following Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn's bull-rushing Patriots tackle Nate Solder into...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

News Of Tom Brady’s Injury Caused Vegas To suspend Super Bowl Odds

Tom Brady is officially the man who can make the world stand still. Brady was injured during Patriots practice on Wednesday, after Bucs defensive end Adrian Clayborn bull rushed Patriots left tackle Nate Solder directly into the quarterback. Tom Brady went down and grabbed his left knee after an incomplete pass in 11-on-11 drills in a joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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