Don’t Look Now, Tampa Bay Bay Buccaneers DEFENSE could be ready to rejoin elite

A dominating 3 technique defensive tackle breaking through the offensive line destroying running backs on his way back to the Quarterback. A solid tackling DB who can cover the flat, A Middle linebacker who can cover the  deep middle third of the field, a Weak Side linebacker who can run from sideline to sideline and drop back into coverage. Then there is a ball hawking safety too...
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Raymond James Stadium to host massive fantasy football party

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' home stadium is looking to be a part of a record-breaking performance. According to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida, Raymond James Stadium will be hosting the Hooters Draft Party, which is a fantasy football draft hoping to break a world record. The executive director of the Tampa Sports Commission spoke with Laine about the event, and spoke about the...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss


#1    2009 (3-13)  2010 (10-6)  a 7 Game Improvement! You have to have witnessed the great Bucs games of the Tony Dungy era to understand that 2010 was no fluke as most would have you believe. There were crazy come from behind wins, but there were also missed opportunities to come from behind that did not succeed, @ Baltimore, Detroit, 2 Atlanta Games for starters. Its easy to...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

LOOK: This gif shows the history of the NFL in logos and it’s awesome

I’m sure a lot of us consider ourselves NFL historians, but even I have to admit that a lot of these logos went completely over my head. Eric Orvieto spent some time creating this gif that shows the history of the NFL through logos, and it’s pretty amazing to see just how far the league has come, both in size and style. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 top candidates to win...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Relive Ronde Barber’s Hall of Fame career

Ronde Barber isn’t in the Hall of Fame as of this moment, but he should be within the next few years. He deserves it just as much as anybody. And after 16 seasons in Tampa Bay, where he earned one Super Bowl victory, five Pro Bowl selections and three First-Team All-Pro nods, he is clearly one of the greatest players to ever put on a Buccaneers jersey. AROUND COVER32 First and...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

E.J. Manuel labeled 'Scared' by former NFL cornerback Ronde Barber

The Buffalo Bills have a talented roster but the one glaring weakness they have is at the quarterback position. The Bills are hoping that EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel or Tyrod Taylor can separate themselves once training camp gets underway after none of them stood out at all during OTAs and minicamp. The Bills and their fans would probably like to see Manuel rebound in 2015 after spending...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber on Jameis Winston: 'He plays with zero fear'

As put it, Ronde Barber is a man who knows his quarterbacks. Apparently, he has a very strong opinion when it comes to the newest quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well. When it comes to Jameis Winston, Barber sees something special and has been impressed to this point with the young signal caller. “He gives you the spectacular, but he also gives you the...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber speaks on Jameis Winston

Ronde Barber likens Jameis Winston‘s abilities and tools to a gunslinger according to comments he made to CBS radio courtesy of During his spectacular NFL career where he spent all 16 of his seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ronde Barber has a good eye and mind for the game of football and was apart of a championship team in 2001. Therefore, it would seem...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tampa 2-Year Process

In hiring head coach Lovie Smith before the 2014 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signaled a return to the organization’s signature style of football: a zone-based defensive scheme known as the “Tampa-2” that was made popular in the NFL by Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber, and John Lynch.Smith, a linebacker coach under Tony Dungy when the defense was created, would...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Pats' title tainted or do all teams really do things the Patriot way?

CHEATERS! No team hears this more than the New England Patriots, and after the Deflategate investigation revealed that Tom Brady and the team were caught bending the rules again, critics had a field day — especially with the amusing tweets that the Pats' staff shared. But with the Pats winning the Super Bowl, the critics upped the ante, calling their title tainted. "Imagine the...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Series- Franchise Defense; Best of the Rest

Before we spend the last week focusing on the Franchise QBs the Bucs have drafted, which is where the Bucs seem to be headed, we’ve gone over the Trades and running backs. So now, were going to go over Defensive players in week 3, and right now we’ll focus on the best of the rest! 1997 Round 3- Ronde Barber: That’s right, third round draft pick. He almost didn’t make the...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers, LB Vince Williams Could Take RB Brother Karlos Under Their Wing

There was Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber. There’s now Eli Manning and Peyton Manning, and Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty. Pairs of NFL brothers aren’t something new to the league. Even a few short years ago, in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Steelers reportedly had some major designs of reuniting Mike Pouncey, a guard/center, with […] Steelers, LB Vince Williams Could Take RB Brother...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2014 NFL Announcer Rankings

Awful Announcing has always considered itself to be a voice for the fan, so what better way to continue that tradition then by giving the readers the chance to generate the announcing grades for the 2014 NFL season.  Last week our readers graded all 15 of the NFL broadcast booths that called at least 4 games together during the season at Fox, CBS, ESPN, and NBC.  This excludes...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

How to defend against Andrew Luck, Tom Brady (VIDEO)

The AFC championship game features two of the games best quarterback. So how should those defense's plan to neutralize? Kirk Morrison and Ronde Barber analyze in the video above. 
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy selected for third straight Pro Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. -- Gerald McCoy is returning to the Pro Bowl. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl on Tuesday night. He becomes the first Bucs player to earn Pro Bowl honors in three consecutive seasons since former defensive back Ronde Barber (2004 to 2006) and linebacker Derrick Brooks (1997 to 2006) accomplished the feat. The Pro Bowl...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raymond James Stadium: A House of Horrors

The Green Bay Packers are coming off one of their worst performances of the 2014 campaign. They struggled offensively, mustering a measly 13 points against the Buffalo Bills. The loss puts the Packers at 10-4 and in second place in the NFC North behind the Detroit Lions. The Packers are now 0-6 all-time at Ralph Wilson Stadium. This week the Packers travel to Tampa Bay to take on...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck steps into the NFL on Fox booth today

In another case of a network using an active player for a broadcast role, Fox Sports will have Indianapolis Colts backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in the broadcast booth today. He’ll join the team of Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale for the St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals game at 4:05 p.m. ET. Granted, the game will be sent to just a handful of markets, Albuquerque...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins @ Vikings Preview

When: Sunday November 2nd Where: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis MN Weather: 54 degrees, 0% chance of precipitation, wind 15 mph Radio: SportsTalk 980 TV: FOX 5 (Chris Myers, Ronde Barber & Jennifer Hale) Line: Minnesota -1, Over/Under 44 It’s week nine and CBS has the doubleheader on Sunday. Most of the nation, including the DC market, get San Diego at Miami @ 1pm. The CBS 4pm...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss


Video Vault Wednesday…and lets throw some Cleveland Browns action at you!!   First Up…. Rumblin’, Bumblin’, Sumblin’ Mike Alstott. This is Vintage Alstott, 2002 during the Super Bowl season, probably the best Non-TD run of his career, if not one of. Next up, we have a little Michael Pittman, Mr. Bicep himself, flexing vs the Browns up in cleveland. Interesting note...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Week 5 NFL Primer for the 2014 Season

Let’s start this thing. What’s new? Well, almost a full slate of Sunday games. Only Miami and Oakland are off this week. They’re recovering after playing in London last week. Any crossover games? Yes just one. Buffalo is at Detroit. Last year, that would have been on CBS. This year, it’s on Fox at 1 p.m. ET. Calling the game will be Sam Rosen (coming out of the bullpen for...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Fuller vs. Watkins headlines ACC Greatest Player Tourney; R. Barber pulls upset

Virginia delivered one of the biggest upsets yet as first-round voting concluded in the ACC Gridiron LIVE Greatest Player Tournament, while the start of the second round sees a clash of Clemson greats past vs. not-too-distant past. The Cavaliers' Ronde Barber, the 14th seed in the defense's Bobby Dodd Region, knocked off third-seeded E.J. Henderson of Maryland to lead a set of voting...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Indication Derek Anderson will Start for Carolina?

Not too often do you read articles about pre-game production meetings between quarterbacks and the network televising their football games. There are two reasons for this.  1. Who really cares? 2. Network employees normally don’t discuss the meeting publicly. Fox Sports’ Ronde Barber, a future Hall of Famer, decided that it made sense to speak publicly about Carolina Panthers...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

David Diehl could surprise as FOX’s newest game analyst

While CBS continues to stick with grizzled veterans like Dan Fouts, Solomon Wilcots and Steve Tasker in their NFL broadcast booths, FOX continues to show that it is willing to give fresh blood a shot in analyst roles. Relative newbies Brian Billick, Heath Evans, Ronde Barber and John Lynch are already on the roster, but now they’re taking a shot with David Diehl. “We’re really...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

10 NFL Draft-Day Steals, Past and Present

With the 2014 NFL Draft just a couple of days away, all the talk is about who will be selected in the first round. And, while being selected in the first round is an incredible, once-in-a lifetime honor to those hard-working, incredibly skilled athletes, we must keep in mind that magnificent talent often goes un-sighted at first and is later discovered well after the draft ends....
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The top 5 hidden gems in Buccaneers draft history

In less than a week, NFL war rooms will be abuzz trying to find the diamonds in the rough of this year’s draft class. While some franchises seem to make a habit out of drafting value in the most unforeseen places; most teams employ a less effective, hope-based philosophy, when shooting for the stars in the later rounds. However for every Tom Brady and Shannon Sharpe, there are...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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