Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gruden Will Use Shotgun Formation This Season.

Our prayers have been answered. Gruden is the last and only coach not to use the Shotgun Formation. Well not any longer he is now going to use the Shotgun Formation this season.

Gruden Will Use Shotgun Formation This Season.

Our prayers have been answered. Gruden is the last and only coach not to use the Shotgun Formation. Well not any longer he is now going to use the Shotgun Formation this season.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


I said are you ready.
As most of you know, I am a huge wrestling fan, and I have even met a lot of the wrestlers specially when I was stationed at Fort Bragg. Well next year I get to go to the Super Bowl of Wrestling.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that WrestleMania 24 will be held at the Citrus Bowl. The Citrus Bowl holds 65,000 people. The full article is available here.

According to figures generated by the Central Florida Sports Commission, WrestleMania 24 is expected to pump an estimated $25 million into the local economy, while creating jobs and generating the type of excitement that a world- class event brings to a world-class city.

Saturday, March 17, 2007


The Bucs made a huge play in free agency on Friday. This is probably the biggest offseason move for the Bucs todate. Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Cato June, the leading tackler this past season for the Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts.

June, who became an unrestricted free agent this month, has been a starter the past three seasons in Indianapolis and earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2005 when he tallied 109 tackles and five interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns. That same year he was also named to the Associated Press NFL All-Pro Second Team and the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-NFL Team.A converted college safety, June was drafted in the sixth round (198th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Colts, and quickly became a lynchpin at the linebacker position in the Colts’ Cover Two-oriented defense. In 2004 – June’s first year as a starter – he led his team in tackles, posting 128 stops. Pro Bowl honors followed the season after, and last year June’s 162 tackles were again a team-high.
Only 27 years of age, the 6-0, 227-pound June is considered one of the up-and-coming linebackers in the league and is widely viewed as an excellent fit for the defensive scheme employed by the Buccaneers because of his coverage and pursuit skills.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Bucs are about to give up all.

Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing in Saints defensive end Charles Grant for a visit.

The significance? Grant carries the Saints' franchise tag.
By rule, Grant may sign an offer sheet with any other team. If the Saints should opt not to match, they would receive two first-round picks as compensation.

Such an outcome is highly unlikely, since the Bucs hold the fourth overall pick. And trading down before signing Grant isn't an option; the Bucs must give up their own first-rounder, not someone else's.

The more likely outcome is that, if the Bucs decide to make a play for Grant, Tampa and New Orleans will work out a trade. And with the Bucs potentially going for broke in 2007 under coach Jon Gruden and G.M. Bruce Allen, both of whom might be gone by next year, we wouldn't rule out a package including the Bucs' third-round pick in 2007 and a conditional pick in 2008.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Saturday Bucs News.

According to "Jeff Garcia is ready for the quarterback competition in Tampa. (It should be a real nail-biter, given that Chris Simms has essentially conceded the gig.)"

The Bucs on Wednesday agreed to terms on a one-year deal with 49ers free agent defensive tackle Lance Legree.

Quarterback Jake Plummer has announced his retirement from the NFL.
"I wanted to come in and tell you guys on camera and face-to-face that the speculation can stop tonight," Plummer said. "You can know by the looking in my face and hearing my words that I am retiring from the NFL. At 32 years old, I'm running away from the game. Not in fear or fright, but health-wise. I'm healthy. I'm happy. I have a lot to look forward to in my life."
Reports of Plummer's retirement surfaced not long after reports surfaced that he had been traded by the Broncos to the Buccaneers. The timing prompted speculation that Plummer was trying to engineer his arrival in Houston.

We've since heard that Plummer isn't serious about retiring. If he is, he'll potentially be required to cough up a portion of his signing bonus money.

Free agent linebacker Chris Draft's discussions with New Orleans did not work out, his agent said Wednesday night. Draft recently visited the Saints, looking for a starting position.
"Chris will visit Tampa Bay (on) Monday

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Is Randy Moss a Buc.

Bruce Allen was on the Bucs Radio Network this morning at 0600 hours, and the Bucs are now officially in the hunt for Randy Moss. The Bucs, Patriots, and the Jets and Green Bay are all seeking trades for Moss. This could be huge breaking news in days to come.

More Breaking news, it seems Plummer will not retire and will land in Houston. The deal is still being worked out according to both teams.

The Bucs allegedly have signed Kansas City free agent offensive tackle Jordan Black, who visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today. We will see if the reports coming from the Bucs Radio Network are true. If so they are really fixing the O line this offseason.

Here is some of Bruce Allen with Dan Sileo on the Bucs Radio Network:
Allen On Plummer:
"Bucs own the rights to Plummer. It was an out right trade. Jake has not filed
for retirement. There is no doubt that getting these qbs has given us options,
but we hope Jake will play for the Bucs. It will sort itself out over the next
few days."
Allen On Signing Petitgout:
"The starting qb will be decided later, we had a very young offensive line, and
we are trying to get better at pass protection. The plan was to
bring in one veteran and we were able to do that. He broke his leg last season,
but the doctors have assured me that he is ready to play."
Allen On Draft and Calvin Johnson:
He dodge the question, but said Johnson would be a huge playmaker.
Allen On Randy Moss:
Refused to talk about him at this time due to being under contract with another
Allen On Kevin Carter:
"He is versatile and has never played less than 76% of the snaps as a DE until he
went to Miami. He is a great guy, a real leader. "
Allen On Rice:
"He is not going anywhere, he is almost back to 100% and he is pushing for
Plummer to come to Tampa. He is friends with Plummer and played with Plummer
with the Cardnials. He thinks he will be a great fit here in Tampa. He is in
high spirits now. "
Allen On last years problems:
"Both on passing, QB for us was bad and QB against us were great they averaged
90% for a QB rating, which is unheard of with a Bucs Defense. We are fixing both of these problems this offseason."

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

WWE 4th Hall of Fame Inductee

Nick Bockwinkel is the latest inductee announced for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2007. He is a former AWA World Champion and WCW Commissioner.

O Line gets some much needed help.

Free-agent tackle Luke Petitgout has reached agreement with Tampa Bay on a three-year, $15.5 million deal that includes a $6 million guaranteed money.

Other Buc Free Agent news:
Seattle free-agent tight end Jerramy Stevens visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay WR Joey Galloway agrees to a restructured deal, signing a three-year, $7.5 million deal that includes $3.1 million worth of guaranteed money. He was due $2.8 million this year, the new deal calls for him to make $1.2 million in base salary, with a $1.8 million roster bonus payment, and $100,000 workout incentive. Galloway is also now scheduled to make $1.767 million in 2008 and $2 million in 2009. It was quite the busy weekend for the Bucs.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

I told You Garcia signed.

This is an upgrade, and I am happy with it. Now at least when I am sitting in my seats as a SEASON TICKET HOLDER, I can watch a real quarterback.

Ski has changed his best bucs blog site, so here is his new site. It is only fair Ski.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Buchanon resigns with Bucs

The Bucs re-signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Phillip Buchanon on today. This is good news, as a former Miami Hurricane, Buchanon, who joined Tampa Bay last October after starting the season with the Houston Texans, played in 10 games (four starts) for the Bucs and finished with 28 tackles, two interceptions, seven passes defensed and one fumble recovery. This guy could be huge.

Buchanon, drafted in the first round (17th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft by Oakland, has recorded 187 tackles and 13 interceptions, including four for touchdowns in 60 career games (38 starts). He also has 98 punt returns for 986 yards and three TDs and seven kickoff returns for 131 yards.


CHUKWURAH IS A BUC. The deal is for five years, and those negotiations just netted the former Broncos LB/DE a new 5-year, $5.5 million contract. The deal is the best indication yet that the Bucs aren’t confident about re-signing DE Dewayne White. White is in Detroit today visiting his old D-line coach Rod Marinelli. He may not leave there without a contract. If that proves to be the case the Bucs appear to have a replacement in hand

WWE 3rd Hall of Fame Inductee.

Jerry "The King" Lawler is the 3rd member to be inducted into the 2007 Wrestling Hall of Fame. He joins "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes and "Mr. Perfect" Curt Henning.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Alstott's New Deal and More Bucs News.

Mike Alstott fan favorite will return to the Bucs for his 12th season. Mike Signs new deal Thursday.

"The Buccaneers’ six-time Pro Bowl fullback is coming back for another season
after agreeing to a new contract on Thursday. Alstott will be adding a 12th year
to a career that has spawned countless lasting images not only for the Bucs
walls but for the minds of just about every Tampa Bay fan since 1996."

Overall this is good news for Bucs fans and season ticket holders like myself. It is always the best move for a fan to see one of the greatest Buccaneer of all time play the game, but I am not sure over all this is a smart move for the Bucs. Sure $21 million under the cap they can afford this fan favorite and keep the pressure of the fans off the organizations back. However, is this really a smart move? He is a great football player, but Gruden won't use him the way he should be used, and lets not forget his blocking does Cadillac no favors. So does this help the Bucs, I say yes, because of locker room leadership, but no as for a key player on this offense. Cadillac needs a Lorenzo Neal type fullback, which Sowell, Jerald brings to the table. Sowell has helped Curtis Martin reach 1,000 yard mark on more then one occasion.

Bucs also finally did something they should have done two years ago, the cut a penalty making poor excuse for an offensive line men in Kenyatta Walker.

Another sad peice of news that the Bucs are reporting is that Shelton Quarles is more then likely going to retire before the 07 season. My wife and I met Mr. Quarles My wife and I with Quarles., He is a very nice gentleman, and will be missed. However, I am ready to see Barrett Rudd in action full time.
Some thing I found interesting, is that the mock drafts for the 07 NFL Draft has the Bucs now picking Joe Thomas. Before it was Calvin Johnson. I think if Thomas is on the board you take him. However, Detroit will more then likely take Thomas. But I am intrigued with Johnson as well.
Breaking News, once again you heard it hear first. Garcia will sign a two year deal with the Bucs reported worth $5 million per season. Bucs radio network reported this info this afternoon. He is old, but he is a lot better then Simms could ever be. Calvin Johnson then would be a nice fit for the Bucs.