Archive for June, 2007

Never In Buccaneer History

Published: June 30th, 2007
By Atop the Crow's Nest

I am not referring to the ominous fact of never returning a kickoff for a touchdown.  The Bucs have never had the same starting offensive line two years in a row.

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Early Look At The AFC South

Published: June 29th, 2007

The Indianapolis Colts peaked at the right time last season and enter training camp as clear favorites in the division.  The passing game remains deep and dangerous.  Tom Moore has the ability to create a lot of mismatches with various multiple receiver or tight end sets.  Joseph Addai is the perfect fit for Moore’s scheme at running back.  He displays excellent quickness and possesses a natural feel for the passing game.  But what happens if Addai goes down?  The Colts lack experienced depth.  The front four is very active.  Anthony McFarland looks re-energized with the Colts.  Bob Sanders must stay healthy.  Not only does he fill gaps against the run, but his presence takes this defense to another level.  They lose experience at cornerback with the departures of Nick Harper and Jason David, but Marlin Jackson and Kelvin Hayden possess more upside. 

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Simms second guessing?

Published: June 29th, 2007
By Bucs Beat | - St. Petersburg Times and tbt*

Twice in less than one year, quarterback Chris Simms made a contract decision that may come back to haunt him.

In the spring of 2006, he chose not to sign a fairly lucrative contract offer from Tampa Bay (believed to be in the $10-million range) in favor of signing a one-year deal as a restricted free agent, the idea being that a solid season as the starter would allow him to cash in after 2006. Well, we all know what followed: a season-ending injury that involved the removal of his spleen.

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Gone Fishin’

Published: June 28th, 2007
By weblog

Ok, boys and broads, I'm taking a long weekend. And by "long", I mean about ten days. But I leave you in the hands of a couple talented and well-respected guest authors who will surely put me to shame on my brief hiatus. Or maybe they'll forget to post. I dunno, I'll have limited internet access and, for that matter, limited outdoor plumbing, so we'll all be surprised together.

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