Archive for August, 2007



The Turk Is Ready For Work

Published: August 31st, 2007
By Bucstats.com weblog

My final predictions for the 53 man roster. Most of them are the same as in the position previews.

QB (3): Jeff Garcia, Luke McCown, Bruce Gradkowski
RB (5): Cadillac Williams, Michael Pittman, Earnest Graham, B.J. Askew, Kenneth Darby
TE (3): Alex Smith, Anthony BEcht, Jerremy Stevens
WR (6): Joey Galloway, Ike Hilliard, Maurice Stovall, David Boston, Michael Clayton, Mark Jones
OT (3): Luke Petitgout, Jeremy Trueblood, Donald Penn
G (4): Arron Sears, Davin Joseph, Anthony Davis, Dan Buenning
C (2): John Wade, Matt Lehr
DT (4): Chris Hovan, Jovan Haye, Ellis Wyms, Greg Peterson
DE (4): Greg Spires, Kevin Carter, Patrich Churwurah, Gaines Adams
LB (7): Derrick Brooks, Cato June, Barrett Ruud, Quincy Black, Jamie Winborn, Ryan Nece, Adam Hayward
CB (4): Brian Kelly, Ronde Barber, Phillip Buchanon, Alan Zemaitis (replaced by Torrie Cox after week 4)
S (5): Jermaine Phillips, Will Allen, Sabby Piscitelli, Tanard Jackson, Kalvin Pearson
ST (3): Matt Bryant, Josh Bidwell, Andrew Economos

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Jeff Davis To Be Inducted To College Football HOF

Published: August 31st, 2007
By Bucstats.com weblog

Jeff Davis was one of the best players on some of the worst teams in history. He was the Buccaneers middle linebacker during the mid-80s and started every game between 1984 and 1986. There were very few bright spots during that time, especially 1986. Many of today's Division 1-A teams would walk all over those 1986 Buccaneers, and I say that without a trace of exaggeration. Davis performed well, though, and finished his career ranking third in Bucs history for tackles. He will be inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame on December 4. Congratulations to Jeff.

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Preseason Game 4 Assumptions Based On What I Read

Published: August 31st, 2007
By Bucstats.com weblog

I haven't actually seen the preseason game against the Texans yet, so I'm pretty much in the dark about the performance of a bunch of backups and guys who won't make the team. But I'll share with you what I read, which in a game like this is pretty much just as good.

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Post-game news

Published: August 31st, 2007
By Bucs Beat | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times and tbt*

Here's the latest from postgame interviews:

Jon Gruden says Paris Warren is done for the year. Gruden seemed to think Warren sustained a badly dislocated ankle, but most seemed to think it was a broken leg. Either way, it was a tough break for a kid who made great strides in the game before his injury.

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