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 11 years ago '05        #421
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 Junior G said:
Gruden not concerned about job security

:finger: fu*k GRUDEN:finger:
 11 years ago '05        #422
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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7-0 Chi right now.......
 11 years ago '05        #423
Suavebeatz 32 heat pts32
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This team just needs a solid qb and if Jon Gruden doesnt wanna use the shotgun,then we need a new Head Coach too.

Passes still gettin patted down and Chris Simms aint even in the game

Its hard as hell to watch this sh*t
 11 years ago '05        #424
Suavebeatz 32 heat pts32
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HaHa do yall see this sh*t???....Them boys scorin touchdowns back to back like the old bucs n sh*t

lol
 12-17-2006, 03:15 PM         #425
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Rattay is out there slangin sh*t and Hillard broke that sh*t like Galloway!! If Rattay can play like this vs the Bears it makes you think what if he was in the whole year :banghead:
 12-17-2006, 03:15 PM         #426
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SAAAAAACK!! We have a chance for a game winning drive!!!!!!
 12-17-2006, 08:13 PM         #427
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wheres the n*ggas that was up there praisin Grad??


Rattay kame outta nowhere and started BALLLLINNNNN against the top team in the NFL......



wit the n*ggas we had on the field today...the young players, and the backups.....to do what we did against the bears, to come back from only having 3 points in the 3rd qtr....i say we did pretty damn good :applause:



now wit that said...lets keep losing........nfl draft here we come
 11 years ago '05        #428
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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Let's go Seattle!!
Let's go Cleveland!!
 12-31-2006, 01:05 PM         #429
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pittman is ballin right now


galloway is ballin right now



rattay is ballin right now...




if we diddnt just fumble.....we would of scored again
 11 years ago '05        #430
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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Finally Some Room to Maneuver

The Bucs have accomplished their goal of escaping salary-cap limbo – they’re $24 million under the cap heading into 2007 – and intend to use their new space aggressively but wisely

Jan 06, 2007 -

Over the last three seasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finished, as General Manager Bruce Allen noted on Friday, last, first and last in the NFC South. As an aside, Allen noted wryly that “the first was a lot more enjoyable than the last.”

In those same three years, said Allen, the Buccaneers were last, last and last in another category that is not entirely unrelated: Available salary cap space. That is, Tampa Bay went into those three league years with less wiggle room to add salaries than any other team in the conference.

Well, first is definitely a lot more enjoyable than last in that category, and while the Bucs might not find out what first place in cap space feels like in 2007, they will at least be in the middle of the pack. After years of peeking through the window at free agency, held at bay by a tight-cap padlock that was the product of many well-deserved contracts, Tampa Bay will be in position to enter the market this spring.

“I think we have put the club in position for success in the future,” said Allen. “When opportunity knocks on our wall, we’re going to be able to answer the door.”

Creating cap space for this season and beyond has been one of the primary goals of the last two offseasons, along with fielding a winning team. The latter goal was met in 2005, but not in 2006. Dollars to spend won’t on their own return the team to its division-title status of ’05 or its league-championship peak of ’02, but the favorable cap situation at least opens up a myriad of options and opportunities.

" We have the cap room. It’s been the goal and been accomplished that we don’t have to make cap-related decisions."
And just how favorable is it?

“We’re in good shape right now,” said Allen. “We’re at about $24 million under the cap. We’re $36 million under the ’08 cap and $49 million under the following year.”

Clearly, the Bucs are in a mood to shop. Head Coach Jon Gruden said as much at his press conference on Monday, even jokingly urging all the potential free agents on other teams to hold off re-signing with their own clubs. Of course, that is precisely what will happen with some of the projected big names on the market over the next two months, so it remains to be seen how much of the Bucs’ newfound space can find appropriate filler.

The Bucs are not going on a spending spree just because they finally have some financial freedom. A team isn’t going to find too many one-year deals out there, so any big-time free agent contract signed in 2007 just to eat up available cap space would also impact the team in ’08 and beyond. In addition, a little well-preserved breathing room can come in handy as the season draws near.

“This year’s free agency crop could not be the banner crop that you’ve seen before because, even though we are $24 million under the cap, we are in the middle of the league,” said Allen. “We’re not going to spend the cap room just for the fun of it. We’re going to make sure we can acquire players that can help the Bucs, not only in 2007, but beyond.

“The cap room is not going to go to waste. We’ll make sure we preserve it for the future. It’s just nice to be in the position that if something happens, if somebody wants to trade a premier player who has a premier contract, we’ll be able to acquire that player and that hasn’t been the case before.”

The Bucs’ improved salary cap situation will also mean the team won’t be forced into any cost-cutting roster moves before the start of free agency this year. The team still may pursue contract-restructuring options if it wants to open up any additional space, but it won’t have to part with any players it wants to keep simply for cap-compliance reasons.

That last benefit was raised Friday specifically in relation to defensive end Simeon Rice, who is coming off an injury-plagued season. Allen spoke highly of Rice’s impact on the Bucs’ defense when healthy and said that the NFL’s second leading active sack artist will be back to full strength by March or April. The Bucs’ healthy cap conditions include their current deal with Rice.

“We have the cap room,” said Allen. “It’s been the goal and been accomplished that we don’t have to make cap-related decisions. We’re looking for the Simeon Rice that you all have been accustomed to.”

The Bucs are looking, period. They have the means to utilize free agency now, and the desire to return quickly to those more “enjoyable” days of f!ghting for first place. And, best of all, they have many a.ssets to attract a player looking for a new home.

“We have so much to offer,” said Allen. “[This] is an attractive home for a lot of free agents. Our coaching staff is intact from the leadership standpoint. Our facilities are the finest, not only in the NFL, but in the world. Our Super Bowl stadium is attractive. No state income tax is extremely attractive to professional athletes. We have a great fan base and a team that still has a lot of the champions on it and an environment that is all based on football.”
 11 years ago '05        #431
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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Here are the Buccaneers’ 16 opponents in 2007:

HOME
# Atlanta
# Carolina
# New Orleans
# Arizona
# St. Louis
# Jacksonville
# Tennessee
# Washington

AWAY
# Atlanta
# Carolina
# New Orleans
# San Francisco
# Seattle
# Houston
# Indianapolis
# Detroit
 11 years ago '05        #432
Santoro 12 heat pts12
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Bruce Allen & John Gruden are going to fu*k us royally this off season. I think they will spend way to much on over the hill players to save their own a.sses. Both of them should have been fired this off season.
 11 years ago '05        #433
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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The Bucs announced 14 free agent signings on Wednesday, including the team’s own 2006 practice squad players, Chad Owens and six other newcomers
Head Start on '07

Chad Owens was a nasty WR at Hawaii.................


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Jan 17, 2007 -

On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the signings of 14 free agent players, half of whom join the team for the first time.

The 2007 league year officially begins in early March, but any player who did not finish the 2006 season on an active roster is already eligible to sign with any team, including those that are still alive in the playoffs. This affords every team in the league, whether still playing or not, the same opportunity to build their rosters for the coming offseason.

Since all practice squad contracts expire at the end of the season, those players are eligible to re-sign as well. Accordingly, the Bucs re-signed all seven men who finished the ’06 season their practice squad. That list includes two receivers – Chas Gessner and Chad Lucas – as well as offensive linemen Jonathan Clinkscale and Dennis Roland, fullback Jon Goldsberry, tight end Keith Heinrich and cornerback Carlos Hendricks.

The list of new players to the roster includes wide receiver Chad Owens, the small but explosive Hawaii product drafted by Jacksonville in the sixth round in 2005. Owens may be interesting as a punt or kickoff return option; he had eight return touchdowns during his collegiate career.

Also on the list is first-year wide receiver Kyle Smith, who was briefly linked to the Buccaneers nine months ago, if by accident. During the 2006 NFL Draft, Smith’s name mistakenly appeared on ESPN’s broadcast as one of Tampa Bay’s second-day selections. Smith, the son of San Diego Chargers’ Executive Vice President and General Manager A.J. Smith, was in fact not drafted, though he did sign as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings the following week.

Here is the full list of the players signed by the Buccaneers since the end of the 2006 season:

Pos. Player College NFL Notes
LB Evan Benjamin Washington Seahawks’ training camp ‘06
S Tra Boger Tulane Packers’ training camp ‘06
WR Jovon Bouknight Wyoming Panthers’ training camp ‘06
C/G Jonathan Clinkscale Wisconsin Bucs’ practice squad ’05-06
QB Bruce Eugene Grambling Undrafted signee by Saints in ‘06
WR Chas Gessner Brown Bucs’ practice squad ‘06
FB Jon Goldsberry Purdue Bucs’ practice squad ‘06
TE Keith Heinrich Sam Houston State Bucs’ practice squad ‘06
CB Carlos Hendricks Alabama-Birmingham Bucs’ practice squad ‘06
WR Efrem Hill Samford Panthers’ active roster ‘05
WR Chad Lucas Alabama State Bucs’ practice squad ‘06
WR Chad Owens Hawaii Jaguars’ active roster ‘06
T Dennis Roland Georgia Bucs’ practice squad ‘06
WR Kyle Smith Youngstown State Undrafted signee by Vikings in ‘06


While few of those names will be familiar to Buccaneer fans, these are not insignificant transactions. A year ago, the list of players signed in January produced two players who went on to make the regular-season roster, linebacker Antoine Cash and wide receiver Paris Warren. Cash proved to be a strong special-teamer, appearing in all 16 games and contributing 17 kick-coverage tackles. Warren saw late-season playing time after an injury to Michael Clayton and finished with five receptions for 63 yards. Clinkscale and Gessner were also on that ’06 list; while neither made the team both showed enough potential to hold down practice squad spots and earn another crack at the roster in 2007.

The 2005 crop of January signings produced Kalvin Pearson and Blue Adams, two defensive backs who are still with the team today. Running back Earnest Graham was among the players signed in January of 2004.

Who might join that list next fall? It could be a practice-squad holdover such as Gessner or Roland; that was the path followed by Graham and Pearson, for example. Or it could be one of the seven newest Buccaneers. Here is a brief look at those young newcomers:

The 6-0, 222-pound Benjamin didn’t go far after leaving the University of Washington, signing as an undrafted free agent with the nearby Seahawks. The son of former Seattle running back Anthony Benjamin and a Redmond, Washington native, he went to camp with the Seahawks but was released on August 28. As a Husky, Benjamin started as a safety before moving to outside linebacker for his senior season. In four years, he amassed 231 tackles, 6.5 sacks and eight interceptions, leading the defense in tackles in each of his last two seasons despite playing two different positions.

Like Benjamin, Boger entered the league as an undrafted free agent last spring, signing on with the Green Bay Packers in May. A 5-11, 210-pound safety, he also has NFL bloodlines of a sort, as he is the son of NFL official Jerome Boger. At Tulane, played in 50 games (four full seasons plus a redshirt year in which he played in only two contests) and finished his career with 329 tackles, nine interceptions, 19 passes defensed, two sacks and two fumble recoveries. As a prep star in DeKalb, Georgia, Boger was a dual-threat quarterback, rushing for 1,680 yards and passing for 2,580 yards while producing 54 touchdowns. The Packers took Boger to camp but released him on August 28.

Bouknight was an undrafted rookie in 2006, too, getting his start with the Carolina Panthers. The all-time leading receiver in the Mountain West Conference, the 6-1, 191-pound Bouknight made it to the final cut in September but was released by Carolina on September 3. At Wyoming, he was a first-team all-conference pick as a senior after racking up 1,116 yards and 12 touchdowns on 77 receptions. Overall, he posted 250 receptions for 3,626 yards in his four years for the Cowboys and never had fewer than 47 catches or 689 yards in a given season. He hails from Denver.

Eugene bears the nickname “Round Mound of Touchdown” for this startling combination of numbers: He runs in the neighborhood of 280 pounds and he threw for 56 touchdowns with Grambling in 2005. Eugene was not drafted last April after his stunning senior season, but he did sign with the Saints, his hometown team, just after the draft. New Orleans, however, released him before going to training camp. Eugene’s 2005 campaign at Grambling also included 256 completions, 4,408 yards and only six touchdowns in 456 attempts. Though he lost most of the 2004 season to injury, Eugene also threw for 3,807 yards and 34 touchdowns in 2003. He was a three-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award, the Division I-AA equivalent to the Heisman Trophy.

Unlike the players above, Hill entered the NFL in 2005, as an undrafted free agent with the Panthers. He has also spent time on an active roster, as Carolina promoted him for the final two weeks of his rookie season after he spent the first 14 games on the practice squad. The 6-0, 179-pound Hill remained on the active roster throughout the Panthers’ run to the NFC Championship Game but was deactivated for each contest. He went to camp with the Panthers again this past season but was released prior to the regular season. At Samford, Hill played four seasons and finished with 214 catches for 3,054 yards and 31 touchdowns. He was a two-time Ohio Valley Conference first-team pick and the OVC’s offensive player of the year in 2003. Hill played his high school ball in Atlanta.

At Hawaii, Owens was part of an offense as prolific as that led by Eugene at Grambling, and he was one of the most accomplished kick returners in the nation. After catching 102 passes for 1,290 yards and 17 touchdowns and also scoring five times on punt returns in his senior season, Owens was made the 185th player drafted overall in 2005 by the Jaguars. He made Jacksonville’s opening-day roster as a rookie and played in one game before spending the final 14 weeks of the season on the practice squad. He earned a spot on the 53-man roster again in 2006 and appeared in four more games before being released in November. During his five regular-season games with the Jaguars, the 5-7, 188-pound Owens returned 12 punts for 62 yards. He hails from Honolulu.

Now a Buc, the 6-0, 170-pound Smith has been around the NFL his whole life and was even a ball boy for the Buffalo Bills, for whom his father worked for 14 years. His first NFL stop as a player was with the Vikings, who signed him in March but released him just before training camp. At Youngstown State, Smith caught 101 passes for 1,536 yards and 10 touchdowns during his four-year career. He was the team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player as a junior and an honorable mention all-conference pick as a senior. Smith set a school record by catching at least one pass in 30 straight games and also excelled as a punt returner.

 11 years ago '05        #434
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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Former Raider, Jet and Seahawk coach Bob Casullo will start Monday as the new tight ends coach, replacing Ron Middleton and continuing the reshaping of the Bucs’ staff
Casullo to Join Staff

Jan 19, 2007 -

In his seven NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks, Bob Casullo has tasted the playoffs six times and been to two Super Bowls. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope that trend continues in 2007 and beyond.

That’s because Casullo is set to join the Bucs’ staff as the team’s new tight ends coach, replacing Ron Middleton. After three years of tutoring Tampa Bay’s tight ends, Middleton left last week to join Nick Saban’s new staff at the University of Alabama.

Casullo and the Buccaneers have agreed to terms and the veteran of more three decades of coaching will officially start as the new tight ends coach next week. He will join the team in Mobile, Alabama and work with the North squad tight ends at the Senior Bowl. Tampa Bay’s staff was selected to coach that team for the week, while San Francisco’s coaches will handle the South squad.

Casullo previously worked on Head Coach Jon Gruden’s staff in Oakland. The Raiders gave Casullo his first NFL job in 2000, as the special teams coach; Gruden left Oakland to take over the Buccaneers in 2002 but Casullo remained with the Raiders through 2003.

Prior to joining Gruden in Oakland, Casullo coached the tight ends and special teams at Michigan State, coincidentally under Saban before the then-Spartans coach left for Louisiana State. After coaching at two Syracuse-area high schools for a dozen years (1973-84), Casullo jumped to the college ranks with Syracuse from 1985-94 and then Georgia Tech from 1995-98.

Casullo’s second season with the Seahawks just concluded on Sunday when Seattle lost at Chicago in overtime in the Divisional Round of the NFC playoffs. Casullo’s teams have made it to the postseason in every year except 2003, his final season in Oakland. His two Super Bowl trips came with Oakland in 2002 and Seattle in 2005.

Under Casullo’s tutelage, Seahawks kicker Josh Brown made 43 of 56 field goal attempts (76.8%), including eight of 13 tries from 50 yards or farther. Brown was named a Pro Bowl alternate following a 2005 season in which he scored 110 points. With the Jets in 2004, Casullo aided in the development of tight end Chris Baker, who he had previously coached at Michigan State. Casullo also coached current Buccaneer tight end Anthony Becht, then in the last of his five seasons as the Jets’ starter.

The 55-year-old Casullo had four strong seasons with the Raiders as well, helping Shane Lechler develop into a Pro Bowl punter. Oakland had the NFL’s top kickoff coverage squad in 2001 and the league’s second-ranked punt-return squad in 2003.

With the Buccaneers, Casullo will once again work with Becht and will oversee the continued development of young standout Alex Smith. Those two tight ends combined for 53 receptions and four touchdowns for the Buccaneers in 2006.

The Buccaneers have made several changes to their coaching staff since the end of the 2006 season, most of it on defense. On Thursday, the team added Larry Coyer as its new a.ssistant head coach/defensive line coach. On Friday, Casey “Gus” Bradley was promoted to linebackers coach from defensive quality control coach, and last Tuesday Raheem Morris rejoined the team as the defensive backs coach. Coyer, Bradley and Morris replaced Jethro Franklin, Joe Barry and Greg Burns, respectively.
 11 years ago '05        #435
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 11 years ago '05        #436
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Great thing Gruden coached the North today with a 27-0 win over the south...

since he coached he got to know the players a lil more and watch them more than other scouts......good for us come draft time

he's also interested in FSU's Booker & B. Davis
 01-27-2007, 08:11 PM         #437
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im still here



sup junior, facemob, santoro, obese, and every1 else...
 11 years ago '04        #438
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We need a big offseason. I feel we need more youth. This team is getting old, especially on D. I'm just hoping we can get Calvin Johnson.
 01-28-2007, 06:11 AM         #439
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We need a big offseason. I feel we need more youth. This team is getting old, especially on D. I'm just hoping we can get Calvin Johnson.
I agree, these last few years.. We have begun looking like the oakland Raiders roster.. At one point we were even swapping back and forth, old guys with them. I think Gruden can coach.. People can say that he won the superbowl with Dungys team, all they want.. The fact is, that everything was fine before McKay backstabbed us and Bruce Allen came in and ruined things.. One of his first moves was to release John lynch straight out, not even try to enter into contract negotiations.. The guy is a retard and does not have a good track record. I hope the Bucs do well next year, but if they do, I won't be giving Allen any props for it. I was fine with getting rid of Sapp.. his hooting.. his "ooooooo" ing at the superbowl when John Lynch was trying to pump him up, was just embaressing to the city of Tampa. Now he is where he belongs, the oakland raiders retirement home.
 11 years ago '04        #440
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BUC CITY BWOOOOY! Yea We AInt Goin No Where!
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