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King_Killah
06-16-2008, 12:23 AM
Bucs RB Earnest Graham (http://www.footballguys.com/GrahEa00-1.php) addressed many of the topics and rumors that have been associated with him this offseason.
"I won't say anything as far as my contract but I love this organization," said Graham. "I've been a part of it for five years. There is mutual respect on both sides. I feel good about them, and they feel the same about me. I think those two things will lead to [a new contract] getting done."

When asked if he will be a Buccaneer a year from now after his current contract is up, Graham gave a definitive answer.

"Yeah. I will be. I will be," said Graham.

Could be a positive thing for Graham owners in keeper leagues.

King_Killah
06-16-2008, 11:02 AM
Some more Bucs news.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Cadillac Williams (http://www.footballguys.com/WillCa02-1.php) has been pushing himself through workouts as he attempts to come back from a devastating knee injury. As training camp nears, the idea of his 2008 return is gaining momentum. "What he's done is nothing short of miraculous," coach Jon Gruden said. "He has worked his tail off. He's got a chance to be ready to play football again this season. The amount of work he's put forth has really excited our players, and he's really done a great job."

Williams' health will be a hot topic this summer. On the one hand, it sounds like he's making great progress. On the other hand, I get a little leery when people talk about it being a "miraculous" feat that he might be able to play this year. I'd prefer less excitement over being available. But that just speaks to how far Williams has progressed

b_illin
06-16-2008, 12:57 PM
So, do I keep Graham in a keeper?

King_Killah
06-16-2008, 02:37 PM
So, do I keep Graham in a keeper?

Depending on number of keepers and the rest of your roster.

b_illin
06-16-2008, 03:26 PM
Depending on number of keepers and the rest of your roster.

7 keepers;

HI Football Keeper - Steel Banditos:

Player Trends Passing Rushing Receiving Return Misc Fum
Name % Owned Yds TD Int Yds TD Rec Yds TD Yds TD 2PT Lost
Joseph Addai (Ind - RB) 0% 0 0 0 1072 12 41 364 3 0 0 1 0
Drew Brees (NO - QB) 0% 4423 28 18 52 1 2 10 0 0 0 0 4
Mark Clayton (Bal - WR) 0% 0 0 0 0 0 48 531 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Cooley (Was - TE) 0% 0 0 0 0 0 66 786 8 0 0 1 0
Ron Dayne (Hou - RB) 0% 0 0 0 773 6 17 112 0 0 0 0 0
Braylon Edwards (Cle - WR) 0% 0 0 0 0 0 80 1289 16 0 0 0 2
Anthony Gonzalez (Ind - WR) 0% 0 0 0 0 0 37 576 3 0 0 0 0
Earnest Graham (TB - RB) 0% 0 0 0 898 10 49 324 0 90 0 0 1
Bryant Johnson (SF - WR) 0% 0 0 0 0 0 46 528 2 0 0 0 0
Calvin Johnson (Det - WR) 0% 0 0 0 52 1 48 756 4 0 0 0 0
Eric Johnson (NO - TE) 0% 0 0 0 0 0 48 378 2 0 0 0 0
Kenton Keith (Ind - RB) 0% 0 0 0 533 3 13 77 1 15 0 0 0
Adrian Peterson (Min - RB) 0% 0 0 0 1341 12 19 268 1 412 0 0 3
Chester Taylor (Min - RB) 0% 0 0 0 844 7 29 281 0 0 0 0 4
Amani Toomer (NYG - WR) 0% 0 0 0 0 0 59 760 3 0 0 0 0
Leon Washington (NYJ - RB) 0% 36 0 0 353 3 36 213 0 1474 3 1 2

Player Trends Field Goals Made PAT
Name % Owned 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50 Made Miss
Rob Bironas (Ten - K) 0% 0 10 12 9 4 28 0

Player Trends Tackles Turnovers TD Misc
Name % Owned TackSolo TackAst Sack Safe Int FumForce FumRec TD PassDef BlkKick
Jared Allen (Min - DL) 0% 56 9 15.5 0 0 3 0 0 10 1
Darrelle Revis (NYJ - DB) 0% 74 13 0.0 0 3 1 0 0 17 0
Brian Urlacher (Chi - DL) 0% 93 30 5.0 0 5 0 2 1 12 0

King_Killah
06-16-2008, 03:32 PM
Hmmm....

7 huh... You got your 5. Do you have to keep 7?? If so, yeah Earnest Graham is a keeper then your last spot is a toss up for me. Cooley or Toomer. You have your QB, RBs, and WRs...why not settle in on a solid TE as well.

b_illin
06-16-2008, 03:38 PM
Hmmm....

7 huh... You got your 5. Do you have to keep 7?? If so, yeah Earnest Graham is a keeper then your last spot is a toss up for me. Cooley or Toomer. You have your QB, RBs, and WRs...why not settle in on a solid TE as well.

I was thinking 2 of Cooley, Graham or Gonzalez (I think he could be big, especially with all the ? marks around Harrison)

King_Killah
06-16-2008, 03:54 PM
I was thinking 2 of Cooley, Graham or Gonzalez (I think he could be big, especially with all the ? marks around Harrison)

This is true (about Gonzalez). Here are my thoughts involving your situation as keepers are concerned.

Tight Ends... Let's break 'em down.

Tier 1 - Gates, Witten, Winslow: I would imagine in a league keeping 7, all of these guys are kept.
Tier 2 - Cooley, Gonzalez, Heap, Shockey, Miller, Vern Davis, Owen Daniels, Dallas Clark, even Tony Scheffler: I would imagine T-Gonz, Heap, Shockey, Miller, Clark, and likely Davis will be kept.
Tier 3 - Crumpler, LJ Smith, Ben WatsonCrump can move up to tier 2, LJ if he can stay healthy can move up to tier 2. Daniels and Scheffler can fall. But on average this is what your top three tiers will look like. All the major players at the TE spot will be kept. Cooley is the best of the remaining bunch there, unless you think you can find a diamond, say in... Shiancoe or even a Ben Troupe. I think with two solid WRs you can afford to let Gonzalez back into the FA pool. I think you can find a player greater than or at least equal to Gonzalez at this point. No granted, its only June 16th. We still have plenty of time to go. But that is my thoughts as of now.

b_illin
06-16-2008, 03:57 PM
This is true (about Gonzalez). Here are my thoughts involving your situation as keepers are concerned.

Tight Ends... Let's break 'em down.
Tier 1 - Gates, Witten, Winslow: I would imagine in a league keeping 7, all of these guys are kept.
Tier 2 - Cooley, Gonzalez, Heap, Shockey, Miller, Vern Davis, Owen Daniels, Dallas Clark, even Tony Scheffler: I would imagine T-Gonz, Heap, Shockey, Miller, Clark, and likely Davis will be kept.
Tier 3 - Crumpler, LJ Smith, Ben WatsonCrump can move up to tier 2, LJ if he can stay healthy can move up to tier 2. Daniels and Scheffler can fall. But on average this is what your top three tiers will look like. All the major players at the TE spot will be kept. Cooley is the best of the remaining bunch there, unless you think you can find a diamond, say in... Shiancoe or even a Ben Troupe. I think with two solid WRs you can afford to let Gonzalez back into the FA pool. I think you can find a player greater than or at least equal to Gonzalez at this point. No granted, its only June 16th. We still have plenty of time to go. But that is my thoughts as of now.

Thank you sir, I appreciate your input! I am actually leaning towards that myself (keeping Cooley) and I will wait to choose between Graham or Gonzalez (or make a deal) later in the Summer. At this point, I am leaning towards Graham, but his lack of a track record and Caddy maybe being back worry me a little...not much, but a little.

FlyGuy78
06-16-2008, 09:21 PM
I would go with for your last two spots...

1) Graham
2) Cooley
3) Gonzalez

I put Cooley over Gonzalez since TE is not as deep as WR and in IND you never know what's going to happen.

King_Killah
07-01-2008, 07:10 PM
Now wouldn't this just f*ck everything up...


Free-agent running back Kevin Jones (http://www.footballguys.com/JoneKe02-1.php) is seriously eyeing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is considering signing with Tampa. Jones also has drawn interest from New England and Tennessee, but he thinks the situation in Tampa is enticing and the chance exists for him to excel there.

That would give them: Earnest Graham, Cadillac Williams, Michael Bennett, Warrick Dunn, Kevin Smith.....

FlyGuy78
07-01-2008, 07:44 PM
Now wouldn't this just f*ck everything up...



That would give them: Earnest Graham, Cadillac Williams, Michael Bennett, Warrick Dunn, Kevin Smith.....

i think he's in Detroit! :lol::lol:

Dubz
07-01-2008, 09:00 PM
I think Cadillac and Bennett have health issues and they have little faith in Dunn. Could be interesting

King_Killah
07-02-2008, 07:36 AM
i think he's in Detroit! :lol::lol:


Damn....you know what I meant!

King_Killah
07-13-2008, 01:40 PM
Free-Agent RB Kevin Jones (http://www.footballguys.com/JoneKe02-1.php) is interested in playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneer, but is waiting to hear back from the Bucs. The same goes for former Kansas City Chiefs WR Eddie Kennison (http://www.footballguys.com/KennEd00-1.php). Kennison worked out for Tampa Bay last month, but has yet to receive a training camp invite. "He's very interested in being a Buc and has made that clear," said John Hamilton, Kennison's agent. "He would love to play for Jon Gruden and hopefully we'll hear from them soon." Tony Fleming, Jones' agent, said the Bucs are one of five teams interesting in his client. However, Fleming said despite published reports stating Jones will visit Tampa Bay next week, they have not scheduled anything yet.

The Buccs could be the first 12-headed monster at RB if they bring in Jones. Kennison could help out the receiving core.

b_illin
07-13-2008, 08:02 PM
The Buccs could be the first 12-headed monster at RB if they bring in Jones. Kennison could help out the receiving core.

Curious to see if they do bring in Jones - will affect whether or not I keep Graham over Cooley in a keeper.

King_Killah
07-21-2008, 11:11 AM
Tampa writer Roy Cummings had this on Cadillac Williams (http://www.footballguys.com/WillCa02-1.php):
We've speculated for weeks that the likelihood is that Cadillac Williams (http://www.footballguys.com/WillCa02-1.php) will wind up starting the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. That will give the Bucs another six weeks to evaluate him and make a decision.

My guess is that he winds up on IR after that. And the only reason I say that is because I believe it's the right way to go with him.

Most players who suffer the injury Cadillac suffered never return from it. Those that do are usually a shadow of their former selves. For Cadillac to have the best chance to return at all he has to be 100 percent healthy. The best way for him to reach that status is to spend all of this year rehabbing and make a go of it next year.

I had a glimmer of hope that he would return since I drafted him late in one of our drafts... Looks like I'll be hitting the waiver wire soon enough.

two24four
07-21-2008, 11:38 AM
Sucks for Cadillac, all the skill, but just cant stay healthy, damn shame.

King_Killah
07-31-2008, 04:09 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Joey Galloway (http://www.footballguys.com/GallJo00-1.php)'s strenuous offseason workouts got perhaps a little too aggressive. He missed the first practice yesterday morning because of a groin strain he suffered while doing conditioning in personal workouts. Coach Jon Gruden said Galloway was doing some high-speed training when the injury occurred. Expect the Bucs to be very deliberate in how they approach the prospect of Galloway returning. They won't rush their top offensive weapon back into the lineup prematurely.

Something to pay attention to. I believe at this point, he'll be back out there soon enough, but agree that the Buccs won't rush things.

King_Killah
08-01-2008, 11:13 AM
We've continued to do reporting on Jeff Garcia (http://www.footballguys.com/GarcJe00-1.php)'s injury, and the Times has learned the early prognosis -- that the calf strain is not serious -- has been confirmed. Garcia suffered a right calf strain, according to coach Jon Gruden, who initially expressed optimism that it wasn't severe. But until further examination could be done, that could not be firmly established.
The team has since gotten a closer look at Garcia's injury, and the findings have quelled most fears inside the organization.

...and if Favre somehow makes his way to Tampa it would even be less of a concern.

King_Killah
08-02-2008, 04:23 PM
More on Caddy...


Tampa Bay RB Carnell 'Cadillac' Williams has vowed to return to the NFL in 2008 despite still being on the physically-unable-to-perform list. Williams tore his patellar tendon in his right knee on September 30, 2007 and has not played since. Williams cannot practice with his teammates but he is undergoing grueling workouts trying to get back.

Keep working Caddy. Right now, I'll pay attention to Earnest Graham and Warrick Dunn. When I see Williams working out with the team, I'll give it a little more focus.

King_Killah
08-20-2008, 01:30 PM
Garcia, Galloway back practicing...


The Buccaneers saw the return of several starters at practice today. WR Joey Galloway (http://www.footballguys.com/GallJo00-1.php) was on the field for the first time in several weeks after nursing a sore groin. He was taking passes from QB Jeff Garcia (http://www.footballguys.com/GarcJe00-1.php), who also was making his first appearance in two weeks due a sore right calf. Also, DT Jovan Haye practiced with the team after recovering from a sore groin.

Good news for the Buccs and Garcia, Galloway owners.

King_Killah
08-27-2008, 01:45 PM
The Bucs have placed RB Cadillac Williams (http://www.footballguys.com/WillCa02-1.php) on the reserve physically unable to perform list.

Again, not a surprise here.

King_Killah
08-31-2008, 09:17 AM
On Saturday, Chris Simms, in his sixth season, finally got his wish. Tampa Bay released him. Simms, who viewed this preseason as an opportunity to audition for other teams, is expected to be picked up quickly.

Finally... To bad Tampa shot any trade value that he may have had when they clearly stated that they did not want him, yet requesting something of value in return for him. Where does he go? If the Jets are rumored to be shopping Clemens perhaps he can end up in Jetland?? :D

heliosj
12-29-2008, 10:08 AM
9 - 3 to not making the playoffs.

Jon Gruden's geriatric obsession fails us once again. Garcia + young offensive line + Monty Kiffen's late season announce = fail. And losing Williams certainly didn't help.

At least I don't have to be disappointed by being knocked out of the first round during the playoffs. Meh.

Who'd have bet at the start of this season that Miami would be the Florida team to make it to the playoffs? Not I...

Hockeyis#1
12-29-2008, 10:24 AM
Who'd have bet at the start of this season that Miami would be the Florida team to make it to the playoffs?
No one.

I can't believe Oakland won.

FlyGuy78
12-31-2008, 02:14 PM
I can't believe Oakland won.

me either!! :lol:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
01-16-2009, 05:51 PM
Gruden just got shit canned

Spartan
01-16-2009, 05:56 PM
Gruden just got shit canned:lol: Maybe he can still jump on Dungy's coattails in Indy.

Let the Notre Dame rumors start in 3...2...1...

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
01-16-2009, 05:59 PM
Bruce Allen/GM was also given the boot

heliosj
01-16-2009, 06:00 PM
Woohoo.

Why it took them 3 weeks, I have no idea.

King_Killah
05-21-2009, 10:50 AM
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports that both Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Luke McCown (http://www.footballguys.com/McCoLu00-1.php) and Byron Leftwich (http://www.footballguys.com/LeftBy00-1.php) took reps with the first-team offense during practice Tuesday, May 19.

This team is hurt.... Buccs fans should write the season off, don't force Freeman in, let him sit and learn. I don't think he is a Ryan or a Flacco and should sit year one like Carson Palmer. Then jump full force into season two.

King_Killah
05-25-2009, 04:32 PM
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaches and players have been impressed with what WR Sammie Stroughter (http://www.footballguys.com/StroSa00-1.php) has done during practices. 'The guy has great feet. He's caught every ball that's touched his hands. He's a natural hand-catcher. He snatches it. He's a smart guy who's caught onto the offense really well,' WR Michael Clayton (http://www.footballguys.com/ClayMi00-1.php) said.

A name to remember, especially those of us who participate in dynasty leagues. One should assume that Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton are locked into the #1 and #2 WR spots... But with the way Stroughter has been looking he could move ahead of Stovall and Dexter Jackson to the #3 spot!

King_Killah
05-28-2009, 11:06 AM
Charlie Campbell and Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, report Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow (http://www.footballguys.com/WinsKe01-1.php) said he like the new offense offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski has brought to the team. 'It's a very simple offense and I like it because it's not too much in terms of volume of words. It's tight end friendly, it's running friendly and it's wide receiver friendly. Whoever gets open is going to be open and get the ball. We're also going to run the ball. I'm just going to do my best to be a piece of the puzzle and make plays,' Winslow said.

Another genius... My favorite line: "Whoever gets open is going to be open and get the ball..."

heliosj
05-28-2009, 12:24 PM
From the school of John Madden..

King_Killah
05-28-2009, 01:22 PM
From the school of John Madden..

:lol::lol::lol: So true...

King_Killah
06-18-2009, 04:45 PM
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers may consider making QB Josh Freeman (http://www.footballguys.com/FreeJo00-1.php) the team's starting quarterback if he continues to make progress during training camp.

I am fearful of this happening. I think Freeman will get buried if he is thrown in right away. Word is that he is progressing rapidly, we'll see...

dw13
06-18-2009, 04:48 PM
I am fearful of this happening. I think Freeman will get buried if he is thrown in right away. Word is that he is progressing rapidly, we'll see...

From all I've seen of Freeman in college, he can't read a Mighty Mights defense. Kid needs time. Start Byron.

King_Killah
07-28-2009, 08:33 PM
Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com reports that based on everything he has heard, the Tampa Bay starting QB is Luke McCown (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/players/McCoLu00-1.php)'s "to lose."

I feel so bad for Tampa if the job is McCown's to lose. That is an ugly QB situation.

two24four
07-29-2009, 10:21 AM
I feel so bad for Tampa if the job is McCown's to lose. That is an ugly QB situation.


Maybe a team that might look into getting Vick.

King_Killah
07-30-2009, 11:45 AM
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports that RB Cadillac Williams (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/players/WillCa02-1.php) is "is expected to be among the 80 players cleared by the Bucs to begin training camp when the team reports Friday". Holder writes that Williams recovery from a torn patellar tendon in left knee was faster than the one in his right knee that ended his 2007 season because it tore from the bone instead of rupturing like the right patellar.

Well, good to see Cadillac back on the field, but will he last? If it weren't for injuries...his attitude, drive and talent could have made him a top back...now he'll find himself competing with Cliff Smith as the #3.

King_Killah
07-30-2009, 12:05 PM
Anwar Richardson, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QBs Luke McCown (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/players/McCoLu00-1.php) and Byron Leftwich (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/players/LeftBy00-1.php) are the leading contenders to be the team's starting quarterback, but head coach Raheem Morris is not ruling out going with rookie QB Josh Freeman (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/players/FreeJo00-1.php). McCown and Leftwich not only need to practice well, but they'll need to also stand out during preseason games.

This one is going to come down to whoever is not the worst, not necessarily who is the best.

King_Killah
07-30-2009, 12:53 PM
Anwar Richardson, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers PKs Matt Bryant and Mike Nugent will battle for the team's kicker duties during training camp. Bryant has been with the team since 2005, but he struggled with longer kicks last year when he hit went just 5-for-11 on kicks from 40 yards or longer.

This one is for the love of kickers!

Spartan
08-03-2009, 10:22 PM
Not again. :scared:

http://www.pewterreport.com/img/galleries/bucs_unveil_throwback_uniforms//4posefrontCW.jpg

http://www.pewterreport.com/articles/view/5587/

King_Killah
08-10-2009, 06:25 PM
Rick Stroud, from the St. Petersburg Times, reports you probably can't win a starting quarterback job during the first week of practice, but you can lose one. So as we examine the race between Luke McCown (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/players/McCoLu00-1.php) and Byron Leftwich (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/players/LeftBy00-1.php) sorry, Josh Freeman (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/players/FreeJo00-1.php), your time will come soon understand that both avoided catastrophe. But Leftwich was better. He made more plays, got the ball in the end zone more consistently and basically converted more believers in the locker room.

That is really an ugly situation in Tampa as far as QB goes. Freeman is the best of the three, but this is DEFINITELY a spot I would NOT start a first year QB. So between Luke and Byron, I actually may lean towards Leftwich. :scared:

King_Killah
08-29-2009, 05:44 PM
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/players/WillCa02-1.php) (knee) will play in his first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 27. He will see significant playing time and head coach Raheem Morris plans to have RBs Williams, Derrick Ward (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/players/WardDe01-1.php) and Earnest Graham (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/players/GrahEa00-1.php) share the workload in a 2-2-1 format, which means Williams and Ward likely will play the first two series of the game while Graham plays for one series. 'I want to go 2-2-1 and I want to keep that rotation if I can throughout the season,' said Morris. 'We'll have some different back situations. I'm going to mix it in, and the person getting the one [series] will make it up in the situational play. I'll try to use that format in the game. [Cadillac is] getting the first two [series] in this game. I'm looking forward to seeing him do that.'

I hope he can stay healthy. I am actually happy for him that he is able to get back on the field. This is an absolute shitty situation for Tampa Bay though. Cadillac robs Graham's touches. Graham robs Ward's touches. None of them will ever be able to get in sync. Ugh...

And in other news, Leftwich was names starter.

two24four
11-01-2009, 07:32 PM
Looks like the 1st overall pick is now T-Bay's to lose with both the Rams & Titans winning today.

King_Killah
04-22-2010, 06:56 PM
Gerald McCoy. Good pick.

King_Killah
04-23-2010, 05:22 PM
Brian Price. I might be biased against him because if there is a college team that I don't like it is UCLA. However, he's quick and can't hit you for a loss.

King_Killah
04-23-2010, 05:45 PM
Arrelious Benn. Good pick in taking a receiver here. I think I would have gone Tate first though.

Spartan
04-23-2010, 10:28 PM
Love Brian Price, but don't understand the pick. He should be 3 technique just like McCoy.

King_Killah
04-28-2011, 09:04 PM
Wow the last post in the TB thread was from last year's draft!

King_Killah
04-28-2011, 09:11 PM
The Yuccaneers take... Adrian Clayborn.