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LB Khaseem Greene and S Derrick Wells: More Smart Defensive Additions

Back in the May the Bucs quietly picked up waived LB Khaseem Greene (so quietly I didn’t notice at first). It would be understandable if you dismissed this as an insignificant addition, but that would be hasty. Why? Because Greene—much …

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DJ Swearinger: Bucs add a High-Maintenance Hammer

So the Bucs scooped up safety DJ Swearinger off of waivers today after he was unceremoniously dumped by the Texans. Word on the street is that the former Gamecock star wore out his welcome with a high-strung, self-impressed makeup that …

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Bucs 2015 Draft Review: One Too Many Gambles

So you saw the title of this post and immediately thought: “Uh, every draft pick is a gamble.” And I’d agree. But there are degrees, my friend. For instance, Jameis Winston is clearly a monumentally bigger risk than, say, Florida …

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Could a trade (for a vet QB) be in the works?

With the draft a few days away—and several teams reportedly in contact with the Bucs to discuss possible trades—I’ve been pondering the best possible scenarios for such a switch. I’ve narrowed it down to two somewhat plausible options: 1. Trade …

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What the Tebow-to-Eagles move could mean to the Bucs’ draft plans

So news leaked earlier today that the Eagles will be signing Tim Tebow—who has been out of football for two seasons. Now, this could just be a low-risk stab by Kelly to see if Tebow has anything to offer, or …

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Trading Mike Glennon: A Study in Empty Arguments

Rumors are running rampant that the Bucs will trade 3rd-year QB Mike Glennon, either prior to the draft or on draft day. When Glennon’s detractors are pressed they spout a cursory list of “reasons” why he is not worth retaining. …

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2015 Bucs’ Mock Draft: A Winston-less Approach

So by now the Bucs off-season strategy is clear: bolster the defense via free agency then stock up the offense via the draft. That approach makes a lot of sense for two reasons: 1) this class is loaded with good …

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Winston the #1 Overall Pick? Surely You Jest

A few shorts months ago the pro football world was a relatively sane place. Jameis Winston, a talented QB with highly suspect character, was widely viewed as a troubled player some NFL team might gamble on well down the draft, …

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Sterling Moore: Budding Talent at Cornerback

Sterling Moore, you say? Who the hell is that? Good question. He’s certainly no household name. In fact, he wasn’t even drafted coming out of SMU in 2011, fighting his way into the league as a college free agent with the …

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Bruce Carter: Versatile Freak at Linebacker

The Bucs added former Cowboy LB Carter this month. I anticipated them adding a LB in free agency but I did not have Carter on my wish list. I should have. And here’s why: In a league full of physical …

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