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Say what? The quotes that came before the decisions

June 23, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. It sounded like a good idea at the time. Before there was the action, there had to be a thought. Someone had to think that the worst follies in the history of sports were actually good ideas. Someone had to feel smarter than everyone else. Only they weren’t. Still, before you charge […]

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Ask the expert: Jerry Angelo

June 22, 2017 general

Jerry Angelo is a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo answers your questions regarding the NFL. Send your questions to GarySheltonsports@gmail.com with “ask the expert” in the subject line. The most interesting questions will be selected. Thursday, 4 a.m. I would be a lousy scout. […]

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Sapp joins fight to preserve health of ex-players

June 21, 2017 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Warren Sapp is donating his brain to science which, by the way, should make some scientists awfully nervous. After all, they first have to decide whether to operate or to exorcise. No one knows what’s going to fly out when they cut into his head. Yeah, you understand why the internet is […]

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Random thoughts: Winston has to rank higher

June 18, 2017 general

According to the Sporting News, Jameis Winston is the number (cough) 17 quarterback in the NFL. That isn’t that much higher than the Bears’ Mike Glennon (27th) and the Jets’ Josh McCown (32nd). Among the quarterbacks the website likes better are Eli Manning, Dak Prescott, Alex Smith and Marcus Mariota. All of that’s kind of […]

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Winston needs to cut down on turnovers, not TDs

June 16, 2017 general

Friday, 2 a.m. Efficient is a good word. Careful, maybe. Surgical. On the other hand, no one wants Jameis Winston to be safe. It’s a dirty word. The guy’s a quarterback, not an insurance salesman. “There’s such a fine line, because you want to protect the football but at the same time you want to […]

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Ask the Expert: Jerry Angelo

June 15, 2017 general

Jerry Angelo is a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo answers your questions regarding the NFL. Send your questions to GarySheltonsports@gmail.com with “ask the expert” in the subject line. The most interesting questions will be selected. Thursday, 4 a.m. LeBron James says that Tom Brady […]

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Hargreaves prepared to make strides in Year Two

June 15, 2017 general

Thursday, 1 a.m. They are coming. Soon, they will be going. They are the receivers of the NFC South and, if they have their way, their offenses will be as impressive as those of the Bucs. Imagine looking at it from the back end. Julio Jones is running deep and Michael Thomas is going across […]

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Eventually, will McKay have to make choice?

June 14, 2017 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. The conversation begins with a decision by Babe Ruth. Pretty much, that’s all you need to know about Brendan McKay. Babe Ruth. Mind you, no one is silly enough to compare the players. Understood. But like Ruth, a decision looms ahead for McKay, who is a very good hitting prospect on the […]

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Winston continues to lead the Bucs in off-season

June 14, 2017 general

Wednesday, 2 a.m. In the world of Jameis Winston, the sunrise has a little bit of pewter in it. The sunset, too. And most of the hours in between. Winston, the third-year quarterback of the Tampa Bay Bucs, continues to be the heartbeat of the Bucs. He continues to be the main cheerleader, the best […]

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Bucs’ stars hope to avoid the past

June 13, 2017 general

 Thursday, 4 a.m. Nothing’s guaranteed. Think of that. Hamstrings pull. Knees blow up. Ankles twist. Sometimes, a trainer cuts off the end of your finger. From time to time, a coach and a wide receiver cannot share the same oxygen. That’s why teams built on paper can deceive you. You look at an offense that […]

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