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Bottom line question: Are the Bucs better than a year ago?

April 30, 2017 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. The burning question is this: Are the Bucs a better football team? You can cheer the guys they drafted. You can lament the guys who got away. You can shake your head and ask about the offensive line or an edge rusher or a backup quarterback. But in the end, it comes […]

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Random Thoughts: Did Pace ace his Wonderlic test?

April 30, 2017 general

A question: What did Chicago Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace score on his Wonderlic? –  Just wondering: What did O.J. Howard think of the O.J. Simpson mini-series? –  Didn’t you expect John Lynch would ace the draft? What? He wasn’t supposed to get the intricacies of picking teams? –  Did the Bears catch the Browns […]

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Ask Gary: Kucherov translates easily into ‘controversy.’

April 29, 2017 general

(Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports.  Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, make a comment […]

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In the end, the final Bucs’ grades will be on Licht

April 29, 2017 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. The day was only partially about safety Justin Evans, and only partially what you think of him. The day was only somewhat about receiver Chris Godwin, and only somewhat about what you think of him. This day, of all days, was about Jason Licht. This day, of all days, was about whether […]

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Bucs think they’ve caught a falling star in Howard

April 28, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. When the night began, he was considered beyond their team’s dreams. He was the Christmas gift your family cannot afford. The vacation you cannot purchase. The car you cannot even consider. And he fell. Still, it is a long way from the top 10 to 19. And for a while, O.J. Howard […]

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Ask the expert: Jerry Angelo

April 27, 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. The NFL Draft is Thursday. If […]

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Grading Licht’s draft picks, one at a time

April 25, 2017 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Once again, he is waiting. Once again, he is watching. Jason Licht is biding his time. He’s looking at the NFL draft list, and there are a lot of teams in front of his. That’s okay. If the Bucs are going to turn things around, their draft position will only get worse. […]

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Ask Gary: Are Rays wise to buy injured players?

April 22, 2017 general

(Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports.  Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, make a comment […]

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Looking at the schedule, how good will Bucs be?

April 21, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. The first thing you see is Tom Brady, dropping back to pass. The next thing you imagine is Bill Belichick, scowling across the field. The  thing after that you consider is all of the rings on all of the fingers. And finally, the thing that hits you is this: Here they come. […]

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Bucs probably won’t like Hard Knocks, but you might

April 20, 2017 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. Dirk Koetter is going to get a migraine. Jason Licht will break out in a rash. Joel Glazer will suggest to Bryan that this is the stupidest idea the team has ever had. And HBO? HBO is gonna love it. HBO execs are going to go to bed at night giggling to […]

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