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Ask the expert: Jerry Angelo

August 10, 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. Jay Cutler admits he isn’t in […]

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Bucs prepare to open preseason against Bengals

August 10, 2017 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. One premiere is over. The other is scheduled for Friday night. That one might have a few knocks that are hard, too. The Bucs, the new darlings of HBO, travel to Cincinnati for their first preseason game Friday night against a Bengals team that has been a regular in the first round […]

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Winston ready to take over HBO with his performance

August 8, 2017 general

Updated, 9:30 a.m. Already, the cameras love him. Already, that million dollar smile and the dancing eyes and the effusive personality of Jameis Winston are on display. He is a player on the rise on a team on the rise, and it doesn’t matter how hard you want to knock him. It’s Jameis Winston’s show. […]

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Bucs’ defense has reason to be hopeful, too

August 8, 2017 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. Yeah, but what about the other side of the ball? By now, there are citizens of Borneo who can tell you all about Jameis Winston, and there are those in Calcutta who will offer that Mike Evans makes for a nice target, and some in Antartica who will bring up DeSean Jackson’s […]

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Looking at the Bucs along with Dirk Koetter

August 8, 2017 general

Tuesday, 2 a.m. The Bucs worked on their two-minute drill Monday. Dirk Koetter did, too. Koetter, the coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs, is trying to get his team over the hump from a nine-win team to a playoff team. He’s trying to incorporate new offensive weapons. He’s trying to bide time until running back […]

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Who would be in a Bucs’ Ring of Dishonor?

August 7, 2017 general

Monday, 4 a.m. For 41 seasons, they have rolled the boulder uphill. For 41 seasons, they — and their fans — have pounded their skulls against the wall. Over the years, it has been difficult to be a fan of the Tampa Bay Bucs and their forgettable Sundays. Time and again, fans have sat through […]

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Jackson looks like one of the receivers who lasts

August 6, 2017 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. The legs. The legs are still 18. Elsewhere on the frame of DeSean Jackson, there is age. He is 30 now, the age some receivers are when they turn 50. The legs slow and the hands ache and the middle no longer makes sense to travel through. The hamstrings pop like guitar […]

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Ask Gary: Why did Rays give away Beckham?

August 5, 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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Are you prepared to trust Aguayo … again?

August 5, 2017 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. The ball leaves his toe, heading for the uprights, and you ask yourself: Do you believe what you see? The kicker lifts his head, watching his latest success, and you ask yourself: Do you believe it will last? Do you think it will travel the same direction when the game is on […]

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An improved Hargreaves prepares for best receivers

August 4, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Julio Jones is coming. So, too, is Odell Beckham. Streaking downfield, there will be Julian Edelman and Jordy Nelson, Brandin Cooks and Larry Fitzgerald, Jarvis Landry and Kelvin Benjamin, Golden Tate and Greg Olson. Standing between all of them and the goal line? Vernon Hargreaves III. A year ago, Hargreaves wasn’t that […]

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