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Can Jones count on a big game vs. Bucs?

December 15, 2017 general

Friday, 3 a.m. You envision Julio Jones. If you are a defensive back for the Tampa Bay Bucs, you probably envision his heels and elbows, and his back growing smaller as he runs away from you and toward the goal line. You imagine Jones, and you imagine him smiling. This week, Jones gets another shot […]

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Ask the experts: Tim & Jerry

December 14, 2017 general

Here at GarySheltonsports.com, we have doubled our experts with the addition of former Bucs’ personnel director and former Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell. He joins his old friend and co-worker Jerry Angelo, a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo and Ruskell answer your questions regarding the NFL. […]

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The Bucs shouldn’t hang up on Gruden

December 14, 2017 general

Thursday, 2 a.m. In 2002, for one season, he was the best coach the Bucs ever had. He landed in town, and he had a new energy and a new drive, and he won a championship. He went from not knowing the players on his roster to orchestrating them without flaw. He won 12 games, […]

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No one has ever done bad like the Bucs

December 13, 2017 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. Let’s get this straight from the start. The 2008 Detroit Lions would clock the 2017 Cleveland Browns. And those same Browns would turn around and embarrass the 1976 Tampa Bay Bucs. We do not know a lot about excellence here in Tampa Bay except that it lasts about eight minutes. But bad? […]

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Looking back at the Bucs’ loss to Detroit

December 12, 2017 general

5 Observations It’s beginning to look a lot like Gerald McCoy will go his entire career without playing in a post-season game (other than the Pro Bowl). McCoy is 29, an age when a lot of defensive tackles start to lose their burst, and he’s reinsured. You’d have to be playing Lotto to expect the […]

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Dirk, Jameis say they’re fine; not the rest of us

December 11, 2017 general

Monday, 3 a.m. Dirk likes Jameis, okay. He thinks he’s a keen. He’s a  handsome guy, fun at parties, a great dancer. He has all the cool gadgets. Jameis thinks Dirk is neat-o, all right? He thinks he’s wise beyond his record. He tells a good joke. And you ought to see him juggle. Oh, […]

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Random Thoughts: The Bucs as a dynasty?

December 10, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. 49ers’ general manager John Lynch says that if the Bucs had a quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo, he’d have five rings. Let’s assume he’s correct. Who would have been the dynastic offensive coordinator: Mike Shula, Les Steckel or Clyde Christiansen? – For all the plays in all the parks, did Derek Jeter just […]

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Ask the experts: Tim & Jerry

December 8, 2017 general

Here at GarySheltonsports.com, we have doubled our experts with the addition of former Bucs’ personnel director and former Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell. He joins his old friend and co-worker Jerry Angelo, a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo and Ruskell answer your questions regarding the NFL. […]

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Bucs have a choice to make at running back

December 8, 2017 general

Thursday, 2 a.m. Suddenly, the Tampa Bay Bucs have a lot of running backs. Who knew? The Bucs, who have struggled on the ground for most of the year, find themselves with options in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, who come in with the NFL’s 19th-ranked rushing defense. They could go with normal starter […]

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Bucs’ McCoy swears his team won’t let up

December 7, 2017 general

Not many wins. Not many weeks to go. What the Tampa Bay Bucs do have, however, are a lot of playoff teams left to play. Still, said defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, the Bucs will not roll over. McCoy, in the running for his sixth pro bowl, said that the Bucs will still give effort in […]

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