NFL

Should the Bucs trade down in the coming draft?

March 25, 2018 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. The more you think about it, the more the prospect of trading down makes sense for the Tampa Bay Bucs. 1) The top six seem set with three quarterbacks, Saquon Barkley, Bradley Chubb and Quenton Nelson. 2) According to most mocks, that puts the highest grades on safeties Derwin James and Minkah […]

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Ask Gary: Should Bolts be sitting Vasilevskiy more?

March 24, 2018 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, […]

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Pierre-Paul thinks he’ll make a difference for Bucs

March 24, 2018 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. You imagine the front four, all shiny and new. You imagine them staring at the quarterback, and their teeth are long. You imagine them collapsing the pocket. You imagine the linebackers, sleek and fast. You imagine them cleaning up behind a stronger line, a fiercer line. You imagine what third-and-12 might look […]

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Licht grabs his pass-rusher in trade for JPP

March 23, 2018 general

Friday, 3 a.m. By its nature, it is a profession that demands a blend of skills. There is the quickness of the start. There is the strength of the initial engagement. There is the twisting, turning motion of the second step. There is the raw speed of the close to the quarterback. Pretty much, that […]

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Will the final chapter be kind to Lightning?

March 22, 2018 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Juliet died. The Godfather made amends. The Death Star blew up. Hannibal had a friend for dinner. Rick put Ilsa on the plane. Private Ryan lived to be old. We are all about the endings. The rest of the story, really, is just details. Rocky lost, then he won, then he made […]

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What can you expect from Bucs’ free agent class?

March 20, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 am. They sit in the front of the room like trophies. The price tags are still on them. No one has ever missed a block, and no one has ever missed a tackle. Right now, they are found money, lost Lotto tickets, mercenaries here to make winning a bit easier. Right now, Vinny […]

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Random thoughts: Bucs improve in free agency

March 18, 2018 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. The Bucs didn’t break the bank in free agency this year, but with a defensive end, a center, two defensive tackles and a kicker, they at least got a bit better. Did they get better enough? Not yet. — Vinny Curry isn’t the pass-rusher you would have wanted, but he’s solid with […]

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Ask Gary: Tiger’s return without precedent

March 17, 2018 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, […]

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Bucs wrap up Evans, Brate to new contracts

March 14, 2018 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. For the Tampa Bay Buc, the key to getting better is to re-sign the players they already had. The Bucs, who haven’t chased yet in free agency, have made millionaires of wide receiver Mike Evans and tight end Cam Brate with new six-year contracts. That’s continue a battle-plan that earlier featured new […]

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Do the Bucs have an off-season plan?

March 13, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. He has a plan. Doesn’t he? Mustn’t he? Jason Licht sits in his office, the midnight oil burning. He is watching game tape, and he is poring over scouting charts. He has a blueprint in his mind to negotiate his Tampa Bay Bucs from a fairly bad team to a fairly good […]

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