Ask the Expert: Jerry Angelo

July 29, 2016 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 question will be selected. Friday, 6 a.m. No matter what you think of […]

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The Bucs finally made the correct choice

February 10, 2016 general

Wednesday, 6 a.m. Once upon a time, there was a Heisman Trophy winner named Johnny Manziel. A lot of people thought the Bucs should draft him. They didn’t. Once upon a time, there was a Heisman Trophy winner named Jameis Winston. A lot of people thought the Bucs should draft him. They did. Hooray for […]

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Winston shows he can bring a team back

November 19, 2015 general

Thursday, 6 a.m. Time is running out. The crowd is loud. The opposition is energized. It is hot. You are tired. You have been knocked down all afternoon long. Your best receiver is hurt. The field is long. You are behind. In other words, it is time to be a quarterback. Forget all the other […]

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Ranking the state’s quarterbacks after week 2

September 14, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Monday, 9:30 a.m. Two weeks in the shallow end of the pool. Most teams haven’t given themselves a chance to lose yet. By the same token, most teams haven’t given their quarterback a chance to fail yet. A brief glance at the top quarterbacks in the state: 1. Brad Kaaya, Miami: Kaaya is like an […]

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Jerry Angelo’s quarterback rankings, 2015

August 19, 2015 general

(Jerry Angelo spent a quarter of a century helping to run football teams. For 14 years, he worked in the Bucs’ personnel department in scouting and as director of player personnel. Then he spent 11 years as the general manager of the Chicago Bears. Here, he explains how he ranks the quarterbacks of the National […]

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Bucs name Winston the starter, expect big things

July 31, 2015 NFL

Friday, 1:21 p.m. Is he good yet? Is he a star? Why, Jameis Winston has been a Tampa Bay Buc for three months now. Hasn’t he conquered this NFL thing yet? Certainly, Winston seems to have his career on fast-forward. Friday, before he first set foot on the field for training camp, he was named […]

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Could McCown be the latest Tampa Bay regret?

May 27, 2015 general

Wednesday, 11:35 p.m. It could not happen. Not again. Not here. You close your eyes, and you remember Josh McCown, running for his life, heaving the ball in whatever direction. You remember him losing. You remember cobwebs on the offense. No way that he will succeed. Not in this career. Not with the Browns. And […]

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To all fields: Time for a great young QB in NFL

April 12, 2015 general

On the gridiron… If these things are indeed cyclical, it is time for the cycle. For the NFL, and for the rest of us, it is time for another great quarterback. Peyton Manning is 39. Tom Brady is 38. Drew Brees is 36. The fiercest pass rush any of them face is from father time. […]

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