Bucs have struggled to find defensive ends

March 11, 2016 general

Thursday, 6 a.m. The latest fix-up is falling through the draft, passing quarterbacks and cornerbacks as he goes. Oops, there goes a linebacker. Oops, there is an offensive tackle. Joey Bosa? Stumble on down. And so, as the Bucs sit and ponder just how far Bosa might plummet, perhaps you want to consider how a […]

Read the full article →

Could Johnson be the Bucs’ 2nd chance at Bennett?

August 26, 2015 general

Wednesday, 6 a.m. Once, he was not enough. The Tampa Bay Bucs looked at him, and they shook their heads. He wasn’t worth the investment. He wasn’t big enough or fast enough or special enough. They liked the potential of other players better. They would pass on him and put their money into someone else. […]

Read the full article →

Johnson sees Bucs’ defensive line making impact

May 28, 2015 general

Thursday, 3:30 p.m. He could be a pit bull. They’re fierce. They’re ferocious. Or he could be a bulldog. They’re stubborn. They’re determined. But when George Johnson, defensive end, thinks of himself as a dog, there is only one right answer. “I’m a bloodhound,” he said. “When it’s going after whatever it’s going going after, […]

Read the full article →

Bucs to induct Alstott, Williams into Ring of Honor

May 13, 2015 general

Wednesday, 6:08 p.m. Even now, the memory has not faded. The stands might as well be passionate again. They might as well be filled again. The anticipation that something good might happen was there again. And so it was that Mike Alstott took the football, and he turned into a bumper car. Content beyond this […]

Read the full article →

40 lessons for the Bucs and the NFL draft

March 27, 2015 Florida State University

Friday, 6 a.m. How can a team learn its lesson so many times and never get any smarter? How can a team act so smart and have the results make it look foolish so many times? Such is the NFL draft, the humbling factor of a team that has rarely gotten it right. How can […]

Read the full article →

Bucs consider another character problem

March 19, 2015 general

Thursday, 9:59 a.m. Once again, Lovie Smith has resisted temptation. Once again, the headache has gone somewhere else. Once again, the trouble a guy could cause on the field proved not to be worth the trouble he would cause off of it. And so the Bucs took a pass on Greg Hardy, a pass rusher […]

Read the full article →