What Lovie said, what Lovie should have said

September 15, 2015 general

Tuesday, 6 a.m. He can’t say it, okay? He just can’t. Right about now, Lovie Smith may want to open a vein. He may want to throw himself upon the mercy of the court. He may want to quote to John McKay and suggest that execution of his offense – not to mention his defense, […]

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Winston struggles in his first game with Bucs

September 13, 2015 general

Sunday, 9:20 p.m. For 192 seconds, it was still possible to hope. Even after the other guy started well, even after the Bucs’ defense established that it wasn’t anything special, even after the day had started to turn foul with the smell of last year, it was still possible to believe. There was a fresh […]

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Can Koetter get Bucs offense up to speed?

September 10, 2015 general

Thursday, 6 a.m. Tampa Bay Bucs fans don’t want that much from offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Not really. They’d like the rookie quarterback to look efficient. They’d like the broken offensive line to look healed. They’d like the running game to reappear. They’d like the receivers to look dangerous. At the end of the day, […]

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Winston vs. Mariota? Start of something big?

September 8, 2015 general

Tuesday, 6 a.m. Was it like this? Was there the tingling anticipation that something big was about to begin? Was there the presumption we were all there at the beginning? Did you think about the record book even then. Did you watch them in warmups? Did you notice the way the ball came out of […]

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Scouting the Bucs, one unit at a time

September 7, 2015 general

Monday, 6:20 a.m. This is what a 2-14 team looks like. That, too. This 2-14 team needed quarterbacking after two different guys managed one win each. This team had an offensive line that was a mess. This team didn’t rush the quarterback very well. This team lost too many close games. This team sat out […]

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Ask the Expert: Jerry Angelo

April 14, 2015 general

Tuesday, 6 a.m. 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. We have talked a lot about […]

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