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Die-hard Bucs, Noles and Magic fan. I love everything about sports.I'm an avid golfer that has a 25 HCP, but I still love getting out on the course. Living in Atlanta isn't the same as Florida, but I enjoy it here. I'm 25 years old and happily married. Life is good. "I have come that you may have life and life to the fullest" John 10:10

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  • NBA Orlando Magic
  • NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NCAAF Florida St. Seminoles
  • NCAAB Florida St. Seminoles
  • MLB Atlanta Braves
  • Golf Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Anthony Kim, Jim Furyk
  • NASCAR Kasey Kahne
  • MMA Brandon Merriweather
  • Boxing Channing Crowder
  • Tennis Roger Federer
  • Figure Skating Kerrigan and Harding.
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How Ryan Torain Happened


This was supposed to be a game where running dominated. The weather was bad and both teams ranked at the bottom of the league in defending the run. I scoffed at the notion that the Bucs had much to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Washington Redskins: Preview


Coming off a loss that infuriated me so badly that I couldn't talk about it, the Buccaneers will head into miserable weather against their 8th opponent this season without a winning record. The...

Bucs Nation Debate: Are these Buccaneers a legitimate playoff team?


Buc Wild and myself thought it would be a good idea to discuss this topic in detail. Right now, there may be no more pressing topic. The Bucs are a win against New Orleans or Atlanta from likely...

Happy Thanksgiving!


On behalf of the BucsNation staff, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. We are thankful for our troops who protect our freedom, football (mostly the Bucs) and you, our readers. You make...

Want to win a 46" Samsung 3D-TV?


The answer is...of course you do. SBNation is hosting a contest, thanks to their sponsorship with Samsung, to give one lucky fan a nice Home Theater addition. I work in an electronics retail store...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ San Fransisco 49ers: Preview


Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ San Fransisco 49ers: Preview

Stroughter and Black are inactive. Faine is back at starting C. Zuttah will sit. Trueblood is...


Stroughter and Black are inactive. Faine is back at starting C. Zuttah will sit. Trueblood is active but James Lee gets the start. Moore, Graham, Sims and Lewis are also inactive. Carolina's inactives are WR/QB A.Edwards, RB T.Sutton, CB C.Wilson, RB J.Stewart, RB D.Williams, LB A.Hodge, DE G.Hardy and WR D.Thomas.

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Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Quick Preview


As BucWild stated earlier in the week, there is no better time for the 1-7 Carolina Panthers to make their visit to Tampa. Our defense has to get in some sort of a rhythm, and what better team to...

Midseason Report Card: Defense, ST, Coaching Staff


Midseason Report Card: Buccaneers Defense, ST, Coaching Staff

The Final Drive


A write-up of all that went wrong on the final drive against Atlanta.

Rookie Years Mike Williams is Outperforming (36 Rec, 559 Yards, 5 TD's)

  1. Calvin Johnson - 18 Rec, 250 Yards, 2 Rec TD, 1 Rush TD
  2. Larry Fitzgerald - 31 Rec, 463 Yards, 3 TD's
  3. Andre Johnson -39 Rec, 559 Yards, 2 TD's
  4. Percy Harvin ROY- 28 Rec, 369, 3 TD's
  5. Anquan Boldin ROY - 48 Rec, 672 Yards, 2 TD's

Midseason Report Card: Offense


Midseason Report Card: Buccaneers Offense

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons: Preview


This is what the football season is about. A battle of division rivals for the best record in the NFC South and to remain at the top of the NFC. Living in Atlanta, there is also few games I get...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Arizona Cardinals: Preview


When studying for this game today, I was going over stats and rosters as I always do. In doing so, it's still hard to believe that the Cardinals are a .500 team and the Bucs sit at 4-2. In similar...

St. Louis Rams @ Tampa Bay Bucs: Evaluating the Penalties


If you enjoy banging your head on the wall, you are going to love some of the numbers I draw out in this piece. For those who were able to see the game yesterday, it's how you felt for 50 minutes...

Stevens Cut, Purvis Activated


As expected Stevens was cut and Purvis activated. There was a moment at the end of the game when Winslow went out and we relied on John Gilmore in an obvious passing situation. That's where the effect of Stevens arrest was felt.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. St. Louis Rams: 5 Keys to Victory


I am excited for this game. For one, it's winnable. Two, it's a match-up of teams in the same place. Both teams are in rebuild mode and showing signs of progress and signs of youth and...

NFL to suspend players for violent hits


Taking the violence out of football. What did you guys think of the 3 hits in question that we saw on Sunday? To me, it wasn't the hit on DJax but the result of the hit. It was clean, but hard. A DB, LB's job is to separate the receiver from the ball in situations like that. It's absurd.

New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Yikes!


In what was a grim reminder of last season, the Bucs barely avoided a shutout in garbage time. The run game on both sides of the ball lacked any physicality and as a consequence, failed. Our pass...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cincinnati Bengals: Final Look


One last look at the Tampa Bay Bucs vs Cincinnati Bengals game.


Fantasy Football Week 5

In the midst of juggling out of town guests I was unable to get up a fantasy football post. However, I want you to have your teams prepared so I gathered a couple of links.   My favorite FF...

via Failbook.Com


via Failbook.Com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Keys to Victory


5 Keys to victory for the Bucs

Bengals v Browns Recap


A recap from the Bengals perspective.

Bye Week Gameday Thread


This is an open thread to discuss any of today's games. 1:00PM Bengals @ Browns Ravens @ Steelers Broncos @ Titans Lions @ Packers Panthers @ Saints Seahawks @ Rams 49ers @ Falcons Jets @ B...

Fantasy Football Week 4: Sit and Start


After slightly redeeming myself last week (even though both of my fantasy teams advanced to 0-3) I return. QB Start Matt Ryan - Makes my list once again. While (fired) Offensive Coordinator...

Bucs vs Steelers Drive Chart


Bucs vs Steelers Drive Chart

Not So Grimm


Replacing Tanard Jackson in Week 3 is nearly impossible. While he has been a (very) slight liability against the pass, his experience and play-making ability are unmatched in the Bucs safety corp....

LeBeau didn't school his players to defend specific areas. They did cover a receiver coming into...


LeBeau didn't school his players to defend specific areas. They did cover a receiver coming into their space, but they had to know which one it was before it happened. And they needed to know what route was coming, then try to break it up. As the defender moved to the ball, he had to take what LeBeau called the "intercept angle." We want to trick them with a guy they're not figuring on coming, or somebody who shows up in a place you'd never expect him to be. That's the concept in a nutshell: You hold them by the nose, then sneak around and kick them in the tail— just like General Patton used to say." Link to ESPN.Com article

Excerpt from Jon Jaworski's book, found here at ESPN.Com Just some good insights into the defensive mind of the Steelers, Dick LeBeau. I agree with Craig. If there is a way to beat the Steelers, it's by spreading them out. Running short short but complicated routes. The offensive line is going to be confused and will give up pressure. Freeman has to look for running lanes. I read somewhere that LeBeau's philosphy is to create the "illusion" of pressure without necessarily always bringing extra guys. Williams / Graham have to be keeping their eyes open and taking the outside guy on blitz pickups. This gives Freeman options. Should be a fun chess match.
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