1. The Turnaround 1997 Bucs: Where Are They Now?

    1997. The orange and white was out. Red and pewter were in. NFL Films showed up at training camp at the University of Tampa's Pepin Rood Stadium, placing faith that the Bucs would be their annual surprise team...

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  2. Ex-Bucs Chosen in New Football League Draft

    They're certainly not the biggest names, but several ex-Bucs found suitors Thursday. Five former Buccaneers were taken in the inaugural United Football League draft...

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  3. With Season Over, Magic Face Offseason Questions

    Just one week ago, the Orlando Magic's first NBA title was within their grasp. Suddenly, reality struck. Shortly removed from their loss in the NBA Finals, the Magic face questions that will effect the franchise's immediate future...

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  4. June AFC Team Dispatches

    Colts fans, beware of the man who dropped these lines:"I just thought things would go easier. I knew it was tough to score in this league. It's tough to move the ball in this league...

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  5. July NFC Team Dispatches

    Need a primer on stories you'll likely be hearing about when camps open July? There are plenty of positions yet to filled, expectations that will fail to be met and players who will surprise...

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  6. In Depth: Scouting the NFC West

    Going into the 2008 season, the Seahawks had earned the right to be called the class of the NFC West. Coming off their fourth consecutive division title, the veteran-laden Hawks again looked capable of a postseason run...

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  7. A Tongue-in-Cheek Look at the Tampa Bay Bucs' 2009 Season

    Sure, predictions are like opinions, everybody has one. But my look at the Bucs 2009 season might be a little different than most...

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  8. Tampa Bay Bucs Position Analysis: Secondary

    A new second-year starting cornerback and nickelback. Two third-year safeties, one entering his first season as a starter.Like so many facets of the Buccaneers, the secondary will be quite different than 2008...

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  9. A Belated Thank You, Monte Kiffin

    It doesn't seem like a big enough deal has been made. When the 2008 NFL season came to an ugly end for the Buccaneers with a home loss to the cellar-dwelling Raiders, Monte Kiffin paced the Bucs' sideline for the final time...

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  10. Tampa Bay Bucs Position Analysis: Linebackers

    New coordinator. Different scheme. Possibly five new starters, plus one playing a different position. Yes, changes have come to the vaunted Tampa-Two. LinebackersOne thing is for sure here: change is in full effect...

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  11. In Depth: Scouting the NFC South

    A rookie No. 1 pick at quarterback. A coveted veteran addition at running back. A new coaching staff and a defense with a ton of questions. Few had the Atlanta Falcons as the team to beat in the division going into the 2008 season...

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  12. Memo to the Buccaneers: Give Tampa Fans Back Their Bucs

    "We waaant Joe. We waaant Joe." My earliest Buccaneer memory: Sitting in the south end zone after Vinny Testaverde tossed his umpteenth interception to a Joey Browner/Carl Lee-led Minnesota secondary...

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  13. Bucs Position Analysis: Defensive Line

    New coordinator. Different scheme. Possibly five new starters, plus one playing a different position. Yes, changes have come to the vaunted Tampa-Two. Gone: Monte Kiffin,the Bucs' defensive coordinator since arriving with Tony Dungy in 1996...

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  14. Former Buc Derrick Brooks is Running out of Options

    When in February newly promoted Bucs General Manager Mark Dominik decided Derrick Brooks' days as Buccaneer were over, the future Hall of Famer had a decision to make: Should he sign with another ...

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  15. Season of Change For Bucs Defense

    New coordinator. Different scheme. Possibly five new starters, plus one playing a different position. Yes, changes have come to the vaunted Tampa-Two. Gone: Monte kiffin,the Bucs' defensive coordinator since arriving with Tony Dungy in 1996...

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