1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Why Kellen Winslow Was Traded for so Little

    Greg Schiano must have really not wanted Kellen Winslow on his team. Seriously; who trades a bedrock like Winslow for a seventh round pick ? Many people will disagree with me on this, but Winslow was important to the Buccaneers ...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 3,545 reads 39 comments

  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Best and Worst of the 2012 Offseason

    As we enter the final phase of the 2012 offseason, it's time to look back the moves that have been made so far and how they will affect teams during the "onseason." Sorry...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 5,283 reads 15 comments

  3. NFC South: Analyzing the Power Shifts in the Division

    While it's universally agreed that the NFC South has the best group of starting quarterbacks ( Drew Brees , Matt Ryan , Cam Newton, Josh Freeman) in the NFL , the actual strength of the division often comes into doubt...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 107 reads 3 comments

  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Predictions for the Final 53-Man Roster

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a team on the rise because of bold free-agency moves and decisive draft-day selections. New head coach Greg Schiano is building this team around players who genuinely love the game of football...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 4,210 reads 35 comments

  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Training Camp Battles We're Most Excited for

    We got through free agency. We pulled through the draft. Now we enter training camp. Rookies and veterans alike come into the 2013 season at exactly the same place: square one...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 3,576 reads 7 comments

  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Prospects the Bucs Will Regret Passing on

    Even the best draft has to have some faults. If teams were able to grab seven starters with seven picks, then the draft would be more boring than the Pro Bowl...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 3,039 reads 16 comments

  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Predicting Next Year's Positions of Need

    No matter how well the draft goes, there will always be holes in the roster next year. This is what keeps the NFL a competition, the reason why no team has won more than six Super Bowls since Jan...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 1,215 reads 13 comments

  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Where's That Backup Quarterback?

    Where's that backup quarterback? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a potentially-elite starting QB, but beyond him the Bucs are quite weak at the position. In free agency, they lost Josh Johnson, who had been a serviceable No...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 1,602 reads 13 comments

  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Grades: Team Earns an A+ After Three Rounds

    If anyone ever doubted Greg Schiano's commitment to building a team based around old school football, feel free never to voice an opinion again...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 3,869 reads 16 comments

  10. Chicago Bears Draft Grades: Team Earning a B+ After Three Rounds

    Three rounds down, four to go. The Chicago Bears played the 2012 NFL Draft quietly, trading up once to move to No. 45, and stayed clear of boom-or-bust prospects, opting for known commodities...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 6,149 reads 22 comments

  11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Ballad of the Muscle Hamster

    Yes, that is a real nickname. And yes, the Buccaneers drafted him. While I spent a great deal of time scouting Doug Martin , until he was made the 31st pick of the draft I had never heard of the name "Muscle Hamster...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 8,180 reads 4 comments

  12. New York Jets 2012 Draft: Quinton Coples Is a B Pick for Rex Ryan and the Jets

    And with the 16th pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the New York Jets select Quinton Coples. Defensive End. North Carolina. To say this is a surprise is an understatement...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 2,760 reads 14 comments

  13. 2012 NFL Draft Grades: Why Mark Barron Is a B+ Pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Please allow me to introduce Tampa Bay's latest addition, the Red Baron. After leading Alabama's defense to the 2011 BCS National Championship, Mark Barron flew up draft boards and quickly entered Top 15 draft status...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 293 reads 18 comments

  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Last Mock Before the 2012 NFL Draft

    It's coming... What you don't know? Well, you must, seeing as you have internet connection and apparently have some interest in football (or possibly me, but no thanks, I'm married to the job)...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 865 reads 1 comments

  15. 2012 NFL Draft: Matt Kalil Not an Option for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Mark Dominik has just woken up from his nap. As he rubs his eyes, Greg Schiano is furiously spinning around in a swivel chair. The scout team is digging through literal tons of scouting pages, while a timer makes a tick and starts counting down...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 1,316 reads 15 comments

  16. Best-Case Draft Scenario for the Tampa Buccaneers in the 2012 NFL Draft

    Truthfully, the best case scenario would be for Andrew Luck, Trent Richardson, Morris Claiborne, Matt Kalil and Mark Barron all to fall to the Bucs in different rounds, without requiring Tampa Bay to trade up once...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 2,455 reads 28 comments

  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Why a Mid-Round Running Back Would Be Best

    Every Bucs fan knows that Tampa Bay needs another running back, whether LeGarrette Blount is a bell cow or not. The team had the third worst rushing attack, totaling less than 1,500 yards on the ground...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 1,637 reads 8 comments

  18. Chicago Bears: Re-Grading the 2011 Draft

    The Chicago Bears went 8-8 in 2011, down from their record of 11-5 in 2010. Against NFC North teams, they broke even at 3-3, but two of those wins came after facing the Minnesota Vikings, who will be picking 3rd in the upcoming draft...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 5,213 reads 8 comments

  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Team Prediction

    It's April already? Boy, March went by quick. Another month, another extensive mock draft. Now that free agency is over, the NFL Draft seems to creep nearer and nearer each day...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 2,822 reads 16 comments

  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Five Things to Be Optimistic About

    As a Featured Columnist for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , my duty is to write optional articles and statistical analyses for the team. This I try to do to the best of my humble abilities...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 2,659 reads 15 comments

  21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Three Players Who Underperformed in 2011

    Don't tell me that you didn't see this coming. No, not the 4-12 season; the list of the under performers who contributed to those 12 losses. In a perfect world, the entire team, including coaches and assistants, would be listed here...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 1,969 reads 23 comments

  22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Why the Browns Decide the Draft's Fifth Overall Pick

    To many draftniks, the first three picks in the 2012 NFL Draft have already been decided. The Colts will pick Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III will join the Redskins , and the Vikings will add Matt Kalil...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 3,159 reads 16 comments

  23. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Evaluating DraftTek's Latest 7-Round Mock Draft for Tampa

    It seems like April 26th gets closer and closer each day. During the first few moments of free agency, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wrote massive checks left and right, signing heavyweights ...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about over 2 years ago 4,537 reads 19 comments

  24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What the Bold Free Agency Moves Mean for the Future

    What an eventful period of free agency. First, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed the best wide receiver of the 2012 free agent class, in Vincent Jackson, for five years and $55 million dollars...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about almost 3 years ago 467 reads 25 comments

  25. 2012 NFL Free Agents: Why Carl Nicks Would Look Good in Washington

    What do you do when one of the best guards in the NFL is up for the taking? You take him. Carl Nicks , the former New Orleans Saints guard, holds the distinction of being one of the best at his position in the entire NFL...

    Caleb Abner Written by Caleb Abner about almost 3 years ago 1,669 reads 8 comments