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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:19 PM

Yeah I miss those days.  I used to go to a friend's parents house where about 20-30 of us would meet up on game days to watch them.  A lot of parties and good times.  A death in the family and some divorces and marriages spelled the end of all that unfortunately.  It interesting to look back and see how many new players were on the team that season compared to the belief that Dungy built the team and gruden just showed up and won.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

desean jackson is the best player the bucs signed in the off season.he gets a step ahead of you,he is gone.gonna be hard for anybody in the afc to beat the pats,they just got better with good free agent signings,not a bucs fan,if they can limit injuries,they got a good shot at winning the divison from the falcons.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:24 PM

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desean jackson is the best player the bucs signed in the off season.he gets a step ahead of you,he is gone.gonna be hard for anybody in the afc to beat the pats,they just got better with good free agent signings,not a bucs fan,if they can limit injuries,they got a good shot at winning the divison from the falcons.
Ive followed desean throughout his pro career.  Can't think of a more electrifying player in the same time period.  Big pick up for sure.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 07:27 PM

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desean jackson is the best player the bucs signed in the off season.he gets a step ahead of you,he is gone.gonna be hard for anybody in the afc to beat the pats,they just got better with good free agent signings,not a bucs fan,if they can limit injuries,they got a good shot at winning the divison from the falcons.
Yes I agree! I am very pleased with Deseans acquisition. Now we truely have a deep double threat at wide out and with the reports of how rookie Chris Godwin is progressing in the 1st OTA's we might have 3 legit threats. Let's not forget or major improvement at TE! Lots and lots of weapons for Winston!
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Posted 01 June 2017 - 07:32 PM

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Yeah I miss those days.  I used to go to a friend's parents house where about 20-30 of us would meet up on game days to watch them.  A lot of parties and good times.  A death in the family and some divorces and marriages spelled the end of all that unfortunately.  It interesting to look back and see how many new players were on the team that season compared to the belief that Dungy built the team and gruden just showed up and won.
Yep and some of contributiors to that got us to glory were actually picks of Sam Weich. 1st player that comes to mind was my all time favorite. Mike Alstott aka the "A Train"
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:07 AM

I received an invite to attend a Mini-Camp practice this Wednesday. Another nice  perk of being a season ticket holder as we are the only ones invited to attend. I can't believe only a little over 2 months and the "Real" training camp will be here.
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 12:49 PM

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:18 PM

I had a great time at mini camp yesterday! I saw a lot of cool stuff and got to meet some players as well. Mike Evans and Jr. Sweezy took the most time to engage with fans as they left the indoors but in fareness a lot of the players were already on the field when I arrived. It was a bit brutal being in the sun & humidity for two hours but I had it good as I was just watching not practicing :lol: I wanted to post some pics but for some reason me electronics are in a rebellious mood. Winston looked good. Fitzpatrick looked good, M. Evans looked good, O J Howard looked good C. Brate looked good, A. Humphreys looked good hell everyone looked good :LMAO: Well I guess that's how underware football is ;) Now on to the several week dry spell til training camp starts in mid/end July. Once the pads go on we will see who's for real or not.
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:45 PM

32 days and counting til the 1st day of training camp. I am really surprised at all the love the ole Bucco's have been getting from the mainstream sports media. I heard one report that the Bucs were picked as a high prospect for making an appearance in the Super Bowl! stange daze indeed :wacko: Now I am excited about this upcoming season but I think the "Big Dance" is still on the side of wishful thinking especially considering there has not even been one snap yet :LMAO: I think we will be much improved and 10-6 will be the minimum record and I do believe we will make it to at least a wild card playoff game and possibly runner up for division champ. The NFC south is now considered to be one of the strongest divisions in the NFL. There certainly a bunch of talent and it is very easy for any team to be stellar. I realize that my optimism at this time of year is always at a high point but this year really seems that all the pieces are coming together. I was at a gathering with some friends the other day who had all basically given up their season tickets for the sorry assed product the Bucs had been for well I guess since Chuckie was cut lose. Anyhoo the common theme was one of regret on the most part for giving up the seats. As we all knoiw what will happen to ticket prices if we do have an awesome season. Only time will tell!
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:23 PM

Season tix should be available for anyone that wants them.  Nfc south is a toss up.  I wouldn't be surprised to see any team win.  Only team I can see a real challenge to compete for title is Carolina due to cam surgery and the unknown there.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 08:08 PM

Oh yes there is plenty of seats left but what I was referring to is how the $$ is already escalating. For example my 2 seats went up $50 each this season but the only reason it was only a $50 increase is because I have been a season ticket holder for 3 years (technically 2 1/2 as our 1st season was a 1/2 season plan). If I were to buy my seats today I would be shelling out over $125 for each seat for the season. Also there is a new pricing tier for popular teams. For example single game ticket in my section/location for the New England game is almost double what I pay and for teams like DA Bears the increase is only like 20%. So the longer someone waits to jump on the bandwagon (for lack of a better term) for season tickets the more it will cost. If the Bucs do as good as everyone is predicting I will be lucky if the price of my seats do not double next season & lord knows how much more it will be for folks wanting to get season or single game seats. That' s the price of success :lol: Remember the waiting list for season tickets when the the Bucs were contenders ;) . You are absolutely correct the NFC south being a toss up. My hope is ATL will suffer the historical post Super Bowl stinker season. CAR improved themselves with Christian  McCaffrey but really didn't do much else where. NO's committee of running backs especially with the addition of Adrian Peterson may be a threat of course Breeze is always a handful but NO  only added fresh blood at corner or safety? but there defense is not a strength and one man can't do it all. Not trying to be biased but I feel the Bucs did the best across the board improvements than any other team in the division. However I still think the Bucs didn't do enough to reinforce the Online and that has been a weakness for several seasons. It will be very interesting to see how it all pans out. :yes:
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 05:25 PM

alstott was way overated guys,was good running,but could not catch the ball worth shit outta the backfield.
i think TB  makrs the playoffs easy if JW does not regress. barring a major injury,i think it is a GB vs NE  sb in the frozen tundra but inside the new vikes stadium.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:04 PM

Not sure where the alstott comment is coming from but he wasn't overrated.  He caught 305 balls for 2,284 yards with 113 first downs coming from the air.  He had 324 first downs from the rush.  That's a pretty good ratio from a guy who's primary job was power rushing.  He wasn't meant to be a running back even though he was forced to sometimes play that position.  He was considered a fullback but you could call him a hybrid.  His last year he averaged 35 yards a game receiving.  His most important role to me was as a morale changer.  When he destroyed other teams players or made them look foolish by dragging several of them he destroyed opponent morale and made the offense feel powerful.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:51 PM

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alstott was way overated guys,was good running,but could not catch the ball worth shit outta the backfield.
i think TB  makrs the playoffs easy if JW does not regress. barring a major injury,i think it is a GB vs NE  sb in the frozen tundra but inside the new vikes stadium.
Alstott only had two flaws Number one was blocking, At Perdue The A-Train was a running "full" back. When He was drafted by Sam Wyche the attempt was to convert Mike into blocking full back which scheme in life is to play a lot of blocking for the tail or quarter back. Considering Mikie was groomed as a north/south power "running" full back blocking really never took hold. Coach Dungy also tried to use Mike in too many blocking schemes but eventually used number 40 as he was intended. His second (most frustrating) flaw was he did fumble quite often and of course most of the fumbled came at the very most worst times. Not that any fumble comes at a good time for one. I think your comment about his catching skills is a bit uninformed. He is number 4 in the all time receptions for a Buccaneer 305 receptions for 2284 yards & a 7.5 yard avg. ain't too bad for a "Full Back" Not to mention the excitement of play he brought to his team. Rarely do you see a player consistently literally run over defenders or drag 3,4 or five defenders for chunks of yards into the end zone for a TD. Thus the name A-Train was a fitting title. I wish we had an A-Train type on our team and we just may with TE O J Howard. The Bucs have all but eliminated the "Full Back" position as of late, opting for the illusive double tight end formation. One of my all time favorite Alstott records is the 1st (15 yard!) rushing TD for the 1st Super Bowl Buccaneer TD in the 1st Super bowl appearance of My Bucs which ultimately dominated (after a bit of a shaky start) the Raiders of Oakland. I hope daze like that are in my near future.
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

T-Minus 29 Daze till training camp :yay:

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:15 PM

T-Minus 24 days to the start of training camp (well in a few minutes anyway. :P )

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:02 AM

I admire your enthusiasm.  I really don't follow until 3rd preseason game but my enjoyment has been waning for a few years.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:40 PM

View PostAncient Ways, on 04 July 2017 - 10:02 AM, said:

I admire your enthusiasm.  I really don't follow until 3rd preseason game but my enjoyment has been waning for a few years.
Thank you for your compliment my friend! You are correct in noting my enthusiasm for this upcoming season. The only "curb your enthusiasm" moments is for me is that I am well aware this team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Where all the things that are set in place to be stellar fall to dumb "Buc Luck" I will reinstate the reason I am more excited than I have been in soooo many seasons gone bye is the current direction this squad is going. I really believe this season is the turning point of great things and dare I mention a dynasty.
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:40 PM

T-Minus 19 days til the opening of training camp! :yay: On a Bucs nation note a Bucs fan that I usually talk football with who works at the filling station I frequent went out out of his way to let me know he had just brought himself up to speed on what a "BEAST" OJ Howard was. He confessed he didn't know much about the kid other than conversations and of course my glowing reviews :D . Anyhoo he went on to explain that his research went back to OJ's college highlights and what has been recorded as "highlights" from the underware practices. He then said that he was kinda wondering what "all" the buzz was about regarding how Tampa is finally getting some notice from the rest of the league and the sports media world. But now he is (in his words) well acquainted with players like OJ, his excitement levels are also now at full tilt!
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:07 PM

T-Minus 10 days
Excitement so thick
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