Offseason Analysis: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Feb 20, 2009

The Bucs collapsed last year costing Jon Gruden his job.  His voice may have grown old with the players.  Raheem Morris is a new voice, and by all accounts is respected by the team.  Jeff Garcia will mostly likely not be back with the Bucs next year.  Luke McCown was re-signed and will be given the opportunity to compete with Brian Griese to win the starting gig.  Earnest Graham, Warrick Dunn, and Cadillac Williams (if he’s healthy) form a nice RB trio, but they’d be wise to add a young runner.  Antonio Bryant had a breakout year and is their top priority this offseason.  They put the franchise tag on him, and will likely work out a long-term deal.  Michael Clayton is also a Free Agent, but he has yet to match his impressive Rookie Season.  After disappointing for four years, I see no reason why he’d be back.  The Bucs should add some youth at WR this offseason.  Jerramy Stevens is a Free Agent, but with Alex Smith and John Gilmore under contract, I don’t see the Bucs going after Stevens hard to re-sign.  Left Tackle Donald Penn is a Restricted Free Agent.  I don’t see him going anywhere.

Defensively, Defensive Lineman Kevin Carter and Jovan Haye and Defensive Backs Phillip Buchanon and Jermaine Phillips are Free Agents.  The Bucs are likely to go away from the Tampa 2 so there could be a lot of changes on Defense this year.  The Bucs will bring in guys who fit their new philopshy.

KFFL Free Agent Tracker:

Pos Player Name FA Status Previous Team Current Team
QB Bruce Eugene RFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
QB Jeff Garcia UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
QB Luke McCown Re-signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FB Byron Storer RFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
WR Antonio Bryant UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
WR Michael Clayton UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
WR Cortez Hankton UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
TE Jason Pociask Re-signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TE Jerramy Stevens UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
OT Anthony Davis UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
OT Donald Penn RFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
OT Julius Wilson Re-signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DL Kevin Carter UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
DL Jovan Haye UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
DL Dre Moore Re-signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DL Ryan Sims UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
LB Sam Olajubutu RFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
CB Kyle Arrington Re-signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CB Phillip Buchanon UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
SS Jermaine Phillips UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
FS Will Allen UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agent
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8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 20th, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    Luke McCown ~ i’d like to see him do something this year!

    i’m def. not overly fond of the firing of gruden either! some teams were to quick on the “fire” trigger this year!

  2. LestersLegends
    February 20th, 2009 at 11:49 am #

    I think Chuckie wore out his welcome. I heard a couple guys talk during SB week and they didn’t seem broken up about it.

  3. Crazy Canton Cuts
    February 20th, 2009 at 11:54 am #

    Josh Johnson may be the Bucs QB of the future

    agree they need a RB

  4. LestersLegends
    February 20th, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    Yeah, I wouldn’t say McCown is a franchise QB.

  5. CK0712
    February 20th, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    funny, neither one of you said or mentioned any of the above on the write up i did on McCown!

    almost the opposite, funny how that works out. well he deserves a shot, and i daresay he’ll get it~have a good one~

  6. LestersLegends
    February 20th, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    CK – I think he deserves a shot, but I’m just not sure he’s going to be the QB two or three years down the road.

  7. CK0712
    February 20th, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    i hear ya~have a good one~mucho work!

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