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Center Ryan Jensen had to be carted off the field this morning with a knee injury. Dammit. Feel horrible for him. Nothing is confirmed but we all know what this likely means.

Big blow to the Bucs if he is done for the year, he is one of the best centers in the NFL and it’s going to be hard to replace him especially with him being Tom Brady’s center ever since he arrived in TB.
 

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While I’m happy that Beasley is getting another shot, I wish he went to another team with actually crappy receivers. I feel like he’s only going to the Bucs to replace Scotty Miller. Apparently Miller had a bad drop or ran the wrong route and Brady was ticked off. Never mind all the other receivers, like Perriman for example, who’s got perfect hands and never makes mental mistakes. :rolleyes:
 

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In all fairness, Brady was pretty much in a sustained rage the entire game. I don't think he's ever been one to limit his criticisms to just White teammates.
 

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In all fairness, Brady was pretty much in a sustained rage the entire game. I don't think he's ever been one to limit his criticisms to just White teammates.
I wonder how much his alleged personal life issues are bleeding into his on field persona. It's hard to be even tempered when you are separated from your wife.
 

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In all fairness, Brady was pretty much in a sustained rage the entire game. I don't think he's ever been one to limit his criticisms to just White teammates.
No he hasn’t. I listened Eisen interview “Shady” McCoy. Usually I immediately turn the station off afflete interviews but he was surprisingly somewhat coherent despite his well earned thug reputation. It’s been awhile and memory fails but Eisen asked him a question about who he respected most in all his years and without hesitation he said Brady. According to his own story “Shady” got less touches than he desired the previous Sunday and was pissed at practice. Brady was staying late after that practice and was throwing routes to receivers and asked “Shady”if he wanted to participate. “Shady” ignored Brady and proceeded to walk off the field until Tommy caught him by the shoulder and said “when I talk you listen”!! Mckoy immediately went back to the xtra practice. Tommy needs to have that same attitude with his wife if she is the one causing all his stress. I’m sure it’s a whole lot more complicated than that though.
 
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The Bucs top 3 receivers are hurt. Does this mean Miller and Beasley will get playing time and a few catches?
 

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Tom Brady apparently calling Scottie Miller ******* trash last week. Miller was a no show in the box score this week. Not sure what’s going on, but maybe they can release him and he can get a fresh start.
 

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And maybe Brady should have taken it to the house his real house.
 
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I don't think anyone caught this but rb Patrick Laird was signed to a futures contract by the Bucs a few days ago. Not expecting much but it's nice to know he's still got a chance.
 

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Possible good news for the upcoming season:

Bucs senior advisor Bruce Arians told the Rich Eisen Show he thinks Tampa Bay is "in good hands" with Kyle Trask.​

"He's got all the size, he's got the arm, he's got the stature," Arians added. The former Bucs head coach stopped short of saying that Trask would be the starter, but a report out today from ESPN's Jeff Darlington noted that Trask was "likely to be that guy under center," and this seems to be more confirmation of that idea. The Bucs appear to be fighting so much dead cap space this year that they are preparing to go this route barring some sort of alternative they don't foresee the market handing out. Trask is 3-of-9 for 23 yards in his only NFL experience so far.
 

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Possible good news for the upcoming season:

Bucs senior advisor Bruce Arians told the Rich Eisen Show he thinks Tampa Bay is "in good hands" with Kyle Trask.​

"He's got all the size, he's got the arm, he's got the stature," Arians added. The former Bucs head coach stopped short of saying that Trask would be the starter, but a report out today from ESPN's Jeff Darlington noted that Trask was "likely to be that guy under center," and this seems to be more confirmation of that idea. The Bucs appear to be fighting so much dead cap space this year that they are preparing to go this route barring some sort of alternative they don't foresee the market handing out. Trask is 3-of-9 for 23 yards in his only NFL experience so far.

CBS Sports "journalist" Cody Benjamin ran a piece today ranking every quarterback to throw a pass this past season in the NFL. He slotted Trask in dead last, below quite a few retreads without even that fabled upside.

Ranking every QB to throw a pass during 2022 NFL season: Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes headlines list of 82

...

The leftovers​

54. Skylar Thompson (Dolphins)
55. Sam Howell (Commanders)
56. David Blough (Cardinals)
57. Brett Rypien (Broncos)
58. Kyle Allen (Texans)
59. Davis Webb (Giants)
60. Nick Mullens (Vikings)
61. Trey Lance (49ers)
62. Malik Willis (Titans)
63. John Wolford (Rams)
64. Bryce Perkins (Rams)
65. Jeff Driskel (Texans)
66. Trace McSorley (Cardinals)
67. Trevor Siemian (Bears)
68. Nathan Peterman (Bears)
69. Anthony Brown (Ravens)
70. Chris Streveler (Jets)
71. Tyrod Taylor (Giants)
72. Chase Daniel (Chargers)
73. C.J. Beathard (Jaguars)
74. Brandon Allen (Bengals)
75. Nick Foles (Colts)
76. Josh Johnson (49ers)
77. Brian Hoyer (Patriots)
78. Case Keenum (Bills)
79. Jacob Eason (Panthers)
80. Blaine Gabbert (Buccaneers)
81. Tim Boyle (Bears)
82. Kyle Trask (Buccaneers)

Backups galore here, most of these guys are best suited right where they started: on the bench. That's not to say a few of them didn't make the most of their limited opportunities. Howell was impressive airing it out for the Commanders at the close of the season, setting him up for a potential 2023 starting gig. Blough showed surprising confidence as a fill-in for Arizona. Both Lance and Willis. meanwhile, are relative unknowns with elite athletic traits, entering the offseason with hardly any evidence of long-term passing acumen but enough upside to justify additional looks under center.

No metrics or even subjective rationale here: just typical filler for the 24/7/365 NFL news cycle. Simply because dispositions like these exist, I would be *shocked* if Trask gets the Week One nod.
 

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CBS Sports "journalist" Cody Benjamin ran a piece today ranking every quarterback to throw a pass this past season in the NFL. He slotted Trask in dead last, below quite a few retreads without even that fabled upside.

Ranking every QB to throw a pass during 2022 NFL season: Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes headlines list of 82



No metrics or even subjective rationale here: just typical filler for the 24/7/365 NFL news cycle. Simply because dispositions like these exist, I would be *shocked* if Trask gets the Week One nod.
Lance and Willis are elite athletic talents with upside Surprise, surprise
 

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Mayfield to the Bucs on a one year deal.

Underrated and underused LB Anthony Nelson resigns for a two year White mans discount deal.
 

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Greg Gaines signs a one year deal with the Bucs and even Weenieworld expects him to start:

Buccaneers signed DL Greg Gaines, formerly of the Rams, to a one-year contract.​

Gaines started 25 games for the Rams over the previous two seasons after being drafted with the 134th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He managed 8.5 sacks and 19 quarterback hits during that time. Gaines should immediately enter the starting lineup for a rebuilding Buccaneers franchise, particularly considering the turnover expected along the defensive line. Gaines notably played 90 percent of the defensive snaps for the Rams in their Super Bowl win two seasons ago.
 

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Greg Gaines signs a one year deal with the Bucs and even Weenieworld expects him to start:

Buccaneers signed DL Greg Gaines, formerly of the Rams, to a one-year contract.​

Gaines started 25 games for the Rams over the previous two seasons after being drafted with the 134th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He managed 8.5 sacks and 19 quarterback hits during that time. Gaines should immediately enter the starting lineup for a rebuilding Buccaneers franchise, particularly considering the turnover expected along the defensive line. Gaines notably played 90 percent of the defensive snaps for the Rams in their Super Bowl win two seasons ago.
Gaines is a very good players as evidenced by his production over the last two years. The best he can do is a 1 year deal with a rebuilding team? Rams had no interest? Another White man’s discount no matter what the money on the deal is.
 

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A tale as old as time when it comes to the caste system. This time it's WR Kade Warner (son of Kurt).

https://www.pewterreport.com/bucs-udfa-smartest-wr-in-draft-class/

Most undrafted free agents come in with a chip on their shoulder as they fight to make an NFL roster. With the attitude that former Kanas State wide receiver Kade Warner is bringing in to the Bucs facility, saying it’s a chip is more of an understatement. It’s more like a boulder.

Warner, who is the son of Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, has a great opportunity to make the Bucs’ 53-man roster or at least earn a spot on their practice squad. Tampa Bay has their top three receivers ready to go with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Russell Gage plus sixth round pick Trey Palmer, but there’s a chance he could hang on as the Bucs’ fifth or sixth wideout.

After three years at Nebraska, Warner transferred over to Kansas State and really showed off his talents. In his two years there, he recorded 60 catches, 622 yards and five touchdowns in 22 games. He made some impressive receptions over those seasons. Though he mostly played outside, Warner projects as a slot receiver at the NFL level.

Warner Comes In With Great Confidence

The competition isn’t going to be easy to make this Bucs team. But Warner is used to this situation as a walk on in college. He takes everything close to the chest, finding personal slights that over anyone that gets a chance before him. As the Michael Jordan meme goes, he takes it personally. And he’s got list.

“I take everything personally,” “Warner said. “Like I was saying, from that undrafted, that walk-on mentality, every little thing. Like if the coaches pick somebody else before me, I write that down, if somebody gets more reps than me in this walk through, I write that down. It’s kind of like that chip on your shoulder, I think just that expression is said a lot so I don’t like saying it, but I just take everything personally.

When you’re looking to make a roster you need any advantage you can get. There’s an old saying “work smarter, not harder.” While he’s putting a lot of hard work in, Warner believes it’s his football IQ that separates himself from the group. And not just the group of receivers in Tampa Bay, but any wide receiver from this year’s draft class.

“So, I’m competitive like that and I’m the smartest receiver in this draft class,” Warner said. “I’ve said it before. They’re going to get a good slot receiver out of me and I’m going to know exactly what to do on every play.”

If Warner does make the Bucs’ roster it’ll be in a special teams role. Head coach Todd Bowles was complimentary when talking about him and thinks Warner would thrive in that area.

Coachable, very coachable,” Bowles said. “Solid football player. He can catch the ball, he can play special teams, he can do a lot of things that we need and we’re always looking for special teams players.”
 

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It's quite the insult to Kurt Warner, but he's such a cuck I won't say it serves him right as I'd like to see his son get a legitimate chance in the NFL, but I do wonder how much he lobbied if at all for his boy to get recruited with a scholarship at a prominent program rather than having to go the almost obligatory walk-on route.
 

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It's quite the insult to Kurt Warner, but he's such a cuck I won't say it serves him right as I'd like to see his son get a legitimate chance in the NFL, but I do wonder how much he lobbied if at all for his boy to get recruited with a scholarship at a prominent program rather than having to go the almost obligatory walk-on route.
Haha his other son had a few offers as a QB. Ended up at Temple and had a few big games already as a Freshman. He plays a racially appropriate position though . Sure would be nice to hear a guy like Kurt speak out, but he’s a cuck as you’ve mentioned.

*Also at this point would having a whistle blower even matter?
 

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Moving a very good and experienced left tackle to center is truly a caste treatment that only a White player would be subjugated too.



https://www.tampabay.com/sports/buc...uke-bryan-mcclendon-georgia-jaguars-dolphins/

Bucs’ Graham Barton will bring sound and fury at center​

The first-round pick from Duke was the Buccaneers’ vocal leader, and all business, during rookie minicamp.

TAMPA ― Every play begins with the center, and it’s a good place to start when assessing the Bucs’ outlook this season.

It’s why Duke offensive lineman Graham Barton was selected in the first round of the draft and was the primary voice heard during rookie minicamp.

Barton spoke loudly in and out of the huddle, trying to identify defensive fronts and inspire his teammates when they put their hands in a pile as a group at the start and end of practice.

“Just trying to learn as best as possible. Obviously, just got here a couple of days ago, and they’re throwing a lot at us,” said Barton, who is making the transition to center from tackle, which he played for three seasons with the Blue Devils.

“You have kind of the whole day. It’s meetings twice a day, practice and walkthrough, lots and lots of reps, which is great for us rookies. Trying to use that to my advantage, improve, and sort of just build a bank of reps.”

More than that, Barton asserted himself as a leader of the offensive line, which is somewhat inherent with the center position.

“Football’s my passion, it has been for a long time,” Barton said. “Just adjusting to it being a full-time job, it comes with different things. There’s more time throughout the day, so how (you) fill your time productively is one of those adjustments. I think the biggest thing for me, especially being the center here at rookie minicamp, is just trying to get all five guys on the same page while also learning the offense.”

The Bucs focus this offseason has been on improving the league’s worst run game over the past two seasons. The loss of center Ryan Jensen in 2022 to what wound up becoming a career-ending knee injury and the retirement of guard Ali Marpet the same year at age 28 left a substantial hole in the middle of the line that’s never been filled.

Barton’s size (6-foot-5, 313 pounds) and sizzle (he plays with a nasty edge) are what the Bucs need to also calm the feet of quarterback Baker Mayfield, who spent too much time fleeing the pocket and ducking pass rushers.

New offensive coordinator Liam Coen is going to give Mayfield more opportunity to change plays at the line of scrimmage, and Barton will have to communicate that.

“Just learning the playbook, I think, is going to be the biggest thing for me,” Barton said. “Allowing me to play free, because ... the first couple of days you’re up there, you’re thinking so much. You’re thinking, ‘What’s this, what’s this?’ I’m thinking about what I learned.

“The more you learn and the more you get confident in the playbook and you get up to the line knowing exactly what you’re going to say, I think as you do that you’re allowed to focus more on your play and you can play more freely.”

Barton’s dedication never will be in question. Despite graduating with a degree in public policy, he chose to stay for the third and final practice of rookie minicamp rather than walk with his class at Duke’s commencement ceremony, saying the experience is “overrated.”

Barton knows he’s being counted on to be a difference-maker. “You don’t rise to the level of the game,” he said. “You fall to the level of your training.”
 
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