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Greg Schiano Quickly Makes His Presence Felt in Tampa

Monday, July 30th, 2012

It didn't take first-year NFL coach Greg Schiano long to make his mark as he takes over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former Rutgers coach opened up his era with a conditioning test that was failed by some of the players, including defensive lineman Brian Price and receiver Dezmon Briscoe. ...

Oregon Coach Chip Kelly on Fairness of Penn State Sanctions: “Ask the Families If It’s Unfair What Happened to Them”

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Chip Kelly says he hasn't paid a ton of attention to the Penn State scandal from a football perspective. So when asked if the sanctions handed down to the Nittany Lions by the NCAA were unfair, Kelly suggested asking the families whose lives were involved in the scandal whether what ...

Aqib Talib Says Things Got “Too Loose” in Tampa in 2011, Greg Schiano “Brought that Order Back to the Building”

Friday, June 29th, 2012

A good offseason for Aqib Talib means two things: No new criminal charges, and previous charges disappeared. And so when a deadly weapons assault charge against Talib was dismissed earlier this month, it meant Talib could focus more closely on preparing for 2012 with a new coaching staff in Tampa. Aqib ...

Eric LeGrand on being accepted as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and giving motivational speeches to his teammates

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

In early May Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano gave Eric LeGrand the shot he always wanted in the NFL. It was truly a heart warming gesture and LeGrand was signed to an undrafted free agent contract. The paralyzed former Rutgers defensive tackle made his first visit to Bucs ...

Ryan Tannehill Maximizes His Draft Stock, Goes to Miami With the No. 8 Overall Pick

Friday, April 27th, 2012

One of the interesting stories on the first night of the NFL Draft was always going to be where Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill was selected. Tannehill, who played receiver for some of his career with the Aggies, saw his draft stock skyrocket thanks in part to a big performance ...

Vincent Jackson on Signing With the Bucs: “I Had to Start at the Top”

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

One of the biggest names -- and frames -- on the free-agent market was also the first man to put pen to paper. Vincent Jackson jumped from one coast to another, leaving San Diego to sign a five-year, $55.6-million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jackson should immediately make life ...

Raheem Morris Isn’t Looking Back After Being Fired in Tampa

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

To me, Raheem Morris didn't get anywhere close to enough time to do his job as a head coach in Tampa. I'm actually surprised that one of the other teams looking for a head coach didn't give him a real close look after he was let go by the Buccaneers, ...

Greg Schiano: “Some things change and I just would have never thought this is where I’d be. It felt right.”

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Greg Schiano may not be a fan favorite or a widely known name in Tampa, but the college football world in the state of Florida sure knows him well. Schiano recruited heavily in Florida for high school talent when it came to Rutgers University football team before he started finding ...

Former Rutgers Lineman Jeremy Zuttah Reconnects With Coach Greg Schiano in Tampa

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Jeremy Zuttah was part of the building process at Rutgers when Greg Schiano took over and put together a winning program. The offensive guard now hopes he's a part of the same sort of thing, but at the next level. Schiano has been hired as the head coach of the Tampa ...

LeGarrette Blount Feels Fortunate To Be Living A Dream Come True, Credits The Birth Of His Son As His Career Saver

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

LeGarrette Blount is only the second running back in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in a rookie season after being undrafted. That's pretty impressive feat when you think about how far the former Oregon running back has come since his post-game fight against the Boise State Broncos two ...