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: May 21, 2008, 05:50:05 PM

LOL, this is your "proof" of Gruden being capable of having a good offense?

Nope, this is my "proof" to prove an idiot wrong.

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#1 : May 21, 2008, 05:40:44 PM

The day we have a top 10 offense under Gruden is when hell freezes over.

Has hell frozen over yet?  I think you forgot about our 10th ranked offense in 2003 under Jon Gruden:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers top 10 offense under Jon Gruden



LOL, this is your "proof" of Gruden being capable of having a good offense?

Right there it shows that we scored 301 points, by far the worst among the "top ten" teams listed. 

Gruden's O is the king of the sputtering in the Red Zone.  Maybe he should hire Steckell to help him out. 

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#2 : May 21, 2008, 05:24:04 PM

Who knows?  Training camp hasn't started.  The roster hasn't been determined.  Not a major concern to me, it is how the O, D, special teams, +/-, W & L all add up

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#3 : May 19, 2008, 04:34:58 PM

they will once again be towards the middle of the pack in my mind

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#4 : May 19, 2008, 04:44:36 PM

I just hope they're not "rank." As in stink it up.


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#5 : May 19, 2008, 04:48:27 PM

Satch check your Private message (PM).


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#6 : May 19, 2008, 09:08:57 PM

they will once again be towards the middle of the pack in my mind

I think that's an accurate statement.  The Bucs haven't done much on offense to improve their 18th ranked offense from last year.  With a harder schedule, we should end up ranked in the middle of the pack again this year.  There are a couple of reasons why our offense can be better though.  First, we finally have a young offensive line with a lot of potential.  We added the missing piece and filled our most important need with center Jeff Faine and the line will have another year under their belts.  Don't forget about John Gilmore either.  He will play a major part in our running game this year.  He and B.J. Askew will block open some big holes for our running backs.  Speaking of running backs, the Bucs have a solid stable of backs this year.  Earnest Graham will probably carry most of the load and build off a great season he had last year.  Warrick Dunn will be a great third down back and will help spread the field in the passing game.  Michael Bennett will have another year in this offense under his belt and it would be another plus if Cadillac came back too.  Our red zone offense has improved too.  We have two big, physical TEs in Alex Smith and Ben Troupe that will keep defenses guessing who to cover (last year, defenses knew that Smith would get the ball so they doubled him and didn't cover Becht) and will be great targets in the end zone.  We might even have three big play TEs if the Bucs choose to re-sign Jeremy Stevens after they find out the verdict of his upcoming trial.  The only thing that concerns we is our WRs.  If Joey Galloway goes down, we will be in trouble.  We can't really expect anything from Dexter Jackson this year except for being a return specialist and groomed under Galloway.  We could only hope that Antonio Bryant doesn't get into trouble, Michael Clayton returns to his rookie form, and Paris Warren has a break out season.  I'm still expecting the Bucs to aquire another WR before training camp though.  The most important aspect to our offense is Jeff Garcia.  If he goes down, we could be in big trouble.  I'm still expecting about the same production of our offense from last year, but we have the potential to be a lot better.



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#7 : May 20, 2008, 11:40:01 AM

It really all depends on a number of questions. 

1) Will the TE's be better then last year with the addition of Troupe and Gillmore? yes 
2) Will Graham prove to be a number one back in the NFL or just a number two that had a good season? Graham won't be the #1 anyway 
3) Will any of the WR's outside of Galloway prove to be any good? Ask Ms. Cleo 
4) Will Galloway hold up for the season? signs point to no 
5) Will Garcia hold up for the season? Will Ron Paul win the election? 
6) Will the Oline continue to grow or hit their heads on the roof?   Grow
7) If McCown really any good or just a mistake waiting to happen? yes :) 

These are just some of the questions that will be answered during the season.  I am hopeful that most of the answers will work out in the Bucs favor and they will end up between 8-13.

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#8 : May 19, 2008, 11:23:55 PM

Top half of the league if Antonio works out for us...


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#9 : May 20, 2008, 06:29:18 AM

Top 10 due to the consistent play of the oline.

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#10 : May 20, 2008, 07:54:51 AM

With Garcia
7th in rushing, 25th in passing

With McCown
3rd in rushing, 10th in passing.

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#11 : May 20, 2008, 08:03:24 AM

8-12


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#12 : May 20, 2008, 09:18:36 AM

It really all depends on a number of questions. 

1) Will the TE's be better then last year with the addition of Troupe and Gillmore?
2) Will Graham prove to be a number one back in the NFL or just a number two that had a good season?
3) Will any of the WR's outside of Galloway prove to be any good?
4) Will Galloway hold up for the season?
5) Will Garcia hold up for the season?
6) Will the Oline continue to grow or hit their heads on the roof?
7) If McCown really any good or just a mistake waiting to happen?

These are just some of the questions that will be answered during the season.  I am hopeful that most of the answers will work out in the Bucs favor and they will end up between 8-13.


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#13 : May 20, 2008, 12:06:08 PM

Top 10 due to the consistent play of the oline.

With this WR corp?


When McCown played with Galloway (vs Saints and Texans) the offense averaged 6.168 yards per play. New England's historic offense averaged 6.219 yards per play in the regular season.

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#14 : May 20, 2008, 12:02:36 PM

Top 10 due to the consistent play of the oline.

With this WR corp?
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