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April 29, 2013 @ 11:57 am
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Landi Heads Up List Of Bucs Undrafted Free Agents

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The Buccaneers have officially agreed to terms with several undrafted college players and will host a three-day mini-camp for all rookies later this week.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have agreed to terms with the following college free agents:

Deveron Carr
Cornerback 5-11 190 Arizona State

Jerry Johnson
Wide Receiver 6-3 211 UCLA

Evan Landi
Tight End 6-3 236 South Florida

Rashaan Melvin
 Cornerback 6-2 193 Northern Illinois

D.J. Monroe
Wide Receiver 5-9 175 Texas

Willie Moseley
Linebacker 6-5 251 Buffalo

Brice Schwab
Tackle 6-7 302 Arizona State

Akeem Shavers
Running Back 5-11 203 Purdue

Adam Smith
Guard 6-5 325 Western Kentucky

Branden Smith
Cornerback 5-11 182 Georgia

Nick Speller
Tackle 6-5 334 UMASS

Jason Weaver
Tackle 6-5 305 Southern Mississippi

Tim Wright
Wide Receiver 6-4 220 Rutgers

Tampa Bay will hold a three-day rookie mini-camp later in the week, although no official dates and times has been announced.



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    Glad to read - so far everyone has Free´s back. @tjbucsman: Freemans scrambling abillity might realy do the difference, as last season, IMO it looked like he was forced to stay in the pocket (maybe to "train" him finding an open man - understanding how his WR´s react to finding a "soft spot", when play breaks down and now he will be "unleashed"). @Atrain-40: A)+B) I´m just pointing out the weak spots (not facts, just my opinions) in order to create a discussion. I could also just posting what i like about this team, but why should i? I see this discussions, as looking for improvements and "predicting" about the future of this team(you can post about whatever you want to, too). Like a coach on the field would do: He´s not going to say "well done" everytime sth was good. But he should always say what was wrong, in order to make you better.C) D): Football is not life, but sth very important to me; i guess for you too? Everytime i´m online, i look for Bucs news and read others opinions, so that i´m up-to-date, you know? Then write sth too... @horse: Nice, wise, classy from youre side. Respect where it´s due.
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    All things considered Dominik and Schiano consider they have done a good job with the draft this year. We fans really do not know much about these players and Dominik, Schiano, position coaches and scouts do a very thorough background check covering just about everything involving these prospective draft picks. Decisions are based on a community effort using every ones input. So it comes down to trusting these guys decisions. They certainly know a hell of a lot more than I do. I think they addressed pretty much all of the team needs with the exception of a tight end, linebacker and offensive tackle and guard. I think that Josh realizes that this is crunch time this year. He has to step up and make better decisions with the ball and scramble when he needs to. He did a pretty good job in 2010 running when he had to make a play.I think they will be better this year but remember that it is going to be a challenge getting all of these new players to buy into Schiano's kind of Buc ball and develop team unity and chemistry. GO BUCS!!!!!
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    When the Bucs traded up, I was real happy with the options at DT that were left on the board. Turns out that they drafted Spence, who?? Well, looking back, they traded up to get the player THEY wanted, not who we all thought they wanted. I think he fits the Bucs scheme better than the other guys they passed on and hopefully will turn out to be a better player in pewter and red. I think that is the case for most of the Bucs draft picks this year. They will all hopefully fit in real well and have a chance to play and make a difference. I can only hope the Bucs coach them up well and I will be cheering hard for them every Sunday!!!! It looks like we have a LOT of speed for our return game this year, I just hope we have enough time to sort through all the different options and figure it out before the season starts.
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    Call me crazy, but I really like this crop of draft picks. Not saying that some are going to be pro-bowlers or anything, but I think they all have the chance to play very well in our system. That is the key, in our system. That is why all the teams have their own draft boards. It is also why NO ONE can pick accurately who will be selected in the draft or by which teams. If everyone evaluated the players the same and all had the same needs as far as talent, whether it was the fast 40, or the bench or long jump, then they could all share one draft list. We would all have a better chance of knowing who each team would pick as far as their team needs by position, and all the so-called draft experts would be correct more often than not.
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    buc1932, QBs have a tendency to make bad decisions with a ton of fire breathing D-linemen in their face. Nix and Joseph will eleviate that somewhat we hope.
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    Just to clarify I agree with you owlycat -- there's no way glennon is a threat to josh for a few years
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    Owlycat-- I'll give you that glennon is whip smart according to most reports, but in those same reports he's ripped for making poor decisions... Josh is very intelligent and you can hear that in the way he speaks and interacts with the media. He also makes poor decisions at times. I think the difference is that this is frees second year in the same offense working on getting on the same page as the same receivers (again second yr in a row). Free and the receivers are working on the nuances of this offense already and have been all summer. I think we will see way less poor decisions made this year. I will be shocked if glennon beats him out and free doesn't sign a long term deal this year. Remember how long it took Eli to master this system and find the right receivers to work with...
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    louden, just a couple of thoughts: A) You must be one beaten down human being to have such a negative outlook on everything, B) We are talking about football here, this is not life and death stuff, C) Take a deep breath and wait at least until training camp to consider this a lost season and D) Please, for your own sake, find something else to do all day.
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    Atrain-40, that's not fair at all to what you said about Louden. That's a big judgement on your part and you don't even know the guy. He has the right to have an opinion and just because you disagree with it doesn't mean you have to be that critical.
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    I gotta go with Atrain-40. Good teams are glass is half full type teams, whereas bad teams are glass is half empty teams. When you criticize the Bucs draft picks, you are really criticizing the Bucs talent evaluators. Those guys haven't let us down yet and they've watched a whole lot more players on film than we have, plus they know talent better than we do to begin with. Tampa Bay Times just wrote an article about how Belichik is taking Rutgers players recruited by Greg Schiano. To me that says that Schiano knows talent. Ray Rice was rated 2 star coming out of high school. Schiano signed him and the rest is history. I guess the expert raters missed on that one. The Bucs are paying Schiano and Dominik a lot of money and I think the chemistry between them looks pretty strong. Those 3 defensive players Spence, Gholston and Means are physical freaks and I think they will turn out to be much better picks than everyone thinks. Banks was a nice addition in round 2 and the Bucs have put off taking a QB as high as round 3. I think Glennon will develop into a valuable back up. I hate to say it but I think Josh Freeman has a huge year in 2013.
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    Well Guys Tampa did great. Thay did a lot better tha alot better then some of the so call good teams.I give them A+ glh
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    No excuse, time for Freeman to produce. Love the kid but if this team stays healthy no reason we don't see the post season.
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    @jrwilson85: you may be right sir, but I think injurys are likely to happen. and we had the possibility to get good depth/development D-liner in draft + i was against the Revis trade and instead building through draft this year and getting missing pieces next year to finish the team and we could have had a very good team, for a long period of time. I understand we are on a (so far so good) way, to be a contender this year, but i don´t like the given risks and don´t say it play out, like the FO wishes is does. As of now, it would be a mirracle to have a legit team left, starting December. I´m maybe afraid and a bit too concerned, but i don´t like the look of things. I agree Glennon is no way near Freeman now, but like i pointed out, it could very well be, Free is will be gone and then Glennon leads us in his first (playing) season to a playoff (and gets beat badly). gosh, i´m thinking toooo much,i guess. @tblongo: i wish you are right, because i think 3-4 is harder to defend, and gives the D-coordinater more flexibility, in term of players he can use.
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    I have done some more digging on Glennon and found a few positives I was not aware of. First of all he is bright (now I know Freeman has put in the time studying different teams but I have never heard anyone say he is bright--which may be part of his problem), which means picking up our offense should be a snap for Glennon, especially given that he played in a Pro Offense in College. Secondly, I have now learned that one of the reasons his stats were not so good last year was a result of not very good linemen or wide receivers (who dropped too many of his passes), and that he had to sit behind Seattle's starting QB for three years before he really got his shot. All that may explain why he was under 60% last year and also why he has had trouble developing his footwork--which is hard to do when you are under distress a lot. Now, behind our line and with our talented receivers, and with good coaching by the Bucs, he may be able to overcome those problems. He panics too quick, but that may be because of his slight build. If he can bulk up he may be able to stand in there longer, like Freeman does. The one thing I don't think he can fix is his lack of escapability, however, Johnson, our QB when we won the Super Bowl was never mobile either. So I will give the kid some time and we'll see what develops. Right now I don't think he will scare Freeman.
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    The way they are drafting these linebackers with 6-4 plus height I have the feeling we are going to switch to a 3-4 defense soon.
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    Without a good SLot or TE Freeman will fail. Making winning even harder: if one D-liner gets injured, or Foster/David/Revis, the bucs are screwed and won´t be playing too good. Therefore, they can get rid of Freeman and get the missing pieces next Offseason. If Glennon is not too bad, they should reach the playoffs and Shiano will look like king genius, by reaching the playoffs with his 3rd rounder (who plays first season). But Glennon will not be good enough to get further in the playoffs, still, after years of not getting in there, Bucs fans will be happy and... let´s see what happens.. but this year we are going 8-8 plus/minus a game..
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    louden, take that exhaust pipe hose out of your mouth, things aren't nearly that bad. Freeman will be fine. There are a lot of ways to win in football. An improved Bucs defense may allow them to score fewer points and win. The return of Nix and Joseph greatly improves the running game and allows the Bucs to control the clock. Many of Freeman's woes came from playing from behind. Josh tried to do too much and it hurt the team. There is NO WAY Glennon is at the same level as Josh Freeman at this point and he may never be. With the acquisition of Revis and Goldson this team is "IN NO WAY" thinking about next season. They are poised to win THIS SEASON. When they win it won't be just on Freeman, football is the ultimate TEAM SPORT !!!!!
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    http://www.buffalobulls.com/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/moseley_willie_cel3 Big, quick and instinctive. Not bad hands either from a YouTube armchair scout perspective.
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    Well as someone stated, I also was thinking Sam when means was drafted but after some research on his college teammate Willie Mosley, I'm seeing something special in that kid for the Sam spot. 6-5 251 with great instincts and speed to drop back with tight ends and the size, strength, agility and toughness to go get the passer. I'll go off the grid and make my pick towards who might have the biggest impact out of this group and say, Willie. Kid can play.
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    buc1932 likes Adam "Wealth of Nations" Smith from WKU. They had a nice running game last year. Southern Miss had a tough year last year after losing Larry Fedora to the Tar Heels and losing a lot of good players as well. Hope Jason Weaver can help too because the Bucs need O-line depth. I wonder if they should pick up Eric Winston as a bridge at RT. The Bucs picked up some productive college RBs as free agents. Montel Harris ( BC & Temple), Akeem Shavers (Purdue). Both of these guys were very productive. They ran the ball well from scrimage and caught passes as well. Throw these guys into the mix with 2113 FA Brian Leonard, last years 7th round pick Michael Smith (Utah St.), this years 6th round pick Michael James (Miami) and Jeff Demps (Florida). These are serious guys and I'm thinking Doug Martin should have an adequate back up. Leonard can also play fullback so that adds to his worth. Demps is a kick returner el supremo, and could also run some wildcat plus play in the slot. Demps may be small in stature, but he is fearless and runs good up the middle.
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    I think Landi might be a real gem. Some of the best hands I have ever seen on a TE and has no fear of getting hit or delivering a block! Has good leaping ability and control of his body. Might not win a track race but on 3rd down or goal line or just a QB's best friend, he has all that you could want in a TE. ie..A similar version of Dallas Clark
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    Really like Adam smith - could develop into a Carl nicks like player. Watch especially weaver for RT, speller is nasty too and could be a RT project
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    buc1932 likes Adam "Wealth of a Nation" Smith from WKU. They had a nice running game last year. Southern Miss had a tough year last year after losing Larry Fedora to the Tar Heels and losing a lot of good players as well. Hope Jason Weaver can help too because the Bucs need O-line depth. I wonder if they should pick up Eric Winston as a bridge at RT. The Bucs picked up some productive college RBs as free agents. Montel Harris ( BC & Temple), Akeem Shavers (Purdue). Both of these guys were very productive. They ran the ball well from scrimage and caught passes as well. Throw these guys into the mix with 2113 FA Brian Leonard, last years 7th round pick Michael Smith (Utah St.), this years 6th round pick Michael James (Miami) and Jeff Demps (Florida). These are serious guys and I'm thinking Doug Martin should have an adequate back up. Leonard can also play fullback so that adds to his worth. Demps is a kick returner el supremo, and could also run some wildcat plus play in the slot. Demps may be small in stature, but he is fearless and runs good up the middle.
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    Thinking about it, the Bucs set themselves up to make a real Playoff run for next year: No Slot WR (maybe Edelmann becomes somewhat a speed weapon) nor TE. Making winning even harder: no D-lineman for rotation/injury secureness. If Freeman tests FA, gets paid and Bucs let Glennon start. With the cap savings from Freemans contract + draft, they finish the Bucs-product and get to the playoffs, but fail because Glennon is not good enough (yet). By that, Shiano will look like a genius. But in reality, we would have a perfect team, without a QB fitting the bill, because we let go a developed QB (Freeman), although it is also possible, that Glennon has more talent than Free.. that´s about to be seen. Both of them seem to be able to get the ball to a open WR (plus a rocket arm), but struggle to throw them open. Freeman made strikes in becoming more accurate on the deep ones and is still young.... It´s a bold move to replace him, but their is Pro´s and Con´s on both ways....glennon realy is bad in the pocket and Freeman is quite mobile. If Free stays (which somehow i hope), there could be a cap problem to get the missing pieces..as of now, i see the bucs going about 8-8, plus/minus 1 game.
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    lol,wut?
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    They are also saying (here at purdue at least) that we've signed purdue qb and tampa native Robert Marve. Just another arm for camp but interesting none the less.
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    Shavers could be a steal. I've watched him the last two years at purdue and he was pretty effective against the big ten defenses. Also a possibility to return kicks.
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    PewterReportMC, are any these guys a punt returner or kick off returner?
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    DJ Monroe did return some and is not too bad at it, but lacks elite/breakout speed
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    4.34 not elite?
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    Jeff Demps and DJ Monroe and I would like to see Micheal Smith again.
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    @Daddy Jax: Hupps, didn´t looked like a 4.34 guy^^ i hopin for M.Smith too
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