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    • G.O.A.T. Pellets

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      First a question for the PR writers – Have you witnessed the Bucs running a lot of Shotgun Formation in practice? If so, what are your thoughts, to that point? I'm shocked there hasn't been a thread covering this yet, so here goes...Looking at the limited videos posted on the main Buccaneers and NFL sites, it appears most of the timing passes coming out of McCown's hands(so beautifully) are delivered to him via a shotgun snap. I know it's all speculation(as of now), but if we do implement more of that look, I'll be absolutely stoked. Given the quick hit, speed in space, play to our strengths chatter we've heard regarding our offense, I feel like the shotgun would truly open up the full potential of our offense. Hell even Josh "snorts" Freeman looked half way decent in a high-tempo shotgun offense. If you watch Peyton Manning(I'm not comparing our QBs in any way) in the shotgun, he gets a better look at the overall defensive set-up, as opposed to face down in a sea of angry defenders(under center). From the shotgun Josh could read the D from a birds nest...if he sees the over the top throw open(to V-Jax or Mike Evans), off coverage(for bubble screens and slants), or a weak box (for a quick hit run) he can better diagnose and react. I also feel that with Josh's athleticism he'd be in a better position to move the chains with his legs from a shotgun formation. In addition, I must say that I can't help myself and have zero interest in tempering my enthusiasm...I feel like the Bucs are going to shock the NFL this season. ESPN lists our top 15 players(with 1,2,3 still yet to post) on the Bucs blog - http://espn.go.com/blog/tampa-bay-buccaneers1 - 2 - 3. Would have to be a combination of G-Mac, David, & Dotson (likely in that order)4. V-Jax - 5. Martin - 6. Verner - 7. Johnson - 8. Barron - 9. Goldson - 10. Collins - 11. Foster - 12. McCown - 13. Evans - 14. Banks - 15. Seferian-JenkensThe only argument I could make is the fact that Tim Wright is the more valuable player at TE(until otherwise proven by ASJ). For you math whiz types, that's 6 of our 15 best players having not been on our roster last year. Let's call it a net improvement of 5, since Revis surely would have made that list. So, we are 33% better at the top of our roster(Elite players), we have insane depth(we will cut some really good players), we have a proven coach in Lovie, we finally hired a proven "offenseive mind" in Tedford(albeit not on the NFL level), and our fan base is amped to early Gruden levels. In closing...I can't freaking wait for the season...TAMPA....

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    • Anonymous

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      Verner should be much higher on this list.  I think more than any one player that we have gotten via FA, he’s the one that the fans will take to quickly.  He just wants to play football and Lovie has been keen on getting those types of players on our roster.  ..........BAY!

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    • Anonymous

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      My guess, based I what I remember of Tedford’s offense when he was at Cal, is that they’ll run the ball a lot.  They could run out of the shotgun… or pistol… but, I think they’ll try to set up play action from under center.  Just my guess, tho’…

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    • Anonymous

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      Verner should be much higher on this list.  I think more than any one player that we have gotten via FA, he's the one that the fans will take to quickly.  He just wants to play football and Lovie has been keen on getting those types of players on our roster.  ..........BAY!

      Totally agree on Verner! If he plays up to his potential in our system.... We could be dealing with a perennial All-Pro.In my opinion he is Ronde Barber 2.0. (Potentially)

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    • Anonymous

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      Verner should be much higher on this list.  I think more than any one player that we have gotten via FA, he's the one that the fans will take to quickly.  He just wants to play football and Lovie has been keen on getting those types of players on our roster.  ..........BAY!

      Totally agree on Verner! If he plays up to his potential in our system.... We could be dealing with a perennial All-Pro.In my opinion he is Ronde Barber 2.0. (Potentially)

      Yep, he's a little rangier than Rhonde but he does play very similar type football.  He'll be a great influence on the younger guys in our secondary from a work ethic standpoint.

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    • Anonymous

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      I’ll put it this way…We're lucky to have lovie, and not tedford as HC.Because damn, ..it feels odd to have a HC that doesn't have to go through OJT.

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    • Anonymous

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      Would one of the writers please take the time to answer this…

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    • Anonymous

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      I would love to see more shotgun. When I read that there would be more quick rear throws that was what I envisioned. I’m all for balance and love a good running game but it would be nice to have an offense that is always on the attack. That’s how Chip Kelly’s offense is and they run the ball a lot.I also agree that I'd swap ASJ and Wright.

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    • Anonymous

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      This may give you some ideas on how Tedford will proceed…  his offense from 2004.  (includes lots of different screens, play action passes, run-heavy)http://www.footballxos.com/download/offense/college-offense/2004-Cal-Offense-Jeff-Tedford.pdfWarning:  approx 224 PAGES of plays...  I'm sure it's changed quite a bit... 

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    • Anonymous

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      This may give you some ideas on how Tedford will proceed...  his offense from 2004.  (includes lots of different screens, play action passes, run-heavy)http://www.footballxos.com/download/offense/college-offense/2004-Cal-Offense-Jeff-Tedford.pdfWarning:  approx 224 PAGES of plays...  I'm sure it's changed quite a bit...

      That is a monster of a playbook...I'm hoping he's seen the light on the shotgun formation, since 2004. Thanks for digging that up.

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    • Anonymous

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      This offense looks like it could be trouble for cover two teams.

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