Bucs Buzz — July 31

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The big story on Tuesday morning was Chris Simms and the quarterback's possible injury.

The Tampa Tribune filed its own story on the report that Simms is suffering from either a sore are or a disorder called — proprioception. In other offensive news, running back Michael Pittman said he's ready to become a primary target of Jeff Garcia in the revamped passing game.

The St. Petersburg Times, broke the report, and this link will take you to the video report that sparked Monday's press conference. Plus, here's the story. Columnist John Romano writes that the Bucs' flirtation with free agent quarterback Daunte Culpepper needs to become an affair.

In the Orlando Sentinel, along with all the Simms coverage, Chris Harry wrote about running back Cadillac Williams and his desire to reclaim his 2005 form.

The Bradenton Herald's Roger Mooney breaks down the Buccaneers' possible use of the shotgun this season.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Tom Balog writes about the good vibrations the arrival of LB Cato June has produced this training camp.

Fort Myers News-Press writer David Dorsey take a look at linebacker Derrick Brooks and defensive end Kevin Carter, two of the NFL's iron men.

Over at ESPN, Len Pasquarelli writes that head coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Jeff Garcia share the same, grinder's mentality when it comes to football.

The Buccaneers may not have that much time to act on Culpepper. This Contra-Costa Times report says that the Oakland Raiders are giving him a look at rookie quarterback JaMarcus Russell, holds out.

And where is former Bucs tight end Ken Dilger now? Find out in this article in the Evansville Courier and Press, as he talks about his life after football.


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