Bucs Buzz — August 3

"Bucs Buzz" is your daily dose of headlines on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from news outlets all over the internet. Check here every day to get your dose of the "Buzz."

"Bucs Buzz" is your daily dose of headlines on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from news outlets all over the internet. Check here every day to get your dose of the "Buzz."


Tampa Tribune columnist Martin Fennelly writes about the quarterback situation in Tampa Bay, and how Luke McCown's faith has allowed him to overcome his injury and stay supportive of Chris Simms. Also, Anwar Richardson posts five things you should know about McCown, now the hottest topic in camp. Of course, Bucsblitz.com brought you a story on McCown days ago. Check our Training Camp archive for the link to "Postscripts: McCown rising." Another Luke — Petitgout — hasn't had it easy. His former Giants general manager criticized him, and now a "sore body" has kept him off the practice field, Ira Kaufman writes. And a rainy practice led to a sloppy practice for a lot of wide receivers. Turns out, with the season opener in Seattle, this might have been a good thing. Oh, and guard Davin Joseph is out to put last year's slow start behind him.

St. Petersburg Times columnist Gary Shelton takes a shot at the Bucs organization, saying the actions of the past week regarding Simeon Rice and Chris Simms signal a crumbling credibility among management. Joanne Korth takes an inside look at the shotgun formation, from the center's perspective. And head coach Jon Gruden said the bad weather on Thursday was no excuse for the dropped passes.

In the Orlando Sentinel, Chris Harry writes that Petitgout and Gaines Adams, who has a strained triceps, are just playing it safe by sitting out practice.

Bradenton Herald reporter Roger Mooney writes that the heat of attention now surrounding McCown doesn't seem to bother him.

The Lakeland Ledger loves Tim Jones, which isn't surprising considering the USF product is a former Lakeland Kathleen product. Find out more about him in this Mike Cobb-written feature.

Tom Balog of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune writes that last year's defensive shortcomings have taught the Buccaneers to, be flexible in their approach.

David Dorsey of the Fort Myers News Press files his own piece on the wide receiver race between Maurice Stovall and Michael Clayton an article Bucsblitz.com brought you earlier this week.

Tim Layden at Sports Illustrated filed this postcard from Thursday's rainy practice.

And Palm Beach Post writer Jason Lieser gives us a review of Chris Simms travails of the last 10 months.


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