Postscripts — Tuesday update

Postscripts is my official Bucs blog, with analysis, breaking news, links to top features and injury reports. Today it's all about the quarterbacks, Monte Kiffin and the untimely death of Redskins safety Sean Taylor.

You'd better keep Monte, 10:15 a.m.

Bucs defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin is being linked to the head-coaching opening at Nebraska, where he spent 10 years as an assistant and his former boss is now the athletic director. Would he take the job? He wouldn't comment after the game on Sunday, but the Bucs had better do all they can to keep him. Read my reasons why in my recent "Quick Hit" article by

Then, read Kiffin's "Press Pass," a premium Q&A off of an interview after Sunday's game. It will educate you on why he made certain calls in certain situations against the Redkins. It's a great opportunity to improve your football I.Q. You'll need to be a subscriber, but it's well worth it. To read it,

Buchanon's reaction, 10:10 a.m.

This article was written before Redskins safety Sean Taylor's death Tuesday morning, but Bucs corner and former Taylor teammate Phillip Buchanon was shocked by the shooting on Monday. Here's the article at Tampabay.com.

The QB carousel, 10:08 a.m.

I examined this yesterday in my blog, but here's Rick Stroud's examination of the QB situation and what may happen on Sunday, courtesy of Tampabay.com.

Catching up with Kevin, 10:06 a.m.

Kevin Carter recorded his 100th sack on Sunday, a milestone only a handful of defensive ends and tackles have accomplished. How did he get there? More importantly, how did he become one of the league's most respected players? St. Pete Times columnist John Romano examines Carter's life and career in this article at Tampabay.com.

OL putting it on their shoulders, 10:02 a.m.

In the aftermath of the offense's sorry performance on Sunday, several offensive linemen are putting the weight of those failures on their shoulders, saying that it doesn't matter who the quarterback is. They have to block better. Find out their logic in this article at TBO.com.

Let the debate begin, 10 a.m.

As the week progresses, expect the debate to rage about who should be Jeff Garcia's replacement on Sunday, should Garcia not play. Should it be Bruce Gradkowski or Luke McCown? I'll be doing a comparison piece on the two later in the week, but the Tampa Tribune's Martin Fennelly appears to be firmly in McCown's corner, if his latest column is any indication. Read his reasons why at TBO.com. I'm with Fennelly on this one, personally. I've made it clear through my writing during training camp what I think of the two quarterbacks. Check McCown's bio at Bucsblitz.com for previous stories.

A sad day for the Redskins, 9:59 a.m.

News broke early this morning that Redskins safety Sean Taylor died of the gunshot wound he suffered early Monday morning. The Redskins are obviously mourning his loss, as well as the Taylor family and his close friends. Here is the Associated Press story on Taylor's death, courtesy of TBO.com.


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