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  • DJRamFan
    [Bucs] Game balls
    DJRamFan
    By Times Staff
    Published October 11, 2004

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    Brian Griese, Bucs quarterback: Sometimes, calm and efficient is better than flash and sizzle.

    Michael Pittman, Bucs running back: Bucs linebacker Derrick ) Brooks said it best, "In the end, he refused to go down."

    Jeff Gooch, Bucs linebacker: Shelton Quarles set a high standard. Gooch maintained it after Quarles got hurt.

    Chris Simms, Bucs quarterback: His starting debut was too brief, but he played long enough to give the Bucs the spark they needed.

    [Last modified October 11, 2004, 09:19:06]
    -10-11-2004, 02:27 PM
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    Bucs to resign Griese
    Guest
    Looks like they are going to make a long term commitment to this guy. Bit risky IMO, he has been a bit of a headcase in the past:

    Just in case, Bucs talk to Garcia...
    -02-27-2005, 04:09 AM
  • AvengerRam_old
    Bucs @ Rams - Pick the Score
    AvengerRam_old
    No smack, no discussion, just scores...

    Rams 27
    Bucs 16
    -10-12-2004, 11:24 AM
  • RamDez
    Rams SINK the Bucs
    RamDez
    Woooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooo


    -12-23-2012, 02:17 PM
  • DJRamFan
    [Bucs] Bucs Ready To Prove They're Better Than 1-4
    DJRamFan
    Published: Oct 16, 2004






    TAMPA - There is no denying the Bucs are 1-4, but ask just about anyone in their locker room, and they'll tell you that record is not an accurate reflection of their ability and that they're eager to show it Monday against St. Louis.
    ``We are 1-4 in reality but this is a chance to prove that record is not indicative of the character of this team and that we're in fact better than that,'' DE Simeon Rice said.

    Many Bucs said they want to prove that to the rest of the league, but some said it's more important to prove that to the players in their own locker room.

    ``Right now it's a matter of us proving to ourselves that we're better than 1-4,'' WR Charles Lee said. ``We know what kind of character we have in here and nobody is going to quit.''

    QB Brian Griese isn't about to quit. Not when he suddenly has a chance to take the starting quarterback job away from the injured Chris Simms, but he said he's most concerned right now with keeping the Bucs on a winning track.

    ``This is a team that's very hungry and one that understands that we've let an opportunity slip away,'' said Griese, who will make his first start for the Bucs.

    ``We also understand that it's early in the season and that no matter what anybody says, no matter what injuries we might have, that we can get back into this and do something this season.''

    MANY HAPPY RETURNS: Led by Torrie Cox, who ranks second in the NFC with a 26.2- yard kick return average, the Bucs have the fifth-best mark in the NFL.

    The Bucs punt return team hasn't kept pace. That unit ranks 29th in the league with a 4.3-yard average, and the decision to replace injured returner Joey Galloway with Tim Brown seems to be one reason for the low rating.

    Brown has stood back as the Bucs punt returner 11 times this season, but has only returned three punts, the longest for 8 yards. Brown has called for a fair catch on the others, a move that Coach Jon Gruden defended this week.

    ``In fairness to the punt returners, I have never seen guys punt the ball like they are punting it to us,'' Gruden said. ``Some of these are orbital, majestic blows and there is going to be no return.''

    Still, Gruden admitted that the Bucs believe they can do better on punt returns and said it may not be long before they start working someone else there.

    ``We tried to get Michael Clayton to do that,'' Gruden said. ``He is not quite ready for that, although he will be in time. You need a great decision-maker and a sure-handed man back there.''

    Cox is another possibility. Gruden said Friday that Cox has been working on returning punts and the Bucs may use him there if he proves capable of handling the ball without incident.

    THE GREATEST RAP OF ALL: Former league...
    -10-16-2004, 04:09 PM
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