Time For Some Bucs Math

June 12th, 2010

At the risk of setting himself up for scorn and ridicule, Joe will confess that he likely didn’t have much of a shot at landing a scholarship at the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Joe was pretty good at English, humbly admits he was outstanding in history, had to work to get decent grades in science and biology (yet somehow in college got a B in anatomy) and was simply atrocious at math.

If Joe had to take algebra in college, he’d still be in college. Thank God journalism majors don’t need to count much (man’s greatest invention sans the Internet, DirecTV and the remote control was the calculator).

But when it comes to football math, Joe can find the solution to a riddle. Joe wonders how many of his readers can as well.

Yesterday, Joe transcribed a local radio interview where Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman appeared on a show with a Yiddish-sounding name and spoke about his receivers, in particular Mark Bradley, Reggie Brown, the rookies (Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams) as well as rookie free agent wide receivers.

In a TBO.com article typed by Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune, Richardson rattled off the names of Bucs receivers Freeman is giddy about throwing to this fall.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman cannot wait to air it out this season.

Freeman’s eyes light up when talking about throwing deep passes to rookies Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn. He speaks constantly about Maurice Stovall and Sammie Stroughter’s ability to get open. It is almost as if Freeman envisions Greg Olson’s playbook as a joystick on Madden 2010.

While the NFL is a pass happy league, Tampa Bay cannot win consistently without committing to the run this season.

In a radio interview on “The Blitz” in April, with co-hosts Adam Schein and Rich Gannon heard exclusively on Sirius NFL Radio, Bucs general manager Mark Dominik spoke at length about the Bucs wide receivers mentioning by name Reggie Brown, Mark Bradley, Mo Stovall, Sammie Stroughter, Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams.

In a total of three different interviews in three different mediums, the Bucs general manager and the Bucs franchise quarterback never mentioned a certain wide receiver.

Can any of Joe’s readers decipher the missing receiver?

Once you come to the conclusion, anyone want to guess why said receiver’s name has never been mentioned when discussing the 2010 season?

13 Responses to “Time For Some Bucs Math”

  1. Eric Says:

    Stovall has the “ability to get open”? Freeman is “giddy” over the wideouts?

    Somebody get that man some medication!

    Also, I didn’t realize Joe was a nun!

  2. FlBoy84 Says:

    The lack of Clayton’s name being mentioned has been a VERY common theme in just about every interview read the past few months, from both players ans coaches. Hope it’s a sign of things to come, but almost seems like everyone is under a gag order not to mention a certain WR’s name. Maybe Dominik is hoping if “he who should not be named” isn’t talked about, maybe the contract doesn’t exist either. Either that, or he’s been watching way too many Harry Potter movies lately.

  3. lightningbuc Says:

    Joe, haven’t you heard? Clayton is moving to fullback to utilize his blocking abilities.

  4. Eric S Says:

    Is the answer Kevin House? Gerald Carter? Alvin Harper? Danny Peebles? This is a tough one.

    Picturing Joe as a nun is a frightening image that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

  5. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Just imagine:

    If you don’t read JBF.com we’ll find you and get you:


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  7. Mr. Lucky Says:

    This is what happens when Joe drinks too much Caybrew and starts reading his own posts:


  8. FLorida Girl Says:

    Can you blame them for omitting his name? Just the reference to the skillett draws the outrage from the fanbase. Team Dominik is taking guidance from resident PR genie on staff.

  9. Joe Says:

    Picturing Joe as a nun is a frightening image that will haunt me for the rest of my life.


  10. Mark Says:

    Edell Sheppard!

  11. Z-BucFan Says:

    I would have guessed Clayton, but you asked about a receiver and not a stone-handed blocking icon. Can you seriously blame anyone on the Bucs for trying to pretend he’s not on the team anymore?

  12. Mr. Lucky Says:

    You mean the rumor that Clayton was holding Derrick Ward’s hand while Ward was having a root canal isn’t true? 🙁

  13. drdneast Says:

    Maybe it’s because Clanghands is ducking out realy from the OTA’s like he did last year. It’s all Grudens fault.