Bucs Could Have Strong WR Rotation

August 20th, 2013

With the addition of Kevin Ogletree, left, the Bucs may have the deepest group of wide receivers in franchise history.

No, Joe just cannot peg the Bucs as winning the NFC South. Atlanta is too strong and the Bucs simply have too many question marks for Joe to go there.

Greg Bedard, one of the platoon of writers hired by Olive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerkingbeer-chuggingcricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïve, baseball box score-reading Peter King to type for his website, theMMQB.com, took copious notes when the Bucs practiced with the Pats in Bedard’s former stomping grounds and believes one thing the Bucs could have is a strong bevy of wide receivers.

I think I had two overriding thoughts as I watched the Buccaneers go through two padded practices and a game against the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., this past week, and they revolved around the offense. If the Bucs are going to go anywhere, they need two things to happen: Two players not named Doug Martin and Vincent Jackson are going to have to emerge as weapons, and quarterback Josh Freeman is going to have to be more consistent. On the first point, receiver Mike Williams has been a consistent contributor over his first three seasons—65, 65 and 63 receptions, respectively—but will he be the same player after receiving a big contract this offseason? He was nothing more than average against the Patriots last week. Conversely, free agent pickup Kevin Ogletree (who never had more than 32 catches in a season in four years in Dallas) was outstanding, so that bodes well for receiver rotation. As for Freeman, he looked to be the same player he’s always been—a wildly inconsistent but physically gifted quarterback. Most of his problems seem to stem from his footwork; specifically, his strides appear erratic. If Freeman finally gets it, and the Bucs get constant contributions from Williams and Ogletree, they’ll be dangerous.

The wide receiver rotation should be a Bucs strength. With Ogletree and Tiquan Underwood, and hopefully Chris Owusu can stay healthy and overcome his fear of bright lights, this very well may be the deepest the Bucs have been at wide receiver since Chucky’s first year with the Bucs, which ended in Chucky holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy aloft in victory on a February San Diego night.

It’s a far cry from the lot of receivers Father Dungy trotted out for the Bucs in the late 1990s.

45 Responses to “Bucs Could Have Strong WR Rotation”

  1. Architek Says:

    Again this is the general sediment – freeman or busts. I don’t really know what to say but I hope Dominik knew of Freeman mechanical issues when he drafted him.

    It’s not looking good so far. Same story so far.

  2. the_buc_realist Says:

    its down to a 4 game “tryout” for Freeman. Then the bye-week to start the Glennon Era!

  3. Couch Fan Says:

    A consistent QB would make this offense elite. Here’s to hoping.

  4. Architek Says:

    This is a very combustible situation because Freeman could costs jobs!

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Joe says
    “No, Joe just cannot peg the Bucs as winning the NFC South. Atlanta is too strong and the Bucs simply have too many question marks for Joe to go there.”

    I’ll go there. The Bucs WILL win the NFC South this year. Watch and see.

    the_buc_realist Says:
    “…its down to a 4 game “tryout” for Freeman. Then the bye-week to start the Glennon Era!”

    Fortunately, the Bucs do not operate according to your claims or desires. Josh Freeman will have a fantastic season.

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Prediction: Eric Page will make the team. Owusu will be on PS.

  7. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Everyday, every article, dedicated to bashing all things Buccaneers. Is there a life outside of JBF for you “realist”?

    The hatred for Josh is getting pretty ridiculous. Not believing is one thing but rooting against the guy is quite another and that is exactly what “realist” is doing.

    If Glennon turns out to be better then Josh, then great. I am all for it. But someone that considers himself a “realist” should realize that it is quite the slim chance he is ever anything more than a journeyman backup ala Orlovsky. I know you think that is still better than Freeman but that is simply not true.

    Really can’t wait to kick the season off already. The tampax are probably on back order at every store with the amount of menstruation going on in Tampa right now.

  8. Fritz50 Says:

    “. Josh Freeman will have a fantastic season.”

    I’m , more or less, a Freeman supporter, but I haven’t seen enough to go there , yet. Of course , I haven’t seen much of the first team at all. Brady, himself, god that he is, would’ve had trouble behind the Bucs line on Friday.

  9. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Bucs added another DE…Trevor Scott.

    You would think they’d be looking for OGs at this point, considering there are only two backups on the 90 man roster.

  10. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    ^^Yeah, Joe already wrote an article on it.


  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    Now that right there was funny! 🙂

  12. the_buc_realist Says:

    its not what i want…. It is what appears to be happening…. The third game will be revealing as to what Coach Schiano and the Front Office are leaning towards. Sorry if my interpretation ruffles your feathers WCBF.

  13. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    WCBF, great post! Love your humor and take on this.

  14. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Doesn’t ruffle MY feathers. Just curious how a man lives his life day in and day out pissing and moaning in the comment section of a blog. Never happy or excited about literally anything to do with the Bucs.

    I mean, what would it honestly take for you to be happy? We signed the best free agent WR last year and he turned out great. BUT all you have to say about it is that he is over thirty. Freeman improved dramatically in every statistical category from 2011 (including wins) but it is still not enough for you. The best GMs in the league get one to two “good” players per draft but you criticize Dom for this very thing.

    I really doubt there is anything that will change your tune “realist”. We could win a Super Bowl and you would call it a fluke.

  15. SacBucs Says:

    WCBF didnt do nothing but bite wat I said about all you know it alls the other day..Biter!

    I said I see so many cry babies on this site everday on every article I wonder if any of you got a LIFe outside JBF.

    I see the more popular kids on this site all trying to band together against the few non-homer. Thats B!ttch sh!t!

    You brown noser dont know split about foolballs!

  16. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    ^^I literally have no idea what you just said.

    Google translator doesn’t know either.

    What is a “foolballs”?

  17. Couch Fan Says:


    SacBucs is my fav poster!

  18. SacBucs Says:

    You aint from the wet west then if you cant comprehend! Comprenday! Thats that smart alec stuff homes!

    Dont say you dont understand me cause I used one word you dont understand! You sound like these school teacher fat old nerds tryna correct others english. Professor english major! Lol

    Foolsball is a quote from the movie” Waterboy” Bobby booshay momma called football foolsball.

    Yall know so much keep up with current events.

    Couch I see thru your sarcastic humor trying to prevoke a argument with a TRU Buc Fan.

    Its gucci tho couch


    Sorry Realist, I’m fairly new to JBF and from what I have seen the majority of your comments are totally negative !!!!!!! Just calling it like I see it. STAY STONG BUC FANS !!!!!!!

  20. Eric Says:

    Winning the Division is no accomplishment at all.

  21. Couch Fan Says:

    Not humor SacBucs your my fav poster. Everytime you post, I cant stop laughing. Not sure how that is trying to start an argument. Take it for what it is buddy. All in good fun! lol

  22. Bobby Says:

    @SacBucs…..3 words buddy…”Hooked On Phonics”.

  23. PRBucFan Says:

    Normally I can understand you but I lost ya in that first sentence jajaja.

    I am with Couch though, been waiting all summer for your return to the boards so that I can have a nice laugh as well.

  24. WestCoastBucsFan Says:


    You’re right “homes”, I ain’t from the “wet west”. I just live in the “wet west”. I am “from” Tampa. I have lived here long enough to know that people don’t call each other “homes” out here. And I have plenty of hispanic friends (my wife is hispanic).

    Yall know so much keep up with current events

    ^^In reference to “The Waterboy”. lol. A movie from the 90’s does not count as “current events”. lol

    And for the record, Bobby’s mother calls it “foosball” not “foolsball”. Educate yourself “homes”.


    I see what these guys are talking about though, you are pretty funny.

  25. WestCoastBucsFan Says:


    No, I don’t “comprende”.

  26. Biff Barker Says:

    Why all the incessant sack nibbling going on over the QB situation when they both have so much in common?
    Neither are ready to lead this team to the playoffs.

  27. SacBucs Says:

    Couch its gucci! definition: its all good.

    I dont come to my favorite site to argue. I come to drop my opinion read a opinion or 2 from others and compare them. I like some of the good posters insight on the bucs. I get so bored with NFL network with their zero coverage of the bucs. I read all the stuff on buccaneers.com already. The dont seem to get it to me like Joe does.

    I discovered this site from surfing thru 620 and spoting that morning cup of joe. Been here every since!

    Joe bring it to you better the Scott Ian the big dog steve etc. Its hot off the presses with joe first thing in the

  28. Vern4499 Says:

    I’m really getting a good laugh out of these comments. Keep it up guys. I might have to go visit “The Wet West!!!” Hahaha

  29. SacBucs Says:

    That filter is a mofo joe.. I cant even get at wcbf proper.
    All I got say is..You from tampa that explains it. My Family is hispanic so tuck your race card. Lol

    You took one word out my post and tried to make me sound stupid. Thats how I know you from Tampa. You think you better then me huh? Not!

  30. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    lol. Is THAT how you know I am from Tampa?

    You called me a “biter” and a “brown noser” but I am trying to make you sound stupid?

    Do you even lift bro?

  31. SacBucs Says:

    Nah bobby hooked on hydroponic listening to doctor dre the chronic lifting weights like Im bionic..Come get you a bar partna!

    Professor keen bean! And not the kind of beans you eat smart guy!

  32. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    lol, where exactly do you think you are right now?

  33. SacBucs Says:

    I do more then lift.. What the hell does that have to do with the price of gas.

    if you wasso smart you would of read my previous post and seen why I called you a biter.

    I called you a brown noser bc you with the in crowd on JBF.

    I have been reading your comments for a while now I know you good enough to know I know what I know!

    You bite off my line that said I wonder if any of you fudger have a life outside of JBF. If you comment on every article everyday then im talking to you.

  34. SacBucs Says:

    On earth Einstien where do you think your are?

  35. Couch Fan Says:

    I have been reading your comments for a while now I know you good enough to know I know what I know!


    So if you’ve been reading her comments for a while now… that means you have been here just as much as she has… which means, you must have no life either… Right? Lol

  36. PRBucFan Says:

    And I agree lol, leave the race card alone

  37. SacBucs Says:

    There you go again Couch.. That she is a he smart guy! I took 5mth off for off seasoning training for football. I took a break but I still kept up with the reading no comments tho.

    I gave you a explanation when nobody desrtves one!

    Ya know it alls!

  38. Couch Fan Says:

    I took a break but I still kept up with the reading no comments tho.


    What did you take a break from if you kept up with the reading? Commenting?

    So its ok if you read the articles everyday but bad if you comment every day? Lol. I like the logic.

  39. the_buc_realist Says:

    SacBucs for President!!!

  40. Bobby Says:

    @Sac…LOL! Now THAT’s entertainment!!

  41. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    I do more then lift.. What the hell does that have to do with the price of gas.

    lol. What?

    You bite off my line that said I wonder if any of you fudger have a life outside of JBF.

    lol. I didn’t “bite off anyone’s line”. Please don’t flatter yourself. You aren’t the first person to say “do you have a life…”. If you said it on another article, that is great but it had nothing to do with what I said.

    You are hilarious. I will second the “realists” vote for presidency.

    One more thing:

    “I called you a brown noser bc you with the in crowd on JBF.

    I am just trying to figure out the logic here. You spell out the word “you” but abbreviate the word “because”? Who writes like this?

  42. Gus Numbers Says:

    This could be one of the funniest interactions I’ve seen on this site. Priceless

  43. SacBucs Says:

    Thanks the realest if im president one day you can be my vice. I need a dude like you to keep me on my toes. Make me see it from another view.

    WCBF I dont want know no funk dude its gucci. I dont need to get the last word you won! Your degree of intelligence is far greater then mines. Never knew you needed a IQ test to post on JBF. All the grammar police stuff has got to cease fire. Your brain is far more advanced then my puni human pea brain. Im not from your planet. Im from 3rd earth. I speak ebonics sharpen steel and shovel sh!t in the coal mines of the ghetto. Im not pulling no cards out. Im just stating Im nothing like you.

    Couch I answrr your question in the post above yours. Off seasoning training for football but yall calling me stupid. I really hate posting comments on JBF sometimes bc some hater always pops up with that school teachers pet correct your paper like you a professor a$$ $h!t. Reminds me of these girls I use to blank in Jr high!

    Yall like how I used that blank huh? Go ahead and bite my writing style. I know yall need guidance I can help you not fit in with the majorities.

    To all the Grammar police..I hope you get paid for brown nosing bia!

    Bobby you need to step off dude. You dont know me homie.

    PRBucFan your one of the posters who made me wanna stop commenting so pat yourself on the back.
    You know what I nicknamed you7

  44. Buc1987 Says:

    This is a BANDWAGON fan

    SacBucs says :
    He shood sound down with thaat weak sauce coaching from college. The whole team will be tired by mid season. Find a real defensive coordinator. Demote dom to asst. Wateva!
    Tell Schiano thi$ the PRO$ that elementry school pop warnerway of coaching aint flying. Bill sheridan defense is suspect.
    I wont stress off the bucs ever again until we get a real organization.
    Im sick of being the Raiders of the NFC or the wizards of the NBA. I will not spend my money on season tickets until we have a team worth a dam.
    Meredith and Carimi looked better at tackles then our starters

  45. SacBucs Says:

    Bucs 1987 you the old fat nerd wiyh smart remark I was talking about.

    Hell yeah I said every word and not ashamed of it bia!
    You tell that to the sports bars I been paying hundreds of dollars too for the last 15yrs to watch MY bucs. You tell that to the sports authority where I paid for these 15 buc jerseys. You tell that to every one of my homies who watch me ride or die with bucs and say that bench. They might beat yo arse for lying on me.

    The end of that quote said I wanna win the whole thing.

    I wanna win for years to come Im sick of being average! That was a frustrated fan. Not a bandwagoneer!

    You one of the maggotrons on the site cornball. You bash everything that comes your way lil boy. Grow up