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Fennelly, Martin

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Fennelly, Martin

Bucs defense in a rush to pressure quarterback

- There are new faces on the defensive line. But the big Lovie-fest will get flattened if this front doesn’t put quarterbacks on their rumps, Martin Fennelly writes.

It’s strange to see Price become a Rays' foe

- Nineteen days after the Rays traded him, David Price was back, hugs everywhere. As Price slipped a few times, referring to the Rays as “We,” Martin Fennelly says it was a strange sight.

Evans learns a rookie lesson, but possibilities seem endless


— A blooper is no way to start your NFL career.

This start surely won't calm any nerves

- Josh McCown (see man behind crumbling pass protection) is still the Bucs' starting quarterback and Jeff Tedford is still the Bucs' offensive coordinator, no matter how it all looked in Friday's 16-10 loss in the preseason o...

Bucs' Barron looking to make a splash

- Safety Mark Barron has shown flashes during his first two NFL seasons.It’s not enough, columnist Martin Fennelly says, and Barron knows it.

Fennelly: Bucs counting on rebuilt offensive line

- Coach Lovie Smith and GM Jason Licht have overhauled the unit, and columnist Martin Fennelly wonders what fans can expect: granite or gelatin?

Fennelly: Brooks deserves spot among greats

- The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a better place now that Derrick Brooks is a member of that elite fraternity, Martin Fennelly writes.

Price trade was expected, but it still stings

- David Price was always going to be traded and it had to be done. He was always going to leave a franchise that can’t afford him. Still, Martin Fennelly says, the Rays didn’t get enough.

Rays shouldn’t think twice on Price if price is right

- That Rays going from last place to relevance complicates matters, but it shouldn’t stop a David Price deal, Martin Fennelly writes.

From beginning, Brooks was Carol’s ‘Bo’

- Carol Brooks, who has known ‘Bo’ since the fourth grade, always made sure football was left at the door. Derrick is a husband and father at home, not a sports celebrity, Martin Fennelly writes.

Derrick Brooks a champion for children, too

- The former Bucs' star will be inducted Saturday into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but for all of his on-field accolades he also had an unwavering desire to help — especially kids.

Derrick Brooks: What community peers are saying


What community peers are saying about Derrick Brooks:

Rays, Big Babi go at each other again

- You’d never know Tampa Bay is in fourth place and Boston is in last when David Ortiz is at the plate and a Ray is pitching, writes columnist Martin Fennelly.

No #longform, but here are another 548 words on Bucs

- It's the Summer of Lovie, and after so much offseason discussion about the hiring of Lovie Smith as Bucs coach, Martin Fennelly says it's finally time to just watch him work.

Tiger Woods buzz is back despite all the doubts

- If Tiger Woods does anything at this British Open, there will be talk about courage and perseverance, because Tiger will be back to save golf all over again. It will be nauseating. Can we get over this guy already? No, Mart...

Surge aside, there’s a mountain to climb for Rays

- For 10 days, the Rays played like they were supposed to play this season, that or they were master illusionists, enough to invoke “anything is possible.” That said, Martin Fennelly says, the Rays still face huge...

Electric Bolts prospect Drouin ready to go forward

- Jonathan Drouin had never been left behind, but he LIghtning did that last year by sending him back to Halifax. Martin Fennelly says he’s ready to play in the NHL, and eventually make magic with Steven Stamkos for ye...

U.S. soccer loss not a surprise, but reality bites

- Not even goalkeeper Tim Howard could save the United States, which wound up winning and tying once, and losing twice at the World Cup. Martin Fennelly says U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann was right all along: It is unrealistic ...

The greatest Buc of all time: Derrick Brooks

- Football just scratches the surface of Derrick Brooks, writes Martin Fennelly. Has anyone ever walked a straighter line to greatness? And stopped to help more people?

With Price, it’s only a matter of when

- David Price tipped his cap and waved to fans who stood and cheered what might have been his last start at Tropicana Field with the Rays. Martin Fennelly says it’s a deal the Rays have to make.