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Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Martin Fennelly Columns

Bucs defense in a rush to pressure quarterback
COLUMN

Bucs defense in a rush to pressure quarterback

TAMPA — Wednesday, Bucs defensive end Adrian Clayborn was asked about the defensive line’s pass rush last season.
Updated: 8 hours ago
It's strange to see David Price become a Rays' foe
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It's strange to see David Price become a Rays' foe

ST. PETERSBURG — The video tribute, now a Rays tradition, right up there with unloading star pitching for cheaper brands, came in the middle of the second inning Tuesday night. There he was, up on the big board at Tropicana Field, getting big o...
Published: 08/20/14
Evans learns a rookie lesson, but possibilities seem endless
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Evans learns a rookie lesson, but possibilities seem endless

TAMPA — A blooper is no way to start your NFL career.
Published: 08/16/14
This start surely won't calm any nerves

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 opener, Martin Fennelly writes.
Published: 08/08/14
Updated: 08/09/14
Bucs' Barron looking to make a splash

Bucs' Barron looking to make a splash

TAMPA — He showed flashes and splashes his first two NFL seasons.
Published: 08/07/14
Bucs’ success may hinge on rebuilt offensive line

Bucs’ success may hinge on rebuilt offensive line

TAMPA — Josh McCown can have a skyline of towering targets, but it won’t matter if he’s on his back looking up.
Published: 08/06/14
Derrick Brooks joins the immortals

Derrick Brooks joins the immortals

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a better place now that Derrick Brooks is a member of that elite fraternity, Martin Fennelly writes.
Published: 08/02/14
Updated: 08/03/14
Gerri’s smiling down, never far from No. 55’s heart

Gerri’s smiling down, never far from No. 55’s heart

The party would have been louder. No doubt. And whether it would have been on the grounds of the Pro Football Hall of Fame or at the hotel or anywhere else, Geraldine Brooks-Mitchell, Derrick Brooks’ mother, would have been running things, celebrating, music blasting, grill going, laughter everywhere. Love, too.
Published: 08/02/14
Expected Price trade still stings

Expected Price trade still stings

ST. PETERSBURG — Is that it?
Published: 08/01/14
The greatest Buccaneer of all time

The greatest Buccaneer of all time

At his Tampa home, he still has all his notebooks from all those game weeks for all those seasons with the Buccaneers, from the first to the last, always the details, every line highlighted.
Published: 06/27/14
Updated: 07/31/14