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This is the official feed for BuccaneersObserver.com’s podcast. Ralph Phillips and Molly Bay will discuss the latest Tampa Bay Buccaneers football news, events, and personalities. We try to cover everything Buccaneers related to make this the best Buccaneers podcast. During the season, Ralph breaks down the game film for every game, giving you a deeper look into what really happened on the field. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/buccaneers-observer/support

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This is the official feed for BuccaneersObserver.com’s podcast. Ralph Phillips and Molly Bay will discuss the latest Tampa Bay Buccaneers football news, events, and personalities. We try to cover everything Buccaneers related to make this the best Buccaneers podcast. During the season, Ralph breaks down the game film for every game, giving you a deeper look into what really happened on the field. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/buccaneers-observer/support

    [291] Gronk RETIRES; more signs Suh is GONE; and a 2021 season recap

    [291] Gronk RETIRES; more signs Suh is GONE; and a 2021 season recap

    Rob Gronkowski has officially announced his retirement. The legend put out a statement on social media. His absence leaves a huge hole in the Buccaneers offense that cannot be filled.  Ndamukong Suh said on an appearance on ESPNLive's NFL2 that it was unlikely he was returning to the Buccaneers: "It looks like the Bucs are out of the picture." He was a stud on defense next year, and like Gronk, the team is going to miss his presence.  Ralph rewatches the 2021 season. Suh was among the best on defense, along with Mike Edwards. On offense, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Gronk were total gamechangers.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    [290] Ndamukong Suh is OUT, Akiem Hicks is IN?!

    [290] Ndamukong Suh is OUT, Akiem Hicks is IN?!

    The Buccaneers surprised the fanbase with the addition of free agent Akiem Hicks. The signing basically closes the door on the return of Ndamukong Suh as cap space was already limited. Bears fans are disappointed by the loss. Hicks' attitude may replace JPP's presence in the Bucs locker room.

    WR Travis Jonsen was arrested for DUI over the Memorial Day holiday weekend and subsequently released from the team.

    On a personal note, we're expecting! Pray for a Bucs fan, y'all.

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    [289] Bucs schedule release, signings, and NFC South rumblings

    [289] Bucs schedule release, signings, and NFC South rumblings

    The NFL released the schedule last week. The Buccaneers have five primetime games once again, although theirs is one of the toughest. The schedule includes a 9:30 a.m. game in Munich, Germany against the Seahawks. We'll match up against the NFC West and AFC North this year.  Ndamukong Suh may sign with another team this year. The Browns and Raiders are potential landing spots, but the Bucs are not out of the running either. The Buccaneers signed three players after rookie minicamp, including WR Kameron Brown, DL Mike Greene and TE J.J. Howland. The team cut DL Kobe Smith and WR Austin Watkins to make room on the roster.  The New York Post reports Drew Brees is leaving NBC after a year, to which Brees tweeted he is undecided what this year holds for him, also stating playing is a possibility. Those close to him say that's not a possibility, FWIW.


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    [288] Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Recap

    [288] Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Recap

    The Buccaneers shocked Bucs nation by trading away their first-round pick in the NFL Draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars. They gained the first overall pick in the second round and selected DE Logan Hall. In another surprising move, they picked up G Luke Goedeke at with the 57th pick. In Round 3, they snagged RB Rachaad White. With the first pick in the 4th Round they selected TE Cade Otton. Jason Licht triggered the Bucs fan base by selecting a punter with the 28th pick in the 4th Round, Jake Camarda. (Is it safe to say Bradley Pinion is out of a job?) Round 5 brought us CB Zyon McCollum. Round 6 brought us another tight end in Ko Kieft. With the 27th pick in the 7th Round the Buccaneers selected LSU LB Andre Anthony.


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    [287] BUCCANEERS DRAFT PREVIEW

    [287] BUCCANEERS DRAFT PREVIEW

    Jason Licht and Co. have done a phenomenal job in years past of building a team and acquiring depth that we are now, for the second year in a row, drafting the best available player rather than drafting for need. As you know, we do not follow college and therefore are ill equipped to evaluate players coming into the draft.   

    However, we can look at the Buccaneers roster and tell you where we are due for an upgrade. The most obvious place, in our opinion, is at the tight end position. We *hope* Rob Gronkowski has a gentleman's agreement with Jason Licht that he is coming back but will only sign after OTAs, etc. BUT in the event that's not the case, we have a serious dearth of talent at the tight end position. Cam Brate and Codey McElroy are the only tight ends on the roster. Any tight end the Buccaneers draft would have to be a blocker first. If we don't draft a tight end, it would indicate to us that the front office has a high degree of confidence that Gronk is coming back.   

    The next position where we could potentially spend a draft pick is at running back. The Buccaneers secured Leonard Fournette this off-season and he is set to be the starter. However, he's benefitted the last two seasons from the one-two punch of Ronald Jones. Rojo became a free agent this offseason and signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. This year, Fournette has Giovanni Bernard, Ke'Shawn Johnson and Kenyon Barner. Despite Barner being a three-time Super Bowl champ, the talent drop off after Fournette is steep. What do we do if Fournette gets hurt? Spending draft capital at the position makes sense.  

    This draft is stacked in the trenches, and the Bucs could use some depth at defensive line. We are still unsure if Ndamukong Suh will be back, but in any event another stud defensive lineman can't hurt. We have Vita Vea, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Will Gholston and Pat O'Connor. But one injury to any of those and we're in trouble. In the event Suh doesn't come back, we need to replace his talent stack. Defensive line is a position where an upgrade would be useful.  

    In this draft's installment of Know Your Enemy: 

    - The Carolina Panthers are expected to draft Kenny Pickett at quarterback with the sixth overall pick. 

    - The Atlanta Falcons are expected to go with a wide receiver at the eighth pick. 

    - The New Orleans Saints are expected to draft either a tackle or defensive lineman with the 16th pick.


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    [286] How successful will Todd Bowles be as head coach??

    [286] How successful will Todd Bowles be as head coach??

    Ralph is uneasy about the coaching change at One Buc Place. Between Todd Bowles' win-loss record and penchant for firing underlings, Ralph is hesitant about celebrating the move. Molly would agree but for the culture and staff installed under Bruce Arians being mostly in-tact. How much say will Bowles have in the day-to-day of the team, including the offense? What about personnel decisions? There are a lot of unknowns.  We discuss the additions of Keanu Neal, Logan Ryan, Pat O'Connor, Giovanni Bernard, Gronk's status, and more!


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    • 1 hr 21 min

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