The Tampa Bay Bucs were dealt a harsh blow last Sunday, and I don’t just mean the loss to the Cowboys. Disruptive defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn, a former first-round pick, went down for the season with a knee injury. He tore his MCL, partially tore his ACL, and will almost certainly need surgery. For a Bucs D-line that has stopped the run better than anyone, it stings. And that’s especially true because they haven’t been quite as effective pressuring quarterbacks. Clayborn has no sacks this year, but he’s definitely tough to block, generating a lot of attention. How will the Bucs defense make up for this loss? Well, temporarily, they signed DE Jeff Charleston. But for the long term, they […]
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Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Luke McCown, Robert Gallery, Henry Melton, Kyle Williams, Joe Haden, Gosder Cherilus, Cam Newton, Da'Quan Bowers, Patrick Peterson, Marcell Dareus, Ray McDonald
When the Playbook research staff digs into a new batch of coaching tape, we dig deep.
While cooking up “All-22” content for the Week 2 Playbook shows at the end of the week, we spend much of our Mondays and Tuesdays watching every game. And we mean every game.
The Buccaneers did much of the heavy lifting on the draft front Wednesday, getting their top three choices under contract.
The Buccaneers put on a clinic in risk-versus-reward draft strategy this week. Probably more risk than reward.
As we enter Day 2 of the 2011 NFL Draft, here are some topics we’re mulling as teams set their draft boards for Rounds two and 3. Teams change their boards after the first round, adjusting to what happened and re-assessing the players who are left.
It was a very telling point of the NFL draft when the Buccaneers, badly in need of a pass rusher at No. 20, selected Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn. Not that Clayborn was a reach, but that the Bucs chose him over Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers, who is sliding because of concerns over his surgically repaired knee.
Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Mike Mayock, Marshall Faulk, Brian Billick, Steve Mariucci, Rex Ryan, Charles Davis, Cam Newton, Ryan Mallett, Da'Quan Bowers, Patrick Peterson, Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert, Von Miller, Anthony Castonzo, Danny Watkins, Nick Fairley, A.J. Green, RObert Quinn, Marcell Dareus, Marvin Austin, Justin Houston, Cam Jordan, Tryon Smith
The third annual NFL.com mock draft, like its predecessors, was an interesting endeavor in looking at how the first round could ultimately play out, with NFL Network and NFL.com analysts playing the roles of general managers.
NEW YORK –- In the days leading up to the NFL Draft, much of what prognosticators see playing out is a matter of educated guessing. But some names continue to emerge as players who could slide in the first round Thursday night — a topic that was discussed among NFL Network’s analysts during their Tuesday production meeting.
Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 | Frank Tadych Tags: 2011 NFL Draft, Vince Young, Mike Mayock, Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Jimmy Smith, Mike Pouncey, Da'Quan Bowers, Patrick Peterson, Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert, Edmund Gates, Anthony Castonzo, Nick Fairley, A.J. Green, Julio Jones, RObert Quinn, Tyron Smith, Will Rackley, Prince Amukamara, Taiwan Jones, Ben Ijalana, Kenrick Ellis
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock spent 90 minutes Wednesday on a conference call talking with reporters about the 2011 NFL Draft. Those 90 minutes proved to be a gold mine of pre-draft knowledge, with Mayock sharing his thoughts on many of the prospects and what NFL teams are thinking.
Defensive ends Robert Quinn and Da’Quan Bowers are at the top of Mike Mayock‘s draft board for their position. Both have questions going against them. Quinn missed the entire 2010 season because of NCAA rules violation. Bowers is coming off a knee injury that would not allow him to workout at the combine or Clemson’s pro day (but will have his own pro day on April 1).
Former NFL GM Charley Casserly was full of surprises while unveiling his mock draft Top 10 on “Path to the Draft.”
Defensive linemen, considered to be a strength of this year’s draft class, were weighed and measured Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine.
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has been all over the combine the past few days, but he took a break to answer some questions for NFL.com about what he’ll be looking for this weekend.
On a conference call yesterday, NFL draft expert Mike Mayock said that this draft is particularly stacked with quality DEs.
It’s the starting point for most discussions surrounding the 2011 NFL Draft: Who will the Carolina Panthers select No. 1 overall?