Tales from the Vault: Birth of the Knocks
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Tales from the Vault: Birth of the Knocks

With the seventh season of HARD KNOCKS premiering tonight, The Vault Keeper undertakes an expedition into the darker recesses of the NFL Films vault in search of the possible origins of the popular HBO training MORE ►

This Day in Football: Happy Birthday, Keyshawn Johnson
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This Day in Football: Happy Birthday, Keyshawn Johnson

Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson was born on July 22 in 1972. Selected No. 1 in the 1996 draft by the New York Jets, Johnson was only the 2nd receiver in NFL history to … MORE ►

This Day in Football: Bo Bucks the Bucs
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This Day in Football: Bo Bucks the Bucs

We pity anyone too young or too unlearned to comprehend what was the “Bo Knows” Phenomenon.  Beginning with his Heisman Trophy winning career at Auburn – coming in the same era that Nike was elevating … MORE ►

TDIF: Happy Birthday Shaun King!
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TDIF: Happy Birthday Shaun King!

Happy Birthday, Shaun King!

In 1998, King led Tulane to an undefeated season, setting the NCAA 1-A record for QB efficiency with a rating of 183.1 for the year.  His strong college performance helped transition … MORE ►

Cosell Talks: Sam Bradford / Josh Freeman
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Cosell Talks: Sam Bradford / Josh Freeman

The last couple of weeks, I have written about Matt Ryan, Michael Vick, Matthew Stafford and Cam Newton. This week, I will continue to spotlight the quarterback position, focusing on two young players who detoured … MORE ►

This Day in Football: Happy Birthday Chris Hovan
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This Day in Football: Happy Birthday Chris Hovan

Today, May 12, former Viking and Buccaneer defensive tackle Chris Hovan turns 34.  During his 10 NFL seasons (2000-09) Hovan quietly became a favorite focus of our mic’d up cameras…well, perhaps quietly isn’t exactly the … MORE ►

Cosell Talks: Teams Reveal Their Beliefs in the Draft
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Cosell Talks: Teams Reveal Their Beliefs in the Draft

I have always believed that you can discern from tape study exactly how teams feel about their players. The way in which players are specifically utilized within the framework of larger schemes is the analytical … MORE ►

Draft Countdown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Draft Countdown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Our countdown to the NFL Draft continues with a look back at some 2011 highlights of players drafted by and starring for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

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Ronde Barber Returns
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Ronde Barber Returns

Ronde Barber will return for his 16th season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Relive one of Barber’s most memorable plays from the 2002 NFC Championship Game as originally presented on Inside the NFL:

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Cosell’s Watching: Gabbert’s Best Game of the Season
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Cosell’s Watching: Gabbert’s Best Game of the Season

NFL Matchup’s Executive Producer shares notes from his study of the coaching tape of Week 14: Blaine Gabbert vs. the Tampa Bay Defense.

  • Biggers started at corner in place of inactive Talib
  • Gaitor played outside

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