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Bucs’ Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks questions team effort

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Derrick Brooks usually saw success. He saw tackles, and he saw interceptions, and he saw victories. These days, he’s seeing a lack of effort out of the Tampa Bay Bucs. On WDAE, Brooks chastised the Bucs in their performance against Atlanta, where he did not like what he sees. “The small subtleties of this football team not executing some simple things as effort,” Brooks said. “Yes, there were some effort plays that I felt our defense gave up to that…

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Now that Bucs’ Lavonte David is rich, he needs to win

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TAMPA In the moments after he became a rich man Sunday, the Bucs asked Lavonte David to take a few minutes to take a few photographs. David declined. “I need to get back to my meeting,” he said. And that story, told by Bucs’ general manger Jason Licht, illustrates as much as anything of why David will remain hungry despite achieving wealth. “Football matters more to me than anything,” David said. So David went back to work, and the Bucs…

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Holdouts should be a last resort in the world of negotiation

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Tackle Demar Dotson has a new agent, if not a new contract. The Tampa Bay Bucs are willing to strike a deal with linebacker Lavonte David. The Lightning is in the middle of a new deal with star Steven Stamkos. All of which brings up the question: Is it really a good idea for a player to hold out any more. Through the years, there have been players who have withheld service until the team comes up with more years,…

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Bucs to induct Williams, Alstott into Ring of Honor

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Have you ever seen their eyes as they approach? Fans walk up slowly, reverently, as if they are approaching greatness. They speak in hushed tones. They give their thanks. They talk of the moments they saw, the moments that captivated them, the moments that became memories. There is an awe in their demeanor, as if they were in the presence of their own youth. They talk of the effort. They talk of the victories. This is the way a fan…

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