12/15/2010 6:24:12 AM - Joey Galloway will always be remembered as a monumental trade bust in Dallas, but they love him in Tampa Bay. Galloway, who was shipped to the Bucs for Keyshawn Johnson, is the only receiver in franchise history with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
Galloway has missed the last five games with a foot injury and is iffy this week. Ex-Cowboy Antonio Bryant, who arrived in Tampa Bay after stops in Cleveland, San Francisco and NFL purgatory, has filled Galloway's shoes as the Bucs' primary weapon in the passing game.
"He's put it together here," coach Jon Gruden said. "It's real credit to him. ... He's clearly on the rise, and we need his help, that's for sure."
Gruden has mentioned a few times that Bryant was talented enough to start opposite Michael Irvin as a rookie. That's not true -- Bryant arrived in Dallas a few years after The Playmaker's retirement and wore his No. 88 -- but Gruden really only cares about what the ex-Cowboys receivers do aft (more...)