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Best and Worst Moves of Tampa Bay's Offseason

A 2-14 season by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spurred head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht into action this offseason, resulting in large-scale roster changes for the second consecutive season.Here’s a look at the team’s best and worst decisions of the offseason so far.Best: Drafting a quarterback No. 1 overallThis is a given.Last year’s starter, Josh McCown,...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Cowboys, Falcons, & Saints

Buccaneers Pat Yaskinskas writes that the Buccaneers are “very high” on second-year RB Charles Sims, who could end up beating out Doug Martin for the starting job this summer. Cowboys Mickey Spagnola of expects the Cowboys to sign a veteran receiver or two at some point. Spagnola mentions that Dallas worked out A.J. Jenkins and Kris Durham. ... The post NFL...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Michael Bennett has nothing good to say about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Michael Bennett loves to run his mouth, and now he’s directing it towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Earlier this week, Bennett appeared on 750 The Game in Portland, and he threw a lot of heat at his old coach, Greg Schiano. Michael Bennett has opinions — Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) May 22, 2015 AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions...
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Bucs' Clint McDonald: Jameis Winston already leading team

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were hoping they found a franchise quarterback when they drafted Jameis Winston No. 1 overall -- so far, so good.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Why does everyone hate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ uniforms?

Listen, I’m not a fashion expert by any measure, but even I know the Bucs’ uniforms are U.G.L.Y. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ uniforms are not exactly loved, via ESPN AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL teams that need to relocate QB Rankings: Rating each NFL QB based on the investment quality of their jersey Earlier today, Uniform Columnist Paul Lukas ranked all...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Jason Licht speak too soon about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers return job?

There is nothing wrong with a little bit of friendly competition when it comes to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers return job. But interesting enough, there are two schools of thought on who will be the team’s return specialist. When Kaelin Clay was drafted by the team earlier this month, team general manager Jason Licht said the job was his. The sixth round pick out of Utah was drafted...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Buccaneers Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Waive TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi & Sign G Antoine Everett

The Buccaneers officially placed TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi on waivers Tuesday and signed G Antoine Everett to a contract, according to the NFL transactions release. Tamba Bay signed Ogbuehi to a two-year contract back in April, so his stay with the Bucs was obviously short lived. Ogbuehi, 24, originally signed on with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent ... The post Buccaneers Waive...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Swearinger happy to start over in Tampa Bay

Former Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger met with reporters for the first time in Tampa Bay on Monday, and while he didn't want to go into detail about what went wrong in Houston, he didn make it clear he was happy to have another chance to prove himself. Talk that Swearinger might be in trouble with the Texans began when his name popped up in trade talk just prior to last month...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Swearinger calls opportunity in Tampa a chance 'to get a new start'

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bolstered their depth at the safety position last week when they claimed D.J. Swearinger off waivers from the Houston Texans. In all honesty, it's a move that may very well end up benefitting both sides in a big way. According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN, Swearinger is ready to get a fresh start in a new town. "I think it's a plus for me to get a new start...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tampa Bay Buccaneers UDFA Long Snapper Hits Full Court Long Snap Shot

Positions like quarterback and running back teams will typically try to draft, but long snapper? While there have been some that have been drafted in the past it is a position most teams are willing to pick up in free agency. That is how Tampa Bay found Brown long snapper Courtland Clavette.While it is cool that he can make a basket via long snapping, I'm sure the team will be happy...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warren Sapp reaches plea deal in prostitution case

Warren Sapp has reportedly reached a plea agreement in his prostitution case that will allow him to avoid jail time. According to TMZ, Sapp has pleaded guilty one count of solicitation and one count of assault. As part of the deal, he’ll have to attend one counseling program for each of the two charges. If...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs' long snapper is seriously good at his job (VIDEO)

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed an undrafted free agent named Courtland Clavette from Brown, it may have gone a bit unnoticed. What's a good way to get someone to notice how good you are at your craft? Film a video that showcases your talents.Here's Clavette showing off what he can do:Well, the former Brown long snapper obviously has impressive skills, but he likely still has...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston’s first Tampa Bay Bucs ad is here

Less than a month after the NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are already hyping #1 overall pick Jameis Winston. The newly produced ad features college highlights mixed together with Winston standing in his new Bucs uniform making generic hand-motions of excitement.  It also features various soundbytes proclaiming Winston to be the best thing to come into the NFL in quite some...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's Jameis Winston's first TV spot for Buccaneers

Jameis Winston hasn’t been in Tampa Bay very long, but it’s safe to say that he’s looked at as the future of the franchise. Sunday night, the organization released its first television spot featuring the former Florida State star. It features a number of positive quotes regarding the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, along with some highlights of his playing days with the Seminoles...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turn things around in 2015? Yes; and here is why-

To really answer the question if the Bucs can turn things around in 2015, we have to take a look back to 2014 (from afar, I promise! We won’t get too close to that train wreck) and compare what we see so far from 2015 to what we knew. Some things stand out right off the bat:  Even if Mike Shula or Clyde Christiensen (both of whom have found a measure of success after leaving...
Via Buc Stop
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers to Enshrine Two into Their Ring of Honor

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday that former fullback Mike Alstott and former quarterback Doug Williams will be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor this season.This is the first time two players are being inducted into the ring in the same season, which is meant to coincide with the team’s 40th season.Alstott and Williams will join Hall-of-Famer Lee Roy Selmon...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Swearinger bring to the Bucs

My Twitter mentions and email has been flooded with Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans asking about former Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger, who the Bucs claimed off of waivers on Tuesday.  Knowing a limited amount of information on Swearinger — except for knowing he hits but doesn’t tackle and struggles in coverage — many fans compare him to former Bucs safety Mark Barron...
Via The Bay Cave
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith disappointed by Bobby Bowden’s comments

Lovie Smith stood up for his new quarterback in response to some negative comments Bobby Bowden made about Jameis Winston Tuesday. In an interview with Paul Finebaum, Bowden said Winston was at times an embarrassment to Florida State. He’s not wrong in his characterization of Winston’s time at Florida State, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Williams compares Jameis Winston to LeBron

Speaking with media on Wednesday, former NFL quarterback Doug Williams spoke in glowing terms about Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. The two of them have had a relationship ever since Winston won the Heisman Trophy a couple years back. “I believe in him,” Williams said about the No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. Williams also made a stunning...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers shouldn’t shy away from HBO’s Hard Knocks- It’s a chance to show off the franchise

If they come knocking hard, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be wise to welcome HBO’s Hard Knocks crew from showing off the franchise at its best (and worst) moments of preseason. Tampa Bay management seems to want to go out of its way to become the focus of the league. They were happy to have the NO.1 pick and all the attention that went along with it, welcome the scrutiny of picking...
Via Buc Stop
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston trolls haters after being drafted No. 1

When former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was caught shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee Publix last April, the Internet was not kind to him. The then-reigning Heisman Trophy winner was memed, ridiculed, criticized and, more than anything else, mocked for the transgression. Thursday night, he decided to get a little bit of payback on all of the haters. Winston...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa restaurant offers Jameis Winston free crab legs

Even though he has no choice in the matter nor any control regarding which team selects him in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston will be in crab legs heaven should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take him with the first overall pick. Skipper’s Smokehouse, a Tampa eatery, has said Winston will never have to worry...Read More The post Tampa restaurant offers Jameis Winston free crab legs...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Several teams interested in Bucs' No. 1 overall pick?

Not too long ago, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would select former Heisman winner Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in this week’s NFL draft. While that may still very well be the case, there are some suggestions out there that the brass in Tampa isn’t exactly sold on Winston’s character. Potentially related to those suggestions...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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