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Real test for the offensive line this week

The Buccaneers offensive line has been the center of criticism this preseason. If there was ever a better time to silence critics heading into the regular season, it would be this week against the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo has all four linemen returning from 2013 who were part of a defense that recorded one of the highest sack totals in the league last season with 57. It’s a challenge...
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Latest depth chart may show some Bucs starters

When the first depth chart of the preseason was released, many found it to be interesting given the fact that there were some surprise names at certain positions and spots. The latest (unofficial) depth chart – released yesterday — might be an indicator of who will be the starters for the 2014 season.  Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans now shows as a starter opposite veteran Vincent...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucs have an interesting philosophy on kick returns

The Buccaneers have been unable to find a return specialist. They’ve given looks to Jeff Demps, Mike James, Charles Sims, Eric Page, and Solomon Patton among others throughout offseason workouts and well into training camp. But the man that may have emerged as a favorite — and listed as the top returner — is Patton.  The rookie out of the University of Florida averaged just...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

National confidence level in Tampa Bay Bucs drops after preseason Week 2

Now, it’s getting interesting. Across the NFL, teams are honing in on what they have for 2014, trying to establish what they are and what they’re going to do this season. A week after seeing a lot of starters sit out around the league, almost every marquee player was on the field during the second week of the preseason. This week and next, teams will essentially have dress rehearsals...
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Buccaneers are likely to be in the market for a running back

It may only be pre-season but the Tampa Bay Bucs are in need of a running back. The team lost rookie draft pick Charles Sims last week. Now Mike James is banged up. Mike James suffered a shoulder injury against the Dolphins and probably won’t play Saturday at Buffalo. Head Coach Lovie Smith said: “I’ve […] The post Buccaneers are likely to be in the market for a running...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Projections 2014

RB Doug Martin (Tampa Bay) Doug Martin, a 2012 1st round pick, had a great rookie year, rushing for 1454 yards and 11 touchdowns on 319 carries, 4.56 YPC, and adding 49 catches for 472 yards and another score. His sophomore season was about the opposite. Martin lasted 6 games before going down for the season with a shoulder injury and in those 6 games, he rushed for 456 yards and...
Via The Football Fan Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Noticeable Improvement for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Loss to Miami

There was Running room; some of the time. The QB had time to throw; some of the time. Bucs fans can rest a little easier, call into their favorite sports programs a little less this week, as 60 minutes of  time went by, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed a marked improvement over their Week 1 Preseason disaster. Insistant on starting his veteran guards, Lovie Smith went back to Oniel...
Via Buc Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Chris Owusu makes incredible one-handed grab

If you’re looking for reasons to get excited about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2014 season, you need look no further than the wide receiver position. With rookie Mike Evans and Pro Bowler Vincent Jackson in the fold they should be able to put up a lot of yards through the air. One guy who doesn’t get as much attention is Chris Owusu, a third year receiver out of Stanford. Owusu...
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Rewind: Tampa Bay Buccaneers dream Super Bowl match-ups, NFL’s hottest cheerleaders

We’re getting closer to football that actually matters. In the meantime, the best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help pass the time: National Columns • Power Rankings: Where each NFL team stands after preseason Week 1 (READ) • Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in preseason Week 1 (READ) • QB Ratings: Ranking every starting quarterback from...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs RB Charles Sims Out 12-14 Weeks After Ankle Surgery

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just suffered a major loss in their backfield with the news that rookie stud Charles Sims will miss almost four months after having ankle surgery Friday morning. Drawing comparisons to Matt Forte, the former West Virginia star was getting rave reviews from Bucs head coach Lovie Smith.  BREAKING: Bucs RB Charles Sims to Undergo Ankle Surgery http://t.co...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mason Foster perfect linebacker for the Tampa Two

2013fosterTD Click to watch the video full screen in your browser  Foster is making a habit of visiting end zones. Some NFL teams breed QBs, some Wide Receivers. The Steelers seem to always have good running backs. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have always been a team of great linebackers. Even in the lean years, Tampa Bay produced Chris Washington, Ervin Randall, Eugene Marve, Winston...
Via Buc Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign former first round pick Larry English

Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team signed defensive end Larry English. @PewterReport: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed defensive end Larry English and waived (injured) Jibreel Black. English was a former first-round pick (16th overall) of the San Diego Chargers in 2009. The post Buccaneers sign former first round pick Larry English appeared...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to add Arena Football League Players

Today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed T.J. Fatinikun played his college football at Toledo and entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2013.  Perrysburg Alumni    @pburgalumni  A bonus #ToutitTuesday. Congrats to TJ Fatinikun on signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! @Mr2_Three #jacketcountry  The 6’2″, 250 lbs. defensive end played in the Arena Football League...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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