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Tampa Bay Buccaneers avoid NFL’s biggest turkeys, bitter rivals do not

The NFL is a marketing machine, a network of television, online, print and other media platforms that push the league’s message at every turn. It’s a mechanism that churns out stars and makes average Joes household names. Most of the time, that’s a good thing; the league is promoting the game by highlighting the people who make it click. But it’s not always appropriate. Sometimes...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Which Tampa Bay Buccaneers, disappointing NFL QBs are on the Week 13 hot seat?

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Thirteen weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Drew Brees Brees now has to be a road warrior At some point, someone is going to have to explain...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Caught Selling Colored Water As Alcohol

Humor - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are facing allegations that could land them in hot water. According to the report, patron Troy Sykes was in a bar at Raymond James Stadium when he ordered a few shots of Jose Cuervo. The shots turned out to be colored water, Sykes was not happy. Sykes then recorded his whole conversation with the bar owner. The bar owner indicated that Sykes was accidentally...
Via Sports Mockery
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lavonte David drops a spot in latest Pro Bowl update

Bucs’ linebacker Lavonte David and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy are the only two Buccaneers in the Top 10 of their respective positions for Pro Bowl votes. McCoy seems to be on his way to his third consecutive trip to Hawaii but for David, who is looking for his first trip, loses a spot in the Top 10 for outside linebackers.  The latest updated numbers were obtained by TheBayCave...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Want to Fire a coach? Start with George Warhop- Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Line Coach

Ask yourself a question…whats the worst functioning unit on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Answer Quickly! Odds are you either said Special Teams, but more than likely, Offensive Line. Well words like “Best” and “Worst” are subjective and hard to prove, Everywhere he has gone, Offensive Lines have leaked. One year removed, Cleveland is enjoying an O Line renaissance but without...
Via Buc Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could RG3 be a good option for the Bucs?

  The Bucs have never had that franchise quarterback to call their own. Head coach Lovie Smith tried calling second-year quarterback Mike Glennon the quarterback of the future while veteran Josh McCown would be his quarterback of the present.   Both experiments have failed. There have been lots of suggestions on how the Buccaneers should approach the quarterback situation...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith talks about the progression of his defense

The Buccaneers’ defense was once viewed as a unit that any quarterback they faced was a must start in all fantasy formats. Well that is no longer the case.  Injuries across the defensive line have held back the defense’s potential for most of the season. But the team is getting healthier and they have been improving as of late. “We’ve been playing pretty good defense...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  1 Comment

Lovie Smith: 2-9 Bucs are still in playoff contention

Tweet Just how bad has the NFC South been this season? So bad that at 2-9, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just 2 games out of first place. Because they are a couple wins away from playoff contention, Bucs head coach Lovie Smith sees no reason to evaluate younger players in the final month of the regular season. “We’re two games out of first place,” Smith said Monday...
Via Los That Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Signing TE D.J. Williams & Promoting TE Cameron Brate

Aaron Wilson of the Nation Football Post reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing TE D.J. Williams to a contract on Tuesday. WR Marcus Thigpen has been placed waived on waivers to make room for the new additions. The Buccaneers are promoting TE Cameron Brate to their active roster. Tampa Bay signed LB Denicos Allen, FB Evan Rodriguez and TE Taylor Sloat to their practice...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mankins trade in perspective

Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesWhen the Mankins trade was announced it shocked fans and Patriots players alike. The Pats sent the former pro bowler down south in exchange for wide receiver turned tight end Tim Wright and a 2016 fourth round selection. Mankins had been a key piece in the offensive line showing both leadership in skill even at 32. Patriots players were reported to have been...
Via Patriots Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorvorskie Lane out for season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Jorvorskie Lane will miss the rest of the season with a right leg injury. Lane was placed on injured reserve Monday, a day after he was hurt early in the second quarter of Sunday's 21-13 loss at Chicago. Lane will need surgery for the injury. ''I'm ready to get it done to get into the healing process,'' he said...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Times Begs The Chicago Bears To Take Back Josh McCown

Josh McCown and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a depressing defeat to the Chicago Bears on Sunday and the Tampa Bay Times has had enough. @adamjahns Today's Tampa Bay Times — DANIEL (@FRONCZAK68) November 24, 2014 The newspaper ran this headline begging the Bears to take back their former backup. The Bucs had signed Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Jorvorskie Lane has broken leg

The season of Buccaneers running back Jorvorskie Lane is over. Lane, 27, had played just 77 snaps for the Buccaneers this season so his loss will have minimal impact on a ground game that has had trouble going regardless of who has been given the ball. Lane was suspended two games in October after he violated the NFL’s policy against performance enhancing drugs. He is set to become...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hilarious Tweets: Josh McCown Now Hated By Tampa Bay Fans

Chicago Bears Football - As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to 2-9, fans rushed to social media to talk about firing Josh McCown. Most question why the 30+ year old quarterback was given a contract to begin with. They also wonder how the hell Bears’ fans could have possibly wanted to keep him around. Check out what they were saying. Comments From Reddit: “YOU MEAN MELTDOWN MCCOWN...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Special Teams worst in team’s history!

The 2003 Bucs let the Panthers block a FG and a critical extra point that would have won the game, and still it wasn’t this bad. You’ve seen the old footage of Bucs kicker Neil O’Donoghue trying to kick the ball out of bounds but wiff on the ball as it goes nowhere but kicker goes down; it celebrates the old Bucs ineptness as a newborn franchise. And it still wasn’t this...
Via Buc Stop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Woes fall back on OFFENSIVE line play

By now you’ve heard the one line former Bucs head coach John McKay quipped in his first couple years coaching Tampa Bay when he was asked about his Offensive Line’s execution. He replied “I’m all for it”! The Bucs O line continues to be a horrid unit that seems to be made up of backups at Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy both had 100 yards each. best. Left Tackle Kevin...
Via Buc Stop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Instant Reaction: Buccaneers blow lead in loss to Bears

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach Lovie Smith led his team into Soldier Field with redemption on his mind. After coaching the Bears for nine seasons between 2004 and 2012, Smith had to be looking for a fast start in his first trip back to Chicago. After a quick Bears’ punt, the Bucs’ opening drive took them across mid-field in over six minutes before a Josh McCown interception...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans Gets a Little Salty After Catching TD Against Bears

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans has definitely found his groove in the Bucs offense. In the first half against Chicago the big wide receiver caught his sixth touchdown pass in his last four games, a rather easy 19-yard reception. Definitely a great play by an emerging talent, but he had to sully it by acting like a headstrong rookie when it was done.Mike, we...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tampa Bay's Gerald McCoy Sacks Jay Cutler; Forces Fumble

If there is anyway for a loss to become an even bigger slap to the face of Chicago Bears fans and lover's of good football everywhere than it already is it would be losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With plays like the one Gerald McCoy made here on Jay Cutler that could definitely happen.We know it sucks to get pancaked by someone as big as McCoy Jay, but you have to hold on to...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Injury Report: Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Lavonte David

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back situation doesn't look any clearer, with both Doug Martin and Charles Sims questionable for today's game in Chicago against the Bears.  Linebacker Lavonte David is also questionable.#456866248 / gettyimages.comTampa Bay's injury report lists Martin and Sims as questionable this week, though its possible both play through their injuries...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears: 2014 Week 12 NFL Pick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-8) at Chicago Bears (4-6) The Bears have a much tougher game next week against the Lions in Detroit in just 4 days on Thanksgiving after this game against the Buccaneers. Favorites of 6 or more (which the Bears are here) are just 46-80 ATS before being underdogs of 6 or more (the early line is 7) since 2002, while favorites are 36-58 ATS before Thursday Night...
Via The Football Fan Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin in line to regain Buccaneers starting RB role

Doug Martin received the bulk of the first-team reps at running back this week and is in line to regain the starting job at running back for the Buccaneers. Martin is listed as questionable with an ankle injury but is expected to start ahead of Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims. While the Buccaneers continue to rotate names on their depth chart they have found no success in the run...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers bold predictions, NFL coaches who will be fired, Stafford’s fine GF

We’re essentially two-thirds of the way through the NFL season (nooooooo) and we know who the contenders are and who’s now focused on where they’ll pick in the draft. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from this past week to catch you up on anything you might have missed. Soak up Week 12! National Columns • Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans Drawing Comparisons to Randy Moss

After a slow start to the season Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has come on strong the last few weeks showing fans why the team took him with the No. 7 pick in the last draft. Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins was by far his best game to date--seven receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns.It was the kind of performance that not only earned him NFC offensive...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Red-hot Mike Evans leads struggling Bucs into D.C.

  Buccaneers’ WR Mike Evans If there’s one positive thing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ (1-8) offense can hang on to, it’s that their rookie WR Mike Evans is the real deal. Evans has averaged just over 73 yards per game through week ten in addition to five touchdowns in his last five games, and in the process has displayed all the physical tools that made him the seventh overall...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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