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Bucs notes: Smith still not giving up on first season

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- With a 1-6 record and the last-ranked offense and defense in the NFL, the Buccaneers appear well on their way to what could be one of the worst seasons in franchise history. Tampa Bay...
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Bucs rookie Murray proving he belongs

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- All Patrick Murray wanted was a fair fight. After a standout career as a kicker and punter at Fordham University in the Bronx, Murray signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Jan. 6, four...
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Hot Reads: Hits can deceive, Bucs QB Glennon says

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon was sacked five times each in the past two games. But many of the hits the second-year pro absorbs look worse than they really are, he said. "Some...
  • 18 hr 55 min ago

Bucs notes: Team set for 'epic climb,' Smith says

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- With a 1-6 record and the last-ranked offense and defense in the NFL, the Buccaneers appear well on their way to what could be one of the worst seasons in franchise history. Tampa Bay...
  • 19 hr 24 min ago

Bucs rookie WR Evans gaining comfort at NFL level

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Nearly halfway through his rookie season, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans said he's starting to get a good feel for the speed and intensity of the NFL. He can tell, he...
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Mark Barron: Lovie Smith's defense was too passive

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — New Rams safety Mark Barron hopes to play more aggressively in Jeff Fisher's secondary. At the moment, though, St. Louis isn't exactly sure where he fits in its scheme.
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Good start, but a wild ride awaits in college playoffs

Tampa Bay Online We have our very first College Football Playoff rankings: Mississippi State, Florida State, Florida State's lawyers, Auburn and Ole Miss. History was made. Here's a shout-out to the 12-member...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Bucs notes: Players react Barron, Casillas trades

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- A chair was turned around in an empty locker room stall Wednesday as the Buccaneers returned to work without two defensive players who departed in trades. Mark Barron's locker was no...
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Hot Reads: Slow starts still plague Bucs offense

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Another game, another slow start. That warped, broken record continued for the Bucs in Sunday's 19-13 overtime loss to Minnesota as Tampa Bay managed only 97 yards of total offense in...
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Bucs pass protection not keeping QB Glennon safe

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- It wasn't all that long ago, maybe a month or so, that Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith wondering aloud why reporters had stopped asking so many questions about his offensive line. That was...
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Ira Kaufman's NFL Power Rankings for Week 9

Tampa Bay Online Each week, 12 national media members -- including The Tampa Tribune's Ira Kaufman -- rank teams in what is known as The Associated Press Pro32 power rankings. Here is Kaufman's ballot. 1. Denver...
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Bucs Notes: Pass rush picks up pressure in defeat

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- It didn't show up in the form of a sack, but DE Michael Johnson might have turned in his best pass-rushing effort of the year during the Buccaneers' 19-13 loss to the Vikings on Sunday....
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Bucs Lookahead: Tampa Bay at Cleveland

Tampa Bay Online BUCS LOOKAHEAD Tampa Bay seeks to end a three-game losing streak Sunday at Cleveland, where the suddenly respectable Browns are 3-1 at home under quarterback Brian Hoyer. Here's a closer look at...
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Hot Reads: McCoy thinks Bucs should re-sign David

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The ink on DT Gerald McCoy's seven-year, $95.2 million contract extension had barely dried before he began urging Buccaneers management to extend WLB Lavonte David's contract. "Yes, that...
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Bucs trade away S Barron, LB Casillas

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sent third-year safety Mark Barron, a former first-round draft pick, to the St. Louis Rams at Tuesday's trade deadline. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the...
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Buccaneers trade Jonathan Casillas to Patriots

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The Buccaneers sent veteran linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the Patriots. Will Casillas play a big role in New England?
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Bucs finishing up trade of Jonathan Casillas to Patriots

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The Buccaneers are finishing up a trade to send linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the Patriots, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Will Casillas play a big role in New England?
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Buccaneers trade safety Mark Barron to Rams for picks

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — After whispers that the Buccaneers would look to make a deal before the trade deadline, they did. Tampa Bay has shipped 2012 first-rounder Mark Barron to the Rams for two draft picks, Albert Breer...
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Buccaneers trade safety Mark Barron to Rams

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — After whispers that the Buccaneers would look to make a deal before the trade deadline, they did. Tampa Bay has shipped 2012 first-rounder Mark Barron to the Rams for two draft picks, Albert Breer...
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Bucs notes: McCoy's work ethic wows

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Jason Licht spent nearly 20 years climbing the NFL ladder to the post he now holds as general manager of the Buccaneers. In all those years, few players have wowed him as much as DT...
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Blog Articles

Daily Bucs Links: Lavonte David is awesome

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Data Crunch: Lavonte David Last season, Lavonte David was voted First-Team All-Pro but was not chosen to the Pro Bowl. In fact, he’s never been to the NFL’s...
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Thursday Night Football Open Thread

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Two important games today: Louisville-FSU, and Panthers-Saints. Here's your open thread!
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Anthony Collins, Doug Martin in doubt for Buccaneers vs. Browns

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could very well be without two important starters on offense against the Cleveland Browns. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one fairly major injury issue. It's not Doug...
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Fantasy Football Advice: The great Charles Sims mystery

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing things close to the vest when it comes to Charles Sims. The mystery of the week is Charles Sims . The third-round rookie is finally eligible to return to...
  • 21 hr 31 min ago

DLT's Deadlocks - NFL Picks Week 9 2014

Buc 'Em (JCDeLaTorre) — DLT gives you another frightfully bad set of NFL picks. Hello my ghouls and goblins and welcome to this Halloween edition of DLT's DEADlocks. I am your host...your ghost host. Last week, the...
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Lee Roy Selmon would look good in a Buccaneers uniform right about now

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could use Lee Roy Selmon to help their defense. Okay @SBNation , this one’s for all teams: Add a football legend to your roster. What happens? http://t.co/ZYWdJccARv ...
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Daily Bucs Links: Free agency misses

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Losing Barron was 'tough' on draft-mate David | Tampa Bay Times Safety Mark Barron and linebacker Lavonte David figured they would anchor the Bucs defense for...
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Buccaneers injury update: Doug Martin misses practice on Wednesday

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — The Bucs have a few new injuries on the report this week. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed healthy just a week ago, coming off of a bye week, but another week in the NFL means more injury...
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Grade the Mark Barron trade

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The initial reaction to the trade of Mark Barron was decidedly mixed. What do you think now? Did the Bucs get a good deal, or did they give away a good player for peanuts? Yesterday, the Tampa...
  • 2 days ago

The Bucs are Breaking Bad

Buc 'Em (Hockey Duckie) — Breaking down the stats so far -- it's not good. Defense The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Minnesota Vikings in overtime, 19 - 13. With the loss, the team was denied its second win for the...
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Lovie Smith can never find the right safeties

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers trading Mark Barron fits a pattern of Lovie Smith The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have issues at the safety position, and that's not a new development for Lovie Smith. His...
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Daily Bucs Links: Re-signing Lavonte David

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. NFC South Roundup: Week Nine While the Saints got back on track with a big home win against the Packers , the rest of the division suffered losses in...
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NFL Trade Deadline: Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin staying with Buccaneers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Doug Martin and Vincent Jackson are staying with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not moved  Vincent Jackson or Doug Martin before the trade deadline, despite...
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Buccaneers trade Mark Barron to the St. Louis Rams

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Mark Barron is now a member of the St. Louis Rams for the low price of fourth- and sixth-round picks, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved on from their talented safety. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...
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Buccaneers trade Jonathan Casillas to New England Patriots

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have sent Jonathan Casillas to the New England Patriots for essentially no compensation. Update: Greg Auman reports the Bucs traded Casillas and a sixth-round pick...
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NFL Power Rankings 2014, Week 9: Buccaneers not the worst

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not the worst team in the league, somehow. I'm not kidding: I couldn't find a single power ranking that listed the Bucs as the worst team in the league, despite the...
  • 3 days ago

Tracking Buccaneers NFL trade deadline rumors

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the focus of a slew of trade rumors ahead of today's NFL trade deadline. We're tracking all of them here, including notes on Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson, Mark Barron...
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Daily Bucs Links: McCoy takes responsibility

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Cheerleaders Survive Howl-O-Scream For their seventh straight year, the Bucs cheerleaders faced their fears and braved a walk through Busch Gardens popular...
  • 3 days ago

10 Things We Think We Learned - Bucs vs. Vikings 2014

Buc 'Em (JCDeLaTorre) — The Bucs snatched defeat from the jaws of victory once again. First, apologies for the late start this week. I might be a columnist for BucsNation but it doesn't mean I'm impartial. While I try...
  • 3 days ago

NFL Trade Rumors: Doug Martin, Mark Barron, Vincent Jackson receiving interest

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to be the focal point of trade rumors. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have received interest for numerous players this year, and we can add another name to the...
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