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Ready or not, it gets real soon for Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Online This is going to get very real very quickly. Two weeks from now, it matters; a frightening thought for Bucs fans.
  • New: 2 hr 26 min ago

Coach Smith, Winston discuss 31-7 preseason loss against Browns

Tampa Bay Online In this video, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Jameis Winston speak to the media following Saturday night's 31-7 loss against the Cleveland Browns.
  • New: 11 hr 11 min ago

Bucs Notes: Special teams a major concern

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Instead of emerging as an organizational strength during the preseason, special teams remain a major concern for the Buccaneers. It took only 98 seconds for Tampa Bay's coverage unit to...
  • 12 hr 52 min ago

McCown throws two TD passes to lead Browns over Bucs

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Josh McCown finished two long drives with touchdown passes to outplay rookie Jameis Winston and lead the Cleveland Browns to a 31-7 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on...
  • 13 hr 8 min ago

Jameis Winston struggles against feisty Browns D

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston had a tough night Saturday against the Cleveland Browns defense. Is there cause for concern?
  • 14 hr 32 min ago

NFL column: Spate of preseason injuries nothing new

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Here they come again. The football reformers are out in force after a spate of preseason injuries around the league -- like this is anything new. There's a lot of hand-wringing going on...
  • 20 hr 46 min ago

Lazydays strikes deal with Bucs for ultimate in tailgating

Tampa Bay Online Big and colorful, with aerodynamic designs and interiors like a lavish suite at the Waldorf, a procession of recreational vehicles will roll into designated spaces outside the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
  • 1 day 2 hr ago

Bucs' defense being heavily conditioned to go after football

Tampa Bay Online Austin Seferian-Jenkins had every reason to believe the play was over. The whistle had blown, after all, and just as he'd always been taught, the second-year tight end played right to that...
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Bucs vs. Browns: Five things to watch tonight

Tampa Bay Online There is only one preseason game that comes close to mirroring a regular-season game -- and that's the third one. Coaches actually game plan, though not to a great degree, and projected starters...
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Bucs rookie WR Bell to miss Browns game with hamstring injury

Tampa Bay Online Mike Evans won't be the only young Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver sitting out Saturday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns because of a hamstring injury. Rookie Kenny Bell missed...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Bucs Talk: Offense showing positive signs in preseason

Tampa Bay Online Olivia Stacey and Tampa Tribune's Bucs beat writer Roy Cummings discuss the Buccaneers 25-11 win over the Cincinnati Bengals and how their offense has improved.
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Sons of ex-Bucs making names for themselves on prep teams

Tampa Bay Online Under the Friday night lights across Tampa Bay, the sons of those familiar last names once printed on red, black and pewter jerseys are creating historic moments of their own.
  • 2 days ago

Bucs Hot Reads: Rookie MLB not a lock to call plays

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Rookie MLB Kwon Alexander continues to practice with the first team, but there's no guarantee he'll be calling out the defensive plays when Tampa Bay opens the season against Tennessee....
  • 2 days ago

Bucs WR Shepard excels at gritty jobs

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Whether he's racing down a football field or standing on the bed of a dump truck, Russell Shepard is strictly blue collar. The 24-year-old wide receiver of the Buccaneers seems to excel...
  • 2 days ago

Bucs' Mike Evans says he could play this week but better to rest

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- WR Mike Evans says his sore left hamstring isn't so sore that he wouldn't be able to play this week if it were absolutely necessary. Still, he believes the Bucs are doing the prudent...
  • 2 days ago

Bucs' coordinator Frazier 'excited' about Lovie Smith's defense

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not run coordinator Leslie Frazier's defense last year and they won't be running Frazier's defense this year. Just as they did last year, the Bucs will be...
  • 2 days ago

Doug Martin has 'pep in his step' in contract year

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Doug Martin was a budding superstar in 2012. After two dismal seasons, however, he looked to be done. With a promising Monday night game this week, it looks like he may be back in the elite...
  • 3 days ago

Bucs need to manage the risk of Winston

Tampa Bay Online Jameis Winston needs work. No one disputes that point, Martin Fennelly writes. But Monday reminded us that there is so much riding on Winston being in one piece, which is why he should nurse his...
  • 3 days ago

A year after getting cut, K Barth re-signs with Bucs for two years

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA - Less than a year after losing his job to rookie Patrick Murray, the most reliable kicker in Buccaneers history is being given a chance to win that job back. Just hours after he was...
  • 3 days ago

Connor Barth, Buccaneers reach two-year deal

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Just hours after being released by the Broncos, Connor Barth is returning to the Buccaneers. Will Barth beat out Patrick Murray for kicking duties in Tampa?
  • 3 days ago
Blog Articles

Daily Bucs Links: Recapping the game

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Robert Griffin III's situation in Washington keeps getting messier - SBNation.com Kirk Cousins is set to start for Washington in Week 1 after more...
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Browns vs.Buccaneers final score: Jameis Winston stumbles in ugly loss

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost their third preseason game as Jameis Winston looked inconsistent and the team as a whole struggled to keep up with the Cleveland Browns . The Bucs were down...
  • 13 hr 58 min ago

Jameis Winston inconsistent as Buccaneers trail Browns

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are struggling against the Cleveland Browns in what's been a pretty disappointing first half. The offensive line can't contain the Cleveland defensive line, the Bucs...
  • 15 hr 15 min ago

Browns dominating Buccaneers early in third preseason game

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — After a strong game against the Cincinnati Bengals , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked pretty bad on their first few drives facing the Cleveland Browns . The offensive line struggled to contain...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers face good test against Cleveland Browns

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will kick off their third and most important preseason game at 7:00 p.m. ET -- unless the storm heading through Tampa right now forces them to delay the game, that is....
  • 18 hr 4 min ago

Browns vs. Buccaneers: Five things to watch for Tampa Bay on defense

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The first-team pass rush The Bucs need a pass rush, and they finally seemed to get one last week when they notched four sacks in the game, along with a few more hurries. Those sacks all happened...
  • 18 hr 47 min ago

Browns vs. Buccaneers: Five things to watch when Tampa Bay has the ball

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The first-team offensive line This will be the first game the Bucs should have the entire starting offensive line playing together. Donovan Smith , Logan Mankins , Evan Smith , Ali Marpet ...
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Daily Bucs Links: Game Day!

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. NFL preseason 2015 schedule: Big tests for Marcus Mariota, Cam Newton on Friday night - SBNation.com Friday night kicks off a weekend of unofficial dress...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Josh McCown holding off Johnny Manziel, and other questions on the Cleveland Browns

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — We exchanged five questions with sister blog Dawgs By Nature 's Chris Pokorny on the upcoming game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns. 1. Has Josh McCown looked any...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Buccaneers are no longer a young team with potential

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The past few years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have consistently been one of the top teams in the NFL in terms of young talent. But in this year's ranking of  under-25 talent , provided for...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 53-man roster prediction: Preseason edition

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Just two more games and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to cut their roster down to 53 players. The toughest decisions for the Bucs will come at wide receiver, where the Bucs have a...
  • 2 days ago

Daily Bucs Links: Lovie Smith takes over play-calling

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Packers DL Letroy Guion suspended 3 games for violating NFL substance abuse policy - SBNation.com The Packers will be without their veteran defensive end...
  • 2 days ago

Browns-Buccaneers preseason 2015

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Everything you need to know about the game between the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The most important preseason game is coming up on Saturday evening: the third game. That's the...
  • 2 days ago

Browns-Buccaneers preseason 2015: Game time, TV schedule, live stream, predictions, radio and more

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The most important preseason game is coming up on Saturday evening: the third game. That's the game that sees the starters playing into the third quarter, preparing for the regular season and...
  • 2 days ago

Ali Marpet and Donovan Smith's play has been "encouraging" so far

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are starting at least two rookies on their offensive line this year. That's always risky, but it's doubly risky when your quarterback is a rookie who is primarily a...
  • 2 days ago

Buccaneers sign a longsnapper, waive Orie Lemon and Brandon Bogotay

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed longsnapper Brandon Hartson and Connor Barth , first reported by  Jenna Laine and  Greg Auman respectively. The team has waived/injured...
  • 2 days ago

Mike Evans injury: Wide receiver could play on Saturday if necessary, but won't

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Mike Evans is going to sit out the rest of the preseason with a hamstring injury, which naturally prompts the question: is he going to be ready for the season opener? It seems that he is. ...
  • 2 days ago

Jameis Winston already learning to look off safeties

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Jameis Winston is getting better every game, and the proof was in his play on Monday night. His mechanical improvements were obvious,  as both the coaches and Winston himself concluded , but...
  • 3 days ago

Daily Bucs Links: Doug Martin is back to form

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Russell Wilson claims he healed a concussion with the miracle water he invests in - SBNation.com He also thinks the Super Bowl interception was "part of...
  • 3 days ago

Buccaneers re-sign the legendary Connor Barth

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with Connor Barth , according to Greg Auman. Barth was cut by the Denver Broncos earlier this week, mostly because he doesn't have the leg to...
  • 3 days ago