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Wisconsin fans head to the Bay area for football, sunshine

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- There are a couple of good football games on tap. Nice restaurants. Maybe a little fishing or boating. And, of course, the beaches. But make no mistake: There's another key reason the...
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What to expect in Bucs' final two games

Tampa Bay Online At 2-12 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. In this video, Olivia Stacey talks with Tampa Tribune's Bucs Beat writer Roy...
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Hot Reads: Bucs playing to win final two games

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Bucs coach Lovie Smith knows there is some chatter from Tampa Bay fans suggesting the franchise would be better off losing its final two games to finish 2-14 and ensure a premium pick in...
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Bucs notes: Run game is key against Packers

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- With Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers coming to town Sunday, directing an offense that averages 31 points, the Bucs figure their best defense could be a strong commitment to a ground game that...
  • 17 hr 27 min ago

Jaguars' win keeps Titans in running for top draft pick

Tampa Bay Online JACKSONVILLE -- The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Tennessee Titans 21-13 on Thursday night in a battle of two of the NFL's worst teams. Tennessee (2-13) lost its ninth consecutive game and...
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Ex-Bucs OC Tedford headed to CFL as head coach

Tampa Bay Online Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordiator Jeff Tedford has reportedly agreed to become the head coach of the Canadian Football League's British Columbia Lions. The hiring of Tedford has...
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For experienced Bucs, postseason letdown cuts a little deeper

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- For those few Buccaneers who have experienced team success on the NFL level, this season's disappointment cuts a little deeper. With a 2-12 record heading into Sunday's home matchup...
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Hot Reads: McCoy sorry not to play against Rodgers

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy is now 0-for-2 against Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. McCoy sat out the first game he could have played against Rodgers because of a torn biceps muscle in 2011 and...
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With McCoy out, Bowers may get more time, but readiness is concern

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The loss of DT Gerald McCoy to a season-ending right knee sprain will likely result in an increase in playing time the last two games for McCoy's top backup, Da'Quan Bowers. Just how...
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Bucs' McCown makes most of long-distance family time

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- With his wife and four kids at the family's North Carolina home, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown has been living a bachelor's life this season. That is not the lifestyle the...
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Bucs Notes: Packers expect big-time support

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- All the single-game tickets for Sunday's matchup between the Bucs and Packers were scooped up in June, and a huge contingent of Green Bay fans is expected to fill Raymond James Stadium....
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Hot Reads: GB coach could pass Lombardi's mark

Tampa Bay Online Packers coach Mike McCarthy understands the expectations that come with overseeing one of the NFL's historic franchises, dating back to the Vince Lombardi era. Green Bay is seeking to extend its...
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Bucs prepare for Green Bay Packers

Tampa Bay Online At 2-12 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seek their first victory at Raymond James Stadium, while the Green Bay Packers are eager to make a comeback after an upset at Buffalo last week.
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Is Mike Glennon still Bucs' quarterback of the future?

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Mike Glennon is clearly not the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback of the present. With only two games to play in another lost season, that job still belongs to Josh McCown. The question...
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Bucs add to roster after McCoy, Murphy, Seferian-Jenkins go on I.R.

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially shut down All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (knee), wide receiver Louis Murphy (ankle) and rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) on Tuesday,...
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Ira Kaufman's NFL Power Rankings for Week 16

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. New...
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Bucs Lookahead: Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay

Tampa Bay Online The Bucs seek their first 2014 victory at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday as a sellout crowd teeming with Green Bay fans will greet Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, who were upset at Buffalo last...
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Vincent Jackson among Walter Payton Award nominees

Tampa Bay Online NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson is among the 32 players eligible for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, the NFL announced today. Among the other nominees...
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Jon Gruden agrees to ESPN contract extension

Tampa Bay Online Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden has agreed to a contract extension with ESPN through the 2021 NFL season, the cable network announced Monday night. Frequently mentioned for vacant NFL...
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Saints defeat Bears, grab NFC South lead

Tampa Bay Online CHICAGO -- Turns out all Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed to solve their problems was to show up in Chicago. Nothing like playing the Bears to break a slump. Even better, the Saints...
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Blog Articles

Daily Bucs Links: Previewing the game

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Top 10 Quotes of the Week How can the Buccaneers pull positives out of the final two weeks of a losing campaign? That topic and more in our top quotes from...
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Reviewing the Buccaneers' offensive coordinator options

Buc 'Em (DraftPhantom) — DraftPhantom reviews the offensive coordinator candidates for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A look back at Lovie Smith's Previous Choices Lovie Smith is many things: an All-American linebacker and...
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Jason Licht gets an F for his first season as Buccaneers GM

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — My #GMCPlaybook question for @SBNation : Does your GM have vision? Grade your front office’s performance this season. http://t.co/kfiJU12YwC — Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) December 18,...
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NFL Executive: Mariota more pro-ready than Jameis Winston

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Another bit of NFL evaluation on Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still on pace to grab the top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, which means we're going to be talking...
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Buccaneers vs. Packers Injuries: Major Wright out, Clinton McDonald, Mason Foster questionable

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to try to beat the Green Bay Packers without safety Major Wright , who's played sparingly for the past month. Bradley McDougald will presumably take his...
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Aaron Rodgers' slump, the Packers defense, Julius Peppers and more with Acme Packing Company

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — We talked to Acme Packing Company's Jason Hirschhorn 1. What happened with Aaron Rodgers last week, and why did he end my fantasy team's championship hopes? Look, when the mob says you...
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Daily Bucs Links: The worst division in the NFL

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. 'Thursday Night Football,' schedule and results: Jags get comeback win vs. Titans, 21-13 - SBNation.com The Jaguars earned their third win of the season while...
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Thursday Night Football Open Thread

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Titans at Jaguars . Should be a horrendously terrible game. On the other hand, the Bucs really, really want the Titans to lose -- or the two teams to tie, given that the Titans are pretty close...
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Packers vs. Buccaneers injury report: Clinton McDonald, Mason Foster limited

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers probably won't have Major Wright at safety on Sunday, if defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier can be believed. While Wright was limited in today's practice, Frazier...
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Why Lovie Smith won't go back to Jay Cutler with the Buccaneers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — I can't see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers going with Jay Cutler any time soon, but another former Lovie Smith quarterback may be an option. The Chicago Bears have benched Jay Cutler in favor of ...
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DLT's Deadlocks - NFL Picks Week 16 2014

Buc 'Em (JCDeLaTorre) — It's almost over. How's your fantasy team lookin'? Welp, the 2014 NFL Regular season has begun to wind down. For Yucs, Jags, Flaming Thumbtacks, Rai-DUHS and Jests fans - it can't get here quick...
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Daily Bucs Links: Packers come to town

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Bucs: Plenty to Play for Against Packers The Bucs won't take a "nothing to lose" mindset into Sunday's game against the 10-4 Packers , who provide a perfect...
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Pro Bowl 2014: Lavonte David is the only Buc on the list

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will probably have exactly one Pro Bowl representative this year: Lavonte David . The outside linebacker is the only Buccaneer to appear on the fan-voted top ten list...
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Packers vs Bucs Wednesday Injury Report

Buccaneers Gab (Matt Loede) — GREEN BAY PACKERS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday T Bryan Bulaga (concussion), CB Davon House (shoulder), G Josh Sitton (toe) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday...
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Buccaneers sign DE Lawrence Sidbury, release CB Crezdon Butler

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed defensive end Lawrence Sidbury , a 2009 fourth-round pick for the Atlanta Falcons who managed five sacks in 48 games as a defensive end. Sidbury signed...
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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay gives Marcus Mariota to the Buccaneers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Draft season is starting already, and Todd McShay jumps into the fray. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will pick Marcus Mariota with the first overall pick this year, if we can believe basically...
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Buccaneers 2015 schedule is almost finalized

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The 2014 NFL season is nearly over, which means we can start talking about 2015. And that includes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ' future opponents, most of whom we know already, because the NFL uses...
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Daily Bucs Links: D-Line's holiday surprises

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. NFC South Roundup: Week 16 The division standings were shuffled on Sunday and Monday, leaving both the Saints and Falcons controlling their own fates but...
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Buccaneers sign WR Tavarres King, TE Evan Rodriguez and DE George Oku

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially placed defensive tackle Gerald McCoy , wide receiver Louis Murphy and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on injured reserve with minor injuries that...
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Vincent Jackson named Buccaneers' Man of the Year

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Vincent Jackson has won the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ' Man of the Year award, meaning he'll be up for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, along with the 31 other players selected by their...
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