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Bucs notes: Players determined to get first win

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- After one of the worst beatings in franchise history, the Buccaneers are relying on individual pride to avoid an 0-4 start. Only a pair of late touchdowns averted the most lopsided...
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Report: Terrelle Pryor works out for Buccaneers

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the market for another quarterback. Could Terrelle Pryor be coming to town?
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Hot Reads: Bucs P Koenen bested by Hester's speed

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Just like so many punters before him, Michael Koenen thought he had an angle on Devin Hester. The 10-year pro found himself the only Tampa Bay Buccaneer remaining with a shot to bring...
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Ira Kaufman weighs in on this weekend's NFL games

Tampa Bay Online Today's Games Chargers at Bills, 1 p.m. GAME PLAN: After dismantling the defending champion Seahawks, QB Philip Rivers takes aim on the surprising Bills, who boast the AFC's No. 2 ground attack....
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Lovie Smith confident return of injured players will help

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The last thing Lovie Smith wanted to do in his first year as coach of the Buccaneers was to get off to the kind of start that made 2013 the last year of the Greg Schiano era. Yet here he...
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Bucs promotion is legal, but does it encourage gambling?

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Raffles at Moose and Elks lodges and even at the weekly church social might yield a couple of hundred bucks, but raffles at professional sporting events can be much more lucrative, and...
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Column: Let's not forget NFL's good guys, like Derrick Brooks

Tampa Bay Online We interrupt this ongoing police report to remind you that the majority of NFL players abhor the actions of some celebrated miscreants. The mug shots of Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson should not...
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Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Tampa Bay Online NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.
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Bucs notebook: Lovie says McCown is the starter if he's healthy

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- If Josh McCown's injured right thumb heals quickly enough, he will remain the Bucs' starting quarterback when they face the Steelers on Sept. 28 at Heinz Field, coach Lovie Smith said...
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Winless Bucs searching for way to overcome adversity

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Ready to put some distance between themselves and one of the most humiliating losses in franchise history, the Buccaneers couldn't get out of Atlanta fast enough on Thursday night. On...
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Takeaways from Bucs 56-14 defeat

Tampa Bay Online Olivia Stacey talks with Roy Cummings, the Tribune's Bucs beat writer, about the Bucs loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
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Bucs' Josh McCown (thumb) to have second opinion

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — The Buccaneers face a few crises -- most notably at the quarterback position. With Josh McCown to have a second opinion on his thumb, there is concern that he could miss a few weeks with ligament...
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McCown has significant sprain, not a break

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- An MRI on the injured right thumb of Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown revealed a significant sprain, but not a break. Coach Lovie Smith said if McCown's thumb heals quickly enough, he...
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It's clear that the Bucs just weren't ready to play

Tampa Bay Online It's easy to see 0-5 from here, writes columnist Martin Fennelly. But would it be 0-5 like Tony Dungy's first season, when a foundation was built, or Raheem Morris' and Greg Schiano's final...
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Lovie Smith 'embarrassed' by loss that will leave 'scar'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Lovie Smith's Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- by his own admission -- were a no-show Thursday night in a 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. For the team, the rout is a 'scar' that will never go away.
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Bucs notes: Struggles cut deep for GM Licht

Tampa Bay Online After almost two decades working in scouting and personnel for five franchises, Jason Licht figured he was prepared to be an NFL general manager. Then the season began and he realized the game had...
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Hester's record-breaking runback is a very familiar sight for Lovie

Tampa Bay Online ATLANTA -- Before Thursday's game, Bucs coach Lovie Smith and Falcons WR Devin Hester shared an emotional embrace. The next time Smith noticed No. 17, Hester was streaking past his sideline for a...
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Five more giveaways contribute mightily to lopsided defeat for Bucs

Tampa Bay Online ATLANTA -- He arrived in Tampa preaching that turnovers and takeaways would define his team's season. Through the first three games of his Buccaneers regime, Lovie Smith has proven to be prophetic...
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Josh McCown questionable with thumb injury

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Buccaneers starting quarterback Josh McCown left Tampa Bay's meeting with the Falcons minutes before halftime with a right thumb injury. His return is questionable, according to the team.
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Bucs' Josh McCown out with a thumb injury

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Buccaneers starting quarterback Josh McCown left Tampa Bay's meeting with the Falcons minutes before halftime with a right thumb injury. The team announced that he will not return.
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Blog Articles

Gerald McCoy back at practice, Mason Foster still out

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Gerald McCoy is back at practice -- and that's where the good news ends. Injury updates! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got back to practicing today, after the debacle that was Thursday Night...
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Vincent Jackson suffered wrist fracture, won't miss time

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Vincent Jackson isn't healthy, but should still play. According to Fox Sports' Ross Jones , wide receiver Vincent Jackson sustained a wrist fracture against the Atlanta Falcons, but will not...
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The Bucs were blown out once, not three times

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Reading NFL coverage over the past few days, you'd think the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had been completely hopeless through three games. But that's not really true. In today's MMQB column, Peter King ...
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Josh McCown injury: Buccaneers quarterback could play against Steelers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Josh McCown might be back this week, but is more likely to sit out one week. While a report by Alex Marvez suggested on Friday that Josh McCown would miss "several weeks", local beat writers...
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Daily Bucs Links: Reviewing the weekend

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Former Titans kicker Rob Bironas dies in car accident - Music City Miracles Terrible news. What we learned Sunday in the NFL, Week 3: The wide open AFC -...
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2015 NFL Draft Order: Jaguars, Raiders and Buccaneers on 'top' -- again

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Another season, another draft order -- and nothing changes. A bit early, and much will change before the end of the season, but it's still interesting to take into account. The Jacksonville...
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Sunday NFL Games Open Thread

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for the Sunday games. Lots of goodness on tap, but for Bucs fans, the game between the Vikings and Saints at 1:00 p.m. is probably the most significant one. The ...
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NFL Picks against the spread, week 3: Divisional games on the menu

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — We picked every week 3 NFL game against the spread. Because we can. Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints (-10.5) : The Saints are pretty good on offense, but their defense has been...
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Daily Bucs Links: Josh McCown's thumb sprain

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Buccaneer Quotes: "0-3 Is Not Acceptable" DT Clinton McDonald says the Buccaneers' locker room is "shocked" and "angry" after Thursday's loss in Atlanta, but...
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Tampa 2 is not the problem with the Buccaneers defense

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive struggles have been blamed on Tampa 2, a lot. But that's not exactly accurate, and the issue has been execution more than scheme. After three losses in which...
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Bucs' scheme breakdowns

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — View this gallery here.
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Robert Herron continues to climb in Buccaneers' snap counts

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The snap counts for the 'game' between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were crushed by the Atlanta Falcons , and part of that was the large amount of...
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Daily Bucs Links: Fixing the worst team in the NFL

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Upon Further Review: Bucs-Falcons In the aftermath of a rough loss in Atlanta, the Buccaneers are addressing such issues as Josh McCown's injured thumb, a...
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Report: Josh McCown to miss "several weeks" with thumb injury

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — The Buccaneers will have to turn to Mike Glennon to run the show on offense if this Fox Sports report is true. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers named Josh McCown the starter at quarterback after...
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Buccaneers have to get their homefield advantage back

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to find a way to get back their home field advantage. Lovie Smith said today that things would have to change. One of those key things to change would be the (lack...
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Lovie Smith says Josh McCown is the Buccaneers' starter

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Bucs aren't switching to Mike Glennon as the starter, at least for now. After last night's debacle, we've seen a lot of calls for Mike Glennon to take over as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers '...
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The Future is Now

Buc 'Em (Lee Caswell) — While Mike Glennon certainly has his faults it's time to see if all "the quarterback of the future" talk has any merit. There is absolutely no reason to keep trotting the journeyman McCown out...
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10 Things We Think We Learned - Bucs vs. Falcons I Week 3 2014

Buc 'Em (JCDeLaTorre) — Well, the plane didn't crash. That's something. It crossed my mind to turn off the game. I would have if it wasn't my job to write about this team today. I will admit it now, I was fooled by the...
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Daily Bucs Links: That loss sucked

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Postgame Press Conference Clips Lovie Smith and Josh McCown react to their loss against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. A Night to Forget: Bucs Fall to...
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Buccaneers vs. Falcons Final Score: Tampa Bay destroyed by Atlanta, 56-14

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14, Atlanta Falcons 56. Somehow not the worst loss in Bucs history.
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