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Ready or not, Bridgewater leads Vikes

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Teddy Bridgewater couldn't outrun his skeptics last spring. Despite throwing 31 touchdown passes and only four interceptions at Louisville as a junior before declaring for the NFL draft,...
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Hot Reads: WR Jackson wants to stay with Bucs

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson has heard all the trade rumors involving his name, but hasn't heard anything from Bucs officials to suggest there's any truth to them. And that's just fine...
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Bucs notes: QB dilemma is whether to activate McCown

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The biggest decision Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith has to make regarding QB Josh McCown this week is not whether to start him, but whether to activate him. McCown returned to practice this...
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Bucs' McCoy: We just have to be tougher

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- There may be no worse an insult for a football player than to be called soft, but Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy says he understands why the Buccaneers may have earned that...
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Bucs have reasons for deferring at coin toss

Tampa Bay Online Like many of his NFL rivals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith places a premium on ball security. That's why it's odd that he usually gives the ball away the first time he has a chance to...
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Bucs notes: Banks returns to practice; Jackson, Goldson limited

Tampa Bay Online CB Johnthan Banks, who didn't dress against Baltimore before the bye week, participated fully in Wednesday's practice. Six Bucs practiced on a limited basis: McCown, WR Vincent Jackson (rib), LT...
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Bucs sign Holliday to spark return game

Tampa Bay Online Looking for a spark in the return game, the Bucs signed Trindon Holliday and promoted defensive end T.J. Fatinikun from the practice squad. Holliday entered the league as a sixth-round draft pick...
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Bucs notes: Smith sees no QB controversy

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA - Although he declined to name his starter under center for Sunday's home matchup against the Vikings, Bucs coach Lovie Smith rebuffed any notion of a quarterback controversy. Veteran Josh...
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Hot Reads: Vikings coach sees talented Bucs defense

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- According to first-year Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, don't read too much into the NFL statistics that show the Bucs at the bottom of the league in both yards and points allowed. "It's been...
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Lingering ankle injury frustrates Bucs DE Johnson

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The tip of the spear has not been sharp. And the right edge has a nick in it, one that's been there almost since the spear was pulled from its sheath. Michael Johnson doesn't like to talk...
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Lookahead: Bucs vs. Vikings

Tampa Bay Online Coming off a bye week, the Bucs seek their first home win in four attempts Sunday against the Vikings, who have dropped three in a row following a 2-2 start. Here's a closer look at the matchup:...
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Ira Kaufman's Week 8 NFL power rankings

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. Rk. Team:...
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Home not sweet to Bucs so far this season

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- It was one of Lovie Smith's early vows, right up there with stellar special teams play, winning the turnover battle and running the football: We shall establish dominance at home. But...
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Bucs' Da'Quan Bowers suspended by NFL

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA - The disappointing career of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers took another wayward turn Tuesday when he was suspended without pay for the team's next two games for...
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Bucs' Da'Quan Bowers suspended for PED violation

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The NFL suspended Da'Quan Bowers for two games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end is eligible to return Week 10.
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Podcast: Bye week a welcome break for Bucs

Tampa Bay Online In this week's Bucs Bonus Podcast, Ira Kaufman and Olivia Stacey discuss where the Bucs stand as they return from their bye week, Coach Lovie Smith's quarterback decision, and take a look around...
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Lovie Smith, Bucs should stick with Glennon

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Let the QB controversy begin! Not.Monday, for the first time since Sept. 18 at the Georgia Dome, Josh McCown (you might remember him) threw the football at Bucs practice. So did Mike...
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Bucs take weekend off, gain ground in NFC South

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith can't wait to get back to the days when he can go out to practice and watch two healthy quarterbacks throw the ball around. If it hasn't arrived...
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Bucs notes: Vikings defense not flashy, but effective

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Bucs LT Anthony Collins has taken on some of the NFL's most gifted pass rushers through six games, and Sunday's matchup poses another daunting challenge. Minnesota's Everson Griffen isn't...
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Hot Reads: Bucs feel refreshed after bye week

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- After six games marked by mistakes, injuries and defeat, the Buccaneers returned to the practice field Monday feeling rejuvenated after a welcome bye week. "We've come back in refocused...
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Blog Articles

Tampa 2 is not the problem for the Buccaneers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers suck because they're playing poorly. It's not really more complicated than that. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have arguably the worst defense in the NFL right now, a...
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Daily Bucs Links: McCoy says the defense is soft

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Breaking Madden, Week 8: The quest for 511 touchdowns in a game - SBNation.com Peyton Manning is now the all-time leader in touchdown passes with 510. Brett...
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Thursday Night Open Thread

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today's game. Chargers at Broncos! Should be a good one.
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Jorvorskie Lane stops a car burglar

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a crime-fighting fullback. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers expected a lot out of fullback Jorvorskie Lane before the season started, but they didn't expect him to be a...
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Buccaneers working out a punter, not looking to replace Michael Koenen

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing in punter Brock Miller for a workout,  as first reported by Aaron Wilson . Now you may think that's to replace Michael Koenen -- but  according to Greg...
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Buccaneers vs. Viking Thursday Injury Report

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — No significant injuries for either the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Minnesota Vikings, it seems. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to be coy with Josh McCown's injury. The quarterback was...
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Fantasy football advice: It's time to trade Doug Martin

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope Doug Martin is going to be the foundation of their offense. It's not going to happen. Coming into the season, Doug Martin was one of the top running backs in...
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Buccaneers sign linebacker Orie Lemon off Chiefs practice squad

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers add another bit of reinforcement to their defense. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed linebacker Orie Lemon to their active roster. Lemon was a member of the ...
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DLT's Deadlocks - NFL Picks Week 8 2014

Buc 'Em (JCDeLaTorre) — After a horrible week, Sander has replaced DLT with a manatee. Hi, I'm the Masked Manatee. Sander has replaced DLT with me this week after he spit the bed last week with an 8-7 record. I may not...
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Daily Bucs Links: Michael Johnson's injury

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Vikings/Buccaneers Preview And Week 8 Picks: Falling Trees In The Forest - Daily Norseman The Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Sunday is NOT...
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NFL Trade Rumors: Buccaneers fielding calls on a lot of players

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly receiving interest on a number of different players. So here's a list of players they could move, and players they'll never move. The trade deadline will...
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Why a Vincent Jackson trade to the Chiefs won't happen

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't trade Vincent Jackson to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are willing to trade Vincent Jackson, for the right offer, and we have the first...
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Buccaneers injury report: Vincent Jackson, Josh McCown limited at practice

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — The Buccaneers spent a bye week getting healthy, but still have some players nursing injuries as Week 8 approaches. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent the bye week trying to get healthy, but still...
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The Buccaneers have been bad against rookie quarterbacks recently, and face one this weekend

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — You may want to get Teddy Bridgewater in your fantasy lineup this week. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been bad on defense this season, especially against the pass. Even in "good" matchups...
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Grab The Buccaneers New Era On Field Classic 39THIRTY Flex Hat!

Buccaneers Gab (Matt Loede) — New Era has released an excellent new Buccaneers hat for the 2014 season, and now you can get it officially from their site – HERE! This Bucs NFL 2014 On Field 39THIRTY Cap features an...
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Buccaneers coach: "No quarterback controversy"

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a quarterback controversy, even if their quarterbacks coach doesn't want to acknowledge it. If you ask anyone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a quarterback...
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Scheme buy-in is the key to a Buccaneers turnaround

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Buccaneers have to get their players to buy into the scheme. Can we replace three quarters of the roster with better players? No? Oh. I think the Bucs may have a problem, then. All...
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Daily Bucs Links: What about Jameis?

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. NFC South Roundup: Week Eight The Buccaneers' division absorbed three losses and another round of unfortunate news this past weekend, including key injuries...
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Buccaneers officially sign Trindon Holliday, cut Scott Solomon and Solomon Patton

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had plenty of work to do on Tuesday, as they set to work to replace an ineffective kick punt returner and a suspended defensive lineman. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made...
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Da'Quan Bowers suspended two games for PEDs

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will miss Da'Quan Bowers for two games. The NFL has announced that defensive end Da'Quan Bowers will be suspended for two games for violating the NFL policy on...
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