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Bucs Beat: Smith lost games but not his players' respect

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith brought with him to Tampa last year a reputation for being one of the most well-liked, easy-going and highly respected coaches in the NFL. That reputation was...
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NFL column: History not on Lynch's side in Hall of Fame debate

Tampa Bay Online The last thing the embattled National Football League needs is another compelling safety issue. This one doesn't involve commissioner Roger Goodell, however. The 46-member panel of selectors for...
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Ball tells all! Admits pressure is just too much

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have no explanations. Belichick non-explained first Thursday, but Brady gets bonus points for non-explaining from beneath the greased wheels of the 900-car...
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Bucs hire Mike Bajakian as QBs coach

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Just as they did last year, the Buccaneers will have an NFL rookie coaching their quarterbacks in 2015. Tampa Bay hired Mike Bajakian, a 12-year college coaching veteran, to be its...
  • 3 days ago

McCoy: Bucs' offense, defense failed in two-minute situations

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Gerald McCoy said Tampa Bay's 2-14 record stems primarily from chronic failures in two-minute situations, but the Pro Bowl defensive tackle offered no opinion on what the Buccaneers...
  • 3 days ago

Bucs Bonus Podcast: Super Bowl, DeflateGate

Tampa Bay Online In this week's Bucs Bonus Podcast, Tampa Tribune's NFL writer, Ira Kaufman joins Olivia Stacey to preview the Super Bowl and discuss the allegations that New England used overly deflated footballs...
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Cheating as much part of Belichick legacy as much Super Bowl rings

Tampa Bay Online Take a seat, Beli-cheat. Turn in your hoodie. You're watching this Super Bowl, not coaching it. That's what the NFL should tell Bill Belichick as DeflateGate joins SpyGate in the pantheon of...
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Bucs WR Jackson recognized for helping military families

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson and Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen are the finalists for the NFL's 2014 Salute to Service Award. The award recognizes the...
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Ex-Bucs QB: 'No wrongdoing' with treated Super Bowl balls

Tampa Bay Online Former Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson says he neither cheated nor acted maliciously when he paid two ball boys $7,500 to prepare the balls for Super Bowl XXXVII.
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Ex-Bucs TE Jerramy Stevens arrested on DUI suspicion

Tampa Bay Online MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Jerramy Stevens -- the husband of U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo -- has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in...
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Former Bucs players taking center stage in Super Bowl

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Lovie Smith's goal of "Destination Phoenix" for the 2014 Buccaneers proved to be a far-fetched notion, but the upcoming Super Bowl between the Patriots and Seahawks features a distinctive...
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NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

Tampa Bay Online NEW YORK -- NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. McCarthy said Monday...
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Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC title

Tampa Bay Online SEATTLE -- Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game....
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NFL Column: Coaches can make most of second chances

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Coaching in the NFL can be lovelier the second time around. At least that's what the Raiders and Bills are counting on as they chose the recycle route in filling vacancies. Oakland went...
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AFC championship: Colts' Luck looks to take next step

Tampa Bay Online FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks. In each of his three seasons, he and the Indianapolis Colts got one game closer to the Super...
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NFC championship: Seahawks, Packers have come long way

Tampa Bay Online SEATTLE -- Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again. After they opened the 2014 NFL season in early September, it seemed inevitable that Aaron Rodgers would get a...
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There's no rush to answer Bucs' draft debate

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Jameis or Marcus? It's the big question. Everyone has an answer. God bless them. There was the guy sitting near me at lunch a few weeks ago who told me Jameis would be a complete...
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Bucs Beat: Koetter's experience expected to make offense more potent

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Asked last week to describe the health issues that ultimately led to his departure, former Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford repeated two words over and over again: Untimely...
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Bucs to part with interim play-caller Arroyo

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are parting ways with quarterbacks coach and interim play-caller Marcus Arroyo, a source with knowledge of the team's plans has told The Tampa Tribune. Arroyo, a rookie...
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Memorable Glazer quotes through the years

Tampa Bay Online "We're involved in several things, and they're all winners. We expect to win here, too." Malcolm Glazer in 1995 "Mr. Glazer seemed to be a very conservative fellow. We could use somebody who's a...
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Blog Articles

"Stars aligned" for Marcus Mariota to Buccaneers, says Chris Mortensen

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen the "stars are aligned" for Marcus Mariota to be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ' first overall pick.  Greg Auman notes that Mort talked about offensive coordinator...
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2015 NFL Draft: Analysis of Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — If you like in-depth analysis of draft prospects, the above video is made specifically for you. It's Matt Waldman going through Marcus Mariota's games against Florida State and Ohio State. He lays...
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Pro Bowl Open Thread

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for the Pro Bowl. No Bucs, though.
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Raheem Morris expected to join the Falcons as defensive coordinator

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Raheem Morris will join the Atlanta Falcons as a "hybrid assistant-defensive coordinator,"  according to the Washington Post (h/t  D. Orlando Ledbetter ). The Falcons are likely to hire ...
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Pro Bowl 2015: Rosters, rule changes, game time, TV schedule, online streaming and more

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's everything you need to know to watch the 2015 Pro Bowl, including game time, TV channel, rules and more. The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl will get under way tonight in Arizona. There are no Tampa Bay...
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Daily Bucs Links: Senior Bowl Recap

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. The NFL will call a penalty on Marshawn Lynch for grabbing his crotch during the Super Bowl - SBNation.com The NFL is serious about both balls-related...
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Marcus Mariota not sure he'll throw at NFL Combine with sprained AC joint

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Marcus Mariota missed the Senior Bowl after playing fifteen games this year, and now he's not sure he'll throw in the 2015 NFL combine . Mariota sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder, he...
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Senior Bowl: Schedule, live streaming, TV Channel, rosters and more

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The 2015 Senior Bowl is today. The Senior Bowl is the most important annual All-Star game for draft prospects, attended by every team and many, many draftniks. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were...
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Mike Bajakian will have input in Bucs' draft decision

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired a new quarterbacks coach, and he gave some immediate thoughts on the Bucs' draft selection. New Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback coach is looking forward to...
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Daily Bucs Links: Senior Bowl preview

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Senior Bowl NFL Draft stock report: Who helped themselves in Mobile? - SBNation.com Practices in Mobile, Ala. have concluded, and several players put in a...
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Buccaneers could still lose their new quarterbacks coach to Central Michigan

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Mike Bajakian as their quarterbacks coach yesterday, but there's still a chance they lose him. The former Tennessee Volunteers offensive coordinator is still in...
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The Buccaneers should probably stop fumbling

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fumble the ball. A lot. Nick Timiraos in some desperate attempt to explain the silliness that is DeflateGate created a chart based on the amount of fumbles per play...
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NFL Draft 2015: Can Spread QB's Immediately Succeed?

Buc 'Em (JCDeLaTorre) — Much has been said about Marcus Mariota's Spread offense as a detriment. How do spread QBs do in their first year? There is a narrative out there that because of the style of offense played,...
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Daily Bucs Links: DeflateGate is dumb

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. The Patriots cheated, but DeflateGate is being blown way out of proportion - SBNation.com The Patriots probably broke the rules, and they probably did it...
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Marcus Mariota could fall in the 2015 NFL draft

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — NFL.com is reporting that one AFC scout said that Marcus Mariota will fall in the draft. That fits with the general negativity (or relative negativity) we've seen on the Oregon quarterback over...
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Buccaneers hire Mike Bajakian as quarterbacks coach

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers round out their coaching staff with a quarterbacks coach. Update: Pewter Report notes that it's not official yet. he Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hiring Tennessee...
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Buccaneers hire Andrew Weidinger as offensive quality control coach

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired a new offensive quality control coach in Andrew Weidinger,  according to Greg Auman . Weidinger's spent his career handling quality control aspects for the ...
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NFL Draft 2015: Marcus Mariota does not need to sit early in his career

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The idea that spread quarterbacks can't be successful as rookies is nonsense. ESPN's Mel Kiper talked to national media yesterday, and said that any team that drafts Marcus Mariota is going to...
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Daily Bucs Links: Mike Evans highlight reel

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Best of Mike Evans in 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans had a rookie year to remember, including breaking a single-season franchise...
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Lavonte David second in NFL in defeats

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — In 2013, Lavonte David was all over the field. With sevens sacks, five interceptions and two forced fumbles, he created a ridiculous amount of splash plays for a 4-3 outside linebacker. But this...
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