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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:...
  • 21 hr 47 min ago

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:...
  • 21 hr 51 min ago

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.
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

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...
  • 2 days ago

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...
  • 2 days ago

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...
  • 2 days ago

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...
  • 2 days ago

Vincent Jackson not being shopped by Buccaneers

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Coach Lovie Smith said Monday the Buccaneers are not trying to shop any of their players. Is Tampa Bay willing to listen to offers for No. 1 wide receiver Vincent Jackson?
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Josh McCown (thumb) returns to Buccaneers practice

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Josh McCown returned to Buccaneers practice on Monday for the first time in a month. Who's more likely to be under center for Tampa Bay versus the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8: the veteran, or Mike...
  • 2 days ago

Smith faces QB decision as McCown returns to Bucs practice

Tampa Bay Online It appears Bucs coach Lovie Smith must make a decision at quarterback with Josh McCown returning to practice, possibly opening the door for him to start over Mike Glennon on Sunday vs. Minnesota.
  • 2 days ago

Lovie Smith confident Buccaneers can right ship

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Lovie Smith's first season as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hasn't gone as well as many expected. But Smith isn't ready to throw in the towel quite yet.
  • 3 days ago

Smith optimistic Bucs will get the ship sailing

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Down 38 points and with little chance of mounting a comeback, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith told his team at halftime of the Baltimore game last week there was nothing left to play for...
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Bucs player development director Harris faces DUI charge

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers director of player development Isaiah Harris was arrested on charges of driving under the influence early Thursday in New Tampa. Harris was arrested by Tampa police...
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Bucs sign CB Frey, eye change at nickel corner

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Something had to change. Coach Lovie Smith said as much, not that he really needed to. The Buccaneers' 1-5 record said it for him. It screams for change. And now, at least one may be on...
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Blog Articles

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...
  • 15 hr 31 min ago

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...
  • 17 hr 31 min ago

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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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should trade Vincent Jackson

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — Vincent Jackson is a veteran leader, a matchup nightmare, and one of my favorite Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But he should be traded if the team has any respectable offers on the table for him. ...
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NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: The Bucs are the worst

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now the worst. Last week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were surprisingly not the worst team in the NFL by most power rankings. This week, after not playing, the Bucs...
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Buccaneers on pace to have worst season since 1976

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — They say that "numbers never lie," and if that's true, the 2014 Bucs are a historically bad football team. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are off to a 1-5 start to the 2014 season, but its the manner...
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Daily Bucs Links: Lovie Smith denies Vincent Jackson rumors

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. One Good Play at a Time The Buccaneers came back from their bye week feeling re-energized and confident, but they'll be judged by their actions and not their...
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Buccaneers to sign return man Trindon Holliday, per report

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — Lovie Smith finally makes a move for a proven return man by signing the shortest player in the NFL, Trindon Holliday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will announce the signing of proven return man ...
  • 2 days ago

Monday Night Open Thread

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Texans at  Steelers . Oh boy. Here's your open thread for the game!
  • 2 days ago

Josh McCown returns to practice for Buccaneers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw their original starting quarterback return to the practice field, but does that mean he'll re-gain his starting job? Josh McCown returned to practice for the Tampa...
  • 2 days ago

Buccaneers' next three opponents all lost this weekend

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an easy schedule over the next few weeks. Can they turn around their season? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been terrible this season, but all is not yet lost. Not...
  • 2 days ago

Daily Bucs Links: Reviewing the weekend

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Jameis Winston expected to enter NFL Draft, according to report - SBNation.com Amid two investigations, the Florida State quarterback will reportedly go pro...
  • 2 days ago

2015 NFL Draft Order: Oakland at the top

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — A first look at the 2015 NFL draft order after seven weeks of NFL football. After seven weeks of NFL football, the Oakland Raiders are in pole position to get the top pick of the 2015 NFL...
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