Found August 10, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need a better pass rush, and according to coach Greg Schiano, that means they need a better Da'Quan Bowers. Schiano has been on his third-year defensive end - during practices and after - all summer long. ''It's certainly not anything personal. We both want the same thing,'' Schiano said Saturday. ''He wants to be an every-down player and we need an every-down defensive end so we're just trying to get there.'' Bowers was the only Bucs regular to play the entire first half Thursday night in a 44-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the preseason opener. His performance drew mixed reviews from Schiano. ''I felt like I needed it,'' Bowers said. ''I'm an unproven defensive end in this league. I felt like I needed the extra work. I talked to coach about it. He agreed, I agreed so we came up with a plan.'' Even after investing premium picks on three defensive linemen, including Bowe...

Bucs' Gerald McCoy leaves practice with tweaked calf

TAMPA, Fla. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy left practice Saturday with a tweaked calf, coach Greg Schiano said. The severity is unknown. McCoy, named to his first Pro Bowl after last season, limped off during a two-minute drill late in the workout at One Buc Place. After leaving the field, he walked along the sideline but did not return to live play. Initially...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason roster roundup: Defensive back

Position1st String2nd String3rd String LCBDarrelle RevisDanny GorrerMelvin Rashaan SSMark BarronCody GrimmSean Baker FSDashon GoldsonAhmad BlackKeith Tandy RCBLeonard JohnsonJohnthan BanksMichael Adams In 2012, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense was historically bad — literally, they almost broke an NFL record for the worst statistical pass defense of all time...

Doug Martin is the new workhorse of fantasy football. Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2.0

When Doug Martin came on the scene he look the NFL by storm.  The feature back is hard to find in the NFL these days but we have a new one in Tampa.   I don't usually like first or second year backs but this is a great situation in Tampa and a special player.  Get use to penciling this guy in at the top of the board for the next decade. Tier 1 Doug Martin Adrian...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason opener: Ravens 44 Buccaneers 16

(Image from ESPN sportscaster and former NFL lineman, Mark Schlereth has a wise NFL saying: “Preseason games don’t count, but they do matter.” What he means by this is that the final score may not have an impact on a team’s regular season record, but the effort, progress and adaptation to live play shown in the preseason will have an impact that may change the...

Josh Freeman gets support from Bucs G.M.

The ongoing debate from the national media whether the Bucs like quarterback Josh Freeman or not is quite obnoxious. In the latest installment of the Bucs showing support — or not — for Freeman comes courtesy of Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik via I think he’s played smart all preseason long. I think that’s the main thing. He’s been very good with...

Lions add former Bucs third-round pick Myron Lewis

Myron Lewis the 2010 third-round draft pick who was cut by the Buccaneers last week has landed in Detroit. A league source tells PFT that the Lions have signed Lewis. The Lions have been looking for depth in the secondary and improvement on special teams so Lewis makes a lot of sense for them.

Mixed Bag of "NUTS" ...Tampa Bay Buccaneers starters 'win' battle, backups lose the war.

The NFL is investigating the idea that perhaps fans are not happy with the current status of PreSeason football in the NFL. Also, Santa Clause is investigating if children are unhappy with lumps of coal for Christmas. As disapointing as paying full price for a ticket only to watch starters play for 8-10 snaps, NFL and Bucs fans were elated to be listening to Gene Deckerhoff,...

Dallas Clark signs with Baltimore Ravens

Tight end Dallas Clark is at that stage in his career where he will be limited to short stints with teams here and there as needed. Clark is stepping in at the final hour to help the Baltimore Ravens according to the team. Please click here to read this story. The post Dallas Clark signs with Baltimore Ravens appeared first on Players View.

Buccaneers' placekicking duties up for grabs

There is no competition for Josh Freeman's quarterback job, at least not yet. Rookie QB Mike Glennon made some plays in Thursday night's 44-16 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but Bucs coach Greg Schiano made it clear Friday that Freeman is his starter. The placekicking job is another matter. ''I hope for a very, very hard decision there,'' Schiano...

Report: TE Dallas Clark Could Sign With A New Team This Week

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that free agent TE Dallas Clark has re-affirmed his intentions of playing this season. Schefter adds that a “deal could get done this week“ While still no official word on what team may have an interest, the Baltimore Ravens would make some sense. Injuries to established tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson have the Ravens tight end unit shallow...

Kevin Ogletree Fares Well in Preseason Opener

Tampa Bay wideout Kevin Ogletree caught five balls for 65 yards which should help solidify his role as the No. 3 receiver behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams.Fantasy Spin:Ogletree was in the three receiver sets, but the Bucs don't use that formation much. Still, if either of the starters goes down, Ogletree is the guy to have ahead of Tiquan Underwood or Chris Owusu.

Buccaneers’ Peyton Hillis suffers apparent knee injury in preseason debut

Peyton Hillis was looking for a new lease on his football life when he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2013 NFL season.  Now it looks like that lease has expired. Dan Hanzus of reports that Hillis suffered a left knee injury during the third quarter of the Buccaneers’ Thursday night preseason opener against the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens...
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