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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to get to a .500 record Sunday as they head into Oakland to face the Raiders. The Bucs had an October filled with good defense and great offense and look to continue their strong play in week nine. Josh Freeman needs to continue impressing Since the bye week, Josh Freeman has had three straight games with three touchdowns. In that span, he has thrown for 1,010 yards with a quarterback rating of 113.9. Oakland’s pass defense has struggled this season allowing quarterbacks to throw for a completion percentage of 67.3 and giving up 246.4 yards per game. Special teams has to get going The Buccaneers have struggled with kickoff and punt returns. A category head coach Greg Schiano harps on has not played out well this season so far for the Bucs. They are averaging just 20 yards per kickoff return and are dead last in the NFL in punt return average at 5.5 yards. However, Roscoe Parrish can bring that average up this Sunday as the Raiders are giving up 11 yards per punt return. Don’t sleep on Carson Palmer The Buccaneers need to find a solution to defend the pass. Veteran quarterback Carson Palmer has played as good as he could given what he has in Oakland. In fact, the Raiders could have handed the Atlanta Falcons their first loss back in week five if it wasn’t for a pass by Palmer that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. If the Bucs secondary does not tighten up, Palmer will look like his good old days from Cincinnati. Ignore the possible distractions The Bucs were part of three major stories this week: Possible 4-game suspension for Eric Wright, Carl Nicks placed on I.R., and Aqib Talib traded. The coaching staff has done a great job preparing the team mentally for games. They responded well to the Talib suspension three weeks ago, but they’ll be tested now knowing Nicks and Talib will not suit up for them the rest of the season. (Photo Credit: AP) The post Bucs game day: Keys to the game against Oakland appeared first on The Bay Cave.
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Former Buccaneers executive Doug Williams says most of the team's brain trust wanted to trade up in the 2009 NFL Draft in order to select Mark Sanchez over Josh Freeman.
Load the cannons and secure the riggings, because its that time again. Time for the pirate gangs from opposite coasts to meet once again on the gridiron. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to Oakland to play the Raiders this weekend, we have a recipe for a good old fashioned war. Every phase of the game on each team has an interesting matchup, [...]
Oakland QB Carson Palmer amassed a season-high 414 passing yards Sunday in a 42-32 loss to Tampa Bay.Fantasy Spin:Throwing for 400 yards looks good on paper but in reality, Palmer really wasn't all that sharp. Though he did distribute four touchdown passes, Palmer also gave away three interceptions while completing just 39 of his 61 throws. The good news for Palmer owners is...
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Last week it was reported that Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright would be suspended by the NFL for using Adderall.
According to Gil Arcia of The Bay Cave, the NFL still hasn’t handed down a suspension to Wright and that...
After getting outscored by 21 points in the 3rd quarter, the Oakland Raiders were able to get back in the game with 22 points in the last quarter on what could have been an incredible comeback. Well, it wasn’t enough. An interception with a little over 2 minutes left in the contest confirmed the loss, after the Silver&Black gave up [...]
There has been a much publicized rift between the Buccaneers organization and former front office executive Doug Williams. While making an appearance on the Ron and Ian Show on 620 WDAE Thursday morning, Williams stuck to his words he once said about the Bucs initial draft day plan before drafting Josh Freeman. “When Josh came out, i was probably one of the two people in the...
After a sluggish start that included a blocked Connor Barth field goal, the Buccaneers relied on a rookie to get them going. Running back Doug Martin would set team records in route to a 42-32 victory over the Oakland Raiders. The Bucs would jump ahead of Oakland 7-3 in the second quarter after Josh Freeman hit Vincent Jackson in the end zone from 20 yards out.But with under two...
The league has yet to hand down an official ruling regarding Eric Wright’s possible suspension, which was first reported by FOX’s Jay Glazer last Sunday. Today, a source from within the Buccaneers informed The Cave that Wright may not be suspended. Jay Glazer tweeted that corner back Eric Wright would be suspended for four games for the use of Adderall, same drug Aqib Talib...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders have done a fairly good job moving the ball down the field so far this season.
Getting the ball into the end zone has been a different case.
The Raiders (3-4) have been one of the NFL's least efficient teams when it comes to red zone offense, scoring touchdowns on only about...
Darrius Heyward-Bay of the Oakland Raiders had one heck of a grab during their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Bay hauled in a deep pass from Carson Palmer with one hand, and it was a thing of beauty.
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One of the major concerns for the Oakland Raiders offense this season has been leaving points on the field by not converting touchdowns while inside the red zone. Despite the two game winning streak, Oakland still needs to get improvement with their efficiency in the red zone. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday, the Raiders will look to capitalize on their chances with...
Last season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their last ten games in a row to finish the season with a 4-12 record which eventually led to the firing of then head coach Raheem Morris. One of the problems in the 2011 season was lack of offense.Quarterback Josh Freeman finished the season only completing 62 percent of his passes, while throwing only 16 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) at Oakland Raiders (3-4)
After unimpressive wins over the Jaguars and Chiefs, the Raiders now sit at 3-4 and are somehow in the AFC playoff mix. However, they still aren’t very good. They have a point differential of -42. They got blown out in Oakland and in Miami and they weren’t impressive in either of their last 2 wins against crappy teams. They...
In this short post I go over the Sit ‘em & Start ‘em picks that I made before the weekend. I also go over players who had a breakout game and could be worth a waiver wie pickup.
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Freeman had another solid fantasy performance as his Buccs scored more than 40 points against the Oakland Raiders and is looking like a top...