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NFL beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder.
Whereas a 4-4 record at the seasons halfway point might rank as a disappointment for some teams, others would see it as major progress.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can be grouped in the latter.
The Bucs finished 2011 with a 4-12 record that prompted the firing of head coach Raheem Morris.
But halfway through 2012, Tampa Bay is making significant strides under coach Greg Schiano.
OK, so the teams the Bucs have beaten are a combined 11-22. Big deal. This is the NFL, where any team can win on a given Sunday.
Upon further review, even the Buccaneers first half can be divided into two: a pre-bye week 1-3 mark, and a post-bye week 3-1.
The turnaround has been fueled by a resurgent offense that has averaged 477 yards and 36 points the past four games. Quarterback Josh Freeman and rookie running back Doug Martin have led the explosion.
Martin hasnt been the only impressive rookie. Linebacker Lavonte David and safety Mark Barron have ...
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Doug Martin had a record week on the ground for the Bucs last week. Obviously he can't repeat those numbers, but he needs to be productive to help out Freeman.
I'm sitting at 84-49 heading into the weekend. I need to have a huge run to get over .750 for the season.
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As someone who has followed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since their addition to the NFL in 1976, I have seen some very poor teams hit the field. The 2011 version of the Buccaneers were a unit among some of the worst football the Bay area has ever seen. This year however, with the addition of rookie head coach Greg Schiano, the team has rebounded and actually are playing some of the...
Tampa Bay is eight games into the 2012 regular season and have already impressed many with their .500 record alone. But after starting 1-3 and winning three of their last four, the Buccaneers are beginning to make some noise around the league. Where the team ranks Total Offense – 9th (376.4 ypg) Rushing Offense – 9th (131.0 ypg) Passing Offense – 14th (245.4 ypg) Total Defense...
Last week: 11 (+8)
The Buccaneers are surging thanks to Doug Martin’s improved play and the improved chemistry between Josh Freeman and new free agent acquisition Vincent Jackson. They’ve won 3 of 4 and sit at 4-4 with a +41 points differential that ranks 6th in the loaded NFC (for reference, it’d be 4th in the AFC). They rank 12th in yards per play differential...
The Buccaneers are looking to continue their offensive success from the past four weeks. Rookie running back Doug Martin rushed for 386 yards and five touchdowns on the ground the past two games but may have a tougher time against San Diego on Sunday. Keep that play action going often With Martin’s recent success the past few weeks, the Bucs should expect the Chargers to crowd...
The Buccaneers announced Tuesday that cornerback LeQuan Lewis was promoted from the practice squad. To make room for Lewis, the team released cornerback Brandon McDonald. Here is information from the team’s official press release: Lewis has appeared in one game for the Buccaneers this season, in addition to playing in three games with the Dallas Cowboys, including the Week 3 matchup...
San Diego Chargers (4-4) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-4)
The Buccaneers are surging thanks to Doug Martin’s improved play and the improved chemistry between Josh Freeman and new free agent deep threat acquisition Vincent Jackson. Josh Freeman has a cannon for an arm, but he wasn’t using it last year, throwing 20 yards downfield or more on just 6.5% of his throws, by far least frequent...
With a rookie sensation at running back and a fourth-year quarterback who's finally coming into his own, the surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers are starting to look like a playoff team.
The San Diego Chargers have the same record and are also just outside the playoff picture, but they haven't looked much like a contender lately.
The surging Buccaneers try to win for the fourth...