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Vincent Jackson is difficult to get close to on or off the football field.
The 30-year-old wide receiver of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held one of his rare media sessions Thursday typically downplaying his own accomplishments in an offense that ranked No. 9 in the league last season the best showing in franchise history.
In talking to Jackson’s teammates and coaches a portrait emerges of a dedicated and talented player who approaches his job with a keen intellect.
Jackson who joined the Bucs as a free agent in 2012 after seven seasons in San Diego doesn’t brag about the four languages he speaks or the 4.1 grade-point average he accumulated at Widfield High in Colorado Springs Colo.
“There’s always more room to grow’’ said Jackson who set career marks for receptions (72) and receiving yards (1384) in his first season with Tampa Bay. “I have a lot of football left in me and I feel great. I think this offense allows me to be successful and for me it’s just about contributing. It’s no...
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Josh Freeman may be the leader of the Buccaneers' huddle, but that's as far as his reach now extends.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Freeman was not chosen to be one of the team's captains for the 2013 season. The fifth-year quarterback had held the honor for the previous three years.
Instead, wide receiver Vincent Jackson and guard Davin Joseph will function...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David committed a critical error in the final seconds of Sunday's season opener against the New York Jets that cost his team a victory.
With seven seconds left and the Bucs holding a 17-15 lead, Jets QB Geno Smith was running out of bounds just past midfield. However, as Smith stepped out of bounds, David unnecessarily pushed him down...
As the New York Jets looked poised to bring another laugher on the field this season, former Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is willing to throw a little salt on that already open wound, vowing to share certain information with his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ahead of their week 1 matchup.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks will not play Sunday.
In recent days, Bucs coach Greg Schiano had left open the possibility that the two-time Pro Bowl player would appear in the season opener against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. But Friday afternoon, the team ruled Nicks (left foot) out after he did not participate in practices this week.
The New York Jets were expected to be one of the biggest jokes of the NFL season, but they managed to pull out a victory in their first game. They can thank Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David for the assist. David pushed Geno Smith after the Jets quarterback had already stepped out of bounds […]
Without much surprise at all, Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis is healthy and ready to go for today’s game against his former team, the Jets.
Not that it's a surprise, but Bucs CB Darrelle Revis will play Sunday against former Jets team, less than 1 year since he tore ACL.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2013
Revis has been rehabbing from ACL surgery...
Lavonte David sat on a stool in front of his locker, his head down, trying to make sense of what just happened.
A couple of Buccaneers teammates came over and patted the linebacker on the back. None of it did anything to make his huge mistake go away.
Nick Folk kicked a 48-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining after David's personal foul on Geno Smith following a big run...
Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis has been cleared to play Week 1 against the Jets.Fantasy Spin:Revis tore his ACL in Week 3 last season. The cornerback will join a Bucs team that had the No. 1 rush defense in the NFL but allowed the most passing yards in the league last season.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis is active and expected to start against his former team, playing for the first time since injuring his knee while with the New York Jets nearly a year ago.
Revis, who played six seasons with the Jets, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Miami last September in Week 3. He hasn't played...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed to New Jersey to play the New York Jets in Week 1.
Most are not giving the Jets much of a chance in this one. Tampa Bay is more talented on both sides of the ball and the Jets are starting rookie quarterback Geno Smith under center.
Not that Tampa Bay needs any help but former Jets corner Darrell Revis is even giving away the Jets...
In advance of Sunday's season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterback Geno Smith isn't short on confidence this week.
Darrelle Revis will play his first football game in almost a year when he returns to game action to face his former team in the New York Jets.
The buildup for the ball game has been coming ever since the Jets traded Revis to the Buccaneers this spring.
Ty Law is a former stud cornerback who had success in the NFL, and he’s also a mentor Revis. According to ESPN New York, Law...
Lavonte David probably cost the Buccaneers a win. David had a late hit penalty on Jets QB Geno Smith with seven seconds left in the game. The penalty put the Jets in field goal range where kicker Nick Folds drilled a 48-yarder for the 18-17 win. Oh my. This one will hurt.
The Buccaneers will travel to New Jersey to face the Jets at 1 p.m. on Sunday (PHOTO COURTESY: ESPN.COM)
Matt and Tad have their awesome name for their preview stories; cleverly playing off the late 80′s buddy film “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” So where can I go as I venture off on my own with this preview? Do I go with “Dave’s Deluxe Preview?” I’m not...