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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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When the Buccaneers picked former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano to lead their team, they pulled some valuable college scouting with them as well.
The rookie class that general manager Mark Dominik, director of player personnel Dennis Hickey and Schiano put together has — so far — been among the best in the NFL. The Bucs came away with three starters with their first three picks: Safety Mark Barron, running back Doug Martin and linebacker Lavonte David. They also signed an impressive (and valuable) undrafted rookie cornerback Leonard Johnson after the draft. Those four players have been some of the best players on the resurgent 2012 Tampa Bay team.
Martin is the main headline grabber, especially after his insane 29-touch, 272-yard, four-touchdown performance in Week 9 against the Raiders. That impressive performance was not just a mirage either. The man they call “Muscle Hamster” has seven games with over 100 total yards — including six straight — and he has already rushed for 1,00...
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The Buccaneers are hanging around a playoff spot late into the season. Do they have enough to jump into the picture and make the postseason?
After going a red hot 13-1 in week 11, I went 2-1 on Thanksgiving day. For the season that makes it 106-57. I'm still in striking distance of .750 for the season.
Let's take a look at week 12.
Minnesota at Chicago - The...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host one of the best teams in the NFL and the NFC South division leader Atlanta Falcons. But Atlanta has seen it’s fair share of close calls this season and the Bucs could very well hand them their second loss of the season. Secondary needs to step up this week. Bucs have been at the bottom of the NFL ranks all season against the pass. Matt Ryan and the...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary has been very vulnerable this season to say the least. Tampa Bay is surrendering 312 yards per game through the air, the league’s worst. This afternoon the aerial assault of the Atlanta Falcons will visit Raymond James Stadium and the Buccaneers look to be without one of their starting cornerbacks. Eric Wright will not be playing.
Wright has been...
Connor Barth came up short on a 56-yard field goal attempt that might have helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Atlanta Falcons. It was the three field goals he made earlier in the game that bothered them more.
If they could have turned one of them into a touchdown, they might be celebrating their fifth straight win instead of bemoaning a 24-23 loss Sunday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers battled with one of the league’s best on Sunday. Unfortunately they would be unable to capitalize in certain situations resulting in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons. After holding the Falcons to a field goal on their first drive, the Bucs would answer back with an impressive 10 play, 81-yard drive that was capped off by a Doug Martin one yard touchdown....
If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers miss the playoffs by one game, all they will have to do is point a finger at Sunday’s contest against the Atlanta Falcons. The planets aligned on Sunday for the Buccaneers and with a win, Tampa could have moved into one of the two wildcard seed, instead they remain one game out.
Prior to kickoff, the Buccaneers learned that they would be without CB Eric...
The 2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are piecing together a much longer impressive streak than last season. Remember when those silly pirates beat not only the Saints but the Falcons on their way to an impressive 4-2 record last year? If you said, "very vaguely," then congrats, you are in my boat. Problem was they never won a game after going 4-1 and weren't...
Despite committing six turnovers and having a -5 turnover margin against the Cardinals last week, the Falcons were still able to pull out the unlikely victory. If they want to continue winning, Matt Ryan and his Falcons are going to have to cut down on the bad decisions and play smart against a good Buccaneers team this Sunday.The Buccaneers (6-4) are quite possibly the best team...
Atlanta Falcons (9-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-4)
The Falcons may be 9-1 and the Buccaneers may be 6-4, but the Buccaneers are playing better football right now. They’ve had 5 wins by a touchdown or less against sub .500 teams, including 4 at home. Denver is the only team better than .500 they beat and that was back week 2 before Denver got hot. Despite their 9-1 record, they...
*This article was originally written for AccuScore.com
At the midpoint of the NFL season, two of the biggest surprises have been from two NFC South teams, the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Though the Falcons have made the playoffs three out of the previous four seasons, no one expected the Mike Smith coached team to sport the league’s best record while winning multiple...
The 2012 NFL season has given fans three great rookies to watch. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers feature RB Doug Martin. The Indianapolis Colts drafted QB Andrew Luck while the Washington Redskins moved up in the NFL Draft in order to select QB Robert Griffin III. At this point in the season, is Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III considered the front runner for the Rookie of the...