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In what's been a roller coaster season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, receiver Vincent Jackson has been a model of consistency and quietly put together one of the best seasons of his career.
The ninth-year pro leads the Bucs with 69 receptions for 1,334 yards and eight touchdowns and has been everything the team envisioned they were getting when he signed a five-year, $55.55 million contract as a free agent after spending eight years with the San Diego Chargers.
Jackson had his fifth 100-yard game of the season during Sunday's 28-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams and has already set career bests for receptions and yards in a season. He had his first 200-yard game in a win over Kansas City, and he's averaging a NFL-best 19.3 yards per catch.
The Bucs (6-9) will take a five-game losing streak into Sunday's season finale at Atlanta. Quarterback Josh Freeman has struggled during the skid, yet primarily because of the impact Jackson has had on the Tampa Bay offense, the fou...
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Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson's 108 yards Sunday versus St. Louis gave him 1,334 on the season. His previous career high was 1,167 in 2009.Fantasy Spin:Jackson's seven catches gave him 69 this season, also a career high.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin proudly displayed his holiday spirit by posting a photo of himself on Twitter wearing a green jumpsuit.
Surely Martin can work out a deal withCCR brand, who seems extremely happy with the free publicity.
Photo via @DougMartin22. H/T OTB.
Related: DeAngelo Williams wears Garfield pajamas (Photo)
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Buccaneers receiver Mike Williams hauled in a 61-yard touchdown Sunday against the Rams and finished with 132 yards on seven catches.Fantasy Spin:Williams saw a season-high 17 targets so his day could have been even bigger. The third-year receiver has made for a reliable WR3 this year with eight touchdowns and 931 yards. He has one game left to get the 69 yards necessary for his...
Twas the night before Christmas and all through Ray Jay, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers find themselves in yet another late season slump. Though not as bad as the 10-game losing streak that cost Raheem Morris his job last season, the Buccaneers have looked pretty awful in the last five weeks. With just one regular season game remaining and just hours before Christmas morning, what sorts...
While most of us get into the Christmas spirit by putting up a tree or lights, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin decided to rock a festive jumpsuit.
Check out the below photo of Doug in the jumpsuit that he posted on Twitter:
(Courtesy of Helmet To Helmet)
Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman let fantasy owners down again in Week 16 with four picks. He did threw for 372 and a touchdown but that wasn't enough to offset the turnovers.Fantasy Spin:Freeman has turned the ball over nine times with only one touchdown over the past two games.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano is worried about more than struggling quarterback Josh Freeman.
"As a coach, when you don't win and turn the ball over, you're concerned about everything," Schiano said after the Bucs lost their fifth straight game, 28-13 to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
"I'm paid to win games, and we've...
The St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are almost mirror images of each other. They both have young, talented but also erratic quarterbacks, emerging stars on Defense and promising players at the Skill Positions. Though they both have talent and potential, The Rams and Buccaneers are still stuck in football mediocrity that usually plagues up and coming teams before their next...
TAMPA -- The St. Louis Rams' defense stifled the ailing Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sacking Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman five times and intercepting four of his passes in a 28-13 win Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The Rams defense intercepted Freeman four times, three times capitalizing with touchdowns. Early the second quarter, Janoris Jenkins intercepted a Freeman pass and...
The NFL playoffs once again will not include a team from Florida.
The Florida non-playoff streak was extended officially to four seasons on Sunday, when the Miami Dolphins were eliminated from postseason contention despite beating the Buffalo Bills 24-10 at Sun Life Stadium.
Miami remains the states most recent NFL playoff team, having reached the postseason in 2008. Jacksonville...
The Bucs were hoping to finish strong in their home finale but failed to accomplish that goal. Instead, three turnovers lead to 21 points by the Rams in route to a 28-13 loss. The Bucs started the game strong with their opening possession as they held the ball for 9:38 but only came away with a field goal. It looked good again for the Bucs in the second quarter as a pass by Rams’...