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The young defensive linemen of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trudged onto the team plane Sunday evening knowing the one indisputable truth about pro football.

Midseason Report: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

Mike Williams' numbers are down.In stark contrast to the Buccaneers’ situation at running back, Tampa is pretty loaded at receiver and seems to be developing its tight end of the future, provided Luke Stocker can finally stay healthy. In a way, that’s part of what makes the Buccaneers’ offensive struggles so frustrating, they have a lot of weapons to throw the ball to.Right...

Bucs DT McCoy out for season with torn biceps

Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will miss the rest of the season because of a torn right biceps. The second-year pro was injured Sunday during the opening quarter of a 27-16 defeat to New Orleans that dropped the Buccaneers (4-4) to third place in the NFC South. McCoy had just returned to the lineup after sitting out the previous two games because on an ankle sprain. It...

Midseason Report: Quarterbacks

Josh Freeman hasn't taken a step back.The Buccaneers came into 2011 with no questions at quarterback, this was Josh Freeman’s team. For the first time in its history, the organization has a franchise quarterback, and for the next several years they will live and die on the shoulders of number five.Unfortunately that’s a double edged sword because for all the good Freeman...

Midseason Report: Running Backs

LeGarrette Blount has led a powerful and meaningful, albeit mediocre running attack in 2011 thus farOne of the spots the Bucs thought they were pretty solid in heading into 2011 (much like quarterbacks) was the running back position. Tampa entered the year with LeGarrette Blount, Earnest Graham, Allen Bradford and Kregg Lumpkin all on roster.Blount was coming off of a breakout rookie...

Scenes from the Superdome: Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense is run over; Gerald McCoy out for season; LeGarrette Blount's usage downturn

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Bucs DT McCoy out for season

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday that defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will miss the remainder of the season with a torn biceps and was placed on injured reserve.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gimme 5

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AccuScore projects New Orleans Saints over Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Saints - Buccaneers (Source: is a highly trusted system used to project the outcome of NFL games, and even entire seasons, with surprising accuracy. They are recognized as the leader in sport forecasting, and even highly respected Las Vegas handicappers didn’t predict the NFL’s winners in 2010 better than the AccuScore system. … [visit...

NFC South coaching rivalry

(By Stephen F. Holder, St. Petersburg Times) There are premier individual matchups weekly in the NFL, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' game at New Orleans today will feature a few of its own.There will be run-ins between crafty Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber and behemoth tight end Jimmy Graham, the Saints' leading receiver.
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