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Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important – the present. Forget about yesterday. Never mind tomorrow. Let’s talk about today. Who are the best players in the NFL right now? Who can help a team win the Super Bowl this season? Who is writing a legacy with each passing week? Those are the questions the editors at cover32 seek to answer in this series, “Top 10 in 2014.” In the coming weeks, every position – as well as head coach, general manager and other off-field areas – will be graded, evaluated and ranked. The series continues with a position that has become so important that it’s now home of the league’s most high-profile divas – cornerback. Having a player who can neutralize the opposition’s top offensive weapon is vital to a defense, which is why a shutdown corner garners such a hefty salary. And being one of the few players in the league who fall into this category puts guys in rarified air, a status that turns them into the game’s biggest prima donnas. To see the 10 best cornerbacks in the NFL right now, click here. You may also be interested in:Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner named top-5 in the NFLRewind: Power Rankings, likability of Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 10 best at every NFL positionFive predictions; Vincent Jackson; Bucs’ 2011 draft class; Lovie Smith

The Bucs signing of McDonald receives more recognition

The Buccaneers’ offseason acquisition of Super Bowl winning defensive tackle Clinton McDonald has not received much recognition however some have taken notice. TBC’s good friend and Bleacher Report’s Luke Easterling rates the Bucs most underrated and overrated players they have acquired this offseason and notes that the signing of McDonald is underrated...

Five big questions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014

Late June brings plenty of fireworks shopping, vacation time, lazy days at the pool, and NFL writers scrambling to find something to write about. Of course any news is usually bad news once players finish organized team activities and are left to their own offseason devices until training camp. Until 2014 camp breaks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers let’s hope the next few weeks remain...

Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a top-20 defensive end in the NFL?

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...

Buccaneers LB Casillas: Josh McCown reminds me of Drew Brees

New Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith has said since March that Josh McCown is the team's starting quarterback and it doesn't look like anything happened during OTAs and minicamp that might chance Smith's mind. According to Tampa Bay linebacker Jonathan Casillas, McCown is playing on another level compared to last year's starter Mike Glennon. Casillas, a former Saint...

Power Rankings: At 2014 midpoint, Tampa Bay Buccaneers not rated top-25 team in NFL

The calm before the storm; that’s what the NFL is in the midst of at the moment. As July dawns, it’s a sign that football season is almost here. After all, training camps open around the league this month. But until teams gather for two-a-days, all is quiet. Minicamps are over. Offseason conditioning in winding down. Players are essentially on their own for the next few weeks...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Are Not Happy With Fox Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were rated dead last in the NFL for Fox Sports Live’s power rankings and the Bucs were not happy at all. The post The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Are Not Happy With Fox Sports appeared first on Diehardsport.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Go Hard At FOX Sports Live On Twitter

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a nice shot at FOX Sports Live on Twitter after being slighted.

Josh McCown draws Drew Brees comparisons

“Don’t take anything from Glennon; he’s just only in his second year, but McCown looks like he’s played a couple of years in this game. It’s a strong comparison, but he reminds me of Drew [Brees], not just the way he throws the ball, but his approach to the game.” -Bucs Linebacker Jonathan Casillas on the Dave Rothenberg Show Oh Jonathan. Optimism is understandable in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offseason review

TAMPA, Fla. -- It's almost here. Before you become too comfortable with summer's pleasures, realize this fact: Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp is less than a month away. Soon, beach days will give way to the gridiron grind. Before long, new coach Lovie Smith's vision will gain more focus. Almost everything about these Bucs seems different. There's the new coach...

Rewind: Power Rankings, likability of Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 10 best at every NFL position

In case you missed it, the best columns from the cover32 universe this week: National Columns • Top 10 in 2014: The best inside linebackers in the NFL today (READ) • Power Rankings: Rating the likability of every NFL franchise (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The wide receivers on the verge of breaking in (Nos. 11-20...

2014 NFL Season Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Draft Picks: WR Mike Evans, TE Austin-Seferian Jenkins, RB Charles Sims, G Kadeem Edwards, T Kevin Pamphile, WR Robert HerronVeteran Additions: QB Josh McCown, C Evan Dietrich-Smith, T Anthony Collins, TE Brandon Myers, G Oniel Cousins, WR Louis Murphy, DE Michael Johnson, DT Clinton McDonald, CB Alterraun Verner, CB Mike Jenkins, S Major Wright, ILB Dane FletcherVeteran Losses...

Jonathan Casillas says Josh McCown reminds him of Drew Brees

You can add Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jonathan Casillas to the list of people who are impressed by his new teammate Josh McCown. Casillas has been watching McCown during OTA’s and doesn’t have anything but nice things to say about him. Casillas has been so impressed with McCown, he has even compared him to a former teammate. Casillas was on The Dave Rothenberg Show and said...

Who is the face of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If asked to identify the face of the Denver Broncos, most football fans wouldn’t miss a beat in coming up with Peyton Manning as their answer. The same can be said about Tom Brady in New England and Adrian Petersen in Minnesota. That understanding begs the question, who is the face of the franchise in Tampa Bay? Looking around the rest of the NFC South, it is clear to identify...

Are any Tampa Bay Buccaneers among the best of jersey Nos. 40-49 in the NFL?

Certain players are simply synonymous with certain numbers. It’s hard to see No. 4 without thinking of Brett Favre. Seven will always be John Elway. A pair of twos right next to each other is Emmitt Smith. And the sight of 56 conjures up memories of Lawrence Taylor. Those are some of the all-time greats, players who have etched their names in the NFL’s history books. But there...
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