Found August 25, 2013 on
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The third preseason game is often the one that teams use to play their starters the most. Such was the game plan for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they took the field Saturday night in Maimi.
With a mindset like that, fans most likely had one thing — or player — on their mind: Josh Freeman. Freeman looked shaky in the team’s first two preseason games, but this was his chance to play more than just one or two drives and actually get into a rhythm with his first-team players. However, to much dismay, Freeman’s performance wasn’t as comforting as fans would have hoped it to be. He threw for 59 yards, completing 6 of 16 passes, but his struggles were not all on his shoulders.
The offensive line was bad, and I mean BAD. It seemed as though with every snap, Freeman would complete his three or five step drop and immediately be force to shuffle back to the front of the pocket. Even All-Pro tackle, Donald Penn struggled to contain the edge rushers for the majority of t...
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are having to overcome more adversity than just preparing for the regular season.
After Carl Nicks and Lawrence Tynes both came down with serious staff infections, the team had their One Buc Place facility sanitized of all bacteria.
Tynes’ case actually required surgery earlier this week which held him out of their third preseason...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Anthony Gaitor and running back Michael Smith will miss the NFL season after being placed on injured reserve.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent generously to upgrade a porous defense in hopes of giving Josh Freeman every opportunity to be successful.
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by Bo Marchionte
Jonathan Casillas currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He played high school football at New Brunswick High School and college football at Wisconsin. In Super Bowl XLIV, he was officially credited with recovering a third-quarter onside kick for the Saints en route to their 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Casillas was e...
There was some good, some bad, and let the crawl to Week 1 continue.
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Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis will make his Buccaneers' debut against his former team.
A source told FOX Sports on Saturday that Revis will not play in the preseason as he continues recovering from 2012 knee surgery. He is slated to return in the Sept. 8 regular-season opener against the New York Jets, who traded Revis to the Buccaneers during the offseason.
If anything, this was a game that showed the two best teams in the state of Florida can battle it out for four quarters and the last team to score wins.Sounds more like something out of sandlot football, doesn’t it?It wasn’t pretty and it did nothing to make statements on position battles but in the end, Tampa Bay came away with a 17-16 win on the road. It gives them some momentum...