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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In what should have been deemed the Politics Bowl, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Carolina Panthers. Tampa, as well as Charlotte have hosted political conventions in recent weeks. Sunday marked the debut of rookie head coach Greg Schiano, and while one game does not make the season, it appears that the youthful Buccaneers have bought into Schiano’s coaching philosophy.
The Buccaneers pulled off a 16-10 home opener win, but the final score does not reflect just how dominant Tampa was on Sunday. The Carolina Panthers put 86 points on the Buccaneers last season in two contests while running the ball at will. On Sunday, the Buccaneers held the Panthers to 10 rushing yards. You read that correctly, 10 yards. There were some impressive performances on Sunday, but this has to be considered one of the very best.
The Buccaneers held the lead for the entire game and controlled the ball for over 37 minutes of the game so the Panthers likely did not try to establish the run as they woul...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie safety Mark Barron has the potential to be an elite player in this league, but one weakness he must improve upon is his coverage ability.
Barron will be tested by Eli Manning this week
Knowing Barron’s weakness, the Panthers targeted him in coverage seven times on Sunday, more than all but one safety in the league (D.J. Gomes, Redskins). Of the seven...
1. Kudos to head coach Greg Schiano and defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan for making weakside linebacker Lavonte David the defensive playcaller. Even though he is just a rookie, David is the best linebacker Tampa Bay has. That's why he is on the field for all three downs; he can do things Mason Foster and Quincy Black can't. David has massive potential and the skills...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1st-round pick Doug Martin impressed in his debut, carrying the Bucs to a 16-10 victory over the Panthers.
Martin carried the ball 24 times for 95 yards and added another 23 yards on four receptions. And if there was any question as to who the feature back was in this offense, LeGarrette Blount had just four touches on the day (three rushes, one reception).
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers home opener will be blacked out this Sunday. The start of a new era with first year head coach Greg Schiano and the excitement of a division rival coming to town for the regular season opener hasn’t boosted ticket sales. The Bucs were among several teams willing to reduce the number required to get on local television, electing an 85 percent threshold...
It was a swift and decisive run for daylight late Sunday afternoon, a moment worth noting in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game.
And no, the breakaway run wasnt the 15-yard rumble by rookie first-round draft pick Doug Martin to help ice a 16-10 win over Carolina the final touch in a banner debut that cemented his position as starting tailback.
The dash in question was executed...
Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin had a solid day in his pro debut, putting up 118 yards from scrimmage on 28 touches.Fantasy Spin:The Bucs leaned heavily on Martin, giving him 24 carries; he also caught four passes. The important thing for fantasy owners is that this is no timeshare -- backup LeGarrette Blount handled just three carries.
Tampa Bay's rejuvenated defense came up with two interceptions against Cam Newton and the Buccaneers won their debut under coach Greg Schiano, 16-7 over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Josh Freeman threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams and Connor Barth kicked three field goals to help the Bucs stop a 10-game losing streak that prompted the firing of former coach Raheem...
Updates. With AP Photos. By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer New coach Greg Schiano convinced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that the sooner they adopted his way of doing things, the sooner they'd win.
It didn't take long for a quick return on his promise.
''Change is never easy, but once everybody adjusted to the change and actually dove in and bought in to what he was...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie safety Mark Barron absolutely decleated Carolina Panthers vet receiver Steve Smith Sunday. And while SS was waving fingers, reports had him staggering to the bench as...
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Indianapolis has signed offensive tackle Bradley Sowell from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad.
The 6-foot-7, 320-pound rookie was signed by the Bucs as an undrafted free agent in April. He played in 49 college games at Mississippi and was a third-team All-SEC selection in 2010.
Indy is trying to solidify the offensive line after it gave up three sacks in a season-opening...
Just like that, the stench of their 10-game losing streak is gone and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have given their fans something to look forward to after their impressive 16-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Buccaneers101.com likes what it saw on the field during the Bucs' opening day victory and wants to recognize the top playmakers from the contest.
This weekend’s match-up between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers lived up to the hype of being a battle between two teams in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL.Tampa Bay was able to pull out the win, and this article looks at the hero and the zero of this game.Hero The hero of this game was not a single player on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but rather the...
TAMPA, Fla. It was a smashing debut for rookie NFL head coach Greg Schiano and his new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers as in the smash-mouth football on defense and offense that shattered any lingering connection to the misery of last season.
On a day that celebrated an icon of Buc glory days with 37-year-old Ronde Barber extending his NFL record for defensive backs to 200 straight...