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The Buccaneers are an explosive receiver away from offensive domination

Around this time last season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were preparing for free agency and the draft. The 2015 season revealed just how porous the defense was and it needed much help. General manager Jason Licht  shored up a defense tailored to new defensive coordinator's Mike Smith's style of play. In free agency, the Bucs signed a pass rusher in Robert Ayers and a diminutive cornerback...
Via Bucs Nation
4 days ago

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dating back to their founding as an expansion team in 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had 11 coaches in NFL franchise history. This list includes one coach who lead the team to a Super Bowl victory. While the team has had only a few seasons of success, they appear off to a good start with the new coach. How many of the leaders of the Buccaneers can you name?Clue: Years Active
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter likely to keep calling plays

Will head coach Dirk Koetter give up his play-calling duties for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or no? Intrigue, mystery, speculation, rumors! It’s all there, because we need something to talk about during the offseason, right? Koetter hinted that he’d at least look at giving up his play-calling duties in his season-ending press conference, but it seems those considerations were...
Via Bucs Nation
January 22, 2017

Buccaneers sign defensive coordinator Mike Smith to extension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Smith says he's committed to helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers realize their potential, not trying to become a head coach again.The Bucs signed their defensive coordinator to a contract extension on Friday, ending speculation about where the former Falcons coach might wind up next season.Smith spoke with the Jaguars and the Chargers about head coaching vacancies...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter takes shot at critical Buccaneers fans

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved vastly this season compared to last and finished with a 9-7 record. This was enough to see the team finish in second place in the NFC South. All of this is quite impressive considering it was the Bucs’ best finish since 2007 and that it is just the second season for quarterback Jameis Winston. This unfortunately has not stopped critics from complaining...
Via Sportsnaut
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Winning season without playoffs bittersweet for Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't playing the ''what if'' game. The team's first winning record in six years wasn't good enough to get them into the playoffs, however coach Dirk Koetter isn't spending a lot time lamenting what might have been if a play or two had gone differently during a 9-7 finish. Instead, he and general manager Jason Licht are focused on continuing...
Via Associated Press
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

The Buccaneers are playing good football at the right time

Heading into this season, there were a lot of question marks surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Would quarterback Jameis Winston take a step forward in his second season as the Buccaneers’ starter? What type of production would the Buccaneers get out running back Doug Martin, who they re-signed over the offseason to a five-year deal? Finally, could first-year head coach Dirk...
Via This Given Sunday
November 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Buccaneers focused on Seahawks, not playoff prospects

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay's Dirk Koetter wants no part of a discussion about playoff prospects or aspirations. The Buccaneers (5-5) have won two straight to climb back into contention for what would be their first berth in nearly a decade. However, the coach says his team can't afford to think about anything other than what's staring them in the face right now. And, that's a...
Via Associated Press
November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter calls out Jon Gruden

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter has a disconnect with ESPN’s Jon Gruden about his feelings on Jameis Winston. Gruden had insinuated during Monday Night Football that the head coach wasn’t confident in his sophomore quarterback after an errant pass: “I think coach Koetter lost confidence in Winston after he forced the ball into a double zone,” Gruden said...
Via Sportsnaut
October 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Winston's turnovers a concern for struggling Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jameis Winston says it's not difficult to determine why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't winning. The young quarterback has turned the ball over nine times during the team's three-game losing streak, prompting coach Dirk Koetter to say he's ''very'' concerned about the second-year pro's play. ''At times, I do try to do too much and that's a part of the problem,...
Via Associated Press
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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