Roster questions heading into 2016

The 2015 Buccaneers season ended with plenty of questions surrounding the roster. Every player with the exception of a few have concerns whether it’s their play, contract or roster status. TheBayCave.com will briefly look at the concerns of some of those players. Note: This was altered to reflect the firing of head coach Lovie Smith. OFFENSE RB Doug Martin – It has been reported...
Via The Bay Cave
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucs defense steps up after disappointing start to season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jacquies Smith stood in front of his locker, a bit reluctant to talk about his role in helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get their season on track. The Bucs (1-1) rebounded from an embarrassing four-touchdown season-opening loss to Tennessee, with Smith keying a superb defensive effort that stifled Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in a 26-19 victory. A little...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs have a premier pass rusher in the making

Two games in. Five tackles. Two forced fumbles. Four sacks. That’s the stat line for not an All-Pro defensive lineman, but for Bucs defensive end Jacquies Smith and he is well on his way to double digits sacks.  Smith’s play has been much needed. So many were concerned with the Buccaneers’ pass rush heading into 2015 but those same folks with concerns failed to remember how...
Via The Bay Cave
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees admits he was bothered by shoulder injury after hit

Drew Brees was throwing ducks and looking like a cousin of Peyton Manning in the New Orleans Saints’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, leading many to suggest he is physically done as a quarterback. But the veteran QB indicated after the game that something else might have been responsible for his poor showing. Brees admitted after the 26-19 defeat that his shoulder...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith challenges his pass rush

The Bucs used to pride themselves on getting after the quarterback. But those days are long gone.  It has been a while since the Buccaneers have made noise in the opponents backfield on a consistent basis. In fact, you may have to go as far back as the Warren Sapp/Simeon Rice days. That doesn’t go over well with Tampa Bay head coach Lovie Smith who set a standard for the number...
Via The Bay Cave
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs veterans missing Jameis while he's at rookie symposium

By Jesse Reed Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has apparently made a lasting impression on the team’s veterans after just a few practices. Winston is with the rest of the NFL’s rookies right now in Los Angeles for the Rookie Symposium, and his absence is being keenly felt on the practice field and in the locker room. Defensive end Jacquies Smith recently...
Via Sportsnaut
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: Week 15 Defense Streaming Options

Alterraun Verner and Jacquies SmithSource: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America As the playoffs have begun in what should be all leagues I’ll only be listing defense/special teams streaming options as opposed to defense and quarterback options. If you need any advice on quarterback options hit us up on Twitter @TheFantasyFix and @44AMiller or peruse any of the great articles...
Via The Fantasy Fix
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Give Lovie Smith Credit, He Won’t Rest Until the 53 Count!

http://bucstop.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/156/2014/09/2014-1-Patton-PR.m4v Solomon Patton was one of the unfortunate ones on the final cutdown, getting that dreaded phone call from the Turk, just like Larry English. Now both players have been given an opportunity to help out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their head coach, Lovie Smith, who deserves some credit for not settling. Patton...
Via Buc Stop
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Claim DE Jacquies Smith Off Waivers From Bills

  Ian Rapoport reports that the Buccaneers claimed DE Jacquies Smith off of waivers from the Bills on Tuesday. Buffalo placed Smith on waivers yesterday to make room for LB Nigel Bradham who was added to their active roster from the Reserve/Suspended list. Smith, 24, originally signed on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri back in 2011. He later signed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills Release DE Jacquies Smith, Add LB Nigel Bradham To Their Active Roster

  The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that they have released DE Jacquies Smith to make room for LB Nigel Bradham who was added to their active roster from the Reserve/Suspended list. Bradham served his one-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Bradham, 25, appeared in all 16 games for the Bills last season and recorded 51 tackles and a pass defense...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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