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Lovie Smith cautiously optimistic about Da’Quan Bowers

Buccaneers’ defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers was close to not having a spot on the team this season when head coach Lovie Smith issued a challenge over the summer for him to show up in 2014.  He has been unable to live up to the hype that followed him out of Clemson and has even failed in his overall response to Smith’s preseason assessment. But in the last three weeks...
Via The Bay Cave
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucs spread holiday cheer with surprise shopping spree

TAMPA -- They came for a tour but left living a dream. They came expecting red-carpet treatment at One Buc Place but left with grins, gratitude and wonder after much more. They came with their eyes wide open but left with hearts full. Ten Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive linemen, coach Lovie Smith and other staff took part in "D-Line Delivers Christmas" for underprivileged families...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

GAME DAY! Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers

DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will NOT be losing on purpose for a top draft pick. There, that is out of the way. What NFL coaches and players think is completely different than what NFL fans and fantasy football players do. NFL players on todays roster could care less about the top player in the draft, basically, next years rookie, who will be getting their breakfast...
Via Buc Stop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bucs can officially plan for the future

It took the Buccaneers 13 games into the season to finally start thinking about evaluating for the future. At 2-11, the team is finally mathematically eliminated from playoff contention as they have no shot at winning a very bad NFC South division.  And that’s good news. With the Bucs record — and the rest of the division for that matter — they have no business being in...
Via The Bay Cave
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Major colleges should be targeting Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith

Tis the season for major college football programs to fire coaches if they aren’t happy with the way this year unfolded. And 2014 is no different than most seasons, as some big-time jobs have opened up as a result of underperformance. Right now, high-profile gigs at Florida, Michigan and Nebraska are available. Currently, those top-flight programs are courting coaching prospects...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith can’t explain why his team is undisciplined

credit cards to rebuild bad credit credit cards to rebuild bad credit Another week in the books and the Buccaneers once again beat themselves. They are losing games in the same fashion as they have all season.  Between the penalties in crucial moments of the game and the penalties committed during big plays, Tampa Bay’s record is justifiable. Their 102 penalties this...
Via The Bay Cave
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith talks about the progression of his defense

The Buccaneers’ defense was once viewed as a unit that any quarterback they faced was a must start in all fantasy formats. Well that is no longer the case.  Injuries across the defensive line have held back the defense’s potential for most of the season. But the team is getting healthier and they have been improving as of late. “We’ve been playing pretty good defense...
Via The Bay Cave
22 days ago  |  1 Comment

Would the Atlanta Falcons fire Mike Smith if the season ended today?

If the NFL season ended right now, with most teams having played 10 games, the playoff match-ups would be interesting. Some of the usual suspects (New England and Denver) would be taking part, while some preseason contenders (Seattle and San Francisco) would be on the outside looking in. Some surprise teams (Detroit and Kansas City) would be playing, while others (Miami and Buffalo...
Via cover32 - Falcons
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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