NFL schedule breakdown: Atlanta Falcons

Ever since Arthur Blank bought the Falcons in 2002, his goal has been to make them a relevant franchise in the NFL. That has mostly been the case in the past six seasons with general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith at the helm. Including their Thursday night game last season, the Falcons were scheduled for five prime-time games in 2013 (they ended up getting flexed...
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2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule is Good, Bad, Bad, Good

First thing I notice when I look at a new Bucs schedule is 1) how many road weeks in a row and 2) any cold weather game probables. As for cold weather, its the end of November which is a possibility of a snow/cold game for Tampa Bay, but its at Chicago, more on that later! Dec. 14th Bucs play at Carolina, which also could be a cold game. Thats about it, however you get the feeling...
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Lovie Smith seems to like the depth at running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

No team has made more moves this offseason than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After the last two experiments at the head coaching position failed miserably, the Buccaneers ownership had no other option this season than resorting to the hiring of a head coach with NFL experience. The Glazers reached back into the past and tabbed the unemployed Lovie Smith, a coach who cut his NFL coaching...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith talks up Doug Martin

The Bucs are two days into their mini-camp practices at One Buc Place but head coach Lovie Smith is talking as if the team is set to hit the regular season schedule tomorrow. Especially running back Doug Martin.  Martin suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder during the team’s Week 7 loss to the Falcons in Atlanta last season, sidelining him for the rest of the season. So...
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Expectations set after just one day on the field

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took the practice fields for the first day of mini-camp practices on Tuesday afternoon. Wearing their new practice jerseys, the team worked on several new aspects that they have been presented with the previous two weeks.  One of those aspects is that players have to get used to a new system with each other. The roster saw lots of turnover this past offseason...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be Winners in 2014

The biggest reason the Bucs will be winners in 2014 is that they really weren’t that far away in some aspects in 2012/2013. Consider this…with no QB to speak of, The Bucs lost 3 of their first 4 games by 6 total points. While they surprised them, Tampa Bay still put it to Seattle on the road before succumbing to the Seahawks in the second half. That spurred a Bucs revival in...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers are most likely team to go from worst to first

The NFC South is  an interesting division to say the least. Its top two squads, the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, have both taken steps back while the Buccaneers are hitting the reset button with Lovie Smith. The Falcons should be able to get back to their competitive ways after they tanked last season. With so much shuffling going on in the division, it’s really anyone’s...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the “Tampa 2″ outdated? Will Lovie Smith have any success in Tampa with it?

We all know that the Tampa 2 is known for the pressure the front four bring to an opposing offense, but is the Tampa 2 becoming outdated? Typically, the [Tampa 2] players don’t have the prototypical size of other NFL defenders. Instead, stress is put on speed, smarts and flawless tackling. [...] A quick defensive […] The post Is the “Tampa 2″ outdated? Will Lovie Smith have...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith is looking to bring in his former player Major Wright

Major Wright is a Florida boy that would love to return to his home state, and he might have that option.  He will be excited to return to his state, but will also enjoy playing for his former coach Lovie Smith. Wright, formerly of the Bears will be visiting the Bucs soon according to Ian […] The post Lovie Smith is looking to bring in his former player Major Wright appeared first...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs have some lukewarm interest in DeSean Jackson

It sounds like both Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht would be interested pursuing DeSean Jackson “I’ve had a chance to be on the other side of the field and have watched him make a lot of great plays,” Smith told the Tampa Bay Times. “He’s a great football player. Of course, we look at everyone we think can help us win.” Licht didn’t...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

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