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Lovie Smith says retaining Doug Martin is 'definitely' a priority

Just because the Buccaneers declined their option on Doug Martin, it apparently doesn't mean the team doesn't want him back in 2016. Cliff McBride Getty ImagesWhen the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose not to pick up the option on Doug Martin for 2016, it meant that Martin had plenty to play for in 2015.Well, it's safe to say that he's earning a new payday when this season comes to a close...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Bucstop- Expecting apologies, Good Play, and exciting meaningful December football

Facts. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one game out of the wild card spot, tied only with Seattle. The Bucs who were 1-4 are now 5-5. Two local media called for Lovie Smith’s job. Now, its time for them to apologize. Its time for Scott Reynolds and Martin Fennelly to step up and admit they were wrong. (Mr. Fennelly already has, more on that later) You can say what you want to about...
Via Buc Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith on 5-5 Buccaneers: ‘We’re relevant again’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t had a winning season in five years, but after Sunday’s 45-17 drubbing of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lovie Smith’s young team is now 5-5 and preparing for a potential playoff run. “We’ve talked a lot about being relevant again,” Smith said, via ESPN. “We’re relevant again.” The Buccaneers put a hurting on their Week 11 hosts, using...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie, Bucs are starting to put things together

Just a few weeks back, many — including TBC — were suggesting the days were numbered for head coach Lovie Smith. Rightfully so.  The team was unable to do much collectively as they were giving up plays, leaving plays out on the field, they even looked like a confused bunch more often than not. It was a season that started out looking like they would mirror the frustration of...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith on holding call: 'Of course I thought it was a good call'

Lovie Smith was all smiles after his team's comeback victory in Week 10. Cliff McBride Getty ImagesWhen the game came to a close, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had walked away with a hard fought win and an impressive defensive performance.What the box score won't show, was the nearly disastrous ending to Sunday's 10-6 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.As Jameis Winston took off towards...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis: Tilt with Cowboys will be ‘the greatest game’

Jameis Winston told Dallas reporters during a conference call Wednesday that he is especially eager for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ showdown with the Cowboys on Sunday, saying he expects it to be “the greatest game.” But curiously, from the perspective of the rookie No. 1 overall pick, that only means it will be exactly like every other game in which he’s played. “Every...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Lovie Smith, Bucs tend to rebound from disaster with solid performance

The Bucs always seem to get it together following a big loss. Will this be another time it happens? Stop your Draftkings entries…change your Fan Duel selection, for all of you who think the Atlanta Falcons are going to just walk all over the Bucs and their weak defense (yes, it could happen) I caution you to look back at every time the Bucs have had a “Disaster” game under...
Via Buc Stop
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Open Letter to Bryan, Edward, and Joel Glazer Family: Make a statement about Lovie Smith now!

Dear Bryan, Joel, and Edward Glazer, As Buccaneers fans we thank you for all that you do for  our favorite franchise, and the Tampa Bay Community. From your charities, spending on the Bucs to make them competitive,future plans to renovate the Stadium, we thank you! You have fired the last two Buccaneers head coaches when it became apparent they had lost the team, and the fan base...
Via Buc Stop
29 days ago  |  Discuss

This weekend in NFL stupid, featuring Bill O’Brien

This year on This weekend in NFL stupid, we’re focusing on one extremely stupid winner with an honorable mention or two on a weekly basis. To close out Week 7 of the 2015 regular season, we look back on a season-dooming injury suffered by a Pro Bowl running back. The winner: Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien  Logically, the more snaps a player participates in, the...
Via This Given Sunday
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Time for Lovie Smith to be held accountable

No more excuses. Enough is enough. This is beyond repulsive.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lack accountability. They lack fire. They lack a head coach willing to stomp on a team’s throat and not let up. Lovie Smith does not bring that attitude to this team. You see it in one of his captains, just smiling away with the opposing quarterback following the game. The quarterback they...
Via The Bay Cave
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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