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BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

What to do with Michael Johnson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were big players in free agency last offseason. After a 2-14 season, many feel the Bucs should do another dismantling of the roster which includes releasing defensive end Michael Johnson.  Johnson came over from the Cincinnati Bengals where he posted a 3.5-sack season in 2013 after tallying 11.5 sacks the year prior. The six-year veteran’s production...
Via The Bay Cave
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trade Market Could Develop For Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon

Roy Cummings of the Tampa Bay Tribune writes that the expectation around the league is that NFL teams will make some calls to the Buccaneers regarding the availability of QB Mike Glennon. According to Cummings, several teams reached out the Bucs last year about Glennon, but they ultimately elected to hold onto the young quarterback. The overall expectation right now is that the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Review: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Touches, Targets and Team Summary

A season which started with much hope with Lovie Smith at the helm was quickly turned on its head in Tampa Bay. From a fantasy perspective, though, all was not lost as the team produced a pair of useful wideouts and offered contributors on a less regular basis at other positions. Indeed, the receivers were the players of interest. Veteran Vincent Jackson saw a steep drop off in...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The best of Warren Sapp’s Buccaneers career in five minutes

Players like Warren Sapp only come along once every generation. Sapp played 13 seasons in the NFL, most of them with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was a part of the 2002 team that won the Super bowl against the Oakland Raiders. In all, Sapp had 96.5 sacks, 569 combined tackles and 19 forced fumbles in 198 career games. Here’s the best of the best of Sapp in five minutes:   You...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers hire Mike Bajakian as quarterbacks coach

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Mike Bajakian as their quarterbacks coach Thursday. Bajakian, previously the offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee, worked with Bucs coach Lovie Smith from 2004 to 2006 as offensive quality control for the Chicago Bears. Before he joined Tennessee for the past two seasons, Bajakian also had notable college coaching stints...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee loses OC to the NFL; Arkansas gains one

Tennessee has lost its offensive co-ordinator to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to SI.com, while Arkansas has gained an offensive co-ordinator. Mike Bajakian, according to the report, has verbally agreed the move with Tampa Bay's head coach Lovie Smith, although there has been no financial agreement signed. Arkansas, however, has signed Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos as...
Via SEC Football Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope Solo’s Husband Jerramy Stevens Driving Team USA Van In DUI Arrest

Hope Solo and Jerramy Stevens should have used a designated driver Monday morning … or at least another vehicle. Solo was suspended from the United States women’s national soccer team for 30 days Thursday, and now we know why. Stevens was driving the national-team van in Los Angeles when police pulled him over and arrested him on suspicion of driving...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee OC Mike Bajakian Leaves Vols For NFL Job

Tennessee OC Mike Bajakian has left the program, reportedly in pursuit of an NFL job, possibly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Franchise Quarterbacks? Oil and Water; They’ve never mixed!

Call it another Oxymoron like Jumbo Shrimp or Military Intelligence….Tampa Bay Buccaneers Franchise Quarterback; Its just like Oil and Water-   you’ll never get it together. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith and GM Jason Licht will attempt to change that culture in a place where NO BUCCANEER QB has ever made it to their second contract. EVER. Each time its been a different...
Via Buc Stop
5 days ago  |  Discuss

McCoy talks first overall selection and best DT

Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has always been a humble being. He was no different on ESPN Radio when he co-hosted “Mike and Mike” Thursday morning.  Those in and around the Tampa Bay organization have been asked who the Bucs will or should take the the first overall pick on April 30.  The Bucs’ Pro Bowl defensive tackle said he trusts the front office in selecting...
Via The Bay Cave
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fomer Patriot Albert Haynesworth Pleads Guilty To Reckless Boating

Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth won’t be back out on the water for a while. Haynesworth pleaded guilty to a reckless boating charge Tuesday in Knoxville, Tenn., the Tennessean reports. The two-time Pro Bowler and former New England Patriot faced five charges total at his arraignment, including violations of Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency laws and operating...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Johnson paid $7,500 to have balls scuffed at Super Bowl

If former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson had not paid to have someone mess with the footballs at Super Bowl XXXVII, he would have entered the game with a lot less confidence. We know this because Johnson openly admitted it a few years back before the 10-year reunion of the 2002 Super Bowl champion...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope Solo In Car As Husband Jerramy Stevens Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

The court of public opinion might find Hope Solo guilty by association after her husband’s latest brush with the law. Solo’s husband Jerramy Stevens  was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol early Monday morning in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. Solo was as a passenger in the car when police stopped the vehicle around 1...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope Solo's husband, Stevens, arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

Former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens -- who's married to United States women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo -- was arrested for DUI early Monday morning in Los Angeles. According to TMZ Sports, Stevens was stopped just before 2 a.m. and refused to submit to a breathalyzer test and was arrested for driving under the influence. The report adds that Solo was reportedly in the...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Face A Difficult Decision Regarding DE Michael Johnson

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the Buccaneers will have a big decision to make regarding DE Michael Johnson in the coming weeks. The fact that we’re even discussing this goes to show just how poorly Johnson played in his first year with the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay signed him to a five-year, $43.875 million deal with $23 million guaranteed last March. However, Johnson...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last year's salary), his rights will revert back...
Via 60 Max Power O
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Arroyo won't return in 2015 as Bucs' QB coach

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo on Friday. Arroyo, 34, came to the Bucs to work under his mentor Jeff Tedford, who was hired as Tampa Bay's offensive coordinator when Lovie Smith was named the Bucs' coach last January. But Arroyo, who was a quarterbacks coach at California and the offensive coordinator at Southern Mississippi...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Koetter made quick decision to join the Bucs

New Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was introduced Tuesday via conference call to the media. Koetter talked about many things including what attracted him the most about the job.  “That’s an easy one.,” Koetter said. “Just look at some of those young players that they have and some of the veteran players that they have. There are some really talented players...
Via The Bay Cave
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What does hiring Dirk Koetter mean for Mariota vs. Winston?

If the 2014 season proved anything, it’s that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers needed an offensive coordinator. Following the seasons’ end, the Bucs wasted no time in filling the vacancy by hiring the recently fired Dirk Koetter from Atlanta. While hiring another team’s trash doesn’t inspire immediate confidence, the Bucs have reason to believe they’ve found hidden treasure. Koetter...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rod Marinelli could become Bucs defensive coordinator

Rod Marinelli helped lead a big turnaround for the Cowboys’ defense this season, and it looks like he will be taking his act to Tampa Bay. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio says it is expected that Marinelli will join the Buccaneers and become their new defensive coordinator. Coaching Tampa Bay would reunite Marinelli with Lovie...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallery: Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders are all worthy of the No. 1 pick

The season on the field couldn’t have been much worse for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lovie Smith’s squad was probably the most disappointing team in the NFL. The good news is their 2-14 record means the Bucs will get the first pick in the 2015 draft. Whoever they select will have a lot of expectations and hype to live up to. You know who does live up to the hype in Tampa? Their...
Via cover32
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp’s ex-wife says he owes her $3 million

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy back in 2012, and his ex-wife claims he is still nowhere close to having his financial affairs in order. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Sapp has not paid more than $3 million in back support that he owes to his ex-wife Jamiko,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

1st overall draft pick for Tampa Bay Buccaneers a confirmation; the Bucs are back to “The Yucks”

It’s been decades since the Bucs have had the top pick in the draft; because they’ve been winners for decades (about 2 to be fair). The return of the Bucs to the top pick in the draft is the final nail in the coffin for the winning days of Pewter Bucs football, we have returned to the land of the Yucks. Instead of Creamsicle orange, Bucs fans (some of them, not me, but I loved...
Via Buc Stop
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh McCown campaigns for Marc Trestman to come to Bucs

The idea of working under his former coach Marc Trestman has Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown campaigning for his team to pursue the recently fired former Bears coach. McCown spoke up on Trestman’s behalf since the Buccaneers are in dire need of filling their vacated offensive coordinator position (via NFL.com). I think Marc is an outstanding coach and an outstanding...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans struck by lightning after Buccaneers-Packers game

Some horrible news right here. According to multiple reports, between five and seven people were struck by lightning following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Reports indicate that a major lightning strike hit these innocent bystanders in the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium. #BREAKING: Tampa Fire Rescue responding...
Via Sportsnaut
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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