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Watch former LSU LB Kwon Alexander flatten Josh McCown in Buccaneers preseason game

Former LSU standout Kwon Alexander continues to impress this preseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The rookie deliver a huge hit on a sack of Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown in the teams preseason matchup. The Saints host the Buccaneers...
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
1 hour ago

Put some Tampa Bay Buccaneers in your stomach

I know. Many of you are probably thinking, “What the hell is this about?” But you’ll like it. Or maybe you won’t.  Publix supermarkets — who sponsors the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — have created a signature sub for the Bucs. Via the Tampa Bay Business Journal, here is what the Bucs sub consists of. Tampa Bay Buccaneers sub: White sub roll, guacamole, Boar’s Head Spicy...
Via The Bay Cave
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucs-Browns: What to watch for

Buccaneers preseason Game 3 at home will feature several story lines with the obvious: The return of Josh McCown. The game “doesn’t count” so the hype machine is irrelevant, but still cute to mention I guess. Here are some “real” things to keep an eye on Saturday night. WR DepthRookie Kenny Bell will miss Saturday’s game against the Browns which means more opportunities...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston featured on a Publix banner

To know Jameis Winston is to know Publix crab legs. You know the story. A year and a half ago, while still with Florida State, the quarterback walked into a Publix and left with crab legs in his hands — without paying. The story blew up, and the crab leg memes have continued ever since. Once Winston became a Buccaneer, though, Publix was willing to wipe the slate clean, according...
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: DC Leslie Frazier fine with HC Lovie Smith calling plays

When it was reported that head coach Lovie Smith would be the one calling the defensive plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015, many fans wondered what it meant for defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. While Frazier and the defense as a whole struggled in 2015, this isn't a move that left many completely stunned. Smith is a brilliant defensive mind, and has spent time with his...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five college prospects every Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan should have their eye on

Heading into the 2015 season, there is obvious excitement and expectations around many of the young rookies who’ve joined the Bucs this offseason. Even outside of Jameis, two additions to the o-line in the first two rounds (Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet), a new late-round hyped receiver in Kenny Bell, and a preseason stud in Kwon Alexander all are bringing a lot to the table for...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tough task lies ahead for Bucs’ staff

Each year, teams face difficult decisions when it comes down to trimming rosters down to the league mandated amount. Tampa Bay’s toughest challenge could be figuring out the depth at cornerback.  This offseason, the Buccaneers signed Dallas Cowboys free agent Sterling Moore. Ahead of him on the depth chart should be Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks respectively. But behind...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Evans wants to improve his Madden rating

Second-year wide receiver Mike Evans isn’t content with his 87 rating in the new edition of Madden, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ budding star is hoping a slight position switch will help improve the number. According to Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune, Evans is moving to the X position—also known as the split end—where he’s bound to receive more targets. With more...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO- Now that Money is right, Put K CONNOR BARTH back as Tampa Bay Buccaneers Placekicker before its too late!

In what may be looked back on as a critical move, Lovie Smith and Jason Licht have brought back the Tampa Bay Buccaneers most accurate placekicker in its history Wednesday, just two days after the guy who replaced him missed an extra point, a Field Goal, and went 1 of 2 the week before! Now cut your ties with Murray and thank your lucky stars; you got lucky the last time to cut a...
Via Buc Stop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Waive K Brandon Bogotay

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Buccaneers are placing K Brandon Bogotay on waivers Thursday. This comes after the Buccaneers signed Connor Barth to a two-year contract on Wednesday. Tampa Bay still has Patrick Murray on their roster as well, but it appears as though they’re comfortable moving forward with Barth as their starter. ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Leonard Johnson wearing a boot, using crutches for foot injury

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dealing with the growth of a rookie quarterback in Jameis Winston, the question marks in the backfield and the hopes of rebuilding their defense in 2015. Apparently, they're also dealing with some injuries across the lineup.As JoeBucsFan.com reported, the most recent injury is cornerback Leonard Johnson. Johnson is heading into his fourth year with the...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin asks NFL to stop calling him ‘Muscle Hamster’

    Much like Adam Jones and “Pacman,” Harold Miner and “Baby Jordan,” or Jim Everett and “Chris,” Buccaneers running back Doug Martin loathes the nickname “Muscle Hamster.” The 26-year-old has made his disdain for the epithet well-known in the last couple of years, so he obviously wasn’t happy when the NFL recently tried to resurrect the hated tag by including...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Giovani Bernard apologizes for being a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan

As Giovani Bernard says, “We all make mistakes.” Still, some mistakes are worse than others. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier fan bases QB Rankings: How the 32 starters would react to getting benched Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up in terms of general interest Fantasy Preview: The top-75 WRs for 2015 Back when I thought braids and that Tampa bay...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy studies Muhammad Ali for game prep

Gerald McCoy is a master of his craft, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle’s study habits have likely influenced his impact on the field. In a video posted by JoeBucsFan, McCoy shared what he’s gathered from watching Ali, who is considered the greatest boxer in the history of the sport. “His mindset is really what it was. He felt like he was the best, he knew...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin wants NFL to stop calling him 'Muscle Hamster'

The holiday season is a few months away, and Doug Martin won’t be asking for any fancy new toys. He just wants everyone to stop calling him by that dumb nickname. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back earned the nickname “Muscle Hamster” back in college thanks to a few Boise State teammates impressed by his small stature and incredible strength. Yet Martin doesn’t really...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys defense takes big hit with loss of Orlando Scandrick

Dreadful news came from the Dallas Cowboys practice in Oxnard, California on Tuesday night.  The defending NFC East champions lost starting cornerback Orlando Scandrick for the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. In his seventh season as a pro, the once maligned member of the Dallas secondary not only thrived, but became the most important cog to the...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading Winston’s performance in win over Bengals

Jameis Winston backed up his words. He told Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans not to panic after his lackluster preseason debut, and he gave those fans a reason not to panic Monday night. The NFL’s top overall draft pick completed eight of 13 passes for 90 yards and ran for a touchdown to open the scoring in the Bucs’ 25-11 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay. Grading...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Starting Defense gets the sacks done

http://bucstop.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/156/2015/08/NFL.2015.PS_.Week_.02.Bengals.at_.Buccaneers.400p.TYT_.m4v http://bucstop.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/156/2015/08/Johnson-McCoy-Sack.m4v Last season free agent Michael Johnson was expected to come in and  get double digit sacks. Instead he was a bust and went back to Cincinnati no where to be found on the field. Last night...
Via Buc Stop
5 days ago  |  Discuss

It Looks Like The 2012 Version Of Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin Is Back!

When thew Tampa Bay Buccaneers took Doug Martin with a first round pick back in 2012 they hoped they were getting the running back of the future. During his rookie season it looked like they were right--then came his sophomore season (not so good). Last season really wasn't any better. Coming in to this season it was doubtful he would be the man for the Bucs in the backfield this...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2014 in a nutshell: The Josh McCown experiment backfires as the Browns win just two games in Lovie Smith’s first season. Despite a decent amount of talent on both sides of the ball, the struggle to score and struggle to stop...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

GAME DAY: Preseason Week 2 Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 The home debut of Jameis Winston happens tonight as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers return home to play Preseason scrimmage game no. 2 at Raymond James Stadium at 8pm on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Lets dig into everything Bucs/Bengals to get ready for tonights game! NIKO’S TAKE- It’s sometimes hard to watch preseason games, but not for me it isn’t. The Bucs will be taking...
Via Buc Stop
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith is leading a Tampa Bay Buccaneers revival

Lovie Smith While the majority of the viewing football public keep a keen eye on every single move first overall pick Jameis Winston makes in training camp, Head coach Lovie Smith is building defensive pillars that will be just as important as Winston in this era of Tampa Bay Buccaneers football. Bucs fans should feel blessed that Mr. Winston is throwing picks in camp. He is...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston picking up offense quicker than anticipated

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need Jameis Winston to have a big year to avoid a miserable campaign. Thankfully, he’s been making great “progress” of late, according to quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian, who is excited about his star pupil. Winston’s first NFL experience wasn’t ideal, though he did eventually make a couple of “wow” plays that showcased his special talents—both...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ali Marpet is a player to keep an eye on

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ second preseason game will take place Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. One player to pay particular attention to is rookie guard Ali Marpet, the division three standout that became a second round pick thanks to the Bucs, who traded back into the second round to get him. Marpet put his skills on display last Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings...
Via EndZoneScore
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith to be defensive play caller in Tampa Bay

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ head coach Lovie Smith will take over the defensive play calling, relieving defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier of the duty. Bucs' coach Smith will call defensive plays this season http://t.co/cePppyFhwx via @TB_Times — Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) August 20, 2015 This certainly raises some questions...
Via EndZoneScore
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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