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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marc Trestman would be a perfect Offensive Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be needing the services from a really Marc Trestman may not make a good coach, but he would make one heck of an offensive coordinator; so good that Bucs need to prepare to puf ji good offensive coordinator. Just so happens rumor has it one good one will be available soon. One REALLY good one; Marc Trestman, the last guy (and only guy) to make QB Josh...
Via Buc Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown’s 1-32 quarterback ranking could be disputed

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign DE Lawrence Sidbury, Waive CB Crezdon Butler

  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have signed DE Lawrence Sidbury, and waived CB Crezdon Butler. Additionally, the Bucs signed former arena league standout CB Varmah Sonie to their practice squad. Sidbury was a fourth-round draft pick of the Falcons back in 2009, and spent four seasons with them.  He caught on with the Colts in 2013 before being placed on injured...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day 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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bucs officially place McCoy, others on I.R.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have placed defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (knee), wide receiver Louis Murphy (ankle) and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) on Injured Reserve. The team has promoted wide receiver Tavarres King, tight end Evan Rodriguez and defensive tackle George Uko from the practice squad to the active roster.   King (6-1, 210), who...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 15 Power Rankings spot is one that many may dispute

With less than 10 shopping days left until Christmas, there isn’t much time for teams to turn the 2014 season into a memorable one. Any margin for error is all but gone; it’s almost win-or-go-home time in the NFL. It’s going to be a mad dash to the finish, with a ton of teams still in the mix and the race changing on a weekly basis. It sets up for a fantastic final two weeks...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs DT McCoy done for season with knee injury

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) A bad season got a little more miserable for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday. Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will finish the year on injured reserve, missing the Buccaneers' final two games because of a sprained right knee. ''Of course you want to finish the games with your guys, but you have to look at the bigger picture, and that's my overall...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs' DT Gerald McCoy, two others placed on IR

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and wide receiver Louis Murphy on injured reserve Monday, ending their seasons with two games to play. McCoy sustained a hyperextended right knee Sunday in the loss to the Carolina Panthers. He finishes with 35 tackles and 8 1/2 sacks in 13 games. Meanwhile, Seferian-Jenkins, the Bucs...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Place DT Gerald McCoy, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins & WR Louis Murphy On I.R.

Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith announced Monday that they are placing a number of players on season-ending injured reserve including DT Gerald McCoy, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and WR Louis Murphy, per Jenna Laine. Tampa Bay is currently in position to secure the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL draft, so there really isn’t much to play for at this point in the year. McCoy...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

National Media holds nothing back in their confidence regarding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

There are only 10 shopping days left until Christmas. And in the NFL, that means it’s crunch time; every week, nearly every game seems to have some sort of major playoff implications, shuffling the postseason deck depending on the outcome. Some teams become contenders; others fall back in the race. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: One step closer to first overall pick

Following yesterday’s uninspired 19-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed home for their final two games of the 2014 season. While the end of the season is usually a sad affair, the real fun for Tampa fans starts when that final whistle blows in two weeks. Their hopes that were so brutally crushed this season will be restored with a clean slate,...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

High risk, no reward: Bucs would be wise to shut McCoy down for season

TAMPA, Fla. -- Two right knee injuries in two weeks. Neither sight of Gerald McCoy hobbling off the field, first in Detroit in Week 14 and then in Charlotte on Sunday, was a positive development for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final hours of a lost season. First it was a knee bruise that kept the two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle out a handful of plays in the first quarter at...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Fan Goes To Game Dressed As Cam Newton, Car Crash Victim

After suffering two transverse process fractures in a scary car accident earlier this week, Cam Newton was sidelined for Sunday’s Panthers game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, that didn’t stop one fan from showing up to the game dressed as a car crash victim complete with fake blood, a neck brace and a detached Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Francisco Llanos, WR, Lindenwood University

Every year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, […] The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Tampa Bay Make A Run At Adrian Peterson Or RGIII?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently sit solidly at 2-11.  The are holding the fourth position in the NFC South.  In case you haven't heard, the NFC South is bad.  Sadly, the Buccaneers are worse. How bad are the Buccaneers?  Quarterback Josh McCown is rocking a 73.9 quarterback rating.  He has tossed nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.  He looks nothing like the McCown of...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay should sit Lavonte David and not risk any injury

The song should be “Shut down for what”…. for health for starters. Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David should be shut down for the rest of the year. There is no point in playing the NFL’s 3 leading tackler at this point. Even though a playoff spot was a pipe dream, it was mathematically possible even up until last David is too valuable to play with his health....
Via Buc Stop
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers: 2014 Week 15 NFL Pick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-11) at Carolina Panthers (4-8-1) Cam Newton is out for this one with a back injury suffered in a car accident this week. That caused this line to move from 5 to 3.5 with Derek Anderson coming in to make his 2nd start of the season. That’s not nearly enough of a line movement to compensate. Sure, Newton hasn’t been at his best this season, dealing with...
Via The Football Fan Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Injury Update: Lavonte David evaluated for concussion

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' linebacker Lavonte David left Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions in the second half with a possible concussion. #456710208 / After taking a knee to the helmet in the second half of Sunday's game, Lavonte David was able to walk off the field. Lavonte David was immediately evaluated for a possible concussion, but updates to Lavonte David...
Via NFL Injury Report
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The race for first overall

Like we’ve grown accustomed to this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ performance in week 14 was a story of turnovers, missed opportunities, and mental errors. Whether it be the untimely penalties, the two Josh McCown interceptions, or the inability to stop Detroit’s pass rush, the Bucs looked less than adequate in their 34-17 loss to the Lions on Sunday. Now that Tampa...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Searching for a silver lining in 14-13 loss to Cincy

While blown opportunities ruled the day, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had some moments to be proud of in their 14-13 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. After jumping out to a 10-0 lead thanks to the hard running of Doug Martin and the ball-hawking of the their secondary (which intercepted Bengals’ QB Andy Dalton three times), the Bucs once again found themselves struggling to play with...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Lose Close Game at Home to Bengals

The offensive line continues to kill any opportunities the rest of the offense has. Left tackle, backup center Garrett Gilkey and backup lineman Oniel Cousins had multiple penalties called against them, and Gilkey was the worst offensive player on the field today. While replacing starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith, Gilkey had four penalties assessed against him, and two bad snaps...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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