The Bucs’ three running backs have unique roles

None of them are better, they just fill different needs. I feel like there’s a bit of confusion about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running backs. Charles Sims barely got the ball against the Chicago Bears (and fumbled when he did), and when Peyton Barber got the ball instead I saw a lot of sighs of relief—finally someone who can produce, obviously Sims has failed. I don’t quite...
Via Bucs Nation
15 hours ago

Gerald McCoy returns to practice for Buccaneers

Kwon Alexander is still absent. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have to play Sunday’s game agains the Minnesota Vikings without the help of linebacker Kwon Alexander, who’s missed the second practice in a row with a hamstring injury. Alexander made some vaguely positive comments about his injury after last Sunday’s game, but those haven’t been reflected on the practice field...
Via Bucs Nation
15 hours ago

Buccaneers Injury Report, September 21

A look at Thursday's injury report.
Via Buccaneers.com
16 hours ago

Gerald McCoy returns to practice

Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy returned to practice Thursday, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. It is not yet known whether McCoy’s injured right ankle will limit him, but Jenna Laine of ESPN tweeted that McCoy’s limp appears to be gone. McCoy missed Wednesday’s work as he rehabbed the ankle. He played [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
18 hours ago

T.J. Ward: An Immediate Hit

Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward, signed just before the start of the season, gave a glimpse of what he could bring to the Bucs' defense almost immediately upon hitting the field.
Via Buccaneers.com
21 hours ago

Gerald McCoy, Kwon Alexander miss Bucs practice

Both defensive stars are injured. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers played their first game of the 2017 NFL season on Sunday, which means we’re back to injury reports that are actually filled with players. You can’t play games and stay entirely healthy, after all. Unfortunately for the Bucs, today’s injury report contains some bad news: linebacker Kwon Alexander (hamstring) and defensive...
Via Bucs Nation
1 day ago

Lions bring back George Johnson

The Lions have bolstered their defensive line by bringing back a former member of the team. Defensive end George Johnson spent the 2014 season with the Lions and recorded six sacks in a reserve role. He was traded to the Buccaneers in the offseason after signing an offer sheet with Tampa as a restricted free [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Chris Harris: Playing without T.J. Ward is still hard

The Broncos’ defense has played well after cutting safety T.J. Ward just before the start of the season, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t missed him. Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said on PFT Live that playing without Ward has been difficult. “It’s still hard,” Harris said. “Not being able to take the field, he just [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Bucs DT giving free meals to Tampa residents affected by hurricane

Hurricane Irma’s devastating effects are still being keenly felt throughout the state of Florida. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Clinton McDonald is doing what he can to help people in his community.In a short video put out by the team Monday, McDonald, standing in front of a food truck with a line of people behind him, let the people of Tampa know he’s there for them...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dogfight in the NFC South: Which side will improve most?

Just three years ago (2014), the Carolina Panthers won the NFC South with a losing record of 7-8-1. The following season, the Panthers went to the Super Bowl. Then last season the Atlanta Falcons had a huge lead in the title game before losing the Super Bowl to the new England Patriots. Fast forward to 2017, and all four NFC South teams are considered to be legitimately vying for...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dak Prescott, Cowboys appear to have 'Shanahan' audible

The Dallas Cowboys’ offense appears to be using an interesting audible call this season. In the first quarter of the Dallas Cowboys’ 19-3 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott audibled his offense into a run for Ezekiel Elliott by yelling out what clearly sounded like “Shanahan” at the line of scrimmage. SB Nation shared video of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Preseason star Bernard Reedy looks to make an impact in 2017

After a productive preseason, Bernard Reedy has officially made the Buccaneers’ 53-man roster, and is listed as Tampa Bay’s fifth wide receiver. At 5’9″, Reedy isn’t the ideal size for an NFL wide receiver. He has clear limitations as an athlete, and was dubbed an low-upside prospect coming into the 2014 NFL Draft. His lack of size, average speed (4.44 40-yard time), and...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC South is the new division for drama in the NFL

The NFL season is finally here, with the kickoff game between the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night followed by a full slate of games on Sunday and Monday. Looking at the NFL landscape entering the season, one division stands out as particularly intriguing: the NFC South. Everything in the South starts with the Atlanta Falcons. They...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs GM mocks Skip Bayless in 'Hard Knocks' scene

Skip Bayless is among the more controversial — not to mention outspoken — personalities in the national sports media. And Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manger Jason Licht absolutely destroyed the ESPN-turned-FOX Sports 1 talking head during a scene from Tuesday’s season finale of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”In the scene, Licht is engaged in a discussion with Bucs director of player...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins-Buccaneers game will not be played in Miami due to Hurricane Irma

The NFL’s Week 1 schedule has been impacted by Hurricane Irma, which is bearing down on the Caribbean and is expected to reach Florida.The Dolphins and Buccaneers were scheduled to get their 2017 seasons underway on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. However, due to the projected path of Hurricane Irma, the NFL has announced the game will not be played in Miami. Irma has reached...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins-Bucs game could be postponed until November

The NFL reportedly announced on Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins game — originally scheduled for Miami on Sunday — will not be played in South Beach due to the increased threat of Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida over the weekend. This is a move that the league needed to make. There was absolutely no reason to risk the safety of players and fans...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Surprising preseason departures

NFL teams had to trim their preseason roster down to 53 players yesterday, and there were a lot of cuts that left fans scratching their heads. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were one of many teams that made some bold moves, that many fans did not expect. After last Thursday’s loss to the Washington Redskins, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished preseason with a disappointing 1-3 record...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Aguayo released for second time this offseason

Roberto Aguayo suddenly can’t stick on an NFL roster. The once highly thought of kicker has been released by the Chicago Bears less than a month after they picked him up. Aguayo had little chance to make an impression — good or bad — in his short time with the Bears. He did miss a 49-yard field goal, though. A second-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just over a year ago...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs GM calls Jameis Winston 'best leader' he's been around

Jameis Winston is set to embark upon his third NFL season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has room to grow, as is the case with almost all young signal-callers. One thing Winston has developed, however, is remarkable leadership qualities, so says Bucs general manager Jason Licht.During Tuesday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” Licht gushed over how Winston has taken...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC South preview: Prime for a Carolina bounce-back?

As part of our NFL preview series, we’ll be taking a good look at each division in the league. We’ve gone through the AFC East, North, South and West, and now it’s on to the NFC. We’ve already tackled the East and North — here’s a look at the South.The NFC South is one of the most wide-open divisions this season. Last year marked the end of Tampa Bay’s streak of fourth...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Why defense is so crucial for Bucs and rest of NFC South

Sure, statistics can be deceiving—particularly when they’re cherry picked and taken out of context—and we’ve all been warned that some numbers can, and do indeed, lie.Except when they aren’t—and don’t.We’re aiming for the latter, of course, here as we’ve pored over the ever-growing volume of statistics, data and metrics from the 2016 NFL season, honed in on a few...
Via The Sports Post
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Pro Bowl DT suffers worrisome injury

If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to turn last season’s surprising performance into a playoff spot in 2017, they will need star defensive tackle Gerald McCoy 100 percent and ready to go.Unfortunately, the five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle apparently suffered a pelvic/groin injury in practice on Friday and might need to undergo an MRI. McCoy, 29, is considered one of the best...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers position preview: offensive line

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are off to a strong start this preseason. Despite having a 1-1 record, the Bucs first-team offense and defense have both looked fantastic. The final scores of both their matchups does not reflect the drastic growth of the team. Jameis Winston seems to have improved already from last season, sporting a 71.4 percent completion percentage through his first two...
Via isportsweb.com
August 20, 2017  |  Discuss

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