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BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lovie’s still looking for a primary back

“Doug is our bell cow.” Those were the words head coach Lovie Smith said about running back Doug Martin following their preseason game against the Miami Dolphins back in August. But injuries have limited the former first-round pick and Smith appears to have moved on from giving the exclusive title of ‘bell cow’ to Martin. “You just have to look at how it all plays out...
Via The Bay Cave
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans will be elated if these Week 12 bold predictions come true

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Close are Tampa Bay Buccaneers to making the Playoffs Race a Reality?

In the immortal words of Jim Mora: “Playoffs? PLAYOFFS? Play offs? …were lucky just to win the game”!! How well put Mora, but as most Bucs fans were happy enough to not know what to do with themselves as the clock started counting down after the last Mike Evans TD celebration, the basic fact remains, as bad as this division is, a 6-10 team can win it and go into the playoffs...
Via Buc Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin’s status still up in the air

  After being called the bell cow by head coach Lovie Smith, running back Doug Martin has not had the season he nor the staff had hoped.   Plagued by injuries, Martin hasn’t seen the field much this season. When he has, he has struggled recording just 166 yards on 58 carries for a 2.9 average and on touchdown. His role when he returns won’t be based off of his performance...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Return to Chicago presents opportunity for bruised Lovie Smith and Josh McCown

TAMPA, Fla. -- Josh McCown and Lovie Smith began Chicago Week in full Wednesday as changed men. One, the quarterback, is trying to make the most of the trust placed in him during the autumn of his career, to produce a lasting memory before his window on fall Sundays closes for good. The other, the coach, is attempting to overcome a 1-8 start and create needed momentum, to keep hope...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO VAULT Flashback: @ Chicago 2006 Bucs go Nutz in 2nd Half

http://bucstop.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/156/2014/11/2006alstott-Bucs-Games.m4v The Bucs have played two memorable games in Chicago the last two times they’ve been there. In 2008 Tampa Bay played comeback with Brian Griese and we’ll show you those clips later in the week. Today it’s the 2006 trip Tampa Bay Buccaneers took to Soldier Field, and it was one for the ages. The...
Via Buc Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown’s newest, eye opening quarterback ranking

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 12 showdown circled as top NFL game to watch?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached mid-November, with only six weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. Just one week before Thanksgiving, there are a slew of big games involving teams that have playoff...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Evans named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

The National Football League today announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 11. He is the first wide receiver to win the award in franchise history.  Against Washington, Evans caught seven passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns. He is the first rookie to record at least 200 yards and two touchdowns in a game...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Waive WR/KR Trindon Holliday From I.R.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially waived WR/KR Trindon Holliday from injured reserve on Monday. The Bucs previously waived him with an injury, but he later reverted to the team’s injured reserve list. Holliday, 28, signed on with the Buccaneers last month, but his stay was obviously short lived. During the offseason, Holliday signed a one-year deal worth $700,000 with the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III criticizes himself, team after loss to Bucs, calls game a ‘travesty’

The Washington Redskins were throttled by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in front of the home crowd at FedEx Field Sunday, losing 27-7. After the game, Robert Griffin III took the entire team to task, including himself, as he blasted the performance, rightfully characterizing it as a “travesty.” “It was a travesty out there today,” RG3...Read More The post Robert Griffin III criticizes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bucs Defense and Mike EVANS! Plus..Monday Morning Buc-Shots post Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers win

  http://bucstop.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/156/2014/11/2014evans1.m4v The game has clearly passed Lovie Smith by. The comedy of that statement has never been funnier, problem is the young fans who say it haven’t been football fans long enough to see Lovie’s 82 Wins since 2004 is the 4th most wins by a Head Coach. Turns out the Bucs just needed the Wright combination to be...
Via Buc Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs To Field Trade Offers For Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin & Dashon Goldson

Jason La Canfora is the latest to report that the Buccaneers are expected to field trade offers for some of their notable players during the offseason. According to La Canfora, WR Vincent Jackson, RB Doug Martin and S Dashon Goldson are likely to be on the trade block once the season has concluded. Jackson was the most popular name mentioned in trade rumors leading up to the deadline...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Johnthan Banks pick six off RGIII

With already an interception on his stat line, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s day just got worse, throwing another interception. This time Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks was able to take the tipped pass 19 yards to pay dirt. Robert Griffin III in the first quarter: 5-for-9, 47 yards, two interceptions, 30.6 QB rating. — Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer...
Via KCM Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers' Evans Leads Top Rookies Entering Sunday

Mike Evans was drafted seventh overall by the Buccaneers in this year's draft and was the second receiver to come off the board, taken three spots after Buffalo Bill's standout receiver Sammy Watkins. So far he is living up to his draft status coming off back-to-back weeks of more than 120 yard games and five touchdowns in his last four games played. But how does Evans stack up against...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers' Austin Seferian-Jenkins fined for end zone pose

Austin Seferian-Jenkins' Captain Morgan pose cost him more than 15 yards. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie tight end was fined $11,025 for the act last Sunday in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium, a league source confirmed Saturday. Seferian-Jenkins, the 38th overall pick in the most recent draft, struck the pose after catching a 1-yard touchdown pass from quarterback...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Red-hot Mike Evans leads struggling Bucs into D.C.

  Buccaneers’ WR Mike Evans If there’s one positive thing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ (1-8) offense can hang on to, it’s that their rookie WR Mike Evans is the real deal. Evans has averaged just over 73 yards per game through week ten in addition to five touchdowns in his last five games, and in the process has displayed all the physical tools that made him the seventh overall...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh McCown cries after Bucs loss (Video)

Josh McCown on Sunday made his first start since Week 3, and it did not go all that well. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were outplayed by the Atlanta Falcons in the second half and lost 27-17. McCown, who threw two interceptions, seemed crushed after the game. At one point while speaking with reporters, the 35-year-old...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Injury Update: Lavonte David, Michael Johnson, Charles Sims

Injuries have played a major role in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lack of success during the 2014 season. In a week nine match-up against the Cleveland Browns, the Bucs were so decimated by injury that only two runningbacks were active. #453413462 / gettyimages.comThis week, Charles Sims (ankle), a rookie who was recently activated from the injured reserve/designated for return, and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs star: I don’t think anybody is upset with losing

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a tough game to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. If their season wasn’t already over (it was), it certainly is now. And according to two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, his teammates are way too content with that. “I don’t think anybody is upset enough with losing,” McCoy told reporters after the game, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots among teams interested in Vincent Jackson

We have known for a little while now that the Buccaneers are shopping their number one receiver Vincent Jackson. However, sources around the NFL are reporting that the Patriots are one of four or more teams with their hat in the ring for a trade deadline move: Vincent Jackson still generating trade interest. Among the more than 4 teams calling around: Eagles, Pats, Seahawks. Bucs...
Via Patriots Life
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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