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Former Buccaneers safety slapped with indefinite suspension

Per a league source, the NFL has come down hard on repeat offender and Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson. A mere 2 months after being reinistated, Jackson is in hot water again for violating the league's policy of substance abuse. Jackson has never taken a regular season snap with the Redskins due to his troubles, played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 5 season...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

TBC Mailbag: Opposing quarterbacks can kneel safely

TheBayCave.com is taking questions from its readers and social media followers. TBC will publish these question and answer sessions weekly — whether it’s on the Bucs, NFL, or whatever piques their interest. In this installment of TBC Mailbag, Senior Writer Gil Arcia answers a question regarding a defensive play that Greg Schiano drew lots of criticism for. 
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Simms excited about the Bucs this season

It’s been a long time since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had so much buzz on both a local and national level and boy is it a breath of fresh air.  A lot of it is due to the hiring of head coach Lovie Smith but the team has also been active this offseason and has made moves that should excite most. CBS Sports NFL Analyst Phil Simms is one of those excited for Tampa Bay this season...
Via The Bay Cave
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The NFC South is a tricky division. It is the division of the quarterbacks with elites like Drew Brees and Matt Ryan and up and comers such as Cam Newton. The only team in this division that’s had some uneasiness at the quarterback position has been the Buccaneers who now believe Josh McCown can take them to the next level. There are one of these quarterbacks that you just can’t...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OLB Lavonte David named 2nd best in NFL, Nos. 11-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 outside linebackers in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s OLB to making the list? To provide an answer, the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Butch Davis says the Buccaneers drafted Mark Barron to stop Jimmy Graham

While New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham is in the middle of a grievance hearing with his team off the field, other teams around the NFL are looking for ways to stop him on the field. One team who has to deal with Graham often is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since Graham has arrived in New Orleans, the Bucs are 0-4 against the Saints. Former North Carolina head coach Butch Davis was...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers rated as a top-5 potential Super Bowl host

In early February, Super Bowl XLVIII was played in the New York / New Jersey area, the first time the big game had been played outdoors in a cold-weather market. This opened the window for every NFL city to throw their name into the hat as a possible host for future title tilts. Currently, less than half of the league’s markets have hosted a Super Bowl, as only 15 metro areas can...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Was Lovie Smith a great hire or a red flag?

When TheBayCave.com was obtaining info about a potential Lovie Smith hiring in early January, TBC couldn’t help but immediately begin to think of the impact he would have in the locker room alone. But at the same time, one would wonder how his impact in the locker room would translate to the player’s play on the field.  Smith was successful during his nine years in Chicago...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Mike Evans talks conditioning and the playbook

“I’ve got to lose more weight. I’m too heavy right now. But the workouts I’ve been doing, I’ll be fine. I’ll be ready.” -Tampa Bay rookie wide receiver Mike Evans If you had to pick one, which would you prefer from your rookie, a sound mind or a sound body? With less than two months until the NFL regular season kicks off, it seems Mike Evans has work to do in both...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Anatomy of a Projection: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New OC Jeff Tedford’s Pass/Run Splits Last 9 Years as HC at Cal: 2012: 366/451 2011: 440/484 2010: 332/428 2009: 393/471 2008: 397/435 2007: 443/441 2006: 413/427 2005: 321/483 2004: 331/509 Total: 3436/4129 (45.4%/54.6%) New HC Lovie Smith’s Pass/Run Splits as HC of Bears: 2012: 485/470 2011: 473/456 2010: 466/414 2009: 563/373 2008: 528/434 2007: [&hellip (Visited 1 times...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Jackson pens children's book for military families

Being the child of military parents, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson understands all too well the feelings kids are forced to deal with and  the issues related to having a parent in the service. Because of this firsthand knowledge and accompanying empathy he feels for kids currently dealing with the issue, Jackson — […] The post Vincent Jackson pens kid...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans: 'I'm too heavy right now'

The Buccaneers are expecting a big impact from rookie wide receiver Mike Evans, who should form a rebound receiver tandem with Vincent Jackson. But right now getting Evans in shape is probably a bigger concern. The former Texas A&M standout tweaked his hamstring in OTAs and admitted he's "not in tip-top shape" at the moment. "Physically, I'm not in tip...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp admits to stiffing server with no tip, claims ‘service was the worst’

Warren Sapp was the center of some controversy on Tuesday evening after social media blew up regarding how the NFL Hall of Famer allegedly stiffed a server at a Florida sports bar. Not only did Sapp leave no tip, an image of the receipt showed how he also wrote the message, “BOYS DON’T TIP.” The […] The post Warren Sapp admits to stiffing server with no tip, claims ‘service...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  2 Comments

Bucs' Casillas: 'Josh McCown is on another level'

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jonathan Casillas addressed the team's current quarterback situation, and if it were his choice, he's definitely going with Josh McCown over Mike Glennon. McCown is simply 'on another level,' Casillas claims. "... Don't take anything from Glennon; he's just only in his second year," Casillas told WEPN-FM in New York, via...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dashon Goldson felt targeted by NFL due to playing style

Dashon Goldson's bone-rattling hits and aggressive tendencies made him one of the league's best safeties. But the flip-side to that is the sizable hole burned in his wallet. In 2013, his first season with the Buccaneers, Goldson racked up nearly $500,000 in fines, the most notable coming on a helmet-to-helmet collision with former Saints running back Darren Sproles...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss
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