BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Buccaneers are successfully building a play-action based offense

And they don’t need a successful running game to do so. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are building an offense around their play-action game. And it’s working. That’s the only conclusion I can draw from Football Outsiders’ data on offenses and play-action: only five teams ran more play-action than the Bucs did, and the Bucs were the second-best play-action offense around. At...
Via Bucs Nation
19 hours ago

Buccaneers Partner with Ackerman Jewelers

Through the partnership, Ackerman Jewelers and the Buccaneers will work together on unique marketing programs and special offers for Buccaneers fans.
Via Buccaneers.com
23 hours ago

Buccaneers push for Simeon Rice to get to the Hall of Fame

Rice probably won’t get in, sadly. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers like their Pro Football Hall of Fame players, and they like to boost them too. Last year, they really tried to get John Lynch in after years of him getting close but not in. This year, they decided to focus on Simeon Rice, the pass-rusher we keep forgetting about. And Scott Smith makes a pretty convincing case. Read...
Via Bucs Nation
1 day ago

Buccaneers Individual Game Tickets on Sale Friday, July 28

Five-Game Ticket Packages Also Available.
Via Buccaneers.com
1 day ago

Fantasy Focus: Buccaneers RBs

The Buccaneers have significant depth at the running back position. How could Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims and/or Jeremy McNichols affect your fantasy team?
Via Buccaneers.com
1 day ago

Predicting the Buccaneers will make the playoffs isn’t “bold”

The Bucs have a very good chance of getting there. Over at NFL.com, Elliott Harrison is dealing in some supposedly bold predictions. Apparently, bold now means “the Bucs will make the playoffs”. I mean, I guess I’m happy with that prediction, but to call it ‘bold’ seems a bit much. Now, “the Bucs will win the Super Bowl”, that would be bold. Or even “the Bucs will...
Via Bucs Nation
2 days ago

PFT preseason power rankings No. 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It’s reasonable for the Buccaneers to think they’re on the cusp of something. In fact, if the new overtime rules were in place last season, they’d have been a playoff team (since their loss to the Raiders was a tie at the 10-minute mark, and that would have given them the edge over the Lions…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Kwon Alexander turned his entire back into tattoo mural

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander has turned his back into a mural of his own life with an epic tattoo.He shared this work of art on his Twitter account Sunday, and we must say, it’s very nice. We’re not sure who the angel is supposed to be, but whoever it is appears to be wearing a Chicago White Sox uniform. Clearly, Alexander believes he was put on this earth to...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Top fantasy football assets

After an involved off-season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have set themselves up to have a breakout year in 2017. The team added key components to both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, filling out and polishing their already impressive roster. Veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson and rookie tight end O.J. Howard join the Bucs’ offense, adding two more weapons to an already...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO releases second Buccaneers 'Hard Knocks' trailer

One of the highlights of every NFL preseason is HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be featured in 2017’s version and HBO has released a second trailer to get us pumped up. It will be interesting to see which veterans, as well as incoming rookies get the attention this year. That’s something we’ll have to wait to find out about.But until the August 8 debut...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miko Grimes repeats claim that she got Brent Grimes cut by the Dolphins

Miko Grimes is at it again. Usually, she says what she has to say on Twitter. For a change, a respected national media outlet has given her a platform for her over-the-top (and at times factually inaccurate) musings. In an interview with Jack Dickey of SI.com, the wife of Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes claims that…
Via Pro Football Talk
7 days ago

Brent Grimes considered retiring from NFL to pursue basketball career

He may be barely a hair taller than Isaiah Thomas, but Brent Grimes has still got his hoop dreams.A feature Wednesday by Jack Dickey of Sports Illustrated on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback and his outspoken wife Miko revealed that the 5-foot-10 Grimes recently retiring from the NFL to pursue a career on the hardwood.Per Dickey:In the off-season, though, Brent did consider retiring...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

O.J. Howard and the rise of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ tight ends

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the 2017 NFL Draft with a $65 million salary cap to fill and high hopes that the lump sum would help them improve on their previous 9-7 season. With their new tight end O.J. Howard straight out of the University of Alabama, they have already made great strides towards attaining their goal. Howard’s contemporary style of play combines versatility...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Running back outlook

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers forewent signing a running back this off-season, they showed their commitment and content with their current running back core. There were rumors surrounding the Bucs interest in a running back earlier in the off-season, but they turned out to be false. The team brought in free agent RB Adrian Peterson for a workout and visit, but chose not to sign him...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Evans on DeSean Jackson: We could be one of the best tandems in NFL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter the 2017 NFL season with high expectations. A team on the rise, it welcomed DeSean Jackson to the fold this past March. Fellow receiver Mike Evans has high hopes about joining forces with one of the best deep threats in the NFL for the past decade. “This is going to be awesome,” Evans said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “Obviously...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston embraces 'Hard Knocks' in a big way

Count Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston as one of those happiest his team will appear on this year’s edition of HBO’s "Hard Knocks."Considered a distraction by some, Winston has already gone out of his way to get the cameras involved in his offseason process, suggesting to some he’ll try to use the show as a way to launch himself into global superstardom.Here’s...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL fans in Florida seem to like Tom Brady more than any of their three teams’ players

Florida has not had a good NFL team in a very long time, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins have uninspiring rosters. How uninspiring? I forgot about the Buccaneers for the first 10 minutes of writing this article.That, combined with a lot of northern transplants, means that fans in Florida don’t really want Jaguars, Buccaneers and Dolphins jerseys...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/21: Summer of NBA trades heats up

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while making sure our agent has all the proper trade clauses (including demands for travel pizza and beer) in our contract. Happy birthday today to Richard Jefferson, Merlakia Jones, Derrick Coleman and Rick Sutcliffe. On...
Via Yardbarker
June 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Bucs GM: Doug Martin looks more like his 2015 self

All of the reports coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers camp indicate nothing but good things for running back Doug Martin.NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo relayed word from Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht with yet another positive report on Martin, who ended last season suspended for a violation of the NFL drug policy.“I had a conversation with [Licht]. He said, ‘[Martin] looks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2017  |  Discuss

New York Jets parting ways with Eric Decker

The New York Jets continue to clean house.The Jets are parting ways with veteran wide receiver Eric Decker, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Schefter says the team has told the wide receiver they will either trade or release him this week.News of the Jets’ split with Decker comes the same day the team surprisingly announced the release of veteran linebacker Davis Harris.The Jets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 06, 2017  |  Discuss
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