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BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Three unsung Tampa Bay Buccaneers poised to make a splash this season

With the NFL preseason officially over, most NFL fans are eager to see how the additions their team made up until now will fare in week 1. For the Bucs, we know guys like Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David and Vincent Jackson will all have a huge impact on the team. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s worst owners Bold Predictions: Five preseason storylines that will prove false First and...
Via cover32
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Roster Cuts Including DE Da’Quan Bowers

Mike Garafolo reports that the Buccaneers are placing former second-round DE Da’Quan Bowers on waivers Friday, as they work to get their roster down to 53 players. So far, the Buccaneers have cut: LB Larry Dean LB Khaseem Greene Bowers, 25, has been a major disappointment ever since the Buccaneers used a second-round pick on him back in 2010. ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tough decisions loom for Bucs’ staff

It happens every year. Every team faces the same challenge or releasing players to hit the mandated 53-man roster limit following the final preseason game. That’s where teams are at.  For the Buccaneers, decisions that may have appeared to be simple entering training camp are not the case. Players who needed a strong showing that entered Thursday night’s matchup against the...
Via The Bay Cave
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Waiving LB Khaseem Greene

Andy Simms, the agent for LB Khaseem Greene, announced via his Twitter account Friday that the Buccaneers are waiving his client. Despite 98 yard INT return for TD and 9 tackles for #Buccaneers last night, LB @Khas_Greene20 will be released by team today. — Sports Agent (@andysimms) September 4, 2015 The Buccaneers claimed Greene off of ... The post Buccaneers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

BUCS AFTERMATH: Putting the Points on Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22-17 win over Miami Dolphins

 Learn how to pronounce new Bucs kicker Kyle Brindza, because  he’s going to be your new placekicker Tampa Bay fans. Unlike  Where’s my Murray and Barth Vader, who miss 40 yarders and extra points (Barth’s kick was so low it was blocked), Brindza nailed not only a 55 but a 57 yard FG, which would have tied the 2nd longest FG in Bucs history had it counted. Every kickoff...
Via Buc Stop
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: K Patrick Murray dealing with knee injury

While kicker Patrick Murray is in the midst of a battle to remain the starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it looks as though his push for the job may have just taken a major hit. As Zach Shapiro of Pewter Report first reported, Murray is dealing with a knee injury, and may or may not be ready for Thursday's game. When speaking about Tuesday's practice, head coach Lovie Smith touched...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: predicting the 53-man roster

Like every other team, the Buccaneers will be using their final preseason game to evaluate bubble players on their way to finalizing their 53-man roster. When looking over some of the position battles, it became more and more difficult to figure out who would, or could, make it, as well as making some surprising cuts that may very well become a reality. Here is how the Buccaneers’...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Place WR Robert Herron & CB Leonard Johnson On Season-Ending I.R.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially placed WR Robert Herron, CB Leonard Johnson, and C Josh Allen on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, according to the NFL transactions release. All three players were waived this week with an injury designation and wound up clearing waivers. Herron, 23, was take in sixth round of last year’s draft by the Buccaneers. ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy: We have to make people fear coming to Raymond James

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is one of the biggest leaders of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, without a question. With that said, the All-Pro player wants his Bucs teammates to create a new identity this season. According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN, McCoy wants to make opponents fear coming to play in Tampa. "When the ball is thrown or the ball commits, all 11 hats to the ball," McCoy...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Browns final 53-man roster

The Cleveland Browns are one preseason game away from finally preparing for the games that count. It has been a long and interesting preseason with the Browns sitting at 1-2, winning their third preseason game on Saturday versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We have seen some players play well and others struggle. After they take the field on Thursday, the real decisions come to fruition...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers players who will compete for individual awards this year

While the ultimate goal is to hoist the Lombardi at the end of the season, there are individual awards that players compete for throughout the year. On the offensive and defensive side of the ball, the Bucs feature players who will compete for these season-long accolades. They look to become the first Buccaneer to take home an individual trophy since Carnell “Cadillac” Williams...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers decide to part ways with P Michael Koenen

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the process of trimming their roster down. One of the more recent moves to catch the eye is the release of punter Michael Koenen, per Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Koenen was the Bucs punter for the past four seasons, but will now likely be replaced by Jacob Schum. The move makes a lot of sense, largely due to the fact that the Twitter account...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Shanahan: Kirk Cousins will be a top-10 NFL QB

    Mike Shanahan was the coach of the Washington Redskins when the team drafted Kirk Cousins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. From the sound of it, Shanahan believes the pick was a steal for his former team. After Cousins was named Washington’s starting quarterback on Monday, Shanahan has some extremely high praise for the former Michigan State star. “Kirk...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

All Excuses aside, Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be a roller coaster ride in 2015

The Bucs have shown us so far in the 2015 preseason that the team will give us excitement this season; but in the excitement will be losses as well as wins. The Bucs have been up and down this preseason, and with no starters scheduled to play this Thursday in another short week, we won’t know what finished product we will see until the Bucs play the Titans on opening day at 4 O’Clock...
Via Buc Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Put some Tampa Bay Buccaneers in your stomach

I know. Many of you are probably thinking, “What the hell is this about?” But you’ll like it. Or maybe you won’t.  Publix supermarkets — who sponsors the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — have created a signature sub for the Bucs. Via the Tampa Bay Business Journal, here is what the Bucs sub consists of. Tampa Bay Buccaneers sub: White sub roll, guacamole, Boar’s Head Spicy...
Via The Bay Cave
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs-Browns: What to watch for

Buccaneers preseason Game 3 at home will feature several story lines with the obvious: The return of Josh McCown. The game “doesn’t count” so the hype machine is irrelevant, but still cute to mention I guess. Here are some “real” things to keep an eye on Saturday night. WR DepthRookie Kenny Bell will miss Saturday’s game against the Browns which means more opportunities...
Via The Bay Cave
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston featured on a Publix banner

To know Jameis Winston is to know Publix crab legs. You know the story. A year and a half ago, while still with Florida State, the quarterback walked into a Publix and left with crab legs in his hands — without paying. The story blew up, and the crab leg memes have continued ever since. Once Winston became a Buccaneer, though, Publix was willing to wipe the slate clean, according...
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Evans wants to improve his Madden rating

Second-year wide receiver Mike Evans isn’t content with his 87 rating in the new edition of Madden, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ budding star is hoping a slight position switch will help improve the number. According to Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune, Evans is moving to the X position—also known as the split end—where he’s bound to receive more targets. With more...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin asks NFL to stop calling him ‘Muscle Hamster’

    Much like Adam Jones and “Pacman,” Harold Miner and “Baby Jordan,” or Jim Everett and “Chris,” Buccaneers running back Doug Martin loathes the nickname “Muscle Hamster.” The 26-year-old has made his disdain for the epithet well-known in the last couple of years, so he obviously wasn’t happy when the NFL recently tried to resurrect the hated tag by including...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy studies Muhammad Ali for game prep

Gerald McCoy is a master of his craft, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle’s study habits have likely influenced his impact on the field. In a video posted by JoeBucsFan, McCoy shared what he’s gathered from watching Ali, who is considered the greatest boxer in the history of the sport. “His mindset is really what it was. He felt like he was the best, he knew...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin wants NFL to stop calling him 'Muscle Hamster'

The holiday season is a few months away, and Doug Martin won’t be asking for any fancy new toys. He just wants everyone to stop calling him by that dumb nickname. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back earned the nickname “Muscle Hamster” back in college thanks to a few Boise State teammates impressed by his small stature and incredible strength. Yet Martin doesn’t really...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading Winston’s performance in win over Bengals

Jameis Winston backed up his words. He told Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans not to panic after his lackluster preseason debut, and he gave those fans a reason not to panic Monday night. The NFL’s top overall draft pick completed eight of 13 passes for 90 yards and ran for a touchdown to open the scoring in the Bucs’ 25-11 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay. Grading...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2014 in a nutshell: The Josh McCown experiment backfires as the Browns win just two games in Lovie Smith’s first season. Despite a decent amount of talent on both sides of the ball, the struggle to score and struggle to stop...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith is leading a Tampa Bay Buccaneers revival

Lovie Smith While the majority of the viewing football public keep a keen eye on every single move first overall pick Jameis Winston makes in training camp, Head coach Lovie Smith is building defensive pillars that will be just as important as Winston in this era of Tampa Bay Buccaneers football. Bucs fans should feel blessed that Mr. Winston is throwing picks in camp. He is...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston picking up offense quicker than anticipated

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need Jameis Winston to have a big year to avoid a miserable campaign. Thankfully, he’s been making great “progress” of late, according to quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian, who is excited about his star pupil. Winston’s first NFL experience wasn’t ideal, though he did eventually make a couple of “wow” plays that showcased his special talents—both...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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