How confident are Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans going into the 2014 NFL season?

Last year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a disappointing run. After starting the season 0-8 they came on strong but still finished tied with Atlanta in the cellar of the NFC South. The good news is that there’s plenty to feel good about coming into this season. With a new starting quarterback, a new head coach, and some great prospects, many analysts are picking Tampa as the turnaround...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers part of any top-10 epic Super Bowl XLIX match-ups?

Now that games are being played in the NFL, albeit exhibitions that won’t count in the standings, it’s time to start thinking about how the season is going to unfold. And to take it to the nth degree, it’s time to start thinking about who will be playing in the final game of the season – Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona. As is typically the case in the NFL, there are...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth not ranked top-20 in the NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With a week of preseason games now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is officially underway. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs kicker nominates Pope Francis, Shakira for Ice Bucket Challenge

TAMPA, Fla. --The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral, and one member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has nominated a divine figure to join the effort. Pope Francis. Tuesday night, kicker Connor Barth posted a picture of fellow Bucs specialists, punter Michael Koenen and punter/kicker Pat Murray, taking part in the ice-cold activity to raise awareness for ALS. Barth wasn't done when...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers workout free agent kicker Rob Bironas

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have checked in on free agent kicker Rob Bironas. Formerly of the Tennessee Titans, Bironas became a free agent in March. Connor Barth is at the top of the depth chart at kicker in Tampa Bay but he missed the entire 2013 season with a torn Achilles’. Those wondering what's going on with former #Titans K Rob Bironas — he worked out for the Buccaneers...
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Most EMBARRASSING moments in Tampa Bay Buccaneers History

Everyone is doing a top 5 this, top 10 that. So why not celebrate the BAD days gone by, the 5 most embarrassing moments in Buccaneers history! As with all lists, everyone has a different opinion. Im sure some will say the 1999 humiliating (and record breaking) defeat to the Oakland Raiders belongs here, but the Bucs were in the middle of a record 6 game winning streak, you can...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers Work Out K Rob Bironas

  According to, the Buccaneers worked out former Pro Bowl K Rob Bironas Wednesday. Tampa Bay reportedly worked out rookie free agent K Anthony Fera as well. Bironas, 36, was cut loose by the Titans back in March. Since then, he hasn’t found any reported interest. The Buccaneers currently have kickers Connor Barth and Patrick Murray on their roster, so it appears...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to watch for in the Tampa Bay Bucs preseason opener

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their first game of the 2014 season in less than a week, and even though it is only preseason, there are some major factors to keep an eye on. Many questions could be answered in some of the major position battles that have taken place this offseason. It will also be the first time we see the new rookies in an NFL game. Here are five things to watch...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have any of the most underrated players in the NFL?

Last week, I provided my annual list of the 10 most overrated players in the NFL. As expected, it caused an uproar, mostly from people who can’t take off their team-colored glasses and deal with the truth. For a good time, read the “Comments” section below the article; it’s pure gold and classic examples of denial. In the spirit of showing that it’s not all negative on...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Sad but true: Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Connor Barth not top-20 kicking fantasy option

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Preview- Special Teams must improve in 2014

It has been said many times. The 2013 season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was just terrible. Of course there were injuries to running backs Doug Martin and Mike James. Plus there was the Josh Freeman fiasco that ended with the former coach Greg Schiano turning to rookie Mike Glennon at quarterback. Even before the season started there was an event that would serve as an omen of...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

No limelight needed: Lesser-known Bucs to keep on eye at camp

TAMPA, Fla. -- Many eyes, no doubt, will follow prominent names like Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David and Vincent Jackson throughout Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp. Then there are lesser-known players worth watching in the team's work toward Week 1. Wide receiver Chris Owusu is no stranger to the under-the-radar title, and he will be an intrigue in the coming weeks. Other offensive...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers participate in Cut for a Cure Chairty Challenge

19 Tampa Bay players and 20 staff members, including defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, defensive end Michael Johnson, quarterback Mike Glennon, and chief operating officer Brian Ford had their heads shaved as part of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s Fifth Annual Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge. Children who have previously battled or are currently battling...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers shave heads for charity

Hair fell and goodwill was in large supply Tuesday at One Buc Place. About 40 Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and staff members shaved their heads as part of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation's fifth annual Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge to raise money to fight pediatric cancer and blood disorders. Among those who took part in the event were defensive tackle Gerald McCoy...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth says he is 'completely recovered' from Achilles injury

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Connor Barth says he never doubted he would kick again for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The seventh-year pro missed all of last season after tearing the Achilles tendon in his right foot during a charity basketball game. He's recovered from the injury and confident he'll perform as well as ever in 2014. Barth is the most accurate field goal kicker in franchise...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury Update: Buccaneers' Connor Barth and Carl Nicks smooth sailing toward training camp

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new head coach, new winning philosophy and new uniforms.  Everything on the compass rose is pointing in the right direction for the Bucs including the health of kicker Connor Barth and guard Carl Nicks.Barth missed the entire 2013 season after tearing his right (kicking leg) Achilles tendon in a charity basketball game last summer.  Some pigskin...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Plan On Having K Connor Barth Back Next Season, Won’t Re-Sign Rian Lindell

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports that the Buccaneers expect to have K Connor Barth back at full strength next year and won’t be re-signing free agent K Rian Lindell as a result. Barth, 27, signed a four-year, $13.2 million contract that included $4 million guaranteed with the Bucs back in 2012. He unfortunately suffered a season-ending Achilles ruptured during a charity basketball...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fulltime kicker, dynamic returner on Bucs' wish list

Last season was one of improvisation on special teams for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs entered the fall expecting Connor Barth, one of the franchise's most reliable kickers, to continue with his duties. However, an Achilles tear in his right leg sustained in July during a charity basketball game changed those plans. Lawrence Tynes was signed as Barth's replacement,...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Most overlooked Buccaneer

We all know that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost some great players this year to injury. Most notably of course was Doug Martin who was done with the season after week 8 with the torn Labrum, only to be followed by Mike James who was placed on IR after an ankle fracture he suffered against the Dolphins week 10. Martin and James along with 13 others ended up on Tampa Bay’s IR list...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs restructure contract of injured kicker Connor Barth

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will pay kicker Connor Barth 500,000 this season after placing him on the reservenon-football injury list. Bucs general manager Mark Dominik announced the agreement Wednesday, telling reporters "it was the right thing to do" after Barth tore his right Achilles tendon in a charity basketball game before training camp began in July. Barth, who has...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs bringing in veteran kickers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are exploring options at kicker again. Two sources told FOX Sports that the Bucs are bringing in veterans for tryouts on Thursday. One of them is former Dallas Cowboys kicker David Buehler. The decision stems from concerns about the two kickers currently on the active roster. Lawrence Tynes, who spent the previous six seasons with the New York Giants, hasn...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Buccaneers’ Connor Barth out for season with torn Achilles

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced yesterday that place kicker Connor Barth will miss the entire 2013 season after tearing his Achilles tendon during a charity basketball game, according to Gregg Rosenthal of To replace Barth, the Buccaneers signed former New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes. Tampa Bay will place Barth on the reserve/non-football injury list, a move...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs sign former Giants kicker Tynes

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth will miss the upcoming season with a torn Achilles tendon and the team has signed two-time Super Bowl winner Lawrence Tynes as his replacement. The Bucs announced Wednesday that Barth was injured last week in his hometown of Wilmington, N.C., and underwent successful surgery on Monday. He will be placed on the non-football injury list. Tynes...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawrence Tynes Signs with Buccaneers

Lawrence Tynes has signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers.Fantasy Spin:He's replacing Connor Barth, who recently suffered a torn Achilles in a basketball game. Tynes made 33 of 39 field goals for the Giants in 2012 and was a perfect 46-for-46 on extra points.
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Connor Barth Out For The Season

Tampa Bay kicker Connor Barth tore his Achlles during a charity basketball game and is out for the season. SOURCE: Buccaneers on TwitterFantasy Spin:Barth was terrific last season (28-for-33, career-high 123 points) so this is a tough pill to swallow for the Buccaneers. He should make a full recovery but for now, Tampa Bay will have to use Lawrence Tynes in his place.
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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