Evidently, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not closed the door on the potential of choosing someone other than Jameis Winston with the first pick in the NFL Draft later this month. The Buccaneers sent management to Oregon to watch the Heisman Trophy winner work out for them. Almost every mock draft list has Tampa Bay making Winston its franchise quarterback, but an impressive private...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Winston or Mariota could enter a risky situation in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota have zero snaps in the NFL. Both have never led a professional locker room. Both have never commanded respect from a huddle that includes men a decade older than them. Both have never stared down defenders on Sundays with the clock ticking down in the fourth quarter, victory or defeat in the balance. The Heisman Trophy winners are...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers State of Free Agency: Running Backs

This offseason over at Pro Football Spot, we have begun to look at each position group of available free agents, and figure out who the best targets would be for the Bucs to sign, as well as who is currently on the roster.This week’s position of interest is the running backs. Let’s take a look at what the Bucs can do via free agency or trade to improve their ground situation...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Koetter and Winston: “A match made in heaven.”

We are less than 24 hours removed from the Buccaneers releasing quarterback Josh McCown and some folks are suggesting there is still a chance they trade down or not take a quarterback (insert laugh here). But that’s a topic for another day.  After a report from ESPN.com that penned the reason for the Bucs hiring offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was because they shared the...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Free Agency: Five Underrated Targets

Although most of the Bucs’ offseason plans revolve around the number one overall pick in May’s draft, free agency could also help them improve several areas of the team. Essentially every position except kicker needs some help. Let’s take a look at five under the radar free agents that the Bucs should target once free agency opens up next month.Eddie Royal, WR, San Diego. The...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

OC decision based on future QB after all

The debate for which quarterback the Bucs select goes on but there is has been one constant theme if you have followed along and that is how much the Bucs like Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. For some time, both right here and over at BucsBlitz.com, we have been keeping you close to the Bucs feelings on Winston as well as Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. From what we have...
Via The Bay Cave
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers add Butch Barry as assistant OL coach

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Former Central Michigan assistant Butch Barry is joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as assistant offensive line coach. The Bucs made the announcement Thursday, when Andrew Weidinger and Miles Smith also were named quality control coaches. Barry spent the past five seasons at Central Michigan, four of them as tight ends coach. He was the school's offensive line coach...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Beware of reading too much into recent offensive hires by Bucs

Forget about all the chatter that has come with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' hires of offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian -- about how the "stars are aligned" for Marcus Mariota to wear pewter and red next season, about how the No. 1 pick is all but decided, about how there's little drama left between now and April 30 but to wait for Roger Goodell...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

OC Koetter likes potential of young Tampa Bay offense

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Dirk Koetter is confident he can help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers become relevant again. The team's new offensive coordinator is taking over a unit that ranked 29th in scoring and 30th in total yardage during a 2-14 season that not only left the Bucs out of the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season but also left the team examining the prospect of selecting a...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Bucs' Case For Marcus Mariota

“He’s very careful with the football. He can take care of the football…. He’s very mobile. He’s a winner.”Regardless of what Bucs fans think of Dashon Goldson’s first two seasons in pewter and red (disappointing and overpaid come to mind), his very succinct opinion of who the Bucs should take with the number one overall pick when they are on the clock on the night on...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Browns, Buccaneers, Falcons, & Raiders

Draft Miami WR Phillip Dorsett mentioned that he interviewed with the Chiefs. (Terez Paylor) New Redskins GM Scot McCloughan said they’ve interviewed “tons” of prospects at the Shrine Game and Senior Bowl. (Zac Boyer) McCloughan stressed that they play to add playmakers at all positions. “My belief is the core of the team, you start this year in the draft,” said McCloughan...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers hire Mike Bajakian as quarterbacks coach

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to revamp their offensive staff, adding Mike Bajakian as quarterbacks coach on Thursday. Bajakian spent the past two seasons as offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee, where he also mentored quarterbacks under coach Butch Jones. Tampa Bay ranked 25th in passing, 29th in points scored and 30th in total offense while...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs have their QB coach

The Buccaneers are no longer without a quarterbacks coach.  After reports earlier on Thursday surfaced that Tennessee Volunteers offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian would be the next Bucs’ quarterbacks coach, several outlets called the report premature. But as the day went on, the reports were accurate as Bajakian and Tampa Bay have come to terms. Bajakian is no stranger...
Via The Bay Cave
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Mock Draft

View image | gettyimages.com No team wants to finish a season 2-14, but unfortunately for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that is how the 2014 season ended. So you have to wonder what steps need to be taken to keep this franchises head up and to keep pressing forward. Not long after the season ended the Bucs’ brought in new offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter to the coaching staff...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs, former OC Marcus Arroyo can grow in healthy ways after parting

TAMPA, Fla. -- He will be recalled as the misfit who became the face of one of the NFL's most miserable offenses. He will be remembered as a green NFL assistant who shriveled and turned brown with each painful Sunday from September to December. Marcus Arroyo, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach turned acting offensive coordinator, was like a ship passing in the night...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

There may not be a more important move this offseason than the one the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already made when they hired Dirk Koetter away from the Atlanta Falcons.The Buccaneers know all too well how good the Atlanta Falcons offense can be, having surrendered 56 points to them in one contest early in the season.The team and head coach Lovie Smith are hoping Koetter can bring...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Resurrection, not rebuilding: New Bucs OC Dirk Koetter has big job ahead

TAMPA, Fla. -- It took less than a minute for the most obvious question of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offseason to be delivered like a stiff pass to the chest of new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston? This happened on a conference call Tuesday afternoon, which served as the platform for Koetter's first public comments since he agreed to terms with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Koetter made quick decision to join the Bucs

New Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was introduced Tuesday via conference call to the media. Koetter talked about many things including what attracted him the most about the job.  “That’s an easy one.,” Koetter said. “Just look at some of those young players that they have and some of the veteran players that they have. There are some really talented players...
Via The Bay Cave
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs Welcome Koetter as New OC

View image | gettyimages.com Bucs hire Dirk Koetter as new Offensive coordinator News breaking out of Tampa this evening that the Bucs have decided to hire Dirk Koetter as their new offensive coordinator. Lovie Smith and the Bucs organizations have spent the last two weeks looking to fill the slot for offensive coordinator. This previous season the Bucs hired Jeff Tedford as...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offseason Primer

With a rather forgettable 2-14 season in the books, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sail into the off season needing improvement at multiple positions.According to spot.com, the Bucs are projected to have more than $28 million in cap space to play with, and that’s before they make some likely cuts. They also hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and seven other draft selections...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter Inherits a Blank Slate with Bucs

In the movie Fight Club, there is a moment where Tyler Durden says “it’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.” This quote has me thinking about the Buccaneers and their offense.When Jeff Tedford left the Buccaneers (at first to recover from a heart procedure, then later to go pursue Canadian head coaching positions), it sent the offense into...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator

After losing Jeff Tedford during the pre-season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense was terrible this season. The Buccaneers finished 30th in total offense and 29th in points scored. After Tedford agreed to move on in December, head coach Lovie Smith’s search was on to find a new offensive coordinator. After a couple of weeks of interviews, the Buccaneers have found their guy. The...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs hire Koetter as their next OC

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have agreed to terms with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.  Koetter joins Tampa Bay after three seasons working as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons (2012-14). During Koetter’s three seasons with Atlanta, the team cumulatively ranked second in the NFL in completion percentage (67.4), third in third-down conversion...
Via The Bay Cave
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs Hire Dirk Koetter As New Offensive Coordinator

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tapped Dirk Koetter to be their new offensive coordinator.
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs announce former Falcons OC Dirk Koetter as new offensive coordinator

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have found their offensive coordinator. The Bucs announced Thursday night that they have agreed to terms with Dirk Koetter, who served as the Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator from 2012-2014. The development ends the team's brief search to fill the position, which began in full after Tampa Bay finished its first season under coach Lovie...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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