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2014 NFL Season Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Edition

Editor’s note: Over the course of the summer, Next Impulse Sports will be releasing NFL team previews every Tuesday and Thursday. Check back on Tuesday for the Indianapolis Colts Edition and access all NFL team previews here. Today: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Last Year: 4-12 (3rd place in NFC South) List of events for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Blew the first game of the season...
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have any of the top-10 most overrated players in the NFL?

Yesterday, the fine folks at Grantland released the second half of their annual NFL trade value list, which ranks each player in the league based on how much interest they would garner on the open market. It’s an interesting list, one that is fun to compare with a similar piece cover32 posted earlier in the offseason. While there were plenty of similarities between the two...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top-60 fantasy running backs for 2014 released- Tampa Bay Buccaneers have two guys

With training camps getting underway this week, 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...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is still a beast

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin had a great rookie season in 2012. He played in all 16 regular season games and totaled 1,454 rushing yards and scored 12 touchdowns. Last year his season was cut short by injury; he missed ten games with a shoulder injury. Now I’m looking at the top fantasy football options at running back and I’m not seeing Doug Martin’s name...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

What are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to do with Jeff Demps?

Do you remember when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had 6’, 250 pound LaGarrette Blount at running back? Now do you remember scratching your head when you heard that he had been traded to the New England Patriots for rookie Jeff Demps? Sure, Blount’s production had dramatically fallen off in 2012 when he only gained 151 yards on 41 carries as compared to his 1,007 yards on...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

Out with the out, in with the old but very new. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the days of Greg Schiano and his militant college style of coaching are gone. Welcome Lovie Smith to the fold – the former member of Tony Dungy’s staff and hopefully the savior of the Buccaneers franchise – one that went 4-4 over its last eight games after losing the first eight of the season and...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview RBs – Martin returns to form

If anything good came out of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running back situation in 2013, it was the fact that the Bucs showed that they have a lot of depth at the position. After a disappointing 2013 season, which was cut short due to an injury, running back Doug Martin will look to rebound with 2012-like numbers. Martin is still the clear number one running back in Tampa, after...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Ten Don’t Touch Players For 2014

The title of this article doesn’t tell the whole truth.  Fantasy football is all about “value”.  Any player is draft able at the right spot in a draft, but determining where that spot lies is the hard part.That’s what the attempt is to show in this article; providing the players that I won’t own on any of my team’s this season based on where they are going in drafts...
Via Football Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Should You Avoid Doug Martin In 2014?

With your fantasy football drafts just around the corner as the NFL season is quickly approaching, you need to be paying attention to what team officials are saying. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers really want to use a rotation at running back this season.Doug Martin is clearly the starter, but the Bucs have a new front office and these guys did not draft Doug Martin. However they did...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The top five Buccaneers most likely to be named to the ’14 Pro Bowl

The defensive-minded Buccaneers carry a chip on their shoulders after finishing with a 4-12 record. New coach Lovie Smith and his smash mouth style of play will certainly elevate the Buccaneers into old territory among the NFC South’s elite. Here are some of the players who will standout this season. Vincent Jackson Jackson has been on a yearlong Pro Bowl hiatus. With a new, talented...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin named 12th best in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse back not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s RB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Who can the Bucs use as trade bait

In the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Charles Sims out of West Virginia University. With this pick, the Buccaneers brought their total number of running backs to six. A lot of people have voiced their thoughts, saying that the Sims’ pick was a confusing one. Many wondered why Tampa took another running back, after they already possessed three who proved themselves...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Muscle Out The Hamster: Can Doug Martin Shoulder the Load?

What can you say about Doug Martin? No, really. It’s a genuine appeal from Buccaneers fans and fantasy owners who are starved for good news when it comes to the Tampa Bay tailback whose sophomore season was cut short by a torn labrum. The rumors started swirling last week when OC Jeff Tedford commented that he preferred a running back committee approach. Coach Lovie Smith somewhat...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Mountaineer, Charles Simms, signs rookie contract with Bucs

Former Mountaineer tailback Charles Simms has reported signed a four year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth just short of $3.1 million.  Simms was taken in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft and is expected to be a third down back for the Bucs while sharing time with Doug Martin. After playing four years at the University of Houston Simms was projected to be a mid...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs To Use Other RBs To Keep Martin Fresh

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith indicated Tuesday that he has a high opinion of running back Doug Martin but understands the need for more than one back.Fantasy Spin:Bucs OC Jeff Tedford said last week that he believes in alternating running backs. "I think you have to alternate,'' Tedford said. "Even when we had two 1,000-yard rushers...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs' RBs will share carries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coordinator Jeff Tedford was guarded in what he said about his offense Tuesday. But he did have one tidbit that might be of use to fantasy football players. If you have Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin, you can count on him splitting carries. "I don't believe that one back can carry the load," Tedford said. "It's just too physical....
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers, Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dies at age 85

Buccaneers.com Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer died Wednesday at the age of 85, the Bucs announced. Glazer’s health had been in decline in recent years and his sons Joel, Bryan and Ed had taken over the day-to-day operations of the Bucs. Glazer purchased the Buccaneers in 1995 for $192 million.  Since the purchase, the Bucs have earned seven playoff...
Via Sports-Glory
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin not ranked top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers will not trade Doug Martin despite drafting Charles Sims

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Charles Sims in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft, people seemed confused. What do the Bucs need another running back for? They already have four of them! And why did they not address the guard position at that point? Does this mean they don't like Doug Martin? Will they trade the third-year back? The answer's not that difficult...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith believes in Mike Glennon

Up until the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Texas A&M University wide receiver Mike Evans, there was thought that new head coach Lovie Smith would want to draft his own quarterback. Evans’ quarterback in college Johnny Manziel, was still available when the Bucs were on the clock and there was ideas and rumors that they would go with the former Heisman winner. Last season, Tampa...
Via Sports-Glory
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers go all offense in draft

For the first time in franchise history the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted only offensive players. This is an unexpected move considering the Bucs signed new head coach Lovie Smith in the offseason. Smith is known for his defensive mindset. Tampa filled a lot of holes on the defense during the offseason, which allowed Smith to focus primarily on his offense during the draft. Beefing...
Via Sports-Glory
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs add depth at running back with third round pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to focus on offense in this years’ draft. With the 69th overall pick, the Bucs selected running back Charles Sims from the University of West Virginia. This comes as somewhat of a surprise pick, as the Bucs have three running backs already on the team and each one had a 100 yard rushing game last season. Sims is expected to compete for the back...
Via Sports-Glory
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Five facts about new Buccaneers running back Charles Sims

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their third-round selection Friday night, taking Charles Sims out of West Virginia University. In the coming month, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the Buccaneers. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the Running Back: 1. Sims is very quick: As a Houston Cougar for the first three years of his college career...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers grab Austin Seferian-Jenkins with 38th overall pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected University of Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins with the 38th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. While in college, Jenkins had 146 completions for 1,840 yards and 21 touchdowns. The addition of Jenkins gives new quarterback Josh McCown another large target. The 6-foot-6 junior joins the Bucs seventh overall pick, wide receiver Mike...
Via Sports-Glory
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers don’t plan to trade QB Mike Glennon

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were shopping second-year quarterback Mike Glennon over the past week to see what type of value he had in trade talks, but decided not to move him. According to Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, the team views Glennon as their quarterback of the future and have no plans to move him. It isn’t very surprising news, as Glennon did have a very impressive season...
Via Sports-Glory
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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