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NFL Inactives: Week 15

Thursday Night Game Rams QB Sean Mannion, OT Andrew Donnal, DB Eric Patterson, C Brian Folkerts, OT Isaiah Battle, DL Matt Longacre Buccaneers DL George Johnson, WR Vincent Jackson, DL Akeem Spence, LB Bruce Carter, OT Demar Dotson, TE Brandon Myers, QB Ryan Griffin The post NFL Inactives: Week 15 appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles: 2015 Week 11 NFL Pick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) The Eagles are only favored by 6 points here over the Buccaneers this week, after being favored by 8 points in the early line last week. I think that’s too low, as the Eagles rank 7th in rate of moving the chains differential, while the Buccaneers rank 26th in rate of moving the chains. The Eagles are going to be without quarterback...
Via The Football Fan Spot
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Four biggest turning points from Week 5 in the NFL

Week 5 of the 2015 NFL season was all about teams stealing away wins in overtime or the final seconds. The Bengals and Browns both completed comebacks by kicking game-winning field goals in overtime, while the Falcons escaped a home upset by returning a Kirk Cousins’ interception for the game-winning score in the extra period. The Giants and Steelers also won in dramatic fashion...
Via The Sports Daily
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s time to siege control

I am not sure what all goes in behind close doors at One Buc Place. But I do know about Lovie Smith’s control of the roster and it’s time for that to change.  Countless times the Buccaneers personnel staff has brought guys in. Of course they all do not work out but for some reason player’s production decreases under Smith while they excel or have excelled elsewhere. Doesn’t...
Via The Bay Cave
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Still Looking for First Win After Busy Offseason

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) scrambles under pressure from Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end George Johnson (94) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans. The Saints have fallen to 0-2 because of a mistake-filled performance that drew boos from fans in the Superdome. Be it penalties, turnovers, blown assignments, special teams slip-ups or substitution...
Via The Sports Journal
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Bucs-Titans Week 1 Madden Prediction

It’s a new season for the Buccaneers which also means TheBayCave.com is trying something different.  Each week of the NFL season in years past, TBC has offered predictions for the Bucs’ weekly matchup against their respective opponents. This year, we do the same thing but use Madden NFL 16 on Xbox One to predict the outcome. So here is our prediction for Week 1 of the NFL season...
Via The Bay Cave
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Presenting Your 2015 NFL All No-Respect Team

In reality, most of these forgotten players are closer to dead in the eyes of fantasy football, and some for good reason. It may be due to tailing off in their careers, appearing to have little relevance due to team depth, or for never having been able to fulfill their true potential. The problem for you comes in relying on too many fantasy "expert" opinions which, oftentimes just...
Via Football Nation
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Starting Defense gets the sacks done

http://bucstop.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/156/2015/08/NFL.2015.PS_.Week_.02.Bengals.at_.Buccaneers.400p.TYT_.m4v http://bucstop.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/156/2015/08/Johnson-McCoy-Sack.m4v Last season free agent Michael Johnson was expected to come in and  get double digit sacks. Instead he was a bust and went back to Cincinnati no where to be found on the field. Last night...
Via Buc Stop
August 25, 2015  |  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
August 24, 2015  |  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 Bloguin Best
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Buccaneers facing a make-or-break season in 2015

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are fresh off a 2-14 campaign that left them with the No. 1 overall pick and hopefully their future at quarterback in Jameis Winston. Tampa is in the process of building a young group who can help them make a push back towards the playoffs and possibly Super Bowl contention. With that said, though, it means that multiple players need to be on high alert for...
Via Fox Sports
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions defense expects excellence, even without Suh

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Some of the big names from last year's Detroit Lions defense are gone, but the expectations are the same. Ndamukong Suh went to Miami and Nick Fairley to St. Louis, so the national perception is that one of the NFL's best defenses could take a step back. "You can throw names out there and their production last year, and it was greatly appreciated, but this...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions defense expects excellence, even without Suh

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Some of the big names from last year's Detroit Lions defense are gone, but the expectations are the same. Ndamukong Suh went to Miami and Nick Fairley to St. Louis, so the national perception is that one of the NFL's best defenses could take a step back. "You can throw names out there and their production last year, and it was greatly appreciated, but this...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions' defense refuses to accept backsliding with stars gone

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Some of the big names from last year's Detroit Lions defense are gone, but the expectations are the same. Ndamukong Suh went to Miami and Nick Fairley to St. Louis, so the national perception is that one of the NFL's best defenses could take a step back. ''You can throw names out there and their production last year, and it was greatly appreciated, but this...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

EXPECTATIONS- 2nd of 3 part Series on Expectations of 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season: DEFENSE

EXPECTATIONS: DEFENSE You needed a special eye to see it (or some red/pewter/orange colored glasses as found here on Bucstop!) but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started taking a turn for the better last year after the 2nd debacle against the Baltimore Ravens. As if the Atlanta game wasnt bad enough, the Bucs got blown out twice last year, proof positive that even a good defensive system...
Via Buc Stop
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Capsule

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-14) OPEN CAMP: July 31, Tampa. LAST YEAR: One of NFL's biggest disappointments under first-year coach Lovie Smith and rookie general manager Jason Licht, who inherited talented young roster they augmented by spending generously in free agency. Most moves fizzled, and to make matters worse, health issues sidelined offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford during preseason...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC Notes: Bucs, Lions, Packers, Panthers & Vikings

Buccaneers Pat Yasinskas of ESPN writes that it “looks” like Jacquies Smith and George Johnson will start at defensive end. According to Yasinskas, Danny Lansanah appears to have the edge on the strong-side linebacker job. Yasinskas expects to see more utilization of tight ends this season, due to OC Dirk Koetter‘s history of using tight ends. Yasinskas believes D...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Buccaneers’ gamble on the defensive line pay off?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line was somewhat disappointing during the 2014 NFL season considering the talent they had to work with. The Bucs went out and signed Michael Johnson and Clint McDonald prior to the 2014 season in order to beef up the defensive line. What looked good on paper, however, did not translate into better production on the field. The Bucs were only able...
Via cover32
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs DE George Johnson is a dog show enthusiast

When he is away from football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end George Johnson may engage in one of the most unique hobbies in his spare time: He competes in dog shows. In a Yahoo Sports piece that profiles his out-of-the-ordinary hobby — at least for a professional football player — Johnson discusses his love of...Read More The post Buccaneers defensive end George Johnson...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass rusher has one of the weirdest hobbies in the NFL

The Buccaneers are really hoping that George Johnson can help provide a pass rush that’s been absent for the last few seasons in Tampa Bay. But if that doesn’t work out, at least he should be able to give his teammates some tips on dog training, especially when it comes to parading them around in a circle, posing for the camera and — most importantly — not taking a dump on...
Via cover32
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turn things around in 2015? Yes; and here is why-

To really answer the question if the Bucs can turn things around in 2015, we have to take a look back to 2014 (from afar, I promise! We won’t get too close to that train wreck) and compare what we see so far from 2015 to what we knew. Some things stand out right off the bat:  Even if Mike Shula or Clyde Christiensen (both of whom have found a measure of success after leaving...
Via Buc Stop
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fill all their needs in next week’s Draft?

There is a method to the madness of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft. While there is an almost guarantee the team will spend its first pick, the top pick overall in next Thursday’s NFL Draft, where the team decides to go after that is anyone’s guess. But there is a plan in place. It’s a plan we aren’t privy to. But according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com, there are certain areas...
Via cover32
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers 3-Round Mock Draft

Round One – Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon View image | gettyimages.com Don’t print out this article and light it on fire just yet, please here me out.  I have a couple of reasons for selecting Mariota over Jameis Winston. I think that an offense featuring Marcus Mariota would have a better chance at being dynamic in the run game than one featuring Jameis Winston.  Why...
Via TopSportsReport
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Breakdown: Miami’s Anthony Chickillo

Anthony Chickillo, Defensive End, University of Miami  Height: 6’3″ (From Combine) Weight: 267 lbs (From Combine) Year: Sr Trait Notes:Get Off – C+Explosion – CHand Usage – C+Leverage – CBend – C+Closing Speed – CBlock Shedding – C+Functional Strength – B-Tackling – B-Overall Current Grade – C 7.5Overall Ceiling Grade – B- Get off, leverage and...
Via The Bay Cave
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs send a draft pick to Detroit for George Johnson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have acquired defensive end George Johnson and a seventh-round pick (231st overall) from the Detroit Lions, in exchange for a fifth-round pick (168th overall). Johnson signed a three-year contract, which keeps him with the Buccaneers through the 2017 season.  Johnson (6-4, 263) joins the Buccaneers after spending the 2014 season...
Via The Bay Cave
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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