Redskins, Bucs eager to get final look at backups

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Gerald McCoy's preseason is pretty much over. Like most of the starters for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins, the two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle will play little - if any -Thursday night in a final tuneup for the regular season. McCoy is entering the final year of the contract he signed as the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, And...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs' McCoy poised for big season if Johnson, McDonald can contribute

TAMPA, Fla. -- Gerald McCoy was dominant against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night, a sight that was obvious to anyone with a basic understanding of the sport. He was quick off the snap. He was fast with his feet. He was unforgiving in his pursuit of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He forced a fumble early in the second quarter that resulted in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Noticeable Improvement for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Loss to Miami

There was Running room; some of the time. The QB had time to throw; some of the time. Bucs fans can rest a little easier, call into their favorite sports programs a little less this week, as 60 minutes of  time went by, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed a marked improvement over their Week 1 Preseason disaster. Insistant on starting his veteran guards, Lovie Smith went back to Oniel...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins see flashbacks of last year's O-line problems

BY SEAN DONOVANAfter two preseason games, the Miami Dolphins have many of the same questions that they entered the offseason needing to resolve.Miami meaninglessly triumphed 20-14 over the Tampa Buccaneers on Saturday, but their continued issues on the offensive line will force them to regroup and reevaluate their plan to improve before the regular season.More specifically, Miami...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy already sick of criticism of Bucs’ offensive line

The Buccaneers’ offensive line had a rough preseason debut against the Jaguars, prompting major concerns about the ability of the blockers to block effectively when the real games start. Defensive lineman Gerald McCoy dismisses the concerns that have arisen in the wake of that poor performance. “Get over it,” McCoy said Thursday, via “It’s one preseason...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneer Yearbook Video focuses on Glazers, Staff, and Future.

2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Video Yearbook cover One thing about team yearbook videos, each one you watch you would swear they just won the SuperBowl. If historians watch all the 80s Bucs yearbooks, they would be certain Tampa Bay was the city of Champions! Sometimes though, especially when a coaching change happens, you get more of a preview of things to come. The 2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy reported to camp wearing a robe (Video)

Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy reported to training camp on Thursday waring a robe. He says he wore it to be comfortable and not as a fashion statement. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Bucs’ Gerald McCoy reported to camp wearing a robe (Video) appeared...
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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’ Gerald McCoy ranked the best No. 93 in the NFL today

Certain players are simply synonymous with certain numbers. It’s hard to see No. 4 without thinking of Brett Favre. Seven will always be John Elway. A pair of twos right next to each other is Emmitt Smith. And the sight of 56 conjures up memories of Lawrence Taylor. Those are some of the all-time greats, players who have etched their names in the NFL’s history books. But there...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy named top-3 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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June 16, 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

Bucs cool down after minicamp with shaved ice truck

TAMPA, Fla. -- Summer afternoons in Florida can be brutal, so Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had a wise idea to add some chill to the end of his team's three-day minicamp. Pick up the tab for a shaved ice truck to visit One Buc Place. Near the end of Thursday's session, a truck offering tropical shaved ice parked near the corner of a practice field. When...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers d-line poised for big things in 2015

One of the many problems that plagued the 2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ team was their lack of pass rushing efficiency. According to Football Outsiders, the Bucs ranked 25th in the NFL in terms of getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks in 2013. That number is terribly low and accurately reflects the abysmal 4-12 season. That will all change this year, though, with the new...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What are the Tampa Bay Bucs saying..

It certainly has been an active off-season for the Tampa Bay Bucs. A new GM and new coach who brought in an entirely new staff, high priced free agents and a couple of exciting players in the draft. This all combined with the passing of the owner who brought the team it’s only championship. There has been plenty to talk about and here are some of the better quotes from the Bucs...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds to win the Super Bowl, more

In case you missed it the best columns from the cover32 universe last week to help you pass the time — we’re fewer than 100 days away from opening night! National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best wide receivers in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Rating each NFL team’s odds of winning the Super Bowl in 2014 (READ) - Top 10 in 2014: The best tight ends in the NFL today ...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

QB battle; TE depth; Gerald McCoy contract; Malcom Glazer passing

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; this week the stories range from the Bucs QB battle to owner Malcom Glazer passing away. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - In Tampa Bay is it Glennon or McCown? (READ) - Tim Wright part of Bucs TE depth (READ) - Gerald McCoy and Bucs grade high (READ) - Malcom Glazer...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Expect To Have “Great” And “Scary” Defense This Season

Even with the loss of Darrelle Revis, the Buccaneers are still pretty good as a defensive unit.  Lovie Smith has a track record of churning out great defenses and he expects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to follow suit. “We’re going to be a good football team and in order to be a good football team we have to play great, not good, but great defense and I think we will,” Smith...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy and Bucs grade high

With the third pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Gerald McCoy, the consensus All American Defensive Tackle from the University of Oklahoma. This selection made McCoy the highest drafted interior lineman by Tampa Bay since NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was selected in 1995 with the 12th overall pick. Signing a five year 55 million dollar contract, McCoy...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Open Up Negotiations with Gerald McCoy

Gerald McCoy sacking quarterback Cam Newton (AP Photo/Margaret Bowles) According to the Tampa Bay Times staff writer Rick Stroud, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have started talks with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy’s camp to get a new contract done.  Lovie Smith has made it clear that McCoy is the anchor of his defense and that they would be looking to lock him up with a long-term contract...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs have opened contract negotiations with Gerald McCoy

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times,  the Buccaneers have opened up contract negoiations with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. With the draft and free agency behind them and two important front-office executives hired, the Bucs have opened negotiations with Gerald McCoy in hopes of signing him to a long-term contract before he potentially becomes a free agent next year...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Discussing Long-Term Deal With Gerald McCoy

It took Gerald McCoy a minute, but he’s finally rounded into the player the Tampa Bay Buccaneers thought he’d be when they drafted him No. 3 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.  Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the Buccanneers would like to sign the talented defensive tackle to a long-term contract before he potentially becomes a free agent in 2015.  GM...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs Discussing Long-Term Deal With Gerald McCoy

It took Gerald McCoy a minute, but he’s finally rounded into the player the Tampa Bay Buccaneers thought he’d be when they drafted him No. 3 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.  Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the Buccanneers would like to sign the talented defensive tackle to a long-term contract before he potentially becomes a free agent in 2015.  GM...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers Discussing Contract Extension With DT Gerald McCoy

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Buccaneers GM Jason Licht has been in contact with Gerald McCoy’s agent, Ben Dogra, regarding a long-term contract extension. Strout adds that an agreement can be reached before training camp starts.  Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith previously mentioned that locking up Gerald McCoy long-term is a “priority” for the team. McCoy,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs’ McCoy: Will be in camp regardless of contract talk

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is entering the final year of his rookie contract, a five-year, $63 million pact that will pay him $10.295 million this year. The Bucs have already said that re-signing McCoy to a long-term deal is a high priority but negotiations aimed at securing a new deal for the two-time Pro Bowler may not have even begun. Not to worry. McCoy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers View Contract Extension For DT Gerald McCoy As A “Priority”

  Buccaneers new HC Lovie Smith mentioned on Wednesday that a contract extension for DT Gerald McCoy is a “priority” for them. “We want him around for a long time,” Smith said, per Rick Stroud. McCoy, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract is already among the best interior defensive linemen in the game.  As things stand right now, McCoy will make $12...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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