NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Buccaneers Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers draft OT Donovan Smith with No. 34 pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith with the No. 34 pick in the second round of the NFL draft. Smith, 6-foot-6, 338 pounds, started 31 games while at Penn State, but missed two games in 2014 due to injury. The Bucs hope Smith will be able to protect the first overall pick in this year’s draft, Jameis Winston, for a longtime. New...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Buccaneers Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy and the Buccaneers...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clear skies as we near the draft

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went 2-14 last year, good for the first overall pick of this Thursday’s draft. It was rock-bottom, worst of the worst, but at the same time, things aren’t necessarily as bad as they seem. Teams can adjust so quickly in the NFL that we can’t just expect another terrible season in 2015 because of what happened last year. Let’s discuss the 2-14 record...
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota: 5 reasons why Tampa Bay Buccaneers must draft him over Jameis Winston

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports In only five short days, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be on the clock with the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. When it comes to their pick, there isn’t much a question with the position they’re targeting: quarterback. What it will come down to, however, is who the Bucs will take No. 1 overall: Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? Over the past...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Making the case for a Buccaneers trade

Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports Adrian Peterson’s name has been one of the hottest names across the entire NFL this season, and he has been mentioned in quite a few trade talks. It has been obvious that he would prefer to be traded by the Minnesota Vikings, but the team doesn’t share those same sentiments. They would prefer to keep him around unless a trade offer comes in that...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 Schedule: Part 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers are pumped and ready for the 2015 season On Tuesday Night, the NFL announced its 2015 regular season schedule. Teams and fans have been itching to hear where and when they will be playing. Finally with it out and the public finally able to digest what is on tap, let’s examine what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will see this upcoming season. Week 1: vs Tennessee...
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What did we learn from Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle, Gerald McCoy?

As the unquestioned leader of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense, Gerald McCoy is taking the E.F. Hutton approach this offseason. He talks and people listen. At his press conference earlier this week, McCoy was all over the map about a great many things regarding the Buccaneers and the team’s second season under head coach Lovie Smith. The one constant that remains with this franchise...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should the Buccaneers Draft with the First Pick?

View image | The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston sued by sexual assault accuser

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Jameis Winston has been sued over a December 2012 sexual assault allegation. Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Erica Kinsman filed a lawsuit Thursday in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial District over claims of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and “intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Marcus Mariota expected to be Buccaneers’ pick

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports Marcus Mariota has been one of the most talked about players in the 2015 NFL Draft process, and now there is even more reason to talk about him. Throughout the majority of the offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been expected to draft Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick. Now, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski has reported that...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Strengths, weaknesses in the Buccaneers’ defensive line

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t have much to brag about, but they can boast that they have arguably the league’s best 4-3 defensive tackle in Gerald McCoy. Still, McCoy alone wasn’t enough to prevent the disaster that was the Bucs’ defense in 2014 (ranked 25th in both points and yards allowed). While the team as a whole struggled all season, it was a combination of a few specific factors...
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

When Gerald McCoy got paid we had a barometer for the new Suh deal

Sometimes as they say the writing is on the wall. During the season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers extended DT Gerald McCoy for seven years up to $98 million with $51.5 million guaranteed. McCoy was the same guy that was drafted a pick behind Suh, for both players to be top defensive tackles seems pretty cool. After the McCoy ink dried on the contact everyone and their momma knew Suh was...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ndamukong Suh may not be best chemical mix for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

For everyone who wants the Bucs to pick up Ndomukong Suh, basically getting two of the top 5 TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 12: Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the undisputed leader of the Bucs defense. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images) picks of the 2010 draft, there is some thinking that must be done first. Oh before you dismiss the idea saying he is...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Position review: Bucs need to support Gerald McCoy on the D-line

TAMPA, Fla. -- Everything that's good about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive line starts and ends with Gerald McCoy. He's the group's heart, its voice, its soul. But no man can provide life alone. He needs help. He needs others to sneak into the spotlight.   Fellow tackle Clinton McDonald was a decent addition. End Jacquies Smith proved to be a sound find. But search hard to...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

McCoy talks first overall selection and best DT

Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has always been a humble being. He was no different on ESPN Radio when he co-hosted “Mike and Mike” Thursday morning.  Those in and around the Tampa Bay organization have been asked who the Bucs will or should take the the first overall pick on April 30.  The Bucs’ Pro Bowl defensive tackle said he trusts the front office in selecting...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy named second-team All-Pro

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy received another postseason honor Friday. The Associated Press named McCoy a second-team All-Pro as selected by a delegation of 50 voters. In December, he was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl. This marks the second consecutive season that McCoy earned All-Pro honors. He becomes the first Tampa Bay player to...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

McCoy named to third straight Pro Bowl, David an alternate

The National Football League announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been named to the 2015 Pro Bowl.  This is McCoy’s third career Pro Bowl selection and third consecutive, becoming the first Buccaneers player to earn Pro Bowl honors in three consecutive seasons since Rondé Barber (2004-06) and Derrick Brooks (1997-06). McCoy, the former...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy selected for third straight Pro Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. -- Gerald McCoy is returning to the Pro Bowl. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl on Tuesday night. He becomes the first Bucs player to earn Pro Bowl honors in three consecutive seasons since former defensive back Ronde Barber (2004 to 2006) and linebacker Derrick Brooks (1997 to 2006) accomplished the feat. The Pro Bowl...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs officially place McCoy, others on I.R.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have placed defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (knee), wide receiver Louis Murphy (ankle) and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) on Injured Reserve. The team has promoted wide receiver Tavarres King, tight end Evan Rodriguez and defensive tackle George Uko from the practice squad to the active roster.   King (6-1, 210), who...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs DT McCoy done for season with knee injury

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) A bad season got a little more miserable for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday. Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will finish the year on injured reserve, missing the Buccaneers' final two games because of a sprained right knee. ''Of course you want to finish the games with your guys, but you have to look at the bigger picture, and that's my overall...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs' DT Gerald McCoy, two others placed on IR

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and wide receiver Louis Murphy on injured reserve Monday, ending their seasons with two games to play. McCoy sustained a hyperextended right knee Sunday in the loss to the Carolina Panthers. He finishes with 35 tackles and 8 1/2 sacks in 13 games. Meanwhile, Seferian-Jenkins, the Bucs...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

High risk, no reward: Bucs would be wise to shut McCoy down for season

TAMPA, Fla. -- Two right knee injuries in two weeks. Neither sight of Gerald McCoy hobbling off the field, first in Detroit in Week 14 and then in Charlotte on Sunday, was a positive development for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final hours of a lost season. First it was a knee bruise that kept the two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle out a handful of plays in the first quarter at...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy injures knee in first quarter against Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Buccaneers two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has left the game against Carolina in the first quarter with a knee injury and his return is doubtful. McCoy seemed to get caught up in a pile of players in the middle of the line and he remained on the field for several minutes. A cart was brought to take him off the field, but McCoy refused to get...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs defensive tackle McCoy injuries knee

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Buccaneers two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has left the game against Carolina in the first quarter with a knee injury and his return is doubtful. McCoy seemed to get caught up in a pile of players in the middle of the line and he remained on the field for several minutes. A cart was brought to take him off the field, but McCoy refused to get...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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