COSMIC CONNECTIONS- Its what the Panthers and BUCS have in common!

FORMER BUCCANEERS Carolina offensive coordinator Mike Shula served the Buccaneers in the same capacity from 1996-99. He started his coaching career with the Buccaneers as an offensive assistant in 1988 and was promoted to quarterbacks coach in 1990. He was also drafted by the Buccaneers in the 12th round of the 1987 NFL Draft. Panthers T Mike Remmers played for the Buccaneers...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers-Texans Capsule

TAMPA BAY (1-1) at HOUSTON (0-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Texans by 8 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 1-1, Houston 0-2 SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 2-1 LAST MEETING - Texans beat Buccaneers 37-9, Nov. 13, 2011 LAST WEEK - Buccaneers beat Saints 26-19; Texans lost to Panthers 24-17 AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 29, Texans No. 30 BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28)...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

COSMIC CONNECTIONS!! Its what the TEXANS and BUCS have in common with each other!!

FORMER BUCCANEERS Texans Special Teams Coordinator Bob Ligashesky coached in the same capacity for the Buccaneers in 2012. Texans Offensive Assistant Pat O’Hara was drafted by the Buccaneers in the 10th round of the 1991 NFL Draft. Texans National Scout Mike Martin spent four years in the Buccaneers’ personnel department from 2003-07. FORMER TEXANS Buccaneers Offensive...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pick Six: Tampa Bay Bucs – Week Two

It’s that time, again. Let’s take a look back at the Buccaneers’ upset of the New Orleans Saints inside the Superdome. There are certainly some positives to take away from this win, but, as there always is, some things that need to bee addressed and corrected. So, what do you say we Pick Six? Six topics still up for debate 1.) Did the defense really improve that much in one...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs defense steps up after disappointing start to season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jacquies Smith stood in front of his locker, a bit reluctant to talk about his role in helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get their season on track. The Bucs (1-1) rebounded from an embarrassing four-touchdown season-opening loss to Tennessee, with Smith keying a superb defensive effort that stifled Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in a 26-19 victory. A little...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs made changes to their defensive line philosophy

Last week, TBC learned there would be some defensive changes made. No more info was given but we speculated on Twitter of a few things.  One theory I threw out there was perhaps less of a rotation along the defensive line, which can be found in this here conversation on Twitter. So on Sunday in New Orleans against the Saints that was certainly the case. In Week 1 against Tennessee...
Via The Bay Cave
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs have a premier pass rusher in the making

Two games in. Five tackles. Two forced fumbles. Four sacks. That’s the stat line for not an All-Pro defensive lineman, but for Bucs defensive end Jacquies Smith and he is well on his way to double digits sacks.  Smith’s play has been much needed. So many were concerned with the Buccaneers’ pass rush heading into 2015 but those same folks with concerns failed to remember how...
Via The Bay Cave
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs defense steps up after disappointing start to season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jacquies Smith stood in front of his locker, a bit reluctant to talk about his role in helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get their season on track. The Bucs (1-1) rebounded from an embarrassing four-touchdown season-opening loss to Tennessee, with Smith keying a superb defensive effort that stifled Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in a 26-19 victory. A little...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees admits he was bothered by shoulder injury after hit

    Drew Brees was throwing ducks and looking like a cousin of Peyton Manning in the New Orleans Saints’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, leading many to suggest he is physically done as a quarterback. But the veteran QB indicated after the game that something else might have been responsible for his poor showing. Brees admitted after the 26-19 defeat that his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs-Saints NFL Gameday Capsule

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-1) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (0-1)  SERIES    BUCCANEERS SAINTS SERIES LEADER 29-17 STREAKS Past 7 COACHES VS. OPP. Lovie Smith: 4-5 Sean Payton: 10-6 LAST WEEK L 42-14 vs. Titans L 31-19 at Cardinals LAST GAME 12/28/14: Saints 23 at Buccaneers 20.  New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 281 yards & TD. Saints RBs Mark Ingram & Khiry Robinson each...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs-Titans NFL Gameday Capsule

TENNESSEE TITANS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS  SERIES   TITANS BUCCANEERS SERIES LEADER 8-2 STREAKS 6 of past 7 COACHES VS. OPP. Ken Whisenhunt: 0-2 Lovie Smith: 2-1 LAST GAME 11/27/11: Buccaneers 17 at Titans 23. Tennessee CB Tommie Campbell has 84-yard KR-TD. Titans defense forces 5 TOs (4 FR & 1 INT). LAST GAME AT SITE 10/14/07: Buccaneers 13, Titans 10. Tampa Bay WR Joey Galloway...
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24 days ago  |  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...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Young may not be next move for the Bucs

Now that the Buccaneers are at the 53-man roster limit, many are wondering what’s next for a team that has made strides in improving.  TAMPA, FL – AUGUST 29: Quarterback Josh McCown #13 of the Cleveland Browns gets pressure from defensive end Henry Melton #90 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s a bit of a surprise to many that the Bucs have chosen to ride with only George...
Via The Bay Cave
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: predicting the 53-man roster

Like every other team, the Buccaneers will be using their final preseason game to evaluate bubble players on their way to finalizing their 53-man roster. When looking over some of the position battles, it became more and more difficult to figure out who would, or could, make it, as well as making some surprising cuts that may very well become a reality. Here is how the Buccaneers’...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs vs. Bengals Preview

Week 1 is in the books, and it brought more questions than answers to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quarterback Jameis Winston started slowly but ended his night with a couple of nice scoring drives. But the biggest story from the first preseason game is the state of the offensive line. Starting right tackle Demar Dotson was injured and will miss the start of the regular season, while...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers preview (No. 31): Winston provides some hope

Our 2015 NFL preview series ranks every team, from worst to first. Today: the No. 31 Buccaneers. 2014 record: 2-14 Head coach: Lovie Smith (second year, 83-77 overall coaching record, 3-3 playoffs) Key arrivals: *Jameis Winston (quarterback), *Donovan Smith (offensive tackle), *Ali Marpet (guard), Bruce Carter (linebacker), Henry Melton (defensive tackle), Chris Conte (safety), George...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith challenges his pass rush

The Bucs used to pride themselves on getting after the quarterback. But those days are long gone.  It has been a while since the Buccaneers have made noise in the opponents backfield on a consistent basis. In fact, you may have to go as far back as the Warren Sapp/Simeon Rice days. That doesn’t go over well with Tampa Bay head coach Lovie Smith who set a standard for the number...
Via The Bay Cave
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Biggest Questions Entering Buccaneers Training Camp

Free agency is done. The draft is done. OTA's are done.Now, after more than seven months of being off the gridiron, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will return to the field August 1 to begin training camp and prepare for the 2015 season.This marks head coach Lovie Smith’s second season as ring leader of the Bucs, and he certainly has his work cut out for him as he will attempt to mold...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 01, 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...
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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...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs veterans missing Jameis while he's at rookie symposium

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has apparently made a lasting impression on the team’s veterans after just a few practices. Winston is with the rest of the NFL’s rookies right now in Los Angeles for the Rookie Symposium, and his absence is being keenly felt on the practice field and in the locker room. Defensive end Jacquies Smith recently spoke about the...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Winston missed by his teammates

During his time at Florida State, quarterback Jameis Winston‘s energy resonated throughout his teammates — not just on FSU’s football team, but their baseball team as well and it looks like he has carried that into the NFL.  The Buccaneers were without Winston on Thursday as he attended the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere event. His absence was felt as defensive end Jacquies Smith...
Via The Bay Cave
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Best and Worst Moves of Tampa Bay's Offseason

A 2-14 season by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spurred head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht into action this offseason, resulting in large-scale roster changes for the second consecutive season.Here’s a look at the team’s best and worst decisions of the offseason so far.Best: Drafting a quarterback No. 1 overallThis is a given.Last year’s starter, Josh McCown,...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers projected starting lineup

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finishing rookie mini-camp unscathed, we will begin to look forward to the week one match-up against the Tennessee Titans, another team looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2014. But what will the Buccaneers’ starting lineup look like? Plenty of things can happen between now and then, but as their roster stands now, here is how we see the Buccaneers’...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers final seven round mock draft

Jameis Winston will be Lovie Smith’s guy It’s Draft Day, Baby! It is finally the day we have waited for the entire year. Tonight, the biggest offseason spectacle in sports is going to Chicago. For many teams, it starts the season of hope. That is no exception for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers hold eight draft selections for the weekend, including the first overall...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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