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Jameis Winston named the NFL’s Rookie of the Year

It appears thus far that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hit on their top pick from last May’s NFL Draft. Jameis Winston has been named the NFL’s Rookie of the Year. The former Florida State quarterback beat out a class that included Amari Cooper and Todd Gurley, who both had sensational rookie seasons in the NFL. Winston completed 58.3 percent of his passes in his rookie campaign...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers: The defense that nobody remembers

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known for a lot different things. They have a great...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Ready to Coach the Tampa Bay Bucs?

It has been an ignominious week for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after they fired their head coach Lovie Smith in the beginning of January 2016. In the interim, they have interviewed several top tier coaches in Harold Goodwin, Dirk Koetter and Sen McDermott. As it stands, it looks like Dirk will get the nod, but nothing is cast in stone. Football aficionados are weighing in with their...
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Senior Bowl Mock: Buccaneers Selection

With the ninth pick of the NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select…   The Bucs’ lack of playmakers on defense pretty much directly led to Lovie Smith being fired, and with an offensive minded coach in Dirk Koetter taking over, the Bucs really need a guy who can come in an make an immediate impact. Lawson is a high-energy player with an array of pass-rushing moves who can...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting to know Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Todd Monken to be their new offensive coordinator, replacing Dirk Koetter who was promoted to head coach after Lovie Smith was let go earlier this offseason. Monken definitely doesn’t have the high profile of many of the other recent coaching hires, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a good addition to the team. Monken comes to the Buccaneers from...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Money for Martin

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Just over three weeks after the NFL regular season has ended, a huge question has...
Via cover32
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Buccaneers GM Jason Licht take veiled shot at Lovie Smith?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht had some praise for new defensive coordinator Mike Smith, but it came out sounding a lot like some criticism for former head coach Lovie Smith. Licht made an appearance on SiriusXM’s Movin’ the Chains show and was asked about getting players to fit Mike Smith’s system, and his response definitely raised a few eyebrows. “[Mike...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Two things that the Buccaneers must do for 2016

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The 2016 season will be a pivotal one for first year head coach Dirk Koetter, considering...
Via cover32
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern Miss HC Todd Monken hired as Buccaneers OC

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles were one of the most surprising teams in the country during the 2015 season after they went 9-3 and played for their first Conference USA championship since 2011. This came after going 1-11 and 3-9 the previous two seasons. The Golden Eagles will now be on the lookout for a new coach after it was reported on Sunday that head coach Todd Monken had been...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Another way to look at Tampa Bay's firing of Lovie Smith

Was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decision to fire Lovie Smith and promote offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to head coach the right one? Only time will tell. Social media and the internet lit up the firing due to how much the overall play of the team improved this season in 2015. The team tripled their win total from 2014 and finished 6-10. Much of the team’s improvement has to...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stories coming out that didn’t paint a positive picture for Lovie Smith

As is always the case, once a Head Coach is dismissed, the stories come out soon after that paint the picture of why or what happened during their demise. The musical chair defense kept going round and round, with no answers, and it didn’t get past the Glazers. In 2011, it came out that DB Aqib Talib disrespected coach Raheem Morris so bad while in London for the Bears game,...
Via Buc Stop
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Chicago Bears coaching candidates to meet in NFC Championship

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The first thing that came to my mind after this weekend of playoffs. What if? What...
Via cover32
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Smith to be Buccaneers’ next DC

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith to be their next defensive coordinator, according to the team’s official Twitter. BREAKING: Mike Smith will be the Bucs’ next defensive coordinator. pic.twitter.com/IKIeZ917Rt — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) January 15, 2016 Smith, 56, replaces Leslie Frazier, who was let go along with...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Expected To Hire Former Falcons HC Mike Smith As Defensive Coordinator

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Buccaneers are expected to hire former Falcons HC Mike Smith as their new defensive coordinator. Rapoport adds that Smith had several options to be a defensive coordinator, but felt the Buccaneers were the best fit for him. Smith actually interviewed for the Dolphins and Giants’ head-coaching vacancies, but they elected to go in...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Buccaneers to hire Dirk Koetter to replace Lovie Smith

NFL teams are filling up fast.On the same day that the 49ers hired Chip Kelly, the Giants settled on Ben McAdoo and the Eagles went with Doug Pederson, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have apparently made their final decision.A source confirmed to FS1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo on Thursday that the Bucs plan to elevate offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to head coach to replace Lovie Smith...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers to promote Dirk Koetter to head coach

At this rate, all the head coaching openings will be filled by the time the divisional playoffs kick off on Saturday. According to multiple media reports, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will promote Dirk Koetter from offensive coordinator to head coach: Buccaneers and OC Dirk Koetter now closing in on deal to make him Tampa's HC, per league source. Done shortly. — Adam Schefter...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers: The three best players of the season

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not have the season that they were hoping for, but...
Via cover32
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers owners ripped for playing ‘fantasy football with real people’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have come under no small amount of criticism in the wake of Lovie Smith being fired by the Glazer family after two seasons. Most people who cover the NFL felt like Smith had the team headed in the right direction, but the Glazers disagreed and unceremoniously jettisoned him from the organization with a phone call. Even stranger, his assistant coaches questioned...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL News and Notes: Tampa Bay Buccaneers In Turmoil and Other Thoughts

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have certainly caused a ruckus with the sudden and unexpected firing of Lovie Smith after two seasons with the team. Smith took over the Buccaneers after the 2014 season, where he guided the team to a 2-14 record, then coached the franchise to a 6-10 mark. There was reason to believe there had been solid improvements to the team, especially on offense. The...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

SR’s Fab 5: Bucs Came Out Flat In Saints Game Due To Smith; Glazers Empower Licht | Pewter Report

Lovie Smith killed the Bucs’ pre-game buzz prior to the Saints game, the Glazers have empowered GM Jason Licht and more in this week’s edition of SR’s Fab 5. Source: SR’s Fab 5: Bucs Came Out Flat In Saints Game Due To Smith; Glazers Empower Licht | Pewter Report
Via The Bay Cave
29 days ago  |  Discuss

ANALYSIS: Where did it all go wrong for Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Lovie Smith?

Where did it all go wrong? No I’m not talking about going back to Jon Gruden’s firing. Not going back to the Tedford Heart Attack situation, that people have spun every which way but the right way. Most people will go back to the Washington game, we’ll touch on that. Opening game: Defense…I’ve said this over and over, the first opening game of the year sets the tone for...
Via Buc Stop
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Need to Fire Head Coach Lovie Smith?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off an improved 6-10 season with the surprising firing of head coach Lovie Smith. The Buccaneers finished 2-14 in 2014 and tripled their win total in 2015 with an increase of four. The drafting of number one overall pick and franchise quarterback Jameis Winston,  would make it seem likely Lovie would be able to work with his new quarterback for...
Via The Sports Journal
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Buccaneers: Do the owners really want a winning team?

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Listening to the Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht’s Press Conference you...
Via cover32
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Sources: Bucs turning to rival in search for new head coach

Well that didn’t take long.Barely 24 hours after firing Lovie Smith, and on the same day that general manager Jason Licht explained the reasoning behind the surprising decision, NFL on FOX Insider Peter Schrager reported late Thursday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are meeting with Panthers defensive coordinator this weekend to discuss their new head-coaching vacancy.While quarterback...
Via Fox Sports
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucs GM says Dirk Koetter is strong candidate to replace Lovie Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are searching for their fourth coach in seven years after deciding Lovie Smith wasn't the answer to making the franchise relevant again.General manager Jason Licht said Thursday that offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is a strong candidate to fill the vacancy after working with rookie quarterback Jameis Winston this season. Licht stressed the Bucs also will...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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