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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
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith says Doug Martin is “key” to Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2015 success

It’s hard to fathom that at 26-years-old, the phrase “one last chance” gets thrown around about running back Doug Martin a lot. But that’s where he’s at in his Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ career. After the team made him their first round pick out of Boise State in 2012, he exploded onto the scene with a robust 1,454 yards–good for 5th in the NFL that season–and made big...
Via EndZoneScore
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Battle

View image | gettyimages.com The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to score just 7 rushing touchdowns in 2014.  Josh McCown, their QB, scored 3 of them.  Doug Martin scored in Weeks 4 and 13, Bobby Rainey scored in Week 5 and Charles Sims scored in Week 17.  That's it.  Bobby Rainey was the only Bucs RB to rush for 100 yards (144, Week 2) before Doug Martin (108) joined...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Hoke opens up on improving the defense at South Carolina

Longtime NFL defensive assistant Jon Hoke knows firsthand about the possibilities that can exist in a struggling team. As a player on the 1980 Chicago Bears team, Hoke's only season as a player in the NFL, despite a 7-9 season, Chicago had some of the game's most distinguished players on their roster.“I was very fortunate to be in a locker room with Walter Payton, just to see what...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston reportedly struggles in first padded practice for Bucs

It's not time to stress out yet, but the man who has seemingly had a great offseason, has now dealt with one of the bad days in the NFL. Not everyday can be great, and now Jameis Winston knows that, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN. As Yasinskas explains, Winston threw three interceptions in his first seven pass attempts during 11-on-11 drills. So, what'd head coach Lovie Smith...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bucs defense shines in Day 3

The weather surrounding Tampa Bay has gotten the best of the Buccaneers and their training camp schedule. But as the rain scaled back, it was the defense that got the best of the offense during Day 3 of training camp.  The defense forced rookie quarterback Jameis Winston into throwing several interceptions and the secondary blanketed receivers. The defensive players have talked...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith says Lavonte David 'will be taken care of'

Lavonte David may be in the final year of his rookie deal, but there's little concern it seems that he won't be getting a new deal sooner than later. At least, not much concern from head coach Lovie Smith, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.“Lavonte will be taken care of,’’ Smith told ESPN. “You can go back to any shot that I’ve given on Lavonte David and how I feel about...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bucs speak after a rain-delayed first practice

View image | gettyimages.com The Buccaneers had their first open practice delayed then cancelled due to weather. But they decided to move it to University of South Florida’s practice fields to get some work in.  Here are some quotes and reactions after meeting with the media. Head Coach Lovie Smith (On whether fitting in a late practice due to weather delays helps the team...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston’s first day of training camp in the books

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to have to wait one more day to unveil their new franchise quarterback to their fans, but after a long rain delay, the Bucs completed their first day of training camp at USF. With the kick-off of training camp came the official kick-off of the Jameis Winston era. Lovie Smith announced Friday, to no one’s surprise, that Winston is officially the...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers hungry for success after disappointing season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are eager to distance themselves from their worst finish in nearly three decades. They're hoping Jameis Winston will lead the way, but coach Lovie Smith knows it'll take a lot more than the top pick in this year's draft to turn around a team that hasn't made the playoffs since 2007. In addition to addressing their quarterback woes this offseason...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers hungry for success after disappointing season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are eager to distance themselves from their worst finish in nearly three decades. They're hoping Jameis Winston will lead the way, but coach Lovie Smith knows it'll take a lot more than the top pick in this year's draft to turn around a team that hasn't made the playoffs since 2007. In addition to addressing their quarterback woes this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Six NFL quarterbacks who were winners and losers this week

This was a tumultuous week in the NFL that brought several quarterback storylines to the forefront. With many training camps getting underway and other news headlines breaking, here’s a look at six quarterback winners and losers from this week in the NFL. Winner: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks Jackpot! Wilson signed a generous extension with the Seahawks on Friday which was the...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louis Murphy, Akeem Spence out for start of Buccaneers camp

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed receiver Louis Murphy on the active/non-football injury list with an ankle injury that will sideline him for the start of training camp. Coach Lovie Smith also said Friday that defensive tackle Akeem Spence has a back injury that will prevent him from practicing. Spence was placed on the active/physically unable to perform...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No surprise: Jameis Winston named Buccaneers starting QB

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are turning over their offense to Jameis Winston. Coach Lovie Smith officially named the first overall pick in the NFL draft his starting quarterback on Friday, saying the 2013 Heisman Trophy is ready for the role. Even before the first practice of training camp, which is Saturday. Winston shared snaps with third-year pro Mike Glennon during...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No surprise: Jameis Winston named Buccaneers starting QB

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are turning over their offense to Jameis Winston. Coach Lovie Smith officially named the first overall pick in the NFL draft his starting quarterback on Friday, saying the 2013 Heisman Trophy is ready for the role. Even before the first practice of training camp, which is Saturday. Winston shared snaps with third-year pro Mike Glennon...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louis Murphy, Akeem Spence out for start of Buccaneers camp

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed receiver Louis Murphy on the active/non-football injury list with an ankle injury that will sideline him for the start of training camp. Coach Lovie Smith also said Friday that defensive tackle Akeem Spence has a back injury that will prevent him from practicing. Spence was placed on the active/physically unable to perform...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith announces that Jameis Winston will be the starter for the Buccaneers

There will be no quarterback competition in Tampa Bay. Even though training camp has just started, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has already named rookie quarterback Jameis Winston as the team’s starter. “Jameis Winston will be our starting quarterback, he’ll take the first reps tomorrow,” Smith said, via the team’s official site. “We’re excited about that. A...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston confirmed as Buccaneers starting QB

Jameis Winston is entering his first ever NFL season, but it does not sound like the rookie is facing much competition for a starting role. At his first press conference of training camp this week, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith confirmed that Winston will be Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback heading into the season. “He’ll be...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Four unforgettably hot Dallas Cowboys fans

The Dallas Cowboys are one of the winningest teams in NFL history. They also have the benefit of some of the hottest fans around. Here are four girls who love the ‘Boys that you won’t forget any time soon… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: What will happen in the AFC in 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier cornerbacks Fantasy Preview: The top-60 RBs for 2015 First and 10: Ten...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith: Jameis Winston is our starter

Well, in you’re duh-news of the day, Lovie Smith tells us what we already know. Shocking revelation from Lovie Smith: "Jameis Winston is our starting quarterback. He'll be taking first-team reps tomorrow." — Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) July 31, 2015 Lovie Smith on starting Jameis: "It's what we already knew, what we saw in training camp; it's what he has done on and...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers name Jameis Winston starting QB

Surprise, surprise, football fans. Reigning first overall pick and former Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston has been named the starting quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bucs head coach Lovie Smith made the announcement, which was reported by NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington. Shocking revelation from Lovie Smith: "Jameis Winston is our starting quarterback. He'll be taking...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston Has Been Named Tampa Bay’s Starting QB

Jameis Winston spent the last two seasons as a starting quarterback. His first season in the NFL won’t be any different.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ coach Lovie Smith announced today that Winston, the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, is his team’s starting quarterback.  The Bucs begin training camp tomorrow.  Shocking revelation from Lovie Smith: “Jameis Winston is our starting...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

EXPECTATIONS! 3rd of 3 Part Series on 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OFFENSE

Ever go to a movie expecting to see a serious one, but it has a few very funny moments, so you tell someone the movie was hillarious? Then they go to see the movie thinking its going to be funny but only a few moments are funny so they think the movie was horrible. You thought it was great; Its all about EXPECTATIONS- and thats what were looking at in this 3 part series that concludes...
Via Buc Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers announce the 'Siege the Day' campaign

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that their previous marketing campaign of "It's a Bucs Life," will now be replaced with a brand new campaign. The team paired up with ChappellRoberts, and according to Joe Kania of Buccaneers.com, has created the slogan "Siege the Day." "The new 'Siege the Day™' marketing campaign is focused on capturing the high level of excitement and energy...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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