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BUCS AFTERMATH: Putting the Points on Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22-17 win over Miami Dolphins

 Learn how to pronounce new Bucs kicker Kyle Brindza, because  he’s going to be your new placekicker Tampa Bay fans. Unlike  Where’s my Murray and Barth Vader, who miss 40 yarders and extra points (Barth’s kick was so low it was blocked), Brindza nailed not only a 55 but a 57 yard FG, which would have tied the 2nd longest FG in Bucs history had it counted. Every kickoff...
Via Buc Stop
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

2-time Pro Bowl CB Jennings reunites with coach Smith in Tampa

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Tim Jennings agreed to terms Thursday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will be reunited with coach Lovie Smith. The Bucs announced the signing during their final exhibition game at Miami. Jennings was cut Sunday by the Chicago Bears, and Smith was his coach there in 2010-12. ''A good player,'' Smith said. ''He can cover. Great...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins Preview

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins take the field, there will be a lot on the line for most players in on the action. While the result of the game does not matter, each individual performance matters greatly to the roster bubble players competing at Sun Life Stadium tonight.  The preseason wrapped up for the veteran Buccaneers last weekend, when the team underwhelmed...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: K Patrick Murray dealing with knee injury

While kicker Patrick Murray is in the midst of a battle to remain the starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it looks as though his push for the job may have just taken a major hit. As Zach Shapiro of Pewter Report first reported, Murray is dealing with a knee injury, and may or may not be ready for Thursday's game. When speaking about Tuesday's practice, head coach Lovie Smith touched...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  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’...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Tim Jennings, 2016 H.O.F. Class, 49ers, Giants, & Packers

Tim Jennings Free agent CB Tim Jennings says there is an “obvious comfort level” in the Buccaneers’ locker room with former teammates such as Henry Melton, Major Wright, Chris Conte and HC Lovie Smith there. (Josina Anderson) Jennings says choosing a team is not all about competing for championships and he welcomes the opportunity to help develop younger ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs make an offer to Tim Jennings

On Monday, the Bucs hosted veteran cornerback Tim Jennings after he was released by the Chicago Bears which prompted the immediate connections to head coach Lovie Smith. Although a signing did not occur, there could possibly be one on the horizon.  Especially since he is considering an offer from Tampa Bay. Former #Bears CB Tim Jennings is currently mulling over a contract offer...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Hosting Former Bears CB Tim Jennings For A Visit

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Buccaneers are hosting former Bears CB Tim Jennings for a visit on Tuesday. It’s worth mentioning that Jennings played for Lovie Smith, and the Bucs could use some cornerback help. Jennings is coming off of knee surgery and there’s a new regime in Chicago, so it appears as though ... The post Buccaneers Hosting...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith says offensive line play was 'unacceptable' against Browns

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to find a way to protect their quarterback in 2015. As Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported, the Bucs are leading the NFL in sacks allowed this preseason with 13 through three games.Rookie QB Jameis Winston was sacked four times against the Cleveland Browns, while backup QB Mike Glennon went down twice. After the brutal showing, Lovie Smith had...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Line anchors a problem for the Bucs

In last week’s matchup against the Bengals, replacement center Jeremiah Warren did an exceptional job helping out in pass protection and blitz pickups. He was also seen often helping guards Ali Marpet and Logan Mankins.  But Saturday night’s game featured Evan Smith back at center and it did not turn out too well for the offense. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston rarely had...
Via The Bay Cave
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns vs. Buccaneers Preview & What to Watch For

When: Saturday, August 29th, 7:00 pm ETWhere: Raymond James StadiumThe Cleveland Browns travel down to Tampa Bay Saturday night to take on the Buccaneers and first-overall pick Jameis Winston. Often referred to as the dress rehearsal game, both Browns head coach Mike Pettine and Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith will leave their starters in for at least the first two quarters in...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: DC Leslie Frazier fine with HC Lovie Smith calling plays

When it was reported that head coach Lovie Smith would be the one calling the defensive plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015, many fans wondered what it meant for defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. While Frazier and the defense as a whole struggled in 2015, this isn't a move that left many completely stunned. Smith is a brilliant defensive mind, and has spent time with his...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO- Now that Money is right, Put K CONNOR BARTH back as Tampa Bay Buccaneers Placekicker before its too late!

In what may be looked back on as a critical move, Lovie Smith and Jason Licht have brought back the Tampa Bay Buccaneers most accurate placekicker in its history Wednesday, just two days after the guy who replaced him missed an extra point, a Field Goal, and went 1 of 2 the week before! Now cut your ties with Murray and thank your lucky stars; you got lucky the last time to cut a...
Via Buc Stop
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Special Teams still need SPECIAL care

Lovie Smith said with Defense he can win 8 games, and Special Teams even more. But so far the Special Teams have been a mixed bag of tricks. Kenny Bell set up the defense with great field position by downing the ball with an acrobatic, athletic  move to leap into the end zone and throw the ball back into field of play to be downed at the 2 yard line. http://bucstop.com/wp-content...
Via Buc Stop
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie talks Evans, Winston, and Monday night

Bucs head coach Lovie Smith had his day after game press conference Tuesday and one of the big things he hit on was the hamstring injury to Mike Evans. Here are some quotes from the transcript of Smith’s presser. (On whether he anticipates that any of the stated injuries will keep players out of Saturday’s game) “Yes. I know right now that Mike Evans probably won’t play...
Via The Bay Cave
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers making strides on defense under Lovie Smith

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is just one of the reasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect to be better. A defense showing signs of improvement this preseason is eager to do its part, too. The Bucs forced three more turnovers Monday night during their 25-11 exhibition victory over the Cincinnati, giving them six in two games. They also had four sacks, scored...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers making strides on defense under Lovie Smith

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is just one of the reasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect to be better. A defense showing signs of improvement this preseason is eager to do its part, too. The Bucs forced three more turnovers Monday night during their 25-11 exhibition victory over the Cincinnati, giving them six in two games. They also had four sacks, scored...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers making strides on defense under Lovie Smith

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is just one of the reasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect to be better. A defense showing signs of improvement this preseason is eager to do its part, too. The Bucs forced three more turnovers Monday night during their 25-11 exhibition victory over the Cincinnati, giving them six in two games. They also had four sacks, scored...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Evans suffers hamstring injury, says it isn't serious

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a bit of a scare on Monday night during the team's 25-11 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.  As John Sabol of ABC Action News reported, Mike Evans left the game a bit early with a hamstring injury. Fortunately, Pat Yasinskas of ESPN later reported that head coach Lovie Smith said Evans had essentially told him not to worry about the injury. “I talked...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith calls Jameis Winston 'outstanding' in preseason victory

Let the hype surrounding quarterback Jameis Winston continue to grow. After a strong showing in a 25-11 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, Winston was the hot-topic, without question. The rookie QB of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers completed 8-of-13 passes for 90 yards and rushed for a touchdown to put the icing on the cake. After the strong showing, many threw praise in Winston's direction...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston Suffers Minor Injury, Has Good Debut In Front Of Home Crowd

During Monday night’s preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals, Jameis Winston made Bengals fans hold their breath as he came up limping after this play. That's…not good. pic.twitter.com/3c7DW1NlJ4 — Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) August 25, 2015 You can exhale, though. According to ESPN, Bucs Head Coach Lovie Smith says Winston is fine and won...
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2014 in a nutshell: The Josh McCown experiment backfires as the Browns win just two games in Lovie Smith’s first season. Despite a decent amount of talent on both sides of the ball, the struggle to score and struggle to stop...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2014 in a nutshell: The Josh McCown experiment backfires as the Browns win just two games in Lovie Smith’s first season. Despite a decent amount of talent on both sides of the ball, the struggle to score and struggle to stop...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith wants Jameis Winston to protect himself better

Quarterback Jameis Winston has spent the bulk of his rookie offseason learning the playbook and preparing to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015. While that's obviously still the focus, Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune reports that there's one other key thing Lovie Smith wants Winston to focus on.Protecting himself better.This all stems from Winston running during the team's...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs-Bengals Preseason: What to watch for

The Buccaneers home preseason opener is Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. Much like last week’s game against the Vikings, the Bucs have several positions that are key to evaluate.  Here are some things to keep an eye on as Tampa Bay plays in front of a national audience on ESPN. Prince AliRookie guard Ali Marpet has gotten some extended looks in practice with the team’s...
Via The Bay Cave
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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