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Bucs tidbits: Trade talk, No. 1, and more

Lots of Bucs news and notes came out of the annual owner’s meetings from Phoenix, Arizona this week. With Tampa Bay at the top of the draft, it was logical the attention would center around them. Head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht talked to several media folks from across the league this week and their responses to questions did not disappoint. They addressed...
Via The Bay Cave
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers admit they've been getting calls about Mike Glennon

By Rachel WoldIt is the general consensus that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will select Jameis Winston with the first pick in the upcoming 2015 NFL draft.This leaves quarterback-needy teams potentially looking into Mike Glennon as a possibility and Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has indicated that teams have contacted him regarding their current quarterback:We’ve had the first...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bucs admit they’ve been getting calls about Mike Glennon

It is the general consensus that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will select Jameis Winston with the first pick in the upcoming 2015 NFL draft. This leaves quarterback-needy teams potentially looking into Mike Glennon as a possibility. On that note, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith indicated that teams have contacted him regarding Glennon (via the Tampa Bay Times). We’ve had the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projected Roles for Buccaneers Free Agent Signees

View image | gettyimages.com In 2014, the Bucs signed head coach Lovie Smith and shortly after, the Bucs became busy in free agency. The Bucs signed players such as Josh McCown, Michael Johnson, and Anthony Collins and all three were released by the Bucs after only one season in Tampa Bay. The begin of the Lovie Smith era showed a ton of promise, but the reward was a 2-14 season...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking calls about a quarterback trade

If this next story is true it all but confirms that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers intend to select a new franchise quarterback with their number one overall pick in next month’s NFL Draft… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with According to a report by Rick Stroud of...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blockbuster Trade Proposed To Bring Jameis Winston To Chicago

As part of a massive undertaking to envision every possible off-season scenario that could change the landscape of the NFL in 2015 and beyond, the Bleacher Report zeroed in on the Chicago Bears twice.  One involved the team selecting a wide receiver at #7 with the idea being to arm Jay Cutler as best as possible given the fact the team is basically stuck with him for the time being...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith Says Bucs Are ‘Comfortable With Who Jameis Winston Is’

Lovie Smith explains that the Bucs could very likely be drafting Jameis Winston with their first overall pick.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith endorses QB Jameis Winston

  Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith wouldn't come right out and say it. He sure gave every indication that the Buccaneers were ready to make Jameis Winston the No. 1 pick in next month's NFL Draft, though. Not that that's any big surprise. The Bucs have shown signs all along that the Florida State quarterback would be their choice. Smith, speaking when NFC coaches met the media at the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith says he believes Winston's troubles are behind him

PHOENIX (AP) Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith wouldn't come right out and say it. He sure gave every indication that the Buccaneers were ready to make Jameis Winston the No. 1 pick in next month's NFL draft, though. Not that that's any big surprise. The Bucs have shown signs all along that the Florida State quarterback would be their choice. Smith, speaking when NFC coaches met the media...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith Laughs at Being Called a Defensive Guru

During his time with the Chicago Bears Lovie Smith become known as a defensive guru. During most of his tenure with the Bears his team had a pretty solid defense, and with the exception of one season with a prep school when he coached wide receivers and defensive backs he has always worked on the defensive side of the ball. So it is easy to see where he got the name.When he was called...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chill Out: San Francisco 49ers taking steps to cool off Levi’s Stadium next season

Among the many disappointments for San Francisco 49ers fans last season was a shaky year one at their new home, Levi’s Stadium. Early on there were serious problems with overheating at the complex. Several fans were hospitalized for heat stroke and one fan died… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with Power Rankings: The...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith makes fun of his record last year

You may not like what Lovie Smith has done so far with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it’s hard not to like him. Smith knows better than anybody that his tenure in Tampa Bay thus far has been a disappointing one and he’s got a sense of humor about it… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with Power Rankings: The best player...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie praises Winston: ‘He can sell himself’

With five weeks remaining for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to make a decision about their first overall pick, coach Lovie Smith gave effusive praise to Jameis Winston during his hour-long breakfast Wednesday with reporters at the NFL owners meetings.
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Planning a Buccaneers Draft: The Second Round

On April 30, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will make the first overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. They will most likely choose a quarterback, despite the remarks from Lovie Smith.It will likely be Florida State’s Jameis Winston, whose play in a pro-style attack while with the Seminoles showcased his talent to be a franchise signal caller at the NFL level. They could also...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Chicago Bears Add Another Underrated Piece To Defense

It’s not about the big names when it comes to NFL free agency.  It should be about finding the hidden gems that can help your team fill holes it might not be able to in the draft.  That is the mode of operation Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace seems to have employed.  None of his signings so far scream superstar but they do say “talent”, “leadership”, and “system fit....
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers draft preview: 3 players Tampa Bay could take at No. 1

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. In the first of our 32-part preview series, FOXSports.com takes a look at their roster post-free agency and delivers a plan of attack for the last day in April. Head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht enter their second seasons together at One Buc Place. Coming off a year in which they spent big...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL analyst shares a great analogy about the Buccaneers and Jameis Winston

Despite the enormous amount of pressure they’re put under, it’s easy to forget sometimes how young and fragile some NFL prospects are. Some might even liken them to a baby… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: The biggest losers in free agency NFL Draft: The 10 best defensive tackle prospects on the board Matt Williamson of ESPN shared a great analogy about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Bargain FAs the Buccaneers Should Target

Now that the first two weeks of free agency have come and gone, most of the top free agents have signed or resigned with their new or current teams.General manager Jason Licht and head coach Lovie Smith have done a solid job addressing the holes on defense, signing four players that fit Smith’s Tampa 2 scheme.Three of them are former Cowboys who played in Rod Marinelli’s version...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft needs after first wave of free agency

The 2014 season went downhill quickly for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After the signings of Josh McCown, Anthony Collins, and Michael Johnson didn’t pan out, general manager Jason Licht has learned that free agency is not the way to build a successful team. Although it is a good opportunity to add a final piece to the roster, it is still better to build your base through the draft...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers’ Lovie Smith Looking Beyond Quarterback Position in Draft

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the No. 1 overall pick of this year’s NFL Draft and therefore have the option to select anyone at any position they wish next month. While most people would bet on the fact the Bucs will choose between quarterbacks Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota, head coach Lovie Smith indicated the team is looking beyond quarterback, sharing these comments while...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Ink Sterling Moore

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made another cost-efficient signing Thursday, as the team agreed to terms with cornerback Sterling Moore, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The signing also marks the third former Dallas Cowboy to be brought on by the Bucs, joining defensive tackle Henry Melton and linebacker Bruce Carter. That can be attributed to the connection between Dallas defensive...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential No. 1 Pick Jameis Winston Planning on Not Attending the NFL Draft

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft scene is highly intense and extremely nerve-racking for all involved.  Parents are worried about their kids; front office executives are under a lot of pressure to make the right pick or to make a move to change the draft order, by making a trade.  More pertinently, the young athletes are extremely anxious as they sit at a table and...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense Still Below Average?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign DT Henry Melton

Henry Melton was Pro Football Focus’ 14th ranked defensive tackle in 2011 and 6th ranked in 2012, both seasons with the Bears, but he was limited to 125 snaps in 3 games in 2013 by a torn ACL. As he was playing on the franchise tag in 2013, he hit free agency last off-season and signed with the Cowboys. The Cowboys only paid 2.25 million plus incentives for Melton in 2014, but...
Via The Football Fan Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Give Lovie Smith and Jason Licht credit, They can admit their mistakes, and move on.

A critical element of a good football player is one that can take a bad play and put it behind Lovie Smith and Jason Licht need to show 2014 was a fluke, and they are not being timid as Free Agency begins. them. If they don’t, it will fester and affect future plays. Why should Coaches and GMs be any different? For Head Coach Lovie Smith and GM Jason Licht, it’s no different...
Via Buc Stop
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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