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Lovie Smith seems to like the depth at running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

No team has made more moves this offseason than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After the last two experiments at the head coaching position failed miserably, the Buccaneers ownership had no other option this season than resorting to the hiring of a head coach with NFL experience. The Glazers reached back into the past and tabbed the unemployed Lovie Smith, a coach who cut his NFL coaching...
Via thepigskinreport.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014 schedule breakdown

TAMPA, Fla. -- NFL life allows little chance to breathe. From the front office to the coaching staff to the players, everyone is evaluated daily, no matter the task or time of year. No one escapes judgment. This is a high-risk, high-payoff lifestyle that tests the most patient of men. Some crack, others prosper. Some find fulfillment in this rush, while others wither because of its...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith talks up Doug Martin

The Bucs are two days into their mini-camp practices at One Buc Place but head coach Lovie Smith is talking as if the team is set to hit the regular season schedule tomorrow. Especially running back Doug Martin.  Martin suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder during the team’s Week 7 loss to the Falcons in Atlanta last season, sidelining him for the rest of the season. So...
Via The Bay Cave
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five NFL teams with the biggest adjustments to make this offseason

With the NFL free agency settling down and the NFL draft nearing, teams are starting to get a feel for what their personnel may look like going into 2014. As always some teams come into the season with a more stable situation. There are some franchises in particular that have uprooted the core parts of their team and are facing major changes, which will require significant adjustments...
Via Bloguin Best
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five NFL teams with the biggest offseason adjustments to make

With the NFL free agency settling down and the NFL draft nearing, teams are starting to get a feel for what their personnel may look like going into 2014. As always some teams come into the season with a more stable situation. There are some franchises in particular that have uprooted the core parts of their team and are facing major changes, which will require significant adjustments...
Via This Given Sunday
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Expectations set after just one day on the field

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took the practice fields for the first day of mini-camp practices on Tuesday afternoon. Wearing their new practice jerseys, the team worked on several new aspects that they have been presented with the previous two weeks.  One of those aspects is that players have to get used to a new system with each other. The roster saw lots of turnover this past offseason...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Mock Draft Scenario II: The Quarterback market heats up

Following the same format of last week’s column,I continue exploring new scenarios such as trading up, trading down, or staying put. The format below will be a full seven round mock draft and analysis. This will allow Falcon fans to see many different scenarios, so that on Draft Day you are not going to be surprised with the direction the Falcons choose to go in. Mock Scenario...
Via cover32 - Falcons
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be Winners in 2014

The biggest reason the Bucs will be winners in 2014 is that they really weren’t that far away in some aspects in 2012/2013. Consider this…with no QB to speak of, The Bucs lost 3 of their first 4 games by 6 total points. While they surprised them, Tampa Bay still put it to Seattle on the road before succumbing to the Seahawks in the second half. That spurred a Bucs revival in...
Via Buc Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 best games on the 2014 NFL schedule

After much anticipation, it is now believed that the NFL will release its 2014 schedule on Tuesday, April 22. At that point, we’ll find who plays who, from Week 1 to Week 17, including all of the primetime and national TV games; that’ll provide fans with somewhat of a road map for the season. But some games are going to be so attractive that it doesn’t matter when they’re...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Bucs and Lovie Smith target Johnny Manziel with 7th pick?

Lovie Smith hit the pause button. Not just on life during his year away from football, but on the games he watched on television during fall weekends. "I really enjoyed the time being a fan, watching our game, studying our game. Looking at different coaches," Smith said. "And then, everything I believe in, my core values and how I run a football team. "I had...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UnRealistic Expectations: Don’t Expect Bucs to Dominate for Years

Most people in the business agree; Tampa Bay will turn things around with Lovie Smith as new Bucs head coach. His being part of the Tony Dungy tree and his experience in Chicago tells us that with that alone we can expect the Bucs to compete in every game next season and beyond. But during the hey day years under Dungy, the Bucs did more than just win. They were consistent winners...
Via Buc Stop
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirm Manziel visit

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed this afternoon that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is visiting with the franchise. NFL clubs are allotted 30 visits from players entering the respective year draft. Tampa selects at number seven overall currently and quarterback is an area of concern for the club. I’m going off-script here, and say I’ve been a Buccaneers fan since...
Via thepigskinreport.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs QB Mike Glennon says he can learn from Josh McCown

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Glennon says he's not discouraged about losing Tampa Bay's starting quarterback job before ever taking a snap for new coach Lovie Smith. The Buccaneers signed Josh McCown in free agency and immediately penciled the 34-year-old career backup in at the top of the depth chart. Glennon started 13 games as a rookie last season, when a 4-12 record claimed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers are most likely team to go from worst to first

The NFC South is  an interesting division to say the least. Its top two squads, the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, have both taken steps back while the Buccaneers are hitting the reset button with Lovie Smith. The Falcons should be able to get back to their competitive ways after they tanked last season. With so much shuffling going on in the division, it’s really anyone’s...
Via This Given Sunday
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers are most likely to go from worst to first

The NFC South is  an interesting division to say the least. Its top two squads, the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, have both taken steps back while the Buccaneers are hitting the reset button with Lovie Smith. The Falcons should be able to get back to their competitive ways after they tanked last season. With so much shuffling going on in the division, it’s really anyone’s...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Glennon Tampa's franchise quarterback?

Despite Tampa Bay finishing last season with a 4-12 record, I couldn't help but pay attention to this big tall stork running around at QB, Mike Glennon. It was a difficult year in Tampa Bay last season. The Josh Freeman mess, the Greg Schiano under pressure all year situation, the losing and the complacency that comes with it. Despite all of that, I thought rookie QB, Mike...
Via Route4Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the “Tampa 2″ outdated? Will Lovie Smith have any success in Tampa with it?

We all know that the Tampa 2 is known for the pressure the front four bring to an opposing offense, but is the Tampa 2 becoming outdated? Typically, the [Tampa 2] players don’t have the prototypical size of other NFL defenders. Instead, stress is put on speed, smarts and flawless tackling. [...] A quick defensive […] The post Is the “Tampa 2″ outdated? Will Lovie Smith have...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers could trade up for Sammy Watkins

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made some serious moves in the offseason. They hired a new coach in Lovie Smith, grabbed a new quarterback in free-agent Josh McCown, and beefed up the defense with the signing of Michael Johnson. But, they might not be done yet as they might be set to make a big move in the NFL Draft next month by trading up for the most prolific receiver, Sammy Watkins...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Major Wright Agrees To Deal With Bucs

Another former Bears has found his way to Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay. Safety Major Wright has agreed to a deal with the Bucs reports Ian Rapoport. Safety Major Wright has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the #Bucs, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2014 Selected out of Florida in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Wright started 43 games over the past...
Via BlackSportsOnline
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Major Wright Agrees To Deal With Bucs

Another former Bears has found his way to Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay. Safety Major Wright has agreed to a deal with the Bucs reports Ian Rapoport. Safety Major Wright has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the #Bucs, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2014 Selected out of Florida in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Wright started 43 games over the past...
Via Thacover2
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offseason schedule including OTAs announced

The offseason continues to trudge along for the 32 NFL squads. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers there is plenty of debate as to what they will do in the upcoming draft. There is, however, no debate as to when they will hold their offseason training. Just today the NFL announced the offseason workout program schedule for each team. Here is the Bucs schedule: Phase 1: Strength, conditioning...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make a run in 2014?

So much of the blame for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 0-8 start last year was placed on head coach Greg Schiano, who is now gone. He’s been replaced by the well-respected Lovie Smith. And now a Buccaneers team that was never really short on talent in the first place has spent the offseason refueling in a big way. Remember: The Bucs were a respectable 4-4 during the second half of...
Via This Given Sunday
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith is looking to bring in his former player Major Wright

Major Wright is a Florida boy that would love to return to his home state, and he might have that option.  He will be excited to return to his state, but will also enjoy playing for his former coach Lovie Smith. Wright, formerly of the Bears will be visiting the Bucs soon according to Ian […] The post Lovie Smith is looking to bring in his former player Major Wright appeared first...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith says Rod Marinelli and Henry Melton will be a "great combination"

Lovie Smith knows both Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and defensive tackle Henry Melton from their days in Chicago. If the two can work together like they were able to with the Bears, then Lovie is confident that the Cowboys have a good partnership in the making. When Smith was head coach of the Bears, he got to witness Marinelli and Melton interact for three seasons...
Via The Outlaws
22 days ago  |  Discuss

10 reasons the Bucs will take a QB in the first round

Lovie Smith made waves at the combine this year by saying the Buccaneers would consider taking a quarterback with their seventh overall pick. Most of the media was surprised, while Mike Glennon wasn’t among the elite quarterbacks in the NFL, he’d performed well in his rookie season, especially considering the injuries to Doug Martin and Mike Williams. But as time passes, the...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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