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Smith optimistic Bucs will get the ship sailing

Down 38 points and with little chance of mounting a comeback, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith told his team at halftime of the Baltimore game last week there was nothing left to play for that day but pride. Less than a day later, Smith delivered a completely different message to his struggling team. Though their 1-5 record suggests the Bucs are as far out of the division title race...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith is a Charlatan and a Fraud

Don’t let the final score of Baltimore whooping Tampa Bay 48–17 fool you; it wasn’t nearly that close. The Ravens led 28–0 after one quarter. In the first 17 minutes, Joe Flacco had already thrown five touchdown passes. The 38–0 halftime deficit was the largest in NFL history for a home team. And this wasn’t long after a 56–10 shellacking against Atlanta a few weeks...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs hope competition at nickel corner will help the position

The Bucs have added a new old young bear to the mix, signing Isaiah Frye who played for Coach Lovie Smith as a rookie in Smiths last year with the Bears; 2012. He will be added to the mix with Kieth Tandy, who replaced Leonard Johnson last week midway in the game after season long poor performance at the position. In Lovie Smiths version of the Tampa Two, the Nickel Back has his...
Via Buc Stop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Fire Director of Player Development After Taco Bell DUI

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired Director of Player Development Isaiah Harris after his early morning DUI arrest inside a Taco Bell parking lot. BREAKING: Bucs have parted ways with Isaiah Harris following his DUI arrest. Here's a statement from GM Jason Licht pic.twitter.com/lz4InCgpWI — JennaLaineBucs (@JennaLaineBucs) October 16, 2014 Harris held the same position with...
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Fire Director of Player Development After Taco Bell DUI

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired Director of Player Development Isaiah Harris after his early morning DUI arrest inside a Taco Bell parking lot. BREAKING: Bucs have parted ways with Isaiah Harris following his DUI arrest. Here's a statement from GM Jason Licht pic.twitter.com/lz4InCgpWI — JennaLaineBucs (@JennaLaineBucs) October 16, 2014 Harris held the same position with...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers ax director of player development following arrest

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have decided to part ways with Isaiah Harris, the team's director of player development. The decision came down on Friday, a day after Harris was arrested early Thursday morning by Tampa, Fla., police after allegedly rear-ending a women's car in a Taco Bell drive-thru. Harris refused to take BAC tests and was eventually booked before being released...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith’s Director of PD Arrested at Taco Bell

Lovie Smith’s problems in Tampa Bay continue as his Director of Player Development was arrested Thursday morning. Isaiah Harris, who worked that role for the Chicago Bears and Smith from 2008-13, was taken into custody for a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. How He Did It According to Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer Greg Auman: Harris, 35, refused to have his blood...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Director of Player Development Arrested For DUI

A member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers front office was arrested early Thursday morning on a misdemeanor DUI charge. Isaiah Harris is the director of player development, and ironically is suppose to be the man helping the Bucs players with life skills and training. Harris, 35, refused to have his blood-alcohol content tested after being stopped by the Tampa Police Department at 2:06...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign cornerback Isaiah Frey

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed third-year cornerback Isaiah Frey, according to Greg Auman. Frey was one of the last draft picks Lovie Smith made in Chicago, and was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. Frey has started seven games and played nineteen, including three games this season. He's racked up a combined 59 tackles, one pass defensed and one forced fumble...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers will use bye week to make corrections

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Lovie Smith says Tampa Bay's bye week is coming at a good time, though not just because the break will give some injured players a chance to get healthy. No, the struggling Buccaneers (1-5) have been blown out twice in the past month, and the coach is hoping having the embarrassment of a 48-17 loss to Baltimore will be motivation for the team to get back on...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope sinks? Buccaneers risk fan apathy if losing continues

TAMPA, Fla. -- An abysmal loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearing dangerous territory for the organization's present and, if improvements aren't made fast, the future as well. There's no greater worry for a professional franchise than fan apathy. After a 56-14 whipping by Atlanta in Week 3, after the 48-17 shellacking Sunday, after...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Jets, Lions

Browns C Alex Mack broke his fibula during Week 6 and will miss the rest of the season. (Ian Rapoport) Buccaneers Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report believes it would be “absurd” for the Buccaneers to fire HC Lovie Smith after one season with the team. Cole mentions that the Buccaneers do not want to be in a position where they are paying three coaches at the same time. ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy calls Bucs’ play “unacceptable”

The Buccaneers have given up 165 points over the last four weeks, which sets a new franchise record for points allowed over that span. That’s a bad spot to be in when your franchise has a winless season in its past and when you actually won one of those four games. Coach Lovie Smith called the Ravens’ 48-17 win “total domination” and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy made it...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flacco, Ravens overwhelm struggling Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Joe Flacco was all business, carving up Tampa Bay's secondary and helping the Baltimore Ravens get their season back on track with a dominating performance. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback threw five touchdown passes in the first 16:03 of Sunday's 48-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, shrugging off a disappointing road loss that left Flacco and...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Another embarrassing loss raises questions about Bucs' progress

TAMPA, Fla. -- A first-half debacle against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday is an indictment of the progress the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made under Lovie Smith. The events that led to a 38-0 halftime deficit were embarrassing on both sides of the ball, and there are few answers after a 1-5 start. Buckle in. Any light at the end of the tunnel could be an 18-wheel big rig. Ignore...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What Tampa Bay Bucs have in store for Ravens…

A big part of what the Tampa Bay Bucs (1-4) have in store for the Ravens on Sunday is a quarterback change,which actually began in Week 4. Mike Glennon came off the bench in the 4th quarter two weeks ago to beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh…he played well against New Orleans the following week, and now Glennon gets the start this Sunday. Another big part of the Bucs’ overall challenge...
Via Ravens Football Machine
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs sticking with RB Martin in ground game

Lovie Smith has been an NFL head coach for more than a decade, and during that time developed a reputation for being extremely loyal, particularly when it comes to quarterbacks. It seems his loyalty extends to running backs, as well. Though he has yet to provide even a hint of the form that made him a Pro Bowler as a rookie two years ago, Doug Martin will remain the Bucs’ ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thought to be a strength, Bucs' defense has been major disappointment

TAMPA, Fla. -- Struggles of Lovie Smith's defense have become too consistent to consider them outliers. They have become part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' identity on that side of the ball, and a group that many thought had a chance to become elite has fallen short too often in a 1-4 start. Call it proof that instilling a defense-first approach to winning will be more of...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith Compares Mike Glennon to Michael Vick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is showing why he’s a defensive mind here. According to JoeBucsFan.com, Smith drew a comparison that makes everyone who has watched a single down of either quarterback play take a second and third take (h/t NFL.com).  You know, you didn’t think I would say that about Mike (Glennon) moving around and keeping a play going like that,”...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nothing ‘half-full’ about being 1-4

When the Bucs took the field Sunday afternoon in New Orleans, they were underdogs against the high-powered Saints offense. No one expected what would transpire as the game progressed but what matters most is the end result — a loss. It’s understandable why many would say the Buccaneers played well and nearly matched the play of New Orleans. But there are no moral victories in...
Via The Bay Cave
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs coach Lovie Smith sees improvement despite being last in NFC South

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Lovie Smith says his Tampa Bay Buccaneers are improving, even if their record doesn't reflect it. The Bucs yielded 511 yards on defense, were flagged 15 times for 113 yards in penalties, and squandered an 11-point fourth-quarter lead in their latest loss, however Smith reiterated Monday that much of what undermined the team in an overtime setback at New Orleans...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith sees Bucs' improvement despite being last in NFC South

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Lovie Smith says his Tampa Bay Buccaneers are improving, even if their record doesn't reflect it. The Bucs yielded 511 yards on defense, were flagged 15 times for 113 yards in penalties, and squandered an 11-point fourth-quarter lead in their latest loss, however Smith reiterated Monday that much of what undermined the team in an overtime setback at New Orleans...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith sees gradual improvement in Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Lovie Smith says his Tampa Bay Buccaneers are improving, even if their record doesn't reflect it. The Bucs yielded 511 yards on defense, were flagged 15 times for 113 yards in penalties, and squandered an 11-point fourth-quarter lead in their latest loss, however Smith reiterated Monday that much of what undermined the team in an overtime setback at New Orleans...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 5 grades for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ almost-win against Saints

If I had told you two weeks ago that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would walk into Heinz Field and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and then go into the Mercedes Superdome and take the New Orleans Saints to overtime, would you have believed me? The Buccaneers team from the past two games looked completely different than the Bucs team that showed up in the first three weeks of the season....
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs win changes things, but not too much

What a difference a win makes. Or not. The 0-3 Bucs sat up last Sunday to beat the Steelers and become the 1-3 Bucs. Lovie Smith has his first win as Bucs head coach, and his players are smiling again, so naturally it’s on to the division title, right? I mean, they’re only a game out of first place. What if they go win this Sunday in the Superdome against Drew Brees and the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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