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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pre-Camp Predictions

At this stage, we’re waiting for vindication that any comments on Bucs players will still hold water after and during camp. Let’s assume it will, and that there will be one disappointment  and one or two really impressive players who will come out of nowhere. Here’s how the Bucs should look, and why. OFFENSE- RUNNING Doug Martin has lost 10# of fat, is lean and mean, fast...
Via Buc Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

10 facts you may not have known about Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith

Lovie Smith is entering his second season as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he’s been a major figure in the NFL for almost a decade now. He’s led the Bears to a Super Bowl, and he’s long been known as one of the smartest defensive minds in all of football. But what do we know about the real Lovie Smith? Here are 10 facts about the Bucs head coach you may not...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time to Pump the Brakes on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) throws a pass as he is pressured by defensive end T.J. Fatinikun (96) during a Buccaneers NFL football mini camp Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) The future looks brighter in Tampa Bay after the Buccaneers selected Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the top pick in the NFL draft. According...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith includes a surprising name in his list of four weapons

When Lovie Smith sat down with Scott Smith, a Buccaneers.com Senior Writer in the video below, he spoke about a few different things. One of the things he was asked about was whether or not he has the weapons to be successful this season. His answer? Of course. And out of the four players that he went on to name, three of them were what we expected, while the fourth was a bit of...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith says Gerald McCoy has some lofty goals for himself

Gerald McCoy isn't one to brag or boast, that's pretty obvious at this point. He also apparently sets some pretty big goals for himself, according to JoeBucsFan.com. Now, McCoy wasn't the one to talk about his goals, but it was instead Lovie Smith who gave away the secret. “Gerald had a great year but Gerald will tell you he has high goals, 15-plus sacks,” Lovie said. “You...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Going into the dark ages of the football season, What do we know about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Shuffling through the fillers about underwear football and real updates from news sources, we can get a little idea about what to expect in Camp August 1st and the 2015 season perhaps. Now that Mini Camp is over, there are no more events until training camp itself opens August 1st. Expect the Bucs to release the schedule for practices available to public and the date of the Stadium...
Via Buc Stop
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers do some team bonding on final day of minicamp

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their final day of mandatory minicamp scheduled for Thursday, but apparently head coach Lovie Smith chose to take it off the football field, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Rumor has it, the team did a bit of bowling and also enjoyed some Kona Ice, thanks to Gerald McCoy. "The Bucs said the high score was rolled by rookie WR Kenny Bell...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Skip Last Day of Minicamp to Hit the Bowling Alley

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took to the sport of bowling in a cool air-conditioned building rather than practice during their last day of minicamp in Tampa’s scorching 105 degree summer weather. You know @Geraldini93 had a strike up his sleeve during @TBBuccaneers bowling pic.twitter.com/tsSMUmZCML — Casey Phillips (@caseyreporting) June 18, 2015 According to head coach Lovie...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith may have just called Jameis Winston his starter

When Lovie Smith spoke about both of his quarterbacks, Jameis Winston and Mike Glennon, he may have just given a little too much away, according to Justin Pawlowski of Bucs Blitz. "I have a plan and a part of that plan is for Jameis to get a certain amount of reps with certain guys," Lovie Smith said when asked about giving Jameis Winston as many reps as possible. "He’s gone with...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: D.J. Swearinger already getting reps as the starting safety

Apparently D.J. Swearinger has made a strong impression on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since joining the team off waivers last month. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Swearinger worked almost completely with the first-team defense at OTAs late last week. Lovie Smith had great things to say about the newest safety in Tampa as well. "He's a very smart football player,...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things to watch for at Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ mini-camp

One of the more intriguing off-season teams is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. From high 2014 expectations due to the hiring of Lovie Smith, to an extremely disappointing 2-14 record, to the drafting of Jameis Winston, this team isn’t short on storylines. But what are some of the things Buccaneers fans should look for during mini-camp? 1.) Offensive line battles This was one of, if not...
Via EndZoneScore
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith believes Demar Dotson will be at mandatory minicamp

Demar Dotson skipped out on voluntary OTAs with the hopes of landing a new contract. Unfortunately for Doston, the team instead pulled the contract offer that was on the table, leading to a bit of a crazy week on the horizon. According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN though, Lovie Smith expects the lineman to be at mandatory minicamp, which begins next week."Smith said he expects to see...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Outlook: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  The Buccaneers were the league’s worst team in 2014, finishing 2-14 in year one under Lovie Smith. It was their fourth consecutive losing season and third time in four  Full Article » The post 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook: Tampa Bay Buccaneers appeared first on Fantasy Football Rankings & more, The Fake Football.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin is “the man”

Heading into the 2015 NFL season, I’m extremely skeptical that Doug Martin can return to rookie form and be a legitimate number one running back on a team. Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach Lovie Smith apparently believes otherwise. According to NFL Network’s Michael Fabiano, Lovie is looking at Doug Martin as the unquestioned starter for the Bucs. Bucs coach Love Smith on...
Via EndZoneScore
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers have Jameis Winston Practicing with the Second Offense

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly practiced with the second-team offense on Thursday while Mike Glennon took reps with the first team. While that may seem to be an interesting role reversal during the team’s first set of OTAs, head coach Lovie Smith warned against reading too much into it: “Jameis and everybody else have to earn their position,” Smith...
Via Sportsnaut
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Winston looks up to Glennon

> Before the fanbase gets all bent out of shape that Bucs’ rookie quarterback Jameis Winston was talking up Mike Glennon as he worked with the second-team offense, keep in mind these are just OTAs.  Winston has, for the most part, been working with the first-team offense throughout OTAs to this point. He did get some work in with receivers on some route throws today, including...
Via The Bay Cave
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Offensive Line Concerns? Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Line cannot get worse than last year

Across the board the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Line could not have been any worse last year if they tried. First Bucs head coach John McKay once quipped “I’m In favor for it” when asked “How do you feel about the execution of your offensive line”!! Well I’m sure Lovie would feel the same way some 40 years later! Lets go over the positions and compare 2014 to 2o15...
Via Buc Stop
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith on Jameis Winston: 'We have to kind of tell him when to leave'

The rave reviews of Jameis Winston and his work ethic continue. Not long after hearing that Winston actually traveled to a Drake concert with game film, now his new head coach Lovie Smith is giving him even more praise according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com. "We have to kind of tell him when to leave,'' coach Lovie Smith told ESPN Thursday. While Winston had to miss last Thursday...
Via Fox Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Buccaneers’ gamble on the defensive line pay off?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line was somewhat disappointing during the 2014 NFL season considering the talent they had to work with. The Bucs went out and signed Michael Johnson and Clint McDonald prior to the 2014 season in order to beef up the defensive line. What looked good on paper, however, did not translate into better production on the field. The Bucs were only able...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting the Fantasy Impact of Buccaneers Rookies

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2014 season proved to be a disappointment on many fronts, but the offense, or lack thereof, could certainly be considered the biggest of them all. Thanks to a good amount of preseason hype from then-new head coach Lovie Smith, many felt good about the team’s supposed fast-paced, innovative offense. Instead, the offense lost its coordinator before the...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Who is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starting running back?

It seems as if the Buccaneers have solved their quarterback problem with Jameis Winston, but the future of their running back position is still as murky as ever. Just a few years ago, Doug Martin looked to be the long-term solution, but now, after two disappointing seasons, he already looks to be on his way out sooner than later. When the Bucs decided not to pick up his fifth-year...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith already sees improvement in his rookie QB

The Bucs have only completed three days of OTA practices but some of their young players have already shown signs of improvement. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is one of them.  Winston was not practicing with the team on Thursday because he is with the NFLPA as they kick off their four-day Rookie Premiere event. However, that did not stop the questions about the 21-year-old...
Via The Bay Cave
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are astounded by Jameis Winston’s work ethic

Here we go again. Another day of the offseason passes, and we are treated to more Jameis Winston praise. Winston wasn’t at today’s OTAs — he was attending the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere event in Los Angeles — but that doesn’t mean he didn’t get his work in. According to ESPN.com, Winston took double the reps on Wednesday to make up for his absence today. In fact, the Bucs...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the New Orleans Saints have the best coaching staff in the NFC South?

On Tuesday we looked at the offensive staffs of the four teams in the NFC South, with the goal of figuring out how the New Orleans Saints stack up with the rest of the division. We found the staffs to be relatively even across the board—which is far from surprising. As important as coaching is, the reality is at the NFL level every coach is pretty solid. Sure, each one has their...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tampa 2-Year Process

In hiring head coach Lovie Smith before the 2014 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signaled a return to the organization’s signature style of football: a zone-based defensive scheme known as the “Tampa-2” that was made popular in the NFL by Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber, and John Lynch.Smith, a linebacker coach under Tony Dungy when the defense was created, would...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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