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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
15 hours 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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Preseason Schedule

The Jacksonville Jaguars may play in the AFC South, but in the preseason, they are going to see a lot of NFC  opponents.According to Jaguars.com, the Jaguars to play four NFC opponents in 2014 preseason, with one game on national television scheduled against the Chicago Bears.The Jaguars’ preseason schedule includes four games against NFC opponents, including a pair of road games...
Via Football Nation
4 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs QB Mike Glennon says he can learn from Josh McCown

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.
Via FOXSports.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Glennon says he can learn from Bucs starter 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.
Via FOXSports.com
7 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
8 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
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign S Major Wright

Former Bears safety Major Wright will reunite with Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay.
Via chi.scout.com
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
16 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Bears Off-Season So Far

Getty Images The first wave of free agency has come and gone with the Bears’ free agency haul graded a B+ by those in the know as the moves that the Bears have made have moved the Bears to NFC Title contenders! Here is a position-by-position look at free agency and a revised mock draft based on the Bears’ moves in free agency. At quarterback, the Bears lost backup Josh McCown...
Via TopSportsReport
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs have some lukewarm interest in DeSean Jackson

It sounds like both Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht would be interested pursuing DeSean Jackson “I’ve had a chance to be on the other side of the field and have watched him make a lot of great plays,” Smith told the Tampa Bay Times. “He’s a great football player. Of course, we look at everyone we think can help us win.” Licht didn’t...
Via Pro Football Zone
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Johnny Manziel the future quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

He didn’t have to be there. But he was. Yesterday in a small college town in east Texas one of the most controversial quarterbacks of recent memory impressed the NFL world with his swagger, fashion sense, entourage, and passing ability. Former Texas A&M gunslinger Johnny Manziel who became affectionately known as Johnny “Football” held his official pro day in College Station...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers View Contract Extension For DT Gerald McCoy As A “Priority”

  Buccaneers new HC Lovie Smith mentioned on Wednesday that a contract extension for DT Gerald McCoy is a “priority” for them. “We want him around for a long time,” Smith said, per Rick Stroud. McCoy, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract is already among the best interior defensive linemen in the game.  As things stand right now, McCoy will make $12...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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