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Bucs prep for Saints with practice at Tropicana Field

St. PETERSURG, Fla. -- Baseball at Tropicana Field is over for the season, but football made its presence known Wednesday. Recent rain showers contributed to a change of venue for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice. They held their afternoon workout at Tropicana Field in nearby St. Petersburg, Fla. -- 23 miles from their Tampa facility. The work on the artificial turf inside...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucs QB situation will have to play out

When it comes to judging his quarterbacks, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith doesn’t concern himself too much with what they’ve done lately. He’s more concerned with what they do late. “You judge quarterbacks on what they do late (in games),’’ Smith said this week. That being the criteria, it’s no wonder Smith has hesitated to name a starter after Mike Glennon replaced...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: No Change in Status for Buccaneers Josh McCown; Still listed as Doubtful

Mike Glennon led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their first win of the season last Sunday against the Steelers, but coach Lovie Smith declined to say if Glennon would be the team’s starter moving forward. Luckily for Smith, he may have another week to evaluate his quarterback situation. Josh McCown started for the Bucs in Weeks 1-3, but an injured thumb kept him out of last week’s...
Via Standing O Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucs’ veteran says there was a complete breakdown

Not to state the obvious here, but the delay of game penalties committed by the Buccaneers on Sunday during their 27-24 win on Sunday is a problem.  During his post game press conference on Monday, head coach Lovie Smith said that the coaches didn’t do a good job getting the plays in. On Tuesday, a veteran player hinted towards a player or players being at fault as well. ...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Chicago Bears Bring Back Lance Briggs In 2015?

Piece by piece the great players of the Lovie Smith era are fading.  So what awaits Lance Briggs with his Chicago Bears contract expiring next year? Impact First and foremost in making any decision regarding the future of a player with the team is can he play the game at a high level?  Many were skeptical of Briggs coming into 2014 due to his seemingly lackadaisical attitude and...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

To make most of season, Bucs must start Mike Glennon rest of the way

Mike Glennon gave his coach plenty to consider after leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a surprise victory Sunday in Pittsburgh, and if Lovie Smith is wise, he won't let questions about his quarterback situation fester. The answer became clear in a final-minute, 46-yard touchdown drive that showed the Bucs' quarterback of the future should become their preferred choice now...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers' Glennon makes case for starting job

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Lovie Smith wasn't ready Monday to deal with the inevitable questions about his starting quarterback. On the day after his first victory as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he certainly said nothing to rule out Mike Glennon. He who threw for 302 yards Sunday, 46 of them in the final 40 seconds of a 27-24 win at Pittsburgh. ''You do judge quarterbacks...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith non-committal about Bucs’ starting QB

Sensing a quarterback controversy brewing in the aftermath of a dramatic comeback victory at Pittsburgh, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith declined to name his starter under center for Sunday’s pivotal matchup at New Orleans. Second-year pro Mike Glennon, subbing for injured veteran Josh McCown, threw for 302 yards against the Steelers in a 27-24 triumph, capped by a game-winning 5...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith won’t commit to Mike Glennon for Week 5

AP Photo Following an embarrassing outing in the prime time spotlight just ten days ago against the Falcons, quarterback Mike Glennon was able to lead the Buccaneers to their first win Sunday.  To the surprise of many, they were able to do so at a hostile Heinz Field against the Steelers.  Still, his quarterback’s performance in the win still isn’t enough for head coach Lovie...
Via Down and Distance
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith not ready to commit to Mike Glennon

I guess Lovie Smith just doesn’t get it. Smith made it clear on Monday he’s not ready to commit to Mike Glennon as his starting quarterback after the second-year signal-caller gave the Bucs their first win, which came against a pretty good Steelers team on the road. “You’re asking me to name our starting quarterback right now?” Lovie responded, when asked to name a week...
Via Pro Football Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay WR Mike Evans Out 2-3 Weeks with Groin Injury

Do you play Fantasy Football? If the answer is yes, this week is the most exciting opportunity in the history of the game. Win a MILLION DOLLARS playing Fantasy Football this week only! Go to www.FFChamps.com/million and get in on the action.TB Bucs WR Mike Evans left yesterday's game at Pittsburgh early after injuring his groin running a deep route. Multiple sources are reporting...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Glennon deserves to start in Tampa Bay

The Buccaneers (1-3) lost to Atlanta by six touchdowns more than a week ago but responded by rallying from seven points down in the fourth quarter to give Lovie Smith his first victory in Tampa. The reason the team won was simple. Mike Glennon was cool, calm and collective in the pocket for the Buccaneers […] The post Mike Glennon deserves to start in Tampa Bay appeared first on...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Glennon has golden opportunity to take starting QB post

Mike Glennon is back. Lucky him. The Bucs were 0-3 last season when Glennon took over. Josh Freeman was a total mess and Greg Schiano wasn’t far behind. Glennon had all those ups and downs, like most rookie quarterbacks, as the Bucs fell off the cliff. “He went through a storm last year,” Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. “He got thrown in the fire.” Do you still...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be affected if Week 4 bold predictions come true

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: 5 Things To Know About Tampa Bay

Fresh off a 37-19 beat down of the Carolina Panthers, the Pittsburgh Steelers head back home to face another NFC South opponent in the 0-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This week I sat down with Bucs team journalist Shaq Scott to find out five things that Pittsburgh fans should know about their opponent heading into Sunday's game.1. The QB situation in Tampa Bay obviously hasn't...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams avoid the hot seat, two NFC coaches and a QB not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three games...
Via cover32 - Rams
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks avoid the hot seat, two NFC coaches and a QB not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three games...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals avoid the hot seat, two NFC coaches and a QB not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three games...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins avoid the hot seat, two NFC coaches and a QB not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three games...
Via cover32 - Redskins
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles avoid the hot seat, two NFC coaches and a QB not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three games...
Via cover32 - Eagles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants avoid the hot seat, two NFC coaches and a QB not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three games...
Via cover32 - Giants
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys avoid the hot seat, two NFC coaches and a QB not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three games...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints avoid the hot seat, two NFC coaches and a QB not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three games...
Via cover32 - Saints
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers avoid the hot seat, two NFC coaches and a QB not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three games...
Via cover32 - Panthers
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons avoid the hot seat, two NFC coaches and a QB not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three games...
Via cover32 - Falcons
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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