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Packers-Buccaneers Preview

The Green Bay Packers can assure themselves a shot to win the NFC North by getting a road victory over the conference's worst team, but they've had trouble winning anywhere outside Lambeau Field. The Packers also could clinch a playoff spot Sunday and stay alive in the race for the NFC's No. 1 seed - with some help - if they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Green Bay (10-4) dropped...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith cautiously optimistic about Da’Quan Bowers

Buccaneers’ defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers was close to not having a spot on the team this season when head coach Lovie Smith issued a challenge over the summer for him to show up in 2014.  He has been unable to live up to the hype that followed him out of Clemson and has even failed in his overall response to Smith’s preseason assessment. But in the last three weeks...
Via The Bay Cave
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman will be fired at season’s end

It’s about time. According to a report by Dan Bernstein of CBS Chicago, the Bears are finally ready to cut ties with head coach Marc Trestman and his staff: Source: #Bears ownership met last night. Trestman likely fired at season's end, Emery's fate still undecided. — Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein) December 16, 2014 Unfortunately it sounds like general manager Phil Emery...
Via cover32 - Bears
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 12/17/14

Even more links for your Wednesday at the office. Marc Trestman sounds like he is on his way out in Chicago. Turns out everything wasn’t Lovie Smith’s fault! If you are an ESPN Insider, Todd McShay released his first 2015 Mock Draft today. (Brandon Scherff, Tackles from Iowa for the Panthers, Cedric Ogbuehi, Tackle from Texas A&M for the Vikings, Devin Funchess, TE from Michigan...
Via The Rhino and Compass
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucs spread holiday cheer with surprise shopping spree

TAMPA -- They came for a tour but left living a dream. They came expecting red-carpet treatment at One Buc Place but left with grins, gratitude and wonder after much more. They came with their eyes wide open but left with hearts full. Ten Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive linemen, coach Lovie Smith and other staff took part in "D-Line Delivers Christmas" for underprivileged families...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers DT McCoy will miss remainder of season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will finish the season on injured reserve, missing Tampa Bay's final two games because of a sprained right knee. Coach Lovie Smith said Monday that rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and veteran receiver Louis Murphy will join McCoy in being placed on IR this week. McCoy said the knee injury he suffered Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Place DT Gerald McCoy, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins & WR Louis Murphy On I.R.

Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith announced Monday that they are placing a number of players on season-ending injured reserve including DT Gerald McCoy, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and WR Louis Murphy, per Jenna Laine. Tampa Bay is currently in position to secure the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL draft, so there really isn’t much to play for at this point in the year. McCoy...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Season trend continues: Offensive turnovers cost Bucs a victory

Rather than tell you everything that happened in the game like Its the youngsters that have improved the Bucs defense, not the veteran free agents. others do, which you already know because you watched the game, Bucstop on Monday goes over a Potpourri of info and opinions! Always remember this….the opening game of the year always seems to set the trend for the whole season. McCown...
Via Buc Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five And Out: Bucs Fall To Panthers In Charlotte

The defense was able to bend but not break. You have got to hand it to Lovie Smith’s unit. Even though the Panthers were able to move the ball successfully against the Bucs’ Tampa 2, the defense stood strong in the red zone. The Panthers were only able to muster one touchdown on the day, and that’s because they started that drive at the Bucs’ four yard line. Panthers kicker...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Four and In: Bucs Look for Third Win Against Panthers

Last week’s 34-17 loss in Detroit to the Lions was not surprising. Penalties, turnovers and other mental mistakes doomed the Bucs to their 11th loss of the season, and into the driver’s seat for the first overall pick in next May’s NFL Draft. This week, the Bucs will be on the road once again, heading to Charlotte to take on their divisional rival, the Carolina Panthers. Once...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

GAME DAY! Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers

DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will NOT be losing on purpose for a top draft pick. There, that is out of the way. What NFL coaches and players think is completely different than what NFL fans and fantasy football players do. NFL players on todays roster could care less about the top player in the draft, basically, next years rookie, who will be getting their breakfast...
Via Buc Stop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Panthers Maintain the Run from Week 14?

Against the Saints this past week, the Panthers had a season high 271 rushing yards, including a season high 155 from Jonathan Stewart. The offensive line that had failed to produce a 100-yard running back all season suddenly looked like the Hogs of the 1980’s Redskins. Tampa Bay has struggled defensively all season, currently ranking 20th in rushing yards allowed. Now it does...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO- Lovie Pats: Don’t tell me Lovie Smith doesn’t motivate players

The naysayers would have you believe Lovie Smith is Mr. Spock or Commander Data from Star Trek Lore: totally devoid of emotion, unable to feel to transfer feelings to his players. There is a difference between being in control of ones faculties, and not having them. This video shows Lovie Smith pregame, patting his players on the helmets. We don’t see this too often, because truthfully...
Via Buc Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Should Fire Phil Emery, Hire One of These Guys

Marc Trestman, Aaron Kromer, Mel Tucker and Jay Cutler have all been getting the heat lately for why the Chicago Bears suck.  That’s fair.  They are in front of the cameras and they are the ones putting the product on the field.  However, it can’t be discounted that GM Phil Emery was the one who put this entire operation together.  He chose to fire Lovie Smith.  He chose...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucstop.com Video Vault: @ Carolina Memories

Perfect Example of why if you think the Bucs should fire Coach Lovie Smith, your part of the problem! These Videos are of the Bucs finally turning the corner and beating the Panthers in Carolina. It took years of work to achieve this. Where are these players? K2? Josh Freeman? all of them? only 4 years old and not a player to be found save Gerald McCoy, a rookie. http://bucstop...
Via Buc Stop
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Proof That Marc Trestman Is Just A Poor Man’s Lovie Smith

  BEST - Several local Chicago media warned that Marc Trestman was nothing different from Lovie Smith.  He was a just the offensive version.  The same mild-mannered type who never seems to register a pulse when he’s on camera and approaches victories and defeats with the same stoic expression.  Indeed that warning seems well-founded.  Trestman and Smith do share a lot in common...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bucs can officially plan for the future

It took the Buccaneers 13 games into the season to finally start thinking about evaluating for the future. At 2-11, the team is finally mathematically eliminated from playoff contention as they have no shot at winning a very bad NFC South division.  And that’s good news. With the Bucs record — and the rest of the division for that matter — they have no business being in...
Via The Bay Cave
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers could turn to QB Mike Glennon down stretch

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Now that the sputtering Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially been eliminated from postseason contention in the woeful NFC South, coach Lovie Smith may be ready to take another look at Mike Glennon to try to determine if the second-year pro is the team's quarterback of the future. The Bucs have stuck with career backup Josh McCown, Smith's hand-picked leader of...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Change coming to One Buccaneer Place for Tampa Bay

Lovie Smith said we may see Mike Glennon QB the Bucs next week; well expect more players than that in the last three games. Lovie will want to see what he has on his roster, and before the season is out, every offensive lineman on the staff should get a chance to start to see what they have. Because the current group, minus perhaps Right Tackle Demar Dotson, doesn’t have much....
Via Buc Stop
9 days ago  |  Discuss

GAME DAY! Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions Game 12!

DOWNLOAD THE HUGE GAME DAY PDF HERE!! Last year, the Bucs won behind the throwing of Mike Glennon but mostly on the back of 5 turnovers on defense. Speaking of defense, the Bucs seems to finally be getting it. Now on the road, a place the Bucs seem to not be afraid to play, we will see what this defense is really made of against a powerful Detroit offense. On the other side, the...
Via Buc Stop
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs, Tedford officially part ways

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford from his contractual obligations in order to allow him to pursue other opportunities.   “Throughout these difficult circumstances, our primary concern was for Jeff’s health and well-being,” said Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith. “After speaking with Jeff in recent days, it became obvious that a mutual...
Via The Bay Cave
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Release OC Jeff Tedford From Contractual Obligations, Will Hire New OC Next Year

Update: The Buccaneers have already announced that OC Jeff Tedford has been released from his contractual obligations with the team. Mike Garafolo reports that Tedford is interested in returning to the college level in the event an opportunity presents itself. Tedford released a statement regarding the move. “My wife and I want to thank the entire Buccaneers organization –...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Major colleges should be targeting Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith

Tis the season for major college football programs to fire coaches if they aren’t happy with the way this year unfolded. And 2014 is no different than most seasons, as some big-time jobs have opened up as a result of underperformance. Right now, high-profile gigs at Florida, Michigan and Nebraska are available. Currently, those top-flight programs are courting coaching prospects...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith can’t explain why his team is undisciplined

credit cards to rebuild bad credit credit cards to rebuild bad credit Another week in the books and the Buccaneers once again beat themselves. They are losing games in the same fashion as they have all season.  Between the penalties in crucial moments of the game and the penalties committed during big plays, Tampa Bay’s record is justifiable. Their 102 penalties this...
Via The Bay Cave
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minus Jeff Tedford, Bucs' promise of offense instead a sickly void

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' largest issue on offense is unseen. It's found in the empty space Jeff Tedford would have held in meeting rooms. It's found in the vacant spot in the booth he would have called his office on Sundays. It's found in the groans whenever the Bucs' offense kicks up mud each week without consistent progress made, instead sinking to become one of...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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