Tampa Bay Buccaneers: three key matchups to watch v. Falcons

Sunday’s game with the Atlanta Falcons will be the fourth time Tampa faces off against a divisional opponent this season. It will be the first time they face a divisional opponent for the second time. Back in week seven, the Bucs defeated the Falcons 23-20 in overtime. Here are three matchups that will likely determine the outcome of Sunday’s game. Jameis Winston vs Richard...
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Four most important non-Winston players

Sunday’s tilt between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts was supposed to be headlined by a matchup of two of the most recent quarterbacks to be taken number one overall in Jameis Winston and Andrew Luck. Luck being unavailable due to injury prevents this intriguing pitcher’s duel from taking place. Instead we have a matchup between two teams jostling for playoff...
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Broncos, Buccaneers, Jaguars, & Rams

Bears The Bears have ruled out RB Matt Forte (MCL) for Week 9’s game against the Chargers. (Dan Wiederer) Broncos Bronco HC Gary Kubiak confirmed that newly acquired TE Vernon Davis will play in the team’s Week 9 game against the Colts. “He’s going, he’s going to play, I feel very good about the things we’ve asked him to do this week,’’ Kubiak said. “Hopefully...
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November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: S Major Wright burns the midnight oil, prepares for Saints

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense is doing anything and everything possible to prepare for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints this weekend.As you can tell from this video below from safety Major Wright, that even includes some late-night film sessions.Wright knows how big the game is, and you can tell that he's ready to turn things around defensively after a tough 42-14 loss to...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Pick Six: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Week One edition

A new season brings a new round of “Pick Six” for you Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans. You watched the game, or at least heard about it, so let’s just get to it! Six Topics For Sports Talk Radio Marcus Mariota was dominant. He went 13/16 for 209 yards, four touchdowns, and a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating. Is he that good, or is the Bucs’ defense that bad? Jameis Winston did...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Tim Jennings, 2016 H.O.F. Class, 49ers, Giants, & Packers

Tim Jennings Free agent CB Tim Jennings says there is an “obvious comfort level” in the Buccaneers’ locker room with former teammates such as Henry Melton, Major Wright, Chris Conte and HC Lovie Smith there. (Josina Anderson) Jennings says choosing a team is not all about competing for championships and he welcomes the opportunity to help develop younger ... ...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

EXPECTATIONS- 2nd of 3 part Series on Expectations of 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season: DEFENSE

EXPECTATIONS: DEFENSE You needed a special eye to see it (or some red/pewter/orange colored glasses as found here on Bucstop!) but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started taking a turn for the better last year after the 2nd debacle against the Baltimore Ravens. As if the Atlanta game wasnt bad enough, the Bucs got blown out twice last year, proof positive that even a good defensive system...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown is highly regarded among his NFL peers

Antonio Brown is considered one of the NFL’s best wide receivers. There’s no questioning that NFL players who have played against him believe he’s among the top players in the league. That’s why he appeared at No. 8 on the NFL’s Top 100 Players earlier this week. “He’s a little guy, but has a big man mentality,” said Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Major Wright. Brown...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the worst safeties in the NFL?

After an offseason of rebuilding, the Buccaneers seem to be a much improved team from last season. Still, though, you can’t fix everything, and there are a lot of gaping holes left on Tampa Bay’s roster, none more so than the safety position. As of right now, the Buccaneers safety corps looks like a whole lot of nothing, with guys like Chris Conte, Major Wright, Brad McDougald...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign intriguing safety from Minnesota

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping that they may have just found a steal who fell through not only the draft, but the run on undrafted free agents as well. According to Sander Philipse of Bucs Nation, the Bucs have signed safety Derrick Wells from Minnesota.  Wells may have gone undrafted, but he apparently impressed coaches enough to make the roster. "He'll compete for a roster...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fill all their needs in next week’s Draft?

There is a method to the madness of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft. While there is an almost guarantee the team will spend its first pick, the top pick overall in next Thursday’s NFL Draft, where the team decides to go after that is anyone’s guess. But there is a plan in place. It’s a plan we aren’t privy to. But according to Pat Yasinskas of, there are certain areas...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Breakdown: Louisville’s Gerod Holliman

View image | Gerod Holliman, Free Safety, University of Louisville  Height: 6’0″ (From Team Site) Weight: 218 lbs (From team site) Year: rJr Trait Notes:Instincts – B-Discipline – D+Technique – DCoverage Diversity – C-Speed – B-Burst – B-Agility – B-Tackling – D-Size – C+Overall Current Grade – C-Overall Ceiling Grade – B...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers release Collins as NFL free agency begins

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released offensive tackle Anthony Collins and re-signed cornerback Leonard Johnson and safety Major Wright. The team also announced Tuesday it made a restricted free agent tender to running back Bobby Rainey, who has been with the Bucs for most of the past two seasons. Collins signed a five-year, $30 million in free agency last year...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs announce roster moves

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have re-signed cornerback Leonard Johnson and safety Major Wright, while tendering restricted free agent running back Bobby Rainey and releasing offensive tackle Anthony Collins.  Johnson (5-10, 202), who was a restricted free agent, originally joined Tampa Bay as a college free agent out of Iowa State in 2012. Last season he...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Free Agents, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Eagles, & Saints

Free Agents Terez A. Paylor reports that Chiefs free agent C Rodney Hudson is receiving offers that $8 million per year, and the bidding could go even higher. Raiders free agent C Stefen Wisniewski has “several suitors” lined up right now, according to Adam Caplan. Buccaneers Rand Getlin reports that the Buccaneers signed S Major Wright to a two-year contract ...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Free Agents, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Eagles, Texans, & Vikings

Free Agents According to Charles Robinson, the Jaguars, Eagles, Redskins, Cowboys, and Colts are interested in pass-rushing outside linebackers right now. Buccaneers Mike Garafolo mentions that with the Buccaneers bringing S Major Wright back, Dashon Goldson is no lock to return and could be released or traded. Dolphins According to Armando Salguero, the Dolphins would still like to keep...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-sign several players, including safety Major Wright

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a busy day. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, they have come to terms with safety Major Wright: The #Bucs and S Major Wright have agreed to terms, source said — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2015 Tampa Bay also re-signed tight end Luke Stocker, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times: Bucs agree to terms with TE Luke Stocker...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Re-Sign DE Larry English & LB Jason Williams

Rich Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers have also re-signed DE Larry English. Tampa Bay also re-signed S Major Wright on Saturday. Greg Auman reports that the Bucs also re-signed LB Jason Williams. English, 28, signed with the Buccaneers in mid-August, but was released as they cut their roster down to 53 players a ...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Re-Sign S Major Wright

Ian Rapoport reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached an agreement with S Major Wright. Mike Garafolo mentions that with the Bucs bringing Wright back, Dashon Goldson is no lock to return and could be released or traded. Wright, 26, signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers last year and would have been an unrestricted free ...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Can this free agent safety revive his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015?

For twelve years Troy Polamalu has been one of the most iconic players on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. The gravity defying interceptions, hurdling offensive lines to get to quarterbacks, making just the right plays when his team needed him to the most…Polamalu has been a shining example of the type of athlete that the city of Pittsburgh has come to expect from their team. Even...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss


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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs Place S Major Wright On Season-Ending I.R. & Promote CB C.J. Wilson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed S Major Wright on season-ending injured reserve Saturday, per Jenna Laine. The Bucs also signed CB C.J. Wilson to their active roster to take Wright’s place. Wright, 26, signed a one-year, $795,000 contract with the Buccaneers back in April, which included a $65,000 signing bonus. Despite not making the team’s final 53-man roster, Wright...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Bucs, Jaguars, Panthers, Saints & Vikings

Broncos CB Aqib Talib is listed as questionable for Week 13 due to a hamstring injury. (Mile High Report) Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (concussion) and TE Brandon Myers (calf) are listed as questionable for Week 13. S Major Wright is listed as questionable due to a shoulder injury. Jaguars Michael DiRocco of ESPN does not anticipate OC Jedd Fisch to be removed from the coaching...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneer Defense dominates, Offense frustrates, Give game to Chicago Bears 21-13

Make no mistake, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played inspired defense; no Lavonte David, down Mason Foster at one point, down Major Wright, but still held the Chicago Bears to 200 yards of total offense. Jay Cutler, who was being Booed off the field by the Bears fans at half time, was 17 of 27 for 130 yards! And the Bucs Lost! Why? Because for starters they only had a 10-0 lead at half...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What to expect in a busy week nine

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-6) are headed to Ohio to take on the Cleveland Browns (4-3) this Sunday at 1:00 pm ET, but they’ll be missing a couple starters on their already struggling defense. As usual, the majority of the NFL was quiet when the trade deadline passed on Tuesday. The Bucs, on the other hand, made two minor moves while they still had the time to do so. Strong safety...
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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