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Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers must draft Jameis Winston

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports The Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently hold the number one overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and there is no question that they will be taking a quarterback. They have two options, and it is a tough choice between Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. Both players are exceptional talents, and they both have...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential No. 1 Pick Jameis Winston Planning on Not Attending the NFL Draft

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft scene is highly intense and extremely nerve-racking for all involved.  Parents are worried about their kids; front office executives are under a lot of pressure to make the right pick or to make a move to change the draft order, by making a trade.  More pertinently, the young athletes are extremely anxious as they sit at a table and...
Via TopSportsReport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

March Madness: Which Big Signings Will Live Up To Their Salary

Free agency is a wonderful shop for talent, but that talent often will go to the highest bidder, who usually ends up overpaying. Every year though, there are players that live up to their salary or even exceed expectations. Vincent Jackson of the Buccaneers is a good example, the big-bodied wideout recorded three straight 1000-yard seasons and has scored a total of 17 touchdowns...
Via Football Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Does the Buccaneers Offense Rank Amongst the NFL’s Worst?

In the midst of a crazy free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write an offensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss teams’ current...
Via TopSportsReport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign Henry Melton, Chris Conte

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed a pair of defensive players who have already played for coach Lovie Smith. Defensive tackle Henry Melton will be signing a one-year deal with Tampa Bay after he visited the team on Wednesday.  The team is also signing safety Chris Conte. Conte’s arrival likely signals the team will part ways with Dashon Goldson. Releasing Goldson...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: NFL Star Vincent Jackson named St. Pete grand marshal

Organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg have named Vincent Jackson, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as grand marshal for the 2015 event, taking place March 27-29. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as grand marshal for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,” said Jackson. “I have the utmost respect for...
Via On Pit Road
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneer Vincent Jackson named Grand Marshal for the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg have named Vincent Jackson, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as Grand Marshal for the 2015 event, taking place March 27-29.   In his role as Grand Marshal, Jackson will make the famous “drivers, start your engines!” call to start the Sunday, March 29, season-opening Verizon IndyCar Series...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston meeting with Bucs owners

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Quarterback Jameis Winston is in Tampa, Florida, for an all-day meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team confirmed Tuesday. The former Florida State star is meeting with the Buccaneers ownership, the Glazer family.  The trip is also to see how comfortable the Buccaneers would be using the No. 1 overall pick on Winston. The Buccaneers...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Decision To Retain Vincent Jackson Could Have An Impact On Other Veteran Receivers?

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported earlier in the day that the Buccaneers will retain veteran WR Vincent Jackson at his current salary of $9.777 million. According to Stroud, Buccaneers GM Jason Licht met with Jackson’s agent at the Combine, but never discussed a restructured contract. There has been talk that Tampa Bay could approach him about a ... The post Buccaneers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs to keep Vincent Jackson under current contract

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to keep veteran wide receiver Vincent Jackson with the team in 2015. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Jackson will play in 2015 at his current salary of $9.78 million. This report confirms an earlier statement from general manager Jason Licht, who said the 32-year-old receiver would “absolutely” return for his fourth year in Tampa...
Via Sportsnaut
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Some Bucs pre-free agency tidbits

Teams are beginning to make cuts across the NFL and the Bucs are currently sitting back watching it all unfold. They still have time to make decisions, especially since free agency doesn’t start until March 10. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t making some headlines.  Vincent Jackson There was speculation that the Buccaneers would reach out to veteran wide receiver Vincent...
Via The Bay Cave
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Vincent Jackson, Vet Combine, Browns, & Eagles

Vincent Jackson Jason La Canfora reports that while the Buccaneers tried to trade veteran WR Vincent Jackson at the trade deadline last year, they’re aren’t fielding offers for him at this point in time. La Canfora writes that it looks like he’ll be back for the 2015 season. One last note about Jackson, sources tell La Canfora that he will not agree to a pay cut. Veteran...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Vincent Jackson Staying with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

News that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly want to keep veteran wideout Vincent Jackson with the team in 2015 comes on the heels of finding out that the Cardinals have closed a deal to keep Larry Fitzgerald in Arizona. Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht indicated on Wednesday that the team will bring Jackson back in 2015. Licht says Jackson will be back in 2016: "Absolutely...
Via Sportsnaut
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith likes Jameis Winston at No. 1

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine that he would be comfortable with selecting Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick. The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner had some off-field issues at Florida State, but he wasn’t charged with any crime stemming from an allegation of sexual assault. “You look...
Via Sports-Glory
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Mark Sanchez end up with the Buccaneers?

The Philadelphia Eagles saw starting quarterback Nick Foles go down with a broken collarbone early on this past season, and they had to turn to backup quarterback Mark Sanchez. Sanchez didn’t have a great history as a starting quarterback, but he stepped up and came through with a very nice season and nearly led the Eagles to the playoffs. According to Bleacher Report, Sanchez...
Via Sports-Glory
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Five high-priced wide receivers potentially set to be released

The NFL already has a strong group of wide receivers set to potentially hit the free agent market next month. While Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas aren’t likely to ever see the light of day, the likes of Jeremy Maclin and Torrey Smith should headline a solid group. In addition to that, these five veterans could very well be joining the others on the open market next month. Here...
Via Sportsnaut
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs will ask Vincent Jackson to take a pay cut

Tampa Bay is expected to be busy this offseason once again and so far it appears to be that way.  The Buccaneers are reportedly set to ask veteran wide receiver Vincent Jackson. That according to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole. Jackson is scheduled to make $9.8 million in 2015. Jackson, 32, was instrumental in helping 2014 rookie wide receiver Mike Evans burst on to the scene...
Via The Bay Cave
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers release QB Josh McCown

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Wednesday that they have released veteran quarterback Josh McCown, who started 11 of the team’s 16 games last season, including the final eight. McCown signed with Tampa as an unrestricted free agent last March after three years with the Chicago Bears – including two under current Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith. Wednesday’s release...
Via Sports-Glory
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Review: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Touches, Targets and Team Summary

A season which started with much hope with Lovie Smith at the helm was quickly turned on its head in Tampa Bay. From a fantasy perspective, though, all was not lost as the team produced a pair of useful wideouts and offered contributors on a less regular basis at other positions. Indeed, the receivers were the players of interest. Veteran Vincent Jackson saw a steep drop off in...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vincent Jackson suffers groin injury, doubtful to return against Saints

Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson left Sunday’s game against the Saints with a groin injury and is doubtful to return. That will finish out the season of Jackson who had one catch for 11 yards in the game. He finishes the season with 70 receptions for 1,002 yards and two touchdowns. He has cleared 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons with the Buccaneers. Jackson is set...
Via Tireball.com
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No fly zone in Bengals defense

CINCINNATI -- Jimmy Graham, Andre Johnson and Vincent Jackson have made their NFL careers catching the long ball and providing deep threats for their quarterbacks. All three were virtually invisible against the Bengals in the last three games. The forward pass and the big plays that passing attacks can produce is everything in the NFL these days. It hasn't been much for the Bengals...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs return to form in loss to Chicago

The Bucs played a bad Bears on Sunday and they showed hoe much worse they are than their opponent.  This week was different from last, where the Buccaneers were unable to capitalize on Chicago’s miscues like they did against Washington. Crucial turnovers in the third quarter by Josh McCown (sack/fumble, interception) and Vincent Jackson (fumble inside the red zone) cost the...
Via The Bay Cave
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers will seek offers for Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin after season

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to unload running back Doug Martin after the season and wide receiver Vincent Jackson could also be moved according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It is no secret that the Buccaneers were listening to trade offers for Martin and Jackson at the deadline but never player was moved. Jackson’s deal is quite reasonable as he is set to make just over $9...
Via Tireball.com
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles tried to trade for Vincent Jackson

According to Fox Sports insider Jay Glazer, the Philadelphia Eaglesattempted to acquire Pro Bowl receiver Vincent Jackson from the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the trade deadline last week. At the very least, this could be an indication that the offer Philadelphia may have sent Tampa Bay’s way wasn’t worth it for the Buccaneers. They were said to be asking for either a second...
Via Sportsnaut
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Tried To Trade For Vincent Jackson, But Bucs Reportedly Declined

Jay Galzer of Fox Sports is reporting that the Eagles tried to acquire Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson via a trade before the deadline this past week. However, Tampa Bay reportedly declined the Eagles offer for Jackson. Glazer doesn’t say what the Eagles were offering for Jackson. This fits with a report from Ian Rapoport that mentioned that the Eagles, Patriots, Chiefs and Seahawks were amo...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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