Buccaneers move up in Power Rankings, nearly crack the top-25 in NFL

We know what we’re going to know. With training camps complete, three preseason games – including the “dress rehearsal” – in the books and veterans on the shelf until the regular season opener, the data needed to evaluate every NFL team prior to the start of the 2014 campaign is in the books. Some look ready to go, while others have work to do. A few franchises have emerged...
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Before drafting you need to see Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson’s fantasy ranking

With the preseason games that most teams use as a dress rehearsal now in the rearview mirror, the 2014 NFL season is officially right around the corner. The next time fans see the league’s star players it will be during games on opening weekend. That means one thing: Fantasy football drafts are upon us. In order to get a ready, it’s time to start putting together a draft board...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Incognito deserves a 2nd chance, as do you

There are 1 in 23 american males who have been to or are in prison. That does not count the thousands in jails, Work Release, Work Camps, or Probation. Richie Incognito has done none of those things, but there’s a chance you or someone you know has. We imprison a large part of our population, mostly with drug charges and other non violent ones. More than any other industrialized...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

What did the Tampa Bay Bucs learn on Saturday

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally did it. They finally won their first game of the 2014 football season against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. Yes, it is preseason and yes the Bills are a pretty bad team, but it is always nice to get that first win of the year. With the win, let’s take a look at five things we learned from this week’s preseason match up. THE GOOD: Passing game...
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PHOTO: This awesome Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan embraces his inner pirate

A lot of fans like to show their dedication by wearing team gear out in public. Jerseys, hats, truck decals. But how many of them are willing to make their squad a permanent part of their body? This Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan might be disabled, but he has gone and embraced his inner pirate in a spectacular way: via   Yar. A win this is. You may also be interested...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

12 Team Fantasy Football Mock Draft

There are still 9 days until my $300 league draft takes place, but I know where I will be selecting. I drew lucky #12, the final pick in the draft. I look at is as a positive for a couple different reasons. First, I will get 2 of the top 13 players in fantasy football. Second, last year's winner selected at #12.Last year I finished 3rd in this league with the 11th overall pick...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football 2014 Preview: Top 10 Players To Avoid In Your Draft

When you get down to it, fantasy football is all about value. In a perfect “fantasy” world, you’d have the entire NFL at your disposal and could draft the best players at each position to suit your exact needs. The reality is nine or more other people in your league have a very similar, if not the exact same, draft strategy. Therefore, you need to pay attention not only to...
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Are any Tampa Bay Bucs either of the biggest heroes or goats from the past week?

Despite the fact that the games didn’t mean anything in the standings, and will be long forgotten in a week or two, the second week of the preseason provided plenty of highlights and lowlights. There were reasons to be excited, causes for concern and everything in between. What players were at each extreme of the spectrum this week? To see the “Heroes and Goats” from preseason...
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VIDEO: Vincent Jackson’s one-handed grab makes top 100 plays of 2013 list

The 2013 NFL season was a forgettable one for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After losing their first eight games the team’s playoff hopes were effectively dead and there wasn’t much to get excited about. All was not lost, however. Tampa gave the eventual Super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks quite a run for their money on their home field and there were a number of great plays that...
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NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chiefs, Seahawks, & Titans

  Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith announced that the team’s top-three receivers are: Vincent Jackson, rookie Mike Evans and Chris Owusu. (Roy Cummings) Pat Yasinskas projects the Buccaneers to keep four running backs and a fullback on their roster following the injury to rookie Charles Sims. Despite having a strong training camp, WR Tommy Streeter could be left off the team’s final...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things we learned from the second preseason game

Another week has passed, and with it another preseason loss for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Don’t start hitting the panic button though fans, this does not mean that the season is a total loss already. The team is still getting accustomed to head coach Lovie Smith and his new offense. Once this team gets it down and plays an entire game, they could be scary good. Here are five things...
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VIDEO: Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Chris Owusu makes incredible one-handed grab

If you’re looking for reasons to get excited about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2014 season, you need look no further than the wide receiver position. With rookie Mike Evans and Pro Bowler Vincent Jackson in the fold they should be able to put up a lot of yards through the air. One guy who doesn’t get as much attention is Chris Owusu, a third year receiver out of Stanford. Owusu...
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Fantasy Football: My Top-84 and Draft Strategy

To get this out of the way quickly, 84 was chosen for one reason: that is the total number of players that would be drafted through seven rounds of a standard 12-team fantasy football draft. After the seventh round of drafts, your focus should shift towards two things: filling positional holes on your roster and upside. Heading into drafts, running backs will be my priority. This...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars defense starts 2014 season off in a dominant demeanor

In the Jaguars’ first preseason game, the Jacksonville defense all but eliminated the Bucs’ passing game. Tampa Bay only had 167 passing yards, completing only half of their attempts and managing a miniscule 5.1 yards per attempt. But the Jaguars’ defense did an even better job than that. Josh McCown, the Bucs’ free agent acquisition and current front-runner on their quarterback...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs can't let O-line woes become a season-long problem

TAMPA, Fla. -- Early Friday night, after each Josh McCown scramble and instance of a Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman tearing through the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' top offense, it became obvious that Lovie Smith had a problem. A rough showing should have been expected from the Bucs in their first preseason game under their new leader, especially with so much change in a philosophical...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Key Players To Watch

Could this be the year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make their move to the top of the NFC South and get back to the playoffs? Many in and outside of the community think they have a legitimate shot to leap frog the Panthers, Falcons and Saints. If Doug Martin comes back at full strength and Vincent Jackson gets some help on the other side of the field than this offense can be dangerous...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike James returns to a crowded Bucs RB field, but he's flexible

Mike James said he never played quarterback, even while growing up in Haines City. But when the Bucs running back was asked to take a pitch during Friday night's practice and find receiver Vincent Jackson in the end zone, James' throw was spot-on for a 17-yard touchdown; it evoked memories of his jump-pass touchdown against Seattle last season. "Whatever the coaches...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson ranked 18th best in NFL, top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 wide receivers in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s pass catcher not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of WRs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s wide...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Formation Fantasy Football Review: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay is another team in flux. They have a QB competition, a RB coming off of a serious injury, and two big time rookies at WR and TE. All of this should make for some interesting options on your fantasy team. Star: Vincent Jackson (WR) 13 Stats: 78 catches-1224 yards-7 TDs Why He’s a […] The post Formation Fantasy Football Review: Tampa Bay Buccaneers appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Will Doug Martin bounce back in 2014?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are entering a very exciting season for their fans, and there are very high expectations for the 2014 squad. They have a brand new quarterback in Josh McCown, and they also have a new coach in Lovie Smith that will be a major upgrade from last season. Tampa’s defense is extremely talented, and their offense has the ability to be dangerous as well if they...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Josh McCown & Vincent Jackson hook up in the end zone

If you’re searching for reasons to be excited about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014 season, you need look no further than the connection between new quarterback Josh McCown and wide receiver Vincent Jackson. Last year with the Chicago Bears McCown went on quite a tear when Jay Cutler was injured. He threw 13 touchdowns with just two interceptions and had over 1,800 passing yards...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Vincent Jackson named 20th best fantasy WR, Evans is 49th

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Football Outlook

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were an absolute disaster in 2013.  Mike Glennon took over for Josh Freeman, which pretty much ended Freeman's NFL career and now they brought in Josh McCown sending Glennon back to the bench.  Doug Martin gained just 456 yards and scored 1 TD, during the Bucs 0-6 start to the season, before suffering a season ending shoulder injury.  This opened...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Avoid

With all of the new players coming tow Tampa Bay, not everyone will be able to put up numbers that are worthy of having a spot on your team. With the addition of Josh McCown, there is now an offense that cold rivalry just about any other team. We already know players like Doug Martin and Vincent Jackson are good, but which players are just plain bad?Bobby Rainey, Running BackRainey...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

No limelight needed: Lesser-known Bucs to keep on eye at camp

TAMPA, Fla. -- Many eyes, no doubt, will follow prominent names like Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David and Vincent Jackson throughout Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp. Then there are lesser-known players worth watching in the team's work toward Week 1. Wide receiver Chris Owusu is no stranger to the under-the-radar title, and he will be an intrigue in the coming weeks. Other offensive...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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