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Tampa Bay Buccaneers chances of winning the NFC South could hinge on this question

Thank goodness, football is here. All week, training camps open around the NFL, as teams begin the journey toward Super Bowl XLVIX in Glendale, Arizona. Every team in the league has questions that need to be answered, as no one has a clear and easy road map to the Promised Land. But the difference between being a contender and an also-ran usually comes down to one key issue. So as...
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Fugly Buccaneers Christmas sweater is everything you ever wanted

If you woke up this morning wondering where can I get a heinously ugly and ironic Tampa Bay Buccaneers sweater, well then you’re in luck. I will admit that Tampa Bay isn’t exactly known for having white Christmases. In fact as far as I know there’s no such thing as winter there at all. It’s like Narnia, but in reverse. Anyway. Even if it never gets cold enough to justify...
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What are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to do with Jeff Demps?

Do you remember when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had 6’, 250 pound LaGarrette Blount at running back? Now do you remember scratching your head when you heard that he had been traded to the New England Patriots for rookie Jeff Demps? Sure, Blount’s production had dramatically fallen off in 2012 when he only gained 151 yards on 41 carries as compared to his 1,007 yards on...
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Camp Preview – Tampa Bay Buccaneers corners have sleeper potential

With veterans reporting to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2014 training camp tomorrow, one of the most solid positions on the depth chart, despite offseason changes, is at cornerback. Against a pass-heavy division with Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Cam Newton as opposing quarterbacks, the Bucs needed to upgrade their secondary. Head coach Lovie Smith did that and much more. Darrelle Revis was...
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This redesigned Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo is a big improvement

Earlier this year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released an “enhanced” version of their team logo that looked pretty much exactly the same as the old one. It seemed like a silly publicity stunt for a team that had much more important fish to fry: like integrating new head coach Lovie Smith’s system. Fortunately there are designers out there who can do a much better job of coming...
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Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp rated 14th most intriguing in NFL

Training camps are officially underway, with the Bills and Giants already going through two-a-day practices, and the rest of the league set to start at various times this week. As a result, excitement about the upcoming NFL season is at a fever pitch; 32 different fan bases believe their team can have a special year. But in reality, not all teams are created equal. And as a result...
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Camp Preview – Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line

Bucs Defensive Line Looks Very Promising The start of training camp is literally a few days away for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What a sweet sound that is for Bucs fans everywhere as the anticipation of a winning season continues to grow. No other unit on this Tampa Bay team has more pressure to perform at a high level than the defensive line. This group of talented Bucs has the...
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Camp Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ LBs look to impress in 2014

With rookies already having reported to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp hope has already begun to permeate the deepest recessions of NFL fandom across Buc nation. Thursday the veterans make their way to One Buccaneer Place and then– well as they say– it’s on like Donkey Kong. A new coaching regime led by Lovie Smith will embark on figuring out just where all the pieces...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Josh McCown rated as top-25 QB fantasy option

With training camps getting underway this week, 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...
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Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the turnaround team of 2014?

There’s a growing excitement surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming into the 2014 NFL season. The closer that the Bucs Week 1 showdown with the Carolina Panthers gets, the outlook by analysts and fans just keeps getting rosier. The latest to add his voice to the growing bullish-on-the-Bucs contingent is Sports Illustrated writer Don Banks. In an appearance on WDAE over the...
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Rewind: Are Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans top-10, Power Rankings, best NFL owners

In case you missed it, the best columns from the cover32 universe this week: National Columns • Top 10 in 2014: The best owners in the NFL today (READ) • Power Rankings: Each NFL team’s best home run hitter (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best fans in the NFL today (READ) • Ten storylines that would be shockers...
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Weekly Rewind, breaking down the Bucs offense, what is fact or fiction and what are the top headlines

Training camp is getting ready to open and the staff here at Cover32 has started breaking down the Bucs position by position. In case you missed it, here is what we think of the Bucs offense. Is Josh McCown really going to be the Bucs starter? Click here and find out. Just how improved is the Bucs wide receiver corps?  Is Mike Evans the only player to watch at camp?  Click here...
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Projecting the 2014 All-NFC Team; Tampa Bay Buccaneers have two guys make it

The offseason is essentially complete, as training camps are slated to start next week. Thus, it’s a good time to assess what each team has on their roster; things are essentially set, especially in terms of starting lineups. During a four-week period this summer, the editors at cover32 determined the All-Division team for each of the NFL’s eight divisions. Today, it’s time...
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Female Friday, Playboy rocks Bucs gear

It is female Friday here at Cover32 and a couple years ago Playboy playmate Jaime Edmondson had agreed to model team gear for all 32 NFL teams. While she did look good in each teams colors I think Bucs fas would agree that she did Tampa’s colors just right. The Bucs logo hs never looked better!  If you want to see all 32 teams click here You may also be interested in:Female...
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5 ways to kill the last offseason weekend: Watch the Josh McCown show

Friday is everyone’s favorite day of the week, but today is a particularly awesome one because it begins the final weekend of the NFL offseason. That’s right, next week training camp begins and the 2014 season will officially be under way. The smell of fresh cut grass, the tension building in your stomach, the sound of shoulder pads crashing together at full speed… If you...
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Ten 2014 storylines that would be shocking; how do they affect Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

In May, we penned a list of storylines that wouldn’t shock us during the upcoming season, developments that would seem like surprises to most but everyone should have seen coming. Today, it’s time for the opposite, a collection of plotlines that would be truly shocking if they happened during the upcoming season. With that in mind, To see 10 storylines that would be shockers...
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Camp Preview – Is Tim Wright the Tampa Bay Buccaneers top tight end

When it comes to training camp, NFL fans can be forgiven for losing interest in debating the merits of a fifth string cornerback or which backup linebacker will be a special teams star. Much of the preseason practice schedule involves conversation about names that are not known and then quickly forgotten. Positional battles that involve the top of the depth chart are the meat and...
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Bucs camp preview – offensive line, is Carl Nicks the key

Training camp starts in a little more than a week and the Bucs first preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars is scheduled for August 8th. Some of the Bucs faithful may be apprehensive regarding the offensive line given the significant changes made to this group during the off season. The biggest source of apprehension is the health of Carl Nicks’ toe and his recovery from...
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4 hopeful headlines: can Lovie Smith with coach of the year?

The 2014 NFL season is exactly six weeks away and we’re ramping up our speculation machine to full throttle here at cover32. If you’re curious to find out what will happen this year and don’t want to go through that whole messy business of waiting to find out, we’ve got you covered. So dim the lights, turn your fog machine on and gaze into the crystal ball. Yoda said it best...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan base left off list of 10 best in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy ranked the best No. 93 in the NFL today

Certain players are simply synonymous with certain numbers. It’s hard to see No. 4 without thinking of Brett Favre. Seven will always be John Elway. A pair of twos right next to each other is Emmitt Smith. And the sight of 56 conjures up memories of Lawrence Taylor. Those are some of the all-time greats, players who have etched their names in the NFL’s history books. But there...
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Camp Preview — Who to watch at wide receiver

The Buccaneers have a nice situation at wide out. Vincent Jackson is a lock for at least 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, especially if quarterback Josh McCown returns to his high caliber level of play. There are two story lines at the wide receiver position that Buccaneer fans should pay attention too. 1) What is the projected level of performance out of rookie Mike Evans...
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Yearbook awards: who would be the Buccaneers prom king?

Tonight the ESPY awards are airing on ESPN, where the best athletes in the world mingle with movie stars. We all tune in to bask in the glory of the most popular people in the world. Basically it’s a lot like high school. You remember high school. The excitement of having new freedoms and making new friends, the angst of dating, acne, popularity contests, cliques. Homecoming....
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner ranked top-5 in NFL, Nos. 11-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Bucs WR Vincent Jackson rated top-20 home run hitter in NFL

Last night, 10 of the best sluggers in Major League Baseball gathered in Minnesota for the annual Home Run Derby. It was a fun exhibition of power, a showcase for players who can change a game with one swing of the bat. In the NFL, there are similar impact athletes on each roster, guys who can change the complexion of a contest with one electric play. Sometimes, this is a team...
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