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Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a top-10 offseason so far in 2014

Since the 2013 NFL season ended 10 weeks ago, every team in the NFL has made changes. Both winners and losers from last year have been busy making adjustments. Some have revamped their coaching staff. Some have turned over their roster. Some have done a little bit of both. But none, not a single one, have stood pat. During this firestorm of activity, every team believes they’ve...
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The 5 smartest QB’s in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history

This past week in the NFL marked a turning point in the 2014 offseason. Right about this time every year – approximately two weeks before the NFL Draft – the Wonderlic Test scores are revealed, and every notable draft pick has their intelligence judged by 12 minutes and 50 multiple choice questions. Love or hate the test itself, the Wonderlic is one of the old guard traditions...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa’s Mount Dreadmore

Who are the four players who pulled a Bucs jersey over a pair of shoulder pads and game after game we scratched our heads thinking, why is he on the field? How high did we draft that guy? How much are we paying him? His contract was just extended? How can that be? Who made Tampa’s list of the most dreadful players to ever the Bucs colors? Click here to find out. You may also be...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 teams the Bucs can leapfrong in ’14

For any team attempting to return to it’s former glory, it’s important to look at potential progress from as many different angles as possible. It can be viewed in points scored, turnover differential, and a myriad of other statistical categories. But when the season is done, only one thing truly matters: your record. For Tampa Bay to become a playoff team down the road, they...
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Getting to know Alterraun Verner

Admit it fans, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they would be trading or releasing Darrell Revis, you kind of became nervous. You were thinking “Oh here we go again, we finished last in the NFC South last year and now they are releasing our best cornerback”. Then, like when Lloyd acquired that mini-bike in Dumb and Dumber, the Buccaneers totally redeemed themselves...
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National Rewind: Offseason Power Rankings, scrap heap FAs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, more

In case you missed it, columns from the cover32 universe to browse through while watching The Masters on Sunday or bored at your office on Monday. National Columns - The top-10 inside linebackers in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading teams at the offseason midpoint. (READ) - The best remaining NFL free agents at each position. (READ) - Ten NFL players who aren...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings; Life after Mike; Major addition; Where are they now?

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week ranges from the latest power rankings to the Major Wright signing. Tampa Bay Buccaneers   - Offseason midpoint power rankings (READ) - Life after Mike Williams (READ) - Bucs add Major Wright (READ) - Where are the now (READ) You may also be interested...
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Where are they now…It sure ran in the family

If you are from Oklahoma than you know who the three Selmon brothers are. Former Sooner head coach Barry Switzer said: “The Selmon brothers are unique,” Switzer said. “Never before and never since have three brothers ever started and played side by side in the history of major-college football. That’s what Lucious, Dewey and Lee Roy Selmon did in ’73 and remain heroes to...
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Former Buc Darrelle Revis named a top 10 headache in the NFL

In recent weeks, as the NFL Draft approaches, there has been a lot of conversation about Johnny Manziel and the so-called “baggage” that he brings with him. While a great player on the field, the former Heisman Trophy winner is far from stellar off the gridiron, as he’s in the center of one controversy after another. That’s led many to suggest that his stock is going to drop...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014 NFL preseason opponents announced

Earlier today the NFL announced the preseason schedule for all 32 teams. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the four team draw includes three AFC squads and one fellow NFC meeting. In order, the Bucs will play the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, and the Washington Redskins. The first three games are to be assigned an official date, whereas the final preseason showdown...
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The best free agents left by position: Could any help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

The first wave is over, as the NFL version of “Black Friday” came and went with teams shelling out millions of dollars during the first couple days of free agency. And the second surge has come and gone, with players and teams who decided to be patient, checking out the total landscape, having made decisions. Now, the NFL appears to be in somewhat of a waiting period. Teams have...
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Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers make big leap in offseason midpoint edition

Not all of the moves have been made, but most of them are in the books. Players have come and gone, as teams tinker with their rosters, looking to fill holes and upgrade in key positions. Some have tried to make a big splash, while others have been more conservative. Some have simply tried to retain their own players, while others have gone about overhauling a big chunk of their...
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Life after Mike Williams…who will be the next man up in Tampa

From Billy “White Shoes” Johnson and Michael Irvin to Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens, NFL wide receivers have developed a reputation as prima donnas. Often times their personas off the field over shadow their accomplishments on the field. In the case of Mike Williams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had enough of his antics. A six round draft pick is all it took for Tampa Bay to...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers add Major Wright and Lavelle Hawkins

Just a matter of days after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced their trade of Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills for a sixth round draft pick, a new pass-catcher and safety have joined the pewter and red. Former Tennessee Titans receiver Lavelle Hawkins inked a deal with Tampa Bay along with former Chicago Bears safety Major Wright. The  Hawkins addition is nice for depth purposes...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Mike Williams replacements

Mike Williams being traded away was not surprising, but it did serve two important purposes for the Buccaneers. They got rid of a locker room distraction with health concerns and they added another pick in the upcoming draft. However, it does create a need for the Bucs, now missing a wide receiver to complement Vincent Jackson and new tight end Brandon Myers in the passing game....
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

National Rewind: OLBs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Power Rankings, hot Instagrams

In case you missed it national columns from the cover32 universe this past week. National Columns - The top-10 outside linebackers in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: The biggest fools in the history of every NFL franchise. (READ) - The top-10 college coaches most likely to become NFL head coaches. (READ) - Top-10 Instagram pictures of Blake Bortles’ girlfriend. (READ...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams out; five biggest problems; ten reasons Bucs will draft a QB

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week ranges from the news of Mike Williams being traded to the ten reasons the Bucs will take a quarterback in the draft. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Bucs flip Williams for draft pick (READ) - Back to the Future Bucs drafting QBs (READ) - Five biggest problems...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers flip troubled wide receiver for draft pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made an interesting move Friday morning, adding  a draft pick while getting ride of a wide receiver. Filed to ESPN: #Bills trade a sixth-round pick to #Buccaneers in exchange for WR Mike Williams, according to a league source. — James Walker (@JamesWalkerNFL) April 4, 2014 This little nugget of information caught my attention. Most interesting part of...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Where are they now? The hall of fame that’s where…

In Tampa is comes down to five players as the great Buccaneer of all-time. Lee Roy Selmon, the Bucs first draft choice in franchise history, Warren Sapp, Paul Gruber the great left tackle and OLB Derrick Brooks. Who by the way joins Selmon and Sapp in the hall of fame this year. His on-field credentials are almost without peer. 14 years as a Buc, 11 pro-bowls, nine time all pro,...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offseason schedule including OTAs announced

The offseason continues to trudge along for the 32 NFL squads. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers there is plenty of debate as to what they will do in the upcoming draft. There is, however, no debate as to when they will hold their offseason training. Just today the NFL announced the offseason workout program schedule for each team. Here is the Bucs schedule: Phase 1: Strength, conditioning...
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers likely won’t draft Blake Bortles, but his GF’s Instagram is must see

Last week, it was announced that A.J. McCarron and his smoking-hot girlfriend, Katherine Webb, were engaged. The news made all of the gossip web sites, as the former Alabama quarterback is better known for who is on his arm than how he can throw a football; it’s about the only thing that makes him relevant as the NFL Draft approaches and he continues to slip down draft boards....
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Back to the future with Buccaneer’s drafting of quarterbacks

Several excellent articles have been recently published on cover32 regarding the Quarterback position for the Buccaneers. With the seventh pick in the first round, the Bucs might have one of the “Top 3” quarterbacks available to them. Since I have followed the Bucs since their very first draft, I’d like to take this opportunity to share a little Buccaneer quarterback drafting...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 biggest problems for the Buccaneers in 2014

By all accounts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored as big as possible this off-season, and the NFL Draft is still a month away. The massive top to bottom overhaul of the Bucs is one of the most impressive off-season transformations the NFL has seen in recent years – And a sight for sore eyes among the Tampa Bay faithful. Despite the enormous amount of momentum which has been generated...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Who’s the biggest fool in Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise history?

Last week, we rated every team’s GOAT – the greatest of all-time. This time around, it’s a different type of goat; the kind who will live in infamy in the franchise’s annals. These are the players, coaches, administrators or other random people connected with a team who did something that will forever be remembered, but for all the wrong reasons. They brought shame on themselves...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

For the Bucs twitter Tuesday is all about the draft

With the kicked up dust from free agents packing up and moving on starting to settle. We now have a better idea of where Tampa Bay will be looking in the NFL draft. As we creep closer and closer to towards the third large step in rebuilding the Buccaneers. I went onto Twitter to find some mock drafts from you, the readers, for today’s Twitter Tuesday. #Bucs Mock Draft: I can see...
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