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Bucs release cornerback D.J. Moore

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the signing of linebacker Jeremy Grable and offensive tackle J.B. Shugarts. The team also announced the release of cornerback D.J. Moore. Shugarts (6-6, 299) played collegiately at Ohio State and originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 2012. Grable (6-0, 220) is a college free agent out of Valdosta...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Optimism for the Bucs growing on a national level

How can you get tired of the excitement and optimism that surrounds the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season?  It’s been along time since the Buccaneers have had so much buzz heading into a season. A lot of it is a result of the hiring of head coach Lovie Smith but another contributing factor is due to the great offseason he and general manager jason Licht put together. The recognition...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five players that have question marks heading into camp

We are exactly one week away from the veterans reporting to training camp which means Buccaneers football is just around the corner. Excitement and optimism continues to build as we draw near but curiosity remains as to how the roster will look.  This offseason brought lots of changes. Tampa Bay took an addition by subtraction approach which not only allowed them to find players...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans select Barber’s quote as greatest in Buccaneers history

TheBayCave.com released a poll Sunday morning giving readers and Bucs fans the opportunity to vote on their favorite quote ever said by a coach or player. The results are in and the fans have chosen the quote that follows perhaps the most historical moment in Buccaneers history.  “Pro Bowl my ass, baby. I’m going to San Diego.” Those words were of former cornerback Ronde...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs lacked chemistry last season

Perhaps stating the obvious here, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did several things wrong throughout the 2013 season. Everything from personnel moves to the play on the field, nothing worked for the Bucs. Their record of 4-12 is now history and players have been speaking out about what led to last year’s downward spiral.  One player who battled through adversity and made an attempt...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Greatest quotes in Buccaneers history

We are well within the NFL’s down time period which means many outlets across the nation are thinking up articles to publish with no news hitting the wire. For the Buccaneers faithful in particular, they have been treated to several countdown lists: The greatest Bucs players of all-time, greatest Bucs play of all-time, or — TBC’s personal favorite due to its originality ...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Training Camp Headlines: Defense

As we get closer to the start of training camp, the excitement and optimism continues to build for the new era of Buccaneers football under the new regime. But with excitement and optimism there is also anxiety and curiosity for how the roster will shape up as training camp develops.  Once a week, in the weeks leading up to camp, TheBayCave.com will predict story lines that you...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Dashon Goldson takes a shot at Drew Brees

Buccaneers All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson has been a social butterfly this offseason. He has made several radio and television appearances touching on several different topics from his days with San Francisco to his first year in Tampa Bay.  In his latest, Goldson appeared on the Jim Rome show and discussed several hot takes. One of them being how some players were not accepting...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

TBC Mailbag: Opposing quarterbacks can kneel safely

TheBayCave.com is taking questions from its readers and social media followers. TBC will publish these question and answer sessions weekly — whether it’s on the Bucs, NFL, or whatever piques their interest. In this installment of TBC Mailbag, Senior Writer Gil Arcia answers a question regarding a defensive play that Greg Schiano drew lots of criticism for. 
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Simms excited about the Bucs this season

It’s been a long time since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had so much buzz on both a local and national level and boy is it a breath of fresh air.  A lot of it is due to the hiring of head coach Lovie Smith but the team has also been active this offseason and has made moves that should excite most. CBS Sports NFL Analyst Phil Simms is one of those excited for Tampa Bay this season...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Lovie Smith a great hire or a red flag?

When TheBayCave.com was obtaining info about a potential Lovie Smith hiring in early January, TBC couldn’t help but immediately begin to think of the impact he would have in the locker room alone. But at the same time, one would wonder how his impact in the locker room would translate to the player’s play on the field.  Smith was successful during his nine years in Chicago...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs’ depth on defense being questioned

The Buccaneers did an exceptional job this offseason bringing in talent to fill out a roster that was once thought of having lots of talent on it. While many feel Tampa Bay will have good depth on the team this season, not all are in agreement.  Fox Sports’ football insider Chris Landry made his weekly appearance on 620 WDAE this past week and was asked what he felt was the Bucs...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bucs’ Dashon Goldson has no regrets for helmet hits

When the Buccaneers’ signed hard-hitting safety Dashon Goldson during the 2013 offseason they knew what they were getting. They were aware of his style of play which led to fines while in San Francisco. Much of the same translated into his first year as a member of Tampa Bay.  The All-Pro safety was fined nearly a half a million dollars last season for hits the league deemed...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Training Camp Headlines: Offense

As we get closer to the start of training camp, the excitement and optimism continues to build for the new era of Buccaneers football under the new regime. But with excitement and optimism there is also anxiety and curiosity for how the roster will shape up as training camp develops.  Once a week, in the weeks leading up to camp, TheBayCave.com will predict story lines that you...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bucs signing of McDonald receives more recognition

The Buccaneers’ offseason acquisition of Super Bowl winning defensive tackle Clinton McDonald has not received much recognition however some have taken notice. TBC’s good friend and Bleacher Report’s Luke Easterling rates the Bucs most underrated and overrated players they have acquired this offseason and notes that the signing of McDonald is underrated...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

SI gives Bucs offseason an “A” grade

The Bucs were given high praise by many analysts for their offseason moves. Head Coach Lovie Smith and General Manager Jason Licht made some questionable moves early on, but it showed they had a plan that involved addition by subtraction. As a result, it has been one of the most productive offseason in Buccaneers’ history — at least on paper. Sports Illustrated’s Doug Farrar...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

TBC Message Boards Are Now LIVE

After doing a soft launch a few months back and putting it on hold for further testing and implementing security features, TheBayCave.com message boards are launching in full just in time for training camp.  TBC was projected to launch the boards around mid-July but everything is good to go and the integrity of the system awaits the masses to join for FREE. But of course, there...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis reflects on his days with the Bucs

There was so much excitement among the Tampa Bay faithful when it was first reported that the Buccaneers were in the running for All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis last offseason. But after the team finished 4-12, things started changing around the organization and Revis was once again part of that change.  Now a member of the New England Patriots, Revis was asked about his time...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy ranked top DT by his peers

Word broke early Wednesday about another Buccaneer being named in NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2014. When it came time to unveil the players ranked from 30 to 21 in the league, it was fair to assume All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was on that list.  He was — ranked No. 28. Being ranked by your peers as one of the top 100 players in the NFL shows a level of respect...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bowers’ health at the center of attention again

Buccaneers’ defensive end Da’Quan Bowers has yet to live up to the promise and expectation that he came into the league with. Now on his third coaching staff, Bowers faces some of the same adversity he’s had since entering the league.  Defensive line coach Joe Cullen earlier this month talked about how the former Clemson star would have to get into playing shape. We now know...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Jackson’s impact felt among rookies

Wide receiver Mike Evans was often compared to Vincent Jackson throughout college. Much of the same is still said just a couple of mini-camps into his professional career. Evans will eventually make a name for himself in the NFL but first, he is soaking in the advice given by player he is often compared to. The rookie receiver has looked forward to working alongside Jackson since...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Glennon’s numbers validate the Bucs offseason decisions

Many didn’t understand why the Buccaneers new staff elected to keep quarterback Mike Glennon on the roster. Or why give him the opportunity to compete for the starting role. Perhaps some are still forgetting the words of General Manager Jason Licht during his introductory press conference. While it was not a popular decision, you have to dive into last season’s numbers and the...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Winning the turnover battle hasn’t been the Bucs strength

Say what you want about former head coach Greg Schiano but when he constantly said winning the turnover battle was key to winning football games last season, he was dead honest and for the right reason.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished 2014 with a record of 4-12. Within that record, they went 3-1 when they were on the plus side of the turnover ratio. They were...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Buccaneers announce the signings of Seferian-Jenkins, Gettis

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the signing of 2014 NFL Draft selection Austin Seferian-Jenkins.  Seferian-Jenkins (6-5, 262) was selected in the second round (38th overall) from the University of Washington, where he started 35-of-38 career games, including each of the last 28 he played, recording 146 receptions for 1,840 yards and 21 touchdowns. Despite declaring for...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Bucs offense could be “lethal”

In the last five seasons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have averaged the 21st ranked total offense in the NFL. Aside from the 2012 season where they ranked ninth, the team never fared better than 19 with their worst coming last season — 32nd. The team looks to change that this season.  The new coaching staff has completely...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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