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McCoy named to third straight Pro Bowl, David an alternate

The National Football League announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been named to the 2015 Pro Bowl.  This is McCoy’s third career Pro Bowl selection and third consecutive, becoming the first Buccaneers player to earn Pro Bowl honors in three consecutive seasons since Rondé Barber (2004-06) and Derrick Brooks (1997-06). McCoy, the former...
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Lovie Smith gives in to the draft talk

It was only a matter of time before Lovie Smith finally gave in to the draft talk. It only took 15 games into the season to look at the future but at least he did.  Granted, Smith was never directly asked about the draft and the potential impacts some top prospects can have until today but he was open to talking about it. “From a 2-13 record right now, things we’ve found...
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Tedford: “I’ve been good to go for a couple of months now.”

When Jeff Tedford had coronary angioplasty done to place two stents in an artery just before the season, his future was uncertain. But once the team ran out of excuses as to why he hasn’t been on the field after several weeks, head coach Lovie Smith became irritated with the questions regarding Tedford.  “We’re going on like Jeff won’t with us for the rest of the year...
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Lovie Smith doesn’t know what’s wrong with the running game

The Buccaneers aren’t exactly the worst team running the football in the National Football League. They are not even the second or third worst team. But they are the fourth worst team in the NFL when it comes to the ground game. What has been consistent is their lack of production in the second half that has contributed to a lowly 84 rushing yards per game this season.  Sometimes...
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Bucs-Packers Injury Report and Game Status

  INJURY REPORT – Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay – Sunday, December 21, 2014 TAMPA BAY Player No. Pos. Injury Fri. Participation Game Status Mason Foster 59 LB Achilles Limited Participation Questionable Isaiah Frey 32 CB Ankle Did Not Participate Questionable Dashon Goldson 38 S Shin Limited Participation Questionable Clinton McDonald 98 DT Hamstring Full Participation Questionable...
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Lovie Smith cautiously optimistic about Da’Quan Bowers

Buccaneers’ defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers was close to not having a spot on the team this season when head coach Lovie Smith issued a challenge over the summer for him to show up in 2014.  He has been unable to live up to the hype that followed him out of Clemson and has even failed in his overall response to Smith’s preseason assessment. But in the last three weeks...
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Bucs-Packers Wednesday Injury Report

GREEN BAY PACKERS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS GREEN BAY PACKERS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday T Bryan Bulaga (concussion), CB Davon House (shoulder), G Josh Sitton (toe) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday RB Eddie Lacy (eye), G T.J. Lang (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (biceps), LB Mike Neal (abdomen), LB Nick Perry (shoulder) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS...
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Bucs officially place McCoy, others on I.R.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have placed defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (knee), wide receiver Louis Murphy (ankle) and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) on Injured Reserve. The team has promoted wide receiver Tavarres King, tight end Evan Rodriguez and defensive tackle George Uko from the practice squad to the active roster.   King (6-1, 210), who...
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Bucs are consistently bad in loss to the Panthers

It was more of the same from the Buccaneers on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. A strong and decent first half was overshadowed by their usual second half ineptness on their way to a 19-17 loss and dropping to 2-12 on the season.  Carolina opened the game with a 12-play drive that went for 75 yards and ran off nearly seven minutes. That drive was a small sample of Carolina’s...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Gameday Capsule: Bucs at Panthers

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-11) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-8-1)  SERIES   BUCCANEERS PANTHERS SERIES LEADER 17-11 STREAKS Past 3 COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 4-3 Rivera: 5-2 LAST WEEK L 34-17 at Lions W 41-10 at Saints LAST GAME 9/7/14: Panthers 20 at Buccaneers 14. Carolina TE Greg Olsen catches 8 passes for 83 yards & TD. Panthers rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin adds 6 receptions for...
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Bucs at Panthers Week 14 preview and prediction

View image | gettyimages.com The Buccaneers are finally eliminated from playoff contention after their loss last week to the Detroit Lions. The season was pretty much over for quite some time, the loss just makes it mathematically official. But there are still three games left on the schedule and first up this week is the Carolina Panthers Veteran quarterback Derek Anderson...
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Bucs at Panthers injury report and game status

TAMPA BAY           Player No. Pos. Injury Fri. Participation Game Status Anthony Collins 73 T Elbow Full Participation Probable Lavonte David 54 LB Concussion Full Participation Probable Mason Foster 59 LB Achilles Limited Participation Questionable Gerald McCoy 93 DT Knee Limited Participation Questionable Clinton McDonald 98 DT Hamstring Did Not Participate Questionable...
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Bucs at Panthers injury report for Wednesday

TAMPA BAY         Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Anthony Collins 73 T Elbow Full Participation Lavonte David 54 LB Concussion Limited Participation Mason Foster 59 LB Achilles Did Not Participate Gerald McCoy 93 DT Knee Limited Participation Clinton McDonald 98 DT Hamstring Did Not Participate Brandon Myers 82 TE Calf Limited Participation Bobby Rainey 43 RB Ankle...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

David, McCoy Pro Bowl balloting update

Once in a good position to make his first Pro Bowl, outside linebacker Lavonte David now is in danger of missing yet another trip to Hawaii  Phoenix.  David was in the Top 6 for his position but has now dropped down to eighth in the latest balloting update. Page Name Sub-Category Option Text Number of Votes Outside Linebackers Denver Broncos Miller, Von 218228 Outside Linebackers...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

More recognition for Gerald McCoy

USA Football has selected Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy as a member of the 2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team, which honors 26 NFL players – 11 offense, 11 defense and four special teams – who exhibit exemplary football techniques for young players to emulate.  The sixth annual USA Football All-Fundamentals Team recognizes NFL players who employ...
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The Bucs can officially plan for the future

It took the Buccaneers 13 games into the season to finally start thinking about evaluating for the future. At 2-11, the team is finally mathematically eliminated from playoff contention as they have no shot at winning a very bad NFC South division.  And that’s good news. With the Bucs record — and the rest of the division for that matter — they have no business being in...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs get flattened in loss to Detroit

Yet another embarrassing showing on Sunday for the Buccaneers as they fall to 2-11 following their loss to the Detroit Lions. And they lose in typical Buccaneer fashion. The Bucs committed countless errors on the offensive side of the ball. Penalties on the offensive line once again set the team back on plays like a first down run as well as the six sacks they gave up. The anemic...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Gameday Capsule: Bucs at Lions

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-10) AT DETROIT LIONS (8-4)  SERIES   BUCCANEERS LIONS SERIES LEADER 29-26 STREAKS 2 of past 3 COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 13-5 Caldwell: 0-1 LAST WEEK L 14-13 vs. Bengals W 34-17 vs. Bears LAST GAME 11/24/13: Buccaneers 24 at Lions 21. Tampa Bay WR Tiquan Underwood has 2 TD receptions (7, 85). Defense records 4 INTs, including CB Leonard Johnson’s 48...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs-Lions injury report and game status

  TAMPA BAY           Player No. Pos. Injury Fri. Participation Game Status Crezdon Butler 26 CB Not Injury Related Full Participation Probable Anthony Collins 73 T Elbow Did Not Participate Questionable Lavonte David 54 LB Hamstring Limited Participation Questionable Evan Dietrich-Smith 62 C Illness Full Participation Probable Mason Foster 59 LB Achilles/Not Injury Related...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs, Tedford officially part ways

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford from his contractual obligations in order to allow him to pursue other opportunities.   “Throughout these difficult circumstances, our primary concern was for Jeff’s health and well-being,” said Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith. “After speaking with Jeff in recent days, it became obvious that a mutual...
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Defense has responded to McCoy’s criticism

credit cards to rebuild bad credit Bucs’ defensive tackle Gerald McCoy shocked the media and fans when he came out in his weekly press conference on October 23 and called his teammates “soft.” Well, it worked.  Since then, the Buccaneers defense has responded admirably. In the first six weeks of the season, Tampa Bay’s defense gave up an average of 31.7 points per...
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Bucs-Lions Wednesday Injury Report

TAMPA BAY         Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Crezdon Butler 26 CB Not Injury Related Did Not Participate Lavonte David 54 LB Hamstring Limited Participation Evan Dietrich-Smith 62 C Illness Full Participation Mason Foster 59 LB Achilles Limited Participation Clinton McDonald 98 DT Hamstring Did Not Participate Brandon Myers 82 TE Calf Did Not Participate Bobby...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

TBC Mailbag: Defense, O.C., and the future.

credit cards to rebuild bad credit credit cards to rebuild bad credit TheBayCave.com is taking questions from its readers and social media followers.  In this installment of the TBC Mailbag, Editor Gil Arcia addresses the Buccaneers’ solid linebacker, concerns surrounding the offensive coordinator position, and a franchise quarterback. @GilArciaTBC Comment and Question...
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Bucs bring back a familiar face

credit cards to rebuild bad credit credit cards to rebuild bad credit Via the team’s communications department, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed wide receiver Solomon Patton from the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad and waived tight end D.J. Williams.  Patton (5-9, 177), originally entered the NFL with Tampa Bay this past offseason, and...
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Lovie Smith can’t explain why his team is undisciplined

credit cards to rebuild bad credit credit cards to rebuild bad credit Another week in the books and the Buccaneers once again beat themselves. They are losing games in the same fashion as they have all season.  Between the penalties in crucial moments of the game and the penalties committed during big plays, Tampa Bay’s record is justifiable. Their 102 penalties this...
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