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OC Koetter likes potential of young Tampa Bay offense

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Dirk Koetter is confident he can help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers become relevant again. The team's new offensive coordinator is taking over a unit that ranked 29th in scoring and 30th in total yardage during a 2-14 season that not only left the Bucs out of the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season but also left the team examining the prospect of selecting a...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

What to do with Michael Johnson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were big players in free agency last offseason. After a 2-14 season, many feel the Bucs should do another dismantling of the roster which includes releasing defensive end Michael Johnson.  Johnson came over from the Cincinnati Bengals where he posted a 3.5-sack season in 2013 after tallying 11.5 sacks the year prior. The six-year veteran’s production...
Via The Bay Cave
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trade Market Could Develop For Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon

Roy Cummings of the Tampa Bay Tribune writes that the expectation around the league is that NFL teams will make some calls to the Buccaneers regarding the availability of QB Mike Glennon. According to Cummings, several teams reached out the Bucs last year about Glennon, but they ultimately elected to hold onto the young quarterback. The overall expectation right now is that the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Position review: Bucs on the clock for a game-changing QB

There can be no more following a direction that leads to nowhere. There can be no more acceptance of folly behind center, of a gaping hole when a true answer must be found. It's time for change. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, you're on the clock. Another season passed with more failure at quarterback. Josh McCown was sold to the fan base as a calm, collected veteran only to unravel before...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Review: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Touches, Targets and Team Summary

A season which started with much hope with Lovie Smith at the helm was quickly turned on its head in Tampa Bay. From a fantasy perspective, though, all was not lost as the team produced a pair of useful wideouts and offered contributors on a less regular basis at other positions. Indeed, the receivers were the players of interest. Veteran Vincent Jackson saw a steep drop off in...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The best of Warren Sapp’s Buccaneers career in five minutes

Players like Warren Sapp only come along once every generation. Sapp played 13 seasons in the NFL, most of them with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was a part of the 2002 team that won the Super bowl against the Oakland Raiders. In all, Sapp had 96.5 sacks, 569 combined tackles and 19 forced fumbles in 198 career games. Here’s the best of the best of Sapp in five minutes:   You...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Three New Year's Resolutions For 2015

The Bucs front office and their loyal fan base will be hoping that the turn of the year will signal the start of a turning in the franchises fortunes. The Bucs have struggled in recent years, finishing in the basement of the NFC South for four straight years. Here are three things that the Bucs need to do in 2015 to turn themselves from pretenders to contenders. 1 – Find a franchise...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers hire Mike Bajakian as quarterbacks coach

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Mike Bajakian as their quarterbacks coach Thursday. Bajakian, previously the offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee, worked with Bucs coach Lovie Smith from 2004 to 2006 as offensive quality control for the Chicago Bears. Before he joined Tennessee for the past two seasons, Bajakian also had notable college coaching stints...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee loses OC to the NFL; Arkansas gains one

Tennessee has lost its offensive co-ordinator to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to SI.com, while Arkansas has gained an offensive co-ordinator. Mike Bajakian, according to the report, has verbally agreed the move with Tampa Bay's head coach Lovie Smith, although there has been no financial agreement signed. Arkansas, however, has signed Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos as...
Via SEC Football Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope Solo’s Husband Jerramy Stevens Driving Team USA Van In DUI Arrest

Hope Solo and Jerramy Stevens should have used a designated driver Monday morning … or at least another vehicle. Solo was suspended from the United States women’s national soccer team for 30 days Thursday, and now we know why. Stevens was driving the national-team van in Los Angeles when police pulled him over and arrested him on suspicion of driving...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee OC Mike Bajakian Leaves Vols For NFL Job

Tennessee OC Mike Bajakian has left the program, reportedly in pursuit of an NFL job, possibly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Franchise Quarterbacks? Oil and Water; They’ve never mixed!

Call it another Oxymoron like Jumbo Shrimp or Military Intelligence….Tampa Bay Buccaneers Franchise Quarterback; Its just like Oil and Water-   you’ll never get it together. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith and GM Jason Licht will attempt to change that culture in a place where NO BUCCANEER QB has ever made it to their second contract. EVER. Each time its been a different...
Via Buc Stop
5 days ago  |  Discuss

McCoy talks first overall selection and best DT

Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has always been a humble being. He was no different on ESPN Radio when he co-hosted “Mike and Mike” Thursday morning.  Those in and around the Tampa Bay organization have been asked who the Bucs will or should take the the first overall pick on April 30.  The Bucs’ Pro Bowl defensive tackle said he trusts the front office in selecting...
Via The Bay Cave
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fomer Patriot Albert Haynesworth Pleads Guilty To Reckless Boating

Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth won’t be back out on the water for a while. Haynesworth pleaded guilty to a reckless boating charge Tuesday in Knoxville, Tenn., the Tennessean reports. The two-time Pro Bowler and former New England Patriot faced five charges total at his arraignment, including violations of Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency laws and operating...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Johnson ‘paid some guys’ to alter footballs used in Super Bowl

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson admits that he paid some people off to have the footballs used in the 2003 Super Bowl tampered with. Johnson, whose Buccaneers beat the Oakland Raiders at Super Bowl XXXVII, said he paid $7,500 to people so they would scuff the 100 new, out-of-the-box footballs to be used. “I paid some guys off to get the balls right,” Johnson...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Johnson paid $7,500 to have balls scuffed at Super Bowl

If former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson had not paid to have someone mess with the footballs at Super Bowl XXXVII, he would have entered the game with a lot less confidence. We know this because Johnson openly admitted it a few years back before the 10-year reunion of the 2002 Super Bowl champion...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shocker: Hope Solo 'belligerent' as hubby Jerramy Stevens arrested for DUI

Here's something you just don't expect out of Hope Solo. Trouble. Steve DelVecchio sums up:According to TMZ, [Solo husband and former NFL tight end Jerramy] Stevens was pulled over just before 2:00 a.m. Monday morning when officers noticed him swerving on the road. Solo was reportedly “acting belligerent” during the stop and even pulled out her cell phone at one point to record...
Via Bob's Blitz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope Solo In Car As Husband Jerramy Stevens Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

The court of public opinion might find Hope Solo guilty by association after her husband’s latest brush with the law. Solo’s husband Jerramy Stevens  was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol early Monday morning in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. Solo was as a passenger in the car when police stopped the vehicle around 1...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope Solo's husband, Stevens, arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

Former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens -- who's married to United States women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo -- was arrested for DUI early Monday morning in Los Angeles. According to TMZ Sports, Stevens was stopped just before 2 a.m. and refused to submit to a breathalyzer test and was arrested for driving under the influence. The report adds that Solo was reportedly in the...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Face A Difficult Decision Regarding DE Michael Johnson

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the Buccaneers will have a big decision to make regarding DE Michael Johnson in the coming weeks. The fact that we’re even discussing this goes to show just how poorly Johnson played in his first year with the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay signed him to a five-year, $43.875 million deal with $23 million guaranteed last March. However, Johnson...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs, former OC Marcus Arroyo can grow in healthy ways after parting

TAMPA, Fla. -- He will be recalled as the misfit who became the face of one of the NFL's most miserable offenses. He will be remembered as a green NFL assistant who shriveled and turned brown with each painful Sunday from September to December. Marcus Arroyo, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach turned acting offensive coordinator, was like a ship passing in the night...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2014 Final Report Card

2014 was nothing short of a disaster for the Buccaneers, many including myself predicted the Bucs to be the NFL’s most improved team and challenging for the NFC South crown. In reality they sucked and finished with a league’s worst 2 – 14 record. This article will look at all phases of the Bucs and rate how each performed. As you will see there was a consistent trend, the Bucs...
Via Football Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bucs and free agency

(TBC Photo)                           Many fans are hoping the Bucs use caution when it comes to this offseason. Last year, the Buccaneers were the talk of the league as they “won” free agency with the signing they made. Once they hit the football field it was a completely different story.  A 2-14 season presented many challenges for the Bucs’ newcomers and not...
Via The Bay Cave
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last year's salary), his rights will revert back...
Via 60 Max Power O
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

There may not be a more important move this offseason than the one the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already made when they hired Dirk Koetter away from the Atlanta Falcons.The Buccaneers know all too well how good the Atlanta Falcons offense can be, having surrendered 56 points to them in one contest early in the season.The team and head coach Lovie Smith are hoping Koetter can bring...
Via Football Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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