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Snubbed? Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht not named top-10 in 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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14 hours 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. 
Via The Bay Cave
14 hours 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...
Via The Bay Cave
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have any of the best Nos. 70-79 in the NFL?

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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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The NFC South is a tricky division. It is the division of the quarterbacks with elites like Drew Brees and Matt Ryan and up and comers such as Cam Newton. The only team in this division that’s had some uneasiness at the quarterback position has been the Buccaneers who now believe Josh McCown can take them to the next level. There are one of these quarterbacks that you just can’t...
Via TopSportsReport
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OLB Lavonte David named 2nd best in NFL, Nos. 11-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 outside linebackers 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 OLB to making the list? To provide an answer, the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Butch Davis says the Buccaneers drafted Mark Barron to stop Jimmy Graham

While New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham is in the middle of a grievance hearing with his team off the field, other teams around the NFL are looking for ways to stop him on the field. One team who has to deal with Graham often is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since Graham has arrived in New Orleans, the Bucs are 0-4 against the Saints. Former North Carolina head coach Butch Davis was...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers rated as a top-5 potential Super Bowl host

In early February, Super Bowl XLVIII was played in the New York / New Jersey area, the first time the big game had been played outdoors in a cold-weather market. This opened the window for every NFL city to throw their name into the hat as a possible host for future title tilts. Currently, less than half of the league’s markets have hosted a Super Bowl, as only 15 metro areas can...
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1 day 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...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith not ranked top-10 in 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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have any of the best jersey Nos. 60-69 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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

For the Bucs what is fact and what is fiction

The 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season is quickly approaching and with the offseason moves taken by the Bucs front office, there is a great amount of excitement in the air. In this Fact or Fiction article, we will be taking a look at some of the big questions heading into the 2014 season 1. Tampa Bay could have a defender who leads the NFL in sacks – Fact. It is very possible...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Mike Evans talks conditioning and the playbook

“I’ve got to lose more weight. I’m too heavy right now. But the workouts I’ve been doing, I’ll be fine. I’ll be ready.” -Tampa Bay rookie wide receiver Mike Evans If you had to pick one, which would you prefer from your rookie, a sound mind or a sound body? With less than two months until the NFL regular season kicks off, it seems Mike Evans has work to do in both...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Anatomy of a Projection: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New OC Jeff Tedford’s Pass/Run Splits Last 9 Years as HC at Cal: 2012: 366/451 2011: 440/484 2010: 332/428 2009: 393/471 2008: 397/435 2007: 443/441 2006: 413/427 2005: 321/483 2004: 331/509 Total: 3436/4129 (45.4%/54.6%) New HC Lovie Smith’s Pass/Run Splits as HC of Bears: 2012: 485/470 2011: 473/456 2010: 466/414 2009: 563/373 2008: 528/434 2007: [&hellip (Visited 1 times...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Headline: Power Rankings, best CBs in the NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers playoff chances

In case you missed anything, here are the best columns from the cover32 universe this week: National Columns • Top 10 in 2014: The best cornerbacks in the NFL today (READ) • Power Rankings: Summertime Edition (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best punters in the NFL today (READ) • Ten NFL “contenders” that won’t...
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3 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...
Via The Bay Cave
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Season Preview: never too early

With the NFL, there’s always a demand for discussion, even in June. You’ll notice I never complain about page views for content surrounding any NFL team. Teams in all the other leagues, yes I do whine about that. But in America the NFL slaughters everything, with college football a distant number two. And all other sports fall into rank an even further distant third place,...
Via The Sports Bank
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the 2014 All NFC-South team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers have seven guys

The offseason is essentially complete, as teams wind down between now and the start of training camp, it’s possible to assess what each team has on their roster; things are essentially set, especially in terms of starting lineups. That being the case, it’s also time to start looking at how teams stack up within their division. One of the best ways to do that is to select the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

These 10 “contenders” will miss 2014 playoffs — door is open for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

One of the great things about the NFL is that nearly every team can make a case for the upcoming season being “their year.” That’s because every campaign sees plenty of worst-to-first turnarounds, where non-playoff teams from the year before suddenly find themselves in postseason contention down the stretch. Conversely, that also means that there are plenty of franchise that...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Jackson pens children's book for military families

Being the child of military parents, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson understands all too well the feelings kids are forced to deal with and  the issues related to having a parent in the service. Because of this firsthand knowledge and accompanying empathy he feels for kids currently dealing with the issue, Jackson — […] The post Vincent Jackson pens kid...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans: 'I'm too heavy right now'

The Buccaneers are expecting a big impact from rookie wide receiver Mike Evans, who should form a rebound receiver tandem with Vincent Jackson. But right now getting Evans in shape is probably a bigger concern. The former Texas A&M standout tweaked his hamstring in OTAs and admitted he's "not in tip-top shape" at the moment. "Physically, I'm not in tip...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

32 in 32: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

32 in 32 - The wait through the offseason of the National Football League can seem like ages to say the least. If the minicamps, OTAs, training camps and all other summer activities are not enough to whet your appetite, well, we know exactly how you feel. We can’t wait until August and we don’t think that you should have to either. We are going to be bringing you a preview of...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

One of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the best of jersey Nos. 50-59 in the NFL

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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7 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...
Via The Bay Cave
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp Admits To Stiffing Waitress At Bar During USA-Belgium Game

Warren Sapp made a lot of money over the course of his Hall of Fame NFL career. Apparently cash is a little tight these days. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders defensive lineman made headlines Tuesday when he and a few friends went to a sports bar in Hallandale, Fla., to take in the 2014 FIFA World Cup game between Team USA and Belgium. When the check came, Sapp...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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