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(Audio) Top quarterback prospects are second-round picks

Buccaneer faithful have gone to message boards, social media networks and have even called into radio shows frequently to voice their opinions on Tampa Bay drafting a quarterback with their No. 7 pick. Even Buccaneers.com’s Senior Writer Scott Smith addressed that very subject during their weekly mailbag edition this week.  TBC has often debated whether or not the Buccaneers...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs 'prepared' to draft quarterback at No. 7

The NFL Draft season is busy for analysts and reporters. Many people have feelings on what a team will do while others claim to have sources that also feel what a team will do. Nothing is ever a “for sure” bet.  But several media members go around asking questions or are given information in which they piece together like a puzzle. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport is one that does that...
Via The Bay Cave
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who is Tampa’s biggest character

Cover32′s Carl Pfeiffer broke down each team’s biggest character. For Tampa was it LaGarrate Blount? Warren Sapp? Click here to find out You may also be interested in:Who is Tampa’s biggest characterThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing in one of the 10 best NFL games in 2014Bucs worst team pick at corner is a pro-bowler
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs could use the 7th pick on a quarterback

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could end up using the seventh overall pick in next month’s draft on a quarterback. We all know the Jaguars and Browns are game to pick a new quarterback, but who might surprise us? Rapoport named Tampa Bay as one team prepared to dial up a signal-caller at No. 7 after the Buccaneers spent the pre-draft...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing in one of the 10 best NFL games in 2014

After much anticipation, it is now believed that the NFL will release its 2014 schedule on Tuesday, April 22. At that point, we’ll find who plays who, from Week 1 to Week 17, including all of the primetime and national TV games; that’ll provide fans with somewhat of a road map for the season. But some games are going to be so attractive that it doesn’t matter when they’re...
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Can the NFL be a barometer of the economy?

The NFL is a money-making machine. In 2013 the NFL made a bit over nine billion. This is in comparison to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. The multi-billion dollar conglomerate with a large number of holdings made 19.5 billion dollars in 2013. Berkshire Hathaway is the premiere example of American investing, the NFL is the top dog in terms of earnings among professional sports...
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Cowboys bring in FA’s Davin Joseph and LaRon Byrd

Just when Free Agency seems to be all over for the Cowboys, they prove that their not done yet. According to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, the Cowboys have brought in offensive guard Davin Joseph, formerly of the Buccaneers, and former Cardinal reciver LaRon Byrd will visit this week as well. Joseph, is the more intriguing candidate, coming off a dreadful season in Tampa is in need...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

TBC Mailbag: Vincent Jackson’s Future with the Buccaneers

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 weekly installment of TBC Mailbag, Senior Writer Gil Arcia answered a question via email from a fan concerned about Bucs’ wide receiver Vincent Jackson’s future...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Proposed new uniforms for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are pretty sweet

Proposed uniform changes for NFL teams is nothing new. Every week, some sort of idea seems to pop up – from radical redesigns to Star Wars themed tweaks to subtle changes. Most are interesting, but fairly laughable. One new batch, however is worth taking a look at. Jesse Alkire, a freelance graphic artist / designer from Chicago, recently put his spin on each NFL team’s uniform...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent G Davin Joseph Visited Cowboys This Week

Todd Archer of ESPN, citing league sources, reports that former Pro Bowl G Davin Joseph visited with the Cowboys earlier this week. Joseph, 30, has spent his entire career with the Buccaneers, before being released earlier this offseason.  He was set to make $6 million in 2014 before being cut. The two-time Pro Bowler has struggled recently, missing the 2012 season with a knee injury...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants, QB Josh Freeman agree to deal

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the New York Giants and quarterback Josh Freeman have agreed to terms on a contract. The Giants faced Freeman in his only start in as a Viking and was terrible: He completed just 20 of 53 passes for 190 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. However, the Giants must have gleamed something out of his performance to convince them...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Mock Draft: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers first round selection (version 1.0)

The 2014 NFL draft is less than a month away. As the picture begins to become at least a little more clear, the writers across the cover32 universe went ahead and conducted a mock draft for the first round. Each team submitted their top choices according to where they were picking. For example, the Houston Texans, holding the first pick overall, would only need to submit their first...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs’ McCoy: Will be in camp regardless of contract talk

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is entering the final year of his rookie contract, a five-year, $63 million pact that will pay him $10.295 million this year. The Bucs have already said that re-signing McCoy to a long-term deal is a high priority but negotiations aimed at securing a new deal for the two-time Pro Bowler may not have even begun. Not to worry. McCoy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

McCown open to the Bucs drafting a first-round quarterback

It was no secret that when the Buccaneers signed Josh McCown to a two-year, $10 million contract he would be the team’s starting quarterback. One thing that was unknown was how he would embrace the role of a mentor if it came to that.  We now have that answer. Speaking to the media today at One Buc Place, McCown expressed his openness to the Bucs drafting...
Via The Bay Cave
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs’ McCoy not planning on holding out

The Buccaneers sound as if they will make re-signing defensive tackle Gerald McCoy a priority before the end of this upcoming season. Fortunately for them McCoy will patiently wait for his....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chances of the Bucs selecting an impact player are increasing

Last week, TBC wrote an article on 620wdae.com explaining the chances of Clemson’s Sammy Watkins falling to the Bucs are high. Well, as days and weeks continue to pass this offseason, teams are beginning to make moves that are putting the Buccaneers in a position to draft any impact player. And that has to have...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mocking around: Bucs reach with Beckham

There are very popular words around this time of the NFL offseason used that relate to certain aspect of the draft. One of them is the word “reach” and in the latest national mock draft, that is what they have the Buccaneers doing.  It’s no secret Tampa Bay should draft a wide receiver (preferably two) come May. But Rotoworld’s Josh Norris has them selecting...
Via The Bay Cave
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Bucs: 2014 Playoff Contenders?

Many NFL teams had impressive offseason signings. Many teams also let some big-name players go, such as the Eagles with wide receiver Desean Jackson and the Titans releasing running back Chris Johnson. However, one team has gone a bit under the radar and made some essential signings that may improve their chances to contend in this upcoming NFL regular season. That team is the Tampa...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

UnRealistic Expectations: Don’t Expect Bucs to Dominate for Years

Most people in the business agree; Tampa Bay will turn things around with Lovie Smith as new Bucs head coach. His being part of the Tony Dungy tree and his experience in Chicago tells us that with that alone we can expect the Bucs to compete in every game next season and beyond. But during the hey day years under Dungy, the Bucs did more than just win. They were consistent winners...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin not expected to lose any carries in 2014

It appears that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be it he market for a running back in the draft and that has some worried that Doug Martin will get swallowed up as just another back in a committee for the Buccaneers. But while the Bucs have plenty of talent on their roster at running back, Pat Yasinskas doesn’t believe Martin will be losing any carries anytime soon. Per ESPN.com...
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6 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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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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