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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire a Defensive Backs Coach, Fire a Special Teams Coach
January 30th, 2013 at 9:43 PM
It's been a busy day at One Buccaneer Place today with the team hiring a new defensive backs coach and firing a special teams coach. Earlier today, the Buccaneers hired former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant Tony Oden to coach the secondary. Oden, who also coached the defensive backs for the Saints from...

John McNulty Hired as Quarterbacks Coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
January 19th, 2013 at 1:02 AM
Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were denied permission by the Arizona Cardinals to interview John McNulty for the offensive coordinator position. A season later, the Bucs and head coach Greg Schiano have finally added McNulty to the staff. McNulty will replace Ron Turner, who left to become the head...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Part Ways with Another Assistant Coach
January 16th, 2013 at 9:21 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the NFL's best rush defense in 2012. But that doesn't mean they played great defense. In fact, there were plenty of things wrong with Tampa Bay's defense last season. One of those was the pass rush, or lack thereof. The Bucs had just 27 sacks last...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers not Talking Contract Extension for Josh Freeman
January 6th, 2013 at 5:13 PM
Halfway through the 2012 season, Josh Freeman was playing as well as any signal caller in the league and looked like he was going to be quarterbacking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the next 10 years or so. But after Freeman slumped down the stretch - he had nine interceptions in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose LB Quincy Black for Remainder of the Season
November 13th, 2012 at 7:25 PM
On Monday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said that he didn't think Quincy Black's injury was career-ending. Well, he may be right but it was definitely season-ending because the team placed their starting strongside linebacker on injured reserve Tuesday. Black was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's game against...

New England Patriots to Provide Huge Test for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Third Preseason Game
August 22nd, 2012 at 8:27 PM
The general consensus is that preseason football games are meaningless. After all, a win or a loss in the preseason is worth zilch once the regular season rolls around. But Friday night's game needs to be treated as a big deal for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Why? Because the Bucs square off against...

Kellen Winslow Takes a Shot at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Greg Schiano
June 16th, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow has always been outspoken during his football career. He started in college while at the University of Miami and he continued once he followed his father's footsteps into the NFL. Once he arrived in Tampa Bay, however, Winslow decided to keep his mouth...

New Tampa Bay Buccaneer Eric LeGrand Introduced to Team, Gives Inspirational Speech
June 5th, 2012 at 9:50 PM
In what has to be the feel good story of the offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and possibly the entire NFL, the team held a press conference for former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, who signed with the Bucs as a free agent last month. It was the first...

The Real Motive Behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offseason Player Purging
May 29th, 2012 at 5:38 PM
Following a dismal 4-12 campaign in 2011 - one in which they lost their final 10 games - the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had to make some changes. Out the building went Raheem Morris, who went 17-31 during his three-year tenure in Tampa, and his entire coaching staff. In comes longtime...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Moving on from Tight End Kellen Winslow
May 21st, 2012 at 5:14 PM
It appears as though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and new head coach Greg Schiano aren't done overhauling the roster. Star tight end Kellen Winslow has been told by Schiano that the team is headed in a different direction and that they will attempt to trade him. Winslow, who came to the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ink QB Jordan Jefferson After Impressive Tryout
May 6th, 2012 at 8:43 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost backup and trick-play quarterback Josh Johnson this offseason via free agency. While the Buccaneers signed free agent Dan Orvlosky to backup starter Josh Freeman, the team still had a need for a third quarterback or someone to run the wildcat offense. They may have found both...

Buccaneers Welcome Mark Barron and Doug Martin to Tampa Bay
April 27th, 2012 at 6:45 PM
It was a whirlwind first round for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last night at Radio City Music Hall. The team traded down, they traded up, and picked up an extra pick in all the chaos. But in the end, the Bucs landed two players that they fell in love with...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Greg Schiano Hires LSU’s Ron Cooper to Tutor Defensive Backs
February 23rd, 2012 at 9:37 AM
New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano moved even closer to completing his staff today, adding LSU defensive backs coach Ron Cooper. Cooper, who will handle the same duties with the Bucs, will be sorely missed at perennial SEC contender LSU. Cooper has been with the Tigers since 2009, where...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Add Bob Bostad and Earnest Byner to Coaching Staff
February 19th, 2012 at 2:47 PM
With the hesitation to hire assistants a thing of the past, new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano has quickly filled a number of positions over the past few days. Schiano added two more coaches over the weekend, with Bob Bostad and Earnest Byner joining the staff. Bostad, who took...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Add Bill Sheridan and Bryan Cox to Coaching Staff
February 17th, 2012 at 8:51 PM
Well, it has taken them awhile, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have now completed their search for their offensive and defensive coordinators. The Bucs named former Giants’ quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan as the offensive coordinator just a few days ago and they have added another former New York coach to run...

Raheem Morris Takes the High Road When Discussing Old Gig
February 13th, 2012 at 9:47 AM
For the first time since his firing in January, Raheem Morris spoke about his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During the on-air interview with Tampa-based station WDAE 620AM's Dan Sileo, Morris took the blame for the Bucs struggles in the 2011 season and took no verbal shots at the...

Bucking the Trend? New Offensive Coordinator Mike Sullivan Looking to Steer Clear of Ruts Left by Predecessors
February 12th, 2012 at 6:31 PM
Jeff Jagodzinski. Greg Olson. Mike Sullivan. Three different offensive coordinators, three very similar backgrounds. Hopefully this time, things will be different. On Friday, new Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano hired Sullivan to run the Buccaneers offense. Sullivan, formerly the quarterbacks coach for New York, became a hot commodity following the Giants remarkable Super Bowl run....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire Giants’ Mike Sullivan to Be Offensive Coordinator
February 10th, 2012 at 9:23 PM
It seemed as though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and new head coach Greg Schiano were never going to hire an offensive coordinator. Turns out they were just waiting for their man to lead his pupil to another Super Bowl victory. As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bucs have hired New...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the Verge of Hiring Butch Davis
February 9th, 2012 at 9:54 PM
New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano has had a mighty difficult time assembling his coaching staff since taking the job nearly two weeks ago. He has been turned down left and right by potential candidates and other teams who are holding their men to their current contracts. However, it...

Why not Tampa? Financial Standing Outweighs Team Potential for Prospective Coordinators
February 9th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers interviewed University of Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor for the same job Tuesday, according to a number of published reports. News out of Charlottesville, Virginia only hours later indicated that Lazor would instead remain with the Cavaliers, marking the second time in less than a week...