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Speed Name of the Game for Buccaneers’ Potential All-Purpose Player Jeff Demps
July 30th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Among the most intriguing players in camp this year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is running back Jeff Demps. Demps, who attended the University of Florida and is the only Florida Gator athlete to have won national championships in two sports with his 2009 BCS National Championship in football and multiple...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp: Day 2
July 27th, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Weather wasn’t a factor on day 2 of training camp for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A day after lightning delayed and subsequently halted practice early, the Buccaneers got a full session in under sunny skies at One Buc Place on Saturday, July 26. Among the players appreciative of getting a full...

Inclement Weather Cuts First Practice of Training Camp Short for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
July 25th, 2014 at 11:13 PM
Following months of anticipation, the first practice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ training camp was cut short at One Buc Place July 25 due to lightning and thunder storms that rolled through the area late in the afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** Not even 10 minutes into the first round of drills, which began at...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aiming to Go from Worst to First in NFC South
July 24th, 2014 at 5:58 PM
On the eve of the start of training camp, hopes are high around One Buc Place that this year’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers can go from worst to first in the always competitive NFC South. ***PHOTO1*** New Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht, who helped build Super Bowl teams in New England, Philadelphia and...

Tony Dungy Issues Statement Regarding His Comments on Michael Sam
July 22nd, 2014 at 1:52 PM
One day after creating a stir with his comments in Monday's Tampa Tribune on Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy issued a follow- up statement July 22. ***PHOTO1*** Dungy’s full statement, published today at profootballtalk.com, appears below. On Monday afternoon...

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach Tony Dungy ‘Wouldn’t Have Taken’ Michael Sam
July 21st, 2014 at 9:53 PM
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy told The Tampa Tribune that he would not have drafted Michael Sam because of potential distractions to the team. ***PHOTO1*** “I wouldn’t have taken him,” said Dungy, who is the first black coach to win a Super Bowl....

Dick Vermeil Believes Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Jon Gruden Will Return to the Sidelines
July 16th, 2014 at 7:41 PM
Dick Vermeil, who retired as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles at age 46 and entered the media world before returning to coaching and winning a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams in his 60s, thinks  former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden may follow a similar path back...

Lovie Smith Tasked with Turning the Tide for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
July 15th, 2014 at 5:36 PM
With plenty of new faces on the sideline and on the field, this year’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers team is eager to erase the memory of last year’s disappointing 4-12 season under Greg Schiano. Lovie Smith, who signed a five-year deal in January, takes the reins in hopes of steadying the ship.  “Lovie...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Set Fan Friendly Training Camp Practice Schedule
July 14th, 2014 at 5:18 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp is only 11 days away, which means one thing: the start of the 2014 NFL season is just around the corner. Bucs fans will have a host of opportunities to watch the team practice during training camp, which gets underway July 25. Rookies are scheduled to...

Gerald McCoy is Expected to Thrive Under Lovie Smith’s Defensive Scheme
July 13th, 2014 at 6:23 PM
Pat Yasinskas, ESPN’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter, says Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is the team’s best player in 2014. Citing McCoy’s fourth season in 2013 as the best of his career—McCoy led the team with 9.5 sacks and had 50 tackles while earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors—Yasinskas...

‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers a Team to Watch,’ Says CBS Sports Analyst Phil Simms
July 10th, 2014 at 3:53 PM
With training camp fast approaching and the regular season only months away, the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers have caught the eye of CBS Sports Analyst and former NFL quarterback Phil Simms. ***VIDEO1*** With Lovie Smith taking over from Greg Schiano as head coach, Josh McCown stepping in at quarterback and plenty of...

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...