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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lovie Smith and Josh McCown Set for Return to Soldier Field
November 20th, 2014 at 11:04 PM
The 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hit the road for a Week 12 clash with the 4-6 Chicago Bears on Sunday in a matchup that features a pair of familiar faces returning to Soldier Field. Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Josh McCown return to Chicago to take on...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Continue to Search for Answers as Losses Mount
November 12th, 2014 at 9:10 PM
Head coach Lovie Smith’s first season at the helm of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has gone awry in more ways than one, and the 1-8 Buccaneers are in the NFC South cellar as they prepare for their Week 11 test against the Washington Redskins. ***PHOTO1*** The reasons for the dismal record are...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh McCown Named Starting Quarterback Vs. Atlanta Falcons
November 5th, 2014 at 9:34 PM
As expected, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers named Josh McCown the starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mike Glennon has started the last five games since stepping in for McCown, who injured the thumb on his throwing hand in the third game of the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lovie Smith Considering a Change at Quarterback
November 4th, 2014 at 4:18 PM
Less than 24 hours after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost yet another close game on Sunday, head coach Lovie Smith met with the press at One Buc Place on Monday and shared his thoughts on the quarterback situation ahead of this week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. ***PHOTO1*** Mike Glennon is coming...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy: ‘We’ve Just Got to Be Tougher’
October 23rd, 2014 at 7:15 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers return from a bye week eager to host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. In an attempt to light a fire under his teammates, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said on Thursday that the Buccaneers must toughen up on defense. ***PHOTO1*** “If you look out there...

Lovie Smith: ‘One Good Play at a Time’ Key to Turnaround for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 20th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers returned to practice at One Buc Place on Monday eager to get back on the field and attempt to turn their season around following a bye week. Remarkably, if the Buccaneers are able to string together some wins, an NFC South title is not out of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Expecting Renewed Energy Following Bye Week
October 20th, 2014 at 3:39 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope the additional practice and rest time afforded in the bye week will translate to a renewed effort on the playing field on Sunday when the Bucs host the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium. By not playing on Sunday, the Bucs actually picked up ground in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Utilizing Bye Week to Regroup on Defense
October 18th, 2014 at 5:08 PM
Through the first six weeks of the season, the 1-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers surprisingly rank last or near the bottom in all of the key defensive statistics. The Buccaneers allow a league-worst 34 points a game and also bring up the rear in yards allowed (422.8). The unit ranks next-to-last...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Getting Back to Basics During Bye Week
October 16th, 2014 at 4:40 PM
Head coach Lovie Smith is viewing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ bye week as a second training camp of sorts. “That’s how we’re looking at it and for our football team coming out of a training camp starting the season, that’s exactly the approach that we’re going to take and with training...

Lovie Smith Misses Practice to Attend Funeral: Expected Back for Sunday’s Game
October 10th, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Love Smith missed practice on Thursday to attend the funeral of his father-in-law, who recently passed away at age 91. Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier addressed the media Thursday afternoon in place of Smith. ***PHOTO1*** “You guys are well aware of Coach [Lovie Smith’s] situation and our prayers and thoughts are with...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Move Practice Indoors to Tropicana Stadium
October 1st, 2014 at 7:19 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers practiced indoors on Wednesday, moving practice from One Buc Place to Tropicana Field in nearby St. Petersburg to emulate what players will encounter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** The Bucs (1-3) will return to Tropicana Field again on Thursday, and it’s...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Back in Race for Supremacy in NFC South
September 29th, 2014 at 7:49 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers notched their first win of the season Sunday, defeating a tough Pittsburgh Steelers team in a hostile environment at Heinz Field. With all of their division rivals—the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers—losing in Week 4, the Buccaneers (1-3) find themselves right back in the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Coordinator Jeff Tedford Granted Leave of Absence
September 24th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford has been granted an indefinite leave of absence to recover from a heart procedure last month. Originally expected to miss only a short amount of time following the procedure, Tedford isn’t expected back any time soon and has yet to call any of...

Injuries, Poor Play Continue to Take Toll on Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 19th, 2014 at 7:23 PM
As much as head coach Lovie Smith would love to put last night’s debacle behind him, the fact remains that the 56-14 blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons is likely to have a lingering effect on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, now 0-3 on the season. ***PHOTO1*** “We said we were embarrassed and...

Gerald McCoy a Game-Time Decision for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 18th, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Gerald McCoy, who suffered a broken left hand in the loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday was in a cast on Tuesday and is being listed as a game-time decision for tonight’s matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. ***PHOTO1*** “It’s not a club,” Lovie Smith said in describing the type of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking Ahead to Thursday’s NFC South Showdown with Atlanta Falcons
September 16th, 2014 at 5:39 PM
Facing a short week and a critical matchup on the road against a potentially dangerous opponent in the Atlanta Falcons (1-1), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) must dig deep for resolve in what has been a humbling start to what was supposed to be a turnaround season. ***PHOTO1*** Despite breaking from the...

Protecting the Ball Key to Success for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Against St. Louis Rams
September 11th, 2014 at 8:57 PM
Unable to deliver a victory over the Carolina Panthers in last week’s flat season opener, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to bounce back at home Sunday against another NFC foe in the St. Louis Rams. To avoid starting the Lovie Smith era in Tampa Bay 0-2, the Bucs face a...

Lovie Smith Optimistic Following Week 1 Loss
September 9th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
In addressing the press on Monday, one day after a disappointing loss at the hands of the Carolina Panthers, Lovie Smith expressed optimism in looking ahead to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 2 matchup at home against the St. Louis Rams. ***PHOTO1*** “As I told our football team after the game yesterday,...

The Future is Now for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 5th, 2014 at 3:55 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing for more than respect this season. The rebuilt team is playing to be relevant once again. The Bucs, with plenty of new faces eager to make a good first impression in front of the hometown fans, open the 2014 campaign Sunday with a difficult matchup...

Buccaneers Re-Sign Major Wright; Place Charles Sims on Injured Reserve
September 3rd, 2014 at 11:43 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already brought a player back that was cut last week, signing safety Major Wright on Wednesday after placing running back Charles Sims on the injured reserve-designated to return list. ***PHOTO1*** Wright played for coach Lovie Smith in Chicago and was a surprise cut on Saturday. Signing Wright,...