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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Show Improvement in Second Preseason Game
August 17th, 2014 at 11:42 AM
The takeaways for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from Saturday night’s game against the Miami Dolphins are two-fold. The bad news: The Buccaneers fell to 0-2 in the preseason, losing 20-14. The good news: The first-team offense demonstrated the ability to move the ball and get into the end zone, and...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall 20-14 to Miami Dolphins in Preseason Home Debut
August 17th, 2014 at 12:12 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their preseason home debut 20-14 to the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium Saturday night. Fans were hungry to see better play and more continuity from the new-look Bucs, specifically the offensive line which disappointed in Week 1 of the preseason, struggling to protect the quarterback...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Drop Preseason Opener to Jacksonville Jaguars
August 9th, 2014 at 9:41 AM
Judging by a 16-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field Friday night, the rebuilt Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of work to do before the regular season opener a month away. With quarterbacks Josh McCown, Mike Glennon and Mike Kafka on the run and under pressure most of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers End Season on a High Note with 22-17 Win Over the Atlanta Falcons
December 30th, 2012 at 5:36 PM
Going into the final game of the 2012 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wanted to end the year on a positive note and give themselves something to look forward to going into the offseason. How about a road win against your division rivals, a team that has the No. 1 record...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Free Fall Continues with 28-13 Loss to the St. Louis Rams
December 23rd, 2012 at 4:41 PM
It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers being on the upswing. After all, they did win four straight earlier this season and at one point Tampa Bay was the league's highest scoring team over a six-game span. But the Bucs have come crashing down to Earth and...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shutout in Horrific Loss to the New Orleans Saints
December 16th, 2012 at 4:12 PM
If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren't mathematical eliminated from the playoffs going into Sunday's matchup, they should be now after an appalling performance against the New Orleans Saints. After three straight losses, it was easy to assume that the Bucs would be ready for a fight against their division rivals. Instead, the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Have Postseason Hopes Crushed in Last Second Loss to the Philadelphia Eagles
December 9th, 2012 at 6:59 PM
It was a day of celebration for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the organization honored the 2002 Super Bowl team during halftime of Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was a nice halftime show as team legends like Derrick Brooks, Mike Alstott, John Lynch, Warren Sapp, and coach Jon Gruden...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB LeQuan Lewis’ Knee Injury Could Be Serious
December 2nd, 2012 at 10:03 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers already owned the NFL's worst secondary going into their Week 13 matchup against the Denver Broncos. And while Peyton Manning only threw for 242 yards (and three touchdowns) against Tampa Bay's defensive backs, the unit looks like it is going to be down another man moving forward. Per...

Terrible Third Quarter Plagues the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 31-23 Loss to the Denver Broncos
December 2nd, 2012 at 8:13 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a monumental task in front of them as the prepared for the Denver Broncos - try to slow down quarterback Peyton Manning with a secondary that ranks dead last in the NFL. Everybody knew it wasn't going to be easy, but the Bucs did a great...

Missed Opportunities Hurt the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 24-23 Loss to Atlanta Falcons
November 25th, 2012 at 6:28 PM
Even with everything going against them, more than a few people thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could beat the NFC-best Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. They were nearly right. It was an extremely hard fought game; a "dogfight" as quarterback Josh Freeman called it afterwards. But even though the Bucs held a six-point fourth...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Win Over the Carolina Panthers
November 19th, 2012 at 9:19 PM
1. After each having a terrible turnover that led to points and nearly cost Tampa Bay the victory, it was nice to see quarterback Josh Freeman and running back Doug Martin bounce back late in game when the team needed them the most. While up 10-0, Freeman threw a horrible...

Josh Freeman Leads Improbable Comeback as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shock the Carolina Panthers in Overtime, 27-21
November 18th, 2012 at 5:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into Sunday's contest firing on all cylinders. The Carolina Panthers had them sputtering for nearly the entire game until quarterback Josh Freeman completed a crazy fourth quarter comeback that gave Tampa Bay a 27-21 overtime win. The Bucs fell behind by 11 points late in the fourth...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Win Over the San Diego Chargers
November 12th, 2012 at 5:54 PM
1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated America's heroes - the military and veterans - on Sunday, but it was some unlikely heroes that won the game for them against the San Diego Chargers. Tight end Dallas Clark and wide receiver Tiquan Underwood only combined for three catches, but two of...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Win Over the Oakland Raiders
November 5th, 2012 at 10:16 PM
1. Rookie Doug Martin rewrote the franchise record books yesterday with his amazing performance against Oakland. The Muscle Hamster ripped off several highlight runs and scored touchdowns from 1, 45, 67, and 70 yards out. Martin, who is making a case for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, finished...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win Shootout Over Oakland Raiders Thanks to Doug Martin’s Record Performance
November 4th, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Last week, rookie Doug Martin took the NFL by storm on primetime by displaying his elusiveness, quickness, and big play ability en route to racking up 214 total yards and two touchdowns in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' beatdown win over the Minnesota Vikings. So how did Martin follow up that breakout...

Monday Musings (Friday Edition): 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Win Over the Minnesota Vikings
October 26th, 2012 at 6:18 PM
1. The job that K/P Michael Koenen did last night against the Minnesota Vikings should not go unnoticed. That is why we will talk about him first in this column. The Bucs' high-priced special teams addition from a season ago played extremely well and neutralized one of the most dangerous...

Doug Martin’s Monster Night Powers the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Over the Minnesota Vikings, 36-17
October 26th, 2012 at 12:03 AM
Everything was against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers headed into their Thursday night showdown with the Minnesota. Playing on the road where they haven't won all season against a 5-2 team that was undefeated at home. And all this on a short week with little rest after a devastating last-second loss last...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Loss to the New Orleans Saints
October 22nd, 2012 at 10:23 PM
1. Hats off to quarterback Josh Freeman for the career-best performance he had in the near comeback against the Saints. For the third week in a row, Freeman elevated his play and put up some big numbers. His passing totals have gone from 299 yards and one TD against Washington,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose Shootout in Controversial Fashion to New Orleans Saints, 35-28.
October 21st, 2012 at 5:15 PM
It was a day of record performances and career-highs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense. And the Bucs still lost. Quarterback Josh Freeman threw for a career-high 420 yards with three touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Wide receiver Vincent Jackson had a franchise-high 216 receiving yards, including a 95-yard catch that was...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Win Over the Kansas City Chiefs
October 15th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' run defense deserves a lot of credit for fixing the poor tackling and bad run fits that plagued them against the Washington Redskins two weeks ago. Coming off their bye week, the Bucs had another tough test against the Kansas City Chiefs and running back...