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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Look to Reverse New Orleans Saints’ Dome Domination
October 5th, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Despite disappointing starts to the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) and the New Orleans Saints (1-3) enter today’s 1 p.m. (ET) matchup at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome only one game out of first place. The Buccaneers notched an upset victory on the road last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, while the...

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,...

Lovie Smith to Dashon Goldson: ‘Aim Low’
August 14th, 2014 at 1:27 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ free safety Dashon Goldson is one of the NFL’s most penalized players, but head coach Lovie Smith told Pat Yasinskas of ESPN that Goldson doesn’t need to make major changes in his physical style of play. ***PHOTO1*** “We’ve had a lot of conversations,” Smith said. “We’re not asking him...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber Says He Won’t Play for Anyone Else
March 25th, 2013 at 9:26 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't been very active in free agency so far other than signing star free safety Dashon Goldson to a massive five-year contract. With the Goldson acquisition, the Bucs now have a two-time Pro Bowler back deep next to 2012 first-round pick Mark Barron, who is the...

Quiet on Day One, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Two on Day Two of Free Agency
March 13th, 2013 at 9:45 PM
They rolled out the private jet, spared no expenses, and at the end of the day, they got their man. On Wednesday, after pulling out all stops to make sure he didn't leave without inking a contract, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed safety Dashon Goldson. Goldson, 28, and the Bucs came...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking to Sign Safety Dashon Goldson
March 12th, 2013 at 5:44 PM
It looks like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking the same approach they did at the start of free agency last year. Within minutes of free agency starting, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson scheduled his first visit with the Bucs. Not surprising an...

Gerald McCoy Gets Deserving Pro Bowl Nod, Ronde Barber Gets Snubbed
December 26th, 2012 at 10:41 PM
It's not always about numbers. Sometimes, a player can't be judged simply by what's on the stat sheet. Instead, it's their hard work and excellence on the field that tells the story. That's the case with Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who was selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl as...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Secondary on Record Pace
December 14th, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Anyone that's watched a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game this knows just how bad their secondary has been. It's a group that features potential Hall of Famer Ronde Barber at free safety, but he doesn't have much around him other than a bunch of rookies and undrafted free agents. Tampa Bay's secondary...

Old Veterans Ronde Barber and Peyton Manning Still Playing Great as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prepare for the Denver Broncos
November 28th, 2012 at 5:27 PM
Ronde Barber and Peyton Manning have over three decades worth of seasons, two Super Bowl victories, and 16 Pro Bowl selections between the two of them. They've been so good for so long that both of them will be in the Hall of Fame someday (although Manning will undoubtedly get in...

Has Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ SS Mark Barron Hit the Rookie Wall?
November 18th, 2012 at 7:29 PM
Strong safety Mark Barron came out on fire early in the season, but lately the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first first-round selection has been a liability at times on the field. Barron, who was drafted No. 7 overall by the Bucs in April, has struggled in the passing game as of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Ronde Barber on Pace to Make the Pro Bowl
November 14th, 2012 at 9:32 PM
Ronde Barber has made the Pro Bowl quite a few times (five to be exact) during his 15 seasons at cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This season, Barber made the switch to free safety and his great play is being recognized by the fans. The NFL gave an update Wednesday on...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Safety Ahmad Black Cited for Marijuana Possession
November 6th, 2012 at 3:52 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have another defensive back that could face suspension from the league because of drug use. As reported by Tampa Bay Times' beat writer Stephen Holder, safety Ahmad Black, who was a fifth-round pick by the Bucs in 2011, was cited for marijuana possession last week by police...

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...

The New Orleans Saints’ Receivers Provide Tall Task for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Secondary
October 19th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
When All Pro quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints' top-rated passing attack stroll into Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have tall task trying to slow him down. The task little becomes even taller when you factor in New Orleans' big receivers and the height advantage they have...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Ronde Barber Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
September 12th, 2012 at 10:51 AM
The NFL's current Iron Man might be considered a dinosaur to the rest of the league, but that doesn't mean he can't still play at a high level. Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ronde Barber was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in last Sunday's 16-10 win...

Reports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cut Amobe Okoye, Cody Grimm, and Keith Tandy
August 31st, 2012 at 11:26 AM
The cuts keep coming from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and some surprising moves have been made. According to multiple reports, the Bucs have released defensive tackle Amobe Okoye, safety Cody Grimm, and safety Keith Tandy, who was a 2012 sixth-round draft pick out of West Virginia. Okoye signed a one-year deal with...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Finish Signing Their Rookie Class by Inking First-Rounder Mark Barron
July 20th, 2012 at 8:43 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved quickly after the NFL Draft to sign their entire rookie class. Everyone signed their names on the dotted line several weeks ago except first-rounder Mark Barron. Well, that is no longer the case as Barron, who was the No. 7 overall pick, has reportedly signed with...

Buccaneers101.com’s Top 25 Buccaneers of All-Time: Number 6 – John Lynch
July 11th, 2012 at 10:32 PM
6. Safety John Lynch: Played for the Buccaneers from 1993-2003. Considered one of the “Most Feared Tacklers” in league history by NFL Films, Lynch made the Pro Bowl nine times (five with the Bucs). Sixth in organization history in interceptions (23) and fourth in tackles (787), Lynch now makes his...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Honor Ronde Barber in the Home Opener
June 28th, 2012 at 1:22 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking for a full house at Raymond James Stadium on opening day when the team takes on their NFC South rival Carolina Panthers. To make that happen, the Bucs are planning on honoring defensive back Ronde Barber, who will be starting his 200th consecutive game against the...

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...