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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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Routed by Atlanta Falcons
September 19th, 2014 at 12:24 AM
A change of venue failed to turn the tide for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In their only nationally televised game of the season, the Bucs, seeking their first win of the season, were simply dominated in every facet of the game and lost to the Atlanta Falcons 56-14 at the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trail Atlanta Falcons 35-0 at Halftime; Josh McCown Injured
September 18th, 2014 at 10:30 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to two teams led by backup quarterbacks to open the season prior to traveling to Atlanta for tonight’s NFC South showdown with the Falcons. Facing a high-flying offense led by Matt Ryan, the Bucs looked anything but ready for primetime in the first half. The Falcons...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Bobby Rainey Making the Most of Opportunity to Anchor Running Attack
September 17th, 2014 at 2:41 PM
After dropping two close, low-scoring decisions to teams they likely should have beaten, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Atlanta for a nationally televised Thursday evening clash with the Falcons. The last time the two teams met the Bucs came out on top, winning a shootout, 41-28, but with a...

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...

Injuries, Losses Proving Costly for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 15th, 2014 at 2:01 PM
With consecutive losses to open the season, the 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to extend an unwanted September streak of futility. NFL Nation columnist Pat Yasinskas notes that the Bucs have now lost nine straight games in the month of September, dating back to last season. With road tests against the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall to 0-2 with 19-17 Loss to St. Louis Rams
September 14th, 2014 at 9:44 PM
Both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the St. Louis Rams entered Sunday’s contest at Raymond James Stadium well aware of the implications that come with an 0-2 start to the regular season. When the dust cleared on a hard-fought battle, the Rams, behind four field goals from Gary Zuerlein, handed the...

Buccaneers, Rams Tied in Weather Delay
September 14th, 2014 at 5:28 PM
With lightning in the area and threatening clouds hovering above Raymond James Stadium, the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the St. Louis Rams was temporarily suspended with just over six minutes remaining in the first half and the contest tied 7-7. ***PHOTO1*** The Bucs got off to a quicker start...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Doug Martin Unlikely to Play Against St. Louis Rams
September 14th, 2014 at 1:36 PM
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Doug Martin has been declared out and will not play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today against the St. Louis Rams. Martin suffered a knee injury last week against the Carolina Panthers, but returned to the sideline late in the game. While nursing the...

NFL Game Preview Week 2: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. St. Louis Rams
September 14th, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Heading into today’s Week 2 clash with the St. Louis Rams at Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face issues on the depth chart. Following the recent announcement of several season-ending injuries to key personnel, depth is an issue for Lovie Smith’s overhauled team. ***PHOTO1*** “Yeah, and my experience says, sometime...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Josh McCown: ‘We’ll Bounce Back’
September 8th, 2014 at 3:55 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers possess talent at key positions and have a solid mix of veteran leaders and young up-and-coming players. Yet, Sunday’s embarrassing 20-14 home loss to the Carolina Panthers landed far from the mark for a team that entertains hopes of making its presence felt in the competitive...

Buccaneers’ Logan Mankins Injured in His Tampa Bay Debut
September 8th, 2014 at 3:17 PM
Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins’ debut for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was interrupted in the season-opening loss to the Carolina Panthers when he headed to the locker room after injuring his left knee in the second quarter on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Outfitted with a knee brace when he returned to the sideline, Mankins,...

Struggles Continue for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Season-Opening Loss to Carolina Panthers
September 7th, 2014 at 9:16 PM
In the season opener Sunday against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium, the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers more resembled the Bucs of old, at least through 3 ½ quarters. It was not the type of start that new head coach Lovie Smith had envisioned. ***PHOTO1*** “That’s not exactly how we wanted to...

Panthers’ Cam Newton Unlikely to Play Against Buccaneers
September 7th, 2014 at 2:09 PM
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported this morning that the Panthers’ plan is to rest Cam Newton in today’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ***PHOTO1*** Nursing a hairline rib fracture, Newton experienced soreness in practice this week, but was optimistic he could start against the Bucs. Newton underwent ankle surgery in the...

What to Watch for: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Carolina Panthers
September 7th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Lovie Smith era in Tampa Bay officially gets underway this afternoon with the Buccaneers hosting the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is 4:25 p.m. (EST). The key division matchup should reveal just which direction the Buccaneers are heading. Playing in front of the home crowd and with the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson: ‘We Expect to Perform Well and Win’
September 6th, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson likes the feel he is getting from this year’s team and appears confident that fans are going to see a much improved product from the Bucs on the field this season. ***PHOTO1*** “It (last year) seems like such a long time ago; it seems like...

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...

Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Primed for a ‘Statement Game’ Against Carolina Panthers
September 4th, 2014 at 8:54 AM
Lovie Smith views Sunday’s regular season opener against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium as a statement game. Smith is eager for the new-look Bucs to establish a true home field advantage, creating an atmosphere at Raymond James Stadium that opponents fear. ***PHOTO1*** “It’s critical for our fans," said Smith. "It’s...

New-Look Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aim to Rise from NFC South Cellar; Host Panthers in Week 1
August 31st, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Expectations are high for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into the 2014 season. The Bucs haven’t made the playoffs since 2007, but with a host of new faces teaming with the likes of defensive leader Gerald McCoy and offensive stars Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin, Tampa Bay appears poised to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Drop Preseason Finale 24-10 to Washington Redskins
August 28th, 2014 at 11:17 PM
In a final tune-up before the regular season opener Sept. 7 against division rivals, the Carolina Panthers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Washington Redskins in a battle of backups Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium. With the starters watching from the sidelines, the Buccaneers dropped their preseason finale 24-10. ***PHOTO1*** The...