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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...

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...

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...

Buccaneers Starters Unlikely to See Much Action in Final Preseason Game Against Redskins
August 28th, 2014 at 8:56 AM
Head coach Lovie Smith indicated this week that it is unlikely starters will see much action when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Washington Redskins tonight at Raymond James Stadium in the final game of the preseason. Game time is 7:30 p.m. (EDT). ***PHOTO1*** The Buccaneers are fresh off their first win...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Square Off Against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 of the Preseason
August 23rd, 2014 at 10:38 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) travel to Buffalo Saturday to take on the Bills (1-2) at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. in the all-important third game of the preseason. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. (EDT). ***PHOTO1*** The third game of the preseason is approached much like a regular season...

Buccaneers Vs. Dolphins: What to Watch For
August 16th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers make their home debut under Lovie Smith tonight, hosting the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium in Week 2 of the preseason. ***PHOTO1*** Both the Bucs and the Dolphins are coming off preseason Week 1 losses by identical scores. The Bucs lost 16-10 to the Jacksonville Jaguars while...

Buccaneers Close Out Training Camp; Play Host to Miami Dolphins in Week 2 of the Preseason
August 15th, 2014 at 11:49 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers closed out training camp on Thursday and will host the Miami Dolphins Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium in Week 2 of the preseason. ***PHOTO1*** Seeking to improve on last week’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Bucs are approaching this weekend’s test armed with Dolphin-specific prep work....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Square Off Against Jacksonville Jaguars in Preseason Opener
August 8th, 2014 at 6:04 PM
The wait is over. Football season has arrived as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Jacksonville to square off against the Jaguars at EverBank Field in the first of four preseason contests. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. ***PHOTO1*** Wins and losses at this point are irrelevant as preseason games are...

Buccaneers to Debut Reflective Uniforms Friday Night in Jacksonville
August 8th, 2014 at 9:21 AM
In March, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled new uniforms with innovative design features, including a reflective chrome border around the numbers.  The Buccaneers’ flashy new uniforms debut tonight when the Bucs travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars at EverBank Field. According to an article on Buccaneers.com, the reflective coating...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Philadelphia Eagles Preview
December 8th, 2012 at 7:44 PM
Week 14 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (3-9) When: Sunday, 12/09 at 1 PM Where: Raymond James Stadium TV: FOX Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 708 Sirius: 94 Last Meeting: These two once heated rivals last squared off in 2009 with the Eagles handing the Bucs a bad 33-14 loss in Week 5. Key...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Run Defense and Philadelphia Eagles’ RB Bryce Brown to Test Each Other
December 6th, 2012 at 8:46 PM
One would think that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wouldn't have to worry about the running game of the Philadelphia Eagles, who will be without Michael Vick and probably LeSean McCoy on Sunday. Not so fast. Tampa Bay's league-best rush defense will still be tested in a big way thanks to a rookie...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Denver Broncos Preview
December 1st, 2012 at 7:16 PM
Week 13 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-5) vs. Denver Broncos (8-3) When: Sunday, 12/02 at 4:05 PM Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High TV: FOX Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 713 Sirius: 136 Last Meeting: These two teams met in 2008 in Week 5 with the Broncos handing the Bucs a 16-13 loss. Key Matchup on...

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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview
November 24th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Week 12 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-4) vs. Atlanta Falcons (9-1) When: Sunday, 11/25 at 1 PM Where: Raymond James Stadium TV: FOX (blacked out locally) Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/ WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 706 Sirius: 136 Last Meeting: This two teams ended the 2011 season with the Falcons handing the Bucs a good ol' fashion butt-whooping, 45-24....

Cornerback Eric Wright May Be Available for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Come Sunday
November 23rd, 2012 at 6:46 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the one of the NFL's most potent passing attacks on Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan come to town. Ryan, along with Roddy White, Julio Jones, and Tony Gonzalez, are averaging 292.9 passing yards per game this season. That does not bode well...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Next Two Games Will Make or Break Their Season
November 20th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
After last season's debacle, no one expected the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have a winning record in 2012. In fact, many experts thought the Bucs would finish at the bottom of the NFC South behind the well-rounded Atlanta Falcons, high-powered New Orleans Saints, and the up-and-coming Carolina Panthers. Well, not only does...