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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 Place Mike Jenkins on Injured Reserve; Waive Scott Solomon
September 10th, 2014 at 8:30 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have placed cornerback Mike Jenkins (pictured) on Injured Reserve (pectoral) and waived defensive end Scott Solomon. ***PHOTO1*** Johnthan Banks (pictured below), who split snaps with Jenkins against the Carolina Panthers, will start Sunday when the Bucs host the St. Louis Rams. “Johnthan did some good...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Offensive Coordinator Jeff Tedford Uncertain for Opener
September 1st, 2014 at 6:33 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be without first-year offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford for the regular season opener Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Tedford, the former California coach, was hospitalized last week following an undisclosed surgical procedure. He has been released from the hospital and stopped by One Buc Place over...

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 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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking to Increase Tempo Against Buffalo Bills in Third Preseason Game
August 20th, 2014 at 9:25 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, much like most NFL teams in Week 3 of the preseason, view Saturday’s game against the Buffalo Bills as a key dress rehearsal in preparation for the regular season. ***PHOTO1*** With starters expected to play two to three quarters Saturday, the coaching staff should see a clearer picture...

Pro Bowl Cornerback Alterraun Verner Returns to Team Drills; Expected to Play Against Buffalo Bills
August 19th, 2014 at 2:27 PM
Pro Bowl cornerback Alterraun Verner, who injured his hamstring on the third day of training camp and has missed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first two preseason games, is expected to return to team drills today and see his first game action of the season on the road against the Buffalo...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Release First Depth Chart
August 5th, 2014 at 2:34 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and head coach Lovie Smith released the team’s first depth chart of 2014 on Tuesday. Even though the start of the regular season is a month away, the Buccaneers were required to provide a depth chart for the media ahead of the team’s first preseason game...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp: Day 2
July 27th, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Weather wasn’t a factor on day 2 of training camp for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A day after lightning delayed and subsequently halted practice early, the Buccaneers got a full session in under sunny skies at One Buc Place on Saturday, July 26. Among the players appreciative of getting a full...

Lovie Smith Tasked with Turning the Tide for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
July 15th, 2014 at 5:36 PM
With plenty of new faces on the sideline and on the field, this year’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers team is eager to erase the memory of last year’s disappointing 4-12 season under Greg Schiano. Lovie Smith, who signed a five-year deal in January, takes the reins in hopes of steadying the ship.  “Lovie...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Set Fan Friendly Training Camp Practice Schedule
July 14th, 2014 at 5:18 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp is only 11 days away, which means one thing: the start of the 2014 NFL season is just around the corner. Bucs fans will have a host of opportunities to watch the team practice during training camp, which gets underway July 25. Rookies are scheduled to...

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...

No X-Mas Gift for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as They Get Beatdown by the Carolina Panthers, 48-16
December 24th, 2011 at 4:46 PM
It’s the holiday season and Santa Claus was in the giving mood. But instead of giving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their first win in nearly three months, he gave them another butt-whopping. This time, it came at the hands Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, who beat the Bucs 48-16...