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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Set Offseason Calendar
January 27th, 2015 at 7:26 PM
It promises to be a busy offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With scouts and coaches building a roster with an eye toward the future, there is plenty of work to accomplish between now and the NFL Draft in Chicago on April 30, where the Buccaneers will have the first...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Name Mike Bajakian New Quarterbacks Coach
January 23rd, 2015 at 3:58 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Friday that they have named Mike Bajakian the new quarterbacks coach. Bajakian, who takes over for Marcus Arroyo, comes to Tampa Bay from the University of Tennessee, where he was the team’s offensive coordinator the past two seasons. The Volunteers won the 2105 Taxslayer Bowl...

Former Buccaneers Quarterback Brad Johnson Admits to Having Footballs Tampered with Before 2003 Super Bowl
January 21st, 2015 at 11:05 AM
With the NFL investigating whether or not the New England Patriots violated league rules by deflating footballs in their AFC Championship Game victory over the Indianapolis Colts, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson tossed the Buccaneers into the narrative Wednesday morning. ***PHOTO1*** According to an article on Profootballtalk.nbcsports.com, Johnson admitted to...

Marcus Mariota and Jamies Winston Among 74 Underclassmen Declared Eligible for the Draft by NFL
January 19th, 2015 at 6:38 PM
With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers holding the first pick in this year’s draft, Monday’s announcement from the NFL declaring the 74 underclassmen granted eligibility for the 2015 NFL Draft was of great interest to the front office at One Buc Place. ***PHOTO1*** Among the names released are Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Florida...

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tony Dungy and John Lynch Among Hall of Fame Finalists Again
January 9th, 2015 at 10:17 AM
The NFL announced on Thursday that former Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy and safety John Lynch were among the 15 finalists who will be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the Hall’s Selection Committee meets in Phoenix on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. ***PHOTO1*** “Last year, it was...

Buccaneers Hire Falcons OC Dirk Koetter as Offensive Coordinator for 2015 Season
January 8th, 2015 at 7:58 PM
When Jeff Tedford stepped down as the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lovie Smith wanted to find someone to work with his offense and he didn't have to look too far out of the division to find that guy. ***PHOTO1*** Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network has reported that the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Among Finalists for the 2014 NFL Rookie of the Year Award
January 8th, 2015 at 6:31 PM
The National Football League announced the five finalists for the 2014 NFL Rookie of the Year award this week and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans made the cut. ***PHOTO1*** Nominated for the award are Evans, Teddy Bridgewater (Vikings), Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants), Jeremy Hill (Bengals) and Sammy Watkins (Bills). Fans can...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy, Earns NFL All-Pro Honors
January 5th, 2015 at 6:57 PM
The Associated Press announced its annual All-Pro team Friday, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was awarded second-team designation from AP voters. ***PHOTO1*** The announcement marks McCoy’s second consecutive season earning All-Pro honors. McCoy is the fourth Buccaneers defensive lineman to earn multiple All-Pro selections, joining Simeon Rice, Warren Sapp...

Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall Short of Expectations
January 2nd, 2015 at 5:04 PM
Much was expected of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Lovie Smith’s first year as head coach. Smith and general manager Jason Licht indicated at the beginning of the season that the Buccaneers were built to win immediately. What transpired, however, had all the makings of a rebuilding year. ***PHOTO1*** Smith, the 10th...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Drop Season Finale to New Orleans Saints
December 28th, 2014 at 9:45 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ disappointing 2014 season mercifully came to an end on Sunday. Thanks to yet another home loss, this one to the New Orleans Saints in the final game of the regular season, the Buccaneers finish the year with a dismal 2-14 record. The only silver lining in a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign WR Louis Murphy to Three-Year Extension
December 26th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a multi-year extension with wide receiver Louis Murphy. ***PHOTO1*** “It’s a blessing. (It) took me six years to get to this point,” said Murphy. “I just commend my family for being there, sticking by my side. It means everything....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy Named to the 2015 Pro Bowl
December 23rd, 2014 at 9:43 PM
The NFL announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been named to the 2015 Pro Bowl. McCoy is the first Buccaneers player to earn Pro Bowl honors in three consecutive seasons since Ronde Barber (2004-06) and Derrick Brooks (1997-06). ***PHOTO1*** “It’s an honor to once again be named...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Lack of Firepower Costly in Week 16 Loss to Green Bay Packers
December 21st, 2014 at 6:22 PM
In losing 20-3 to the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are down to a final opportunity to notch a home win in a lost season when they host the New Orleans Saints in Week 17. Despite a slow beginning, the Packers were in...

Offensive Woes Continue to Plague Tampa Bay Buccaneers Early Against Green Bay Packers
December 21st, 2014 at 2:46 PM
In search of their first home win of the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started their Week 16 contest against the Green Bay Packers just like they have started just about every game all season, falling behind early. A large contingent of Packers fans turned Raymond James Stadium into Lambeau Field...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Vincent Jackson Seeks Milestone in Week 16
December 19th, 2014 at 8:46 PM
Overshadowed by the exploits of rookie Mike Evans in recent weeks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has quietly put together a solid season of his own. A savvy veteran, Jackson needs just 69 receiving yards against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to reach 1,000 yards for the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place Gerald McCoy, Two Others on Injured Reserve
December 16th, 2014 at 9:02 PM
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (knee), wide receiver Louis Murphy (ankle), and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins were placed on Injured Reserve, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday. Head coach Lovie Smith addressed McCoy’s situation on Monday following the Week 15 loss to the Carolina Panthers in which McCoy sprained his right...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall to Carolina Panthers in Week 15
December 14th, 2014 at 11:07 PM
Seeking their first division win of the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came up two points shy on Sunday, losing 19-17 to the Carolina Panthers. With the Week 15 win, the Panthers (5-8-1) remain alive in the NFC playoff race and can take over the top spot in the division...

Rookie of the Year Frontrunners to Square Off When Tampa Bay Buccaneers Face the Carolina Panthers
December 13th, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Having been eliminated from playoff contention, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing only for pride on Sunday when they face the Carolina Panthers, but the Week 15 contest isn’t without an interesting storyline. The game will feature two of the leading Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates in Tampa Bay’s...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seek First Division Win in Week 15 Test Against Carolina Panthers
December 10th, 2014 at 5:28 PM
The reeling Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be out to avenge a Week 1 loss at home to the Carolina Panthers when they travel to Bank of America Stadium Sunday in search of their first win of the year against an NFC South opponent. ***PHOTO1*** “[The division has] been off, but we’re going...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Eliminated from Playoff Contention with Loss to Detroit Lions
December 7th, 2014 at 7:10 PM
Despite 10 receptions from wide receiver Vincent Jackson and two scores from rookie Mike Evans, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t have enough firepower to contend with the Detroit Lions on Sunday, losing 34-17 at Ford Field. The loss drops the Buccaneers to 2-11 on the season and eliminates Tampa Bay...