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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Free Agency Strategy is Baffling So Far
March 14th, 2013 at 9:07 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a big splash yesterday when the rolled out the red carpet for safety Dashon Golson and signed him to a luctrative five-year, $41.25 million deal. The Bucs also added Jonathan Casillas yesterday and Kevin Olgetree today, boosting their linebacker and wide receiver depth, respectively. And while...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Will Cliff Avril Be Michael Bennett’s Replacement?
March 12th, 2013 at 1:24 PM
With defensive end Michael Bennett looking more and more like he's done in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers need to have a backup plan in the event he leaves. Bennett, who led the Bucs in sacks last season with 9.0, is a young, on-the-rise pass rusher and played very well last...

Will DE Michael Bennett Be a Buccaneer Next Season?
February 18th, 2013 at 12:38 AM
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't have an amazing pass rush a season ago, there is a possibility that their leading sacker from 2012 may not be back in pewter and red. Defensive end Michael Bennett is an unrestricted free agent and the Bucs have not re-signed him as of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers May Be Heavy Hitters in Free Agency Once Again
February 12th, 2013 at 8:22 PM
Free agency is looming and loyal fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to know if the team is going to go out and spend again like they did last season when they landed two of the top free agents in wide receiver Vincent Jackson and guard Carl Nicks. The answer...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Part Ways with Another Assistant Coach
January 16th, 2013 at 9:21 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the NFL's best rush defense in 2012. But that doesn't mean they played great defense. In fact, there were plenty of things wrong with Tampa Bay's defense last season. One of those was the pass rush, or lack thereof. The Bucs had just 27 sacks last...

DE Michael Bennett is Proving His Worth with Excellent Play
December 9th, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Earlier this season, after a two-sack game from defensive end Michael Bennett, Buccaneers101.com said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should just go ahead and lock him long-term before he has a chance to hit the free agent market this upcoming offseason. They haven't yet, but are probably wishing that they did because...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Win Over the Carolina Panthers
November 19th, 2012 at 9:19 PM
1. After each having a terrible turnover that led to points and nearly cost Tampa Bay the victory, it was nice to see quarterback Josh Freeman and running back Doug Martin bounce back late in game when the team needed them the most. While up 10-0, Freeman threw a horrible...

First Quarter Review: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Improving Despite Losing Record
October 6th, 2012 at 1:59 AM
You may not be able to tell just from looking at their 1-3 record, but this Tampa Bay Buccaneers team is improving. They are not the same team that got blown out nearly every week last season during their 10-game losing streak. These Bucs have more fight in them, and that has...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Washington Redskins Preview
September 29th, 2012 at 9:42 AM
Week 4 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-2) vs. Washington Redskins (1-2) When: Sunday 9/30 at 4:25 PM Where: Raymond James Stadium TV: FOX (blacked out locally) Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 715 Sirius: 91 ***PHOTO1*** Last Meeting: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers last met the Washington Redskins in 2010 and won in a Week 14 matchup, 17-16. Quarterback...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Loss to the Dallas Cowboys
September 24th, 2012 at 11:03 PM
1. Ever since Josh Freeman was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, fans have debated whether or not they think he is a franchise quarterback. In 2010, he certainly looked the part. Last season, Freeman struggled and people starting to doubt his skills. This offseason, Freeman...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Struggle Offensively in 16-10 Loss to Dallas Cowboys
September 23rd, 2012 at 4:54 PM
For the second straight week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers jumped out to an early lead on an NFC East team while on the road. And for the second straight week, the Bucs squandered that lead and lost the game in frustrating fashion. Despite sacking Dallas quarterback Tony Romo four times and causing...

Buccaneers 101 Breakdown: Defense Vs. New England Patriots
August 25th, 2012 at 9:15 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to an impressive start against the New England Patriots and outplayed their starters on both sides of the ball. Even though the Patriots had a late second half surge, the Bucs held on to win 30-28 for their second win this preseason. Buccaneers101.com went back...

Buccaneers 101 Breakdown: Defense Vs. Tennessee Titans
August 18th, 2012 at 8:30 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a major step backwards on Friday night and got trounced by the Tennesee Titans 30-7 in their preseason home opener. We went back and watched the game again and here is what Buccaneers101.com came away with in regards to the defense: Defensive Line: If there is a silver...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Da’Quan Bowers Suffers Torn Achilles Tendon; Team Signs Wide Receiver Tiquan Underwood
May 10th, 2012 at 10:32 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were dealt their first serious injury blow of the season, as star defensive end Da'Quan Bowers damaged his Achilles in an offseason workout today. The second year player out of Clemson played in all sixteen games as a rookie, collecting 1.5 sacks in the season. Bowers...

DE Michael Bennett Signs Tender Offer, Remains with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
March 19th, 2012 at 7:21 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a boost to their pass rush as defensive end Michael Bennett has signed his first-round tender offer. The Bucs officially announced the signing on Monday. By accepting the offer, Bennett, who was a restricted free agent, will receive $2.7 million unless another team signs him. That is severely unlikely as the team that did would have to give up their first round...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tender Offers to Four Restricted Free Agents
March 7th, 2012 at 9:18 PM
The busy week that has been for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued Wednesday when the organization extended tenders to four of its restricted free agents. Defensive end Michael Bennett, wide receiver Preston Parker, running back LeGarrette Blount, and offensive lineman DeMar Dotson all received offers to remain with the team. ***PHOTO1*** Bennett’s offer...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Assessment Vs. Carolina Panthers
December 25th, 2011 at 9:00 AM
Defensive Line: With Albert Haynesworth and Brian Price inactive, the Bucs were left with Frank Okam and Roy Miller as the starting defensive tackles. Carolina exploited the injury weakened defensive line early and often on the way to 270 yards on the ground (8.7 yards per carry). Okam whiffed badly on...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Assessment Vs. Dallas Cowboys
December 18th, 2011 at 3:40 PM
Defensive Line: Rookie Defensive End Adrian Clayborn continues to be the lone bright spot on this shaky Buccaneers defense. The first-year pro from Iowa got off to a slow start, but turned it on early in the third quarter. Clayborn recorded his 7.5th sack of the season when he burst off...

Rookie DE Da’Quan Bowers in Line to Make First NFL Start
November 23rd, 2011 at 7:06 PM
A groin injury to left defensive end Michael Bennett (pictured below) has caused a chain of moves along the defensive line for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With Bennett’s status in doubt for this Sunday, the Bucs signed defensive end Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, who came over from the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2011 Midseason Awards
November 9th, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Believe it or not, we have actually reached the midway point of the 2011 NFL season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are teetering on the line of mediocrity with a 4-4 record and are in third place in the NFC South. With eight games in the books, it’s time to take...