Carl Nicks targeting a return by training camp

Bucs’ left guard Carl nicks has had complications staying on the field for the Buccaneers since being a free agent acquisition in 2012. After dealing with MRSA last season, Nicks got word of some more issues.  His left big toe, that has been the cause of all the problems, led to some nerve damage in his foot at the end of last season. His career has come into question but talking...
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Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense near bottom of NFL, with big potential for improvement

The old adage is that “defense wins championships.” But more and more, that sounds like a cliché being echoed by a coach, analyst or fan intent on living in the past. Nowadays, offense makes the difference; at least most of the time. Looking for proof? Take a look at the teams that made the playoffs last season. The 12 teams who made the postseason all finished in the top-18...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucs announce their preseason schedule

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced dates for their preseason games that were initially announced a couple weeks back. You can see the schedule below....
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dates set for Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason schedule

TAMPA, Fla. --€“ The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finalized their preseason schedule Tuesday. They will open at the Jacksonville Jaguars at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, before hosting the Miami Dolphins at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 16. They will travel to the Buffalo Bills for a yet-to-be-determined kickoff on Aug. 23, before closing the preseason Aug. 28 against the Washington Redskins at 7:30 p.m. at...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers 'unlikely' to use fifth-year option on Adrian Clayborn

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are unlikely to use the fifth-year option on Adrian Clayborn, according to Pro Football Talk, who cite a league source. The fifth-year option is built into every first-round rookie contract. Picking it up would give Clayborn a salary of around $5 million make that $6.969 million in 2015, which is guaranteed for injury only but would become fully guaranteed...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Unlikely To Pick Up DE Adrian Clayborn’s Fifth-Year Option

  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that  it’s “doubtful” the Buccaneers will pick up DE Adrian Clayborn‘s fifth-year option in the coming weeks. Florio’s sources added that they have no intention of trading Clayborn either. Tampa Bay will have until May 3 to make a decision regarding Clayborn’s option, but it appears as though they...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is drafting a quarterback early no longer a reality?

As the NFL Draft gets closer it seems as if the quarterback prospects are beginning to be viewed in a different light to what they previously were in. Former Bucs’ general manager Mark Dominik said he isn’t sold on Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, former Bears’ Director of College Scouting Greg Gabriel has said the high praise for the quarterbacks are media driven, and former...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh McCown versus Mike Glennon

Think back to a year ago fans, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had Josh Freeman as a quarterback and Mike Glennon was an unknown name. Seems like so long ago that the Bucs were struggling at quarterback, and now they have two quarterbacks that are fighting for the starting job. Now the question is who should be the starter? Newcomer Josh McCown is the veteran quarterback and...
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Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be Winners in 2014

The biggest reason the Bucs will be winners in 2014 is that they really weren’t that far away in some aspects in 2012/2013. Consider this…with no QB to speak of, The Bucs lost 3 of their first 4 games by 6 total points. While they surprised them, Tampa Bay still put it to Seattle on the road before succumbing to the Seahawks in the second half. That spurred a Bucs revival in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Complete 7-Round Mock Draft

John Miceli (@JohnMiceli15) Round 1, Pick 7: Mike Evans, WR Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently traded away their starting wide receiver, Mike Williams, and left themselves with a big hole to fill in the passing game.  They have to put a competent receiver on the other side of Vincent Jackson in order for this offense to succeed.  This off-season, the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

National Rewind: Offseason Power Rankings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers mock draft pick, more

While the NBA and NHL playoffs are now in full swing, the NFL never rests. Here are the best national columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - The top-10 cornerbacks in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading each teams offseason performance so far. (READ) - NFL Mock Draft Round 1 version 1.0 (READ) - The 10 best games on the 2014 NFL schedule ...
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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Mike McClure, LB, Coastal Carolina

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Mike McClure, LB, Coastal Carolina  How many teams were recruiting you out of high school? Only 3 schools Charleston Southern, Citadel and Coastal Carolina  Where did you choose and why? Coastal because they showed the most interest and gave me the opportunity to play right away. What were your goals for […] The post Draft Diamonds Prospect...
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Tampa Bay Taking a Quarterback Doesn’t Make Enough Sense

Chris O’Meara/AP John Miceli (@JohnMiceli15) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly prepared to take a Quarterback with the 7th overall pick in this upcoming draft.  This is a questionable move to say the least.  Not only is it a questionable move, but it just really puts in question the logical reasoning behind the other off-season moves. First, I think there are other needs...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs could use the 7th pick on a quarterback

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could end up using the seventh overall pick in next month’s draft on a quarterback. We all know the Jaguars and Browns are game to pick a new quarterback, but who might surprise us? Rapoport named Tampa Bay as one team prepared to dial up a signal-caller at No. 7 after the Buccaneers spent the pre-draft...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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