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Lovie Smith says Doug Martin is “key” to Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2015 success

It’s hard to fathom that at 26-years-old, the phrase “one last chance” gets thrown around about running back Doug Martin a lot. But that’s where he’s at in his Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ career. After the team made him their first round pick out of Boise State in 2012, he exploded onto the scene with a robust 1,454 yards–good for 5th in the NFL that season–and made big...
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Fantasy Football - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Battle

View image | The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to score just 7 rushing touchdowns in 2014.  Josh McCown, their QB, scored 3 of them.  Doug Martin scored in Weeks 4 and 13, Bobby Rainey scored in Week 5 and Charles Sims scored in Week 17.  That's it.  Bobby Rainey was the only Bucs RB to rush for 100 yards (144, Week 2) before Doug Martin (108) joined...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Trimmer Gerald McCoy ready to lead Bucs out of NFC South cellar

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Gerald McCoy is entering his sixth NFL season and has yet to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the playoffs. That doesn't sit well with the three-time Pro Bowl selection, who is determined to help the team end a postseason drought and become relevant again. The Bucs went 2-14 a year ago and missed the playoffs for the seventh straight season. They haven't won a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie Rannell Hall making a strong impression

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of talent at the wide receiver position. Not only is there the likes of Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy, but also Louis Murphy, Kenny Bell and Robert Herron, to name a few. One name who needs to be added to that list, according to Eric Horchy of Pewter Report? Rannell Hall. Hall went undrafted out of UCF, but impressed the media...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Winston has a rough start in pads

The Buccaneers practiced Monday afternoon for the first time in pads this training camp and that resulted in several mistakes by their rookie quarterback.  Jameis Winston threw several interceptions early on in practice. Per the media in attendance, the first overall pick was picked-off early on and missed some passes but appeared to have picked things as the afternoon went on....
Via The Bay Cave
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weather and New Indoor Facility Announcement brings to question: Is Tampa Bay Buccaneers heat advantage for Real?

The Tampa Bay area has had heavy rain 21 of the last 22 days, an unheard of amount, but there is good news in that: the temperature is down! Everyone knows what football is synonymous with in Tampa Bay, and thats HEAT! Going to games in September requires sunblock, and the Bucs practice field is covered for shade to keep fans cool. No such luxury exists for Bucs players who throughout...
Via Buc Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Winston’s ball placement on display at camp

View image | “How’s Winston looking?” That was the question of the day among many curious fans on Sunday for the Bucs second practice of training camp. At first it seemed as if rookie quarterback Jameis Winston was all over the place. There were some passes that were too high, others too low and he tried to lead wide receiver Vincent Jackson so much on one...
Via The Bay Cave
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Buccaneers & Lavonte David “Motivated” Get Long-Term Extension Done

Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that the Buccaneers and OLB Lavonte David will continue to discuss a long-term contract extension over the next few days and are “motivated” to get a deal in place. Getlin mentions that David’s deal will likely be impacted by the new four-year, $43 million extension signed by Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner to some ... The post Buccaneers...
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Bucs speak after a rain-delayed first practice

View image | The Buccaneers had their first open practice delayed then cancelled due to weather. But they decided to move it to University of South Florida’s practice fields to get some work in.  Here are some quotes and reactions after meeting with the media. Head Coach Lovie Smith (On whether fitting in a late practice due to weather delays helps the team...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ITS BAAAACK! Football returns to Tampa Bay- almost!

No hold outs, and no holds barred when it comes to the weather! Momma Nature let the Bucs have it like they diast season. After ruining the first practice in 2014, weather cooled down and gave the Bucs a chance to have a good camp. Bucs camp 2015 is hoping the same holds true for this year after having the first practice canceled and moved to USF’s artificial surface-night light...
Via Buc Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston says age doesn’t matter in football

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially named their rookie quarterback Jameis Winston the team’s starter on Friday. Winston, who is a mere 21 years of age, had some input to share regarding his new leading role (via “One thing that I’ve learned is if you can play it don’t matter what age you are, it doesn’t matter,” he said. “I believe we have a great team in...
Via Sportsnaut
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Biggest Questions Entering Buccaneers Training Camp

Free agency is done. The draft is done. OTA's are done.Now, after more than seven months of being off the gridiron, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will return to the field August 1 to begin training camp and prepare for the 2015 season.This marks head coach Lovie Smith’s second season as ring leader of the Bucs, and he certainly has his work cut out for him as he will attempt to mold...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louis Murphy, Akeem Spence out for start of Buccaneers camp

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed receiver Louis Murphy on the active/non-football injury list with an ankle injury that will sideline him for the start of training camp. Coach Lovie Smith also said Friday that defensive tackle Akeem Spence has a back injury that will prevent him from practicing. Spence was placed on the active/physically unable to perform...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston confirmed as Buccaneers starting QB

Jameis Winston is entering his first ever NFL season, but it does not sound like the rookie is facing much competition for a starting role. At his first press conference of training camp this week, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith confirmed that Winston will be Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback heading into the season. “He’ll be...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Tampa Bay Buccaneers you need to be watching this preseason

Training camp is here, and that means we can talk about football, real frickin’ football. And I couldn’t be happier. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: What will happen in the AFC in 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier cornerbacks Fantasy Preview: The top-60 RBs for 2015 First and 10: Ten stories other than DeflateGate that fans should pay attention to I’ve already got my DVR...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers announce the 'Siege the Day' campaign

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that their previous marketing campaign of "It's a Bucs Life," will now be replaced with a brand new campaign. The team paired up with ChappellRoberts, and according to Joe Kania of, has created the slogan "Siege the Day." "The new 'Siege the Day™' marketing campaign is focused on capturing the high level of excitement and energy...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearing extension

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ general manager Jason Licht has made it very publicly known that keeping linebacker Lavonte David in Tampa long term is the number one goal. According to NFL expert Rand Getlin, the Bucs and David are getting closer in contract negotiations. Getlin also cites Seahawks’ linebacker Bobby Wagner‘s deal as a likely influence in David’s compensation. Lavonte...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

EXPECTATIONS- 2nd of 3 part Series on Expectations of 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season: DEFENSE

EXPECTATIONS: DEFENSE You needed a special eye to see it (or some red/pewter/orange colored glasses as found here on Bucstop!) but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started taking a turn for the better last year after the 2nd debacle against the Baltimore Ravens. As if the Atlanta game wasnt bad enough, the Bucs got blown out twice last year, proof positive that even a good defensive system...
Via Buc Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raymond James Stadium to host massive fantasy football party

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' home stadium is looking to be a part of a record-breaking performance. According to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida, Raymond James Stadium will be hosting the Hooters Draft Party, which is a fantasy football draft hoping to break a world record. The executive director of the Tampa Sports Commission spoke with Laine about the event, and spoke about the...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three bold predictions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 season

Training camp is here!! Finally, there is actual, real-life football to talk about! I feel like I should throw a party or something, but for now, I guess I’ll just stick with what I know best: Making insanely bold predictions!! AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating each NFL team’s Week 1 starter Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier cornerbacks Fantasy Preview: The top-32 QBs for 2015...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback The Buccaneers finished last season 2-14, tied with the Tennessee Titans for the worst record in the NFL, and got the #1 pick in the draft. They might not have been definitely the worst team in the NFL, but they were pretty close, finishing 30th in rate of moving the chains differential, thanks to an offense that ranked 28th in rate of moving the chains and a defense...
Via The Football Fan Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five of the most depressing Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan signs you’ll ever see

Buccaneers Nation is the real deal. Through thick and thin, ups and downs, wins and losses, the Bucs faithful are always there, even if they’re a little angry. And you know what, Bucs fans deserve to be a little angry. It’s not very often that they have something to root for. And while this season looks to carry some hope (at least more than last season), don’t expect that...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans gets an amazing draft day tattoo

NFL Draft night is one of the most memorable occasions some players experience in their lives. To commemorate being a first-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014, wide receiver Mike Evans added this amazing tattoo to his collection of ink. #repost that boi @tat2sbygotti too nice A photo posted by Mike Evans (@mikeevans) on Jul 26, 2015 at 10:36am PDT With several...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Irvin says he's worried about Warren Sapp

Warren Sapp’s personal life took yet another troubling turn for the worse this week and his former NFL Network colleague Michael Irvin admitted he’s worried about his longtime friend. “Absolutely I am,” Irvin said during an interview on Dan Le Batard’s radio program. “I worry about him, man. There’s no doubt. I worry about him...Read More The post Michael Irvin says...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp accused of biting, stomping on girlfriend’s head

Warren Sapp has been charged with three counts of domestic violence stemming from a fight with his girlfriend in Las Vegas two months ago. Sapp is accused of biting and stomping on his girlfriend’s head during their altercation, which began at a hotel and carried over to her home. According to TMZ, Sapp and his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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