BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Free agency decisions: Should Tampa Bay Buccaneers bring back Vincent Jackson?

2016 was a breakout year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Unfortunately they had to go through most of it without Vincent Jackson. The team performed admirably in Jackson’s absence, but they clearly lacked a number two receiver all season. Having missed the better part of two seasons, many will wonder if he can still have a big impact in the NFL. That begs the question: Is Jackson...
Via EndZoneScore
13 hours ago

Mike Evans had the best catch of the 2016 NFL season

NFL.com made a neat video of the top 50 catches of the 2016 NFL season (via Buccaneers.com), and guess who’s at number one? Yup, it’s Mike Evans. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver had that one ridiculous one-handed catch against the Atlanta Falcons. Not only did he adjust to that catch, not only did he bring it in with one hand, he then held on through a ridiculous hard helmet...
Via Bucs Nation
15 hours ago

2017 NFL Draft: Top prospects the Buccaneers could target

Draft draft draft draft draft. That’s what most of the offseason looks like, right up until teams actually make their picks. So in the spirit of the offseason, let’s take a look at Daniel Jeremiah’s Top 50 prospects over at NFL.com —and who the Bucs are likely to target. If the draft sticks more or less to Jeremiah’s rankings, which is not going to happen, the Bucs will...
Via Bucs Nation
17 hours ago

Bucs Dip into CFL Again for LB Jeff Knox

After signing WR Derel Walker of the Edmonton Eskimos, the Buccaneers will also give an NFL opportunity to former Saskatchewan LB Jeff Knox.
Via Buccaneers.com
18 hours ago

Could Jabrill Peppers Fall to Buccaneers?

Experts believe that Michigan standout and Heisman Trophy finalist Jabrill Peppers could be on the board when the Buccaneers pick at No. 19 in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Via Buccaneers.com
21 hours ago

Headlines: The Start of Mock Draft Season

A sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.
Via Buccaneers.com
1 day ago

Vernon Hargreaves makes PFWA All-Rookie Team

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one representative on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team: cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, playing opposite Jalen Ramsey. Vernon Hargreaves didn’t have the best season, but he did play a lot. A whole lot. His 1114 snaps were fourth on the entire team, and his 1,036 defensive snaps were second by only five snaps to only Lavonte...
Via Bucs Nation
1 day ago

Cover 3: Bucs Search For A Dynamic RB; Toledo’s Hunt Is A Gamebreaker

Cover 3 is a weekly feature column written by PewterReport.com’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat writer Trevor Sikkema published every Tuesday. The column, as its name suggests, comes in three phases: a statistical observation, an in-depth film breakdown, and a “this or that” segment where the writer asks the reader to chose between two options. SIKKEMA’S […] The post Cover 3...
Via Pewter Report
1 day ago

PewterReport.com’s 2016 Buccaneers MVP Awards

The 2016 season saw the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turn the corner and post a winning record for the first time since 2010. The Bucs improved their win total by three, going from 6-10 in 2015 to 9-7 last year thanks in part to PewterReport.com’s 2016 Bucs MVPs. These players and this Tampa Bay assistant coach […] The post PewterReport.com’s 2016 Buccaneers MVP Awards appeared first...
Via Pewter Report
2 days ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers extend Mike Smith, could lose him after next season

Despite receiving interest from a couple of teams as a head coaching candidate, Mike Smith opted to stay with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend. Smith signed a multi-year extension on Friday, withdrawing his name from coaching consideration. The final opening Smith was being considered for closed soon after he made the announcement. It seems pretty likely that he was informed...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago

Top 10 Bucs’ Targets At 2017 East-West Shrine Game: Offense

Yesterday on PewterReports.com, we took a look at which 10 defensive players the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be keeping their eyes on during East-West Shrine Week. Now it’s time for the offense. With the need to get quarterback Jameis Winston some weapons being the most pressing one, this list is going to be filled with […] The post Top 10 Bucs’ Targets At 2017 East-West Shrine...
Via Pewter Report
3 days ago

Buccaneers sign defensive coordinator Mike Smith to extension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Smith says he's committed to helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers realize their potential, not trying to become a head coach again.The Bucs signed their defensive coordinator to a contract extension on Friday, ending speculation about where the former Falcons coach might wind up next season.Smith spoke with the Jaguars and the Chargers about head coaching vacancies...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs sign defensive coordinator Smith to contract extension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Mike Smith says he's committed to helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers realize their potential, not trying to become a head coach again. The Bucs signed their defensive coordinator to a contract extension on Friday, ending speculation about where the former Falcons coach might wind up next season. Smith spoke with the Jaguars and Chargers about head coaching vacancies...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter takes shot at critical Buccaneers fans

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved vastly this season compared to last and finished with a 9-7 record. This was enough to see the team finish in second place in the NFC South. All of this is quite impressive considering it was the Bucs’ best finish since 2007 and that it is just the second season for quarterback Jameis Winston. This unfortunately has not stopped critics from complaining...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Winning season without playoffs bittersweet for Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't playing the ''what if'' game. The team's first winning record in six years wasn't good enough to get them into the playoffs, however coach Dirk Koetter isn't spending a lot time lamenting what might have been if a play or two had gone differently during a 9-7 finish. Instead, he and general manager Jason Licht are focused on continuing...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers blast Buccaneers’ ‘bush-league’ video boards

Ask the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take home-field advantage a bit too far. The Panthers took a one-point loss on the road against the Buccaneers to close the season and came away with two key complaints about Tampa Bay’s video boards. Kicker Graham Gano, who missed three of his four attempts, talked about how the video board showed a live shot of himself, while...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers unhappy about video board antics during loss to Bucs

Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano missed three of his four field goal attempts in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Did the stadium video board operator have something to do with that? After the game, Gano complained about the Bucs showing live footage of his kicks on the video board behind the goal posts he was kicking. The board displayed a solid red background when...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans seems disappointed with his performance

Third-year Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is in the midst of a breakout 2016 campaign. The former top-10 pick has put up 91 receptions for 1,256 yards and 11 touchdowns in 15 games. Those surely are tremendous numbers. They also led to his first Pro Bowl selection. But if you ask Evans, he doesn’t seem to be terribly impressed with what he accomplished for a surprising...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers RB Doug Martin suspended four games

It’s now all starting to make sense. Shortly after it was reported that Doug Martin was leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for personal reasons, said departure could have to do with the fact that he’s apparently been suspended four games by the NFL. Bucs RB Doug Martin failed a drug test and is being suspended four games starting now, per league sources. — Adam Schefter ...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers are still ‘mathematically’ alive in playoff race

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one path to making the postseason, with the chances of everything happening currently standing at less than one percent. According to ESPN Stats and Information, the Buccaneers need seven exact results in Week 17 to sneak into the postseason as the NFC’s final wild card. Here are the seven things that need to happen: – Buccaneers win over Carolina...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin to be inactive again, could be finished with Bucs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is once again going to be inactive for Week 17, and it’s fair to wonder if he has played his last game for the team. Martin was inactive for last weekend’s game against the New Orleans Saints despite being healthy. Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that keeping Martin off the active roster was a “coach’s decision.” Martin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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