Monday, January 22, 2018

Bucs Beat

Rick Stroud and Greg Auman

Jaguars defense salivates over rematch with Steelers

Jaguars defense salivates over rematch with Steelers

JACKSONVILLE — You can't blame the Jaguars' defense for being confident.First there was a division title, finishing second in the NFL in points and yards allowed, then holding Buffalo to three points last week in Jacksonville's first playoff ga...
Published: 01/12/18
PFF gives Bucs’ O.J. Howard lowest grade of any first-rounder

PFF gives Bucs’ O.J. Howard lowest grade of any first-rounder

By most accounts, Bucs tight end O.J. Howard had a promising rookie season. He caught six touchdown passes, which set a Bucs rookie record and was one short of the NFL high among rookies at any position.Pro Football Focus, in handing out grades to al...
Published: 01/10/18
Former Bucs coach Jon Gruden: “I never wanted to leave the Raiders”

Former Bucs coach Jon Gruden: “I never wanted to leave the Raiders”

Saying he never wanted to be traded from the Oakland Raiders to Tampa Bay in the first place, Jon Gruden returned as the head coach of the Silver and Black, nearly 20 years to the day after he was hired there the first time."Obviously, this is every ...
Published: 01/09/18
CFP roundtable: Which Georgia or Bama player would look good in a Bucs’ uniform?

CFP roundtable: Which Georgia or Bama player would look good in a Bucs’ uniform?

Our staff writers weigh in on which Alabama or Georgia player they'd like to see playing in Tampa Bay next season for the Bucs:CAN THE BUCS GET NICK-ED UP?Joey Knight, @TBTimes_Bulls: Kendrick Lamar was practically warming up for his halftime gig bef...
Published: 01/08/18
Updated: 01/09/18
McCoy says he’d ‘love’ to have Michael Bennett back with Bucs

McCoy says he’d ‘love’ to have Michael Bennett back with Bucs

Michael Bennett isn't a free agent yet, but if the Seahawks decide to cut the 32-year-old Pro Bowl defensive end, count Gerald McCoy among those who would support Tampa Bay bringing him back."If @mosesbread72 is serious about Seattle not wanting him ...
Updated one month ago
Bucs players nearly absent in AP All-Pro team balloting

Bucs players nearly absent in AP All-Pro team balloting

The voting for the 2017 Associated Press All-Pro team has been released, and the Bucs had no players selected for the second year in a row, with linebacker Lavonte David as the only player to make it onto any of 50 ballots.David got two votes —...
Updated one month ago
Reports: Raiders to give Jon Gruden 10 years, $100 million

Reports: Raiders to give Jon Gruden 10 years, $100 million

Jon Gruden is coming back to the NFL, and the Oakland Raiders are paying a Las Vegas jackpot to get him.The former Bucs coach — who guided Tampa Bay to its only Super Bowl championship after the 2002 season — will be reportedly introduced...
Updated one month ago
With Gruden headed to Raiders, maybe Bucs liked Koetter better than this field of candidates

With Gruden headed to Raiders, maybe Bucs liked Koetter better than this field of candidates

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said it took 'courage,' for the Glazer family, which owns the team, to bring him and his staff back for 2018 following a 5-11 record this season."They are going to give me and my staff the opportunity to come back and fix...
Updated one month ago
Could Bucs follow Jaguars’ path? ‘Same thing could happen here’

Could Bucs follow Jaguars’ path? ‘Same thing could happen here’

If there is hope for the 2018 Bucs, for how big a single season's turnaround can be in bringing a losing team back to the postseason, it is 200 miles to the northeast, in Jacksonville.The Jaguars will host a playoff game on Sunday against Buffalo ...
Updated one month ago
Playing time earns Bucs’ Kwon Alexander a nice raise for 2018

Playing time earns Bucs’ Kwon Alexander a nice raise for 2018

Kwon Alexander's big NFL payday is still likely a year away, but the former fourth-round pick will earn a hefty raise in 2018.That's thanks to the NFL's "Proven Performance Escalator," designed to compensate low-round draft picks who have played sign...
Updated one month ago