Thursday, October 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sports Day Tampa Bay: Drew Brees sets NFL’s all-time passing yardage mark

Drew Brees sets the NFL's all-time passing yardage mark in style, throwing a 62-yard touchdown pass and then telling his children on the sideline that you can accomplish anything you want in life if you work at it.

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston can learn from Brees' consistency, as the Saints signalcaller regularly completes 67 percent of his passes while throwing for 300-plus yards and three touchdowns.

Plus, Dirk Koetter explains why Mike Smith remains as defensive coordinator. Brentson Buckner discusses his "average" defensive line, and Jon Hoke talks about the Bucs young defensive backs.

And, three of the final four teams in the baseball playoffs have been determined.

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Bucs considered making two throws into end zone instead of the trick play in Atlanta

Bucs considered making two throws into end zone instead of the trick play in Atlanta

TAMPA — Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken toyed with the idea of maybe taking two shots at the end zone in the final seven seconds of the Bucs 34-29 loss at Atlanta last Sunday."I thought about that," Monken said. "Before that we ran a pla...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Dirk Koetter has no interest in adding consultant to diagnose Bucs defense

Dirk Koetter has no interest in adding consultant to diagnose Bucs defense

TAMPA — Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has no intention of becoming more involved on the defensive side of the ball, preferring to leave that to new coordinator Mark Duffner as he replaces the fired Mike Smith."That wouldn't be the answer," Koetter sa...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Buccaneers-Falcons All-22: Quarterbacks are faking out Tampa Bay’s defense

Buccaneers-Falcons All-22: Quarterbacks are faking out Tampa Bay’s defense

Thank goodness for the Buffalo Bills.Their offense might be the only thing in the NFL right now more unsightly than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. Yes, the Bucs are allowing more points per game than any other team. It might seem as if it couldn&#...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Mark Duffner, ‘living legend,’ takes over as Bucs defensive coordinator

Mark Duffner, ‘living legend,’ takes over as Bucs defensive coordinator

TAMPA — When Mark Duffner's playing career as a standout defensive lineman ended at William & Mary, he sent out 100 resumes to colleges, seeking a position as a graduate assistant."I got 96 nos and four yeses,'' Duffner said.One yes was from Fr...
Published: 10/17/18
Bucs defensive linemen Gerald McCoy, Vinny Curry miss practice Wednesday

Bucs defensive linemen Gerald McCoy, Vinny Curry miss practice Wednesday

With tackle Gerald McCoy and end Vinny Curry both absent from Bucs practice Wednesday, the availability of two of the team's four starting defensive linemen is uncertain heading into Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.Both players were l...
Published: 10/17/18
Bucs LB Kendell Beckwith unable to return on first day eligible to practice

Bucs LB Kendell Beckwith unable to return on first day eligible to practice

Bucs linebacker Kendell Beckwith, whose season-long recovery from ankle surgery has left a major void defensively, did not practice on Wednesday – the first day he was eligible to return to the field. Beckwith, who was placed on the non-footbal...
Published: 10/17/18
Bucs new girls flag football program could add to county's high school success

Bucs new girls flag football program could add to county's high school success

Jen Welter, NFL's first female coach, helps introduce program with special clinic
Published: 10/16/18
Updated: 10/17/18
Bucs players add support to Tampa ex-offender program

Bucs players add support to Tampa ex-offender program

TAMPA — Buccaneers players spent Tuesday morning at Abe Brown Ministries in Belmont Heights listening to stories of redemption.The second stop on the team's player-driven Social Justice Initiative schedule saw players immersed in a classroom se...
Published: 10/16/18
What Cleveland Browns fans have to say to Bucs fans

What Cleveland Browns fans have to say to Bucs fans

CLEARWATER — Not all true believers simply head to church on Sundays.One particular parish gathers at Quaker Steak & Lube on 49th Street North. They come to this restaurant for their ritual, for what, to the rest of us, might seem like serial m...
Published: 10/16/18
Why the Bucs aren’t likely to trade for Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson

Why the Bucs aren’t likely to trade for Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson

TAMPA — Ever since it was reported the Cardinals would consider trading cornerback Patrick Peterson, Bucs fans have wondered why can't their team make that deal?Bucs general manager Jason Licht has worked with Arizona general manager Steve Keim...
Published: 10/16/18