Monday, October 08, 2018

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Buccaneers-Bears All-22: Is Tampa Bay blitzing enough? Should Mike Smith be fired?

Buccaneers-Bears All-22: Is Tampa Bay blitzing enough? Should Mike Smith be fired?

“I’ve been in the league for nine years and never got beat like that. Never, ever got beat like that.” — Bucs defensive end Jason Pierre-PaulDeep breaths.The Buccaneers’ 48-10 loss to the Bears was an embarrassment. Burn...
Published: 10/04/18
Updated: 10/05/18
FANTASY PLAYS: Burning questions for Week 5 in football

FANTASY PLAYS: Burning questions for Week 5 in football

A look at some key fantasy questions for Week 5: CAN YOU START SAINTS RB MARK INGRAM IN HIS FIRST GAME BACK FROM SUSPENSION? Thereís no substitution for real-life game action and Ingram isnít likely to be in midseason form for a couple of weeks, but ...
Published: 10/05/18
Bucs quarterly report: Would firing Mike Smith be an overreaction?

Bucs quarterly report: Would firing Mike Smith be an overreaction?

From 2-0 and the talk of the NFL to 2-2 and turning the Bears — THE BEARS — into the greatest show on turf.That's the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and, predictably, there's been panic in the air this week.Fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith.Bre...
Published: 10/05/18
Could LSUís caretaker be a catalyst against Gators?

Could LSUís caretaker be a catalyst against Gators?

It wasn't so much a sound bite as it was a crunch or, yes, even a chomp. Gators WR Trevon Grimes created a social media stir earlier this week with his assessment of LSU QB (and fellow Ohio State transfer) Joe Burrow.Speaking of the reigning SEC Offe...
Published: 10/05/18
Tom Herman as an underdog, a new Hokies quarterback and more college football notes

Tom Herman as an underdog, a new Hokies quarterback and more college football notes

GameDay breakdownThe fact that Oklahoma is a touchdown favorite over No. 19 Texas might be a good thing for Tom Herman's Longhorns. Including his time at Houston, Herman is 8-4 as an underdog (and his teams covered the spread in three of those four d...
Published: 10/05/18
NFL picks Week 5: Our Bucs coverage teamís predictions

NFL picks Week 5: Our Bucs coverage teamís predictions

Here’s an alternative to spending your Bucs-less weekend fretting over Tampa Bay’s problems:Keep an eye on the Falcons, scout and compare defensive woes.The Falcons travel to Pittsburgh Sunday as 3.5-point underdogs to a Steelers team who...
Published: 10/05/18
New Lightning GM Julien BriseBois guided by his three keys to happiness

New Lightning GM Julien BriseBois guided by his three keys to happiness

If Julien BriseBois had to give up sports law, so be it. He wanted out. He had had enough.Every Monday through Thursday, two decades before he would become the seventh general manager of the Lightning, BriseBois arrived at the Heenan Blaikie law firm...
Published: 10/05/18
Jordan Cronkrite shining, NFL draft prospects in Gainesville and more Florida football notes

Jordan Cronkrite shining, NFL draft prospects in Gainesville and more Florida football notes

Local of the weekFlorida State LB DeCalon Brooks (Gaither High)Brooks earned ACC linebacker of the week honors in his second start with two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble at Louisville. Given the Seminoles' offensive struggles, he'll need to ...
Published: 10/05/18
These teams keep knocking, but just canít win (the Stanley Cup)

These teams keep knocking, but just canít win (the Stanley Cup)

Some of the NHL teams that have rap, rap, rapped on the door but have never broken through (or it has been a while) to win the Stanley Cup:Toronto Maple LeafsTechnically, they shouldn't count, since they have won the Stanley Cup 13 times. But they ha...
Published: 10/05/18
Florida State-Miami needs more juice. Here are four ways to make it matter again.

Florida State-Miami needs more juice. Here are four ways to make it matter again.

After spending more than two decades around Florida State/Miami, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt knows the series as well as anyone."It's a great rivalry," Richt said during his weekly news conference.But it's not what it used to be, or what it should be...
Published: 10/05/18
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