Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs-Eagles grades: Tampa Bay outplays NFL’s best right from the start

Bucs-Eagles grades: Tampa Bay outplays NFL’s best right from the start

TAMPA — It was a red-hot opportunity against the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles in the red-hot box of Raymond James Stadium. A home opener against the best. You don't get many chances like this in your football history, especially recent ...
Published: 09/16/18
Ryan Fitzpatrick throws four TD passes as Bucs upend Eagles, 27-21

Ryan Fitzpatrick throws four TD passes as Bucs upend Eagles, 27-21

It took 11 seconds for Ryan Fitzpatrick to prove last week was no fluke.The Bucs' white-hot quarterback connected with DeSean Jackson for a 75-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles.It was the first of four ...
Published: 09/16/18
Bucs-Eagles: How another Sunday of FitzMagic looked

Bucs-Eagles: How another Sunday of FitzMagic looked

TAMPA — Ryan Fitzpatrick became the first quarterback in NFL history to open the season with two games of 400-plus yards passing and four touchdown passes.And that's not the half of it. The Bucs are 2-0 having beaten Drew Brees in the Supe...
Published: 09/16/18
Bucs-Eagles: Good things happen when Tampa Bay comes out throwing

Bucs-Eagles: Good things happen when Tampa Bay comes out throwing

TAMPA — The Bucs threw the ball to start three of their seven first-half drives against the Eagles.The first two for 75 yards, both for touchdowns.The third went for 20 yards to Howard, igniting the drive that put the Bucs up 20-7 on&...
Published: 09/16/18
Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide to Eagles-Buccaneers: The key to Philadelphia’s red-zone success

Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide to Eagles-Buccaneers: The key to Philadelphia’s red-zone success

After torching the Saints in Week 1, Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been the talk of the NFL. Yeah, there has been some chatter about some guy named Aaron, but whatever he did probably wasn’t as amazing.Now, though, it gets ...
Published: 09/15/18
Bucs-Eagles: Why Tampa Bay needs to be ready for anything

Bucs-Eagles: Why Tampa Bay needs to be ready for anything

TAMPA — The last time the Bucs used a trick play was Lovie Smith's first season as head coach in 2014. It didn't work. Running back Bobby Rainey took a handoff and ran to his left. Since he is left-handed, there may have been an element of surp...
Published: 09/15/18
Bucs receiver depth could be tested by the heat

Bucs receiver depth could be tested by the heat

TAMPA – DeSean Jackson practiced Friday but was still under concussion protocol, so that's why the Bucs feel good about their wide receiver depth. Not just because of injuries, but to combat what is expected to be a very hot day.Sunday's high t...
Published: 09/14/18
Eagles-Buccaneers: Doug Pederson is fearless on fourth down. Will other coaches follow suit?

Eagles-Buccaneers: Doug Pederson is fearless on fourth down. Will other coaches follow suit?

“I have spent my whole life scared. Frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen. Fifty years I spent like that. Finding myself awake at 3 in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my diagnosis, I sleep just fine. ...
Published: 09/14/18
Hey, maybe 3-0 isn’t so crazy after all for Bucs

Hey, maybe 3-0 isn’t so crazy after all for Bucs

TAMPA — Just a few minutes ago, it seemed like we all were wondering if the Bucs could win just one of their first three games.Now?We're wondering if the Bucs can win all three.Put it this way, Bucs fans don't need to take any hallucinogens to ...
Published: 09/14/18
Bucs-Eagles: Welcome to backup quarterback heaven

Bucs-Eagles: Welcome to backup quarterback heaven

TAMPA — If there is a heaven for backup quarterbacks, well, Nick Foles has seen the Promised Land.Taking over after Carson Wentz went down with torn knee ligaments last December, Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory over th...
Published: 09/14/18
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