Friday, October 19, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs-Lions: Social media reaction from Tampa Bay’s 24-21 loss

Matthew Stafford playing with a bad throwing hand completed 36 of 44 passes. The Bucs committed five turnovers. And yet.....

Tampa Bay tied it late in the fourth quarter Sunday before Detroit drove for Matt Prater’s 46-yard field goal and a 24-21 victory at Raymond James Stadium.

Here’s a sampling of the social media reaction before, during and after the loss that guaranteed Tampa Bay a losing record and eliminated the Bucs from NFC Playoff contention:

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Bucs QB Jameis Winston gives, and other teams tend to take away

Bucs QB Jameis Winston gives, and other teams tend to take away

TAMPA — Jameis Winston put up gaudy passing numbers in his first start of the season last week, placing the Bucs within one play of a comeback win over the Falcons.But instead of his Winston's four touchdowns and nearly 400 passing yards, his t...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston ‘psyched’ for home debut

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston ‘psyched’ for home debut

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston is excited to get back on the field at Raymond James Stadium.Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns will mark Winston's first home game of the season — he missed the team's first two while serving his le...
Published: 10/18/18
Struggle is real for Bucs vs. rookie QBs like the Browns’ Baker Mayfield

Struggle is real for Bucs vs. rookie QBs like the Browns’ Baker Mayfield

TAMPA— DE Jason Pierre-Paul feels good about the Bucs' matchup against Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield."He's a rookie quarterback, man. You know, I love it," Pierre-Paul said. "He's a rookie quarterback and congrats to him to being in the NFL...
Published: 10/18/18
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...
Published: 10/18/18
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...
Published: 10/18/18
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&#...
Published: 10/17/18
Updated: 10/18/18
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