Friday, October 19, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs’ defense takes major steps forward

In his latest Cannon Fodder podcast, Greg Auman looks back on Sunday’s 15-10 Bucs win over the Jets, snapping a five-game losing streak.

He talks about how the defense took major steps forward with sacks and third downs, two areas where it had been last in the NFL. Listen below:

 

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Why this is the biggest Bucs game of the season

Why this is the biggest Bucs game of the season

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Updated: 27 minutes ago
Bucs decided on team captains. Jameis Winston, Gerald McCoy didn’t get picked

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs-Browns: Predictions for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game in Tampa Bay

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Updated: 4 hours ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rick Stroud previews Bucs-Browns

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rick Stroud previews Bucs-Browns

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Updated: 5 hours ago
Dirk Koetter has no interest in adding consultant to diagnose Bucs defense

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Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs QB Jameis Winston gives, and other teams tend to take away

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

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Published: 10/18/18
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

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

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