Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Should Bucs look for Nick Foles-type backup QB?

In his latest podcast, Rick Stroud discusses Bill Belichick’s benching of Malcolm Butler and whether it cost the Patriots a Super Bowl win.

Also, what is Nick Foles’ future, and should the Bucs be looking for a backup QB like him? Eagles Coach Doug Pederson plays to win, but evidence shows the Bucs don’t.

Plus, thoughts on John Lynch missing out on the Hall of Fame again, with the road ahead only getting rougher. Listen below:

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Bucs journal: Jason Pierre-Paul urges teammates not to take anything for granted

Bucs journal: Jason Pierre-Paul urges teammates not to take anything for granted

TAMPA — Jason Pierre-Paul no longer takes playing in the NFL for granted. He said Tuesday that was his message when he addressed his teammates after practice last week in Nashville.The former USF defensive end's career nearly ended after a horr...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs hopeful Donovan Smith’s 48-game starting streak continues despite injury

Bucs hopeful Donovan Smith’s 48-game starting streak continues despite injury

TAMPA — Donovan Smith sat at a table at the Nashville Airport's Marriott hotel after Friday morning's walk-though practice and talked of how he had become the ironman, of sorts, for the Buccaneers.It was one day before the team played the Titan...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Bucs look to bounce back from bad practice

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Bucs look to bounce back from bad practice

The Bucs had a bad practice on Monday and look to bounce back today, Rick Stroud says on today's podcast.Plus, the Rays shut out the Royals, making it 23 straight scoreless innings for Tampa Bay pitchers.And, Urban Meyer's fate at Ohio State could be...
Published: 08/21/18
Who says preseason doesn’t count for Bucs?

Who says preseason doesn’t count for Bucs?

TAMPA — Monday was a beautiful day out at One Buc Place.Sunny. Blue skies. Hot, but not a thousand degrees like it has been in recent weeks around here.The Bucs were finally back home after spending most of the past week in Nashville. And despi...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Vita Vea, Mitch Unrein injuries have Bucs scouring waiver wire again

Vita Vea, Mitch Unrein injuries have Bucs scouring waiver wire again

TAMPA — The Bucs continued to address their mounting injuries on defense by signing fifth-year defensive tackle Jerel Worthy.Rookie defensive tackle Vita Vea, the team's first round pick from Washington, hasn't played since suffering a calf str...
Published: 08/20/18
Justin Watson standing out in battle for Bucs’ final receiver spot

Justin Watson standing out in battle for Bucs’ final receiver spot

In the battle for the fifth receiver spot, Justin Watson needed to stand out.  Being 6-foot-3, 216 pounds helps. But the Penn rookie needed a play to separate himself from the pack.He got it at the end of the first half in Saturday's 30-14 win a...
Published: 08/20/18
Bucs now have Men in Black, injured players with no-contact jerseys

Bucs now have Men in Black, injured players with no-contact jerseys

Bucs cornerback M.J. Stewart and safety Jordan Whitehead suffered injuries in Saturday's 30-14 win against the Titans Saturday and had to leave the game.They were both back at practice Monday, but with a warning flag of sorts. Stewart and Whitehead w...
Published: 08/20/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: What a difference in Bucs quarterbacks

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: What a difference in Bucs quarterbacks

Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled while Jameis Winston dazzled, showing improvement in his footwork and scrambling, in the Bucs' preseason victory over the Titans. Tampa Bay also has gotten good play from DeSean Jackson, while rookie Ronald Jones ...
Published: 08/20/18
Nothing is going to stand in way of Peyton Barber and his goal to be Bucs’ starting running back

Nothing is going to stand in way of Peyton Barber and his goal to be Bucs’ starting running back

TAMPA – Ask Peyton Barber his approach to training camp or preseason games, and his answer is meant to bull over the questioner as if it's all that's standing between him and the goal line."I think the end-all goal for me is to be the star...
Published: 08/19/18
Bucs claim defensive tackle Adam Reth off waivers from the Eagles

Bucs claim defensive tackle Adam Reth off waivers from the Eagles

Facing a critical shortage of interior defensive linemen, the Bucs on Sunday claimed Eagles defensive tackle Adam Reth off waivers. To make room for Reth, the Bucs waived/injured defensive tackle Drew Iddings, who joined the team last week.With both ...
Published: 08/19/18