Saturday, December 16, 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 4 NFL predictions

Thomas Bassinger

23-25 spread

27-21 overall

3-0 lock

1-2 upset

Jacksonville 24-22

Cleveland 30-20

Buffalo 31-27

N.Y. JETS 24-19

Atlanta 27-20

Chicago 27-24

Tennessee 17-16

Baltimore 24-20

Tampa Bay 15-14

Rick Stroud

22-25 spread

22-15 overall

1-2 lock

1-2 upset

Indianapolis 23-20

Washington 30-21

New England 17-16

Seattle 23-21

Carolina 30-27

Detroit 30-20

Houston 28-20

Baltimore 17-13

Dallas 17-6

NEW ORLEANS 30-17

Arizona 30-14

Pittsburgh 24-20

Minnesota 20-10

Ernest Hooper

17-31 spread

26-22 overall

1-2 lock

0-3 upset

Indianapolis 14-10

Cleveland 20-13

New England 21-13

Seattle 21-17

Carolina 30-24

Detroit 24-17

Houston 20-10

Baltimore 17-7

Denver 13-7

Dallas 24-10

San Diego 30-24

ARIZONA 20-10

Pittsburgh 34-30

Minnesota 30-20

Tom Jones

16-32 spread

27-21 overall

1-2 upset

1-2 spread

Cincinnati 27-17

Indianapolis 24-16

WASHINGTON 30-17

New England 20-10

Seattle 21-16

Atlanta 27-20

Detroit 24-14

Houston 26-17

Baltimore 27-19

Denver 26-10

San Francisco 22-14

San Diego 30-21

Arizona 33-9

Pittsburgh 28-20

N.Y. Giants 20-13

Greg Auman

16-32 spread

25-23 overall

0-3 lock

0-3 upset

Indianapolis 24-17

Washington 31-20

New England 21-13

SEATTLE 17-7 (LOCK)

Carolina 31-28

Detroit 20-10

Tennessee 21-17 (UPSET)

Oakland 24-21

San Francisco 21-20

San Diego 41-35

Arizona 31-17

Pittsburgh 21-17

N.Y. Giants 27-24

Martin Fennelly

15-33 spread

25-23 overall

0-3 lock

1-2 upset

Cincinnati 24-16

Jacksonville 31-30

WASHINGTON 31-16

New England 20-10

N.Y. Jets 17-16

Carolina 31-28

Detroit 24-20

Houston 20-19

Baltimore 23-21

Denver 20-19

San Francisco 23-21

San Diego 34-28

Arizona 23-10

Pittsburgh 27-20

Minnesota 21-19

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Nobody has Jameis Winston’s back more than Dirk Koetter, offensive coordinator Todd Monken insists

Nobody has Jameis Winston’s back more than Dirk Koetter, offensive coordinator Todd Monken insists

Nobody is a bigger supporter of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston than head coach Dirk Koetter.That was the passionate message that offensive coordinator/receivers coach Todd Monken unloaded at his news conference Friday, saying that reports that Winst...
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TAMPA — The Bucs’ linebacker depth was tested during the first five weeks of the season, when Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander missed a combined six games with injuries.And now, as David is again sidelined by a hamstring injury, the experience gained...
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Cannon Fodder podcast: Let’s revisit Monday night games in Bucs’ past

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Published: 12/15/17
Why the Bucs need a Dungy more than a Gruden

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TAMPA — The worst week of Dirk Koetter’s life rolls on.It’s Gruden Week, just like Shark Week, only with smaller teeth and a bigger playbook. It’s the big build-up to Gruden’s induction into the Buc Ring of Honor this Monday night, with the accompany...
Published: 12/15/17
Rick and Tom podcast: Is Dirk Koetter fighting for his job?

Rick and Tom podcast: Is Dirk Koetter fighting for his job?

In their latest podcast, Rick Stroud and Tom Jones discuss whether Dirk Koetter is fighting for his job the final three weeks of season. Is there a rift between him and Jameis Winston? Has Winston shown enough progress this year? And who are the Glaz...
Published: 12/15/17
Bucs’ Lavonte David misses practice with hamstring injury

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Published: 12/14/17
USF’s Nigel Harris eager for chance with hometown Bucs

USF’s Nigel Harris eager for chance with hometown Bucs

When Nigel Harris chose where to play college football, he wanted to stay home in Tampa at USF. And now, after playing for the Chargers and Giants as an NFL rookie, he's grateful for the chance to again prove himself in Tampa as the newest member of ...
Published: 12/14/17
NFL Week 15: Tampa Bay Times staff picks

NFL Week 15: Tampa Bay Times staff picks

Week 15 starts and ends with disappointment — a Thursday night meeting of two of the more disappointing teams (Denver at Indianapolis) and a Monday night game that once had held high hopes locally (Atlanta at Tampa Bay). Once.Here's our picks f...
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Measuring Jameis Winston’s progress, and Dirk Koetter’s job security

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Published: 12/14/17
Jones: If you were Jon Gruden, what would you do?

Jones: If you were Jon Gruden, what would you do?

What would you do?If you were Jon Gruden, what would you do?Well, you could go to Hooter’s and order a pitcher of beer and dozen wings. Then, Monday, you could go be inducted into the Bucs’ Ring of Honor.I’m talking about after that.Would you stay i...
Published: 12/14/17