Friday, October 19, 2018

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

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

TAMPA — OK, raise your hand if when the schedule came out you circled Bucs-Browns as the pivotal game in Tampa Bay's season.Yet here we are. The Bucs, who fired their defensive coordinator this week in an effort to save their season, face ...
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Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rick Stroud previews Bucs-Browns

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

Rick Stroud previews Sunday's Bucs-Browns matchup, as Tampa Bay looks to get back to .500 and new coordinator Mark Duffner takes the reins of the defense.Plus, we get a scouting report from Cleveland on Browns QB Baker Mayfield. And, the Lightning fi...
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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...
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

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
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
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
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
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