Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Why the Bucs never had a chance

Why the Bucs never had a chance

ATLANTA — You can watch every tantalizing frame of the final play of the game over and over again until make yourself sick at how close the Bucs came to pulling off a miracle.You can curse kicker Chandler Catanzaro for missing an extra-point th...
Published: 10/14/18
Bucs-Falcons: Grading Tampa Bay’s 34-29 loss at Atlanta

Bucs-Falcons: Grading Tampa Bay’s 34-29 loss at Atlanta

ATLANTA — Well ain't that a kick in the head?Not just the Bucs loss, although Tampa Bay fans are probably feeling mighty queasy right now. It's how the Bucs ended up losing. Two big kicks — one made and one missed — turned out to ha...
Published: 10/14/18
Bucs-Falcons journal: Game a tale of two halves for Tampa Bay defense

Bucs-Falcons journal: Game a tale of two halves for Tampa Bay defense

ATLANTA —  It was the tale of two halves for the Bucs defense, which needs to put down the shovels because it keeps digging first-half holes for the offense.Against the Steelers, they trailed 30-7 at halftime. Against the Bears, it was 38-...
Published: 10/14/18
Bucs-Falcons roundtable: William Gholston’s penalty was Tampa Bay’s most costly play

Bucs-Falcons roundtable: William Gholston’s penalty was Tampa Bay’s most costly play

There were plenty of costly Bucs mistakes in the first half in Atlanta today:*Chandler Catanzaro's missed point-after kick.*Jameis Winston's interception on a deep throw to DeSean Jackson.*And on defense, where do we start? Here's the Times' Bucs cov...
Published: 10/14/18
Bucs-Falcons: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 34-29 loss

Bucs-Falcons: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 34-29 loss

Here's a by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 34-29 loss to the Falcons on Sunday:-66The Bucs' point margin in the first half of their past three games.4Games this season in which the Bucs have allowed a quarterback to pass for at least 300 yards and com...
Published: 10/14/18
Bucs’ comeback falls short in 34-29 loss at Atlanta

Bucs’ comeback falls short in 34-29 loss at Atlanta

ATLANTA —  Atlanta scored on four of five first-half possessions, and Matt Ryan passed for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons beat the Bucs 34-29 here Sunday.Quarterback Jameis Winston, making his first start since his three-gam...
Published: 10/14/18
Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide to Buccaneers-Falcons: Welcome to Separation Sunday

Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide to Buccaneers-Falcons: Welcome to Separation Sunday

Survey the NFL landscape. It’s a wasteland of mediocrity. More than two thirds of the league is a game above .500, a game below .500 or exactly .500.It’s a muddled mess right now, but order soon will be restored.Welcome to Separation Sund...
Published: 10/13/18
Bucs-Falcons: Sunday’s game is winnable for Tampa Bay, which makes it critical

Bucs-Falcons: Sunday’s game is winnable for Tampa Bay, which makes it critical

TAMPA — Know what is one of the hardest things in football to do? Well, besides blocking Khalil Mack or getting a decent answer out of Bill Belichick?Looking at an NFL schedule before the season and predicting which games a team will win.It's i...
Published: 10/13/18
The Bucs made Ali Marpet a wealthy young man. Who’s next?

The Bucs made Ali Marpet a wealthy young man. Who’s next?

TAMPA — Taco Tuesday will never be the same for Bucs guard Ali Marpet, who signed a five-year, $54.125 million extension earlier this week.He celebrated by having dinner at home with his brother, girlfriend and friends."It was phenomenal. My br...
Published: 10/13/18
It’s no fantasy: Jameis Winston has a connection with Cameron Brate

It’s no fantasy: Jameis Winston has a connection with Cameron Brate

TAMPA —Cameron Brate is the fantasy football play of the week at tight end in the NFL. In reality, his prospects for catching passes also looks much better with the return of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.Though Brate and quarterback Ryan Fit...
Published: 10/12/18
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