Bucs Preview 2019

  1. Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) reacts following a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) MIKE MCCARN  |  AP
    The third-year 'iron man’ punishes opponents with a versatile effort. How will Tampa Bay respond?
  2. The Bucs open the season at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at home against the San Francisco 49ers. MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Bucs 2019: The Times’ coverage team predicts Tampa Bay’s record, biggest win, surprises, disappointment and what will make the season a success.
  3. Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston (3) talks with head coach Dirk Koetter during a 2016 game. [Times file (2016)]
    Bucs 2019: With its fifth head coaching change since 2008, Tampa Bay has launched another new era for what is arguably the most influential relationship in sports.
  4. Left tackle Donovan Smith's value to the Bucs is in protecting Jameis Winston's blind side. MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Bucs roundtable: Another way to think of it is who else can they least afford to lose?
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (33) signs autographs while wearing a Catapault GPS vest during training camp at the AdventHealth Training Center on August 3, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. MONICA HERNDON   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Tampa Bay employs new technology in an effort to know what’s really happening with players
  6. Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) sacked Jameis Winston (3) during an Aug. 23, 2019, preseason game. MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Bucs roundtable: Is it a green secondary, a thin defensive front or a highly-paid offensive line?
  7. Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden gestures on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) STEPHEN BRASHEAR  |  AP
    Bucs 2019: How the most notable NFL head coaches fared after their hiatus or retirement.
  8. New Bucs head coach Bruce Arians. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Bucs 2019: A factory worker and a famed college football coach influenced the man Tampa Bay hopes can turn around the franchise.
  9. Bucs receiver Mike Evans. MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Bucs roundtable: Could Tampa Bay’s arduous schedule define the season?
  10. Bucs linebacker Devin White. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The former LSU linebacker the Bucs drafted No. 5 overall and already drawn comparisons to Ray Lewis and Patrick Willis. Could he actually be that good?
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