Bucs Preview 2019

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston passes against the Los Angeles Rams during the first of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ  |  AP
    The Bucs quarterback wins the award for only the second time in his career
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen (66) warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) TONY GUTIERREZ  |  AP
    Team will be without linebacker Devin White and cornerback Jamel Dean vs. the Rams
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.