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The Ledger Oct 29, 2014

Bucs Turn Focus Back To O-Line

TAMPA | There was one point during the season when Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith seemed disappointed that no one asked about the progress of the offensive line. The Bucs, which had problems in protection throughout training camp, had picked up guard Logan Mankins in a trade with New England and seemed to be on the right track. Yet, during the last two games, the Bucs have allowed 10 sacks, and Tampa Bay is last in the NFL in total offense, averaging 295.1 yards per game. Protection is on everybody, quarterback Mike Glennon said. It's on the offensive line, it's on the quarterbacks, it's on the...

Recapping Patriots 2015 draft picks

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With the New England Patriots active in the trade market over the last week, acquiring linebackers Akeem Ayers and Jonathan Casillas, let's re-set their 2015 draft picks: 1. First round (assigned selection) 2. Second round (assigned selection) 3. Third round (assigned selection) 4a. Fourth round (from Tampa Bay, via Logan Mankins trade) 4b. Fourth round (assigned selection) 6. Sixth round (from Tampa Bay, via Jonathan Casillas trade) 7.
Bucs Nation Oct 16, 2014

The Buccaneers' free agency spending spree failed, again

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't done well in free agency. Yet again. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were one of the biggest spenders in free agency last year. For the third year in a row. And for the third year in a row, their return-on-investment has been terrible. A primary example is the offensive line. They tried to overhaul the entire line. It hasn't worked, and the line was particularly disastrous against the Baltimore Ravens last week. Even Logan Mankins, who the Bucs gave up a fourth-round pick and Tim Wright for, has been a problem. "Logan Mankins is by no means the player he once...
Pats Pulpit Oct 9, 2014

Death, Taxes, and Larry Fitzgerald to the Patriots Trade Rumors

There are a few certainties in life. The sooner you face them, the faster you can move on with your life. What would you give for a 31 year old receiver who hasn't reached 1000 yards since 2011? What if the receiver has only broken 100 yards in a game four times in that time span? What if they carry a $23.6 million cap hit in 2015, when they'll be 32, followed by astronomically high cap hits the following three years? Death, taxes, and Larry Fitzgerald trade rumors. Any link to the Patriots is just a combination of all three. Fitzgerald is on record saying that, in Logan Mankins fashion,...

Tim Wright: ‘I’m starting to get more involved in the offense now’

FOXBORO — Tight end Tim Wright has only been a member of the Patriots for a little over a month, but he’€™s starting to make his presence felt. Wright — who was traded to the Patriots for Logan Mankins and a 2015 fourth-round pick before the season — has played in all five games so […]

The Wright Stuff: Patriots Tight End Finally Has His Breakout Night

Patriots fans got a glimpse of what they got in return for Logan Mankins Sunday night.

Mankins hopes Bucs can run like Cowboys did

Bucs guard Logan Mankins wants more consistency in the team's running game, and in preparing for Sunday's game at New Orleans, he was encouraged, seeing the way the Cowboys were able to rush for 190 yards in a 38-17 win against the Saints last week.

Tom Brady continuing to struggle, fantasy value taking a hit

The Pats' legendary quarterback hasn't struggled this much since he took over as the team's starter. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says "there's no magic scheme" when talking about the team's struggles on Wednesday morning, according to NFL.com's Marc Sessler. Fantasy Impact: Much has been made about the Pats' struggles with regard to the team's offensive line, espescially with regard to the offseason trade  of left tackle Logan Mankins.

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