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Lack of balance has hamstrung Buccaneers offense

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have put up extraordinary passing numbers this season, but being one-dimensional is a recipe for disaster, no matter how strong that one dimension is. You’ve heard it on all the NFL shows. “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their number one offense!” Ever since their passing explosion behind Ryan Fitzpatrick to begin the […] Lack of balance has hamstrung Buccaneers offense - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bucs-Saints: The lessons of Tampa Bay's biggest win

Bucs-Saints: The lessons of Tampa Bay's biggest win

TAMPA : In his first remarks following the Bucs' stunning 48-40 opening day win at New Orleans, Dirk Koetter confidently proclaimed "I'd like to announce that Fitz-magic is alive and well."Playing the role of the veteran gunslinger, Ryan Fitzpatrick had won a shootout with
Bucs Nation Nov 30, 2018
Bucs vs 49ers: Winners and losers

Bucs vs 49ers: Winners and losers

Jameis Winston was excellent in his return to the starting lineup against San Francisco. Tampa Bay snapped a four game losing streak with a win over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday. Sometimes it’s good to get to take out your frustration on one of the worst teams in the league and the Bucs did just that. Sparked by the return of Jameis Winston, the Buccaneers put together 412 yards of offense while scoring on five different possessions. You have to wonder how Dirk Koetter is feeling after the head coach essentially hitched himself to Ryan Fitzpatrick. That didn’t work...
Bucs receiver Mike Evans will try to atone for his worst game of the season vs. Carolina

Bucs receiver Mike Evans will try to atone for his worst game of the season vs. Carolina

Bucs receiver Mike Evans is having the best season of his career, but his worst game came in the 42-28 loss at Carolina Nov. 4.Panthers cornerback James Bradberry held Evans to only one catch for 16 yards despite 10 targets that afternoon from Ryan Fitzpatrick."A couple
Bucs Nation Nov 25, 2018
Open thread for Week 12: Buccaneers vs. 49ers

Open thread for Week 12: Buccaneers vs. 49ers

Live twitter updates from the Bucs-49ers matchup. The Buccaneers are home this week and host the San Francisco 49ers. Time is winding down on the season and after last week’s loss in New York, you have to wonder how much time is left for Dirk Koetter. to New York to face the Giants. The flip-flop at quarterback continues for this week as franchise quarterback Jameis Winston starts back under center after last week’s bad performance by the aging journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick. As the magic has fizzled away from Fitz, will Winston have some magic against the 49ers 15th ranked pass...
FOX Sports Nov 25, 2018
Preview: Buccaneers give nod to Jameis Winston over Ryan Fitzpatrick Sunday vs. 49ers

Preview: Buccaneers give nod to Jameis Winston over Ryan Fitzpatrick Sunday vs. 49ers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers give nod to Jameis Winston over Ryan Fitzpatrick for Sunday's matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
Bucs Nation Nov 25, 2018
Bucs vs 49ers: Five keys to victory

Bucs vs 49ers: Five keys to victory

How will Tampa Bay’s offense respond with Jameis Winston back as the starting quarterback? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a new quarterback when it takes on San Francisco at home on Sunday afternoon. Jameis Winston is back in the fold after Ryan Fitzpatrick fell apart last week in a loss to the New York Giants. Winston almost led the Buccaneers all way out of out 24-7 deficit but came up just short, falling 38-35 in the Meadowlands. Regardless, the former Florida State star will get his chance to lead Tampa Bay to its fourth win of the season. San Francisco enters this game as losers...
Niner Nation Nov 25, 2018
49ers vs. Buccaneers, Week 12: All you need to know

49ers vs. Buccaneers, Week 12: All you need to know

The San Francisco 49ers are getting ready for an away game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Find information here on the 49ers-Buccaneers game time, TV channel, live online streaming options, radio, announcers and more! The San Francisco 49ers return from a much-needed bye and head to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers. The Buccaneers have their own issues to deal with, namely their merry go-round of quarterbacks with Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick sharing time, high yardage totals, and loads of interceptions. The problem is, the 49ers are second worst in turnovers, eclipsed by none...
Why the Buccaneers will beat the 49ers (Hint: It has nothing to do with football)

Why the Buccaneers will beat the 49ers (Hint: It has nothing to do with football)

The Buccaneers should beat the 49ers Sunday.It has nothing to do with Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick.It has nothing to do with Dirk Koetter or Todd Monken.It has nothing to do with the defense or the kicker.It has nothing to do with giveaways or takeaways.
Bucs Jameis Winston says 'Fitz-magic' helped lead to his benching

Bucs Jameis Winston says 'Fitz-magic' helped lead to his benching

TAMPA - Jameis Winston insists he really only had one bad game in three starts-- a four interception day at Cincinnati -but the success of Ryan Fitzpatrick early in the season and the 'Fitzmagic,' phenomenon probably led to his benching."Guys, again, you guys
Gang Green Nation Nov 21, 2018
How former Jets are faring elsewhere: Regular season update (Pt. 1)

How former Jets are faring elsewhere: Regular season update (Pt. 1)

During preseason, we kept tabs on how former Jets players were doing with their new teams. The bye week affords us an ideal opportunity to provide an update on their progress during the season so far. In this first installment, we’ll be looking at anyone who was on the Jets’ roster or practice squad since final cuts last year. However, we’ll be back with another installment in a day or two to update you on less-recent Jets such as Sheldon Richardson and Ryan Fitzpatrick. As ever, this list is intended to be exhaustive, but if we missed anyone, let us know in the comments. Muhammad...
Bucs Nation Nov 21, 2018
Changes are inevitable for this Buccaneers team

Changes are inevitable for this Buccaneers team

Defense, offense, coaching all needs to be improved On September 16th, which was week two of the NFL season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sat at 2-0 after beating the New Orleans Saints on the road and the Philadelphia Eagles at Home. It seems like a lifetime ago, but that actually happened. These Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 2-0 at one point. What an anomaly that was. The saints haven’t lost since and the Eagles haven’t been what everyone thought they would following their super bowl victory. Nonetheless, it was still an impressive two wins for then starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and the...
Bucs Nation Nov 20, 2018
The Crow’s Nest: Jameis gets the start, Beckwith done, and how the Giants prepped

The Crow’s Nest: Jameis gets the start, Beckwith done, and how the Giants prepped

Web links on the Buccaneers. Jameis Winston gets start at QB for the Bucs in Week 12 against 49ersJameis Winston got the starting nod as the Bucs quarterback in Week 12 when the team takes on the 49ers on Sunday, the team confirmed Monday. Buccaneers to start Jameis Winston over Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. 49ersThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers will start quarterback Jameis Winston this week against the San Francisco 49ers, a source told ESPN on Monday. Kendall Beckwith won’t play for Bucs this seasonBuccaneers coach Dirk Koetter announced on Monday that Beckwith will not play this season. Giants watched...
Niner Nation Nov 19, 2018
Bucs switch back to Jameis Winston at quarterback vs. 49ers

Bucs switch back to Jameis Winston at quarterback vs. 49ers

I mean, what else would they do? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made official what seemed pretty likely. A day after benching Ryan Fitzpatrick after he threw three interceptions against the New York Giants, the Bucs will start Jameis Winston this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers, per ESPN’s Jenna Laine. The Bucs had to open the season with Fitzpatrick starting due to Winston’s personal conduct suspension. Fitzpatrick threw for 400+ yards each of the first three games, and had the Bucs out to a 2-1 start. However, Fitzmagic started to come back to reality in Week 4 against a strong...
Dirk Koetter won't name Bucs QB vs. 49ers until he meets with Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick

Dirk Koetter won't name Bucs QB vs. 49ers until he meets with Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter- knows who he wants to start at quarterback Sunday against the 49ers.He just hasn't informed Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick of his decision, and until he does, Koetter isn't saying."I want to start off my telling you I know I said I would

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