1:04 PM EST, Thu December 13, 2018
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Bucs preparing for Ravens dual-threat rookie QB Lamar Jackson

Bucs preparing for Ravens dual-threat rookie QB Lamar Jackson

TAMPA - It isn't every day that an NFL coach would pick a rookie quarterback to start over a healthy, 11-year vet with a Super Bowl ring. But then it isn't every day that a talent like Lamar Jackson bursts onto the scene the way he has for the Baltimore Ravens.The first-round
18 hours ago
Not just a sack artist, Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul excels at defending the run

Not just a sack artist, Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul excels at defending the run

TAMPA - When Bucs defensive coordinator Mark Duffner was asked Wednesday which of his players was most deserving of a Pro Bowl nod, he quickly named defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.And while Pierre-Paul, whose team-high 11 1/2 sacks are tied for ninth-most in the league,
19 hours ago
Bucs injury report: Safeties Justin Evans, Isaiah Johnson remain out

Bucs injury report: Safeties Justin Evans, Isaiah Johnson remain out

TAMPA---Safeties Justin Evans and Isaiah Johnson did not return to practice Wednesday as the Bucs started preparation for this week's game at Baltimore. Both players missed last week's game against the Saints.Evans, who has missed three of the past four games, wore
20 hours ago
Buccaneers-Saints All-22: Sooooo, about that offense ...

Buccaneers-Saints All-22: Sooooo, about that offense ...

After Cameron Brate's touchdown gave the Buccaneers a 14-3 lead at the end of the first half Sunday, the Saints racked up 25 unanswered points. In that span, Jameis Winston completed as many passes - three - as New Orleans scored touchdowns. Where did the offense
Dec 12, 2018
Bucs to host 2019 game in either London or Mexico City

Bucs to host 2019 game in either London or Mexico City

TAMPA - The Bucs were among five NFL teams selected Wednesday to host a game as part of the league's international series in 2019.Details will be announced next spring, but there will be four NFL games played next season in London and one in Mexico City.The other home
Dec 12, 2018
McCoy makes the holidays for single-parent families with annual 'Family Christmas'

McCoy makes the holidays for single-parent families with annual 'Family Christmas'

TAMPA - Terry Dale, her daughter Tara McKenzie, and McKenzie's two kids, Samuel, 13, and Cayden, 5, started this holiday season facing abandonment, foreclosure, disability and complex surgeries. The father of McKenzie's kids left the family in a foreclosed home with
Dec 11, 2018
Bucs' DeSean Jackson: Thumb injury from opener to blame for recent layoff

Bucs' DeSean Jackson: Thumb injury from opener to blame for recent layoff

TAMPA- Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson still hopes to play again this season, but a lingering left thumb sprain he says he sustained in the season opener has gotten worse and he won't return if he's unable to catch the football.Jackson said he aggravated the injury against the
Dec 11, 2018
Taking a realistic look at the Bucs' postseason chances

Taking a realistic look at the Bucs' postseason chances

TAMPA - Yes, there's still a chance.With the Bucs at 5-8 with three weeks to go, there is a convoluted scenario that navigates Tampa Bay to the playoffs, but it's a very, very, very slim chance.Want numbers? Tampa Bay has a 0.6 percent chance of making the postseason,
Dec 10, 2018
What do the Bucs have left to play for? More than you think

What do the Bucs have left to play for? More than you think

TAMPA- So what exactly do the Bucs have to play for now?Everything.Cue the eye rolls and head shakes. Of course it sounds ridiculous after the 28-14 loss to New Orleans Sunday that dropped the Bucs to 5-8.Even if they win their remaining games at Baltimore, at
Dec 10, 2018
Dirk Koetter: Bucs were prepared for Saints' punt-block stunt

Dirk Koetter: Bucs were prepared for Saints' punt-block stunt

TAMPA - The blocked punt play that turned the momentum in the Bucs' 28-14 loss to New Orleans Sunday was one the Bucs saw before from the Saints, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said, and were prepared for."They had a twist on with the two outside guys and they had exact same twist
Dec 10, 2018
Upon further review: Bucs rethink that hit on Adam Humphries

Upon further review: Bucs rethink that hit on Adam Humphries

TAMPA - In the moment, the Bucs sideline called for a targeting flag Sunday when receiver Adam Humphries took a vicious hit from Saints safety Marcus Willams, knocking off Humphries' helmet.After seeing- film of the play, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said the no call might
Dec 10, 2018
Explosive plays were few and far between in Bucs' loss to Saints

Explosive plays were few and far between in Bucs' loss to Saints

TAMPA - After reviewing game film from the Bucs' 28-14 loss to the Saints, coach Dirk Koetter defended his quarterback, Jameis Winston, and his penalty-plagued offensive line for their performance, indicating there was plenty of mistakes to go around on the offensive side of the
Dec 10, 2018
Why this is the worst era in Bucs history

Why this is the worst era in Bucs history

TAMPA - The Bucs have about gift-wrapped another lost season. Gone away are the bluebirds. Here to stay are the boo birds. They sing a love song, as we go along, walking in the winter nether-land.It's all over but whose chestnuts will be roasting on an open fire. I vote head
Dec 10, 2018
Saints-Buccaneers AfterMath: Staring into the abyss

Saints-Buccaneers AfterMath: Staring into the abyss

TAMPA - Three months ago, to the day, the Buccaneers were the talk of the NFL.No one gave them a chance against the Saints. They were double-digit underdogs. And rightly so. They were starting their backup quarterback on the road against a Super Bowl contender.But then
Dec 10, 2018
Buccaneers Morning After, Week 14: It's all over. For real this time.

Buccaneers Morning After, Week 14: It's all over. For real this time.

Good morning.The Bucs blew an 11-point lead Sunday and lost to the Saints 28-14, meaning we can now return to our regularly scheduled programming. Job speculation, draft talk, self-loathing - ahhhh, it must be Christmastime in Tampa Bay.It's time to accept what