2:46 PM EDT, Tue August 22, 2017
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Daily Bucs Links: Hard Knocks coming

Daily Bucs Links: Hard Knocks coming

On tonight’s Hard Knocks, and more. Dante Fowler charged with 3 misdemeanor counts stemming from July incident - SBNation.comFowler was arrested in mid-July following an incident involving another person. Giants vs. Browns 2017 live results: Scores, highlights, and more - SBNation.comDeShone Kizer showed more flashes in a 10-6 win over New York on Monday night. Cleveland Browns players kneel during national anthem - SBNation.comA number of Browns players kneeled in prayer during the anthem Monday night. The best NFL preseason performances that never really mattered - SBNation.comBreakout...
2 hours ago
Buccaneers waive Jude Adjei-Barimah, re-sign Andrew DePaola

Buccaneers waive Jude Adjei-Barimah, re-sign Andrew DePaola

The Bucs cut their nickel back. This is unexpected: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just waived cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah with an injury designation, and re-signed longsnapper Andrew DePaola to take his place. Adjei-Barimah stood out the last two years after entering the league as an undrafted free agent. He was never outstanding, but looked promising and like a potential future starter. A four-game suspension for violating the PED policy at the end of last season probably didn’t help him, though, and neither did the team’s depth at cornerback. Adjei-Barimah played 23 games in the past...
16 hours ago
How Koetter beat the Chargers with some deception

How Koetter beat the Chargers with some deception

Koetter shows us why he’s here. In today's video we look at some of the most popular concepts in the NFL. At the beginning of the video, I talk about how the NFL is a copycat league and every team has almost every concept in their playbook. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are no exception to this. However, this does not mean that come Sunday that all teams are the same. Almost every coach will have a different idea about what it takes for their team to win the game. I highlight this difference in the video where I discuss how the Packers and the Giants run the levels concept differently. Like...
Aug 21, 2017
Demar Dotson expects to start regular season despite injury

Demar Dotson expects to start regular season despite injury

The tackle suffered a groin injury, but it appears to be mild. Looks like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dodged a bullet, for now: Demar Dotson thinks he should be healthy for the regular season opener. The right tackle suffered a groin injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but an MRI showed it to be just a mild sprain. "It's not too bad," Dotson told the Tampa Bay Times. "It was more a precautionary thing to get it tested out. I had the same one last year in the preseason and missed a few days. It's just the wear and tear of training camp, but we know the protocol to get it back." That’s...
Aug 21, 2017
Daily Bucs Links: Getting healthy

Daily Bucs Links: Getting healthy

On the Bucs’ injuries, and more. Watch: Special Olympics Visit Training CampAthletes from Special Olympics Florida joined the Buccaneers for an annual training camp tradition. Solar eclipse 2017: The best and worst eclipse tweets from sports teams - SBNation.comSome teams did well. Others ... not so much. Domestic violence expert shares details of NFL's Ezekiel Elliott investigation - SBNation.comSB Nation spoke to Tonya Lovelace, one of the independent advisors the NFL appointed to the investigation. 5 winners and 3 losers from Sunday’s NFL preseason action - SBNation.comHere’s...
Aug 20, 2017
Why Football Outsiders isn’t high on O.J. Howard and DeSean Jackson, either

Why Football Outsiders isn’t high on O.J. Howard and DeSean Jackson, either

The stats analysts aren’t optimistic about the Bucs this season. Football Outsiders has not been optimistic about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ chances and development this year, to say the least. We talked about the general reasons for that pessimism with them last week, but we delve into the details a little more today. Why are DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard not going to transform the Bucs offense this year? What could the Bucs have done differently? Will Jameis Winston be much better, or mostly the same questions. Football Outsiders’ Andrew Potter has the answers to those questions,...
Aug 20, 2017
Bucs sign a tackle, waive a tackle

Bucs sign a tackle, waive a tackle

Marquis Lucas is the latest addition to the Bucs roster. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed tackle Marquis Lucas off and waived tackle Austin Albrecht. They signed Albrecht just two days ago. Life is dark and full of errors. Lucas was an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia last year, and has spent time with the Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons since then, but wasn’t on any team’s regular season roster. The Bucs could use some tackle depth with Demar Dotson out for now, as it’s still unclear how serious Dotson’s injury really is. Lucas would give them...
Aug 20, 2017
Daily Bucs Links: Simeon Rice is around

Daily Bucs Links: Simeon Rice is around

On Simeon Rice, and more. Jaylon Smith returns to start for Cowboys in preseason 19 months after knee injury - SBNation.comJaylon Smith suffered a devastating injury in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl. Now he’s finally back and played well as a starter. Pat Mahomes shined during preseason game against Bengals - SBNation.comChiefs fans can’t help but be excited about their young quarterback. Brian Hoyer wound up for a throw then fumbled 3 yards for a Broncos fumble recovery - SBNation.comYou can’t throw the ball if it’s not in your hands. Cowboys WR Noah Brown lit up the Colts punter with a...
Aug 20, 2017
Buccaneers sign Mariel Cooper, waive Quayvon Hicks

Buccaneers sign Mariel Cooper, waive Quayvon Hicks

More preseason roster churn. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed cornerback Mariel Cooper and waived running back Quayvon Hicks, the team announced today. Cooper was an undrafted free agent out of The Citadel last year who was originally signed by Washington, but did not make the roster. At 5’11”, 192 lbs. he has okay size, and that’s about all I know of him. Hicks never really got a shot. Despite being listed as a running back, he’s more of a fullback, and the Bucs may not even carry one on the regular season roster. So this is just your regular preseason roster churn that...
Aug 19, 2017
Jameis Winston’s accuracy is up 10%

Jameis Winston’s accuracy is up 10%

Winston has looked much better in practice and preseason. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are really happy with Jameis Winston’s improvement this preseason, and one reason is the numbers they’re seeing. Head coach Dirk Koetter said that Winston’s accuracy in practice went up by a whopping 10% compared to last year “Well, the percentages would say that. The numbers we keep in practice are up about that same percent – about 10 percent higher than he was in training camp last year. There’s a big enough body of throws in there that if you were a stat guy, you could probably say...
Aug 19, 2017
Buccaneers sign a tackle and a cornerback

Buccaneers sign a tackle and a cornerback

The Bucs replaced a few injured players. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed a tackle and a cornerback after Thursday night’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bucs announced that tackle Austin Albright and cornerback Vernon Harris will join the team, for now. Albrecht went undrafted out of Utah State this year, where he started 25 games. At 6’5”, 300 lbs. he has pretty good size, and that’s basically all I know about him. Harris was an undrafted free agent out of Dartmouth last year, and was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs. He missed his rookie season with an injury....
Aug 18, 2017
Bucs tackle Demar Dotson is getting an MRI

Bucs tackle Demar Dotson is getting an MRI

The Bucs don’t have much depth behind Dotson. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have an issue at right tackle. Veteran Demar Dotson had to leave Thursday night’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a groin injury, and Dirk Koetter today said Dotson will have to get an MRI, though he wouldn’t comment on the seriousness of the injury. The fact that Dotson was almost immediately ruled out after suffering the injury and now the news of this MRI imply that Dotson may be missing a significant amount of time, though, which would be a pretty big blow to the Bucs’ offense. Dotson turns 32...
Aug 18, 2017
“Expect a quantum leap” from Jameis Winston

“Expect a quantum leap” from Jameis Winston

The Bucs quarterback is ready to take the next step. Jameis Winston looked a little inconsistent against the Jacksonville Jaguars: very sharp at the start, a pair of boneheaded throws at the end of the second half, and a lack of red zone efficiency. Overall, though, Winston played well and it looks like he’s ready to take the next big step. That’s exactly what Sports Illustrated’s Andy Benoit thinks, too, in his big Bucs season preview. This may not be the year Jameis Winston becomes a top 10 quarterback, but expect a quantum leap. The Buccaneers understand exactly what Winston is: a...
Aug 18, 2017
Daily Bucs Links: It’s a win!

Daily Bucs Links: It’s a win!

On the Bucs winning, and more. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview: 10 Things to Know | SI.comThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers should see quarterback Jameis Winston take a quantum leap this season. This block by Chiefs tackle Mitchell Schwartz was beautifully disrespectful - SBNation.comRetired NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz kicks off a new weekly series with the kind of pancake you don’t usually get to see in the preseason. 6 things you missed from Thursday night’s NFL preseason action - SBNation.comChris Long showed solidarity with Malcolm Jenkins, and the Jaguars need a quarterback. Jaguars...
Aug 17, 2017
Buccaneers-Jaguars final score: Key takeaways from Tampa Bay’s win

Buccaneers-Jaguars final score: Key takeaways from Tampa Bay’s win

The Buccaneers had an old-fashioned Bucs ball game in Jacksonville. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 12-8 in their second preseason game, completely shutting down their offense and looking pretty good on offense. Jameis Winston was sharp early on in the game, as was the offense as a whole. The Bucs and Jaguars both gave their starters a lot of playing time. One full half, to be precise, where many teams would give their starters maybe three drives in the second preseason game. It wasn’t until the end of the fourth quarter until the Jaguars got on the scoreboard, or...