10:12 AM EDT, Mon August 20, 2018
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Buccaneers Training Camp Twitter Open Thread for 8/20/18

Buccaneers Training Camp Twitter Open Thread for 8/20/18

Live updates from Bucs practice. Welcome to the open thread for updates from Day 18 of Buccaneers training camp. Monday will be the first day back for Tampa Bay following last week’s trip to Nashville for joint practices with the Tennessee Titans. Below is a live feed from Twitter of various members of the media reporting from Bucs’ practice. A Twitter List by Bucs_Nation
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Bucs 2017 Routes Snapshot, Part 2

Bucs 2017 Routes Snapshot, Part 2

How much, how good, and where can they improve? In Part 1, based on Football Outsiders’ Routes by value (DVOA - value per play, and DYAR - total value), we looked at curl, out, dig, slant, drag, and the go/fly route. We saw how the Bucs run quick outs and drags a little bit less than other teams and conversely ran curls, digs, and fly routes relatively frequently. Lastly, we compared that to 2016’s numbers to see if there was a pattern. It is important to keep in mind that DVOA is expressed as a percentage above or below average. Most notably the Bucs seemed to force the deep shot...
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The Crow’s Nest: Monday Open Thread 8/20/18

The Crow’s Nest: Monday Open Thread 8/20/18

Bucs Nation free-for-all. The Buccaneers won their second preseason game over the weekend 30-14 over the Tennessee Titans. The game features many highlights including Jameis Winston’s touchdown pass to Chris Godwin and rookie cornerback M.J. Stewart’s two forced fumbles. It also seems like the Bucs struck gold with the acquisition of defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul this offseason as he was all over the field in Nashville. It’s only preseason, but what do you think so far about your Buccaneers? Are you hopeful for this season? Are there still some concerns? Feel free to voice your...
22 hours ago
Bucs rookie recap: preseason week two

Bucs rookie recap: preseason week two

Tampa Bay continued to see positive things from its rookies, but health among the group is quickly becoming a concern. The Buccaneers improved their preseason record to 2-0 on Saturday night, beating the Titans in Tennessee by a score of 30-14. After a mostly positive performance by the rookie class in last week’s preseason opener, there was a little bit more disappointment in week two. More of that disappointment came from injuries rather than poor play, but it was still frustrating to see. As far as what happened on the field, the Bucs should feel pretty good about the progress of the...
23 hours ago
Notes and highlights from Buccaneers-Titans preseason Week 2

Notes and highlights from Buccaneers-Titans preseason Week 2

The Bucs rolled into Nashville for their second preseason victory. - The Buccaneers scored the first points of the game when K Chandler Catanzaro connected on a 30-yard field goal to cap a 14-play, 68-yard drive that lasted 5:12. - Catanzaro added a 44-yard field goal in the second quarter, finishing off a six-play, 50-yard drive lasting 4:21. - Tampa Bay’s first touchdown of the game came on an eight-yard pass from QB Jameis Winston to WR Chris Godwin, which ended a seven-play, 91-yard drive that lasted 3:37. The drive was highlighted by a 54-yard reception from WR DeSean Jackson. -...
23 hours ago
The Crow’s Nest: Bucs, Titans game reactions

The Crow’s Nest: Bucs, Titans game reactions

Web links on the Bucs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Tennessee Titans 14 - Fox SportsTampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston came off the bench to throw 2 touchdowns in the 30-14 preseason win over Tennessee Titans. Winston Unlocks Bucs' Big-Play Potential in Win Over Titans - Buccaneers.comTampa Bay ran its 2018 preseason record to 2-0 with a 30-14 win in Tennessee on Saturday night, doing much of their damage in an explosive second quarter guided by QB Jameis Winston Buccaneers vs. Titans Highlights | NFL 2018 Preseason Week 2 - YouTubeThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Tennessee Titans...
Aug 18, 2018
Immediate Reactions: Penalties on both sides stick out, meanwhile Winston balls out.

Immediate Reactions: Penalties on both sides stick out, meanwhile Winston balls out.

Jameis Winston throws his way to a dominant 2nd quarter as penalties piled up early. Penalties proved to be an issue on both sides of the ball for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers early in this game. Head Coach Dirk Koetter can’t possibly be pleased with the lack of discipline and the quantity of penalties on both sides of the football. Offensively, the line appeared over matched at times and ill-equipped to combat the Titans pass rush. On defense there were multiple issues from assignments and attack angles to penalties of their own on that side of the ball. With the Tennessee Titans...
Aug 18, 2018
Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston dominates during second quarter

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston dominates during second quarter

Winston looks better then ever in second preseason game. Jameis Winston probably just played his best quarter of football since he has arrived in Tampa Bay. Winston, played the whole second quarter and had three total drives, all ending in scores. Winston, finished the second quarter with 226 passing yards, on 13 of 18 and also threw for two touchdowns. Through two preseason games now, Winston is 24 of 31 for 328 yards and two touchdowns. This is the type of play that the Buccaneers need from Winston on a consistent basis if they want to compete in the NFC this season. We saw good poise...
Aug 18, 2018
Bucs vs Titans Halftime Recap: Penalties, Deep Balls, and Bad Defense

Bucs vs Titans Halftime Recap: Penalties, Deep Balls, and Bad Defense

It was an up and down half for the Bucs Even though the Bucs left the field at halftime boasting a 20-7 lead, there will be plenty to work on in the second half and through the coming weeks. Tampa Bay was pretty good offensively, but penalties absolutely wreaked havoc on a couple of drives and the Bucs were forced to leave points on the field. One drive in particular gave them a 2nd-and-1 from the 13, but back to back penalties forced a field goal attempt. Ryan Fitzpatrick had a pretty subpar day throwing the ball, but he was effective enough to lead the Bucs to a field goal on one of his...
Aug 18, 2018
Buccaneers at Titans open thread for preseason Week 2

Buccaneers at Titans open thread for preseason Week 2

Live updates from the Bucs and Titans matchup. It’s Week 2 of the preseason! The Buccaneers are in Nashville for their matchup against the Tennessee Titans and Bucs Nation’s Evan Winter is live at Nissan Stadium for coverage and postgame reactions from the locker room. Below you can find frequent updates from all media members covering the game. Bucs Nation is LIVE at #Bucs vs #Titans! pic.twitter.com/4r1CFSIZ67— Bucs Nation (@Bucs_Nation) August 18, 2018 A Twitter List by Bucs_Nation
Aug 18, 2018
Demar Dotson set to return tonight vs. Titans

Demar Dotson set to return tonight vs. Titans

Returning from injury, Dotson set to make anticipated pre-season debut at right tackle. Demar Dotson finished this prior season injured without a clear timetable for his return. At the end of July Dotson was granted clearance to return to practice a just a few short weeks later he will take the field tonight for the Buccaneers at his usual position of right tackle per Rick Stroud of the Times. RT Demar Dotson told be he will play tonight vs. Titans. Great news for a key player coming off two knee surgeries.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) August 18, 2018 The Buccaneers offensive line...
Aug 18, 2018
Bucs vs. Titans: What To Watch For

Bucs vs. Titans: What To Watch For

A thrilling week of practice guarantees a competitive matchup on Saturday night The Bucs notched a win during their first preseason game against Miami, but there was plenty of room for improvement, which is the norm after week one. This week was different than usual though with the Bucs traveling to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans through two joint practices and a preseason matchup. Tampa Bay has plenty of questions at running back, cornerback, guard, and to an extent - right tackle. The Titans still have a lot to figure out as well, from a new coaching staff, new systems, to...
Aug 18, 2018
Bucs’ Veterans Setting The Tone On Defense

Bucs’ Veterans Setting The Tone On Defense

The defense looks to continue the success throughout the week on Saturday night It was a typical run play, Marcus Mariota hands the ball off to Dion Lewis, who tucks the ball away and accelerates through the middle of the Titans’ offensive line. They get a good push up front, allowing enough room for Lewis to squirt through. It looked as if Lewis was about to break one for a big gain, but as soon as the metaphorical - and redundantly used phrase - door opened, it was slammed shut by Bucs’ safety Chris Conte. Conte absolutely leveled Lewis and the end result was a loud POP! which drew...
Aug 18, 2018
The Crow’s Nest: Previewing the game, making an impact, and a dangerous Mike Evans

The Crow’s Nest: Previewing the game, making an impact, and a dangerous Mike Evans

Web links on the Bucs and the rest of the NFL. Fitzpatrick back facing another ex-team in Titans with Bucs | The Fresno BeeRyan Fitzpatrick has been in the NFL long enough, and been with so many different teams, that the quarterback has plenty of experience of playing somewhere in a different uniform. Six Things to Watch in Titans vs. Buccaneers - TitansOnline.comThe Titans face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second preseason game Saturday night at Nissan Stadium. Here’s a look at six things to watch. Bucs Rookies Make Impact, Past and Present - Buccaneers.comRecent news on rookies...
Aug 17, 2018
Nuts and bolts for Bucs at Dolphins

Nuts and bolts for Bucs at Dolphins

Everything you need to know to watch tonight´s game between Tampa Bay and Tennessee. The Buccaneers and Titans will take the field Saturday in Nashville marking the second game of the preseason for each club respectively. Both of these teams had joint practices this week that featured short fuses by players. But those moments did not escalate to anything more. As the Bucs continue to prepare for the regular season, we should see more from the starters on Saturday. After the first team played a few series last week, they should see an increased workload in Nashville well into the second...