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Yarcho’s Pick Six: Buccaneers Bounce Back

Yarcho’s Pick Six: Buccaneers Bounce Back

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Buccaneers got back on track with a week two victory - but not without some speed bumps It started off with the makings of a blowout then all of a sudden it seemed as though the Buccaneers’ fans were going to collectively chew their nails completely off. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were able to defeat the Carolina Panthers 31-17 but not without a little drama, the makings of a big comeback, and a timely run by one of the new guys. The Bucs went up 21-0 in the blink of an eye, but the Panthers had other plans, mounting a second half comeback that got them...
7 hours ago
The Crow’s Nest: Reactions to Bucs 31-17 win over the Panthers

The Crow’s Nest: Reactions to Bucs 31-17 win over the Panthers

Photo by John Babiak/Bucs Nation Web links on the Buccaneers and the NFL. Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-PanthersWhat, you thought this was going to be easy? Defensive Rookie Of The Year Candidate EmergesWhat a freakin’ all-around performance for Antoine Winfield, Jr. 2-Point Conversion: Bucs Defense Became A Big-Play UnitFor a minute it looked like Tampa Bay was going to collapse again. NFL Week 2 grades: Tom Brady and Buccaneers get 'B+', Seahawks get 'A-' for wild primetime win over Patriots - CBSSports.comHere are the Week 2 grades for every team that played on Sunday NFL:...
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Bucs Nation Podcast: Bucs-Panthers Week Two Instant Reactions

Bucs Nation Podcast: Bucs-Panthers Week Two Instant Reactions

The Bucs got it done in Week Two against the Panthers. | Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports With Steven Beck. Guest Steven Beck and I break down the Buccaneers’ Week Two win over the Panthers in style. Don’t miss this episode as we talk about: How well the Bucs’ defense played and what we have to look forward to in the future. How the defense affected Carolina’s offense Is Antoine Winfield Jr. a future star for this defense? Devin White continues to grow Mike Evans’ big game and Justin Watson stepping up But of course, we also talk about what the Bucs need to do in order to...
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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 31-17 win over the Panthers

Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 31-17 win over the Panthers

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Quicker turnaround in Week 2. - On the Panthers’ first possession of the game, Buccaneers S Jordan Whitehead generated Tampa Bay’s first turnover of the season, recording his second career interception after picking off Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater at the Buccaneers 22-yard line. - Following the takeaway, the Buccaneers offense went 81 yards on 10 plays to score the game’s first touchdown – a seven-yard rush by Ronald Jones II. The touchdown marked the eighth of Jones’ career and his first of 2020. - The Buccaneers defense recorded...
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Highlights from Week 2 between the Buccaneers and Panthers

Highlights from Week 2 between the Buccaneers and Panthers

This matchup provided plenty of fun moments. | Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports There are plenty to choose from after a packed NFC South showdown. Whew. Was that a fun game, or what? Tampa Bay jumped out to a 21-0 lead at halftime, but Carolina fought back and made it a one-score game in the fourth quarter. But despite the tough fight, the Buccaneers were able to defeat the Panthers, 31-17, in order to climb to 1-1 on the season. Let’s take a look at the game’s biggest plays. Jordan Whitehead picks off Teddy Bridgewater for Tampa Bay’s first turnover of 2020 Tampa Bay went...
22 hours ago
Bucs vs. Panthers recap: A tale of two halves in 31-17 win

Bucs vs. Panthers recap: A tale of two halves in 31-17 win

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay started fast before holding on in the second half to earn its first win of the season. After a disappointing season-opening loss the Saints last week, the Buccaneers returned home to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday afternoon for a Week 2 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers, coming off of a 34-30 home loss to the Raiders last week, arrived in Tampa looking far different than they did the last time the Bucs saw them (which was actually in London last October). Former Baylor head coach Matt Rhule is now leading the way for Carolina,...
Sep 20, 2020
Week 2 Second Half Open Thread: Buccaneers vs Panthers

Week 2 Second Half Open Thread: Buccaneers vs Panthers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports It’s been all Bucs so far. What a difference a week makes. The Buccaneers have forced Carolina turnovers and scored 14 points off of them. Quarterback Tom Brady has orchestrated several drives resulting in touchdowns, including finding Mike Evans on a back shoulder throw for his second receiving touchdown on the season. But touchdowns on the ground by Ronald Jones II and Leonard Fournette have put the Bucs comfortably ahead at the half 21-0. Defensively, the Bucs have three sacks to go along with the two turnovers forced. They have smothered the Carolina...
Sep 20, 2020
First Half Open thread for Week 2: Buccaneers vs Panthers

First Half Open thread for Week 2: Buccaneers vs Panthers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The gameday thread for Bucs Nation. The Bucs season opened with a loss last week against the Saints. This week, they look to bounce back and beat the Carolina Panthers at home. There was much debate on the state of the Tampa Bay offense following a lot of mistakes in New Orleans. Week 2 presents a much favorable matchup for Tom Brady and the Buccaneers offense to be more productive, but they will have to do it without wide receiver Chris Godwin. Enjoy each other’s company in the comments section below and enjoy the game!
Sep 20, 2020
Buccaneers vs Panthers: Week Two Game Day Inactives

Buccaneers vs Panthers: Week Two Game Day Inactives

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Here are the full inactive lists for the Buccaneers and Panthers ahead of their week two game We already knew the Buccaneers were going to be shorthanded on offense with Chris Godwin’s late entry into the NFL’s concussion protocol. Godwin took a helmet to helmet shot late in the fourth quarter last week against the New Orleans Saints and experienced delayed symptoms starting Wednesday. With his absence, it would be no surprise to see Scotty Miller more involved but the entire tight end corps as well. Here are your full inactives for the week two match-up...
Sep 20, 2020
Buccaneers-Panthers: Game Preview

Buccaneers-Panthers: Game Preview

Christian McCaffrey did his usual thing in Week 1. | Photo by Grant Halverson/ Can the Bucs move to 1-1 on the season? It’s Week Two of the 2020 season and the Bucs host the Panthers in hopes of avoiding an 0-2 start. Not only would Tampa Bay be 0-2 on the season with a loss, but it would also be 0-2 in the division, which is not where you want to be this early in the year. Tampa Bay got a huge, much-needed win on the road against the Panthers in Week Two of last year, so the idea is the same result will happen this time around Especially when you consider the status of both teams at...
Sep 20, 2020
Plundering The Panthers: What the Bucs need to do in order to beat Carolina in Week Two

Plundering The Panthers: What the Bucs need to do in order to beat Carolina in Week Two

Stopping Christian McCaffrey is always a good idea. | Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Deploying these strategies should help Tampa Bay get to 1-1 on the year. Just like last year, the Bucs have started the season 0-1 with a big matchup against the division rival Carolina Panthers. This Panther team is different from last year’s squad, however. Carolina fired Ron Rivera and released Cam Newton in order to make way for Matt Rhule and Teddy Bridgewater in the offseason. The defense is completely re-tooled after the team spent all seven of its draft picks on defense in the 2020 NFL...
Sep 20, 2020
Buccaneers vs. Panthers: Five Bold Predictions for Week Two

Buccaneers vs. Panthers: Five Bold Predictions for Week Two

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports The staff takes a crack at Week Two. It’s Week 2 of the 2020 season, which means it’s the second straight division matchup for the Buccaneers. The Bucs were able to take down the Panthers in Week 2 of the 2019 season, but will it be the same result this time around? A win for the Bucs may not be a bold prediction —they are currently 8 1⁄2 point favorites— but you better believe the Bucs Nation staff will give some bold predictions for this game. Evan: Teddy Bridgewater has thrown 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions in his last 10...
Sep 19, 2020
Godwin officially ruled out against the Panthers

Godwin officially ruled out against the Panthers

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ The Bucs also announced the promotion of Mazzi Wilkins. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today changed wide receiver Chris Godwin’s status for Sunday from Doubtful to Out. In addition, the team signed cornerback Mazzi Wilkins from the practice squad to the active roster, while wide receiver Cyril Grayson and tight end Tanner Hudson have been elevated from the practice squad for Sunday’s game vs. Carolina. Godwin had been in the concussion protocol this week after last week’s game against the Saints in New Orleans. Wilkins (6-0, 191), entered the league as a...
Sep 19, 2020
2020 Bucs Record Watch: Week 2

2020 Bucs Record Watch: Week 2

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Which Bucs are inching their way toward making history in Sunday’s game against the Panthers? The Buccaneers failed to start the 2020 season on the right foot last Sunday, losing 34-23 to the Saints. The offense didn’t click all that consistently, plus the team made a lot of the same mistakes it has been making for years. So, there’s no doubt that Tom Brady and his teammates will be looking to rebound in a big way on Sunday when they return to Raymond James Stadium to host the Carolina Panthers. There’s plenty on the line this Sunday, as Tampa...
Sep 19, 2020
What’s better than Gronk and Brady bobbleheads on pirate ships? Nothing.

What’s better than Gronk and Brady bobbleheads on pirate ships? Nothing.

These are legit. Our friends over at FOCO continue to make some pretty cool Buccaneers bobbleheads and their latest are no exceptions. FOCO has just released two new bobbleheads of quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski on pirate ships, of course. Check them out below. After releasing their initial Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski bobbleheads in Bucs gear several months back, it was only a matter of time before they created more. These latest bobbles of Brady and Gronk will surely become fan favorites. They are currently available for pre-order and will ship no later than December...