3:55 AM EDT, Tue October 17, 2017
9 hours ago
Dirk Koetter: Jameis Winston is day-to-day

Dirk Koetter: Jameis Winston is day-to-day

The Bucs quarterback has an AC joint sprain. Head coach Dirk Koetter confirmed today what had been reported earlier: Jameis Winston sprained the AC joint in his throwing shoulder, but the injury shouldn’t keep him out for too long. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach characterized Winston’s status as day-to-day rather than week-to-week, and from the sound of it he’s likely to play on Sunday. Koetter didn’t expect Winston to throw on Wednesday or Thursday, so don’t read too much into his practice absences. If Winston can’t go, the Bucs will turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick, who actually...
15 hours ago
Jameis Winston may play through shoulder AC sprain

Jameis Winston may play through shoulder AC sprain

The quarterback’s injury isn’t too serious, it seems. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got lucky with Jameis Winston’s shoulder injury, it seems: Ian Rapoport reports he has an AC joint sprain, which is what most already expected. The injury is painful, but it’s something quarterbacks can play through. #Bucs QB Jameis Winston suffered an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder, source said. It may be something he’ll be able to play through— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2017 Winston suffered the injury yesterday against the Arizona Cardinals, and was able to play (poorly)...
20 hours ago
These same old Buccaneers can’t make the playoffs

These same old Buccaneers can’t make the playoffs

The Buccaneers lost another game against a weak opponent. Same old Bucs. I can’t escape the feeling that I’m rewatching the same movie every year. One where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some hopes early on in the season, pick up a few wins with ugly play but glimpses of good play, before falling into either mediocrity or bottom-of-the-league performances. Yesterday, these Bucs put up one of the worst first-half performances I’ve seen, and I’ve seen them put up some absolutely absurd stinkers. And they did so against a team that Football Outsiders ranked as the number 30 team in...
21 hours ago
Daily Bucs Links: Recapping the weekend

Daily Bucs Links: Recapping the weekend

On this weekend’s games, and more. Steelers vs. Chiefs: Antonio Brown's one-handed catch isn't even fair - SBNation.comPhillip Gaines deflected a touchdown pass off his face and into Antonio Brown’s hands. Well, hand. Steelers vs. Chiefs: Le’Veon Bell gets his carries, carves up Chiefs - SBNation.comBell wanted more touches. Turns out that was a great idea. Chargers FINALLY won on a game-winning field goal - SBNation.comIt had to happen eventually. Colin Kaepernick files grievance against owners for collusion - SBNation.comKaepernick’s filing the grievance under the CBA. Giants vs....
Oct 15, 2017
Why Dirk Koetter’s repeated decisions not to kick were correct

Why Dirk Koetter’s repeated decisions not to kick were correct

Dirk Koetter passed up many opportunities to kick field goals and extra points. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost an ultimately close game to the Arizona Cardinals, 38-35. And that happened after Dirk Koetter had passed up a field goal at the end of the first half, and tried to go for two points after touchdowns repeatedly—he managed only one two-point conversion, and the passed-up field goal led to 0 points. Naturally, that led to a lot of criticism. Had he kicked a field goal and a few extra points, the Bucs would have had enough points to win! And yet, Koetter was, by and large, correct...
Oct 15, 2017
Jameis Winston says he’ll be back soon

Jameis Winston says he’ll be back soon

Winston injured his shoulder against the Cardinals. Jameis Winston injured his shoulder against the Arizona Cardinals, which forced him to leave the game. He did not return, but it seems that injury may not be all that serious: Winston told reporters that he’d be back “soon”. Bucs QB Jameis Winston on his shoulder injury: “I’ll be back. Soon.” No details but said he wanted to play in game today.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 15, 2017 Winston landed awkwardly on his shoulder early in the game and was able to play for a little longer before having to leave. He was seen...
Oct 15, 2017
Bucs lose in Arizona as Jameis Winston injures shoulder

Bucs lose in Arizona as Jameis Winston injures shoulder

The Bucs got blown out by the Arizona Cardinals in an embarrassing and potentially costly game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a bizarre game to the Arizona Cardinals—one of the worst teams in the NFL prior to this game. The Bucs lost 38-33 to XXXXX, but they were down 31-0 at one point in the game. Somehow they almost managed to claw back and win it—but they ultimately fell short. Jameis Winston had to leave with a shoulder injury and did not return. It’s not clear how serious that injury is—Winston played one drive after injuring his shoulder before leaving, and he was shown...
Oct 15, 2017
Jameis Winston could play in an emergency with injured shoulder

Jameis Winston could play in an emergency with injured shoulder

The Bucs quarterback hasn’t been ruled out entirely, but he’s not playing. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost Jameis Winston to a shoulder injury, but it seems he’s not entirely done for the day. Head coach Dirk Koetter told radio sideline reporter T.J. Rives that Jameis Winston would be available in an emergency only. Dirk Koetter told @BucSidelineGuy that Jameis Winston (shoulder) will only be avilable in an emergency. #Bucs— Steve Carney (@stevecarney) October 15, 2017 That’s fairly weird. Is being down 24-0 not an emergency now? Or did Koetter give up on trying to win this...
Oct 15, 2017
This Ryan Fitzpatrick flip sums up the Buccaneers’ game

This Ryan Fitzpatrick flip sums up the Buccaneers’ game

The Bucs are getting blown out by the Arizona Cardinals. Well, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suck again. They’re down 24-0 to the Arizona Cardinals, their defense has allowed points on every drive and their offense hasn’t scored on any drive. To make matters worse, Jameis Winston had to leave the game with a shoulder injury (it’s not clear how serious it is, but it’s keeping him out of this game), so that means Ryan Fitzpatrick is in. And he does Ryan Fitzpatrick things, of course. Ryan Fitzmagicpic.twitter.com/wxluN1byC0— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 15, 2017 I can kind of see...
Oct 15, 2017
Jameis Winston injures shoulder against Cardinals

Jameis Winston injures shoulder against Cardinals

Winston was forced to leave the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have suffered their most significant injury of the season: Jameis Winston suffered a shoulder injury against the Arizona Cardinals, and was forced to leave the game. The Bucs announced his return as ‘doubtful’, which is harsher than the usual ‘questionable’. Winston appeared to injure his shoulder at the end of the team’s second possession, when he landed awkwardly. He came back for one more series and threw a couple of balls, but apparently that shoulder injury is serious. He’s on the sidelines with his helmet...
Oct 15, 2017
Adrian Peterson dominated the Bucs in his first drive with the Cardinals

Adrian Peterson dominated the Bucs in his first drive with the Cardinals

Four carries, 54 yards and a touchdown. Well, that’s not a good start for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a very good one for Adrian Peterson. Four carries, 54 yards and a touchdown to cap the game’s opening drive and the Arizona Cardinals lead 7-0. Yo Adrian! pic.twitter.com/40Es3FXNHH— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 15, 2017 Adrian Peterson looked pretty good and made a few people (mostly Vernon Hargreaves) miss, but this was also a run-blocking win. Not in physical dominance so much as getting greater numbers in the right spot, and getting two men on Gerald McCoy on...
Oct 15, 2017
Buccaneers and Cardinals hope to rescue their seasons

Buccaneers and Cardinals hope to rescue their seasons

The Bucs and Cardinals play at 4:05 p.m. today. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Arizona Cardinals today, as the Bucs hope to get back into the NFC South race and the Cardinals hope to rescue what remains of their season. The Bucs are two-point favorites, but have been pretty disappointing so far this season. A win, especially a dominant one, would go a decent way toward restoring some hope in the Bucs fandom—especially if Patrick Murray manages to actually hit all of his kicks. With T.J. Ward and Lavonte David returning today, the Bucs are only missing one significant player to...
Oct 15, 2017
Inactives: Lavonte David, T.J. Ward return

Inactives: Lavonte David, T.J. Ward return

The inactives for the Buccaneers and Cardinals are in. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have Lavonte David and T.J. Ward back today against the Arizona Cardinals, after injury kept them out for the previous two games. That’s two Pro Bowlers and a big boost to a very inconsistent defense, which could be just the boost the Bucs need. Unfortunately, starting middle linebacker Kwon Alexander isn’t ready to return yet. Kendell Beckwith will take his place, as he has for the past three games. Keith Tandy is also absent with an injury, though he likely would have lost much of his playing time to...
Oct 15, 2017
How to watch Buccaneers vs. Cardinals

How to watch Buccaneers vs. Cardinals

Everything you need to watch the Bucs and Cardinals today. The 2-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the 2-3 Arizona Cardinals tonight, as the former try to get back into the NFC South race and the latter try to prevent their season from going down the drain. The Arizona Cardinals looked like near-Super Bowl champions in recent seasons, but fell off a cliff this season. Carson Palmer appears to be done, the running game is nowhere to be found, and the defense is mediocre at best. The Cardinals are, honestly, one of the worst teams in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Bucs are just two-point favorites in...
Oct 15, 2017
Daily Bucs Links: It’s game day

Daily Bucs Links: It’s game day

On today’s game, and more. NFL picks against the spread 2017, Week 6: Jets, Steelers are underdogs worth betting on - SBNation.comThere are a lot of big spreads this week, but only a few of them are worth your time. Here’s a guide for the adventurous gambler. Utah vs. USC: Why NFL fans should watch Sam Darnold, possible No. 1 pick - SBNation.comThe USC QB has a chance to be the No. 1 pick in April. Every major NFL record Tom Brady holds and the ones he can still break - SBNation.comTom Brady can notch another spot in record books Sunday, but there are more within reach if he keeps...

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