BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Is Jameis Winston finally in the drivers seat?

4,042 yards later, and a year removed from his rookie campaign, Jameis Winston is a guy who has the full compliment of controls of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense. What happens next won’t come with the asterisk of ‘rookie’, just the mark of a quarterback getting it done, or not. It’s the glass half full or half empty. I’m in the half full camp. Progress as a rookie has...
Via cover32
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy had some interesting comments about report questioning his work ethic

One of ESPN’s team reporter got the attention of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on Thursday. Vaughn McClure covers the Atlanta Falcons for ESPN and had some interesting things to say about McCoy. McClure says his source told him that McCoy didn’t always work the hardest for former head coach Lovie Smith. That led to McCoy making some interesting comments...
Via No Guts, No Glory
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy laughs off report that he didn’t work hard under Lovie Smith

The Buccaneers are breaking in a new defense under new coach Dirk Koetter. For the defense to thrive, tackle Gerald McCoy needs to perform at a high level. Vaughn McClure, who covers the Falcons for ESPN.com, suggested on Thursday that “I know [McCoy] had some issues with the scheme, but I also heard from reliable sources…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Koetter talks Winston’s progression during rookie season

Many debated how Jameis Winston’s first season in the NFL would play out when 2015 kicked off and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers handed the keys over to him. While Winston’s rookie campaign progressed rather nicely, it still included some ups and downs. It was a slow start for Winston, throwing seven interceptions in his first four games. He would quickly turn things around lower...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

One Buccaneers player makes Pro Football Focus’ top 101

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers feature a boatload of talent for fans to be excited about. Jameis Winston looked solid in his rookie season and should only get better. Mike Evans is already one of the league’s best wide receivers who will only get better. Doug Martin was second in rushing yards last year (trailing only Adrian Peterson,) and should remain the force of their offense. Of...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs DL Robert Ayers: We've gotten 'a little less terrible'

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved slightly in 2015, putting up a 6-10 season and making some progress. New defensive end Robert Ayers isn’t that impressed, though. Ayers had a rather blunt assessment of his team at the moment, though he does have a reason behind his thinking. “We’re a little less terrible,” Ayers said during minicamp, via Eric Horchy of Pewter Report. “But...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Ayers on Buccaneers: ‘We’re a little less terrible’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been steadily improving over the last few years and many believe this could be a breakout year for the team in the NFC South. New defensive end Robert Ayers seems confident the team could see a rejuvenation on the defensive side of the ball, but he also understands that they aren’t where they want to be just yet. Ayers, who signed with the team as...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The uneducated continue to pile on Kwon Alexander

Here at TheBayCave.com, we enjoy breaking down film and discuss what could have been or what was in our articles. However, when we break down games and plays we don’t say a player heard the wrong call or was out of position because, well, we aren’t the coaches or players on the field or in practice meetings. We may even go as far as saying “perhaps” a player was out of position...
Via The Bay Cave
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers says 'We're a little less terrible'

Defensive end Robert Ayers joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason and is one reason some have been predicting a defensive surge from the squad in 2016.He sees it a little differently."We're a little terrible," he told reporters to laughs during minicamp last week.It could be taken as a harsh assessment, but Ayers explained that he just holds the highest of standards for...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five questions for Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp

Now that OTAs and mini-camp have ended, we have about a five week lull until the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ rookies are schedule to report to One Buccaneer Place for training camp on July 25. Veterans will report two days later, and the first practice will be held the morning after that. While offseason practices can give us a glimpse of new players and schemes, but there are some questions...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Evans fantasy football outlook

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is entering his third season in the NFL in a different situation than he was coming into his sophomore year. Opening day of his second season, Evans was riding high off his spectacular rookie performance, and everyone who owned him coming into 2015 was cruising at the same altitude. By the end of the season, the tune on Evans had changed, and...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston lets 7-year-old cancer survivor shave his head for awareness

Days after a piece profiling Jameis Winston’s positive impact on the Tampa Bay community was published, we have another story of the Buccaneers quarterback’s great gestures in his new home. Winston was a guest at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ fourth annual “Cut for a Cure” event, when he welcomed a 7-year-old cancer survivor named Josh to the stage. The Pro Bowl quarterback...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Louis Murphy cites racism in Jameis Winston coverage

Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy isn’t heard from on the field very much. He hasn’t caught more than 25 passes in a season since he was with the Raiders in 2010. The journeyman receiver has gained some notoriety in defending quarterback Jameis Winston, however, saying that criticism of Winston is racially driven. The ESPN website The Undefeated published a profile of Winston...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Tampa Bay Buccaneers H-back Dan Vitale

The last player in my series of scouting reports on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2016 draft class is sixth-round pick Dan Vitale, the superback out of Northwestern. Superback is a position in the Wildcats’ offense that’s similar to the H-back in the NFL, so that’s likely the role he’ll play for the Buccaneers. Vitale’s hybrid role is evident in the fact that he was called...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree: Derek Carr is ‘gunslinger, Brett Farve-type of quarterback’

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree has only one season with Derek Carr under his belt. But he already has some fantastic things to share about his quarterback, including a comparison to the legendary Brett Favre. “The guy is amazing. He’s got talent, Crabtree said, via Scott Bair of csnbayarea.com.” “We talk all the time on ways to get better on the field...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tight End Kicked Out Of Practice, Goes On Twitter Rant

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, a third-year tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was kicked out of practice on Thursday.  The 23-year-old former Washington star was sent off by head coach Dirk Koetter.  Seferian-Jenkins was not ready to play, Koetter said.  WFLA reporter Paul Ryan posted a video of the tight end getting dismissed.  Here’s the moment starting TE Austin Seferian...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sefarian-Jenkins kicked out of practice, posts cryptic tweets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was kicked out of practice on Thursday for not performing well enough. Seferian-Jenkins was spotted walking off the field early, and Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter later revealed that he told the 23-year-old to leave. BUcs coach Dirk Koetter said he sent @Aesj88 off the field in OTAs Thurs. indicated he "didn't know what he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Former FSU K Roberto Aguayo Inks Rookie Contract With Buccaneers

Former Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo, who was selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, inked his rookie contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday.  Tampa Bay’s official Twitter account shared the news Tuesday afternoon. Roberto Aguayo has signed his rookie contract! #SiegeTheDay READ MORE: https://t.co/Wwy2unGOYy pic.twitter.com/OXZgBeSK7B — Tampa Bay...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers and Roberto Aguayo come to terms

Last but not least. On Tuesday the Buccaneers came to terms with rookie kicker Roberto Aguyao on a four year deal. Aguyao was selected 59th overall out of Florida State where he finishes his career as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history, connecting on 267-276 kicks attempted (.9673), surpassing the previous record of .9667, set by former Nebraska kicker Alex Henery. Aguayo earned...
Via The Bay Cave
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs LB Lavonte David: ‘We can be best defense ever’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense last season was not very good, but that does not mean this year’s team won’t be better. If you ask linebacker Lavonte David, they have a chance to be the best defense ever. “I think we can be the best defense ever, to be honest. I’m going to go out there and say it,” David said via The Tampa Bay Times Thursday. David was speaking with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Winston lost 18 pounds to deter sophomore slump

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston went to great lengths this offseason to avoid a sophomore slump. He lost 18 pounds by adhering to a tailored diet and vigorous exercise regimen, with the emphasis being quickness and flexibility. He had no clue how to even begin approaching the offseason but knew he didn’t want to hit a sophomore slump. “I heard from around...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Precedents suggest Roberto Aguayo pick wasn’t stupid at all

They say it takes several years to judge most draft picks, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ decision to trade up in order to take kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of this year’s draft was immediately and roundly ridiculed. And those doing the ridiculing had a case. After all, Aguayo became the first kicker in a decade to be drafted that high. Good — nay, great — kickers...
Via This Given Sunday
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Buccaneers OC: I was ‘dead wrong’ about Jameis Winston

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken admits he was “dead wrong” about his initial impression of second-year quarterback Jameis Winston. “I think that’s one thing that’s a misnomer,” Monken said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “I think from the outside you would’ve looked at it with all the things that were publicized in the past about him and who...
Via The Sports Daily
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Buccaneers had first-round grade on kicker Roberto Aguayo

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up in the second round to land kicker Roberto Aguayo out of Florida State, the move was met with widespread amusement, if not downright knee-slapping laughter. After all, kickers are usually late-round picks, if not undrafted free agents. It’s a good thing, then, that the Bucs didn’t draft him in Round 1, which is the value they attributed...
Via Sportsnaut
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL GM rips Bucs for taking kicker in second round

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft to take a kicker. The Bucs took Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo with the 59th overall selection. It was the highest a kicker has been chosen in the NFL Draft since the New York Jets took Mike Nugent at No. 47 overall in 2004. He’s the ninth kicker to be chosen in the first two rounds of the common...
Via College Spun
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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