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Biggest Questions Entering Buccaneers Training Camp

Free agency is done. The draft is done. OTA's are done.Now, after more than seven months of being off the gridiron, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will return to the field August 1 to begin training camp and prepare for the 2015 season.This marks head coach Lovie Smith’s second season as ring leader of the Bucs, and he certainly has his work cut out for him as he will attempt to mold...
Via Pro Football Spot
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louis Murphy, Akeem Spence out for start of Buccaneers camp

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed receiver Louis Murphy on the active/non-football injury list with an ankle injury that will sideline him for the start of training camp. Coach Lovie Smith also said Friday that defensive tackle Akeem Spence has a back injury that will prevent him from practicing. Spence was placed on the active/physically unable to perform...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston confirmed as Buccaneers starting QB

Jameis Winston is entering his first ever NFL season, but it does not sound like the rookie is facing much competition for a starting role. At his first press conference of training camp this week, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith confirmed that Winston will be Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback heading into the season. “He’ll be...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

EXPECTATIONS! 3rd of 3 Part Series on 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OFFENSE

Ever go to a movie expecting to see a serious one, but it has a few very funny moments, so you tell someone the movie was hillarious? Then they go to see the movie thinking its going to be funny but only a few moments are funny so they think the movie was horrible. You thought it was great; Its all about EXPECTATIONS- and thats what were looking at in this 3 part series that concludes...
Via Buc Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers announce the 'Siege the Day' campaign

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that their previous marketing campaign of "It's a Bucs Life," will now be replaced with a brand new campaign. The team paired up with ChappellRoberts, and according to Joe Kania of Buccaneers.com, has created the slogan "Siege the Day." "The new 'Siege the Day™' marketing campaign is focused on capturing the high level of excitement and energy...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearing extension

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ general manager Jason Licht has made it very publicly known that keeping linebacker Lavonte David in Tampa long term is the number one goal. According to NFL expert Rand Getlin, the Bucs and David are getting closer in contract negotiations. Getlin also cites Seahawks’ linebacker Bobby Wagner‘s deal as a likely influence in David’s compensation. Lavonte...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

EXPECTATIONS- 2nd of 3 part Series on Expectations of 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season: DEFENSE

EXPECTATIONS: DEFENSE You needed a special eye to see it (or some red/pewter/orange colored glasses as found here on Bucstop!) but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started taking a turn for the better last year after the 2nd debacle against the Baltimore Ravens. As if the Atlanta game wasnt bad enough, the Bucs got blown out twice last year, proof positive that even a good defensive system...
Via Buc Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raymond James Stadium to host massive fantasy football party

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' home stadium is looking to be a part of a record-breaking performance. According to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida, Raymond James Stadium will be hosting the Hooters Draft Party, which is a fantasy football draft hoping to break a world record. The executive director of the Tampa Sports Commission spoke with Laine about the event, and spoke about the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy camp update

Gerald McCoy will embark on the 2015 NFL season in great condition following an intense and strenuous off-season program. Along with that, Gerald McCoy will be looking to stay healthy while maintaining his dominance. It seems as though the biggest obstacle he has faced thus far in his brief career has been the injuries including one to his knee last season that halted the strong...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three bold predictions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 season

Training camp is here!! Finally, there is actual, real-life football to talk about! I feel like I should throw a party or something, but for now, I guess I’ll just stick with what I know best: Making insanely bold predictions!! AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating each NFL team’s Week 1 starter Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier cornerbacks Fantasy Preview: The top-32 QBs for 2015...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback The Buccaneers finished last season 2-14, tied with the Tennessee Titans for the worst record in the NFL, and got the #1 pick in the draft. They might not have been definitely the worst team in the NFL, but they were pretty close, finishing 30th in rate of moving the chains differential, thanks to an offense that ranked 28th in rate of moving the chains and a defense...
Via The Football Fan Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This stat about Lavonte David shows just how amazing he truly is

Next to J.J. Watt, you could make a solid case that Lavonte David is the best defender in the NFL. You won’t hear that from the press or ESPN or the fans or the end-of-the-year-award voters, but stats don’t lie. And this stat says it all. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating each NFL team’s Week 1 starter Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier cornerbacks Fantasy Preview: The top-32...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Licht heaps massive praise on offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stayed active throughout the offseason, general manager Jason Licht believes the biggest addition actually wasn't a player. According to Zach Shapiro of Pewter Report, Licht believes the biggest addition was offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. “If we wouldn’t have signed or drafted any player, we still think we are a better team than we were last...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

EXPECTATIONS: 1st of 3 part series on expectations for 2015 Season! Part 1: Special Teams

Our Final pre- Camp series is going to deal with the most important part of the football season at this point: The EXPECTATIONS people will have toward the 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Why are expectations important? Have you ever had someone go see a serious movie, expecting to see a serious movie, but there are 4 or 5 comical moments in the movie; The person laughs hard because they...
Via Buc Stop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue re-branding effort

It started with the firings of head coach Greg Schiano and long-time Buccaneers employee Mark Dominik, who at that time was serving as general manager. They hired Lovie Smith as head coach, added Jason Licht as general manager, and took the first step in a new direction. Later came the new logo, then came the (scrutinized) new uniforms and a new day was born. That new day brought...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston: Back at a good weight heading into camp

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is eager to kick-off his first NFL training camp and indicated that he feels ready and raring to go while also suggesting that his weight is at an ideal place with the summer grind about to begin in earnest. “I’m 236 [pounds] right now,” Winston said Tuesday, via...Read More The post Jameis Winston says he’s ‘back...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five of the most depressing Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan signs you’ll ever see

Buccaneers Nation is the real deal. Through thick and thin, ups and downs, wins and losses, the Bucs faithful are always there, even if they’re a little angry. And you know what, Bucs fans deserve to be a little angry. It’s not very often that they have something to root for. And while this season looks to carry some hope (at least more than last season), don’t expect that...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers re-sign defensive end Da'Quan Bowers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Defensive end Da'Quan Bowers is getting another opportunity to prove himself with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 2011 second-round draft pick was a major disappointment in four seasons with the Bucs, appearing in 50 games but only making 10 starts after entering the NFL as one of the nation's top college pass rushers. Bowers, who has seven career sacks, had 21...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans gets an amazing draft day tattoo

NFL Draft night is one of the most memorable occasions some players experience in their lives. To commemorate being a first-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014, wide receiver Mike Evans added this amazing tattoo to his collection of ink. #repost that boi @tat2sbygotti too nice A photo posted by Mike Evans (@mikeevans) on Jul 26, 2015 at 10:36am PDT With several...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans Gets Awesome NFL Draft Tattoo

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has a chip on his shoulder, and he got that chip inked on himself.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson steps away from NFL following fireworks accident

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson lost two fingers during a fireworks accident on the Fourth of July weekend. In what was a major blow to his chances of actually making a career out of this football thing, Wilson has now decided to step away from the NFL in order to focus on his overall health. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that not only is Wilson stepping away...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs invest in virtual reality system to help Jameis Winston

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced a partnership on Monday with EON Sports VR and will implement the company’s virtual reality teaching tool to help rookie Jameis Winston adjust to the rigors and challenges inherent to the NFL game when training camp kicks off for the team on Aug. 1. Called Sidekiq, the football-simulator software developed...Read More The post Buccaneers invest...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Irvin says he's worried about Warren Sapp

Warren Sapp’s personal life took yet another troubling turn for the worse this week and his former NFL Network colleague Michael Irvin admitted he’s worried about his longtime friend. “Absolutely I am,” Irvin said during an interview on Dan Le Batard’s radio program. “I worry about him, man. There’s no doubt. I worry about him...Read More The post Michael Irvin says...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp accused of biting, stomping on girlfriend’s head

Warren Sapp has been charged with three counts of domestic violence stemming from a fight with his girlfriend in Las Vegas two months ago. Sapp is accused of biting and stomping on his girlfriend’s head during their altercation, which began at a hotel and carried over to her home. According to TMZ, Sapp and his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Warren Sapp a suspect in domestic violence case

The legal trouble continues for Warren Sapp. The Pro Football Hall of Famer has been named as a suspect in a domestic violence investigation, according to TMZ. TMZ reports that a woman filed a police report after getting into a physical altercation with Sapp at a Las Vegas casino on April 28. Sapp has not...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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