BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ backfield: NFL’s best?

Recently, a Pro Football Focus article ranked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running back group as the second-best in the NFL, behind only the Steelers’ tandem of Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams. After a season in which Bucs backs Doug Martin and Charles Sims finished second and 17th respectively in yards from scrimmage among running backs, Tampa Bay’s backfield is firmly in...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucs claim WR Krause

The Buccaneers claimed wide receiver Jonathan Krause off waivers from the Eagles Saturday. Krause has bounced around the league the last two seasons, spending time with the Browns, Patriots and Eagles. He broke into the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Browns in 2014 and played his first two regular-season games with the Eagles…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Winston eager to help improving Buccaneers take next step

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jameis Winston can hardly wait to get started again. The No. 1 overall pick in last year's NFL draft threw for 4,042 yards and 22 touchdowns as a rookie, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on him to build on the promising debut and help transform the struggling franchise into winners. The Bucs, coming off a 6-10 finish that cost former coach Lovie Smith...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Capsule

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-10) OPEN CAMP: July 28, Tampa, Florida LAST YEAR: Missed playoffs for eighth consecutive season, despite making strides on offense with 2015 No. 1 overall draft pick Jameis Winston throwing for 4,042 yards, 22 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Tripled victory total from previous year, but not enough to save job of coach Lovie Smith, who led team to 6-6...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston sheds 20 pounds in only a couple of months

We all remember the months-old photo. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, a look of determination on his face, set to throw a football, with a rope held by a trainer fastened comfortably around Winston’s mid-section, exposing a large amount of belly fat. In the case you don’t remember, here’s the picture on the left of Winston, posted by his trainer Tim Grover...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers players using yoga to prepare for the NFL season

There are countless ways through which NFL players prepare for an upcoming season, and the options range from the traditional to the newly unique. For several members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this prep now involves practicing yoga. Bucs defensive ends Robert Ayers and Noah Spence were among the 10 players either currently playing in the NFL or currently  on league rosters who...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston shows off his slimmer physique after dramatic weight loss

Don't believe Jameis Winston has been working hard this offseason? The second-year Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is more than happy to show you the results.Famed trainer Tim Grover, who has worked with Dywane Wade and Michael Jordan, shared a split-pane photo of his client, showing the dramatic change in Winston's physique.Winston's father told ESPN that his son has lost about...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Jameis Winston has lost a lot of weight

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been working out with trainer Tim Grover and has slimmed down. Winston weighed 236 pounds roughly a year ago, and now, his father, Antonor, says he’s lost roughly 20 pounds during the offseason. Judging by this photo Grover recently posted, that certainly looks to be true. The layer of fat that used to hang over the quarterback’s...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers owners upset by Miko Grimes’ anti-Semitic comments

Miko Grimes is at it again. She made anti-Semitic remarks about how Stephen Ross was employing his buddies. It was classless and rude. But it was also completely tone-deaf and ignorant of the fact that the Glazers — the Tampa Bay Buccaneers owners — are a Jewish family. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report reported that the Glazers are livid about the remarks that Miko made about...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

An NFL player changed his wedding plans when his dog wasn't allowed in

Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah and his wife Heran Haile have a pit bull named Ace. They got Ace when they were students at Rutgers almost a decade ago and he's become such a central part of their family that the couple changed their recent wedding plans on the fly when they learned he wouldn't be allowed to attend. Zuttah and Haile were originally going to get...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Miko Grimes tweets insults about Dolphins owner, GM

Brent Grimes has not been a member of the Miami Dolphins organization for months, but his wife Miko can’t stop talking about the cornerback’s former teammates and employers. Miko went on another one of her infamous Twitter rants Sunday night. She started by riling her followers up with some criticism of Kobe Bryant, later comparing Kobe fans to fans of Dolphins quarterback Ryan...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy on 911 call: ‘I need to get out ... I'm missing the party'

Louis Murphy is the unfortunate star of perhaps the most absurd story to emerge in this NFL offseason after he found himself locked inside a museum after falling asleep at a wedding. And now, details of a 911 call he made upon discovering himself in such a bizarre situation have been released. TMZ has obtained audio of the call the inebriated, confused and trapped Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs WR gets locked in museum after drinking at wedding

The NFL offseason is starting to get really bizarre in the state of Florida. During the same weekend in which Jaguars running back Denard Robinson fell asleep at the wheel and drove into local Jacksonville pond, Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Louis Murphy awoke after a night of wedding festivities to find himself locked inside a museum. Seriously. According to the Tampa Bay Times...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers starters’ jobs in danger

Looking to improve on last year’s 6-10 finish and climb out of the NFC South basement, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made moves to add talent to their team. After free agency and the draft, there are a few new faces on the roster who could end up being key contributors next season. However, when a new player steps up, an old player must step down to make room for the new contributor...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers guard Dominique Robertson shot, detained by police

Dominique Robertson, an un-drafted free agent of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, seems to be going through some major off-field stuff as he prepares for his first training camp in the NFL. The guard was reportedly shot early Thursday morning in Southern California and taken to a hospital. While Robertson was eventually released, he found himself immediately detained by authorities in Loma...
Via Sportsnaut
22 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
June 20, 2016  |  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
June 20, 2016  |  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
June 18, 2016  |  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
June 10, 2016  |  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
June 09, 2016  |  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
May 28, 2016  |  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

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

Mike Evans to Jameis Winston: ‘What happened to the belly?’

Jameis Winston committed himself to getting into much better shape before his second NFL season, and it appears the hard work he’s put in is paying dividends. So much so, in fact, it prompted one of Winston’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates to crack a joke about how much better he looks. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans couldn’t help but marvel at Winston’s much-improved appearance...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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