Former Colts and Buccaneers head coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy says that if he were still an NFL head coach, he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay player in league history when the Rams selected him in May. “I …Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN.com Jul 18 (4 days ago)Examining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Josh McCown Mike Glennon McCown is the present and Glennon the future. The third quarterback can be on the practice squad. RUNNING BACKS (6) Doug Martin Mike James Bobby Rainey Charles Sims Jo…Upvote Share Tweet
Fact or fiction: Coaching and special teamsESPN.com Jul 18 (4 days ago)Let’s conclude our fact-or-fiction series with coaching and special teams. 1. The arrival of coach Lovie Smith makes the Buccaneers an instant playoff team. Our take: Fiction. Justify it: There's little doubt Smith will be better than predecessor Greg S…Upvote Share Tweet
Camp preview: Tampa Bay BuccaneersESPN.com Jul 17 (5 days ago)NFL Nation's Pat Yasinskas examines the three biggest issues facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into training camp. Josh McCown needs to play like he did last season: McCown’s been a backup most of his career. But he played the best football of his…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jul 15 (7 days ago)In the offseason, the Buccaneers signed more than a half-dozen veterans expected to play regular roles in 2014. Considering the franchise had hired a new coach (Lovie Smith) and G.M. (Jason Licht) after a 4-12 campaign in 2013, changes were to be expect…Upvote Share Tweet
Former Bucs guard says Greg Schiano should get another shotprofootballtalk.com Jul 15 (7 days ago)The Buccaneers were obviously a mess last year. But not everyone is willing to blame it all on former coach Greg Schiano. Longtime Bucs guard Davin Joseph, about to go to camp with the Rams after eight years in Tampa Bay, said he thinks Schiano will get…Upvote Share Tweet
We'll Pay You To Read The Tampa Bay Bucs' Longform Advertorialdeadspin.com Jul 15 (7 days ago)The Tampa Buccaneers have put something terrible on the internet, a 32,000-word piece of what we can only assume is advertorial content presented as the kind of #longform journalism that is meant to get Serious Readers stiff. Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Lovie Smith: Fans deserve a winnerESPN.com Jul 15 (7 days ago)Over on Buccaneers.com, Scott Smith has an outstanding piece on coach Lovie Smith’s first 100 days on the job. The author was given unprecedented access and that led to a very in-depth piece. It’s 22 chapters and could pass as a book. It’s a showcase of…Upvote Share Tweet
Jonathan Casillas: I compared McCown to Brees because of intangiblesprofootballtalk.com Jul 14Buccaneers linebacker Jonathan Casillas said recently that he saw a lot of similarities between Bucs quarterback Josh McCown and Saints quarterback Drew Brees, which came as something of a surprise to those who have seen Brees run one of the league’s pr…Upvote Share Tweet
Buccaneers' top play winner: Brooks' INTESPN.com Jul 11Score: 48-21 Date: Jan. 26, 2003. Site: Qualcomm Stadium We have a winner. The voters picked Derrick Brooks' 44-yard interception return in the Buccaneers' Super Bowl XXXVII victory against the Raiders as the most memorable play in Bucs history, and I r…Upvote Share Tweet
Austin Seferian-Jenkins confident foot will be ready for training campprofootballtalk.com Jul 10The Buccaneers didn’t get much of a chance to work with tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins after selecting him in the second round of May’s draft. Seferian-Jenkins was forced to stay away from the team during most of the program because NFL rules barred …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jul 10Lovie Smith’s Chicago Bears were a consistent contender because they played strong defense. The coach will try to get the same result with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the ingredients are there for that to happen. Smith inherited some special talent in…Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs' top plays: Jurevicius' catchESPN.com Jul 9This is one of three nominations for the most memorable play in team history. In the next two days we’ll feature: Derrick Brooks’ interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XXXVII, and Ronde Barber’s interception return for a touchdown in the 200…Upvote Share TweetThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted safety Mark Barron specifically to help them defend New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, according to testimony from former Buccaneers assistant coach Butch Davis. ProFootballTalk unearthed that interesting nugget …Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs' top plays: Barber's INT returnESPN.com Jul 8This is one of three nominations for the most memorable play in team history. In the next two days we’ll feature: Derrick Brooks’ interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XXXVII, and the 71-yard touchdown catch by Joe Jurevicius in the 2003 NFC…Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs' top plays: Brooks' INT returnESPN.com Jul 7This is one of three nominations for the most memorable play in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. In the next two days, we’ll feature Ronde Barber’s interception return for a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game and the 71-yard touchdown catch by Joe Jure…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jul 3On Wednesday, we shared a note about Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans working out with Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall in Florida ahead of the start of training camp. Evans isn’t just concentrating on picking Marshall’s brain for tips abo…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 2People claiming they were stiffed on a tip via social media is rivaling "stranded traveler needs a money transfer" in the Hall of Fame of hoax cliches, but nobody was kidding about Warren Sapp stiffing a waitress on a tip Tuesday. Sapp, a lege…Upvote Share Tweet
Jonathan Casillas: Josh McCown reminds me of Drew Breesprofootballtalk.com Jun 29Larry Fitzgerald isn’t Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown’s only big fan. Buccaneers linebacker Jonathan Casillas is also an admirer and watching him practice this offseason has led Casillas to compare the longtime backup with one of the NFL’s most prol…Upvote Share Tweet
Revis is a happy camper in New Englandprofootballtalk.com Jun 29Greg Schiano and Bill Belichick are friends who have some similarities to their coaching styles, but star cornerback Darrelle Revis says after playing for Schiano’s Bucs last year and signing with Belichick’s Patriots this year that he sees a major diff…Upvote Share Tweet
Larry Fitzgerald’s still a big Josh McCown fanprofootballtalk.com Jun 27For a guy who hasn’t always had the best quarterbacks throwing to him, Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald thinks the Buccaneers are fortunate to have one of his old ones. Fitzgerald told Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune that signing his former tea…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- NFC SouthESPN.com Jun 26The NFC South too shall pass. Three of the division's first-round picks in May were wide receivers: Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at No. 7), Brandin Cooks of the New Orleans Saints (No. 20) and Kelvin Benjamin of the Carolina Panthers (No. 28)…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jun 25There are many definitions of toughness. But in the mind of Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty, his college coach Greg Schiano is tougher than current coach Bill Belichick. During an appearance on “NESN Live,” McCourty said the former Buccaneers bos…Upvote Share Tweet
Jerramy Stevens’ wife arrested for assaultprofootballtalk.com Jun 22They say opposites attract. That concept may not apply to former Seahawks and Buccaneers tight end Jerramy Stevens and his wife, U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo. Stevens, a first-round pick in 2002, has a long and distinguished rap sheet, …Upvote Share Tweet
Best Bucs camp competitionsESPN.com Jun 20With the start of training camp a little more than a month away, it’s time to look ahead to the best battles. Tight end. Rookie Austin Seferian-Jenkins might be the long-term answer. But he might not get a lot of playing time in the short term. Seferian…Upvote Share Tweet
Which rookie will make the biggest impact?Jul 21Can Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans produce enough to be a legitimate sidekick to wideout Vincent Jackson? The "NFL Total Access" crew decides which rookie from the 2014 class will help their team the most in the coming season.
Great Expectations: NFC SouthJul 18The "NFL Total Access" crew explains how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons will have big turnarounds in 2014.
Blood, Sweat & No Cheers?Jul 18NFL cheerleaders, who say they're not fairly compensated for their work, are suing their teams and, at least one lawsuit brings into question the league's responsibility in the oversight of cheerleaders.
NFL Nation Buzz: BuccaneersJul 14ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas says rookie receiver Mike Evans has been working to drop weight and gain speed in time for next week's training camp kickoff.
The Sammy ShowJul 22PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Over coffee Monday morning, Buffalo general manager Doug Whaley told me a story about first-round receiver Sammy Watkins reporting, alone, for an offseason practice at the Bills training center at 6:45 a.m. “He wanted to get his footwo…
Bills Report: Watkins Wows, But in the End It’s Up to E.J.Jul 21I’m in Pittsford, N.Y., summer home of the Buffalo Bills, on the campus of St. John Fisher College, 78 miles east of Orchard Park. I watched the first practice of camp, on Sunday night, and then an afternoon session on Monday. The Bills are in this Roch…
Kansas City Chiefs must use Jamaal Charles wiselyJul 21It's time for the Kansas City Chiefs to start using Jamaal Charles more wisely, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
Welcome to Camp HopeJul 21PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Sunday night was precisely what the NFL wants out of the preseason. The night of the first practice of the NFL summer simply couldn’t have gone better. Hope was for sale everywhere on the St. John Fisher campus here, the same way it wi…