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2000 Ravens, 2002 Bucs ... 2015 Broncos? Defense has won before

2000 Ravens, 2002 Bucs ... 2015 Broncos? Defense has won before

yahoo.com Updated Feb 2 (4 days ago)
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula has spent the past week-plus studying the Denver Broncos defense. He is impressed. He started listing everything he had seen on film from the Broncos. “Speed,” Shula said. “Change of …
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  • Doug Martin says he wants to remain with Bucs on PFT Live

    Doug Martin says he wants to remain with Bucs on PFT Live

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4 (2 days ago)
    When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers declined to pick up the fifth-year option on running back Doug Martin last May, it meant Martin would be scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2015 season. After a resurgent 2015 campaign that saw Mar…
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  • Sean McDermott says the Eagles called, never went far

    Sean McDermott says the Eagles called, never went far

    profootballtalk.com Feb 2 (5 days ago)
    Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott did get a pair of head coaching interviews, with the Browns and Buccaneers. But in an offseason in which all the jobs were filled by guys with offensive backgrounds, it wasn’t the right time to be a young an…
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  • Doug Martin: “You have to” give 100 percent in Pro Bowl

    Doug Martin: “You have to” give 100 percent in Pro Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 31 (6 days ago)
    Buccaneers running back Doug Martin might be headed for free agency. But first he’s in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, and Martin said this week he won’t be letting up when the pads come on Sunday night. “It’s a nice vacation setting but when it comes to playi…
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  • Bucs G.M. not interested in trading Mike Glennon

    Bucs G.M. not interested in trading Mike Glennon

    There are more teams looking for quarterback help — or which should be — than there are starters available. But even though the Buccaneers have a face-of-the-franchise in Jameis Winston now, they’re hanging onto backup Mike Glennon. Via Scott Reynolds o…
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  • Jameis Winston’s accuser wants investigation records from NFL, …

    Jameis Winston’s accuser wants investigation records from NFL, Buccaneers

    The Miranda warnings — the admonition that anything you say can and will be used against you — dosn’t apply only within the confines of statements made to the police. Under the rules of evidence in most American jurisdictions, anything that a party to l…
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  • OG Logan Mankins Not Sure About Coming Back to Play in 2016

    OG Logan Mankins Not Sure About Coming Back to Play in 2016

    Buccaneers offensive guard Logan Mankins has not yet decided if he wants to play in 2016 according to JoeBucsFan.com. “I’m trying to just take my time and make the right decision,” Mankins said. “Things like that, usually, you don’t want to rush into.” …
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  • Todd Monken on his coaching philosophy: I want our guys to have…

    Todd Monken on his coaching philosophy: I want our guys to have fun

    The Buccaneers hired offensive coordinator Todd Monken away from his job as the head coach at Southern Mississippi and there’s going to be at least one thing Monken misses about the college game. Monken said that he wants the Bucs to have a “fight song”…
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  • Licht arguably takes a swipe at Lovie

    Licht arguably takes a swipe at Lovie

    Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith is gone, but the circumstances of his departure aren’t forgotten. Some suspect an in-house coup was launched against Smith, with G.M. Jason Licht and former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter plotting to swap out Smith for K…
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  • Jameis Winston caps rookie year with Pro Bowl

    Jameis Winston caps rookie year with Pro Bowl

    As expected, Tom Brady won’t be going to the Pro Bowl. In his place will be a rookie who hopes to be nearly as successful as Brady. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston replaces Brady in Honolulu, making Winston the first Tampa Bay rookie since running…
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  • Florida State settles lawsuit with alleged Jameis Winston rape …

    Florida State settles lawsuit with alleged Jameis Winston rape victim for $950,000

    Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston continues to face litigation from Erica Kinsman, who alleged that he raped her in December 2012. Kinsman now has some extra cash to fund her effort to prove Winston’s guilt. Via Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times, Fl…
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  • Buccaneers hire Brett Maxie as defensive backs coach

    Buccaneers hire Brett Maxie as defensive backs coach

    The Buccaneers announced an assistant coaching hire on Monday and said that the addition of Brett Maxie as the team’s defensive backs coach rounds out Dirk Koetter’s staff. Maxie was an assistant at Vanderbilt for the last two seasons and spent time wit…
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  • Lavonte David, Logan Mankins join group of new Pro Bowlers

    Lavonte David, Logan Mankins join group of new Pro Bowlers

    There were a lot of Buccaneers fans that thought Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David should have been selected to the Pro Bowl in recognition of his play during the regular season. They had to wait a while, but it has happened. The Bucs announced that D…
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  • 49ers hire another defensive assistant, but no coordinator

    49ers hire another defensive assistant, but no coordinator

    Chip Kelly continues to fill in his 49ers defensive staff without having a defensive coordinator to run it. According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, the 49ers have hired former Browns secondary coach Jeff Hafley for the same job there. They’ve also hired…
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  • Bucs hire Southern Miss head coach as OC

    Bucs hire Southern Miss head coach as OC

    The Buccaneers are hiring Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken to be their offensive coordinator. The team has announced the move, adding that Monken also will coach the team’s receivers. Monken previously worked under Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter…
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  • 49ers hire Hardy Nickerson as linebackers coach

    49ers hire Hardy Nickerson as linebackers coach

    Chip Kelly still hasn’t named the 49ers’ next defensive coordinator, but he is filling out the defensive coaching staff. Hardy Nickerson will serve as the 49ers’ linebackers coach, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports. Nickerson had a 16-year NFL career wi…
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  • PFT Live: Dirk Koetter, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    PFT Live: Dirk Koetter, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    The Buccaneers are one of the seven teams in the league that have hired a new head coach since the end of the regular season and their choice will join us on Wednesday’s PFT Live. Dirk Koetter spent one year as the offensive coordinator with the Bucs be…
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  • Re-grading 2015 draft (Insider)

    Re-grading 2015 draft (Insider)

    ESPN.com Jan 20
    Tampa Bay's top four picks all played a ton of snaps and generally impressed. Couple that with the Bucs' overall improvement and Mel Kiper Jr. gives t...
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  • Bucs continue filling Dirk Koetter’s staff

    Bucs continue filling Dirk Koetter’s staff

    The Buccaneers announced the first hire to head coach Dirk Koetter’s staff on Friday when they named Mike Smith as the team’s defensive coordinator. They haven’t announced any other hires at this point, but they’ve made good progress on the rest of the …
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  • Ravens hire Leslie Frazier to coach secondary

    Ravens hire Leslie Frazier to coach secondary

    The Ravens hired former Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier to coach their secondary Friday. Frazier was the Vikings head coach from 2011-13. He spent the last two seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Buccaneers. Frazier becomes the second hire fo…
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  • Ravens hiring Cullen to coach defensive line

    Ravens hiring Cullen to coach defensive line

    The Ravens are hiring Joe Cullen as their defensive line coach after Cullen spent the last two seasons in the same role in Tampa Bay. Per Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Buccaneers intially blocked the Ravens from speaking with Cullen while going throu…
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  • Video - Reese Waters laments lack of stars in Pro Bowl 00:52

    Reese Waters laments lack of stars in Pro Bowl

    Jan 28
    Reese Waters looks at the number of big-name players that pulled out of the Pro Bowl and their replacements.
  • Video - More suits pending after FSU's settlement with Winston accuser 02:23

    More suits pending after FSU's settlement with Winston accuser

    Jan 25
    ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson explains why Florida State's settlement with Erica Kinsman is not the end of the legal issues surrounding Jameis Winston.
  • Video - Was Dirk Koetter's promotion a 'coup'? 02:21

    Was Dirk Koetter's promotion a 'coup'?

    Jan 22
    Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic react to new Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter denying that his promotion from offensive coordinator to the lead job, replacing Lovie Smith, was not a "coup."
  • Video - These NFL teams made the most of the 2015 draft 00:51

    These NFL teams made the most of the 2015 draft

    Jan 19
    Mel Kiper Jr. delivers his top re-grades of the 2015 NFL draft.