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Tony Dungy: I wouldn’t have taken Michael Sam

Tony Dungy: I wouldn’t have taken Michael Sam

profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Updated 21 hours ago
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 …
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers' projected roster

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers' projected roster

    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…
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  • Fact or fiction: Coaching and special teams

    Fact or fiction: Coaching and special teams

    ESPN.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…
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  • Camp preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Camp preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    ESPN.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…
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  • Lovie Smith: Bucs had to be active in free agency

    Lovie Smith: Bucs had to be active in free agency

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • Former Bucs guard says Greg Schiano should get another shot

    Former Bucs guard says Greg Schiano should get another shot

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • We'll Pay You To Read The Tampa Bay Bucs' Longform Advertorial

    We'll Pay You To Read The Tampa Bay Bucs' Longform Advertorial

    deadspin.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...
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  • Lovie Smith: Fans deserve a winner

    Lovie Smith: Fans deserve a winner

    ESPN.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…
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  • Jonathan Casillas: I compared McCown to Brees because of intang…

    Jonathan Casillas: I compared McCown to Brees because of intangibles

    Buccaneers 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…
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  • Buccaneers' top play winner: Brooks' INT

    Buccaneers' top play winner: Brooks' INT

    ESPN.com Jul 11
    Score: 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…
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  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins confident foot will be ready for traini…

    Austin Seferian-Jenkins confident foot will be ready for training camp

    The 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 …
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  • Buccaneers' biggest key to success

    Buccaneers' biggest key to success

    ESPN.com Jul 10
    Lovie 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…
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  • Bucs' top plays: Jurevicius' catch

    Bucs' top plays: Jurevicius' catch

    ESPN.com Jul 9
    This 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…
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  • Davis: Barron drafted because of Graham

    Davis: Barron drafted because of Graham

    The 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 …
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  • Bucs' top plays: Barber's INT return

    Bucs' top plays: Barber's INT return

    ESPN.com Jul 8
    This 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…
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  • Bucs' top plays: Brooks' INT return

    Bucs' top plays: Brooks' INT return

    ESPN.com Jul 7
    This 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…
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  • Mike Evans working to get into “tip-top shape”

    Mike Evans working to get into “tip-top shape”

    On 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…
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  • Warren Sapp stiffs waitress on a tip, then explains himself on …

    Warren Sapp stiffs waitress on a tip, then explains himself on Twitter

    yahoo.com Jul 2
    People 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…
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  • Jonathan Casillas: Josh McCown reminds me of Drew Brees

    Jonathan Casillas: Josh McCown reminds me of Drew Brees

    Larry 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…
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  • Revis is a happy camper in New England

    Revis is a happy camper in New England

    Greg 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…
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  • Larry Fitzgerald’s still a big Josh McCown fan

    Larry Fitzgerald’s still a big Josh McCown fan

    For 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…
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  • NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- NFC South

    NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- NFC South

    ESPN.com Jun 26
    The 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)…
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  • Devin McCourty says Greg Schiano’s tougher than Bill Belichick

    Devin McCourty says Greg Schiano’s tougher than Bill Belichick

    There 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…
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  • Jerramy Stevens’ wife arrested for assault

    Jerramy Stevens’ wife arrested for assault

    They 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, …
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  • Best Bucs camp competitions

    Best Bucs camp competitions

    ESPN.com Jun 20
    With 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…
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  • Video - Which rookie will make the biggest impact? 03:39

    Which rookie will make the biggest impact?

    Jul 21
    Can 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.
  • Video - Great Expectations: NFC South 02:27

    Great Expectations: NFC South

    Jul 18
    The "NFL Total Access" crew explains how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons will have big turnarounds in 2014.
  • Video - Blood, Sweat & No Cheers? 06:39

    Blood, Sweat & No Cheers?

    Jul 18
    NFL 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.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Buccaneers 00:29

    NFL Nation Buzz: Buccaneers

    Jul 14
    ESPN 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.

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