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Bucs should sign QB Josh Freeman to long-term extension now
By Tom Jones, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Sign him. There's no reason to wait. We've seen enough.Josh Freeman is the man. Today. Tomorrow. Next Sunday. Next season. For years to come.Freeman is the franchise quarterback the Bucs have …Upvote Share Tweet
By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, December 5, 2012 TAMPA - Mounting losses. A coach under fire. Struggles by supposedly star players.Yes, this could certainly apply to the 2011 Buccaneers. It's also an apt description of this year's EaUpvote Share TweetBy Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, December 5, 2012 TAMPA - It's silly season in collegiate coaching circles right now, with plenty of speculation surrounding who might land in the various positions currently open.Bucs offensive coordinator MikUpvote Share TweetThere are a couple big names on the Bucs injury report, including defensive tackle Roy Miller not participating Wednesday due to a head injury. Receiver Vincent Jackson was limited due to a calf injury, and both RB D.J. Ware (illness) and CB LeQuan LeUpvote Share TweetFor Bucs cornerback Anthony Gaitor, the wait appears over. Gaitor, who hasn't played this season due to a hamstring injury, is expected to make his debut Sunday against the Eagles. And it comes at a time where Tampa Bay could really use him. The Bucs yo…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 2012One thing has become obvious in Tampa Bay’s two-game losing streak: Rookie running back Doug Martin is the key to the Buccaneers’ offense. The Bucs have averaged just 60.5 yards rushing in losses to Atlanta and Denver. According to ESPN Stats & InformUpvote Share Tweet