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Bucs vs. Eagles: Scouting report

Bucs vs. Eagles: Scouting report

tampabay.com Updated Dec 7, 2012
By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 7, 2012 The Eagles are in disarray, having lost eight in a row, and coach Andy Reid is expected to be fired at season's end. The defense has allowed 31.7 points over its past six games. But a cha…
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  • Bucs Super Bowl 10 years later: 10 keys to the title

    Bucs Super Bowl 10 years later: 10 keys to the title

    tampabay.com Dec 7, 2012
    By Tom Jones, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 7, 2012 Many players helped the Bucs win the Super Bowl. Many moments led to that magical day, when the Bucs beat the Raiders 48-21. Many things had to go right to make that day possible. But here are th…
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  • LeGrand injury spurs Bucs coach Greg Schiano's idea to eliminat…

    LeGrand injury spurs Bucs coach Greg Schiano's idea to eliminate kickoffs

    tampabay.com Dec 7, 2012
    By Stephen F. Holder and Joe Smith, Times Staff Writers Friday, December 7, 2012 TAMPA - When Greg Schiano cooked up a concept that would eliminate kickoffs in the NFL and shared the idea with commissioner Roger Goodell, it wasn't about trying to show h
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  • Kickin' back with Bucs linebacker and special teamer Jacob Cutr…

    Kickin' back with Bucs linebacker and special teamer Jacob Cutrera

    tampabay.com Dec 7, 2012
    By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 7, 2012 You're from Lafayette, La., which, I think, is Cajun country, right? Absolutely. It's right in the middle. At Louisiana-Lafayette, they actually call themselves the Ragin' Cajuns. Most pe…
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  • Broncos' Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Freeman

    Broncos' Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Freeman

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman last week.
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  • Sunday: Bucs-Eagles in-game chat, 1 p.m.

    Sunday: Bucs-Eagles in-game chat, 1 p.m.

    tampabay.com Dec 7, 2012
    Join us Sunday at 1 p.m., as Times beat reporter Stephen F. Holder chats live from Raymond James Stadium throughout the Bucs' game against the Eagles. Follow along, and add your comments and/or questions if you like. Want to talk about the game, the hal…
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  • Von Miller’s $25,000 fine raises specter of suspension

    Von Miller’s $25,000 fine raises specter of suspension

    Broncos linebacker Von Miller is a candidate for the NFL’s defensive player of the year award. But if he’s not careful, he may soon be a candidate for a suspension as well. The NFL has confirmed that Miller was fined $25,000 for striking Buccaneers qu
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  • Barber recalls his famed interception against the Eagles in 200…

    Barber recalls his famed interception against the Eagles in 2002 NFC Title game

    tampabay.com Dec 7, 2012
    When the Bucs honor the 2002 Super Bowl champion team during a halftime ceremony, most of the key players will be there - Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, John Lynch, even coach Jon Gruden. As for the last player still active - safety Ronde Barber - he stil…
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  • Vick, McCoy both remain out for skidding Eagles

    Vick, McCoy both remain out for skidding Eagles

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy will not play Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6).
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  • Roger Goodell Is Thinking About Eliminating Kickoffs. How Would…

    Roger Goodell Is Thinking About Eliminating Kickoffs. How Would It Affect NFL Offenses?

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    Before we start laughing at Roger Goodell's idea-by way of Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano-of eliminating kickoffs and replacing them with punts, let's first analyze what this would mean for the game. The suggestion would work like this: Instead of kick
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  • Bo Jackson documentary features Bear, Bucs, Boz and Tecmo Bowl

    Bo Jackson documentary features Bear, Bucs, Boz and Tecmo Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Bo Jackson’s NFL career lasted just 38 games, but it produced enough highlights that you could fill an afternoon surfing YouTube looking at his runs. And then you could spend another afternoon looking at his highlights from a Heisman Trophy-winning care
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  • Keyshawn, Gruden reuniting in Tampa this weekend

    Keyshawn, Gruden reuniting in Tampa this weekend

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Ten years ago, they won a Super Bowl together in Tampa.  Nine years ago, the coach sent the player home with pay for the rest of the season.  Last year, shots were fired via their mutual airwaves at ESPN. Today, ESPN announced that former Bucs coach Jon
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  • Countdown Daily: Eagles-Buccaneers

    Countdown Daily: Eagles-Buccaneers

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    The "NFL Live" crew makes its picks for Philadelphia at Tampa Bay.
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  • League downplays estimated percentages of gun ownership by NFL …

    League downplays estimated percentages of gun ownership by NFL players

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Earlier this week, in the aftermath of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, former Colts and Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy explained on The Dan Patrick Show that Dungy typically would ask his players at the outset of training camp whether they own guns. Roug…
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  • Gruden: Brad Johnson deserves respect

    Gruden: Brad Johnson deserves respect

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    There has been a lot of reflection this week as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Super Bowl victory. Many of the players and coaches will be back in town to be honored as the Bucs host the Philadelphia Eagles…
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  • Doug Martin says he’s not hitting rookie wall

    Doug Martin says he’s not hitting rookie wall

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is well on his way to surpassing 300 carries in his first season in the NFL. Martin has come off two largely ineffective games against the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos where he was held to under 60 yar…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 04:02

    'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Dec 7
    Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense force turnovers against the Philadelphia Eagles? Our analysts explain why the Eagles will have to be strong on defense to contain Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman.
  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano discusses kickoff proposal 02:22

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano discusses kickoff proposal

    Dec 7
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano explains why he suggested a new kickoff rule that could give a team the ball with fourth-and-15 and the option to punt or go for it.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…

    Dec 7
    So I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…
  • The Sports Guy talks NBA leadership with Bill Russell, plus Week 14 picks

    Dec 7
    Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.