This is the December 7, 2012 news archive. View today's Buccaneers rumors and news.
Bucs vs. Eagles: Scouting report
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…Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs Super Bowl 10 years later: 10 keys to the titleBy 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…Upvote Share TweetBy 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 hUpvote Share Tweet
Kickin' back with Bucs linebacker and special teamer Jacob CutreraBy 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…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Dec 7, 2012NEW 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.Upvote Share TweetJoin 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…Upvote Share TweetBroncos 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 quUpvote Share TweetWhen 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…Upvote Share TweetQuarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy will not play Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6).Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Dec 7, 2012Before 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 kickUpvote Share Tweet
Bo Jackson documentary features Bear, Bucs, Boz and Tecmo BowlBo 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 careUpvote Share Tweet
Keyshawn, Gruden reuniting in Tampa this weekendTen 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 JonUpvote Share TweetThe "NFL Live" crew makes its picks for Philadelphia at Tampa Bay.Upvote Share Tweet
League downplays estimated percentages of gun ownership by NFL playersEarlier 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Gruden: Brad Johnson deserves respectThere 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…Upvote Share TweetTampa 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…Upvote Share Tweet
'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersDec 7Can 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.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano discusses kickoff proposalDec 7Tampa 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.
Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…Dec 7So 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 picksDec 7Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.