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Bucs' transition phase in full regression now

Bucs' transition phase in full regression now

By Gary Shelton, Times Sports Columnist Sunday, December 16, 2012 NEW ORLEANSI would hereby like to take back every compliment, especially the sincere ones.I want to apologize for every positive feeling I may have foolishly passed on to others.I wish to…
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  • Vets want to youth to stay focused... Big deficit ruins hopes t…

    Vets want to youth to stay focused... Big deficit ruins hopes to run the ball... Linebacker, assistant get into it... One brigh

    tampabay.com Dec 16, 2012
    Stephen F. Holder, Times staff writer Sunday, December 16, 2012 Veterans: finish strongAfter four straight losses that have undermined the Bucs' midseason momentum, the veterans will have to play a central role in helping focus a wayward team that has t…
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  • What they're saying: Reaction the Bucs-Saints game

    What they're saying: Reaction the Bucs-Saints game

    tampabay.com Dec 16, 2012
    Times staff, wires Sunday, December 16, 2012 Greg Schiano, Bucs coach, on his team's first loss by more than eight points this year:"I didn't get this team ready to go today, for whatever the reason is. It got out hand."Schiano, on the disconn…
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  • Teammates back Josh Freeman, share in blame

    Teammates back Josh Freeman, share in blame

    tampabay.com Dec 16, 2012
    NEW ORLEANS -- Josh Freeman has played his worst football of the season at the most inopportune time, helping to undermine the team’s once-realistic playoff hopes. But even after his five turnovers on Sunday, when he was intercepted four times against
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  • Bucs running game grounded by big deficit

    Bucs running game grounded by big deficit

    tampabay.com Dec 16, 2012
    NEW ORLEANS -- With the Saints entering today's game sporting what is, statistically, the second-worst rushing defense in the NFL, a prime opportunity existed to get rookie rushing leader Doug Martin going. But the way the game eventually unfolded made
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  • Bucs veterans to teammates: Finish strong

    Bucs veterans to teammates: Finish strong

    tampabay.com Dec 16, 2012
    NEW ORLEANS -- After four straight losses that have undermined all the Bucs’ midseason momentum, the team’s veterans will have to play a central in helping focus a wayward team that has two games remaining. The process was already underway in the lo
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  • Schiano not happy about player-coach sideline shoving match

    Schiano not happy about player-coach sideline shoving match

    The Buccaneers’ terrible performance on the field Sunday against the Saints also included an ugly incident on the sideline, when linebacker Adam Hayward and assistant coach Bryan Cox got into a shoving match. The incident began when Cox (who was known f
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  • Danny Amendola Spikes Football Into Poor Geezer's Face: Your Su…

    Danny Amendola Spikes Football Into Poor Geezer's Face: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 16, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from Danny Amendola injuring a hapless fellow to Knowshon Moreno hurdling Ed Reed. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Wrap-up: Saints 41, Buccaneers 0

    Wrap-up: Saints 41, Buccaneers 0

    ESPN.com Dec 16, 2012
    Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 41-0 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome: What it means: The Saints were playing for nothing but pride and the way they went out and dominated says a lot about their chara…
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints: Live scoring summar…

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints: Live scoring summary

    tampabay.com Dec 16, 2012
    Times Staff Writer Sunday, December 16, 2012 Times Staff WriterQuarterback Drew Brees threw three early touchdowns as the Saints built a 24-0 halftime lead and rolled to a 41-0 shellacking of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at the New Orleans Superdome.…
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  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers postgame press conference 02:25

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers postgame press conference

    Dec 16
    Buccaneers react following game with Saints
  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints highlights 03:00

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints highlights

    Dec 16
    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes and had 307 yards in his Week 15 41-0 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Video - Bucs show their frustration 00:12

    Bucs show their frustration

    Dec 16
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Adam Hayward shows his frustration as he gets into a shoving match with linebackers coach Bryan Cox.
  • Video - Hank Goldberg's Week 15 Picks 03:04

    Hank Goldberg's Week 15 Picks

    Dec 16
    Hammerin' Hank makes his picks for Week 15 of the NFL season.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Division-leading 'Skins prove they're more than RGIII; more Sna…

    Dec 16
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 15 overflowing with the season's most meaningful games thus far...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers sinking at time they usually rise

    Dec 16
    Instead of being valiant and undaunted like we're used to, the Steelers looked as weak and feeble as they've ever been, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Don Banks: Ravens' once-promising season slips further away with Broncos l…

    Dec 16
    BALTIMORE -- Maybe that 4th-and-forever in San Diego is to blame. Maybe the Baltimore Ravens used up every last bit of their good karma, mojo or whatever you want to call it to convert on that act of desperation against the Chargers three weeks ago. Bec…
  • NFL Week 15 review: John Clayton's Last Call

    Dec 16
    The 2012 season has been marked by close games, but that wasn't the case Sunday, writes John Clayton.