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Josh Freeman says Bucs are unified

Josh Freeman says Bucs are unified

profootballtalk.com tampabay.com Updated Dec 17, 2012
The Buccaneers lost a fourth straight game on Sunday and frustration boiled over during the game when linebacker Adam Hayward and assistant coach Bryan Cox had an altercation on the sideline. It also boiled over after the game with a Buc player wonderin…
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  • Bucs losing receivers coach P.J. Fleck to Western Michigan

    Bucs losing receivers coach P.J. Fleck to Western Michigan

    tampabay.com Dec 17, 2012
    By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Monday, December 17, 2012 TAMPA - Bucs receivers coach P.J. Fleck, a bright, up-and-coming member of the staff, will end his brief tenure when he leaves to become the coach at Western Michigan.The school confirme
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  • Buccaneers learning three new Rs the hard way

    Buccaneers learning three new Rs the hard way

    tampabay.com Dec 17, 2012
    By Tom Jones, Times Staff Writer Monday, December 17, 2012 TAMPA - Feels like trouble over at One Buc Place.Not the trouble that gets a coach fired or a quarterback replaced. Not the trouble that requires ripping up the team and starting over.But the ki
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  • Schiano: 'We threw a clunker...the sky is not falling.'

    Schiano: 'We threw a clunker...the sky is not falling.'

    tampabay.com Dec 17, 2012
    Bucs coach Greg Schiano gave his players the day off Monday on the heels of suffering a 41-0 defeat at New Orleans, the team's fourth straight loss and its first by more than one score under his regime. But despite some signs of frustration and poss
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  • Lopsided score made things easy on the Saints' defense

    Lopsided score made things easy on the Saints' defense

    tampabay.com Dec 17, 2012
    Bucs tight end Dallas Clark didn’t take a bow for catching eight passes in the Bucs’ loss to the Saints on Sunday, more than any player on either team. It just wasn’t something to celebrate, Clark said. The reason he seemed the go-to target for quar
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  • Where they rank on offense, defense

    Where they rank on offense, defense

    ESPN.com Dec 17, 2012
    Even after shutting out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the New Orleans Saints still rank No. 32 in total defense. The Saints rank 31st against both the run and the pass. But the Buccaneers aren’t far behind them. The Bucs are No. 30 in overall defe
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  • Buccaneers linebacker, coach engage in shoving match during blo…

    Buccaneers linebacker, coach engage in shoving match during blowout loss to Saints

    yahoo.com Dec 17, 2012
    Former linebacker Bryan Cox was a handful in a lot of ways when he played for five different NFL teams from 1991 through 2002. The three-time Pro Bowler and one-time First-Team All-Pro was a great player for a long time, but he was also known for other …
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  • Bucs players grumbling about “college” coaches

    Bucs players grumbling about “college” coaches

    profootballtalk.com Dec 17, 2012
    Well, it was fun while it lasted. With a style that made him a successful as a college head coach and no reluctance to send packing any veterans who were deemed to be unable or unwilling to accept his “toes on the line!” tendencies, coach Greg Schiano
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  • Altercation a bad sign for Bucs

    Altercation a bad sign for Bucs

    ESPN.com Dec 17, 2012
    Amid the rubble of Tampa Bay’s 41-0 loss to New Orleans on Sunday, there was a bizarre moment that indicated the Bucs could have even more problems than their losing streak. Linebacker Adam Hayward and assistant coach Bryan Cox had a verbal altercation
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  • Peter King: Some statement Week 15 wins, but playoff chase still a tangled…

    Dec 17
    In my job, athletes are not very good interviews after 34-0 losses. They don't want to talk after 34-0 losses. They will find every excuse not to pick up the phone after 34-0 losses. But Sunday was different. Victor Cruz is different. This weekend was d…