This is the December 28, 2012 news archive. View today's Buccaneers rumors and news.
Why has the Bucs' season gone sour?
By Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 28, 2012 Two days before the Bucs faced the Eagles at Raymond James Stadium, John Lynch stood at the end of a practice field at One Buc Place and was startled to see the team walking through plays in o…Upvote Share Tweet
What caused Bucs to finish season so poorly?By Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 28, 2012 Two days before Tampa Bay played the Eagles at Raymond James Stadium, John Lynch stood at the end of a practice field at One Buc Place and was startled to see the team walking through plays in…Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs at Falcons: Scouting reportBy Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 28, 2012 This is a tricky game to project given the Falcons' noncommittal stance on playing their regulars for the duration. Atlanta has clinched the NFC's top playoff seed, so there is little to…Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs' poor finish hides individual successBy Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 28, 2012 Face it. The first season under Greg Schiano was partly cloudy, but there is time to search for silver linings. While the 6-9 record might not be enough to get you through the long offseason, …Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs defensive tackle Roy Miller (quietly) has breakout seasonBy Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 28, 2012 TAMPA - Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has always been one of Roy Miller's biggest fans.As an Oklahoma City teenager, McCoy looked up to Miller, the Bucs nose tackle, watching his Killeen (Texas)Upvote Share Tweet
Kickin' back with Bucs running back Michael SmithBy Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 28, 2012 I understand you have seven siblings. Did all of you grow up together? Half of us did. My dad got remarried, so I have other siblings. So you have a real-life Brady Bunch? Oh, yeah. Ther…Upvote Share TweetBefore we begin, here’s a disclaimer: This is only speculation. Reasonable speculation, that is. We told you earlier today about coach Greg Schiano’s cryptic answers regarding cornerback Eric Wright and whether he’d play in Sunday’s season finaleUpvote Share Tweet
Sunday: Bucs-Falcons in-game chat, 1 p.m.Join us Sunday at 1 p.m. as Times beat reporter Stephen F. Holder chats live from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta throughout the Bucs' season finale against the Falcons. Follow along, and add your comments and/or questions if you like. We look forward to he…Upvote Share Tweet
Jackson, Nicks scam Uncle Sam, legallyprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 28, 2012The fiscal cliff finally is intersecting with the NFL. Lost in the suggestion that the notoriously cap-rich Buccaneers chewed up a few million in current-year cap space (which could have been carried to 2013 anyway) by shifting millions in base salary d…Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs positioned for more free-agency splash after contract restructuresAre the Bucs gearing up for another free-agency splash? Time will tell, but they have certainly positioned themselves to do so by restructuring two of their biggest contracts. While it won’t affect the amount of money receiver Vincent Jackson and guardUpvote Share TweetThe Buccaneers were among the most active teams in free agency last year, and they’re setting the stage to be able to again next year if they choose. According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com, the Bucs restructured the deals of wide receiver Vincent JacksoUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 28, 2012The final NFC South chat of the regular season will be held Friday at 1 p.m. ET. There is a lot to talk about as the Falcons get ready for the playoffs and the Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers approach some big offseason decisions. Bring your questions a…Upvote Share Tweet
'NFL Films Presents': The old man in Tampa BayDec 28Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ronde Barber is a veteran in Tampa Bay. Find out what his teammates are saying about Barber being called "uncle" and why Barber has a good relationship with head coach Greg Schiano.
Peter King: Cowboys on familiar ground with win-or-go-home Week 17Dec 28In the offseason, Dallas coach Jason Garrett visited the Yankees' spring-training home in Tampa, and sought out Derek Jeter. Garrett was raised in Yankee country, so he has great respect for the Yankee shortstop, and he wanted to ask him about leadershi…
NFL - John Clayton's five most cherished NFL recordsDec 28Football records might not resonate like those in baseball, but there are five NFL records that stand above the rest, John Clayton writes.
The Sports Guy powers through a damaged laptop to make his Week 17 picksDec 28The Sports Guy's computer is on the fritz, but that didn't stop him from making his Week 17 picks.