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Bucs offensive coordinator Sullivan to interview for Chicago Be…

Bucs offensive coordinator Sullivan to interview for Chicago Bears head coaching job

Quarterback Josh Freeman may be faced with learning his fourth offense in five years.  Mike Sullivan, the mastermind of the most productive offense in Buccaneers history after only one season as offensive coordinator, will interview for the Chicago Be
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  • Bucs coach Greg Schiano hedges on QB Josh Freeman

    Bucs coach Greg Schiano hedges on QB Josh Freeman

    By Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Monday, December 31, 2012 TAMPA - Josh Freeman always has been effective directing an offense with the clock winding down. Those skills will be put to full use next season because time might be running out for the enig
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  • Bucs have a lot of offseason work lying ahead

    Bucs have a lot of offseason work lying ahead

    tampabay.com Dec 31, 2012
    By Tom Jones, Times Staff Writer Monday, December 31, 2012 TAMPA - The clock inside the locker room at One Buc Place that ticks down the days, hours and minutes to the next Bucs game was shut off Monday morning. But that doesn't mean the Bucs have all t
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  • Status of Bucs linebacker Quincy Black remains unknown

    Status of Bucs linebacker Quincy Black remains unknown

    tampabay.com Dec 31, 2012
    By Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer Monday, December 31, 2012 TAMPA - One day after their season ended, the Bucs started looking ahead to next season, excited about the return of three key starters from injuries.Doug Martin, who rushed for 1,454 yards as a
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  • Ronde Barber will take some time before deciding about 2013

    Ronde Barber will take some time before deciding about 2013

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    The Buccaneers waited until March this year to find out that Ronde Barber would return for a 16th season as part of their defense and it sounds like they’ll have another extended wait to find out if he’ll make it 17 years in Tampa. Barber said after S
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  • Panthers' opponents for 2013

    Panthers' opponents for 2013

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    It remains unclear if Ron Rivera still will be coaching the Carolina Panthers in 2013. But we do know who the Panthers will be playing in 2013. The schedule won’t be out until the spring, but here are Carolina’s 2013 opponents. Home: Falcons, Saints,
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  • Schiano noncommittal on Wright's future

    Schiano noncommittal on Wright's future

    tampabay.com Dec 31, 2012
    Cornerback Eric Wright was one of the Bucs biggest free agent acquisitions in the offseason, signed to a five-year $37.5 million contract. But it's become a question of whether Wright's first season in Tampa Bay will be the last. Wright, 27, who was eli…
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  • Bucs to draft 13th in 2013

    Bucs to draft 13th in 2013

    tampabay.com Dec 31, 2012
    The NFL has determined the 2013 draft order for non-playoff teams based on strengths of schedule for those teams. The Bucs will select 13th. Here’s the draft order for non-playoff clubs (playoff teams’ draft selections will be determined by their adva
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  • Greg Schiano: 'Nothing is untouchable'

    Greg Schiano: 'Nothing is untouchable'

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano just did his season wrap-up meeting with the media and it sure sounds like his second offseaon with the Buccaneers will be much like his first. “Nothing is untouchable,’’ Schiano said, when describing how he’ll approac
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  • John Abraham, Justin Smith headline injuries to watch heading i…

    John Abraham, Justin Smith headline injuries to watch heading into NFL postseason

    yahoo.com Dec 31, 2012
    The Atlanta Falcons wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the NFC, but played to win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Falcons suffered a 22-17 loss as a few key players exited the games with injuries that will be worth monitoring over the next few…
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  • Video - GameDay: Tampa Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons 01:28

    GameDay: Tampa Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Dec 31
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin finishes the season strong as he rushes for 142 yards and a touchdown in a 22-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Video - GameDay: Tampa Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons 01:28

    GameDay: Tampa Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Dec 31
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin finishes the season strong as he rushes for 142 yards and a touchdown in a 22-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…

    Dec 31
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
  • Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17

    Dec 31
    What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
  • John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck rule

    Dec 31
    The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.