This is the January 17, 2013 news archive. View today's Buccaneers rumors and news.
Times wires Thursday, January 17, 2013 BALTIMORE - New England's pass defense has improved greatly entering Sunday's AFC title game. One reason, Baltimore says, is CB Aqib Talib, who was acquired from the Bucs on Nov. 1.Talib has just one interception a
Share TweetBy Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Thursday, January 17, 2013 ST. PETERSBURG - The story of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o being the victim or perpetrator of a hoax involving a fictitious girlfriend has spawned more questions than answers. Some mightSource: tampabay.comShare TweetLast week, Chip Kelly was adamant that he had decided to stay at Oregon rather than leave for the NFL. Yesterday, Kelly announced that he has decided to leave to coach the Eagles. So what changed? Tony Dungy, the former Buccaneers and Colts coach whose …Source: profootballtalk.comShare TweetJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as head coach Thursday, the latest move in the team's rebuilding project.Source: CNNSI.com
Report: Bucs drop another defensive assistantUpdated Jan 17 Share TweetThe Buccaneers defense struggled mightily against the pass this season, something that already caused the team to allow defensive backs coach Ron Cooper to depart for a job at the University of South Florida. Now they’ve made another change. Pewter RepoSource: profootballtalk.com
East-West Shrine Game gives Bucs a look at middle- and late-round cornerbacksUpdated Jan 17 Share TweetWe explained yesterday that the first round of the NFL draft might not be a bonanza when it comes to finding talent at cornerback. That means the Bucs could have to look elsewhere for help, including in the middle and late rounds of the draft. So, with …Source: tampabay.comShare TweetTime for a look at the morning headlines from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS The Bucs reportedly have parted ways with defensive line coach Randy Melvin. This comes after defensive backs coach Ron Cooper left the team. Tampa Bay’s defense ranSource: ESPN.com
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Peter King: It's time to make room for Joe Flacco in the upper echelon of …Jan 17This story appears in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.