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Bucs go all out in trying to block punts

Bucs go all out in trying to block punts

tampabay.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Thursday, November 15, 2012 TAMPA - The Bucs go to great lengths to protect strategic plans from opponents. But some things are so blatantly obvious even they don't attempt to disguise them.Among those is the way
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  • Aqib Talib talks to Boston media after debut with Patriots

    Aqib Talib talks to Boston media after debut with Patriots

    Former Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib debuted on the practice field in New England this week, after completing his four-game league suspension. Today, he met with media covering the Patriots for the first time. Talib, who was traded to the Patriots on Nov. …
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  • More on Pro Bowl voting

    More on Pro Bowl voting

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    We told you Wednesday that Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ronde Barber were the only NFC South players leading at their positions in the early fan voting for the Pro Bowl. Now, it’s time to go a little deeper on
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  • Ryan Mathews’ neck still hurting after Quincy Black collision

    Ryan Mathews’ neck still hurting after Quincy Black collision

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Chargers running back Ryan Mathews remained in last Sunday’s game after a scary helmet-to-helmet collision that led to Buccaneers linebacker Quincy Black being carted off the field, but he wasn’t totally unscathed. Mathews has now missed practice on b
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  • Squeaky voice gets the first down

    Squeaky voice gets the first down

    tampabay.com Nov 15, 2012
    Quarterback Josh Freeman used a game of hoarse to help his team make a critical fourth down conversion in last Sunday's 34-24 win over the Chargers. Trailing 21-17 in the third quarter, the Bucs faced a fourth-and-1 situation at midfield. Freeman had st…
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  • 2012 NFL Week Nine Preivew — Tampa Bay at Carolina

    2012 NFL Week Nine Preivew — Tampa Bay at Carolina

    buccaneersgab.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Bucs travel to Carolina on Sunday for a NFC South battle between two teams whose seasons have not exactly gone like the script that many felt it would. The Panthers were expected to take a big step forward after their 2011 season in which Cam Newton…
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  • Schiano "not sure" if Meredith can play Sunday

    Schiano "not sure" if Meredith can play Sunday

    tampabay.com Nov 15, 2012
    There does appear to be some concern whether starting right guard Jamon Meredith can play Sunday against the Panthers. Meredith did not practice Thursday due to an ankle injury suffered in the final period of Wednesday's practice, when another player fa…
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  • Schiano: Wright excused for "personal reasons"

    Schiano: Wright excused for "personal reasons"

    tampabay.com Nov 15, 2012
    When Bucs cornerback Eric Wright was not at practice Thursday, it was speculated because it was due to a setback in an Achilles injury he suffered during Sunday's game. After all, Wright missed most of Sunday's game, and was limited Wednesday with the i…
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  • Freeman, Bucs breaking new ground

    Freeman, Bucs breaking new ground

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
      This really has been true for only five weeks, but I don’t think I’m going out on a limb by saying the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the most exciting offense in franchise history and they have a true franchise quarterback for the first time. Start thi
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  • Norv Turner, Antonio Gates stand behind Philip Rivers

    Norv Turner, Antonio Gates stand behind Philip Rivers

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    After another costly interception from San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Norv Turner was asked if he’d consider sitting his starting quarterback. Turner had benched running back Ryan
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  • Video - Freeman Finding Success 02:00

    Freeman Finding Success

    Nov 15
    Ron Jaworski breaks down what's behind the improved play of Buccaneers' quarterback Josh Freeman
  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman finding success by getting back to basics 06:44

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman finding success by getting back to basics

    Nov 15
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman joins "Around the League" to talk about the Buccaneers' emergence in the NFC playoff race, his own personal success and Freeman's new weapons by the bay.
  • Video - Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers 02:38

    Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers

    Nov 15
    NFL Films previews the Week 11 matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers.

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