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Jon Gruden really, really, really, REALLY likes Texas

Jon Gruden really, really, really, REALLY likes Texas

yahoo.com Updated Oct 1, 2012
In his capacity as ESPN's most "interesting" football analyst, former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden loves him some hyperbole. From his endless litany of nicknames for players, to the occasional incomprehensible take…
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  • Schiano says Bucs should've let Freeman take more deep shots in…

    Schiano says Bucs should've let Freeman take more deep shots in first half vs. Redskins

    tampabay.com Oct 1, 2012
    There still is a learning curve with the new coaching staff when it comes to Josh Freeman, one as big as the arc of footballs the Bucs quarterback heaved deep into the sky Sunday. After watching Freeman go 11-of-17 for 211 yards passing and one touc
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  • Cundiff won’t be getting the boot, yet

    Cundiff won’t be getting the boot, yet

    Before winning Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, Redskins kicker Billy Cundiff tried to blow it, missing not one, not two, but three field goals. A day after after Cundiff snatched victory from the jaws of defeat that had been snatched from the jaws
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  • Jeremy Trueblood's lack of versatility prompted inactive status

    Jeremy Trueblood's lack of versatility prompted inactive status

    tampabay.com Oct 1, 2012
    OT Jeremy Trueblood was left inactive for Sunday's game, coach Greg Schiano said, because the Bucs needed a more versatile backup lineman at their disposal. Now that Trueblood is coming off the bench — Demar Dotson has taken over at right tackle — itâ
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  • Did Bucs' aggressive defense on final drive backfire?

    Did Bucs' aggressive defense on final drive backfire?

    tampabay.com Oct 1, 2012
    The Bucs did a great many things on Sunday that contributed to their heartbreaking loss to the Redskins. Penalties, missed opportunities on offense and, at times, poor tackling, come to mind. But what will be most glaring when we look back is the inabil…
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  • Meriweather set for MRI, Robinson has concussion after pregame …

    Meriweather set for MRI, Robinson has concussion after pregame collision

    profootballtalk.com Oct 1, 2012
    The Redskins lost two players in bizarre fashion during pregame warmups for their matchup with the Buccaneers on Sunday when safety Brandon Meriweather and wide receiver Aldrick Robinson collided. They both picked up injuries that forced them onto the i…
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  • Bucs rookie Lavonte David has dominant performance in losing ef…

    Bucs rookie Lavonte David has dominant performance in losing effort

    tampabay.com Oct 1, 2012
    That blur you saw racing across the field at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday was probably rookie linebacker Lavonte David. Even in a losing effort, David again reinforced what the Bucs saw in him that prompted them to make him their second-round draft p…
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  • Video - GameDay: Redskins vs Buccaneers highlights 01:51

    GameDay: Redskins vs Buccaneers highlights

    Oct 1
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III leads his team down the field in the final minute to set up a game-winning field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Redskins won 24-22 to improve to 2-2 on the season.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Taking stock of the top stories in the season's first four gam…

    Oct 1
    The NFL at the quarter pole: strange days indeed. Cards and Vikings, a combined 7-1. Saints and Lions, a combined 1-7. Rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck are plugging away, playing well, but the best rookie of the first quarter of th…
  • Don Banks: Victorious Vick helps Eagles finally resemble the team they wan…

    Oct 1
    PHILADELPHIA -- Say what you will about the state of Michael Vick's game so far this season. Call him turnover-prone, or injury-prone or forever prone to spark raging debates about his worthiness and suitability to be the starting quarterback in Philade…
  • Don Banks: Victorious Vick helps Eagles finally resemble the team they wan…

    Oct 1
    PHILADELPHIA -- Say what you will about the state of Michael Vick's game so far this season. Call him turnover-prone, or injury-prone or forever prone to spark raging debates about his worthiness and suitability to be the starting quarterback in Philade…