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Not all is right with Josh Freeman

Not all is right with Josh Freeman

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Updated Sep 12, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. -- On a sweltering May afternoon in 2011, Josh Freeman stood on a field at the University of South Florida and seemingly never broke a sweat. This was during the NFL lockout, and I couldn't help but admire how firmly the 23-year-old quarterb…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Denver Coach Shifts Tone, Supporting Miller

    N.F.L. Roundup: Denver Coach Shifts Tone, Supporting Miller

    nytimes.com Sep 12, 2013
    The Broncos’ John Fox said he wanted to remind people that Von Miller’s recent legal troubles involve only traffic citations.
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  • Bucs avoid blackout, which means everyone can gawk

    Bucs avoid blackout, which means everyone can gawk

    profootballtalk.com Sep 12, 2013
    If you live in the greater Tampa region, and enjoy watching a good grease fire, you’re in luck. In an announcement with perfect “Hey, look over there” timing, the Buccaneers said Sunday’s game with the Saints will not be blacked out. That means they sol…
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  • Bucs LB David fined for hit on Jets' Smith

    Bucs LB David fined for hit on Jets' Smith

    Lavonte David's penalty for pushing New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith out of bounds late in the fourth quarter last Sunday led to a field goal that cost his Tampa Bay Buccaneers the game. He'll have to pay a financial penalty for the hit now, as well…
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  • Kaufman says players-only meeting focused on coaching staff and…

    Kaufman says players-only meeting focused on coaching staff and Freeman

    profootballtalk.com Sep 12, 2013
    After reports emerged regarding the Buccaneers’ pre-Week One players only meeting that addressed among other things the legitimacy of the vote for 2013 captains, reports emerged that quarterback Josh Freeman (who lost his “C” after three years wearing i…
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  • Reports: Buccaneers Already A Dysfunctional Shitshow

    Reports: Buccaneers Already A Dysfunctional Shitshow

    deadspin.com Sep 12, 2013
    The NFL season hasn't truly started until one team melts down, revealing locker room divisions via anonymous leaks. And who better than the underachieving Buccaneers, with a hardass college coach and a disappointing young QB with a notoriously bad relat…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 12, 2013
    The Bills aren’t getting any healthier in the secondary. The Dolphins, on the other hand, are getting some CBs back. The Patriots claimed DT Chris Jones off waivers from the Buccaneers. The Jets are trusting former seventh-rounder Antonio Allen as a sta…
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  • Gerald McCoy: Bucs must slow Drew Brees

    Gerald McCoy: Bucs must slow Drew Brees

    ESPN.com Sep 12, 2013
    TAMPA, Fla. – Gerald McCoy gave the usual high praise when asked for his scouting report on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Wednesday. “It’s the same scouting any first-ballot Hall-of-Famer that’s still playing,’’ the Tampa Bay Buccaneers d…
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  • Video - Buccaneers LB David Fined $7,875 02:01

    Buccaneers LB David Fined $7,875

    Sep 12
    Damien Woody discusses the fine levied against Buccaneers LB Lavonte David for his late hit against Jets QB Geno Smith.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: NO-TB 01:09

    Countdown Daily Prediction: NO-TB

    Sep 12
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for New Orleans at Tampa Bay.
  • Video - Preview: New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay  Buccaneers 02:18

    Preview: New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Sep 12
    NFL Films previews the Week 2 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Saints at Buccaneers 00:50

    Inside Edge: Saints at Buccaneers

    Sep 12
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make your pick for New Orleans at Tampa Bay.

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