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Tampa Bay Buccaneers stuff the run
By Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Friday, September 28, 2012 TAMPA - Roy Miller would rather fit in than stand out. That's the mentality of a nose-tackle, an unglamorous job in the trenches. He lines up in a three-point stance, tilted at about 45 degreUpvote Share Tweet
Tampa Bay Buccaneers face Robert Griffin, one of a bunch of new QBs in NFLBy Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer Friday, September 28, 2012 TAMPA - Gone are the days when rookie quarterbacks had to sit and wait. These days in the NFL, they're often put under center right out of the gate.Redskins rookie phenom Robert Griffin III, whUpvote Share Tweet
Tampa Bay Buccaneers are tops in red zone defenseBy Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Friday, September 28, 2012 TAMPA - The Bucs defense has been much improved this season, and there's one area of the field in which it has had particular success: the red zone.The Bucs have yielded touchdowns justUpvote Share Tweet
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins: Scouting reportBy Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Friday, September 28, 2012 Projected startersBUCS OFFENSEWR: Vincent JacksonLT: Donald PennLG: Carl NicksC: Jeremy ZuttahRG: Ted LarsenRT: Demar DotsonTE: Dallas ClarkWR: Mike WilliamsQB: Josh FreemanRB: Doug Mar…Upvote Share Tweet
Questions about Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh FreemanBy Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Friday, September 28, 2012 TAMPA Roughing the quarterback is a common practice in most NFL cities, off the field as much as on. So with Josh Freeman's completion percentage at 51.3 (the lowest since his rookie season),…Upvote Share Tweet
Kickin' back with Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric WrightBy Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Friday, September 28, 2012 I notice you're from San Francisco. What's with all you California guys on the team: Doug Martin, Carl Nicks, Mason Foster and some others? It's actually funny because me, Carl and Maso…Upvote Share TweetBucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was not fined for a possible helmet-to-helmet hit that prompted Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to register a mild complaint after last Sunday’s game. McCoy seemed to inadvertently make helmet-to-helmet contact Romo whenUpvote Share Tweet
Cornerback E.J. Biggers made good use of time while injuredCornerback E.J. Biggers’ last game for the Bucs came in the 2011 finale. He entered training camp looking to build on his promising offseason performance, only to be injured in the very first practice on July 27. The broken foot he suffered that day hasUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Sep 28, 2012We had to skip our NFC South chat last week because I was traveling back from Carolina’s loss to the New York Giants. But we’re back on regular schedule this week. The NFC South chat will be held Friday at 1 p.m. ET. Bring your questions about the BucUpvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Vikings Heading In Right DirectionSep 28Episode 196: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the Vikings' success this season. Herm Edwards breaks down how the Packers will improve after their loss to the Seahawks. The NFL32 crew discuss Josh Freeman and RGIII.
Peter King: Seahawks defense playing bigger than reputationSep 28Defensive end Chris Clemons has much in common with his peers on the Seattle defense: They're good, they're unknown, and they don't care.
John Clayton's Last CallSep 28The Texans and Falcons appear to be the class of their respective conferences, writes John Clayton.
College football -- On The Mark Friday mailbagSep 28Who is college football's best linebacker? On The Mark mailbag tackles that question and more.
Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 4 picksSep 28It's a final cleansing of the Sports Guy's inbox, plus Week 4 picks.