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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Expect Improvement in Rushing Attack
October 11th, 2014 at 1:24 PM
With running back Doug Martin at full speed, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope to resurrect a sluggish running game when they play host to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** For a team determined to run the ball, the Buccaneers rank near the bottom in rushing yards per game at just 90.4....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seek First Home Win; Host Baltimore Ravens on Sunday
October 10th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-4) return home following three consecutive road games to host the Baltimore Ravens (3-2) Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. ***PHOTO1*** To slow down the high-flying offense of the Ravens, the Buccaneers must find ways to get quarterback Joe Flacco and his...

Lovie Smith Misses Practice to Attend Funeral: Expected Back for Sunday’s Game
October 10th, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Love Smith missed practice on Thursday to attend the funeral of his father-in-law, who recently passed away at age 91. Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier addressed the media Thursday afternoon in place of Smith. ***PHOTO1*** “You guys are well aware of Coach [Lovie Smith’s] situation and our prayers and thoughts are with...

Linebacker Lavonte David Among Bright Spots for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 8th, 2014 at 3:23 PM
There hasn’t been a lot to celebrate on defense for the injury-depleted Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, but the play of linebacker Lavonte David has definitely caught the eye through the first five games of the season. ***PHOTO1*** David is currently leading the NFL in solo tackles (41) and tackles for loss...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Glennon Likely to Start Again at Quarterback Against Baltimore Ravens
October 7th, 2014 at 1:58 PM
Heading into Sunday’s home game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of areas to focus on, but the quarterback position isn’t one of them. Mike Glennon, who has started the last two games in place of injured starter Josh McCown, engineered a last-minute drive to defeat the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lovie Smith Remains Optimistic Following Latest Loss
October 6th, 2014 at 5:32 PM
Despite losing to the New Orleans Saints in overtime on Sunday and dropping to 1-4 on the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown signs of being on the right track in Lovie Smith’s first year as head coach. ***PHOTO1*** A win over the Saints would have vaulted the Bucs back into...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose to New Orleans Saints in Overtime
October 5th, 2014 at 5:10 PM
The New Orleans Saints nearly lost their first game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome since 2011 on Sunday before pulling out a wild 37-31 overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay falls to 1-4 on the season. The Bucs, the last team to beat the Saints at home, were in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trail New Orleans Saints at Halftime
October 5th, 2014 at 2:43 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers trail the New Orleans Saints 13-10 at halftime of their NFC South battle. The Bucs were down 13-3 before Johnthan Banks picked off Drew Brees with 1:21 remaining in the half, setting up a touchdown pass from Mike Glennon to Louis Murphy to close the gap. ***PHOTO1*** A...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Look to Reverse New Orleans Saints’ Dome Domination
October 5th, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Despite disappointing starts to the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) and the New Orleans Saints (1-3) enter today’s 1 p.m. (ET) matchup at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome only one game out of first place. The Buccaneers notched an upset victory on the road last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, while the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Momentum Heading to New Orleans’
October 3rd, 2014 at 10:25 PM
Despite an 0-3 start to the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints (1-3) on Sunday only one game out of first place in the NFC South. The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers top the division at 2-2. “That’s the league. This year,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Look to Continue Momentum Against New Orleans Saints
October 2nd, 2014 at 2:40 PM
Seeking back-to-back road wins, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) will look to establish the run game against the New Orleans Saints (1-3) on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Dallas Cowboys, led by the NFL’s leading rusher DeMarco Murray ran all over the Saints last week, and the Bucs will...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Move Practice Indoors to Tropicana Stadium
October 1st, 2014 at 7:19 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers practiced indoors on Wednesday, moving practice from One Buc Place to Tropicana Field in nearby St. Petersburg to emulate what players will encounter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** The Bucs (1-3) will return to Tropicana Field again on Thursday, and it’s...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Louis Murphy Seeking Encore Performance Vs. New Orleans Saints
September 30th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy played a key role in Sunday’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, hauling in six catches for 99 yards. Murphy saved his best for last, however, with a 41-yard reception that put the Bucs in scoring position with just seconds remaining in the game. Murphy...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Back in Race for Supremacy in NFC South
September 29th, 2014 at 7:49 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers notched their first win of the season Sunday, defeating a tough Pittsburgh Steelers team in a hostile environment at Heinz Field. With all of their division rivals—the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers—losing in Week 4, the Buccaneers (1-3) find themselves right back in the...

Mike Glennon Leads Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Stunning Win Over Steelers
September 28th, 2014 at 6:36 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had 10 days between their embarrassing blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons and their Week 4 test against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The extra time evidently did the Bucs a world of good as Tampa Bay stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 at Heinz Field for...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: What to Watch For
September 28th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) face a tall task today in attempting to halt a six-game losing streak dating back to last season when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mike Glennon will get the start at quarterback, replacing the injured Josh McCown, who suffered a sprained thumb...

Time for Stars to Step up for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 27th, 2014 at 6:10 PM
So much for a quick turnaround in Lovie Smith’s first year at the helm of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Injuries have proved costly for the Bucs who will be fighting for pride and character when they travel to Heinz Field for a Sunday clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “We’re in a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Kafka Promoted to Active Roster
September 26th, 2014 at 4:36 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday announced that they have promoted quarterback Mike Kafka from the practice squad to the active roster and waived guard Rishaw Johnson. ...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Glennon Lands in Starter’s Role Once Again
September 25th, 2014 at 3:40 PM
It didn’t take Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Love Smith long to acquire Josh McCown upon his arrival in January. In the same breath that he named McCown the starting quarterback of the Bucs after signing him in March, Smith declared Mike Glennon the franchise’s quarterback of the future. Following an...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Coordinator Jeff Tedford Granted Leave of Absence
September 24th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford has been granted an indefinite leave of absence to recover from a heart procedure last month. Originally expected to miss only a short amount of time following the procedure, Tedford isn’t expected back any time soon and has yet to call any of...