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Most pressing fantasy questions the NFC South has to answer

Friday, February 1st, 2019

With the offseason now in view for the majority of NFL teams, it's time to spin forward. Here, we'll explore the most pressing question each NFC South team must answer before the 2019 NFL season begins, and how it pertains to fantasy. Pressing question to answer: Where is Jameis Winston's ceiling?

Report: Schiano expected to join Patriots’ staff

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano, most recently the defensive coordinator at Ohio State, likely will wind up on the coaching staff of the New England Patriots, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport said Schiano would take the spot of Brian Flores, the acting defensive coordinator who reportedly will become head coach of the Miami Dolphins after the Super Bowl. Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Schiano never have worked together, but the two are believed to have a close relationship.

Youth movement leads Ravens’ list of MVPs of 2018 season

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Offensive MVP: QB Lamar Jackson Coming in for an injured Joe Flacco in Week 11, Jackson pulled the Ravens out of a four-game losing streak and led the team to a 6-1 record down the stretch. His 695 rushing yards is the most by all NFL quarterbacks in 2018 and also ranks 11th most by a quarterback in NFL single-season-history. The Ravens' leader for the foreseeable future, Jackson landed the team in their first postseason appearance in three seasons and rekindled fandom in the city of Baltimore.

Former Indiana Quarterback Antwaan Randle El Joins Buccaneers Staff

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Former Indiana quarterback Antwaan Randle El on Wednesday was officially hired as an offensive assistant on Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians' staff, the NFL franchise announced Wednesday. According to a January 2011 Q&A from then-Denver Post Broncos beat writer Jeff Legwold, an offensive assistant is akin to a quality control coach in college football - the NFL's version of an entry-level position. The primary responsibilities are centered around around game preparation, specifically statistical analysis and the first film review of upcoming opponents.

Leftwich joins Buccaneers as offensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made it official: Byron Leftwich is the team's new offensive coordinator. The Bucs announced the hiring Wednesday, a week after incoming coach Bruce Arians said the ex-NFL quarterback would call plays next season and Clyde Christensen would serve as quarterbacks coach. Christensen's hiring also was announced Wednesday, when the Bucs said former player Antwaan Randle El is joining Arians' staff as an offensive assistant.

Brown fires back at Arians over ‘diva’ comments

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Bruce Arians' criticism of Antonio Brown has drawn a response from the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, who has not taken kindly to being called a "diva". New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Arians spent time in Pittsburgh as offensive coordinator for the Steelers when Brown was a rookie, and he is not impressed with his recent behaviour. "There's too much miscommunication, too much ... diva," Arians told The Adam Schefter Podcast. "I've heard so many stories — I like Antonio — he plays as hard as anybody on Sunday, and he practices hard.

Antonio Brown has ‘too much diva’ in him right now, ex-Steelers OC says

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Antonio Brown has 'too much diva' in him right now, ex-Steelers OC says originally appeared on It would appear like wide receiver Antonio Brown has it all in Pittsburgh. He's on a team that is usually in contention for a playoff spot, he's got a lucrative contract that will pay him more than $26 million over the next two years, and he's got a Hall of Fame quarterback throwing him the ball. But he's not happy and wants out.

Bruce Arians on receiving ‘C’ grade from Bucs physical: ‘The best news I had in 10 years’

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Bruce Arians seems to be feeling pretty good lately. He's got a new job coaching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, being hailed as one of the stronger hires of this year's coaching carousel and he, literally, seems to be feeling good, at least according to his physical. The new Bucs coach revealed that last bit of info during an interview Tuesday on 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station.

NFL rumors: Greg Schiano a possible Brian Flores replacement for Patriots

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

NFL rumors: Greg Schiano a possible Brian Flores replacement for Patriots originally appeared on New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores is "the guy the Miami Dolphins want to hire" as their next head coach, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday, and one possible replacement for him is a former NFL head coach. Greg Schiano, who was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, is a potential replacement for Flores in New England. "Don't be surprised if Greg Schiano finds a way to end up on that defensive staff, maybe even replacing Flores," Rapoport said on "Good Morning Football."

Buccaneers counting on Arians to help QB Winston blossom

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Tampa Bay is counting on Bruce Arians to help Jameis Winston realize his potential, however the young quarterback isn't the only component the two-time NFL Coach of the Year has to fix if the Buccaneers are going to end a long postseason drought. A porous defense has been a problem for much of the team's decade-plus absence from the playoffs and needs immediate attention, too. Arians came out of retirement Tuesday to replace Dirk Koetter, who made significant strides with the Bucs offense but wasn't able to develop Winston into a top-tier quarterback while going 19-29 over the past three years.