Archive for the ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Category

Koetter: Bucs used silent count at home in 2015

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Koetter knows what can go wrong when too many fans of the road team invade a stadium. “The first year I was here, and we played a couple of those teams from the northeast, the traditional teams that travel well,” Koetter said on The Ira Kaufman Podcast, via

Panthers Greg Olsen could hold out from training camp over contract

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is looking for a new deal to “reflect [his] productivity” and hasn’t ruled out the possibility of sitting out training camp until he gets paid, according to ESPN. Olsen is under contract with the Panthers until next season and told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he wants more money to reflect his productivity and durability. “I think it’s early right now,” Olsen said in the interview. “As the summer goes on and we get some feedback from the organization on how they feel, we’ll make the best decision we can. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that we feel very strongly about where we should be in that totem pole of top tight ends. I’d be hard pressed

He’s the first safety up if Chancellor, Thomas get hurt again

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

If recent history holds, it’s going to happen. And it’s going to matter to the Seahawks’ season. Seattle is going to need a safety to step up and play a key role in the center of its defense if Kam Chancellor or Earl Thomas get hurt again. Thomas is coming off a broken tibia that ended his 2016 season a month plus two playoff games early. Though the three-time All-Pro free safety wowed everyone including coach Pete Carroll with his full participation in organized team activities and the minicamp that ended the offseason practices this past week, Thomas is coming off the first major injury of his career. Chancellor, 29, has not played a season without missing multiple games due to injury since

Eli Manning’s career day against the Buccaneers

Friday, June 16th, 2017

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws for 510 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jameis Winston wasn’t happy Bucs minicamp practice ended early

Friday, June 16th, 2017

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did the time-honored NFL thing by cutting their final minicamp practice on Thursday short. Just about every team does something like this at the end of minicamp. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston didn’t want practice to end early.

WR Mike Evans eager to help Buccaneers end playoff drought

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Mike Evans wants to do anything he can to help transform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a playoff team. The fourth-year pro is Jameis Winston's favorite target and has established himself as one of the NFL's top receivers over the past three seasons.

‘Top 100 Players of 2017’: No. 29 Mike Evans

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is voted the 29th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "Top 100 Players of 2017."

Best plays from Mike Evans in 2016

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Checkout the best plays from Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans in 2016.

The 10 most important players on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

1. WR Mike Evans (39 points) T-2. WR DeSean Jackson (38) T-2. DT Gerald McCoy (38) 4. OT Donovan Smith (35) 5. RB Doug Martin (24) 6. LB Lavonte David (21) T-7. CB Vernon Hargreaves III (14) T-7. LB Kwon Alexander (14) T-9. LB Robert Ayers (13

Outdated “quarters” rule could change

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Of all the dumb things the NFL does when it comes to tiptoeing around the free farm system that is college football, the absolute dumbest relates to the rule that prevents rookies who have been drafted and, in many cases, signed to contract from reporting for duty because educational institutions from which they’ve already withdrawn have yet to play Pomp and Circumstance. As explained by Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, the American Football Coaches Association has engaged in “preliminary discussions” with the league about changing the rule. The AFCA, which successfully pushed for the adoption of the rule more than 20 years ago, could be willing to abandon the rule that keeps incoming players from participating in anything more than one rookie minicamp until final exams have concluded.