Archive for the ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Category

Buccaneers’ ‘Hard Knocks’ underdog story gets the call up to the 53-man roster

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Linebacker Riley Bullough (L) was signed to the Buccaneers’ active roster. HBO’s “Hard Knocks” has a history of turning an underdog at the bottom of the most into the most compelling story of that season. This year, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Riley Bullough was that player.

NFL Network Suspensions: Full List of Ex-Players Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The NFL Network has suspended three of its analysts, all noted former players, over allegations of sexual harassment. The lawsuit filed by former NFL Network employee Jami Cantor was first reported by Bloomberg in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It also includes Eric Weinberger, the current president of Bill Simmons Media Group.

Winston, Koetter focus on helping Bucs finish strong

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Dirk Koetter says he and Jameis Winston have said all they need to say about the state of their relationship as coach and quarterback. Both deny there's friction between them, though those proclamations aren't likely to end speculation about how much longer they'll remain together with the regressing Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs (4-9) have lost eight of 10 games following a 2-1 start and are assured of missing the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season.

Bucs may have what it takes to lure ESPN’s Jon Gruden into coaching again

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Any faint hope of the playoffs has slipped away for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The growth of franchise centerpiece Jameis Winston appears pressed against a familiar ceiling, in spite of – or because of – head coach Dirk Koetter, who was promoted largely to develop the quarterback. With Gruden heading into the Buccaneers ring of honor on Dec. 18, the talk about his potential NFL return will hit new heights this week.

Stafford focused on Lions winning, not Caldwell’s future

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Injured throwing hand or not, Matthew Stafford is determined to keep the Detroit Lions in the race for a playoff spot. ''Listen, man, we go play and he goes and coaches,'' Stafford said after Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept the Lions (7-6) in the running. ... Our job is to win football games.

Lions’ Matthew Stafford to face Bucs despite ailing hand

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Stafford had been listed as questionable due to a bruised right hand suffered when linebacker Terrell Suggs inadvertently stepped on Stafford during last Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Second in the NFL with 3,302 passing yards entering Week 14, Stafford was surprised X-rays did not show a break, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, as his hand is swollen and uncomfortable. But after practicing on a limited basis all week with tape on his hand, Stafford is expected to play, and the warm weather in Tampa is expected to help with his injury. The Lions had given extra reps to backup Jake Rudock in

Source: Lions’ Matthew Stafford expected to face Bucs despite ailing hand

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Stafford has been listed as questionable due to a bruised right hand suffered when linebacker Terrell Suggs inadvertently stepped on Stafford during last Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Second in the NFL with 3,302 passing yards entering Week 14, Stafford was surprised X-rays did not show a break, the source said, as his hand is swollen and uncomfortable. But after practicing on a limited basis all week with tape on his hand, Stafford is expected to play, and the warm weather in Tampa is expected to help with his injury. The Lions had given extra reps

Source: Lions’ Matthew Stafford expected to face Bucs despite ailing hand

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Stafford has been listed as questionable due to a bruised right hand suffered when linebacker Terrell Suggs inadvertently stepped on Stafford during last Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Second in the NFL with 3,302 passing yards entering Week 14, Stafford was surprised X-rays did not show a break, the source said, as his hand is swollen and uncomfortable. But after practicing on a limited basis all week with tape on his hand, Stafford is expected to play, and the warm weather in Tampa is expected to help with his injury. The Lions had given extra reps

Source: Lions’ Matthew Stafford expected to play vs. Bucs despite bruised hand

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Stafford has been listed as questionable due to a bruised right hand. Stafford, who is second in the NFL with 3,302 passing yards, was surprised X-rays did not show a break, the source said, as his hand is swollen and Stafford has said he is uncomfortable. But after practicing on a limited basis all week with tape on his hand, he is expected to play, and the warm weather in Tampa is expected to help with his injury.? Stafford has started 108 games for Detroit, including every game since the start of the 2011 season -- the third-longest starting streak among

Lions, Bucs aim to salvage largely disappointing seasons

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't wasting time wondering what might have been had they played better at times this season. The teams meet Sunday, with the Lions (6-6) focused on trying to break a two-game losing streak that has dampened their playoff hopes, and the Bucs (4-8) also desperately needing a win to begin feeling better about themselves. ''You guys are talking as if it's all is lost and that kind of thing,'' Lions coach Jim Caldwell told the media early in the week.