Archive for the ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Category

Slow the Preston Williams hype. Some familiar issues resurfaced in Dolphins-Buccaneers

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

A matter of inches — maybe even less than an inch — separated Preston Williams from the best catch of the preseason and a dud of a second exhibition in Tampa. A throw by Josh Rosen in the waning seconds of the half was a final, somewhat desperate, attempt to score an elusive touchdown in the Miami Dolphins' 16-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. It floated toward Williams at the goal line along the left sideline with two defenders near him and the wide receiver couldn't make a clean grab.

NFL notebook: Chargers S James to have foot surgery

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Los Angeles Chargers All-Pro safety Derwin James will have surgery on his right foot and be sidelined approximately three months, NFL Network reported Saturday. James suffered a stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal during practice Thursday and was in a walking boot Friday. The three-month timetable leaves open the possibility of James returning from injured reserve for the end of the regular season and the playoffs.

Report: Bucs GM Licht signed 3-year extension

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Licht is now under contract through 2023, which coincides with Arians' contract with the team. Just a year ago, Licht had been rumored to be on the hot seat after the team missed the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season. The ensuing 5-11 season led to the firing of coach Dirk Koetter, but Arians reportedly insisted on Licht staying in the job before signing on.

All jokes aside, the Raiders’ offense under Jon Gruden is worth your optimism

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

A Gruden offense is always going to feature both dinks and dunks — and it still lacks play action, a must in any progressive playbook — but his attack last season was an evolution of the West Coast-style offense he ran in Tampa Bay and his first go-around in Oakland. I like to call it the Spread Coast. The issue was that he didn't have the players to execute his vision in 2018.

Report: Bucs GM Licht signed 5-year extension

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Licht is now under contract through 2023, which coincides with Arians' contract with the team. Just a year ago, Licht had been rumored to be on the hot seat after the team missed the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season. The ensuing 5-11 season led to the firing of coach Dirk Koetter, but Arians reportedly insisted on Licht staying in the job before signing on.

After hiring Bruce Arians, Bucs gave G.M. Jason Licht a five-year extension

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Hiring coach Bruce Arians gave Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht job security. Licht signed a previously unreported five-year contract extension days after Arians was hired, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. That's a lot of faith to put in a G.M. who has a 27-53 record in his five seasons running the front office.

Rosen gets start in Dolphins’ 16-14 loss to Buccaneers

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Miami coach Brian Flores gave second-year quarterback Josh Rosen a shot against Tampa Bay's first defensive unit and liked what he saw. Rosen was a surprise starter and went 10 for 18 for 102 yards during the first half in the Dolphins' 16-14 loss to the Buccaneers on Friday night. Rosen, battling with 15-year veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the Dolphins' starting job, helped Miami to a pair of field goals and a 6-3 halftime lead.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick does his best running back impression with highlight-reel truck

Friday, August 16th, 2019

If Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't the Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback this year, maybe he has a future as their starting fullback. After starting the Dolphins' first preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 8, Fitzpatrick came off the bench behind Josh Rosen in a 16-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday, starting the second half at Raymond James Stadium and delivering one of the game's biggest highlights with his shoulder. On the second play of the fourth quarter in Tampa, Fitzpatrick scrambled out of trouble and dashed to the left sideline with the ball tucked in his left hand.

The Dolphins — led by a group of young defenders — smother Buccaneers in first half

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Ten plays was all the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wanted to see with Jameis Winston at quarterback Friday. It was all the Miami Dolphins let them see. Winston played only one series in Tampa and the Dolphins, playing their second game of the preseason, forced him to spend most of his only drive under duress.

Josh Rosen starting for Dolphins

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Ryan Fitzpatrick may or may not play tonight. The second-year quarterback got work with the first team this week and now gets a chance to make a case to be the Dolphins' starter on opening day. Dolphins coach Brian Flores said earlier this week he expected Fitzpatrick to start against the Bucs but said the plan could change.