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Bucs Report

A Pro Football Blog by Roy Cummings and Ira Kaufman

Go behind the scenes with Buccaneers beat writers Roy Cummings and Ira Kaufman as they offer their insights on the latest happenings with the team.

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Bucs Bonus Podcast: Battle of the Bays

Published:   |   Updated: December 17, 2014 at 05:11 PM
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In this week’s Bucs Bonus Podcast, Tampa Tribune’s NFL writer Ira Kaufman joins Olivia Stacey to discuss the Bucs 19-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers and this week’s home game against the Green Bay Packers, who are tied atop NFC North standings with Detroit. Kaufman also offers his predictions for who will clinch playoff spots around the NFL.

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Bucs’ LT Collins believes benching was due to health not play

Published:   |   Updated: December 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM
By Roy Cummings

CHARLOTTE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said the surprise benching on Sunday of starting left tackle Anthony Collins was a coach’s decision.

Collins believes Smith’s decision was prompted by his health, not his play on the field.

“I guess he feels like I’m not healed up all the way, that my strength is not all the way there,’’ Collins said in the wake of the Bucs 19-17 loss to the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.

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Bucs Bonus Podcast: Preparing for the Panthers

Published:   |   Updated: December 11, 2014 at 07:06 PM
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In this week’s Bucs Bonus Podcast, Tampa Tribune’s NFL writer, Ira Kaufman and Olivia Stacey discuss the Tampa Bay Buccaneers loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, the situation at quarterback, and what the final three games mean for next season. On Sunday, the Bucs will face the 4-8-1 Carolina Panthers.

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Bucs Bonus Podcast: Offense not keeping up with defense

Published:   |   Updated: December 4, 2014 at 07:26 AM
By Ira Kaufman

Coming off another loss at home to the Cincinnati Bengals, the 2-10 Buccaneers prepare to go on the road to take on the 8-4 Detroit Lions. Olivia Stacey joins Tampa Tribune’s NFL writer, Ira Kaufman to discuss the issues facing the team as they prepare for Sunday’s match-up in Detroit.

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Bucs Bonus podcast: Lovie and Bears reunion

Published:   |   Updated: November 20, 2014 at 01:23 PM
By Ira Kaufman

In this week’s Bucs Bonus Podcast, Tampa Tribune’s NFL writer, Ira Kaufman and Olivia Stacey discuss the Bucs victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, standout players from week 11, and the upcoming match-up in Chicago. On Sunday, the Bucs will face the 4-6 Chicago Bears, the team that let Lovie Smith go two years ago.

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Bucs Bonus: Is Lovie in trouble?

Published:   |   Updated: November 14, 2014 at 05:31 PM
By Ira Kaufman

In this week’s Bucs podcast with Ira Kaufman, we discuss if Coach Lovie Smith’s job is on the line, preview Sunday’s match-up in Washington, and how the Bucs can return to relevancy.

Other topics we address include Josh McCown’s performance back at starting quarterback and the spark that rookie wide receiver Mike Evans has brought to a rough 1-8 season.

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Bucs Bonus podcast: Glennon benched for McCown

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Host Olivia Stacey sits down with Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat writer Ira Kaufman to talk about anything and everything that is going on with the Bucs this week.

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Podcast: Bye week a welcome break for Bucs

Published:   |   Updated: October 22, 2014 at 01:22 PM

In this week's Bucs Bonus Podcast, Ira Kaufman and Olivia Stacey discuss where the Bucs stand as they return from their bye week, Coach Lovie Smith's quarterback decision, and take a look around the NFL.

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NFL podcast: Bucs’ issues entering bye week

Published:   |   Updated: October 15, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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Olivia Stacey and Ira Kaufman discuss the Bucs’ struggling defense heading into the bye week, Tampa Bay’s home woes, the Cowboys’ upset in Seattle, and the shaky situation in the NFC South.

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Bucs coaches laud Glennon’s surprising mobility

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By Roy Cummings

— That roll-left, throw-right touch pass that Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon delivered to Vincent Jackson for a 34-yard gain against the Saints last week is still the talk of One Buc Place.

Though somewhat in jest, Glennon’s mobility on that play earned him a comparisons to Michael Vick from Bucs coach Lovie Smith and another to Johnny Manziel from acting offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo.

On a more serious note, though, Arroyo pointed out this week that Glennon possesses a lot more mobility, both in and out of the pocket, than he’s usually given credit for.

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