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Friday, Oct 24, 2014

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Bucs' McCoy: We're playing soft, just have to be tougher
The leader of the 32nd-ranked defense in the 32-team NFL said the Bucs have not played tough enough either mentally or physically, and that it’s on the players to change their image.

Hot Reads: WR Jackson wants to stay with Bucs

Bucs WR Vincent Jackson has heard all the trade rumors involving his name, but hasn’t heard anything from Bucs officials to suggest there’s any truth to them.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Bucs notes: QB dilemma is whether to activate McCown

Bucs notes: QB dilemma is whether to activate McCown

The biggest decision Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith has to make regarding QB Josh McCown this week is not whether to start him, but whether to activate him.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Bucs' McCoy: We're playing soft, just have to be tougher

Bucs' McCoy: We're playing soft, just have to be tougher

There might be no worse insult for a football player than to be called soft, but All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy says the Bucs have all but earned that moniker through their 1-5 start.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Ready or not, Bridgewater leads Vikings against Bucs

Ready or not, Bridgewater leads Vikings against Bucs

First-round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater was forced into starting role earlier than planned. With three pro starts behind him, he will try to help the Vikings end a three-game slide on Sunday.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Bucs have reasons for deferring at coin toss

Bucs have reasons for deferring at coin toss

Like many of his NFL rivals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith places a premium on ball security. That’s why it’s odd that he usually gives the ball away the first time he has a chance to possess it.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Lingering ankle injury frustrates Bucs DE Johnson

Lingering ankle injury frustrates Bucs DE Johnson

TAMPA — The tip of the spear has not been sharp. And the right edge has a nick in it, one that’s been there almost since the spear was pulled from its sheath.
Published: 10/22/14
Updated: 10/23/14

Hot Reads: Vikings coach sees talented Bucs defense

According to first-year Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, don’t read too much into the NFL statistics that show the Bucs at the bottom of the league in both yards and points allowed.
Published: 10/22/14
Updated: 10/23/14

Bucs notes: Banks returns to practice; Jackson, Goldson limited

CB Johnthan Banks, who didn't dress against Baltimore before the bye week, participated fully in Wednesday's practice. Six Bucs practiced on a limited basis: McCown, WR Vincent Jackson (rib), LT Anthony Collins (knee), LB Jonathan Casillas (hamstring), DB Keith Tandy (hamstring) and S Dashon Goldson, who missed the past two games with an injured ankle.
Published: 10/23/14
Smith downplays any Bucs QB controversy

Smith downplays any Bucs QB controversy

TAMPA — Although he declined to name his starter under center for Sunday’s home matchup against the Vikings, Bucs coach Lovie Smith rebuffed any notion of a quarterback controversy.
Published: 10/22/14
Updated: 10/23/14

Bucs sign Holliday to spark return game

Looking for a spark in the return game, the Bucs signed Trindon Holliday and promoted defensive end T.J. Fatinikun from the practice squad.
Published: 10/23/14
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