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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs go into game mode as opener approaches
The Bucs went to great lengths throughout the preseason to keep their new, supposedly more modern and up-tempo offensive attack under wraps. They aren’t giving up on that quest.

Bucs eager, optimistic at annual Commerce luncheon

TAMPA — Sunday’s opener against Carolina can’t come soon enough for Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-owner Bryan Glazer, who told a Chamber of Commerce audience he enters the 2014 season brimming with confidence....
Updated: 6 hours ago
Bucs’ official depth chart holds few surprises

Bucs’ official depth chart holds few surprises

TAMPA — Saying it was sure to change at several positions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith warned fans not to put too much stock into the depth chart the team released a month ago at the start of the preseason....
Updated: 8 hours ago

NFL column: Defenses forced to retool strategies

TAMPA — The traditional theory that defense wins championships in the National Football League is about to be tested this season.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Bucs go into game mode as opener approaches

Bucs go into game mode as opener approaches

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went to great lengths all through the offseason and preseason to keep their new, supposedly more modern and up-tempo offensive attack under wraps.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Bucs notebook: Cam Newton will provide early test

Bucs notebook: Cam Newton will provide early test

The Bucs defense has one primary task in Sunday’s season opener against the Panthers — jolt QB Cam Newton out of his comfort zone.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Buccaneers revamped offensive line has week to prepare for Panthers

Buccaneers revamped offensive line has week to prepare for Panthers

TAMPA — An offensive line that has yet to take its first practice snap together has just six days to figure out how to control a defense that ranked second overall while leading the league in sacks last year.
Published: 08/31/14
Bucs re-sign Demps, Patton and others to practice squad

Bucs re-sign Demps, Patton and others to practice squad

TAMPA — One day after letting them go as part of their final roster cut down to 53 players, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday re-signed Jeff Demps and Solomon Patton to their practice squad, their agents confirmed....
Published: 08/31/14

Bucs Beat: Plenty learned, but much still unknown

TAMPA — Training camp is over, and so is the first preseason under new coach Lovie Smith. So, as the regular season draws near, what have we learned about the 2014 Buccaneers? And, just as important, what have we yet to learn?...
Published: 08/31/14
Real McCoy: There’s so much more to Bucs star

Real McCoy: There’s so much more to Bucs star

TAMPA — At the University of Oklahoma, he arrived at a men’s basketball game dressed as Cupid on Valentine’s Day, complete with wings on his back.
Published: 08/31/14
Pattton, Demps, Kafka among Bucs hopefuls cut

Pattton, Demps, Kafka among Bucs hopefuls cut

TAMPA — Even after scoring a touchdown in the Buccaneers final preseason game last Thursday night, rookie wide receiver/return man Solomon Patton was a little nervous about the roster cuts that loomed this weekend....
Published: 08/30/14
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