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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

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Bucs’ McCoy: We 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.
Bucs’ McCoy: We just have to be tougher

Bucs’ McCoy: We just have to be tougher

TAMPA — There may be no worse an insult for a football player than to be called soft, but All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy says the Buccaneers have all but earned that moniker through their 1-5 start.
Updated: 53 mins 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: 3 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.
Updated: 7 hours ago

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.
Updated: 9 hours ago

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.
Updated: 9 hours ago
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.
Updated: 9 hours ago

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.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Home not sweet to Bucs so far this season

Home not sweet to Bucs so far this season

Since Tampa Bay ushered in a massive rebuilding plan in 2009, the Bucs have been the most inept home team in the National Football League.
Published: 10/22/14
Lookahead: Bucs vs. Vikings

Lookahead: Bucs vs. Vikings

Coming off a bye week, the Bucs seek their first home win in four attempts Sunday against the Vikings, who have dropped three in a row following a 2-2 start. Here’s a closer look at the matchup.
Published: 10/22/14
Ira Kaufman’s Week 8 NFL power rankings

Ira Kaufman’s Week 8 NFL power rankings

Each week, 12 national media members — including The Tampa Tribune’s Ira Kaufman — rank teams in what is known as The Associated Press Pro32 power rankings. Here is Kaufman’s ballot. ...
Published: 10/22/14
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