Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CHICAGO — Like their counterparts in Tampa, the Chicago Bears might have found a defensive identity last week.
For the first time this season, Coach Lovie Smith likely will have to choose from among Doug Martin, Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims when deciding who should get the bulk of the carries.
Two early interceptions last week at Washington sparked the Bucs to a 10-point lead, and there figure to be more chances for takeaways Sunday when Tampa Bay heads to Soldier Field.
Two years ago, linebacker Jacquies Smith was side-stepping snowdrifts in the CFL. But after disappointing turns with the Jets and Bills, he is becoming a key cog in the Bucs' defense.
TAMPA — Before the season, he was supposed to be the bridge to the future. Then the season began and he was the bridge to nowhere. Then an injury — more waiting, then more backing up, like most of his NFL life. Then he was back. Then he...
At 2 and 8, the Bucs are coming off one of their strongest performances this season against Washington as they prepare for Sunday’s match-up against the Chicago Bears. Last season Bucs quarterback Josh McCown played for the Bears where he had ...
Bucs QB Josh McCown has mostly good memories of the two seasons he played for the Bears in Chicago. One of them is virtually frozen in his brain.
Coach Lovie Smith's preference is to move the ball on the ground, but the Bucs have struggled to do that over the past eight weeks.
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...
Mike Evans became the first Bucs receiver to be named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, yet he didn't start playing football until he was a high school senior.
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