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Former Bucs players taking center stage in Super Bowl

Former Bucs players taking center stage in Super Bowl

Lovie Smith’s goal of “Destination Phoenix” for the 2014 Buccaneers proved to be a far-fetched notion, but the upcoming Super Bowl between the Patriots and Seahawks features a distinctive Tampa Bay flavor.
Published: 01/19/15
Updated: 01/20/15
NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

NEW YORK — NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts.
Published: 01/19/15
Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC title

Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC title

Plagued by turnovers and outplayed much of Sunday by Green Bay, the Seahawks staged an improbable comeback and beat the Packers 28-22 in overtime. Russell Wilson, who struggled until the final minutes, hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into the extra period to end the game.
Published: 01/18/15
Bucs Beat: Koetter expected to make offense more potent

Bucs Beat: Koetter expected to make offense more potent

Put quite simply, the Bucs are in better shape now with Dirk Koetter running their offense, because he has two things Jeff Tedford didn’t: experience and success as an NFL coordinator.
Published: 01/18/15

NFL Column: Coaches can make most of second chances

Before you criticize the Bills and Raiders for making safe, uninspired choices, be aware of a trend. In the past 17 years, 11 coaches have won Super Bowls with teams other than their first employers — including Jon Gruden’s 2002 Buccaneers and Tony Dungy’s 2006 Colts.
Published: 01/17/15
Updated: 01/18/15
NFC championship: Seahawks, Packers have come long way

NFC championship: Seahawks, Packers have come long way

The season began with the defending champion beating the Packers. Today, Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay are back in Seattle with the NFC title on the line. Meantime, Andrew Luck tries to take a big career step when his Colts travel to New England for the AFC title.
Published: 01/18/15
AFC championship: Colts’ Luck looks to take next step

AFC championship: Colts’ Luck looks to take next step

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.
Published: 01/18/15
There’s no rush to answer Bucs’ draft debate
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There’s no rush to answer Bucs’ draft debate

TAMPA — Jameis or Marcus?
Published: 01/17/15
Updated: 01/18/15
Bucs part with interim play-caller Arroyo

Bucs part with interim play-caller Arroyo

The decision to let go quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo came a week after the Bucs hired former Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter as a replacement for Jeff Tedford.
Published: 01/16/15
Updated: 01/17/15
Through 20 years, Bucs owners have made impact

Through 20 years, Bucs owners have made impact

TAMPA — It has been 20 years since Malcolm Glazer invited national ridicule by purchasing a downtrodden NFL franchise for $192 million.
Published: 01/16/15