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Bucs consider stronger commitment to run game
Only once this year has a Bucs back carried the ball more than 20 times in a game — when Bobby Rainey ran 22 times for 144 yards in a Week 2 loss to the Rams. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO

— A sizeable crack has been discovered in the foundation at One Buc Place. Not in the training complex itself, but in the foundation of the Tampa Bay...

Bucs Lookahead: Tampa Bay at Chicago

Bucs Lookahead: Tampa Bay at Chicago

Coming off their most complete effort of the season, the Buccaneers head to Chicago, where the Bears snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Minnesota. Here’s a closer look at Sunday’s matchup.
Published: 11/19/14
Ira Kaufman’s NFL Power Rankings for Week 12

Ira Kaufman’s NFL Power Rankings for Week 12

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: 11/19/14
Lynch, Dungy getting another shot at Hall of Fame

Lynch, Dungy getting another shot at Hall of Fame

TAMPA — Safety John Lynch and coach Tony Dungy, key contributors in the emergence of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an NFL power in the late 1990s, both took a major step forward Tuesday in their quest to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame....
Published: 11/18/14
Updated: 11/19/14
Steelers release ex-Buc LeGarrette Blount

Steelers release ex-Buc LeGarrette Blount

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday released former Tampa Bay running back LeGarrette Blount, less than 24 hours after Blount left the field early in a victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.
Published: 11/18/14
Bucs notes: WR Evans has TD celebration dilemma

Bucs notes: WR Evans has TD celebration dilemma

As a kid growing up in Galveston, Texas, Mike Evans' favorite football player was Randy Moss. But that's only one reason the Buccaneers rookie wide receiver has made Moss' signature touchdown celebration his own.
Published: 11/17/14
Updated: 11/18/14

Bucs defense inspired by Chicago crime film

In preparing for a matchup at Washington, Lovie Smith showed his captive audience a Charles Tillman highlight film, focusing on his uncanny knack for punching the ball loose.
Published: 11/17/14
Updated: 11/18/14
Buccaneers defense wreaks havoc on RGIII

Buccaneers defense wreaks havoc on RGIII

LANDOVER, Md. — They took turns frolicking in the Washington backfield, giving beleaguered quarterback Robert Griffin III an up close-and-personal look at the FedExField turf.
Published: 11/16/14
Updated: 11/17/14
Buccaneers rookie Evans is playing like the ‘Next One’
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Buccaneers rookie Evans is playing like the ‘Next One’

LANDOVER, Md. — This is how it works when you’re on fire like Bucs rookie receiver Mike Evans is on fire. You see something, you say something, you do something. You make a touchdown. Another one. You dominate. You do a lot of that....
Published: 11/16/14
Updated: 11/17/14
Bucs notes: Lansanah’s early interception gets it started

Bucs notes: Lansanah’s early interception gets it started

It didn’t take long for Bucs linebacker Danny Lansanah to send an emphatic message to the Redskins: Our defense is coming at you all day.
Published: 11/17/14
Bucs’ offensive line finally offers McCown protection

Bucs’ offensive line finally offers McCown protection

After a rough four-game stretch of allowing 16 sacks, Tampa Bay’s offensive line gave Josh McCown ample time to find rookie wide receiver Mike Evans downfield for big plays.
Published: 11/17/14