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Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With loss, Buccaneers will finish last in NFC South
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Josh McCown (12) is hit by Carolina Panthers' Charles Johnson (95) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
If you thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had already exhausted all the whacky ways there are to lose a football game this year, you thought wrong.
Bucs coach Lovie Smith has opted to stick with Josh McCown as his starting quarterback, saying McCown gives the Bucs the best chance to win.
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Bucs insist plenty remains at stake

Bucs-Lions: What they’re saying

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Published: 12/08/14
Little for Bucs to feel good about on this day

Little for Bucs to feel good about on this day

DETROIT — You’d think Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans would have every reason to feel good about himself after Sunday’s game.
Published: 12/07/14

Same old story as Bucs wither before Lions

DETROIT — Members of the Buccaneers’ brass likely went to bed Sunday night wrestling with what could only be described as conflicting and bittersweet emotions.
Published: 12/07/14

Collins, McDonald among Bucs missing today’s game

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will once again rely on several reserves to step up as starters when they take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field today.
Published: 12/07/14
Bucs Pulse: Tampa Bay at Detroit

Bucs Pulse: Tampa Bay at Detroit

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Published: 12/07/14
Bucs’ Martin confident he can turn it around

Bucs’ Martin confident he can turn it around

DETROIT — For the better part of two years, his legion of detractors has grown. Surely, there are more of them now than there are believers. Their voices have certainly become the loudest.
Published: 12/07/14
Bucs’ Collins sidelined for Detroit game

Bucs’ Collins sidelined for Detroit game

Tampa Bay starting left tackle Anthony Collins did not accompany the Buccaneers to Detroit on Saturday because of an elbow injury that kept him out of practice this week. Oniel Cousins is slated to make his third start of the season for Collins, who ...
Published: 12/06/14
McElwain needs to be a breed apart at UF
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McElwain needs to be a breed apart at UF

GAINESVILLE — We’ll have news on Claire-a-bell in a moment.
Published: 12/07/14

Bucs Beat: Players need to be held accountable for penalties

DETROIT — Once every week, usually on Monday, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith holds a team meeting in which he reviews what he and his players all refer to as the penalty tape.
Published: 12/06/14
NFL column: Megatron sets standard in Lions’ locker room

NFL column: Megatron sets standard in Lions’ locker room

DETROIT — Calvin Johnson is unique in many ways, including his temperament.
Published: 12/06/14