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Monday, Oct 20, 2014

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Smith optimistic Bucs will get the ship sailing
Though their 1-5 record suggests the Bucs are far out of the division title race, Coach Lovie Smith believes there's a lot more than pride left to play for this year.
Bucs Lookahead: Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore

Bucs Lookahead: Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore

Returning home after a three-game road swing that ultimately proved disappointing, the Bucs (1-4) look to take some momentum into the bye week by beating Baltimore on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Here’s a closer look at the matchup.
Published: 10/08/14
Inconsistent Bucs see good, bad in overtime loss

Inconsistent Bucs see good, bad in overtime loss

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith doesn’t expect everyone to agree with him. After all, in addition to having the NFL’s third-worst offense and defense, his team also has the league’s third-worst record....
Published: 10/06/14
Updated: 10/07/14
Bucs notes: QB play not on list of concerns

Bucs notes: QB play not on list of concerns

TAMPA — At 1-4, the Buccaneers are a last-place team fraught with problems. The play of their quarterback, however, isn’t one of those problems.
Published: 10/06/14
When it mattered, Bucs couldn’t get out of own way
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When it mattered, Bucs couldn’t get out of own way

NEW ORLEANS — It would have been a terrific win.
Published: 10/05/14
Updated: 10/06/14
Bucs notes: Uncomfortable feeling with Brees in charge

Bucs notes: Uncomfortable feeling with Brees in charge

Although they led by 11 points at two different points in the second half, the Bucs couldn’t relax because they knew Brees was reloading on the New Orleans sideline.
Published: 10/06/14
Rainey, Martin fail to establish run against Saints

Rainey, Martin fail to establish run against Saints

Tampa Bay entered the game determined to establish a running attack that could take some pressure off QB Mike Glennon in a noisy venue while keeping Saints quarterback Drew Brees stewing on the sideline....
Published: 10/05/14
Bucs’ 15 penalties against Saints have big effect

Bucs’ 15 penalties against Saints have big effect

NEW ORLEANS — The Bucs thought they had left their self-destructive tendencies behind them at Atlanta during an embarrassing 56-14 setback. But 17 days later, in a different dome on the road, they left yet another artificial turf littered in y...
Published: 10/05/14
Bucs loss spoils linebacker’s second pick-6

Bucs loss spoils linebacker’s second pick-6

NEW ORLEANS — For the second time in three games, Danny Lansanah hasn’t been able to fully cherish a linebacker’s dream.
Published: 10/05/14
Bucs lack finishing touch in 37-31 overtime loss

Bucs lack finishing touch in 37-31 overtime loss

TAMPA — As he stood on the sideline watching overtime unfold in front of him, Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon was sure he'd get another chance to beat the Saints on Sunday afternoon.
Published: 10/05/14
Bucs struggle to contain Saints’ pass-catching backs

Bucs struggle to contain Saints’ pass-catching backs

Saints quarterback Drew Brees needed 57 pass attempts to throw for 371 yards against the Bucs on Sunday, but he burned Tampa Bay’s defense repeatedly on flare passes and screens to his running backs.
Published: 10/05/14
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