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Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Disastrous quarter ensures another Bucs losing season
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) passes against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The Bears forced four turnovers, including three in a pivotal third quarter, in handing the Bucs a 21-13 loss in Chicago.
FOR STORY BY ANDREW SELIGMAN - FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith watches from the sideline during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Tampa, Fla. Smith will return to meet his former team for the first time since he was fired when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Nov. 23. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
Lovie’s return to Chicago is strictly Bucs business
After averaging 13 sacks in his first 10 NFL seasons, Jared Allen signed with Chicago after agreeing to a four-year, $32 million contract.
NFL column: Bears’ players-only session yields positive results
NFL column: Verdict in doubt on RGIII’s future in D.C.

NFL column: Verdict in doubt on RGIII’s future in D.C.

LANDOVER, Md. — The Washington Redskins are in the throes of an identity crisis, and it has nothing to do with the future of their 81-year-old nickname.
Published: 11/15/14
Bucs Beat: Draft needs could be far greater than a QB

Bucs Beat: Draft needs could be far greater than a QB

LANDOVER, Md. — For the fourth time in the past six years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will spend the second half of their season preparing more for next year’s draft than this year’s playoffs.
Published: 11/15/14
Reports: Bucs’ Seferian-Jenkins fined $11,025 for ‘captain’ pose

Reports: Bucs’ Seferian-Jenkins fined $11,025 for ‘captain’ pose

The NFL has reportedly fined Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins for last Sunday's “Captain Morgan” touchdown celebration for which he was penalized. ...
Published: 11/15/14
Bucs Hot Reads: Signing of punter brings intrigue

Bucs Hot Reads: Signing of punter brings intrigue

The signing on Thursday of Jacob Schum to the practice squad sparked speculation the Bucs might be on the verge of letting go of struggling veteran Michael Koenen.
Published: 11/14/14
Updated: 11/15/14
Bucs Preview: Tampa Bay vs. Washington

Bucs Preview: Tampa Bay vs. Washington

The Bucs are trying to snap their five-game losing streak as they go on the road to face the Washington Redskins. Tampa Tribune’s Bucs Beat writer, Roy Cummings talks to Olivia Stacey about last week’s loss to Atlanta and the upcoming m...
Published: 11/14/14

Bucs notes: Splash plays needed from LB trio

TAMPA — From a big-play perspective, Buccaneers MLB Mason Foster has had a rather quiet season. After a near-breakout 2013 season in which he recorded two sacks and returned two of three interceptions for touchdowns, Foster has yet to record a...
Published: 11/14/14
Bucs LB David pushes through long losing season

Bucs LB David pushes through long losing season

While Lavonte David waits for a lucrative contract extension that appears inevitable, the third-year linebacker is enduring a flurry of losing Sundays in the fall.
Published: 11/13/14
Updated: 11/14/14
Bucs Hot Reads: Smith not only coach to start 1-8

Bucs Hot Reads: Smith not only coach to start 1-8

Lovie Smith’s first-season as coach of the Bucs continues to mirror that of his mentor and former boss, Tony Dungy. Just like the 1996 Bucs under Dungy, Smith’s club is off to a 1-8 start. But Dungy and Smith are not the only notable head coaches to break out of the gate so slowly with new teams.
Published: 11/13/14
Bucs notes: Sapp offers McCoy double-team secrets

Bucs notes: Sapp offers McCoy double-team secrets

Former Bucs great Warren Sapp continues to lend his expertise at the under tackle position to his latest successor, Gerald McCoy. Sapp’s most recent lesson covered how to beat a double team, and McCoy was all ears.
Published: 11/13/14
Bucs rookie WR Mike Evans provides spark in 1-8 season

Bucs rookie WR Mike Evans provides spark in 1-8 season

Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans continues to be a spark amid a tough season for the 1-8 Bucs.
Published: 11/13/14