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Bucs hire Antwaan Randle El and Cody Grimm as assistant coaches on Bruce Arians’ staff

Bucs hire Antwaan Randle El and Cody Grimm as assistant coaches on Bruce Arians’ staff

TAMPA —Antwaan Randle El pulled off one of the greatest trick plays in NFL history, throwing a game-clinching, 43-yard reverse touchdown pass to Hines Ward in the fourth quarter of the Steelers win over Seattle in Super Bowl XL.But after his pl...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Jameis Winston on Bruce Arians, up-and-down 2018 season

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Jameis Winston on Bruce Arians, up-and-down 2018 season

Rick Stroud speaks exclusively with Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, who talks about the hiring of Bruce Arians, how he met Arians as a teenager and how he reflects on a 2018 season that saw him suspended to start the year and then being benched at o...
Published: 01/15/19
The Times Roundtable: Arians’ early handling of Winston begs a question

The Times Roundtable: Arians’ early handling of Winston begs a question

Was Coach Bruce Arians right to declare Jameis Winston "his quarterback" and the Bucs "Winston's team" in his first media conference? The Times' Bucs coverage team weighs in:Delivering a truthRick Stroud, Bucs beat writer, @NFLStroud: Bruce Aria...
Published: 01/15/19
NFL playoffs AfterMath: Football announcers gone wild

NFL playoffs AfterMath: Football announcers gone wild

A stranger knocks at your door.What do you do?Like most Americans, you hide behind your couch and don’t make a sound until he goes away.If you’re one of the few who opens the door, you regret it immediately.You don’t want what the s...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Jameis Winston: Bucs’ hiring of Bruce Arians was ‘a surreal moment’

Jameis Winston: Bucs’ hiring of Bruce Arians was ‘a surreal moment’

TAMPA — Of all the things Bruce Arians has said since being introduced as the Bucs head coach last week, this probably meant the most to Jameis Winston."It's his team," Arians said.Winston, the Bucs' 25-year-old quarterback, exchanged greetings...
Published: 01/14/19
The Times Roundtable: The challenges facing new Bucs DC Todd Bowles

The Times Roundtable: The challenges facing new Bucs DC Todd Bowles

Everyone talks about the impact new Bucs coach Bruce Arians will have on the offense, but what does new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles need to do to improve that unit?Build a secondary.  Quick Rick Stroud, Bucs beat writer @NFLStroud: Todd Bo...
Published: 01/14/19
Shannon Sharpe: Jameis Winston ‘is equally as talented as Ben Roethlisberger’

Shannon Sharpe: Jameis Winston ‘is equally as talented as Ben Roethlisberger’

One quarterback is a two-time Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Famer. The other is trying to prove he deserves a second contract from the team that drafted him.But talent-wise, there's not much that separates the Steelers' Ben Roethli...
Published: 01/14/19
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Does Bruce Arians want to keep DeSean Jackson?

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Does Bruce Arians want to keep DeSean Jackson?

Rick Stroud explains what is driving the report that new Bucs head coach Bruce Arians wants to "re-recruit" DeSean Jackson to the team.Plus, the Bucs are the only team in the NFL with three coordinators (offense, defense, special teams) who are minor...
Published: 01/14/19
Patriots overwhelm Chargers for 8th straight trip to AFC title game

Patriots overwhelm Chargers for 8th straight trip to AFC title game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady recognizes that some people believe the Patriots are nearing the end of their run of unprecedented playoff success.New England took its first step toward possibly silencing those voices for a little longer.Sony Mic...
Published: 01/13/19
Saints hold off Eagles, advance to NFC Championship Game

Saints hold off Eagles, advance to NFC Championship Game

Times wiresNEW ORLEANS — Nick Foles took the field late in the fourth quarter Sunday with a chance for another comeback win, just as he did last week and last winter for the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles.But there was no fairy tale finis...
Published: 01/13/19