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The Bucs made Ali Marpet a wealthy young man. Who’s next?

The Bucs made Ali Marpet a wealthy young man. Who’s next?

TAMPA — Taco Tuesday will never be the same for Bucs guard Ali Marpet, who signed a five-year, $54.125 million extension earlier this week.He celebrated by having dinner at home with his brother, girlfriend and friends."It was phenomenal. My br...
Published: 10/13/18
It’s no fantasy: Jameis Winston has a connection with Cameron Brate

It’s no fantasy: Jameis Winston has a connection with Cameron Brate

TAMPA —Cameron Brate is the fantasy football play of the week at tight end in the NFL. In reality, his prospects for catching passes also looks much better with the return of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.Though Brate and quarterback Ryan Fit...
Published: 10/12/18
Bucs-Falcons: Can Jameis Winston keep up?

Bucs-Falcons: Can Jameis Winston keep up?

TAMPA — When Jameis Winston was building his team of counterfeit Bucs — a roster of 25 players who would try to keep him sharp in workouts he organized during his three-game suspension — he needed a player to replicate the speed of ...
Published: 10/12/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Jameis Winston prepares for first start of season

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Jameis Winston prepares for first start of season

The Bucs head to Atlanta to take on the 1-4 Falcons, as Jameis Winston prepares to make his first start of the season.Plus, defensive coordinator Mike Smith discusses a Tampa Bay defense that has surrendered the most points per game this se...
Published: 10/12/18
Dirk Koetter says players will vote for captains soon; delay avoided a ‘popularity’ contest

Dirk Koetter says players will vote for captains soon; delay avoided a ‘popularity’ contest

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said he deliberately delayed players voting for team captains the first quarter of the season in the hopes of preventing a "popularity" contest.But sometime after Sunday's game at Atlanta, Koetter says they will hold a players...
Published: 10/11/18
Jameis Winston says being out of football made him reflect on some things

Jameis Winston says being out of football made him reflect on some things

Jameis Winston had had football taken away from him, but until this season he had not been taken away from his team.He missed three games with a shoulder injury last season. He was forced to watch a game against Clemson at Florida State for making so...
Published: 10/11/18
The Bucs’ Jason Pierre-Paul is feeling limitless again

The Bucs’ Jason Pierre-Paul is feeling limitless again

TAMPA — After notching four sacks in as many games, a dizzying pace that would nearly match his career-high of 16.5 in 2011, Jason Pierre-Paul was asked if he had a number of quarterback take downs in his mind for this season."Unlimited," ...
Published: 10/11/18
Jameis Winston front and center in new Bucs promotional video

Jameis Winston front and center in new Bucs promotional video

Jameis Winston was noticeably absent from the Bucs' marketing efforts before the start of the season, most visibly missing from the banners that adorn the four corners outside Raymond James Stadium.But any concerns the organization might have had abo...
Published: 10/10/18
Here comes Julio Jones, the last player the Bucs need to see

Here comes Julio Jones, the last player the Bucs need to see

TAMPA  — The Atlanta Falcons are reeling. They're 1-4. Falcons star receiver Julio Jones has had his struggles. He is third in the NFL in receiving yards but doesn't have a touchdown. He had just five receptions for 62 yards last Sunday as...
Published: 10/10/18
Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith: ‘The sky is not falling’

Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith: ‘The sky is not falling’

Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith heard the calls for his job after his lowest-ranked scoring defense was blasted, 48-10, on Sept. 30 at Chicago, allowing six touchdown passes to quarterback Mitch Trubisky.But on Wednesday, he delivered a message...
Published: 10/10/18