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Former 49ers safety Dashon Goldson signs with Bucs’

Mar 13, 2013

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the first team to get a crack at former 49ers safety Dashon Goldson. After being flown down to Tampa via private jet, the Bucs’ made their pitch and woo’d Goldson to the point he felt didn’t need to visit anywhere else. Soon after, the hard-hitting safety inked a five-year worth $41.25 million, with $22 million guaranteed according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Adding Goldson is a big step forward  to improving what was by far the league’s worst secondary in 2012. Along with 2012 first-round pick Mark Barron, Goldson makes one of the best young safety…

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Buccaneers emerge as potential landing spot for Darrelle Revis

Mar 12, 2013

Certainly no strangers to creating headlines, the New York Jets managed to spark a buzz prior to the start of free agency by leaving the door open for a trade of star cornerback Darrelle Revis. With free agency now underway, multiple outlets have reported that the Jets already have a “good offer” on the table for Revis and and according to ProFootballTalk.com, that offer is coming from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the Jets would certainly like to retain Revis, arguably the most talented player on the entire roster, it doesn’t appear that the team is willing to do it at…

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Give the Bucs a break: Greg Schiano’s victory formation tactics should be applauded

Dec 3, 2012

To the surprise of no one, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at the request of head coach Greg Schiano, attempted to disrupt the victory formation of the Denver Broncos on the game’s final play on Sunday. Now some are in favor of Schiano’s “play to the final whistle” mentality, but most aren’t. I, for one, whole-heartedly believe in Schiano’s philosophy. So let me just go ahead and put that on record now. As you may remember, Schiano was at the center of a major controversy earlier in the season when his Buccaneers tried to blow up the New York Giants’ victory formation…

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Buccaneers overcome fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Panthers

Nov 18, 2012

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were outplayed by the Carolina Panthers for most of the day on Sunday, but what happened in the final five minutes proved to be all that mattered. When Carolina scored to go up 11 points with six minutes left, Tampa Bay’s hopes for four straight wins were looking awfully bleak. But Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman came to the rescue, as he lead the Bucs to 11 straight points to tie it in regulation; and the Bucs went on to win it in overtime. The game completely turned when the Carolina punted with fifty seconds left, pinning…

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Doug Martin has record-setting day in Tampa Bay’s win over Oakland

Nov 4, 2012

The NFL is a pass-driven league, but don’t tell Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin. We’ve all heard it, or said it ourselves, at some point over the past few years, and as quarterbacks continue to break records an an ever-increasing rate, it appears to be a phrase that holds true. With so much focus on the passing game, teams have turned their attention to two key areas, especially when it comes time for the annual draft. Simply put, teams are looking for weapons with which to move the football through the air, and for defenders who can…

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Patriots acquire CB Aqib Talib from the Buccaneers

Nov 1, 2012

The NFL trade deadline is here, and we have our first deal of the day. It’s a moderately big one, too. The New England Patriots have acquired troubled cornerback Aqib Talib and a 2013 seventh-round draft pick from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In exchange, Tampa Bay will receive New England’s fourth round pick in 2013. Talib is currently serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, specifically for taking Adderall without a prescription. And Talib is no stranger to trouble, as he allegedly shot his brother-in-law after an altercation a few years back. Bill Belichick clearly wasn’t put off…

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Jimmy Graham makes trip to Denver, still a game-time decision

Oct 28, 2012

After not playing at all last week with an ankle injury, Jimmy Graham is hopeful to start on Sunday. But it will be a game-time decision Graham had suffered an ankle injury in Week 5. Profootballtalk.com reported earlier this week that Graham’s ankle hasn’t healed the way he thought it would, nearly three weeks after injuring it on Sunday Night Football, in the Saints’ first win of the season, against the Chargers. After winning against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday, a win this week against the Denver Broncos could be three in a row for the Saints. Having Graham in the…

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Vikings offense must continue to grow coming off tough loss to Buccaneers

Oct 26, 2012

Sloppy play on offense gave way to a whole bunch of points for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. The sense of urgency wasn’t there, and the Vikings allowed the fans to tip their hats. But not in a respectful way, rather, to cover the pain as the Vikings fell hard at home by a score of 36-17. The first quarter might as well have not even been played by the offense. The only first-down in the quarter came at the three-minute mark. A play later, Jerome Simpson would lose his grip on the ball and give it back…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Greg Schiano’s hypocritical stance will damage team long term

Sep 20, 2012

If you believe that the end justifies the means, then Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano is your man. Schiano has defended his team’s overly aggressive play against the New York Giants’ victory formation by reiterating that his Rutgers teams had success with similar tactics. That doesn’t make it right. And one of the people in attendance at Sunday’s game in the new Meadowlands – Eric LeGrand – should remind Schiano of that truth. One of the most endearing things about Schiano’s debut season with the Buccaneers has been his commitment to LeGrand, who suffered a paralyzing injury while playing…

New York Giants: Eli Manning Leads New York in Comeback Win Over Tampa Bay Buccaneers Despite Injuries to His Offense

Sep 17, 2012

Giants.com By Andrew Smith NFL ContributorTrailing 27-13 early in the third quarter, it looked as if the Super Bowl hangover wasn’t done taking its effect on the New York Giants. Eli Manning found himself in a position he has seemingly grown accustomed to with his team behind at home. After forcing a Tampa Bay punt, the Giants went on a thirteen play drive that ended in a field goal to cut the Buccaneers lead to 27-16. It was the next possession that the Giants defense responded with a Corey Webster interception in Tampa territory. However, the Giants failed to capitalize…