Tampa Bay Buccaneers News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Fansided: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Vita Vea slimming down to stay on field
The 2018 first round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, defensive tackle Vita Vea, has slimmed down this offseason. According to The Athletic's Greg Auman, Vea is working on his "beach body," in the hopes of staying on the field in passing situations instead of plugging up gaps on running downs.
Taking a huge step in his second year is paramount for Vea if the Buccaneers have plans of moving past the 5-11 mark they have hit in the previous two seasons. After the departure of Gerald McCoy, the Buccaneers will need Vea to stay on the field for more than two downs at a time and provide a pass rush for a defense that struggled under former defensive coordinator Mike Smith.
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Fansided: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gerald McCoy making AFC North rounds
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and recently released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been a busy man since departing from the team who made him the third overall pick back in 2010. Earlier this week, the Buccaneers cut McCoy, saving $13 million in cap space, then signed Ndamukong Suh to a one-year deal worth up to $10 million.
Since being released, McCoy has had at least ten teams interested in his services. It was also leaked that McCoy could be looking at a payday greater than Suh's check he is about to cash.
Fansided: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Subverting a losing culture (part one)
To say that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are struggling as a franchise would be an understatement. The Bucs have made the playoffs only twice since 2002, and both times losing in the wildcard round.
Due to a number of reasons, the Buccaneers have stayed at the back of the pack for almost two decades now. During this time, it has been frustrating for fans of the Bucs because in recent years, teams that have struggled for long periods of time have started to turn their organizations around such as the Browns and the Rams.
Since 2002 (16 years) the Buccaneers have five winning seasons to their name.
Tampa Tribune: Here are the point spreads for the Buccaneers' 2019 games
If the Buccaneers reach the playoffs this season, they'll have every right to play the "no one believed in us" card.
Because no one does.
Most sportsbooks have set Tampa Bay's over/under win total at 6.5. If that seems low, that was the over/under last year, too, and we know how that turned out.
Now, courtesy of CG Technology, we have point spreads for almost every NFL game this season. The Bucs are favorites in a grand total of ... (cue the drumroll) ... three games. Welp.
Tampa Bay is favored in the opener against the 49ers (-1), in Week 3 against the Giants (-3) and in Week 10 against the Cardinals (-4.
Tampa Tribune: Browns made good impression on Gerald McCoy, who will visit Ravens Tuesday
TAMPA -- It's too soon to say that the Cleveland Browns are a front-runner in the sweepstakes for Gerald McCoy, since the former Bucs defensive tackle declined to pull the trigger on an offer from the team after concluding a two day visit Friday.
But McCoy was impressed with the team that Browns general manager John Dorsey has built in Cleveland.
McCoy flew to Orlando to spend Memorial Day weekend with his family and will honor a commitment to visit the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday. It's possible he will take one more visit to another AFC team next week.
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Fansided: 2020 mock draft has Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking quarterback
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are preparing for the beginning of the Bruce Arians era and potentially the end of the Jameis Winston era. According to the most recent 2020 NFL mock draft by Walter Chepernisky from Walterfootball.com the Bucs are slated to selected a quarterback with their first round pick next April.
With the Bucs projected in this scenario to have the sixth overall pick that would lead one to believe the Bucs and Bruce Arians had a rough go of it in year one. Having a bad record can happen from poor team play or due to significant injuries but regardless of what happens to the Bucs health wise most reporters, commentators and fans don't expect the Bucs to be a successful team for one reason or another in 2019.
Tampa Tribune: Tampa Bay experiences the (no) sound and fury of Bruce Arians
TAMPA -- Bruce Arians' hiring as the Bucs head coach was the day the music died. It had played non-stop for the past half-dozen years or more in warmups, at practice, all the time. He kicked out the cord to the enormous speakers and personal play lists.
For as cool and innovative as Arians appears to be with the Kangol hat and "Hey baby," cadence, he is decidedly old school, a disciple of and former assistant coach under Paul "Bear'' Bryant at Alabama.
Some Alabama assistant coaches avoided Bryant's wrath like a subpoena. Arians was admittedly overconfident when he went to work for him to coach running backs in 1981.
Tampa Tribune: Big week for Ndamukong Suh includes not only joining Bucs, but getting engaged
TAMPA -- This has been a big week for Ndamukong Suh.
After spending the offseason unsigned, veteran defensive tackle officially became a Buc, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $9.25-million deal, the team announced Thursday.
News of Suh potentially joining the Bucs shortly after the team parted ways with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and working out a deal, in part, delayed Suh's prearranged trip to France.
[ LISTEN: Sports Day Tampa Bay on the Suh signing ]
We now know why that trip, which included trekking to various French wineries according to Suh's Instagram Live stories, was so important.
Tampa Tribune: Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Bucs agree to terms with Ndamukong Suh
Rick Stroud answers your questions on today's mailbag episode.
Why is Ndamukong Suh a Buccaneer? What is the long-term plan for the defensive line?
Why don't the Glazers get more blame for the Bucs' lack of success? How many wins does Jameis Winston need to get a new contract?
Plus, after another setback, is it time for the Rays to move past Matt Duffy? How does this Rays roster compare to teams in the past?
And, do Rays fans overreact to losses to the Red Sox and Yankees?
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Tampa Tribune: Gerald McCoy to visit Browns, Ravens also on short list
TAMPA -- Gerald McCoy will visit the Cleveland Browns Friday, the only team that has gone longer than the Bucs without a playoff appearance.
The Browns are considered a rising team thanks to the arrival of Baker Mayfield and the off-season trade of receiver Odell Beckham Jr., from the New York Giants.
General manager John Dorsey announced McCoy's visit during a press conference Thursday to celebrate the Browns' landing of the 2021 NFL draft.
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"He's a good player,'' Dorsey said of McCoy.
Tampa Tribune: Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Who is better for Bucs? Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy?
Rick Stroud is joined by former Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones to discuss the release of Gerald McCoy and whether Ndamukong Suh might be a better option for the Bucs.
Plus, can the Rays remain in contention in the AL East as they play 34 games in 34 days and the Yankees regain their health?
Also, what can the Lightning learn from the Stanley Cup playoffs?
And, who is the face of Tampa Bay sports?
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