Fansided: From Tigers to the Buccaneers: The story of a brewing star
As the fifth pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Devin White was expected the be not only a powerhouse at the linebacker position, but a leader too. The Bucs knew they were lacking in leadership on defense, and bringing in the star from LSU was exactly the jolt this Bucs defense needed.And then the injury. White was injured against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night football of week two, unfortunately delaying his true start as a linebacker after he had played through a sickness the week before.
However, he was able to get back on October 13 against the Panthers again, and in spite of the 36-27 loss, White was still able to have a decent comeback, registering eight tackles.
Fansided: The Buccaneers must end the Vernon Hargreaves era now
"With the 11th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Vernon Hargreaves III, cornerback, University of Florida."These words will go down in infamy as the first pick in a horrendous 2016 draft class for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Noah Spence, Roberto Aguayo, Caleb Benenoch, Devante Bond, Danny Vitale all gone; only two picks remain from this class: fourth round pick Ryan Smith and Hargreaves.
In today's edition of words I thought I'd never say, Smith has actually been the better player of the two who remain and the best pick from this draft class.
Fansided: Buccaneers overcome multiple Bruce Arians blunders in win over Cardinals
It was not pretty, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finally back in the win column after four straight losses. While head coach Bruce Arians donated two timeouts to charity, the Buccaneers were able to mount a game-winning drive offensively; the defense managed to hold up their end of the bargain afterwards.Someone needs to take Arians' challenge flag away from him as he continues to waste them, then additionally timeouts by constantly losing pass interference calls. That was far from his biggest blunder as well, as he threw the challenge flag for the third time, even though he had none left; this cost the Buccaneers an additional timeout as well.
Bucs Nation: The Crow's Nest: Dean's redemption, VHIII's lack of effort, and a win at home
Instant analysis: Bucs win thriller in first home game since Week 3
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers returned home in Week 10, taking down the Arizona Cardinals for their first win since September.How Jamel Dean redeemed himself, and the Bucs
Bucs 30. Cardinals 27: One week after getting burned in Seattle, the Bucs rookie cornerback made perhaps the biggest play in Tampa Bay's first victory in six weeks.
Bucs-Cardinals: The sky isn't falling, and other things we learned
Thomas Bassinger: The Bucs were resilient Sunday, repeatedly bouncing back after surrendering leads and committing turnovers.
Bucs Nation: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Arizona Cardinals recap: A happy homecoming
After a five-game, six-week stretch away from Raymond James Stadium, the Buccaneers returned home for a matchup with Bruce Arians' former team, the Arizona Cardinals.At 2-6, Tampa Bay came in looking to snap a four-game losing streak with its first home win of the year. The 3-5-1 Cardinals, behind 2019 No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray, were looking to spoil the Bucs' long-awaited homecoming.
It was a back-and-forth affair that eventually featured the offense that we expected to see. A late turnover forced by the Buccaneer defense led to a go-ahead touchdown with under two minutes to go, and after one more defensive stop, Tampa Bay came away with a 30-27 win in its return to the Bay.
ESPN.com: Bucs' beleaguered secondary (finally) makes final stand
TAMPA, Fla. -- After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers surrendered a 21-13 lead to the Seattle Seahawks last week -- their fifth blown lead of the season -- and having their secondary called out by coach Bruce Arians for a "disappointing" year, cornerback Jamel Dean made a touchdown-saving interception late in the fourth quarter.A 1-yard touchdown run from Peyton Barber then earned the Bucs a 30-27 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, their first victory in over a month after 49 days away from home.
QB Breakdown: After one of his stronger performances against the Seahawks last week, Jameis Winston produced a mix bag of results against the Cardinals -- he led three touchdown-scoring drives but threw two interceptions.
Pro Football Focus: NFL Week 10 PFF ReFocused: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Arizona Cardinals 27
Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did just enough to pick up a 30-27 win over Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.[Editor's Note: All of PFF's advanced stats and grades for every NFL player are made available in PFF's ELITE subscription. Subscribe today to gain access!]
PFF's ReFocused series features immediate takeaways from the two analysts who graded the game live. The two offer a detailed breakdown of the game's most notable performances before the grades and advanced stats are reviewed and finalized by Senior Analysts.
ESPN.com: Bucs bench CB Vernon Hargreaves for lack of effort
TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians benched former first-round draft pick Vernon Hargreaves in the third quarter of the Bucs' 30-27 win over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday because he didn't believe Hargreaves showed enough effort at the beginning of the third quarter, when the defense surrendered a 55-yard catch on a slant route by Andy Isabella."He didn't look like he was hustling to go in for a tackle," said Arians, who had called out the secondary earlier this week for giving up a fourth-quarter lead to the Seattle Seahawks.
Bucs Nation: Week 10 Bucs Nation Community Player of the Week Nominees
This season might become a tale of two halves. The first and the second being separate entities which help tell the full story of the year that was for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.If so, then this weekend was a re-start of sorts. A chance to take who they were coming out of their 2-6 start and change the character of their team through the next eight games.
We here at Bucs Nation are taking the beginning of the second half this year as a chance to start anew as well. And we're looking for your input in doing so.
Bucs Nation: Notes and highlights from the Buccaneers 30-27 win over the Cardinals
BUCCANEERS POSTGAME NOTES- ILB Lavonte David started his 114th career game today, surpassing LB Shelton Quarles (113 starts from1997-2006) for the 10th-most starts in team history.
- RB Ronald Jones II scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and the fifth of his career, rushing for seven yards up the middle with 3:46 remaining in the opening quarter. Jones finished with 29 yards rushing on 11 carries. In addition, Jones set career highs with seven receptions for 77 yards.
- OLB Shaquil Barrett added to his team-leading sack total, bringing down Kyler Murray to give him 11.
Bucs Nation: Bucs narrowly avoid disaster in win against Cardinals
Last year, the Bucs pulled a win out of their ass against the Cleveland Browns.It was a game filled with mistakes, turnovers, penalties, bad coaching decisions, and missed field goals. It took a 59-yard shot from Chandler Catanzaro to win the game.
It was also the most recent 4th quarter-comeback in Jameis Winston's career.
The Bucs were in the midst of a three-game losing streak when they hosted the Browns that week. They were in the midst of a four-game losing streak when they hosted the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10 of 2019.
Fansided: Buccaneers players to add in you daily fantasy sports lineup
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers players not named Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are usually avoided on daily fantasy sports (DFS) rosters, this week is different. They take on the Arizona Cardinals who have multiple holes in their rosterYour Buccaneers currently sit at a 2-6 record to date and are set to host their first home game since a week three heartbreaker against the New York Giants. After a grueling road schedule that saw trips to Seattle, Los Angeles, and London, this Bucs team is ready to put on a show for their fans.
Bucs Nation: Arizona Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Game Preview
Bruce Arians finds himself in both the past and present this week as his current team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-6), takes on his former team in the Arizona Cardinals (3-5-1).It's the first game back in Raymond James Stadium since September 22, but how much energy will be on the field and in the stadium itself? A four-game losing streak has really put a damper on a season that many thought may include a trip to the postseason for the first time since 2007.
But as any player or coach will tell you - all that matters is the now.
Bucs Nation: First quarter open thread for Week 10: Buccaneers vs. Cardinals
Tampa Bay is hosting the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10. The Buccaneers are coming off an overtime loss to the Seahawks and currently sit at 2-6. This week, the Bucs will try to do what they can to limit rookie quarterback Kyler Murray and give head coach Bruce Arians a win against his former team.Enjoy each other's company in Week 10's first quarter open thread!
TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (field reporter) SIRIUS: 94 (Ari), 113 (TB) | XM: 389 (Ari), 232 (TB) Week 10 Staff Picks
Latest line: Buccaneers by 4.
Bucs Nation: Can O.J. Howard meet expectations in final eight weeks?
O.J. Howard entered his third season as an NFL tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers facing high expectations. Despite back-to-back eleven loss seasons for his team, and an uncertain future for his quarterback, the story around Howard was about his emergence as one of the best tight ends in the league.History be damned, Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich had never seen a tight end of Howard's caliber before, and never had the pleasure of incorporating one into their shared and individual offensive schemes.
If Winston was going to be successful, Howard was going to be part of it.
Jason Pierre-Paul (Neck) IR
Blaine Gabbert (Shoulder) IR
Carl Nassib (Groin) is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
Justin Evans (Achilles) IR
Antony Auclair (Toe) IR
Orion Stewart (Knee) IR
Jack Cichy (Elbow) IR
Anthony Nelson (Hamstring) is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
Zack Bailey (Ankle) IR