Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 11:06 AM - Permalink
The Buccaneers will not have the NFL’s co-leader in tackles in the lineup at Chicago. Weak-side linebacker Lavonte David won’t play in Sunday’s game vs. the Bears at Soldier Field, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported this morning. David sat out Thursday and Friday with a...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 10:47 AM - Permalink
Amid a slightly higher-profile arrival this weekend at Soldier Field - in the form of Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith visiting his former Chicago home for the first time since…Click to Continue »...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 10:10 AM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without All-Pro linebacker Lavonte David against the Bears on Sunday.David has a hamstring injury and didn’t practice Thursday or Friday.It’s likely that Brandon Magee or Orie Lemon will start in David’s place. Running back Doug Martin...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM - Permalink
Lovie Smith will bring his Tampa Bay Bucs into Chicago on Sunday without a hidden agenda. "I don't need to be validated," he says.Click to Continue »...
Bradenton Herald
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:34 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- So many Bucs have been in the wrong place at the wrong time this season. But let's talk about one of the best stories in pro football, a true underdog, out of nowhere: Bucs starting strongside linebacker Danny Lansanah. He's in the right place at the right time,...
Tampa Bay Online
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM - Permalink
At 2-8 the Bucs are coming off one of their strongest performances this season against Washington and head to Chicago for Sunday's match-up against the Bears. Tampa Tribune's Bucs Beat writer, Roy Cummings and Olivia Stacey talk about last week's win and the upcoming match-up...
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:23 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson is a wanted man. In fact, he might be one of the most wanted men in the NFL. And the list of those that covet him is only expected to grow. About a half-dozen teams called to ask of Jackson's availability prior to the trade deadline last...
Tampa Bay Online
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:21 PM - Permalink
3Keys to Victory CLEAN UP YOUR ACT Sure, the Bucs won last week. But they did so despite committing many of the same mistakes that buried them in the 2-8 hole they find themselves in. For example, Tampa Bay was penalized 11 times for 101 yards in the win at Washington. And it took a step backward...
Tampa Bay Online
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:53 PM - Permalink
To say the Bucs are a better team on the road is a polite way of saying they've been a bad team at home this season. But with both of their 2014 wins coming away from Raymond James Stadium, it's an odd source of optimism as they face the Bears at Soldier Field...
Tampa Bay Times
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 6:53 PM - Permalink
SCOUTING THE NFC SOUTH ATLANTA: WR Julio Jones still ranks among the league's top receivers, but his status has taken a bit of a hit. He has gone the past seven games without a touchdown catch. That's the longest stretch of his career. Jones hasn't reached the end zone since his...
Tampa Bay Times
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 6:02 PM - Permalink
GAMES OF THE WEEK Lions at Patriots, 1 | Patriots by 7, 48 In back-to-back games, New England has earned double-digit wins over Peyton Manning's Broncos and Andrew Luck's Colts to establish itself as the team to beat in the AFC. And the Patriots did it last week because of unknown RB Jonas...
Tampa Bay Times
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 4:05 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO — He has had a lot of coaching jobs, and lived in many places. That's all Lovie Smith wants you to know...
Tampa Bay Times
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- He might never say so publicly, but in many ways Chicago is still home for Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith. His wife, MaryAnne, a native of nearby Des Plaines, grew up here; he raised his children here; shoot, he still owns a house here. That house is up now for sale, but so much...
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- Like their counterparts in Tampa, the Chicago Bears might have found a defensive identity last week. In preparing for Washington, Tampa Bay's defense watched films of Chicago cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman, a master of the takeaway under the guidance of...
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Permalink
Five things to watch in Sunday's game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears:Lovie's homecoming: Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith coached the Bears for nine seasons and took them to a Super Bowl. Smith has been downplaying the significance of his return to Chicago by saying it's...
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:07 AM - Permalink
TAMPA - Jacquies Smith felt secure about his status with the Buffalo Bills, right up to the moment he was told to turn in his uniform. Summoned to the front office two days after the season-opening overtime victory against the Bears, Smith didn't anticipate sobering news from an...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6:01 PM - Permalink
TAMPA -- Two early interceptions last week at Washington sparked the Bucs to a 10-point lead, and there figure to be more chances for takeaways Sunday when Tampa Bay heads to Soldier Field. Chicago QB Jay Cutler is a dangerous downfield passer with a big right arm, but he also has a...
Tampa Bay Online
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Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:50 PM - Permalink
Over the course of the week, there are a lot of posts about the most prominent injured players but we know that you might not see all of them and that some others may fall through the cracks. As a result, we'll comb through all the injury reports every Friday afternoon so that there's...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM - Permalink
Dallas running back DeMarco Murray has already rushed for more than 1,000 yards and continues to make a run at the eighth 2,000-yard season in NFL history...
Tampa Bay Times
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Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM - Permalink
TAMPA — Before the season began, Bucs coach Lovie Smith was envisioning his team's offense with running back Doug Martin firmly entrenched as the bell-cow ball carrier...
Tampa Bay Times
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Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:05 PM - Permalink
TAMPA -- Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith might have a difficult decision to make at running back on Sunday. For the first time this season, Smith likely will have to choose from among Doug Martin, Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims when deciding who should get the bulk of the carries. The game...
Tampa Bay Online
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Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM - Permalink
TAMPA — LB Lavonte David (hamstring) missed a second consecutive day of practice Friday, raising concerns that the NFL's co-leader in combined tackles could miss Sunday's game at Chicago...
Tampa Bay Times
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Friday, November 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM - Permalink
TAMPA, Fla. -- For the first time this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should have a full stable of healthy running backs when they play the Chicago Bears on Sunday.Doug Martin, who has missed the past three games with an ankle injury, appears to be on schedule to make his return."Doug is back...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12:16 PM - Permalink
In the NFL you can go home as the Bucs with former Bears coach Lovie Smith travel to Chicago who are off a much needed win and Chris Phillips has the preview...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Permalink
I’m going to say the Buccaneers go on a roll. Everything is relative, but a two-game winning streak would qualify as a roll for the Bucs.Coach Lovie Smith has said all along that once things started clicking, the team would win regularly. Things started clicking in the victory at Washington...
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