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Ali Marpet in walking boot at Bucs practice

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter wasn’t happy with the way his offense performed in Tuesday’s joint practice with the Browns and his mood probably didn’t get any better once he got word of an injury to right guard Ali Marpet. Marpet has his right foot a walking boot at Wednesday’s practice for the two teams after…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Made a Mistake Drafting Roberto Aguayo

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a surprising selection in the 2016 NFL Draft with its pick of Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo. The Buccaneers invested the 59th overall pick in the second round for the kicker with the hope of its kicking game solidified for years to come. This has not been the case for the Buccaneers and Aguayo as he hs struggled through training camp and preseason...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Aguayo Has Been A Disaster For The Buccaneers So Far

It’s only the preseason, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might be regretting this second-round pick. Roberto Aguayo was taken in the second round, No. 59 overall, of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was the first time in 11 years that a kicker was taken in the first three rounds of the draft. Aguayo, the most-accurate kicker in college football history, was the earliest...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aguayo seeks out mental coach after missing kicks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo found kicking pretty simple in college. However, the rookie is having a rough time of it in the NFL so far, and he’s trying to take corrective measures. Aguayo, who famously never missed an extra point or a field goal from inside 40 yards while at Florida State, has already missed two field goals and an extra point in the first two preseason...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t think preseason matters? The last 4 seasons show a direct Co-Relation between Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preseason and Regular Results

How will Dirk Koetter do in separating Preseason and Regular games? You’ve been saying it a lot lately haven’t you? “It’s just preseason, the games don’t count.” It is not an un-truth, the games do not count, but boy do the results and patterns! For the last 4 years in particular, following the last two Buccaneers head coaches, the PreSeason play by the starters has...
Via Buc Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2016 preview: Will Jameis Winston continue to blossom?

The 2016 NFL season is just around the corner. As such, Sportsnaut will be previewing all 32 teams before the games begin in September. Continuing the series, we remain in the NFC South and take a look at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2016 preview. Here we will be discussing a team that is counting on some serious development from second-year quarterback Jameis Winston. Before we look...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers HC blasts rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the expectation was obviously that he’d be a stud. Through the first two games of his NFL career, it’s safe to say he’s been quite a dud, and head coach Dirk Koetter isn’t amused about it. Aguayo missed an extra point in his NFL debut, which was embarrassing enough. He...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dealing with the Elephant in the Room: Roberto Aguayo misses more kicks for Buccaneers

Its in his head for now, and the Bucs need to get it out of hi deals sss When your considered the most accurate kicker in NCAA history, and you miss your first extra point, that has GOT to get into the head of a 22 year old young man who no doubt reads the local media. He knows Bucs fans (at least the Gooberville residents) are up in arms for how much Bucs GM Jason Licht spent on...
Via Buc Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Roberto Aguayo misses chip-in field goal

It’s been an inauspicious start to Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo’s NFL career. After missing his first extra-point attempt in Week 1 of the preseason, the second-round rookie missed an easy chip-in attempt on Saturday. The Bucs second-round pick Roberto Aguayo lines up for the 32-yard FG… And it's wide right. #TBvsJAX https://t.co/9R9f6MWjlu — NFL (@NFL...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers confident rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo will exceed expectations

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Roberto Aguayo can't imagine feeling any more pressure than he already puts on himself.Tampa Bay's rookie kicker welcomes heightened expectations that come with being selected high in the NFL draft, confident he has what it takes physically -- and mentally -- to prove the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the right call in bucking conventional football wisdom to pick...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers confident rookie kicker is not a gamble

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Roberto Aguayo can't imagine feeling any more pressure than he already puts on himself. Tampa Bay's rookie kicker welcomes heightened expectations that come with being selected high in the NFL draft, confident he has what it takes physically - and mentally - to prove the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the right call in bucking conventional football wisdom to pick him...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. We have identified 19 (with one repeat). How many of them can you name? Clue: Years active  
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans Dropped 15 Pounds This Offseason Because He Felt 'Slow and Heavy'

As he readies himself for year three of his NFL career, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is carrying a burden on his wide shoulders. Not only will he be quarterback Jameis Winston's main target on a Bucs team looking to take the leap from a 6-10 season last year, but he's also been charged with fixing the biggest no-no of the wideout position: drops. RELATED: Check...
Via Stack
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers’ second-round pick kicker misses extra point on first NFL kick try

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up to take kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The pick was obviously met with a lot of criticism, taking a kicker that high. But Aguayo was considered one of the best kicking prospects ever, if that’s any consolation. He didn’t show as much during his first game with the Buccaneers, who were taking on the Philadelphia...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Unheralded Brate works his way up Buccaneers depth chart

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Cameron Brate describes his unlikely journey from undrafted college free agent to starting NFL tight end as ''pretty crazy.'' Now, the former Harvard standout is hoping to prove the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a smart choice. The third-year pro, released late last summer only to rejoin the Bucs after a brief stay with the New Orleans Saints, played his way into...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy taking it a little more serious in year 7 for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 12: Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches the game on the sidelines against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images) Gone are the days of showing up to training camp in pajamas. This is a new, more serious Gerald McCoy showing up to Bucs camp...
Via Buc Stop
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kids give Buccaneers defensive tackle A.J. Francis tips on Pokemon Go

America’s hottest craze doesn’t appear to be cooling down anytime soon. It’s taken over neighborhoods, parks, schools, businesses, and now—NFL practice fields. We’re of course speaking of Pokemon Go. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle A.J. Francis was signing autographs for fans after practice when he came up on a pair of fans who were able to give him some tips on...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Eifert says he will never play in the Pro Bowl again

Of all of the All-Star games in professional sports, the Pro Bowl is the most useless. Many players feel the same way, and now one of them has made his feelings public. Bengals TE Tyler Eifert tore a ligament in his ankle in last season’s game, and he made it clear that he wouldn’t be returning to the Pro Bowl. Eifert was hurt in the middle of the fourth quarter of the...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers players using yoga to prepare for the NFL season

There are countless ways through which NFL players prepare for an upcoming season, and the options range from the traditional to the newly unique. For several members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this prep now involves practicing yoga. Bucs defensive ends Robert Ayers and Noah Spence were among the 10 players either currently playing in the NFL or currently  on league rosters who...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Jameis Winston has lost a lot of weight

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been working out with trainer Tim Grover and has slimmed down. Winston weighed 236 pounds roughly a year ago, and now, his father, Antonor, says he’s lost roughly 20 pounds during the offseason. Judging by this photo Grover recently posted, that certainly looks to be true. The layer of fat that used to hang over the quarterback’s...
Via The Sports Daily
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Murphy on 911 call: ‘I need to get out ... I'm missing the party'

Louis Murphy is the unfortunate star of perhaps the most absurd story to emerge in this NFL offseason after he found himself locked inside a museum after falling asleep at a wedding. And now, details of a 911 call he made upon discovering himself in such a bizarre situation have been released. TMZ has obtained audio of the call the inebriated, confused and trapped Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucs WR gets locked in museum after drinking at wedding

The NFL offseason is starting to get really bizarre in the state of Florida. During the same weekend in which Jaguars running back Denard Robinson fell asleep at the wheel and drove into local Jacksonville pond, Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Louis Murphy awoke after a night of wedding festivities to find himself locked inside a museum. Seriously. According to the Tampa Bay Times...
Via The Sports Daily
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucs DL Robert Ayers: We've gotten 'a little less terrible'

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved slightly in 2015, putting up a 6-10 season and making some progress. New defensive end Robert Ayers isn’t that impressed, though. Ayers had a rather blunt assessment of his team at the moment, though he does have a reason behind his thinking. “We’re a little less terrible,” Ayers said during minicamp, via Eric Horchy of Pewter Report. “But...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Sefarian-Jenkins kicked out of practice, posts cryptic tweets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was kicked out of practice on Thursday for not performing well enough. Seferian-Jenkins was spotted walking off the field early, and Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter later revealed that he told the 23-year-old to leave. BUcs coach Dirk Koetter said he sent @Aesj88 off the field in OTAs Thurs. indicated he "didn't know what he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Buccaneers OC: I was ‘dead wrong’ about Jameis Winston

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken admits he was “dead wrong” about his initial impression of second-year quarterback Jameis Winston. “I think that’s one thing that’s a misnomer,” Monken said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “I think from the outside you would’ve looked at it with all the things that were publicized in the past about him and who...
Via The Sports Daily
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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