BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Buccaneers finally win, so now they increase ticket prices

For the second straight year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have increased their season ticket prices. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is also only the second time in eight years the Bucs have posted a winning season — and the last time they posted a winning season was back in 2010, when the financial crisis was still hitting hard and the Bucs were having a lot of trouble filling the...
Via Bucs Nation
6 hours ago

Buccaneers raising prices for most tickets

The Buccaneers raised ticket prices for the first time in eight years in 2016 and followed that up with their first winning season in six years, so they’re going to try the same thing again. The team is advertising season ticket packages to their fans and they show a rise in prices for most seats…
Via Pro Football Talk
11 hours ago

The Buccaneers are an explosive receiver away from offensive domination

Around this time last season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were preparing for free agency and the draft. The 2015 season revealed just how porous the defense was and it needed much help. General manager Jason Licht  shored up a defense tailored to new defensive coordinator's Mike Smith's style of play. In free agency, the Bucs signed a pass rusher in Robert Ayers and a diminutive cornerback...
Via Bucs Nation
1 day ago

Buccaneers can’t re-sign Jacquizz Rodgers until March 9

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers more or less need to re-sign running back Jacquizz Rodgers, who did a good job replacing Doug Martin through injury and suspension last year. They can’t until the start of free agency, though, because of an obscure CBA rule Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report unearthed. Rodgers can’t be re-signed until he hits free agency because he signed a Minimum Salary...
Via Bucs Nation
2 days ago

Bucs Affected by 2016 Rules Changes

The Buccaneers and the rest of the NFL had to adjust to some edits to the rulebook last year, from the new touchback spot to the "two-strike" ejection rule.
Via Buccaneers.com
2 days ago

How Much Money Do The Bucs Really Have To Spend This Offseason?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been asked about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ current salary cap situation, so as the Franchise Tag period begins, I figured it would be good to explain the reality of what some of the numbers that you’re reading really mean. I’ll keep this one pretty simple, so let’s go into […] The post How Much Money Do The Bucs Really Have To Spend This Offseason...
Via Pewter Report
3 days ago

Former NFL CB Shawn Springs is now a CEO at a startup aiming to make football safer

Former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs went from being a first-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 1997 to the CEO of a startup company that is creating new helmet technology.Springs, who spent three years analyzing the helmet industry, has utilized parts of baby car seats as a means for a protective foam. The Crash Cloud system consists of airbags that are lightweight and...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs have not given up on Doug Martin

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not be ready to give up on Doug Martin just yet.Florida Football Insiders’ Roy Cummings discussed Martin’s situation with the Bucs in an article published on Wednesday. In the article, Cummings says the Bucs plan to play the situation out with Martin before deciding what to do with him.Martin, 28, was suspended four games for violating the league’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL.com Grades Buccaneers' Rookie Class

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks gave the Buccaneers' 2016 draft class a B.
Via Buccaneers.com
4 days ago

Buccaneers announce changes to coaching staff

The Buccaneers officially announced that their former tight end Alex Smith will be joining the organization as a scout on Tuesday along with a few changes to their coaching staff. The team announced that Skyler Fulton will be their new offensive assistant. He takes over from Ben Steele, who was promoted to tight ends coach…
Via Pro Football Talk
5 days ago

Bucs Add Former TE To Scouting Staff; New Assistants

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that the team has hired Skyler Fulton as an offensive assistant, Anthony Perkins as assistant to the head coach and Alex Smith as a pro scout, while naming Danny Breyer a defensive assistant and Zack Grossi an offensive quality control coach. Fulton spent the 2016 preseason working as one of the Buccaneers’ Bill Walsh Diversity...
Via Pewter Report
5 days ago

Cover 3: Is Martin Made For Long-Term Love? Bucs Examine Mack vs. Kamara

Cover 3 is a weekly feature column written by PewterReport.com’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat writer Trevor Sikkema published every Tuesday. The column, as its name suggests, comes in three phases: a statistical observation, an in-depth film breakdown, and a “this or that” segment where the writer asks the reader to chose between two options. SIKKEMA’S […] The post Cover 3...
Via Pewter Report
5 days ago

Casserly Mocks Pass-Rusher to Buccaneers

NFL.com's Charley Casserly believes the Buccaneers will select a defensive end with their first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Via Buccaneers.com
5 days ago

Bucs GM won’t guarantee Roberto Aguayo a roster spot

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went somewhat against the grain when they selected kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. As many rookies typically do, Aguayo struggled in his first year on the team. He ranked 21st overall  when it came to last year’s kickers. In extra points, he made 94.1 percent. That was not too shabby. But as far as field goals, Aguayo...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Dominik says his job was to steal signals for Dungy with Bucs

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mark Dominik opened up about signal stealing during an appearance on ESPN Wednesday. Dominik is an analyst for ESPN but previously worked for the Bucs from 1997-2013, first as a scout and then as GM. He said that his job as an advance scout was to steal signals for then Bucs head coach Tony Dungy and later Bucs head coach Jon Gruden. The story became pertinent...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Which free agents should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers retain?

In year two of the Jameis Winston era, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved mightily going 9-7 and fighting until the last week of the regular season for a playoff berth. Unfortunately, they lost out on that last playoff spot to the Detroit Lions in a crazy tiebreaker. Now heading into the off-season with some momentum to build upon, head coach Dirk Koetter and general manager Jason...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets reportedly ‘have their eyes on’ QB Mike Glennon

Again in need of a quarterback, the New York Jets are looking at some veteran options.According to Connor Hughes of NJ.com, the Jets “seem to have their eyes on” Mike Glennon, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent.The 2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft pick has 30 career touchdown passes to 15 interceptions, though his quarterback rating consistently hovered around 50...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dating back to their founding as an expansion team in 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had 11 coaches in NFL franchise history. This list includes one coach who lead the team to a Super Bowl victory. While the team has had only a few seasons of success, they appear off to a good start with the new coach. How many of the leaders of the Buccaneers can you name?Clue: Years Active
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers hiring John Lynch as general manager

Well here’s the mystery candidate, ladies and gentlemen. According to multiple sources around the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers are hiring legendary NFL safety and FOX analyst John Lynch to become the new general manager. This is a stunning move, because Lynch’s name never popped up as a potential candidate, nor was he among those who attended the meetings with Jed York, Paraag...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Will Cam Newton return to MVP form?

The 2016 season was a rude awakening for the Carolina Panthers. After a 2015 season where the franchise finished 15-1 and advanced to Super Bowl 50, there was much talk of the team repeating as NFC Champions.However, it was soon evident to everyone that this was a vastly different team than the 2015 team. The most obvious signs were the loss of Josh Norman and the injury to starting...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign defensive coordinator Mike Smith to extension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Smith says he's committed to helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers realize their potential, not trying to become a head coach again.The Bucs signed their defensive coordinator to a contract extension on Friday, ending speculation about where the former Falcons coach might wind up next season.Smith spoke with the Jaguars and the Chargers about head coaching vacancies...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss
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