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Bucs journal: Dirk Koetter says Vernon Hargreaves needs to improve

Bucs journal: Dirk Koetter says Vernon Hargreaves needs to improve

By Greg AumanTAMPA — The Bucs now rank 31st in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 301 yards per game in their 2-3 start, and coach Dirk Koetter was asked Monday how concerned he is with the play of second-year CB Vernon Hargreaves."Extremely," Koetter...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Good news for Bucs: Jameis Winston shoulder injury isn’t long-term issue

Good news for Bucs: Jameis Winston shoulder injury isn’t long-term issue

TAMPA — Fingers were crossed all over Tampa Bay. Toes, too. Candles were being lit. Prayers whispered.Bucs fans who cursed quarterback Jameis Winston under their breath can stop holding it now.For 37 straight games, even with all the interceptions an...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Buccaneers-Cardinals Turning Point, Week 6: Anyone see the kicker?

Buccaneers-Cardinals Turning Point, Week 6: Anyone see the kicker?

The Cardinals and Bucs each made a notable acquisition last week. One of them mattered Sunday.Arizona’s new running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Tampa Bay’s new kicker .....Wait, where was the new kicker? Did anyone a...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Rick and Tom podcast: Bucs come out flat, Jameis Winston leaves with injury

Rick and Tom podcast: Bucs come out flat, Jameis Winston leaves with injury

The Bucs lay a stinker in Arizona and Jameis Winston leaves the game with an injury to his throwing shoulder. In their latest podcast, Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down what happened to the defense in the desert as the Bucs fell behind by 31 befor...
Published: 10/16/17
Bucs-Cardinals report card: How the old guys nearly ran Tampa Bay out of town

Bucs-Cardinals report card: How the old guys nearly ran Tampa Bay out of town

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Another trip to the desert, another Bucs loss.Sorting out this one starts with how the old guys nearly ran Tampa Bay out of University of Phoenix Stadium. By halftime the Bucs had been outscored 71-7 in their last six quarters there...
Published: 10/15/17
Updated: 10/16/17
Bucs-Cardinals roundtable: What was exposed in the desert?

Bucs-Cardinals roundtable: What was exposed in the desert?

The Bucs were beaten in Arizona, again. What was the most glaring shortcoming exposed during their 38-33 loss Sunday?THE O STARTS SLOWTom Jones, @tomwjones: It’s easy to criticize the defense — and they certainly deserved criticism Sunday. But the of...
Published: 10/15/17
Updated: 10/16/17
Bucs-Cardinals journal: Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald defy their age

Bucs-Cardinals journal: Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald defy their age

GLENDALE, Ariz. ­— That 37-year-old Carson Palmer would lead Arizona to victory over the Bucs on Sunday isn’t that surprising — Tampa Bay is 3-9 against starting quarterbacks who are 36 or older since 2009, including losses to Palmer in each of the l...
Published: 10/15/17
Updated: 10/16/17
With Jameis Winston hurt, Bucs suddenly find themselves in crisis mode

With Jameis Winston hurt, Bucs suddenly find themselves in crisis mode

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jameis Winston is hurt. Let’s start with those four words that can change a game. They can change a season. They can lead to other changes.For 37 consecutive starts, the Bucs quarterback is the one thing the team and the town could ...
Published: 10/15/17
Updated: 10/16/17
Buccaneers-Cardinals: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 38-33 loss

Buccaneers-Cardinals: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 38-33 loss

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bucs’ 38-33 loss at Arizona on Sunday:6Bucs points through three quarters.27Bucs points in the fourth quarter, most in any quarter in the team’s 41-year history21Largest deficit the Bucs have ever overcome in a win...
Published: 10/15/17
Updated: 10/16/17
Jones: Save the gallant comeback talk; the Bucs stunk

Jones: Save the gallant comeback talk; the Bucs stunk

GLENDALE, Ariz. —- If you want, you could do a lot of second-guessing about how the Bucs handled the score in their 38-33 loss Sunday to Arizona.Maybe they should’ve kicked a field goal at the end of the first half. Maybe they should’ve kicked extra ...
Published: 10/15/17
Updated: 10/16/17
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