Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL playoffs schedule

NFC

Division Round

• Falcons at Eagles, 4:35 today, NBC

• Saints at Vikings, 4:40 Sunday, Fox

AFC

DIVISION ROUND

• Titans at Patriots, 8:15 tonight, CBS

• Jaguars at Steelers, 1 Sunday, CBS

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Bucs players add support to Tampa ex-offender program

Bucs players add support to Tampa ex-offender program

TAMPA — Buccaneers players spent Tuesday morning at Abe Brown Ministries in Belmont Heights listening to stories of redemption.The second stop on the team's player-driven Social Justice Initiative schedule saw players immersed in a classroom se...
Published: 10/16/18
What Cleveland Browns fans have to say to Bucs fans

What Cleveland Browns fans have to say to Bucs fans

CLEARWATER — Not all true believers simply head to church on Sundays.One particular parish gathers at Quaker Steak & Lube on 49th Street North. They come to this restaurant for their ritual, for what, to the rest of us, might seem like serial m...
Published: 10/16/18
Why the Bucs aren’t likely to trade for Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson

Why the Bucs aren’t likely to trade for Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson

TAMPA — Ever since it was reported the Cardinals would consider trading cornerback Patrick Peterson, Bucs fans have wondered why can't their team make that deal?Bucs general manager Jason Licht has worked with Arizona general manager Steve Keim...
Published: 10/16/18
Bucs new girls flag football program could add to county's high school success

Bucs new girls flag football program could add to county's high school success

Jen Welter, NFL's first female coach, helps introduce program with special clinic
Published: 10/16/18
Buccaneers AfterMath: The kicker problem and how to solve it

Buccaneers AfterMath: The kicker problem and how to solve it

On “Separation Sunday” in the NFL, it was gut-check time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They didn’t pass, dropping their third straight game.In a 34-29 loss to the Falcons in Atlanta, the defense struggled to get off the field on thi...
Published: 10/15/18
Updated: 10/16/18
Mike Smith’s firing means the Bucs got tired of wasting a decent offense

Mike Smith’s firing means the Bucs got tired of wasting a decent offense

TAMPA— Wow, who saw that coming?Let's be as clear: Former Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith, wished into the cornfield Monday, won't be the last person to carry a box out of the team's headquarters this season.Sunday's 34-29 loss in Atlanta...
Published: 10/15/18
Updated: 10/16/18
Why the Bucs waited to fire Mike Smith

Why the Bucs waited to fire Mike Smith

TAMPA — Exactly two weeks ago, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter stood at the same podium following an embarrassing 48-10 loss at Chicago and asked this rhetorical question: "We fire Mike Smith. Okay, then what would the next move be?''Well, the Buc...
Published: 10/15/18
Bucs fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith

Bucs fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith

The Bucs have fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith.Smith's defense was last in 2017 and are allowing 34.6 points per game this season, the most in the league and are on pace to allow the most points in NFL history.Two weeks ago, the Bucs were embar...
Published: 10/15/18
The Bucs are suddenly 2-3, and you can see doom from here

The Bucs are suddenly 2-3, and you can see doom from here

TAMPA — So this is what the downward looks like. This is how the rest of the Bucs season will look, right on down to Dirk, let us help you with the big boxes.The Bucs are trapped like rats.So are their fans.The rest of the way will often go a l...
Published: 10/15/18
If DeSean Jackson scored on the final play, would it have counted?

If DeSean Jackson scored on the final play, would it have counted?

ATLANTA —It was a scintillating play, one that appeared to nearly work.But the Bucs last-gasp attempt to score from the 21 yard line as time expired in Sunday's 34-29 loss to Atlanta would not have counted even if receiver DeSean Jackson fielde...
Published: 10/15/18