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Friday, Sep 04, 2015

Martin Fennelly Columns

Bucs’ defense needs to take charge in the name of Jameis
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Bucs’ defense needs to take charge in the name of Jameis

TAMPA — Remember last year at this time, the talk of the Bucs defense, re-energized under Lovie Smith and the return of the Tampa 2, being a top-10 unit in the NFL?
Published: 09/02/15
Updated: 09/03/15
Gators’ QB race isn’t nearing a finish line
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Gators’ QB race isn’t nearing a finish line

Are we back to those two-headed Gator quarterback days, Martin Fennelly asks, as in 1987, when Steve Spurrier switched out Doug Johnson and Noah Brindise about every snap? There may be a similar situation with Will Grier and Treon Harris.
Published: 08/31/15
Updated: 09/01/15
Ready or not, it gets real soon for Buccaneers
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Ready or not, it gets real soon for Buccaneers

Two weeks from now, it matters, Martin Fennelly writes.. A frightening thought for Bucs fans, given how Jameis Winston and the club looked Saturday in their third preseason game, an ugly loss to Cleveland.
Published: 08/30/15
Updated: 08/31/15
Trop still feels like home for ex-Rays star Zobrist
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Trop still feels like home for ex-Rays star Zobrist

ST. PETERSBURG — When he walked into Tropicana Field on Friday afternoon, it was as if he’d never left.
Published: 08/28/15
Updated: 08/29/15
Bucs need to manage the risk of Winston
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Bucs need to manage the risk of Winston

TAMPA — He needs work. No one disputes that point. Not Bucs head coach Lovie Smith. Not offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Certainly not Jameis Winston.
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/27/15
Lots to like with Bucs win, especially that start
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Lots to like with Bucs win, especially that start

TAMPA — It was how he started this time. That will be the company line. First time out, against Minnesota, it was how he finished. This time it was how he started.
Published: 08/25/15
Bucs’ dream catcher Evans ready to make magic with Winston
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Bucs’ dream catcher Evans ready to make magic with Winston

Jameis Winston, Bucs rookie quarterback, lights up around Mike Evans, former Bucs rookie receiver.
Published: 08/22/15
Washington Generals taught us life can be cruel
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Washington Generals taught us life can be cruel

The news came last week: The Harlem Globetrotters severed ties with the Washington Generals after 63 years. The Generals are no more, and the news hit Martin Fennelly like a bucket of confetti.
Published: 08/21/15
Just sign Stamkos — it’s really that simple
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Just sign Stamkos — it’s really that simple

TAMPA — It seems like just yesterday that Lightning season ended. Stanley Cup runs will do that.
Updated one month ago
10-sack season elusive for Bucs since Simeon Rice era
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10-sack season elusive for Bucs since Simeon Rice era

Simeon Rice, former Bucs sack star and cosmic force, is a movie director these days. But if you want brilliant film, Martin Fennelly suggests watching Sim footage from when his ferocious edge presence with the Bucs produced five seasons of double-digit sacks and the blockbuster that was the 2002 Super Bowl champions.
Updated one month ago