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Bucs-Browns: The most important play so far

Bucs-Browns: The most important play so far

TAMPA — The Bucs' defense is pitching a shutout, even if it's offense isn't.Tampa Bay led Cleveland, 16-2, at halftime Sunday at Raymond James Stadium, and yes, they are the Browns. But a Bucs defense that ranked as the NFL's worst by seve...
Published: 10/21/18
Bucs fans vs. Browns fans: Who has had it worse?

Bucs fans vs. Browns fans: Who has had it worse?

TAMPA — If the Bucs had an NFL brother from another mother, it would be the Browns.They've shared a lot more than Vinny Testaverde.Fan bases scarred by historic losing streaks, threats and effects of franchise relocation and decades of sad Sund...
Published: 10/20/18
Updated: 10/22/18
Bucs Dirk Koetter has put the team ahead of himself again

Bucs Dirk Koetter has put the team ahead of himself again

TAMPA — Say this for the Bucs' Dirk Koetter: He's not the kind of head coach who puts himself ahead of the team.In the offseason, Koetter began the process of handing over the offensive play-calling duties to Todd Monken.When it produced more p...
Published: 10/20/18
Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide: The Bucs are the Browns and the Browns are the Bucs

Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide: The Bucs are the Browns and the Browns are the Bucs

It was always this game.Not the Saints. Not the Eagles. Not the Steelers.The Browns.When the NFL released the Bucs’ schedule in April, the Browns were an afterthought. The first three games were the main attraction. If Tampa Bay could survive t...
Published: 10/20/18
Browns’ late trade forcing Bucs to make late adjustments

Browns’ late trade forcing Bucs to make late adjustments

TAMPA — The Bucs were already prepared to see the Cleveland Browns establish their vaunted running game on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium, but now, they will have to adjust their game plan to see more of rookie running back Nick Chubb than the...
Published: 10/20/18
Why this is the biggest Bucs game of the season

Why this is the biggest Bucs game of the season

TAMPA — It's only the sixth game of the season.Pretty early to have already arrived at the edge of the cliff. And yet, here we are. The Bucs are at the edge of the cliff. Looking down.A loss Sunday against the lowly Browns (1 p.m., FOX) and the...
Published: 10/19/18
Updated: 10/20/18
Injuries could give Bucs rush end Noah Spence opportunity vs. Browns

Injuries could give Bucs rush end Noah Spence opportunity vs. Browns

TAMPA — Noah Spence walked off the field Friday afternoon dripping with sweat. His practice jersey was a darker shade of red, the result of another day of work trying to get back on the NFL radar.Bucs coach Dirk Koetter lauds the defensive end'...
Published: 10/19/18
Browns trade running back Carlos Hyde to Jaguars for draft pick

Browns trade running back Carlos Hyde to Jaguars for draft pick

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Jaguars traded for Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde on Friday, adding a proven starter while Leonard Fournette progresses slowly from a strained right hamstring. The Browns (2-3-1) will get a 2019 fifth-round draft p...
Published: 10/19/18
Days before game against Bucs, Browns’ Myles Garrett rips officials after rash of bad calls

Days before game against Bucs, Browns’ Myles Garrett rips officials after rash of bad calls

BEREA, Ohio — Browns defensive end Myles Garrett roughed up NFL officials. The No. 1 overall pick unloaded on officials on Friday, criticizing them for several calls that have gone against Cleveland in recent weeks and swung momentum in their games. ...
Published: 10/19/18
Bucs defensive linemen Gerald McCoy, Vinny Curry out Sunday against Browns

Bucs defensive linemen Gerald McCoy, Vinny Curry out Sunday against Browns

TAMPA — After the Bucs' practice week ended Friday without tackle Gerald McCoy and end Vinny Curry having participated in any on-field drills, both defensive linemen are listed as out for Sunday's home game against the Cleveland Browns on the m...
Published: 10/19/18