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Bucs sign Ali Marpet to a five-year contract extension worth $10.825-million per year

Bucs sign Ali Marpet to a five-year contract extension worth $10.825-million per year

TAMPA — After only one season at center, Ali Marpet was summoned to One Buc Place last spring and told the team planned to recruit a free agent player at his position.Marpet could have made a fuss. Instead, he made plans to have a recruiti...
Published: 10/09/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay: Drew Brees sets NFLís all-time passing yardage mark

Sports Day Tampa Bay: Drew Brees sets NFLís all-time passing yardage mark

Drew Brees sets the NFL's all-time passing yardage mark in style, throwing a 62-yard touchdown pass and then telling his children on the sideline that you can accomplish anything you want in life if you work at it.Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston can ...
Published: 10/09/18
What happened to Bucs pass-rusher Noah Spence?

What happened to Bucs pass-rusher Noah Spence?

TAMPA — Bucs defensive end Noah Spence has played. He's been inactive. He's been active and not played.Overall this season, the former second-round pick has played in one game and has no tackles.For Spence, who had 5.5 sacks as a rookie but saw...
Published: 10/09/18
Why was Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes benched against the Bears?

Why was Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes benched against the Bears?

The Bucs allowed Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky to throw six touchdown passes in their 48-10 loss Sept. 30 at Chicago.Nobody played well on defense. But only one starter was actually benched for his performance.Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes was ...
Published: 10/09/18
Why the Bucs are sticking with Mike Smith as defensive coordinator

Why the Bucs are sticking with Mike Smith as defensive coordinator

TAMPA — One day after the Bucs' 48-10 loss at Chicago, coach Dirk Koetter asked players for some written feedback on a list of areas that need improvement."I kind of compiled all of that into a few thoughts I shared with the team today," Koette...
Published: 10/08/18
How Jameis Winston can resurrect his career arc

How Jameis Winston can resurrect his career arc

TAMPA — It was during the Monday night game against Pittsburgh. Late in the contest, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spun and eluded the Bucs pass rush. He then threw a completion downfield for a first down that effectively sealed The B...
Published: 10/08/18
Want to know why Mike Smith still is the Bucs defensive coordinator? Itís way bigger than one guy

Want to know why Mike Smith still is the Bucs defensive coordinator? Itís way bigger than one guy

Based on the numbers alone, the most surprising thing about the Bucs' return from the bye week Monday may be that Mike Smith still is their defensive coordinator.It's more than the Bucs' 48-10 loss at Chicago on Sept. 30. After all, Smith's defense f...
Published: 10/08/18
What we learned from one half of Jameis Winston

What we learned from one half of Jameis Winston

TAMPA — The best thing that happened in the Bucs' 48-10 loss at Chicago last week was gettting Jameis Winston into the game.  Sure, it was garbage time, when the results are often trash. But there were some things to savor about Winston's ...
Published: 10/06/18
Bucs quarterly report: Would firing Mike Smith be an overreaction?

Bucs quarterly report: Would firing Mike Smith be an overreaction?

From 2-0 and the talk of the NFL to 2-2 and turning the Bears — THE BEARS — into the greatest show on turf.That's the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and, predictably, there's been panic in the air this week.Fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith.Bre...
Published: 10/05/18
Buccaneers-Bears All-22: Is Tampa Bay blitzing enough? Should Mike Smith be fired?

Buccaneers-Bears All-22: Is Tampa Bay blitzing enough? Should Mike Smith be fired?

“I’ve been in the league for nine years and never got beat like that. Never, ever got beat like that.” — Bucs defensive end Jason Pierre-PaulDeep breaths.The Buccaneers’ 48-10 loss to the Bears was an embarrassment. Burn...
Published: 10/04/18
Updated: 10/05/18