Buccaneers select LB Devin White in 1st round of NFL draft

Football 04/25/19, 20:58

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Devin White to help them become relevant again.The LSU linebacker was the fifth pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, joining a porous defense making the transition to a 3-4 scheme after allowing the second-most points in the NFL last season.Coach Bruce ...

Arians takes crack at turning around struggling Buccaneers

Football 04/18/19, 14:43

New regime, same old mission for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Bruce Arians is the latest coach taking a stab at making the Bucs relevant again.The former Arizona Cardinals coach came out of retirement in January to replace Dirk Koetter, who was fired after another losing season extended the club's playoff drought ...

Bruce Arians comes out of retirement to coach Buccaneers

Sports 01/08/19, 21:50

Bruce Arians is the latest coach entrusted to transform the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners.The 66-year-old came out of a one-year retirement Tuesday to fill the team's fifth coaching vacancy in a decade.Arians replaces Dirk Koetter, who was dismissed Dec. 30 after leading the Bucs to 19 wins and ...

Falcons bring back Koetter, Mularkey as offensive assistants

Football 01/08/19, 19:34

The Atlanta Falcons brought back two familiar names on Tuesday by hiring Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator and Mike Mularkey to coach tight ends.Koetter and Mularkey are joining coach Dan Quinn's staff following stints as NFL head coaches.Koetter returns to Atlanta following four seasons as Tampa Bay's coach. Mularkey most ...

Players hate to see coaches fired, but at least they’re paid

Football 01/01/19, 02:38

Every year, while a dozen NFL head coaches are preparing their teams for the playoffs, nearly as many coaches are called into their general manager's office and told they're fired for not being one of those dozen coaches who are preparing their teams for the playoffs.Eight coaches lost their jobs ...

GM Licht says he’ll find right fit for Bucs coaching vacancy

Football 12/31/18, 16:59

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are searching for a new coach for the fifth time in 10 years. History says they'll set their sights on a big name, but not necessarily land their first or even second choice.General manager Jason Licht said Monday he's just "grateful" to have an opportunity to ...

Buccaneers fire coach Dirk Koetter after 3 seasons

Sports 12/30/18, 19:47

Dirk Koetter has been fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The team made the announcement Sunday night, a little more than three hours after the Bucs concluded a disappointing season with a 34-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.Koetter was promoted from offensive coordinator to his first NFL head coaching ...

Buccaneers, Falcons not content with playing out string

Football 12/27/18, 20:20

Dirk Koetter doesn't think it benefits him or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to wonder what might have been.Win or lose Sunday's season finale against NFC South-rival Atlanta, the Bucs (5-10) will miss the playoffs for the 11th straight year.The Falcons (6-9) have had a tough go of it, too, though ...

Bucs sputter after taking double-digit lead against Saints

Football 12/09/18, 20:06

Tampa Bay's bid to escape a deep hole and climb back into the race for a NFC playoff berth is all but over.The Buccaneers (5-8) weren't eliminated by Sunday's 28-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints, however the team is assured of finishing no better than .500 after sputtering offensively ...

QBs looking to elevate Panthers, Buccaneers down stretch

Football 11/29/18, 19:02

Cam Newton and Jameis Winston know there's no surefire way for a quarterback to lead a team out of a funk.What works in one situation may not necessarily be the answer in another.Newton's second-place Carolina Panthers (6-5) have lost three straight games following a 6-2 start, moving closer to the ...

Turnovers, leaky defense compound Buccaneers QB quandary

Football 11/19/18, 19:48

Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick.It doesn't seem to matter who's playing quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Turnovers and a leaky defense are hindering the team's chances of being successful.The Bucs (3-7) have dropped seven of eight games following a 2-0 start, vacillating back and forth between Winston and Fitzpatrick, ...

Fitzpatrick benched for Winston as Bucs’ QB carousel spins

Football 11/18/18, 18:19

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback merry-go-round may be in motion again.After starting Ryan Fitzpatrick for the first four games, switching to Jameis Winston for the next three and going back to Fitzpatrick for the last three, coach Dirk Koetter is at a crossroads again after the Bucs dropped a 38-35 ...

Buccaneers sticking with Fitzpatrick as starting QB

Football 11/12/18, 18:55

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their No. 1 quarterback.Coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that the 14th-year pro, who failed to produce a touchdown in the previous day's 16-3 loss to Washington, will start next Sunday on the road against the New York Giants.The Bucs (3-6) ...

Ugly performances by Jets, Bucs and Raiders on Sunday

Sports 11/12/18, 03:53

To say the Jets , Raiders and Bucs have quit would be hyperbole.To say their fans are ready to quit watching them would be more accurate.There was little to nothing worth mentioning about their performances Sunday in one-sided defeats. In the New York and Tampa Bay areas, much of the ...

Buccaneers lose again, Koetter mum on possible QB change

Football 11/11/18, 20:39

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been down this road far more times than the veteran quarterback cares to remember.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost for the third straight time Sunday, failing to score a touchdown in a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins despite gaining 501 yards total offense and only punting once.Fitzpatrick ...

Buccaneers searching for answers to defensive woes

Football 11/05/18, 19:50

It doesn't matter if Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick is at quarterback for the Buccaneers. A porous defense keeps undermining Tampa Bay's chances of winning.The Bucs (3-5) have lost five of six following a 2-0 start. Neither changing quarterbacks nor firing defensive coordinator Mike Smith has been an answer to ...

Fitzpatrick will keep starting QB job in Tampa Bay

Football 11/04/18, 20:48

Ryan Fitzpatrick played well enough to retain starting the quarterback job in Tampa Bay for another week.Now if "Fitzmagic" can figure out how to keep the Buccaneers from digging themselves such a big hole early in games.Fitzpatrick replaced the struggling Jameis Winston and threw for 243 yards and four touchdowns, ...

Panthers have stability at QB, Bucs seeking it in NFC South

Football 11/01/18, 17:37

The Carolina Panthers have stability at the quarterback position. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are desperately in search of the same.The teams appear headed in different directions entering an NFC South showdown Sunday in Charlotte — and quarterback play is a big reason why.Ryan Fitzpatrick replaces Jameis Winston, who was benched ...

Fitzpatrick in, Winston out as Buccaneers’ starting QB

Football 10/29/18, 17:50

Jameis Winston's inability to cut down on turnovers has cost him his starting job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Without speculating on what the move means for the young quarterback's future with the team, coach Dirk Koetter said veteran backup Ryan Fitzpatrick will lead the NFL's No. 1 ranked offense against ...

Bengals pick off Winston, hold on for 37-34 win over Bucs

Football 10/29/18, 03:09

When Jessie Bates returned an easy-as-it-gets interception for a touchdown, the Bengals seemed to have the game in hand. Ryan Fitzpatrick was just getting warmed up on the Buccaneers sideline.Fitzpatrick took over after Jameis Winston's fourth interception and led Tampa Bay on a late flurry that tied the game . ...

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