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  1. Carl Nicks aiming for training camp

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are about to begin the first minicamp practice under new coach Lovie Smith. But All-Pro guard Carl Nicks will not be taking part in the drills. Although the team previously had expressed optimism that Nicks ...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  2. Minicamp questions for the Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers begin a three-day minicamp Tuesday, let's explore some of the biggest questions facing the team. Is there really a competition at quarterback? Not in minicamp, where most of the time is spent installing the offense. Jos...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  3. Stock watch: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    RISING Doug Martin. The running back has been cleared to play after missing much of last season with a shoulder injury. That's great news for the Bucs because Martin will be the focal point of their offense. George Warhop. Coach Lovie Smith san...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  4. Bucs uncertain at right guard

    Pat Yasinskas

    Since his hiring, Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith has been very good about naming tentative starters. But he hit an exception last week at the NFL owners meetings when he was asked to name his starter at right guard. "I can't give you a good answer...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  5. Bucs optimistic about Carl Nicks

    Pat Yasinskas

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are optimistic that guard Carl Nicks will be ready to take part in the team's offseason program, which begins in April. "We certainly hope so," general manager Jason Licht said Monday. Nicks missed all...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  6. Another sign Carl Nicks is ready

    Pat Yasinskas

    ORLANDO, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sent out a strong signal that they expect guard Carl Nicks to be healthy for the upcoming season. The team traded away center/guard Jeremy Zuttah to Baltimore for a 2015 mid-round draft pick on Sunday, a da...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  7. Projecting a lineup: Offense

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the league's busiest teams in free agency. That means the roster will have a new look. Factoring in the new additions, let's take a look at what the starting lineup currently looks like starting with the o...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  8. Bucs begin O-line overhaul

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made one major move on their offensive line Saturday afternoon and they might not be finished. In a move that came as no surprise, the Bucs reportedly have released veteran guard Davin Joseph. The move instantly freed up $...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  9. Bucs question: O-line shuffle?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for our mailbag question of the day. Chris in Greensboro, N.C. wants to know if the Bucs will wait until free agency to start overhauling their offensive line. I don't think the Bucs will wait that long. The offensive line didn't play well...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  10. The offensive line and the salary cap

    Pat Yasinskas

    On paper, Tampa Bay's offensive line was supposed to be one of the best in the league in 2013. In reality, it didn't come anywhere close to that. Both the run and pass blocking left a lot to be desired. With a new coaching staff coming in, there a...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  11. Bucs question: Carl Nicks' recovery

    Pat Yasinskas

    Our mailbag question of the day comes from Charles in San Francisco. "After hearing some of the comments from Bucs players on (former coach Greg) Schiano, I wonder if Carl Nicks rehab is coming along a lot better with the new regime? If a person d...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  12. Ranking Bucs' needs: No. 2 O-line

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Our series on Tampa Bay's five biggest offseason needs continues with a look at the offensive line at No. 2. This unit was supposed to be one of the team's biggest strengths in 2013. Partly because of injury and partly because of in...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  13. Buccaneers' Carl Nicks on road to return

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- There is some promising news out of the Buccaneers. Guard Carl Nicks, who played in only two games last season, is making progress toward a return. Nicks was plagued by an injured toe and a bout with a MRSA infection. "I've had a...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  14. George Warhop to coach Tampa Bay O-line

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - The Buccaneers took a big step toward completing their coaching staff Saturday afternoon when they announced George Warhop will coach the offensive line. Warhop has been an offensive line coach in the NFL since 1996, working for the ...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  15. Looking at playing time: Offense

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- It's time to take a look back at playing time for the 2013 season. We'll start with the offense and will have a separate post on the defense at another time. Tampa Bay's offense ran 1,036 plays. Here is the breakdown by position wit...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  16. Overview: Offensive line

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- We continue our position-by-position overviews with the offensive line. Looking back: This unit was supposed to be an area of strength. Instead, it was a major weakness. The run blocking and pass blocking were subpar, and that's a b...

    Blog | January 14, 2014