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  1. Observation Deck: Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said earlier this week that he wanted to see more sacks and takeaways. Mission accomplished. Tampa Bay's first-team defense forced three turnovers in Saturday's 27-14 victory a...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  2. McCoy: Bucs defense can soar and score

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- If Gerald McCoy has his way, the current Tampa Bay Buccaneers may look a lot like they did in their glory days. The All-Pro defensive tackle said Tuesday he believes Tampa Bay's defense can be an offensive weapon. He believes the Bu...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. Buccaneers Camp Report: Day 7

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp: Early in camp, the defense clearly was ahead of the offense. That's not the case anymore. The offense had a good showing at Friday night's practice ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  4. Buccaneers Camp Report: Day 5

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp: The defense dominated the first few days of camp, but Wednesday was the best showing by the offense so far. There were two players in particular tha...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. Fact or fiction: Offense

    Pat Yasinskas

    On Wednesday, we played a game of fact or fiction with issues surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense. Now, let's switch over to the offense: 1. Josh McCown is a good enough quarterback to lead the Bucs to the playoffs. Our take: Fact. ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  6. Fact or fiction: Defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we wait for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to open training camp, let's play a little fact or fiction on the defensive side of the ball: 1. Lavonte David will earn a Pro Bowl berth this season. Our take: Fact. Justify it: Let's be brutally hone...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  7. Are Bucs behind NFC South?

    Pat Yasinskas

    I did a radio interview Monday with former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney. That got me thinking back to 2003 when Hurney built a Super Bowl team. Led by Julius Peppers and Kris Jenkins on an awesome defense, the Panthers ran the ba...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  8. Buccaneers' biggest key to success

    Pat Yasinskas

    Lovie Smith's Chicago Bears were a consistent contender because they played strong defense. The coach will try to get the same result with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the ingredients are there for that to happen. Smith inherited some special tal...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  9. Bucs heavily invested in defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith prides himself on putting together teams with good defenses. That comes with a heavy price. The Bucs have $64.7 million of this year's salary cap tied up in defensive players, according to ESPN Stats & Inform...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  10. Mason Foster to call defensive plays

    Pat Yasinskas

    We already knew the Buccaneers would have a new look on defense. They're going with the Tampa 2 system. But this defense also will have a new sound. That's because someone different will be calling the defensive plays. Middle linebacker Mason Fost...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  11. Greatest Buccaneers: No. 4

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue my series of the top five players in Tampa Bay's history with No. 4. In this spot, I'm going with Ronde Barber. For 16 years, Barber was the model of consistency and competence on and off the field. He thrived in the Cover 2 defense th...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  12. Projecting a lineup: Defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've given you projections on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive starters already. Now, let's flip over to the other side and talk about the defense. Defensive end: Michael Johnson was signed to a big contract to spice up the pass rush. He'll st...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  13. Michael Johnson could make Bucs' D elite

    Pat Yasinskas

    Add a guy that had 3.5 sacks last season to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense and what do you have? Potentially one of the best defenses in the NFL. That's what I see after the Bucs came to an agreement with former Cincinnati defensive end Mich...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  14. Ranking Bucs' needs: No. 1 defensive end

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- We conclude our look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' five biggest offseason needs with defensive end at No. 1. This defense is at least pretty good everywhere else, but there's a dire need for a pass-rusher on the edge. No one can argu...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  15. Looking at playing time: Defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- We previously showed you the playing time for all of Tampa Bay's offensive players. Now, it's time to do the same for the defense. The Buccaneers had 1,059 defensive plays. Here's the breakdown of the number of plays each defensive ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  16. 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