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  1. Fact or fiction: Coaching and special teams

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's conclude our fact-or-fiction series with coaching and special teams. 1. The arrival of coach Lovie Smith makes the Buccaneers an instant playoff team. Our take: Fiction. Justify it: There's little doubt Smith will be better than predec...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Buccaneers' top play winner: Brooks' INT

    Pat Yasinskas

    Score: 48-21 Date: Jan. 26, 2003. Site: Qualcomm Stadium We have a winner. The voters picked Derrick Brooks' 44-yard interception return in the Buccaneers' Super Bowl XXXVII victory against the Raiders as the most memorable play in Bucs history, ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Top 15 Buccaneers: No. 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue our list of the top 15 Buccaneers with No. 2: Lavonte David, linebacker What he did in 2013: David had an outstanding second season and firmly established himself as one of the league's best young linebackers. He recorded 145 tackle...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  6. Bucs' top plays: Jurevicius' catch

    Pat Yasinskas

    This is one of three nominations for the most memorable play in team history. In the next two days we'll feature: Derrick Brooks' interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XXXVII, and Ronde Barber's interception return for a touchdown in the ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  7. Bucs' top plays: Barber's INT return

    Pat Yasinskas

    This is one of three nominations for the most memorable play in team history. In the next two days we'll feature: Derrick Brooks' interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XXXVII, and the 71-yard catch by Joe Jurevicius in the 2003 NFC Champi...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  8. Bucs' top plays: Brooks' INT return

    Pat Yasinskas

    This is one of three nominations for the most memorable play in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. In the next two days, we'll feature Ronde Barber's interception return for a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game and the 71-yard catch by Joe Jurevicius ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  9. Most memorable plays in Bucs' history?

    Pat Yasinskas

    At NFL Nation, we're doing a special project that's scheduled for July. The writers for all 32 teams are putting together a list of the most memorable plays in franchise history and, then, we'll ask readers to vote on the winner for each team. I'v...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  10. Buccaneers need to honor their past

    Pat Yasinskas

    Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official website took a look into the future, exploring possible 2015 inductees into the team's Ring of Honor. That gave me a lot to think about. Smith lists James Wilder, Tony Dungy, Monte Kiffin, Mike Alstott and J...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  11. Brooks: Smith can get Bucs on track

    Pat Yasinskas

    I heard one of the best summaries of what's happened to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in recent years on Tuesday. "You talk about consistency and the way of doing business. That's gotten lost over the years," Derrick Brooks said, shortly after the Bucc...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  12. Derrick Brooks will have No. 55 jersey retired by Tampa Bay Bucca...

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will retire Derrick Brooks' No. 55 jersey and induct the soon-to-be Hall of Fame linebacker into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime of the Sept. 14 home game with the St. Louis Rams.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  13. Pre-draft glance: Linebackers

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's time to continue our pre-draft position-by-position look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the linebackers. Where things stand: On the weak side, Lavonte David has emerged as one of the best young linebackers in the NFL. He should stand out ev...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  14. Lots of face time for Derrick Brooks

    Pat Yasinskas

    Get ready to see a lot of Derrick Brooks. The retired Tampa Bay linebacker will announce the Bucs' second-round draft choice at Radio City Music Hall on May 9, the league said. Brooks will be one of 32 players leaguewide to announce picks in the s...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  15. Brooks' son to deliver HOF intro

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- On Pro Football Hall of Fame induction day in August, Derrick Brooks might not be the member of his family that's most in the spotlight. Instead, it might be his 15-year-old son, Decalon. Brooks said Friday that he has chosen Decalo...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  16. Goodell: Tampa will host another Super Bowl

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Although the Tampa, Fla., community has come up short in its past two bids to host future Super Bowls, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that he's confident the region will get another chance to host the league's spectacle. ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014