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  1. Lavonte David a well-kept secret

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The comparisons started among Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans as soon as Lavonte David was drafted in 2012. It seemed far-fetched, or at least very premature, but David instantly was seen as the second coming of Derrick Brooks. These days...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. Jerry: Carter will never meet expectations

    Tim MacMahon

    A year ago, Bruce Carter was being compared to Derrick Brooks, the Hall of Famer who set the standard for weakside linebacker in the Tampa 2 scheme. Now, Carter is competing for the right to start for a Dallas Cowboys defense that ranked dead last...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  3. Camp Confidential: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - On a day near the middle of training camp, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith walked into his post-practice news conference and delivered a message. "There's nothing really I can give you today," Smith said. Smith wasn't being...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  4. Coach compares Barron to John Lynch

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith generally is positive when he's asked about specific players. But, so far, I haven't heard him put as much praise on one player as he did on strong safety Mark Barron on Monday night. Smith compared Barr...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  5. Buccaneers Camp Report: Day 8

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp: The offense was having a pretty strong practice Sunday evening. But that changed when the Bucs worked on goal-line situations at the end of practice...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  6. Next Tampa Bay Buccaneer in Hall of Fame?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Now that Derrick Brooks is in, it's time to start wondering about who will be the next player with Tampa Bay ties to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a nice run with Warren Sapp and Brooks getting selected in ...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  7. Derrick Brooks follows Selmon's path

    Pat Yasinskas

    In his 24-minute Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech, Derrick Brooks thanked dozens of people from every stage of his career. There were plenty of emotional moments, but one stood out to me: when Brooks thanked the late Lee Roy Selmon, the ...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  8. 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class enshrined in Canton

    Linebacker Derrick Brooks opened the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a 24-minute speech which he called a "Thank you letter."

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Road to the Hall of Fame: Derrick Brooks

    ESPN.com staff

    ESPN.com Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas says Derrick Brooks, who will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, began steering the Bucs toward respectability on a road trip to San Diego in 1996....

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  11. Buccaneers to invade Canton

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers credit for knowing how to properly celebrate a Hall of Fame induction. The Bucs are taking a contingent of about 200 staff members to Canton, Ohio, for the second consecutive year -- this time for the i...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  12. Buccaneers Camp Report: Day 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp: The Bucs, who had their practice abbreviated by lightning Friday, got their first full workout of camp in Saturday evening and the results were pred...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  13. Derrick Brooks to hear NFL appeals

    Pat Yasinskas

    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, has a new job. Brooks will serve as an appeals officer, the NFL and NFL Players Association announced Friday morning. Brooks ...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  14. Tony Dungy clarifies comments on Michael Sam of St. Louis Rams

    Tony Dungy sought to clarify remarks he made regarding Michael Sam, saying the openly gay linebacker who was drafted by the Rams "absolutely" deserves a chance to play in the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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