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  1. Lovie Smith sees injustice with Pro Bowl format

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Toward the end of what usually is a short press conference, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith got philosophical Friday afternoon. It came as he was discussing linebacker Lavonte David, who was not selected for the Pro Bowl last...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. Bucs' Danny Lansanah could have future at middle linebacker

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- In an otherwise dismal season, linebacker Danny Lansanah has been a bright spot for the Buccaneers. He could be an even brighter spot in the future. Coach Lovie Smith said Monday that Lansanah, who has played all three linebacker sp...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. Buccaneers' defense has been surging

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- In a 2-9 season, it's hard to pick out bright spots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But there has been one area where the Bucs have been trending up for the last month or so: defense. Since Week 8, the defense, which was ranked last i...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  4. Lance Briggs: Lovie Smith on par with George Halas, Mike Ditka

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Veteran linebacker Lance Briggs considers current Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith one of the greatest coaches in Chicago Bears franchise history, on par with team founder George Halas and the iconic Mike Ditka. "Lov...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. Bucs make right move securing Gerald McCoy

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers credit for finally getting something right. The team has struggled through a 1-5 start and hasn't made the playoffs since last decade. But Saturday, the Bucs made the best move they've made in a very lo...

    Blog | October 25, 2014
  6. Gerald McCoy: Win against Steelers a turning point

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Throughout his career in Tampa Bay, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has tried to follow in the footsteps of Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp. McCoy was at it again last week. Through various television shows, McCoy is familiar w...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  7. A turning point for the Buccaneers?

    Pat Yasinskas

    PITTSBURGH -- It was only one win. But it might end up having an important place in history. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 27-24 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday might end up being a turning point in franchise history. A struggling yo...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  8. Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A few thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 19-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. What it means: This isn't a full-fledged disaster, but it's entering that territory. The Bucs are 0-2 -- with both loss...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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