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  1. Bucs checking out Johnny Football

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hosting one of the biggest names in this year's NFL draft this week. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is visiting the Bucs, according to The Tampa Tribune's Roy Cummings. Manziel will be the third quarterback t...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  2. Bucs need to look for WR in draft

    Pat Yasinskas

    The good news is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are rid of Mike Williams and all the off-field headaches that came with him. The bad news is that the Bucs have to replace Williams, who was traded to Buffalo last week, as a football player and their current...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Smith's presence attracts free agents

    Pat Yasinskas

    It quickly has become obvious that Lovie Smith is more than a football coach. He also is a strong recruiter. Every one of the free agents the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed so far has said Smith's presence is a major reason why they've come. Eac...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. Pre-combine scouting trip

    Pat Yasinskas

    I'm making my annual pilgrimage down to Bradenton, Fla., on Monday. That's the home of IMG Academy, where some of this year's top draft prospects are doing their preparation for the scouting combine. IMG's football operation is run by former NFL q...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. Dungy, Lynch face tough road to HOF

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- There's a lot of talk among Tampa Bay fans about how Tony Dungy and John Lynch got snubbed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection process over the weekend. I think snubbed is way too strong of a term. Dungy and Lynch weren't sla...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  6. Derrick Brooks a Hall of Famer on, off field

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- When I voted (as an alternate) for Warren Sapp as a candidate for the Professional Football Hall of Fame, I did so unenthusiastically. Don't get me wrong -- I thought Sapp was a Hall of Fame football player. I just didn't think of h...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  7. The two sides of John Lynch

    Pat Yasinskas

    Of all the plays that former Tampa Bay safety John Lynch made during his lengthy NFL career, one stands out to me. Lynch's signature moment came in a 1997 game against the Chicago Bears. Lynch already was developing a reputation as a fierce hitter...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  8. Dungy turned the Buccaneers around

    Pat Yasinskas

    When I first encountered Tony Dungy, I didn't think he was going to make it as an NFL head coach. Now, he's a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So what changed about Dungy? Absolutely nothing. He stuck to his philosophy, no matter what. ...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  9. Unflappable Brooks nervous about Hall vote

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- In his office at the Tampa Bay Storm's headquarters last week, Derrick Brooks looked the part of a successful president of an Arena Football League team. He also looked as though he could still go out and play linebacker in the Nationa...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  10. Brooks hurt by David's Pro Bowl snub

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- I got to spend time Tuesday with Derrick Brooks. We'll have much more on that next week when I write a column previewing the Pro Football Hall of Fame selections with Brooks as a finalist. But at the end of the interview, I asked Br...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  11. Jeff Tedford ready for fresh start

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - As he met with the media for the first time since becoming offensive coordinator for the Buccaneers, Jeff Tedford said he's ready to be "just" a football coach again. Tedford said that's something he didn't get to do enough of in hi...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  12. Brooks, Dungy, Lynch are Hall finalists

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Derrick Brooks, Tony Dungy and John Lynch were named among the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 on Thursday night. It's fitting that all three have a chance to go into the Hall of Fame at the same time ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  13. Looking at Hall of Fame chances

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- It's entirely possible three men with deep ties to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2014. The 15 semifinalists from the modern era will be announced Thursday night. I think...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  14. Greg Schiano proud of culture change

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- His 11-21 record over two seasons got Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano fired. But Schiano said Monday that he's proud of how he changed the culture of the franchise. "This is what Buccaneer football is supposed to be," Schian...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  15. McCoy, Jackson win awards

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and wide receiver Vincent Jackson won't find out if they made the Pro Bowl until tonight. But McCoy and Jackson each collected one honor on Friday. The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of Am...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  16. Bucs hoping Goldson avoids suspension

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano started to lobby the National Football League office on Monday, but cut himself off. Schiano was talking about a play in Sunday's game where safety Dashon Goldson was penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit...

    Blog | December 23, 2013