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  1. Countdown to camp: Defensive backs

    Pat Yasinskas

    The next stop on our pre-camp position-by-position analysis of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the defensive backfield. The new regime quickly decided that Darrelle Revis wasn't an economic or schematic fit and released the cornerback. The Bucs are sw...

    Blog | July 23, 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' 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
  4. Cornerbacks will battle in training camp

    ESPN.com staff

    ESPN.com Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas says Mike Jenkins and Johnthan Banks will compete in training camp for a starting cornerback spot....

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  5. Top 15 Buccaneers: No. 14

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue our list of the top 15 Buccaneers with No. 14: Johnthan Banks, cornerback What he did in 2013: A second-round draft pick a year ago, Banks had an up-and-down rookie season. His inexperience was exploited at times. But at other times...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  6. Best Bucs camp competitions

    Pat Yasinskas

    With the start of training camp a little more than a month away, it's time to look ahead to the best battles. Tight end. Rookie Austin Seferian-Jenkins might be the long-term answer. But he might not get a lot of playing time in the short term. Se...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  7. Looking at minicamp and beyond

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers begin a three-day minicamp Tuesday that will conclude their offseason program. But they still have plenty of questions that need to be answered by the start of the regular season. Let's take a look at some key issues. T...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  8. Bucs well stocked at CB

    Pat Yasinskas

    Even after parting ways with Darrelle Revis, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be better off at cornerback than they were a year ago. That's because they have strength in numbers. "It's been very heated," defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said of ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  9. Bucs' Johnthan Banks 'a perfect fit'

    Pat Yasinskas

    As a rookie, Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks got plenty of attention from opposing offenses and Tampa Bay fans. Banks, a second-round draft pick last year, drew attention for all the wrong reasons. He frequently struggled in coverage and that...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  10. Pre-draft glance: Defensive backs

    Pat Yasinskas

    We conclude our pre-draft position-by-position look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the defensive backfield. Where things stand: The team parted ways with Darrelle Revis because his skills weren't going to be showcased in the Cover 2 scheme and h...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  11. Looking at position battles

    Pat Yasinskas

    With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting their offseason program next week, it's time to take a look at some of the most competitive position battles. Right guard: At the moment, this is a toss-up between Jamon Meredith and Oniel Cousins. One of the...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  12. Who will be Bucs' nickelback?

    Pat Yasinskas

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers run onto the field next season, they're going to introduce 12 players instead of the standard 11. Coach Lovie Smith made that statement Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings. He supported it by saying ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  13. Johnson leads Bucs' performance pool

    Pat Yasinskas

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cornerback Leonard Johnson, tight end Tim Wright, quarterback Mike Glennon, defensive tackle Akeem Spence and linebacker Lavonte David were the big winners for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL's performance-based pool for 2013. ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Bucs looking at CB Mike Jenkins

    Pat Yasinskas

    Back in 2008, a lot of Tampa Bay fans wanted the Buccaneers to draft cornerback Mike Jenkins. He was a local product, coming out of nearby Bradenton and playing at the University of South Florida. The Bucs had a need at cornerback that year. Bu...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  16. What's next for the Buccaneers?

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their free-agent frenzy Sunday by signing two players that are likely to fill roles as backups. The Bucs signed former New England linebacker Dane Fletcher and former Cleveland guard Oniel Cousins. Fletcher ha...

    Blog | March 17, 2014