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  1. Looking at draft needs beyond QB

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Understandably, all the pre-draft talk involving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers these days is about quarterbacks. They have the first overall pick, and conventional wisdom is that they will take either Florida State's Jameis Winston or Or...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Season in review: Defensive backs

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The next stop on our position-by-position breakdown of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2014 season is the defensive backfield. Tampa Bay ranked No. 28 in pass defense. A large part of the blame should fall on the defensive ends, who provi...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  3. 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers free agents

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have 11 potential unrestricted free agents as they enter the 2015 offseason. The new league year opens at 4 p.m. ET March 10, when unrestricted free agents can sign with any team. Here's a list of the Bucs' unrestricted an...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  4. Change coming for Bucs at nickel CB?

    Tom Carpenter

    Prior to Week 6, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusively leaned on Leonard Johnson as their nickel cornerback. However, he has struggled in that role, missing six of 24 tackle attempts, and was benched for Keith Tandy late in Sunday's game after getting...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  5. Bucs need to see Alterraun Verner

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the things the Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't seen much of this preseason is their top cornerback. That's Alterraun Verner, who injured his hamstring on the third day of camp and missed an extended period. Verner began taking p...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  6. Reflections on Buccaneers' camp

    Pat Yasinskas

    Some random thoughts on Tampa Bay Buccaneers' training camp, which ended Thursday: * Don't worry that quarterback Josh McCown didn't have a good preseason debut. He'll be fine. He looked sharp throughout camp. McCown has a better arm and is m...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  7. Bucs' unanswered questions as camp ends

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Some unanswered questions as training camp ends: Who are the starting guards? That's the biggest question of all. The Bucs have been rotating Oniel Cousins, Patrick Omameh, Kadeem Edwards, Jace Daniels and Jamon Meredith. None of th...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  8. Bucs put emphasis on nickelback

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - Johnthan Banks and Mike Jenkins are competing for a starting cornerback job. Ordinarily, logic would say the loser of that battle automatically becomes the nickelback. But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are following some different logic i...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  9. First glance at Bucs' depth chart

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have put out an unofficial depth chart in advance of Friday's preseason game. I emphasize that it's unofficial and should be used only as a starting point, but the depth chart does provide some interesting item...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  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. Playing time for special teams

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Dekoda Watson was a part-time player as a linebacker and defensive end last season. But he was pretty much a full-time player on special teams. Watson was on the field for a team-high 311 of Tampa Bay's 453 special-teams plays. L...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  15. Looking at playing time: Defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- We previously showed you the playing time for all of Tampa Bay's offensive players. Now, it's time to do the same for the defense. The Buccaneers had 1,059 defensive plays. Here's the breakdown of the number of plays each defensive ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  16. Playing time for the Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- It's time to take a look at how much playing time each of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got in Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Rams. The offense was on the field for 59 plays and the defense took 61 snaps. Here's the breakdown: OFFENSE...

    Blog | December 24, 2013