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  1. Last stand for Da'Quan Bowers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- When he came here in 2011, there was hope that Da'Quan Bowers would blossom into one of the league's best defensive ends. Now, he is auditioning just to prove he belongs in the NFL. The final two games of the season mark Bowers' las...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Bucs know what to expect from Derek Anderson

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- For a change, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have an edge on an opponent. They've seen something out of the Carolina Panthers that no one else has this season. They've seen Derek Anderson as the starting quarterback. Anderson led...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  3. Bucs think less Gerald McCoy is better

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy got 13 plays off in last week's loss to Cincinnati. That's about 13 more plays off than McCoy got per game last season. Former coach Greg Schiano played McCoy on virtually every sna...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  4. Johnthan Banks confident facing Calvin Johnson

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- There were times in Johnthan Banks' rookie season that he would rather forget. A second-round draft pick in 2013, Banks was starting at cornerback opposite Darrelle Revis. That meant teams were throwing away from Revis and at Banks....

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Bucs look to keep pass rush clicking

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' pass rush had its best outing of the season during Sunday's victory at Washington. Now comes the challenge of keeping it at that same level the rest of the season. The Bucs had a season-high six sacks again...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  7. Chicago is a homecoming for Leslie Frazier

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- There's been a lot of talk about Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith going back to Chicago. Same for quarterback Josh McCown. It's only natural since they both spent time with the Bears. But there's another Chicago connection inv...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  8. Is Dashon Goldson on the hot seat?

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- It's the time of year when a lot of people talk about coaches on the hot seat. Despite a 1-8 start, I don't think Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith qualifies. He's in the first year of a five-year contract and ownership realize...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  9. Bucs want to heal scars from previous Atlanta meeting

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get ready to host the Falcons on Sunday, they've had to face a lot of questions about their previous meeting with Atlanta. You might remember that 56-14 Atlanta victory in which the Bucs got humiliated on...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  10. Vikings game has extra meaning for Leslie Frazier

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Leslie Frazier wouldn't say it, but Lovie Smith did. Frazier the defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tried to pass off Sunday's game with Minnesota as just another game. Prior to joining the Bucs, Frazier was Minnesot...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  11. A different vantage point for Leslie Frazier

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- There's been a subtle change in how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have called their defense the last two weeks. Coordinator Leslie Frazier has moved up to the press box on game days, after calling the first three games from the sideline....

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  12. Lovie Smith to miss Thursday's practice

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith will not be at Thursday's practice as he attends the funeral of his father-in-law, team officials said. Smith is expected to return to the team Friday. In his absence, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazie...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  13. Bucs face big challenge in Jimmy Graham

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the traits I admire most about Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is his honesty. Even if something isn't positive, McCoy's not afraid to say it. "One of our Achilles heels right now is covering the tight e...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  14. Bucs turn to Dane Fletcher in the middle

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - Buccaneers middle linebacker Mason Foster gave a ringing endorsement to the man who is likely to take his place in the starting lineup Thursday night. Foster is expected to sit out with a dislocated shoulder. That means Dane Fletcher...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  15. Frazier: Bucs need pressure, turnovers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier wasn't giving away any secrets Wednesday as he talked about Sunday's loss to Carolina. The world already knew that the Bucs didn't have much of a pass rush and didn't come up with any ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  16. Bucs prepared to go without Jeff Tedford

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Every week during the NFL season, offensive and defensive coordinators are required to meet with the media one day. This week, Thursday was the designated day for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier spoke ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014