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  1. Carl Nicks' status uncertain

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht wasn't ready to give a green light for the return of All-Pro guard Carl Nicks for the start of training camp. Speaking with the media following a town hall meeting on WDAE (620 AM) ra...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. Countdown to camp: Defensive line

    Pat Yasinskas

    As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get ready to start training camp Friday, let's take a position-by-position look at the team. Let's start with the defensive line. There have been some major changes here and those changes should lead to improvement. Def...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. Fact or fiction: Coaching and special teams

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's conclude our fact-or-fiction series with coaching and special teams. 1. The arrival of coach Lovie Smith makes the Buccaneers an instant playoff team. Our take: Fiction. Justify it: There's little doubt Smith will be better than predec...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  4. Camp preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    NFL Nation's Pat Yasinskas examines the three biggest issues facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into training camp. Josh McCown needs to play like he did last season: McCown's been a backup most of his career. But he played the best football...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Are Bucs behind NFC South?

    Pat Yasinskas

    I did a radio interview Monday with former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney. That got me thinking back to 2003 when Hurney built a Super Bowl team. Led by Julius Peppers and Kris Jenkins on an awesome defense, the Panthers ran the ba...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  7. Breaking down Seferian-Jenkins' deal

    Pat Yasinskas

    I'm back after a little time off and looking forward to the start of training camp next week. We hadn't previously brought you the details of the contract signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers second-round pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins, so let's do that n...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  8. Top 15 Buccaneers: No. 1

    Pat Yasinskas

    We conclude our list of the top 15 Buccaneers with No. 1: Gerald McCoy, defensive tackle What he did in 2013: McCoy's fourth season was the best of his career. He led the team with 9.5 sacks and had 50 tackles while earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Top 15 Buccaneers: No. 7

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue our list of the top 15 Buccaneers with No. 7: Michael Johnson, defensive end What he did in 2013: Playing for Cincinnati, Johnson played in 15 games and produced 3.5 sacks. That total was a little disappointing, but Johnson had 11.5...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  11. Buccaneers want to be like Chiefs

    Pat Yasinskas

    As his team wrapped up minicamp last week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht brought up a good point. "Everyone saw what Kansas City did last season," Licht said. "Why can't it be us?" Last year's Chiefs went from 2-14 to 11-5....

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  12. Bucs heavily invested in defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith prides himself on putting together teams with good defenses. That comes with a heavy price. The Bucs have $64.7 million of this year's salary cap tied up in defensive players, according to ESPN Stats & Inform...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  13. Bucs wrap up minicamp

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- As he reflected on his team's three-day minicamp, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith asked a question that probably hasn't ever been asked by a football coach. "Everybody was here," Smith said. "We finished on a high note. Now, ...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  14. Herm Edwards: Bucs headed to Super Bowl

    Pat Yasinskas

    One thing coach Lovie Smith has said several times is he wants to make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. They haven't been to the playoffs since 2007 and haven't won a postseason game since their Super Bowl victory more than a decade ago. T...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  15. Gerald McCoy mum on contract

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy may be looking at a multimillion-dollar contract extension, but he doesn't want to talk about it. "I don't know anything about that," McCoy said. "I just come to work at practice. U...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  16. Time to extend Gerald McCoy

    Pat Yasinskas

    It quickly has become obvious that coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht are very deliberate in their actions. They felt they needed a veteran quarterback, so they went out and signed Josh McCown. They knew they needed help at wide rec...

    Blog | May 26, 2014