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  1. Buccaneers Camp Report: Day 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp: The Bucs, who had their practice abbreviated by lightning Friday, got their first full workout of camp in Saturday evening and the results were pred...

    Blog | July 26, 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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Adrian Clayborn poised for big year

    Pat Yasinskas

    If I had to pick a Tampa Bay player that's in for a breakout season, I'd go with defensive end Adrian Clayborn. The guy was a first-round talent coming out of college in 2011. He showed some promise as a rookie, but his past two seasons have been ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  10. High hopes for Michael Johnson

    Pat Yasinskas

    In his stint as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Leslie Frazier had one of the league's most productive defensive ends in Jared Allen. Frazier now is the defensive coordinator for Tampa Bay and he thinks the Buccaneers have someone who can...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  11. Buccaneers offseason wrap-up

    Pat Yasinskas

    With free agency and the draft in the rearview mirror and training camp just a couple of months away, we assess the Buccaneers' offseason moves. Best move: Signing defensive end Michael Johnson as a free agent from Cincinnati. Johnson has po...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  12. Pre-draft glance: Defensive line

    Pat Yasinskas

    Our pre-draft position-by-position look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continues with the defensive linemen. Where things stand: Gerald McCoy has established himself as one of the best defensive tackles in the league and that's a good start for any d...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  13. Da'Quan Bowers ready for 'turning point'

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- From a media standpoint, it's been a shame that Da'Quan Bowers hasn't done more on the field. The guy is one of the best quotes in the Tampa Bay locker room. But, through the first three years of his NFL career, the defensive end ha...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  14. Lovie Smith: Bucs not looking for quick fix

    Pat Yasinskas

    I thought Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht made a very nice statement last week when he said he didn't think it was fair to ask fans to be patient. Licht was talking about why the Buccaneers have been so active in free agency. Comi...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  15. Buccaneers' plan to win now has a chance

    Pat Yasinskas

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- There is a very good reason why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the NFL's most active teams in free agency. "We thought it would be unfair to ask the fans to be patient with us," general manager Jason Licht said at the N...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  16. 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