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  1. This is what 'Buc Ball' looks like

    Pat Yasinskas

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Since his arrival in Tampa Bay, we've heard coach Lovie Smith talk a lot about "Buc Ball". But what that meant exactly never was very clear. On Saturday, we started to get a picture of what Smith's been talking about. His def...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  2. Observation Deck: Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said earlier this week that he wanted to see more sacks and takeaways. Mission accomplished. Tampa Bay's first-team defense forced three turnovers in Saturday's 27-14 victory a...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  3. W2W4: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) and the Buffalo Bills (1-2) play a preseason game Saturday afternoon at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Three things to watch: 1. This will be the game that will determine if the Bucs are content with the guards on their ro...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  4. Da'Quan Bowers knows he's on bubble

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers is a realist. A day after coach Lovie Smith implied that Bowers' roster spot could be in danger because of missed practice time due to a groin injury, Bowers said he knows what is at...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  5. W2W4: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1) host the Miami Dolphins (0-1) on Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium. Three things to watch: The revolving guards. The Bucs still don't know who their starting guards will be. Time is running short to select t...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  6. Buccaneers Camp Report: Day 10

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp: The camp with no controversy finally had a little bit Tuesday; just a little. It came during a goal-line drill at the end of practice. There was a p...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  7. Bucs activate DE Ronald Talley

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Buccaneers announced Sunday afternoon that defensive end Ronald Talley has been activated from the non-football-injury list. Talley had been out since the start of training camp. With the late start, he faces an uphill battle to...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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