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  1. 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
  2. Fact or fiction: Offense

    Pat Yasinskas

    On Wednesday, we played a game of fact or fiction with issues surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense. Now, let's switch over to the offense: 1. Josh McCown is a good enough quarterback to lead the Bucs to the playoffs. Our take: Fact. ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  3. Bucs have little 'dead money'

    Pat Yasinskas

    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik's tenure did not include a playoff berth. But, in hindsight, Dominik scored a major victory in one regard. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Bucs have the least "dead money" in the ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Roger Goodell believes expanded playoffs could still be competiti...

    Pat Yasinskas

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that a proposal to expand the playoffs by two teams would not water down the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2014
  6. Bucs should keep approach to salary cap

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- In the final analysis, Mark Dominik's five-year term as general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was not a success. The Bucs never made the playoffs and had only one winning season. But I think it's wrong to categorically call Do...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  7. Bucs made wrong call on Michael Bennett

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- As long as we're talking about former Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the playoffs (like we did with LeGarrette Blount), let's talk about Michael Bennett. He's the defensive end the Bucs let walk into free agency last spring. He signed with...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  8. Bucs preparing for 'playoff' game

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- It's coming in Week 17, but I think Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano is making one of his smartest moves of the season. Although Tampa Bay's postseason hopes disappeared long ago, Schiano is encouraging his team to treat Sund...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  9. Midseason Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- When the season started, there was some talk that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could contend for a playoff spot. After all, they added all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis and Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson in the offseason. The Bucs ...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  10. Bucs have made playoffs after 0-3 start

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- After an 0-3 start, a lot of people are writing off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' playoff chances. That's logical since only 3 percent of the teams to start 0-3 have made the playoffs since the NFL went to its current postseason format ...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  11. Buccaneers can't afford 0-3 start

    Pat Yasinskas

    If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose to the New England Patriots on Sunday, they pretty much can forget about ending up in the playoffs. The Bucs already are 0-2. According to ESPN Stats & Information, only 12 percent of teams to start 0-2 since 1990 ...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Saints 16, Buccaneers 14

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A few thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 16-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What it means: The Saints improve to 2-0. Since 1990, 63 percent of the teams that have started 2-0 have gone to the playoffs. Tampa Bay falls to 0-2...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  13. Power Rankings: Saints at No. 13

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we head into the first week of the regular season, the ESPN.com Power Rankings are out and the New Orleans Saints came in at No. 13. You can do the math, but 12 teams make the playoffs. It seems our voters view the Saints as being a team right ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  14. Saints season prediction: 9-7

    Pat Yasinskas

    Sean Payton is back, and that means the New Orleans Saints will be back in the playoffs. The coach was suspended last season and his absence, along with the myriad distractions of the bounty scandal, took a huge toll on the Saints. They finished 7...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  15. Roddy White: Sherman talks too much

    Pat Yasinskas

    Go ahead and circle your calendar for the Week 10 game between the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks. The hype for the rematch of last season's playoff game already has started, thanks to Atlanta receiver Roddy White and Seattle cornerback Rich...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  16. Revis puts Bucs step closer to playoffs

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Giving up a 2013 first-round draft pick (and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2014 that could become a third-round pick) and handing $16 million per year to one guy generally is the type of move reserved for a team that thinks it's o...

    Blog | April 21, 2013