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  1. Gerald McCoy takes on his critics

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- While putting the blame for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 1-5 start on himself Tuesday, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy suddenly switched gears and took on critics. McCoy has been criticized on local radio for helping opponents up after p...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  2. Injuries taking toll on Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A few locker-room observations after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 19-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday. No one was putting blame on rookie receiver Mike Evans. He caught a deep pass and took a huge hit i...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Most memorable plays in Bucs' history?

    Pat Yasinskas

    At NFL Nation, we're doing a special project that's scheduled for July. The writers for all 32 teams are putting together a list of the most memorable plays in franchise history and, then, we'll ask readers to vote on the winner for each team. I'v...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  5. Bucs announce 11 assistant coaches

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Very quickly, Lovie Smith is putting together his coaching staff for the Buccaneers. We already knew Jeff Tedford was the offensive coordinator and Leslie Frazier the defensive coordinator. But the Bucs announced 11 more hires Thurs...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  6. NFL Power Rankings: Buccaneers No. 22

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we get ready for the start of the regular season, the Power Rankings are out and they have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ranked No. 22. Maybe the panelists are putting some stock into Tampa Bay's lackluster preseason, but I think they're ta...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  7. NFC South All-Money offense

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's that time of year when everyone is putting out all sorts of lists. Let's stay in that mode, but try to take you in a different direction. Let's unveil an All-NFC South team based solely on salary-cap figures for 2013. We're not talking about ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  8. Eight in the Box: Rookie eye-catchers

    Pat Yasinskas

    A first-year player who has turned heads in OTAs/minicamps: Atlanta Falcons: Second-round pick Robert Alford has made a very positive impression in the OTAs and could be putting himself in position to challenge for a starting cornerback spot. Firs...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  9. Eric Wright putting up a fight

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay cornerback Eric Wright reportedly is appealing the voiding of his $7.75 million guaranteed base salary for 2013. Wright's guarantee was voided after he served a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhanc...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  10. Cam Netwon: 'Year of the Ray-ven'

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made his Super Bowl prediction Friday with a witty tribute to one of the game's elder statesman. "I think it's the year of the Raven," Newton said. "When I say Raven, I'm putting the Y after ...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  11. Is Josh Freeman the answer?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Just about a month ago, Josh Freeman was making it look like he was the franchise quarterback the Tampa Bay Buccaneers never had before. Freeman and the offense were putting up big numbers and the Bucs were very much in the playoff race. But all t...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  12. Newton didn't win friends at Pro Bowl

    Pat Yasinskas

    Check out this column by Pete Prisco. It might shed some light on why Carolina quarterback Cam Newton has struggled in his second season, after putting together a record-setting rookie season. Prisco writes that Newton came across as arrogant and ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  13. Jaws: Josh Freeman becoming superstar

    Pat Yasinskas

    With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning and the offense putting up big numbers, a lot of people are jumping back on the Josh Freeman bandwagon. Count ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski as one of them. Jaworksi spent a lot of time s...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  14. Stock Watch: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Normally, Stock Watch contains a "falling" and a "rising" category. But, with all four NFC South teams winning in the same week for the first time all season, I couldn't justify putting anyone into the falling category. So here's a unique version of ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  15. Roy Miller quietly putting up solid numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    Here's a pretty amazing stat about the defensive tackles taken in the 2009 draft. Tampa Bay's Roy Miller has more tackles (88) than any other defensive tackle from that draft. Miller wasn't the biggest name at the time of the draft. Green Bay's...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  16. A potential flaw for the Atlanta Falcons?

    Pat Yasinskas

    As I said earlier, when the Power Rankings were released, I'm not really convinced the Atlanta Falcons are the best team in the NFL. It's not like I see anyone dramatically better and it's hard to argue with putting the league's only unde...

    Blog | October 16, 2012