Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Jameis Winston wins Pepsi Rookie of the Year award

    NFL.com "Jameis Winston has been named the 2015 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, as voted by the fans, Pepsi and the NFL announced Friday night. The Buccaneers quarterback was recognized during Pepsi Super Bowl 50 festivities in San Francisco, as well as online at nfl.com/rookies. Winston passed for..." February 06

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • Bucs announce 21% hike in season-ticket prices; first increase in eight seasons

    Tampa Tribune "For the first time in eight years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are raising the price of season ticket memberships. And the increase is significant. The Bucs, who have not reached the playoffs in the past eight seasons or posted a winning record in the past five, announced on Wednesday a 21..." February 04

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers raise ticket prices

    Tampa Bay Times "For the first time in eight years, the Bucs are raising season ticket prices, with an average increase of about 24 percent for the upcoming season at Raymond James Stadium. The team sent an email to season-ticket holders Wednesday afternoon announcing the changes. The Bucs — who had the second..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • State rejects Tampa Bay Buccaneers' bid for $12M grant to fund RayJay upgrades

    Tampa Bay Times "When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers asked the state in November for $12 million to help pay for improvements to Raymond James Stadium, the team’s applications was lacking the pizazz of its competition. The South Florida Stadium LLC (i.e. the Miami Dolphins), Daytona International Speedway, and the..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • Doug Martin: “You have to” give 100 percent in Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers running back Doug Martin might be headed for free agency. But first he’s in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, and Martin said this week he won’t be letting up when the pads come on Sunday night. “It’s a nice vacation setting but when it comes to playing the game, you have to go 100 percent,”..." January 31

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Vincent Jackson will stay a Buccaneers at nearly $10 million for 2016

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will bring back Vincent Jackson in 2016 at his full $9.8 million salary, according to Pewter Report. That's a bit of a surprise, given Jackson's lackluster performance in 2015, his age, his struggles with injury and the likely availability of a few quality wideouts in..." January 30

  • Bucs G.M. not interested in trading Mike Glennon

    Pewter Report "The drafting of quarterback Jameis Winston last year did not signal the end of Mike Glennon’s days as a Buccaneer. Nor did the fact that Winston showed durability in going wire-to-wire as a 16-game starter that threw over 4,000 yards and became a Pro Bowler as a rookie. Glennon will remain in..." January 29

  • Bucs OC Monken to make WR Evans’ drops a top priority

    Tampa Tribune "Todd Monken may be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator in name, but with head coach Dirk Koetter planning to call the offensive plays. Monken has another job he says is more important. Monken, who carries the dual title of coordinator/wide receivers coach, admitted during an..." January 29

  • Lawyers seek access to Bucs, NFL's Jameis Winston investigation

    Tampa Bay Times "As the Bucs prepared to draft Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in last year's NFL draft, the team touted the hundreds of hours it spent investigating the former Florida State star. What the Bucs found could soon become a part of a sexual assault lawsuit against their franchise..." January 29

  • Bucs Begin Contract Extension Talks With RB Martin

    Pewter Report "The Senior Bowl is not only a place where all 32 teams watch the best senior talent available in the NFL Draft as well as the NFL’s largest job market, it’s also a place where agents and general managers meet to begin preliminary contract talks. PewterReport.com has learned that such discussions..." January 28

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, CNBC.com reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • Buccaneers' Winston replaces Tom Brady at Pro Bowl

    The Score "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was named to the Pro Bowl on Monday. Winston replaces New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who elected not to participate in the game. " January 25

  • Florida State agrees to pay Winston accuser $950,000 to settle suit

    USA Today "Florida State has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit with Erica Kinsman, a former student who said she was raped by quarterback Jameis Winston in 2012. The settlement was announced by her attorneys on Monday, more than a year after she initially filed the complaint in federal court. FSU..." January 25

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • Bucs tap Monken as offensive coordinator

    Tampa Tribune "Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter has decided not to go it alone in running the team’s offense during the 2016 season. Though Koetter still plans to call offensive plays, he has hired former Southern Mississippi head coach Todd Monken to help him organize the attack and gave him the dual title of..." January 25

  • Dirk Koetter on coup accusations: '100 percent B.S.

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired Lovie Smith and promoted offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to the lead job. When subordinates overtake a boss, it's often defined as a coup. Koetter told NBC Sports Radio on Wednesday that speculation in league circles he used interest from Miami and San..." January 21

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Clete Blakeman to call Super Bowl 50

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is really not holding the whole flip-or-no-flip thing against Clete Blakeman. According to FootballZebras.com, Blakeman has been tabbed to referee Super Bowl 50, his first shot to officiate the final football game of the year. Blakeman just worked the divisional round game between..." January 20

  • Bucs DC Mike Smith promises flexible scheme, multiple looks

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Falcons coach Mike Smith knows something about the NFC South and the stockpile of talented quarterbacks in the division. So he promises to bring a 'flexible,' defense with 'multiple looks,' to the Bucs as defensive coordinator, a welcome departure from the staid Tampa 2. “It’s going to..." January 20

  • Bucs RB Martin Gets Early Vote Of Confidence

    Pewter Report "Free agency wheeling and dealing doesn’t begin until March but Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin picked up an early vote of confidence from his new head coach. The Buccaneers officially introduced Dirk Koetter as the franchise’s replacement for Lovie Smith with a Friday afternoon press..." January 19

  • Mike Smith named Buccaneers defensive coordinator

    NFL.com "Mike Smith was unable to land another head-coaching job this month, but he'll settle for the next best thing. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday that Smith will be the team's new defensive coordinator. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Smith had several options..." January 15

  • Reports: Bucs hiring Dirk Koetter

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers’ coaching search is over, per multiple reports, and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will be the team’s new head coach. A deal for Koetter should be finalized “soon,” Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported. That matched a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that said the sides..." January 14

  • Report: Jon Robinson front runner for Titans GM

    Music City Miracles "Jason La Canfora, who is often wrong on things when it comes to the Titans, is reporting that Jon Robinson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the front runner to become the Titans new general manager" January 14

  • Bucs Hire Koetter As 11th Head Coach In Franchise History

    Pewter Report "What many thought was just a formality after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired Lovie Smith last Wednesday night has become a reality after a week-long legitimate coaching search. Nineteen days after PewterReport.com called for Lovie Smith to be fired and replaced with offensive coordinator Dirk..." January 14

  • Report: Koetter lining up staff in case he gets Bucs job

    Tampa Tribune "The Cleveland Browns and New York Giants settled on new head coaches on Wednesday. Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers be the next team to name a new head coach? It’s starting to look that way. Citing an unnamed source, ProFootballTalk late Wednesday reported that Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk..." January 14

  • Titans, Bucs exec Jon Robinson agree to GM deal

    Tennessean "The Titans have agreed in principle to name Buccaneers executive Jon Robinson general manager, The Tennessean learned from a source close to the hiring process Thursday morning. The team will begin interviewing head coaching candidates Thursday. Robinson, a native of Union City, Tenn., was the..." January 14

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Source: Dirk Koetter is telling assistant coaches in Tampa he has the head coaching job.

  • Winston Picks Up First Post Season Honor

    Pewter Report "After setting franchise records for most passing yards (4,042) and touchdown passes (22) by a rookie, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was honored on Tuesday by Pro Football Focus as the winner of the 2015 PFF Rookie of the Year. While it isn’t as prestigious, it may be a more accurate honor as..." January 12

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12

  • Donald Trump Thinks All These Personal Foul Penalties Have Made Football ‘Soft’

    Uproxx "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Why? Because according to what he told a crowd of 2,000 supporters in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, the cherished national pastime of American Football has gone too soft — just like the great country of..." January 11

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Word is #Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter really impressed 49ers in interview Sat. Bengals OC Hue Jackson will meet with Niners today

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    League source: #49ers interviewed Bucs OC Dirk Koetter today.

  • Raiders' Khalil Mack makes history, named All-Pro at two positions

    CBS Sports "People outside Oakland who didn't know about Khalil Mack got their introduction to his talents when he sacked Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler five times in Week 14. On Friday, Mack made history when the Associated Press named him an All-Pro at two positions -- linebacker and defensive..." January 09

  • NFL plans to stream London games in 2016, Apple and Google in talks to buy rights

    New York Daily News "The National Football League is planning to live-stream all three games scheduled to be played in London next season, and Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc subsidiary Google are among the technology companies in talks to buy the rights to conduct the streams, said two sources familiar with the..." January 08

  • If not Dirk Koetter, where else might Bucs look for candidates?

    Tampa Bay Times "The Glazers have shown themselves to be unpredictable — a college coach, an unproven assistant, an established veteran or maybe a guy you deal two first-round and two second-round picks for. But here are five potential candidates with plausible ties to the Bucs and general manager Jason..." January 08

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    I'm told the #Bucs are scheduled to interview #Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin today for their head coaching vacancy.

  • Coach Rumors: Browns, Marrone, Giants, Bucs

    Pro Football Rumors "The Fritz Pollard Alliance, an organization that works with the NFL to ensure that minority candidates are considered – and hired – for coaching and front office jobs, has put out its list of recommendations for this offseason, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. As..." January 08

  • Beyonce Will Join Coldplay for Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

    ET Online "Coldplay will have a very high-profile guest star at the Super Bowl. Sources confirm to Entertainment Tonight that Queen Bey herself, Beyonce, will join the band on-stage during their halftime performance at Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Presumably, the group will deliver a live rendition of "Hymn..." January 08

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Bucs have informed DC Leslie Frazier his option will not be picked up for 2016.

  • Bucs GM: After eight wins in two years, we were patient enough

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht met the media on Thursday afternoon and called Wednesday one of the most challenging days of his career because of the decision to fire head coach Lovie Smith. Licht said that he spoke to Smith on the phone to give him some advance warning about what would..." January 07

  • Bucs fired Lovie by phone

    Pro Football Talk "When the Buccaneers fired Lovie Smith last night, they didn’t even call him into the office for a meeting with the Glazers (or the Bobs). According to multiple reports, the Bucs informed Smith he was fired via a phone call. Shortly after they called Smith, they announced the move to the..." January 07

  • Dirk Koetter to be promoted to Buccaneers head coach?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a surprising announcement Wednesday night that they have fired Lovie Smith as head coach. Smith helped improve the team from a 2-14 record in 2014 to a 6-10 season in 2015. With his resume of success in Chicago coupled with the positive steps in Tampa, a firing..." January 07