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  • Brown fires back at Bruce Arians, Emmanuel Sanders on Twitter

    The Score "Antonio Brown fired back at Bruce Arians on Wednesday for the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach's comments about him, taking a jab at Denver Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders along the way. Arians called the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver a "diva" on Tuesday and..." January 16

  • “Real chance” defensive tackle Gerald McCoy cut by Buccaneers

    The Falcoholic "Former third overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft may see his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers end. After 123 games and an impressive 54.5 sacks, the 6-foot-4, 300-pound interior lineman may be on the lookout for a new team. This should be exciting..." January 16

  • Ex-Steelers OC Bruce Arians says Antonio Brown isn't same player Pittsburgh drafted

    ESPN "New Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians was offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers when Antonio Brown was a rookie. And speaking from afar, Arians doesn't like what's happening with the Steelers' All-Pro wide receiver. "There's too much..." January 15

  • Bruce Arians’ track record is one the Buccaneers haven’t seen before

    Bucs Nation "The excitement surrounding the Buccaneers’ hiring of Bruce Arians hasn’t worn off yet and it likely won’t for quite a while. The Tampa Bay fan base is understandably starving for success, having not seen a playoff game since the 2007 season. There’s no such thing as..." January 14

  • Shannon Sharpe: Jameis Winston ‘is equally as talented as Ben Roethlisberger’

    Tampa Bay Times "One quarterback is a two-time Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Famer. The other is trying to prove he deserves a second contract from the team that drafted him. But talent-wise, there's not much that separates the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger and the Bucs'..." January 14

  • He benefited from the Matt Bryant curse on the Bucs. Now he’s out to reverse it

    Tampa Bay Times "Nobody benefited from the Bucs' release of kicker Matt Bryant more than Keith Armstrong. Armstrong lived the reverse of the curse. For the past 10 seasons, Armstrong has coached special teams for the Falcons. While Bryant — who signed with Atlanta after the Bucs..." January 13

  • Bruce Arians wants DeSean Jackson back in Tampa Bay

    Pewter Report "Most fans and media members alike figured Bucs wide receiver DeSen Jackson had played his last game for Tampa Bay in 2018. Not so fast my friend. According to Ian Rapoport, that may not be the case. How successful Arians will be is still up in the air, but as..." January 12

  • Todd Bowles opens up about lack of minority coaches landing HC jobs

    Yardbarker "The NFL’s coaching carousel is starting to wind down, and out of the eight vacant head coaching jobs that were available, it appears only one minority coach will be hired heading into 2019. That one is New England Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores, who has yet to sign..." January 12

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Bruce Arians: We will build around Jameis Winston

    CBS Sports "Just because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a head coaching change entering 2019 doesn't mean they'll also make a quarterback change. A day after announcing Bruce Arians as Dirk Koetter's replacement and reportedly compensating the Arizona Cardinals in the process, the new..." January 09

  • Former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon reportedly helped recruit Bruce Arians to Buccaneers

    Tampa Bay Times "Bruce Arians needed some convincing. At 66, the retired former Cardinals head coach was interested in interviewing for the Bucs job. His trip to Tampa on Friday night, however,  became a recruiting. That's when the Bucs got an assist from Cubs manager Joe..." January 09

  • Todd Bowles decides to join Bruce Arians in Tampa Bay as his new defensive coordinator

    Yahoo! Sports "Todd Bowles, recently fired as the New York Jets head coach, had an interesting choice. If Bowles wants to be a head coach again, he had to be a coordinator again first. He was a fine defensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals; that’s why he got the shot to lead the..." January 09

  • Todd Bowles Still Deciding Between Bears & Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Jobs

    NFL Trade Rumors "A source tells Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune that Todd Bowles has not agreed to a deal with the Buccaneers to become their next defensive coordinator and is being considered for the Bears’ defensive coordinator vacancy now that Vic Fangio is being hired..." January 09

  • Bowles, Leftwich, Goodwin To Join Bucs’ Staff

    Pro Football Rumors "Bruce Arians is moving fast on his way to Tampa Bay. And Cardinals fans will recognize much of the Buccaneers’ new coaching staff. Todd Bowles will join Arians in Tampa and serve as the Bucs’ defensive coordinator, Albert Breer of SI.com tweets. Byron Leftwich and Harold..." January 08

  • If Bruce Arians can’t turn Jameis Winston around, nobody can

    Sportsnaut "Bruce Arians is reportedly wrapping up a deal to make him the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This hire has been in the works for some time now, and it really should be great news for Jameis Winston. Winston came into the..." January 08

  • Buccaneers hire Bruce Arians as next head coach

    NFL.com "Bruce Arians' retirement didn't last long. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing the former Arizona Cardinals coach to be their next head coach, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Arians will have a four-year deal with a fifth-year option, a source told..." January 08

  • Todd Bowles could reunite with Bruce Arians in Tampa Bay

    Yardbarker "Bruce Arians appears to be on the verge of being named the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he could be looking to get some of his old staff back together. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Todd Bowles, who was recently fired as head coach of the New York Jets,..." January 08

  • Bruce Arians, Buccaneers expected to negotiate head coaching contract

    Larry Brown Sports "It appears that Bruce Arians’ retirement from coaching in the NFL will only last one year, as the former Arizona Cardinals head coach is closing in on an agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs, who fired Dirk Koetter after the 2018 season, have reportedly zeroed in on..." January 08

  • Bucs make Bruce Arians take full physical, include his doctor as part of interview process

    Tampa Bay Times "One year after tearfully saying he wasn't "enjoying the game'' as much as he had in the past and retiring from the Cardinals, Bruce Arians appears ready to return to the sideline as the Bucs' head coach. Though the sides had not begun negotiations by early Monday..." January 07

  • Mike Evans replaces Julio Jones on Pro Bowl roster

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs will have a representative in this month's Pro Bowl after all. Wide receiver Mike Evans will take Falcons wideout Julio Jones' spot in the game, the Bucs announced on Monday. Evans previously was named a first alternate for the Pro Bowl, which will take..." January 07

  • Report: Buccaneers, Arians heading toward deal

    The Score "Bruce Arians appears to be the front-runner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coaching vacancy. While Arians and the Buccaneers have yet to agree on a contract, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that all signs point to the two parties finalizing a deal in the..." January 07

  • Bruce Arians ‘front-runner’ for Buccaneers job

    Larry Brown Sports "The odds certainly seem to be increasing that Bruce Arians’ retirement will be a one-year proposition. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Arians is the front-runner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coaching job, and they would not owe compensation to the Arizona..." January 05

  • “Good Chance” Todd Bowles Ends Up As Buccaneers’ DC If They Hire Bruce Arians

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josh Weinfuss of ESPN is hearing that it’s “very likely” Bruce Arians will try to reassemble the coaching staff he had with the Cardinals if he’s hired as the Buccaneers’ next head coach. Weinfuss mentions that there’s a “good..." January 05

  • Packers To Interview Todd Monken

    Pro Football Rumors "The Packers’ search to find Mike McCarthy‘s replacement has become quite extensive. Another candidate is now in the mix. Todd Monken will interview for the job on Saturday night, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (on Twitter). This makes nine candidates (so far)..." January 05

  • Report: Mutual interest between Bucs, Bruce Arians

    USA Today "For the second time in the last five years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be luring a head coach out of retirement. There is strong, mutual interest between the Bucs and former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Arians retired..." January 05

  • Buccaneers hope to make a big splash

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers need something to reinvigorate a franchise that can’t give away tickets to its games. And since it won’t be a new quarterback (for now), they’ll need to do it with a new coach. That’s the current plan. Per a league source, the Buccaneers fully..." January 05

  • Dirk Koetter: One thing keeping Jameis Winston from becoming elite

    Sportsnaut "Throughout his four years as quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jameis Winston has had plenty of struggles. And in the eyes of former head coach Dirk Koetter, Winston is failing to live up to his potential due to the ghastly amount of turnovers he has produced. Through four..." January 05

  • Brent Grimes says Bucs ‘disrespected’ him with low pay of $7 million to cover top receivers

    Tampa Bay Times "After only six games this season, Brent Grimes wanted to quit football and give the remainder of his $7 million salary back to the Bucs. That's what his wife, Miko, was loudly making clear to one of his agents on the other end of the phone in the team hotel at the Westin in..." January 05

  • Why the Buccaneers’ window for contention has closed

    Tampa Bay Times "Think the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just a coach away? The brass over at One Buc Place thinks so. It’d be nice if you played along, too. Get sucked into the coaching rumor mill. Pour over resumes. Refresh the @Buccaneers Twitter feed every 30 seconds to see whether the..." January 05

  • George Edwards finishes interview with Bucs

    Buccaneers "On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers interviewed Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator George Edwards for their vacant head coaching position. Edwards is the second candidate to be interviewed by Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht, who is leading the search for the 12th head coach in..." January 05

  • All-Pro Team: Donald, Mahomes among highlights

    NFL.com "Defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but he can now add another accomplishment to his decorated career. Donald, who led the league in sacks with 20.5, was the only unanimous choice to garner first-team All-Pro honors in voting by..." January 04

  • Report: Bucs sign former Packers QB Joe Callahan

    247 Sports "Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Joe Callahan is back in the NFL. According to Greg Auman of the Athletic, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Callahan to a reserve/futures contract. Callahan was not on an NFL roster during the regular season after being waived by the..." January 03

  • Conflicting reports emerge about Bucs’ interest in Brian Kelly

    Washington Post "One of the more intriguing names to emerge on this year’s coaching carousel popped up Tuesday, with David Haugh of 670 the Score in Chicago reporting that Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly is “a coach of interest to the Buccaneers.” Kelly interviewed with the Eagles after the..." January 03

  • Minkah Fitzpatrick’s ‘FitzMagic’ Trademark Was Denied Because It’s More Associated With Ryan

    Uproxx "Ryan Fitzpatrick might be the most beloved journeyman quarterback in the NFL. The Harvard alum — did you know Ryan Fitzpatrick went to Harvard?!? — has made stops in St. Louis, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Tennessee, Houston, New York, and most recently Tampa, and in most of those places he..." January 03

  • Report: Buccaneers have no plans to interview Brian Kelly

    Sportsnaut "A report earlier on Wednesday indicated that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were interested in hiring Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly in the same role mere days after they fired Dirk Koetter. On the surface, a Kelly-Buccaneers pairing would make some sense. Tampa Bay general..." January 03

  • 40 of 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018 were NFL games

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL dominated the American sports television landscape in 2018. Of the 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018, 40 were NFL games, according to Sports Media Watch. That includes the seven most-watched events of the year: The Super Bowl, the two conference..." January 03

  • Bucs to interview Cowboys' Kris Richard for HC job

    USA Today "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers already have multiple interviews set up to address their head coaching vacancy, and they’re adding another one to the list. Kris Richard of the Dallas Cowboys is the latest candidate who will interview with the Bucs, per NFL Network’s Ian..." January 02

  • Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly Emerges As Coach Of Interest In Bucs' Search

    670 The Score "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has emerged as a coach of interest to the Buccaneers in their search to replace Dirk Koetter, 670 The Score has learned. The Buccaneers fired Koetter on Monday after he went 19-29 in three seasons and enlisted the search firm Korn-Ferry to help identify..." January 02

  • Brian Flores To Meet With Browns, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Packers

    Pro Football Rumors "The latest Patriots bye week will bring quite the workload for linebackers coach Brian Flores. While he is still arranging his schedule, he has agreed to meet with the Browns, Buccaneers, Dolphins and Packers about their head coaching vacancies, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports..." January 01

  • Licht, Bucs Look Outward to Fill "Attractive" Coaching Job

    Buccaneers "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released a statement at 7:24 p.m. on Sunday night indicating that Dirk Koetter would be relieved of his head coaching duties. The message from team Owner/Co-Chairman Joel Glazer also stated that General Manager Jason Licht would be conducting the search for..." January 01

  • Bucs, Dolphins Request Interviews With Eric Bieniemy

    Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers and Dolphins have requested interviews with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, according to Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter). Bieniemy, 49, was among those recommended by the Fritz Pollard Alliance for head coaching consideration this year and should be a..." January 01

  • Bucs’ Jason Pierre-Paul: ‘We’ve got a lot of guys who just don’t keep it real’

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul stood at his locker Monday, a swarm of reporters around him, and shared his pride in maintaining a high level of play while battling through his most physically taxing season in the NFL. In his first season in Tampa Bay, Pierre-Paul — who..." January 01

  • Bucs GM Jason Licht: QB Jameis Winston Will Be Here Next Year

    Buccaneers "There are a multitude of decisions Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht and his staff will be making in the near future. One he clarified on Monday was the decision to retain quarterback Jameis Winston. The soon-to-be 25-year-old quarterback was in the fourth year of his rookie..." January 01

  • Bucs Request Interview With George Edwards

    Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers have requested an interview with Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards for their head coaching job, sources tell Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). Serving under Mike Zimmer, Edwards has had a significant role in game planning and has been in the mix for head..." January 01

  • Gerald McCoy seems to say goodbye to Buccaneers fans

    Bucs Nation "It certainly seems like an emotional Gerald McCoy just said his goodbye to the fan base of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the team’s 34-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. McCoy was drafted third overall in 2010 by the Buccaneers and has been with the..." December 31

  • Bruce Arians interested in coaching Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Clutch Points "Bruce Arians may not be out of football for very long. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Arians would consider the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head-coaching job, as he has a good deal of respect for Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht. Oddly enough, the..." December 31

  • Buccaneers fire Head Coach Dirk Koetter

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired head coach Dirk Koetter after the team’s second consecutive losing season and will now be looking for their 6th head coach in the last 12 years. The news was reported first by ESPN’s Adam Schefter Dirk Koetter was with the team..." December 30

  • Dirk Koetter doesn’t seem particularly confident

    Pro Football Talk "There hasn’t been an official announcement in Tampa. But it sounds like someone knows one is coming. Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, it seems Dirk Koetter might be resigned to his fate. Koetter said after Sunday’s loss there was an 11 a.m...." December 30

  • Bucs 'Intend' to Start Jameis Winston in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly plan to retain quarterback Jameis Winston and start him in 2019. According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, the Bucs leadership believes Winston is the "right man for the job" despite his inconsistency in 2018. Winston was..." December 30

  • The value of Gerald McCoy, to the Bucs and Tampa Bay

    Tampa Bay Times " Once the Bucs season ends Sunday, the focus will turn to the future, and with that comes the evaluation of every player. Production is paramount, especially in comparison to pay. But in anticipation of sweeping changes that often come following a losing season like this..." December 30