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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)

Feb 8, 2016 10:41 AM

The New England Patriots are the favorites to win the 2016 Super Bowl at 9-1.

The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, while the team with the second best odds, the Carolina Panthers, lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

New England -- 9-1
Carolina -- 10-1
Seattle -- 11-1
Green Bay -- 12-1
Pittsburgh -- 12-1
Arizona -- 15-1
Cincinnati -- 15-1
Indianapolis -- 15-1
Denver -- 18-1
Dallas -- 24-1
Kansas City -- 25-1
Minnesota -- 25-1
Philadelphia -- 35-1
Baltimore -- 38-1
Giants -- 42-1
Jets -- 42-1
Buffalo -- 45-1
Houston -- 45-1
Atlanta -- 50-1
LA Rams -- 50-1
Washington -- 50-1
Miami -- 60-1
Detroit -- 60-1
Oakland -- 60-1
Chicago -- 65-1
New Orleans -- 65-1
San Diego -- 75-1
Jacksonville -- 85-1
San Francisco -- 110-1
Tampa Bay -- 110-1
Cleveland -- 200-1
Tennessee -- 220-1

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Buccaneers Not Interested In Trading Away Mike Glennon

Jan 31, 2016 11:43 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not interested in trading away Mike Glennon.

Glennon has previously been a starter at quarterback for the Buccaneers and is now Jameis Winston's backup. 

“I would hate to be in a position where your quarterback goes down for however many games it is and then you’re basically throwing the towel in, like a lot of teams did this year,” Licht said. “It wasn’t because they wanted to throw in the towel, that’s just the way it happened, without naming teams. Those were the same teams, a lot of them, that were inquiring about Mike Glennon at the time.”

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

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Buccaneers Hire Dirk Koetter As Head Coach

Jan 14, 2016 6:03 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dirk Koetter are finalizing a deal for him to become head coach.

Koetter joined the Buccaneers last season as offensive coordinator after three seasons in the same job with the Atlanta Falcons for the previous three seasons.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Titans Hire Jon Robinson As General Manager

Jan 14, 2016 11:48 AM

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to hire Jon Robinson as general manager.

Robinson has been director of college scouting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 2009. 

Robinson initially joined the NFL in 2002 with the New England Patriots.

The Titans have yet to hire a head coach.

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Dirk Koetter Considered Favorite For Buccaneers' Job

Jan 7, 2016 10:19 AM

Dirk Koetter has emerged as the favorite for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching job.

Koetter served as offensive coordinator of the Buccaneers in 2015 and the team's decision to fire Lovie Smith may have been motivated by wanting to keep him.

Koetter was drawing interest from other teams for head coaching interviews, including the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.

Koetter was offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons from 2012 until 2014 and previously served as a head coach in college with Boise State and Arizona State.

Jason Licht is heading the search for the Bucs' new head coach.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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Buccaneers Fire Lovie Smith As Head Coach

Jan 7, 2016 1:01 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired Lovie Smith in a surprising move.

Smith went 6-10 this season after the Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston first overall.

"After careful consideration, we informed Lovie that we have decided to make a change," Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer said in a statement Wednesday night. "I want to thank Lovie for his hard work and dedication to the Buccaneers during his time here."

A Bucs coach, when contacted by ESPN's Josina Anderson, said he was surprised by the news.

"Is this true?" said the coach, who wished to remain anonymous. "We all just met with Lovie individually today. This is strange. I wonder what happened."

Smith had replaced Greg Schiano in January 2014, agreeing to a four-year contract.

"This decision was difficult on a variety of levels," Glazer said in the statement. "I am disappointed that we were not more successful these past few seasons, but we are committed to doing what is necessary to give our fans the winning team they deserve. As we move forward, General Manager Jason Licht will oversee the process for finding our next head coach."

ESPN

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Washington To Hand Out 'You Like That?! Towels Before Playoff Game

Jan 6, 2016 12:11 PM

Washington will give out towels before their playoff game against the Green Bay Packers with the phrase "You Like That?!" written on it.

Kirk Cousins made the phrase famous after a come from behind win in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Walking toward the locker room after the game he shouted "You like that?!" to a reporter a few times.

The towels carry the logo for the International Justice Mission, a Washington evangelical Christian human rights charitable organization that Cousins supports.

ESPN

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)

Jan 5, 2016 2:40 PM

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2015 season ranked first in Football Outsiders' Total DVOA following their blowout victory of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks have now finished first in DVOA for four straight seasons, which is the first time the feat has been accomplished.

The Cincinnati Bengals rank second in Total DVOA ahead of the Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

These were also the five teams, the Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs, to finish the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Buccaneers Wouldn't Trade Jameis Winston For Any Other QB In NFL

Dec 17, 2015 8:06 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are thrilled with how Jameis Winston has played to start his career.

Winston, however, may throw 30 interceptions this season.

Jason Licht told Jeff Darlington of NFL.com he "wouldn't trade him for another quarterback in the league."

"We always had confidence, but I thought there was a chance [Winston] would throw over 30 interceptions his first year," Licht said. "I was willing to go through that, and so was Lovie.

"We knew we were going to struggle at times this year, but as long as that guy's future was bright, there was a lot of hope for us. And he's come along a lot quicker than I expected, to be honest with you.

"I wouldn't trade him for another quarterback in the league."

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft

Dec 16, 2015 2:08 PM

Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Tennessee Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

1. Titans: Joey Bosa
2. Browns: Paxton Lynch
3. Chargers: Robert Nkemdiche
4. Ravens: Jalen Ramsey
5. 49ers: Jared Goff
6. Cowboys: Jaylon Smith
7. Lions: Laremy Tunsil
8. Dolphins: Ronnie Stanley
9. Jaguars: Vernon Hargreaves III
10. Rams: Laquon Treadwell
11. Saints: Jarran Reed
12. Bears: DeForest Buckner
13. Buccaneers: Jack Conklin
14. Falcons: Myles Jack
15. Raiders: Tre'Davious White
16. Washington: Michael Thomas
17. Giants: Shaq Lawson
18. Bills: Taylor Decker
19. Texans: A'Shawn Robinson
20. Eagles: Sheldon Rankins
21. Colts: Kendall Fuller
22. Jets: Leonard Floyd
23. Vikings: Darron Lee
24. Steelers: Cameron Sutton
25. Chiefs: Reggie Ragland
26. Seahawks: Maliek Collins
27. Packers: Su'a Cravens
28. Broncos: Kenny Clark
29. Bengals: Will Fuller
30. Cardinals: Carson Wentz
31. Panthers: Emmanuel Ogbah
*No pick for Patriots

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Ohio State Hires Greg Schiano As Associate Head Coach, Co-DC
Greg Schiano has sat out of football following his dismissal by the Buccaneers in 2013.

Pete Thamel/Sports Illustrated

Kwon Alexander Facing Four-Game PED Suspension
Kwon Alexander ranks second on the Buccaneers this season in tackles.

ESPN

Bucs' Offense Youngest In NFL History
Jameis Winston will start at quarterback, along with other potential offensive starters in wide receiver Mike Evans, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, guard Ali Marpet and offensive tackle Donovan Sm

Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Gosder Cherilus Signs Two-Year Deal With Buccaneers
The Buccaneers needed to make a move at tackle following Demar Dotson's injury.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Lavonte David, Buccaneers Agree To Five-Year, $50.25M Deal
The new deal for Lavonte David includes $25M in guaranteed money, according to sources.

ESPN

Doug Martin Currently Buccaneers' Top Running Back
Doug Martin had a great rookie season but has struggled ever since with injuries and ineffectiveness.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

C.J. Wilson Released From Hospital After Fireworks' Accident
C.J. Wilson lost his index and middle fingers off of one of his hands.

Adam Caplan/ESPN

Jameis Winston Trying To Lose Weight Before Training Camp
Jameis Winston's weight was a topic for the media and fans earlier in the year, but he looked impressive during workouts.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Buccaneers Using Virtual Reality To Help Develop Jameis Winston
The system helps players develop the ability to keep up with the rapid pace of the NFL.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Buccaneers Claim Tim Wright
The Buccaneers traded Tim Wright to the Patriots last August.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Jameis Winston Working Out With Bucs' No. 2 Offense
Lovie Smith will make Jameis Winston earn the starting job from Mike Glennon.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Buccaneers Claim D.J. Swearinger
D.J. Swearinger will likely start alongside Chris Conte at safety.

Tyler Dragon/NFL.com

Jameis Winston Countersues Accuser
Jameis Winston is countersuing Kinsman for defamation, defamation per se and tortious interference with prospective business advantage.

Patrick Nohe/Tomahawk Nation

Buccaneers Had Marcus Mariota Rated No. 2
Peter King incorrectly reported the final big board of the Buccaneers.

Scott Reynolds/Pewter Report

Buccaneers Decline Fifth-Year Option On Doug Martin
Doug Martin will be eligible for free agency in 2016.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Bucs' Contract Forbids Jameis Winston From Playing Baseball
A relief pitcher, Jameis Winston was taken in the 15th round of the 2012 MLB draft.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Buccaneers Asked Jameis Winston To Delete Crab Legs Photo
Jameis Winston posted the photo wearing a Buccaneers' jersey and hat after he was drafted by the Buccaneers.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Eagles Could Bypass Titans At No. 2 With Buccaneers' Trade
The Buccaneers are planning on taking Jameis Winston, but receiving multiple pieces for the first overall pick would allow Lovie Smith and Jason Licht to quickly rebuild an entire team.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Leonard Williams Believes He Should Go First Overall
Leonard Williams is rated by RealGM's Jeff Risdon as the top overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Buccaneers Conducted Extensive Vetting Of Jameis Winston
Jason Licht said the Buccaneers "spoke to upwards of 75 people" about Jameis Winston.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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