Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wiretap

Buccaneers Not Considering Quarterback Change

Oct 14, 2019 3:42 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not currently considering a quarterback change.

Jameis Winston threw five interceptions on Sunday.

"No. I look at the reasons why. What happened?" said Bruce Arians. "If it happens again, yeah, it'll concern the hell out of me."

Arians feels Tampa Bay's protection contributed to Winston's struggles.

"I think when you get hit -- I don't care if you're Tom Brady -- when you get hit early in games, it's different," Arians said. "And we got him hit early in the game, excluding the first play. We got him hit too much early in the game."

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Mike Tomlin, Todd Bowles, Eric Bieniemy Named Washington Candidates

Oct 7, 2019 11:30 AM

Mike Tomlin, Todd Bowles and Eric Bieniemy are three possible candidates for Washington's head coaching vacancy, according to a source close to Dan Snyder who is familiar with his thinking at the moment.

Washington fired Jay Gruden on Monday following a 0-5 start to the season.

Tomlin has been head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2007.

Bowles was previously head coach of the New York Jets and is currently defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bieniemy is offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Bruce Arians Wants Jameis Winston To Keep Playing 'Fearless'

Oct 1, 2019 9:43 AM

It may have taken a few weeks, but Jameis Winston is starting to look comfortable in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' new offense.

Winston threw for 385 yards, four touchdowns and one interception with a 120.5 passer rating on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

"He is just growing in the offense," Bruce Arians said of the quarterback. "I don't know if anybody's played better the last three weeks than he has."

In the past three weeks, Winston has thrown eight touchdowns to just two interceptions, one of the best stretches of his career.

"You have to play fearless, and that's one of my biggest messages to Jameis," Arians said. "Throw it. Don't worry about it, just throw it."

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Buccaneers Rework Jason Pierre-Paul's Contract

Sep 25, 2019 10:43 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jason Pierre-Paul have agreed to a reworked contract that includes reducing his compensation this season by around $3 million, according to a source.

The portion of his contract for next season was also eliminated.

Pierre-Paul suffered a neck injury in a car accident this past May.

He was placed on the non-football injury list, which means the Buccaneers were not obligated to pay him his full salary of $13.65 million.

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Cam Newton On Loss: All Fingers 'Pointing Back To Me'

Sep 13, 2019 7:45 AM

Cam Newton took the blame for the Carolina Panthers' 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.

He also insisted that his surgically repaired shoulder and recently injured foot were not to blame for his poor performance. Newton had 15 off-target throws, the most since Mitchell Trubisky in Week 7 last season, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

"Through my lens, it's hard to look defensive guys in the eyes after a game like this," said Newton, who completed 25 of 51 pass attempts for 333 yards and no touchdowns as the Panthers fell to 0-2 for the first time since 2013. "Offensively, we didn't hold up our end of the bargain.

"All fingers are just pointing back to me specifically on offense."

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Buccaneers Re-Sign Safety Andrew Adams

Sep 11, 2019 8:52 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed safety Andrew Adams.

Adams picked off Cam Newton three times last year. The Buccaneers face off against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.

The move comes after the Buccaneers placed safety Justin Evans on injured reserve because of an Achilles injury.

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Buccaneers Gave Jason Licht Five-Year Extension

Aug 17, 2019 7:38 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave general manager Jason Licht a five-year contract extension shortly after he hired Bruce Arians.

Licht has a 27-53 record in his five seasons as the team's GM.

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Gerald McCoy Unhappy Buccaneers Gave Ndamukong Suh His No. 93

Jun 20, 2019 10:58 AM

Gerald McCoy is upset the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave his No. 93 away so quickly to Ndamukong Suh after releasing him.

McCoy also feels disrespected by the lack of communication he had with the team's new coaching staff.

The Buccaneers released McCoy last month after nine seasons.

"I'm one of the best players to ever play in the organization. I'm going to say it -- usually I wouldn't, but I'm going to say it. It kind of shows the respect and how they feel about me," he said on FS1's "The Undisputed."

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Bruce Arians: Buccaneers Don't Need A Todd Gurley, David Johnson

Jun 17, 2019 8:35 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Bruce Arians as their new head coach in January.

His backfield includes Andre Ellington, Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones and he's content with the group.

"I like our backfield. I think it's [an] OK backfield. There's not a David Johnson or a Todd Gurley. But you don't need one," Arians said.

Arians added that he doesn't think the Buccaneers should "overpay for that position."

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Gerald McCoy Agrees To Sign With Panthers

Jun 3, 2019 5:56 PM

The Carolina Panthers have agreed to sign Gerald McCoy.

McCoy and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways this offseason.

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Ndamukong Suh Believes He Can Put Buccaneers 'Over The Top'
Ndamukong Suh recently signed with the Buccaneers and he's ready to make a difference.

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Ndamukong Suh Agrees To One-Year, $9.25M Deal With Buccaneers
Ndamukong Suh will replace Gerald McCoy on the defensive line for the Buccaneers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Patriots, Saints, Falcons, Bengals, Colts Interested In Gerald McCoy
Gerald McCoy and the Buccaneers parted ways this week.

Jenna Laine/ESPN

Ndamukong Suh Agrees To One-Year Deal With Buccaneers
Ndamukong Suh will replace Gerald McCoy at defensive tackle.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Buccaneers Release Gerald McCoy
The Buccaneers elected not to pay Gerald McCoy the $13 million he was owed for the 2019 season.

Rick Stroud/Tampa Bay Times

Jason Pierre-Paul Could Miss 2019 Season With Fractured Neck
Jason Pierre-Paul was in a single-car crash last week in South Florida.

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Browns Interested In Trading For Gerald McCoy
Gerald McCoy has been available for much of the current offseason.

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

RealGM Staff Report

Bruce Arians: 'You Draft For Need, You Get Fired'
Bruce Arians, who is heading into his first season as coach of the Buccaneers, believes that the best player available approach is the only one to take in the draft.

Kevin Patra/NFL

2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Bruce Arians Calls Buccaneers Schedule 'Ridiculous'
Bruce Arians isn't happy about the Buccaneers' regular season schedule, so much so that he reached out to the league office to voice his displeasure.

Jenna Laine/ESPN

Jameis Winston Claims Faith, Family Have Changed Him
Jameis Winston has had several off-the-field issues over the years.

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Bruce Arians: Chris Godwin Could Be 100-Catch Guy
Chris Godwin had 59 receptions for 842 yards and seven touchdowns in 2018.

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Buccaneers Sign Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert played for Bruce Arians with the Cardinals in 2017.

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Buccaneers Hire Two Female Assistant Coaches
The hires make the Buccaneers the first NFL team with two female coaches on staff.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Breshad Perriman Joins Buccaneers After Browns Acquire OBJ
Breshad Perriman agreed to joins the Browns on Tuesday, but those plans were scraped when the team acquired Odell Beckham, Jr. in a trade with the Giants.

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Eagles Acquire DeSean Jackson From Buccaneers
DeSean Jackson will get $13 million in guaranteed money on a restructured deal.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

DeSean Jackson, Eagles Have Mutual Interest
The Buccaneers are attempting to trade DeSean Jackson this offseason.

Jenna Laine, Tim McManus/ESPN

Buccaneers, Donovan Smith Agree Upon $41.25M Deal
The Buccaneers have agreed to a three-year, $41.25 million deal with starting left tackle Donovan Smith, according to a source.

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Buccaneers To Place Franchise Tag On Donovan Smith
Donovan Smith would make $14.067 million under the franchise tag.

Rick Stroud/Tampa Bay Times