Alexander Knows One Speed for Pro Bowl

The last time it looked like the Pro Bowl could be turning a corner away from its ever-mounting offensive explosions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks was the game’s MVP. That trend reversal didn’t hold, as it turned out, but maybe it will this year, and Brooks could once again

Pro Bowl Rewind: Bucs’ Killer Bs

Last January, the NFL’s Pro Bowl left Hawaii for Orlando, Florida, relocating nearly 5,000 miles from its home for 35 of the previous 37 years. In a way, however, that game was more of a departure in style than location. Amid concerns that the league’s annual all-star game had become a glorified

Practice Squad Pays Off for Bucs

In 2016, just after Thanksgiving, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were looking for an answer at cornerback. Jude Adjei-Barimah, the team’s nickel back for much of the season, had been suspended, former second-round pick Johnthan Banks had been released and former starter Alterraun Verner was away dealing

2017 Player Recap: Gerald McCoy

It may seem that defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had a down year in 2017 production-wise, but upon further examination he undoubtedly had himself a Pro Bowl-worthy season, which, you know, might be the reason he was selected to his sixth straight Pro Bowl this year. It’s true that McCoy didn’t

2017 Player Recap: Brent Grimes

The Tampa Bay defense finished the season with 26 takeaways, tied for the seventh-most in the NFL. Since the start of the 2016 season, the Bucs have 55 takeaways, which is tied for fourth-most in the NFL during that span. Thirty of those takeaways have…

2017 Player Recap: Lavonte David

The exclamation point on linebacker Lavonte David’s 2017 season is the multiple forced fumbles and fumble recoveries he had this season. He had five of each. David’s five forced fumbles tied for the second-most by any player this year in the NFL. His five fumble recoveries led the league. His

Streaking Into 2018

As you may have heard, the last catch Mike Evans made in 2017 was a big one. Evans got 16 yards on a deep out to the left sideline with 37 seconds left in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season finale against New Orleans. Those were 16 critical yards in the Bucs’ incredible, game-winning, 95-yard drive

2017 Player Recap: Mike Evans

Tampa Bay had 18 different players score touchdowns in 2017. The Buccaneer offense finished the regular season fourth in passing yards and set franchise records in pass attempts (605), pass completions (378), pass yards per attempt (7.61), net passing …

Jameis Winston Turns 24 with Records in Hand

Jameis Winston will turn 24 on Saturday, raising this little dilemma: What do you get the man who already has 69 NFL touchdown passes? Prior to Saturday, Winston had been averaging three NFL touchdown passes per year he’s been alive, as long as you round that last year down. That wouldn’t be