Seattle record on the road a 50/50 adventure
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5, 2nd NFC South) know that they will have their hands full this weekend as they welcome the Seattle Seahawks (7-2, 1st NFC West) but, the chances that they can pull out a win are at least 50-50 as the Seahawks are 2-2-1 on the road.
Head Coach Dirk Koetter knows that the key will be the Seahawks defense and hopes they can come up with a game plan to thwart it.
When you watch Seattle on film, that’s who we want to be. That’s who we want to be like,” Koetter said. “They’ve been doing it for a long time and even though they’ve been to the top, they still play extremely hard. We pride ourselves on being a team that plays hard. It’s a great example, all our guys have to do is turn on the tape and watch. We’re playing a good football team and we know it. We’re looking forward to the competition.”
There are still plenty of great seats and affordable tickets available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend!!
Buccaneers looking to erase last weeks loss from mind
The secondary was torched by the Raiders last weekend to the tune of 513 yards and four touchdowns by Derek Carr and still the Bucs had opportunities to win.
“They tried to give us the game — two missed field goals and all those penalties,” Tampa Bay tackle Demar Dotson said. “We didn’t take it.”
“Totally unacceptable, no doubt about it,” said Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith. “Some of them are missed leverage and missed tackles, there were some that were short throws that we did not tackle well, there were some that we had miscommunication where we had the wrong guy hung on the receiver when he shouldn’t have been there. So, there’s a myriad of things that we have got to get better at. And I don’t think we should try to blame it on one player, one group. We work in tandem.
Now comes another top performing quarterback in Matt Ryan, who is having the best year of his career. With a QB rating of 115.8, Ryan has passed for 2636 yards and 19 touchdowns to only four interceptions.
Even though the Buccaneers have won three straight against the Falcons to include this year’s season opener, Ryan has his team humming at a high rate right now.
“Their offense has always been good. It looks like they’ve finally settled on who their second and third receivers are, they’ve kind of found their role. They’ve really developed the two running back system. The one second guy (Tevin Coleman) might be out — he was out last week — but what an explosive player that he’s turned into, much more so than last year, and (Devonta) Freeman’s been good the whole time.”
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab a friend and grab your seats and help cheer on your Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend!
Team cuts down to 77 players
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston played like he was in mid-season form going 16-25 for 259 yards and two touchdowns in one half of work against the Cleveland Browns in a 30-17 win Friday evening. His counterpart, Robert Griffin III completed 8-14 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. RG III had a familiar face on the receiving end as beleaguered player Josh Gordon made his preseason debut for the Browns but will still be out the first four games of the season for violation of drug policy.
“I feel really good to be out there with my teammates, my brothers, Gordon said. “It was uplifting.”
Bucs receiver Mike Evans had five receptions for 115 yards including a 34-yard touchdown from Winston. Kicker Roberto Aguayo recovered from his less than stellar prior performances where his missed three kicks and kicked field goals of 48, 21 and 27 yards on top of his three extra points.
“I had to focus, lock in and do what I used to do at Florida State,” Aguayo said. “On the professional level, you can make 30 kicks in a row, miss one and the one miss is all they’re going to talk about. I’m glad I went out and did my job. I’m very happy to help the team.”
The next game for the Bucs will be against the Washington Redskins on September 1st. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available for that and all regular season games so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Tampa Bay Buccaneers!
When Noah Spencer was drafted with the 39th overall draft selection, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers knew exactly whom they were going after. Spencer, a one time Buckeye, finished out his college career with Eastern Kentucky becoming an FCS All American in his senior year. RB Coach Tim Spencer’s son played with him before his ejection from Ohio State.
“He’s a pleasant young man,” Spencer said. “I didn’t get to talk to him much, but I get to talk to him now, to find out what type of kid he is.”
The defense will be led by new Coordinator Mike Smith who is tweaking the defensive package to become a “flexible” 4-3 based scheme.
“We’re looking for as much flexibility as we possibly can, to be able to scheme against our opponents, to be able to prepare for injuries,” Smith said Thursday. “You have to have multiple guys prepared at different positions.”
The Bucs kick off the preseason on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles before returning home to face the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are already available for all preseason and regular season games. Get yours today and help cheer on your Tampa Bay Buccaneers!
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to even up the series match up against the Houston Texans to two wins each. The two teams have met three times with the Texans holding a 2-1 edge.
After keeping the New Orleans out of the win column last week, the Bucs still have a lot of work to do with Jameis Winston who recovered from a terrible week 1 (16-33 for 210 yards, 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s 2 sacks) to stun the Saints 26-19 by going 14-21 for 207 yards and a touchdown, as well as a touchdown on the ground…good for a 114 QB rating.
The Bucs will be facing a Texans team without the services of RB Arian Foster who is recovering from an groin injury that kept him out of the loss to the Panthers.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get out on the road and support and cheer on your Tampa Bay Buccaneers!
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers season continues its downward spiral as they lost their sixth game in a row and eight out of their last nine games. The Atlanta Falcons used the Bucs to stop their own losing skid.
“It’s been too long since we won a game. It’s always better when you come out on the right end, so we’ll enjoy it,” Quarterback Matt Ryan said after throwing for 219 yards and one touchdown without an interception. “But we also know with the way the division is shaking out, we’re right in the mix.”
The Buccaneers will have a slightly easier time against the 3-6 Washington Redskins who are coming off a 3-point loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours now!
Let’s face it. This game was way over at halftime when the score was 35-0. Matt Ryan lived up to his nickname of Matty Ice after he started the game with a pyrotechnic to the eye and finished with Maddenisque stat line of 21-34 for 286 yards (221 in the first half) and 3 touchdowns with a final score of 14-65.
As good as the Falcons offense was, their defense was on the same page with the Buccaneers held to 121 yards passing with 1 touchdown and only 60 yards rushing and the special teams highlight was Devin Hester’s record breaking kick return for a touchdown with “Neon” Deon Sanders in attendance.
The Bucs will face the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 28th. Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still available. Get yours now!!
So much has changed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise over the course of the last year. Long time team owner Marc Glazer passed away on May 18 of this year just as the team put in place a new General Manager, Jason Licht and a new Head Coach, Lovie Smith. Add in a new starting quarterback in Josh McGowen and this could prove to be an interesting year for the Bucs.
The Buccaneers open the season on the road Friday August 9th against the Jaguars. Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still available! Get Yours now!
Good or bad, massive change has taken place during the off season for the Tampa Bay Bucs. New General Manager (Jason Licht) new Head Coach(Lovie Smith), new Quarterback (Josh McCowen), new uniforms, and a roster that has little resemblance to last season’s.
With so many questions about what the team will actually be able to do, one has been quietly answered in the off season. That is, the quarterback position.
“McCown looks like he’s played a couple of years in this game,” Anthony Casillas said . “It’s a strong comparison, but he reminds me of Drew (Brees), not just the way he throws the ball, but his approach to the game. The first one in, the last one out, he’s always around. He’s very communicable, very personable. And you can tell he’s a born leader.
Another notable change for the offense will be the running game, which ranked last in total offense in the league last season. The team is currently carrying six running backs including two rookies including Brenden Bigelow and Charles Sims.
Whatever the outcome, you can be there to witness it! Plenty of cheap tickets and great seats are still available for the preseason and upcoming season. Get yours now!