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Is ASJ’s future in jeopardy?

It’s bad enough when a player has to overcome adversity coming back from an injury. It’s also bad when a player is fighting to keep his name relevant. Put both together and you have a player where his future with his team is in doubt. That’s the position Buccaneers’ tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is in. …

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Tightends coach Jon Embree talks Sefarian-Jenkins

One of the biggest enigmas on the Bucs roster is tightend Austin Sefarian-Jenkins. The former Huskie and 2nd round pick for the Bucs has shown flashes of brilliant talent but has struggled to stay on the field for much of his first two seasons as a Buccaneer. He was impressive in the season opener against …

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at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 20, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mike Smith has high praise for Jameis Winston

Mike Smith has only been with the Buccaneers since mid January when new Head Coach Dirk Koetter named him the teams defensive coordinator. He’s only had a few chances to work against the teams offense, but has had nothing but praise for QB Jameis Winston and thinks going against him in practice will help improve a …

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06 DEC 2015:    Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) is still excited after throwing a touchdown to give the Bucs the lead with minutes to go during the NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.  (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)

Winston, others named to an All-Under 25 Team

The love is continuing to flow in for the Tampa Bay franchise. USA Today’s Steve Ruiz released his “All-Under 25” team to highlight the best young players in the NFL, and three Buccaneers made the cut. Franchise quarterback Jameis Winston, WR Mike Evans, and LB Kwon Alexander all were selected to the team. Winston was …

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Proof why the Aguayo complaints are comical

I can’t stress enough how bad it is to follow advanced stat sites like PFF and a couple others. Ever since a team scout sarcastically told me a few years back that the work those sites do is “cute” and teams don’t pay much attention to their grading and statistic systems I stopped paying attention …

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noahmug_17141349_8col projects 3 Bucs inside the top 100 rookies

  The Bucs have been getting a lot of mixed reviews about their draft day from the media, and recently gave them some love by projecting 3 Buccaneers to be inside the top 100 rookies for the 2016-2017 season. Those 3 players are CB Vernon Hargreaves III, DE Noah Spence, and The Bay Cave’s favorite kicker, …

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Lavonte David’s stats validate how bad Bucs’ defense was

Former head coach Lovie Smith was supposed to bring defensive dominance to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Instead, he turned an already bad defense into an even worse one. Many refused to believe this but it was true. The “defensive minded” Smith brought more aggravation than success. His personnel decisions, his lineups, his playcalling and his …

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Dirk Koetter has a designated “game management” coach

On Wednesday, Buccaneer head coach Dirk Koetter talked to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole about a wide range of topics, from Koetter’s coaching roots to his relationship with Jameis Winston. As always, Koetter gave insightful, articulate answers, and it was overall a good look inside the brain of the Buccaneer coach. Oddly enough, it was a …

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“Stop sleeping on the Bucs”

Remember when I came out and predicted the Bucs would be in the Super Bowl for the 2016 season? I was referred to as being as delusional as they come. I toned it down a bit and later predicted a 10-6 record immediately after the schedule was released. Still, many chose not to believe. Since …

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Bucs sign four players from rookie mini-camp

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed four players to their 90 man roster that participated in the rookie mini-camp over the weekend. Those players are receiver Andre Davis, linebacker Micah Awe, defensive tackle Travis Britz, and tackle Kelby Johnson. Andre Davis was a member of the Bucs practice squad last season and played locally at …

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