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First win in Tampa
The stage was set for Gm Derek Ferrara to make his PFL debut . As game time rolled around You could hear the excitement from the bucs locker room . As Ferrara gave his first ever speech to the players he was about to lead out on to the field for the very first time . Focus and determination was on the face of every Buccaneers player as they entered the tunnel . As the players ran out on to the field Tampa bay fans exploded with joy to finally have something to cheer about . With the hiring of Ferrara the Buccaneers organization has become a contender. Going against a great coach like Mr. Brick , Ferrara had his work cut out for him . You could see how the players rallied around Ferrara and followed his direction. As the game went on the atmosphere at the Raymond James stadium was electric with every inch the buccaneers gained . And finally Zach Mettenberger was able to find a wide open Derrick Robinson in the corner of the endzone , To put the Buccaneers in front of the visiting New England Patriots. It was a great defensive battle . But Tampa was able to edge the visitors and secure a victory with time management.
Forum Discussion (by Captain Comeback on 01/14/2018) Replies - 4 :: Views - 88
Bucs take a step closer
It was a exciting Wednesday morning for the Buccaneers organization. 8 am Derek Ferrara was named the General Manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fans in Tampa bay could not be more excited . When asked about the current state of the franchise Ferrara responded , I will evaluate every player and every coach on this team and make the necessary steps to make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a competitive team in this league. When asked about the talent on the roster Ferrara responded , Some GMs have different views on talent , Next man up .
Forum Discussion (by Captain Comeback on 01/11/2018) Replies - 2 :: Views - 97
New era for Buccaneers
Today the Bucs introduce general manager Pat Johnson(billwalshjr) as their headcoach and gm. Johnson has a history in the PFL that dated years back and is now back to shake things up. We will be aggressive as we have always been. We will play hard defense and run the ball at will. Its really about trying to starting an aggressive no none sense bully mentality. We are starting off on a 4-5 record but firmly believe playoffs are possible.

Forum Discussion (by Bill Walsh Jr. on 02/21/2017) Replies - 5 :: Views - 885
Bucs Can't Overcome Turnovers
You knew it would be bad when the Bucs stop the Lions on their first drive, then drive it all the way down the field, only to fumble on the Lions goal line after the WR Sparks looked like he was going in. It was downhill from there. Another fumble by a WR, this time on my end of the field late in the first half, resulted in 14 Lions points and that was the difference. 4 Bucs turnovers to 0 for the Lions. Oh well, look ahead to next week.
Forum Discussion (by Scoresmore on 01/21/2016) Replies - 1 :: Views - 607
Bucs Focused on Today
The Bucs got past a tough Seattle team in week 4 by the score of 34-27. It was a tough fought battle and the Bucs were a little disappointed in their defense. The defense played well from a turnover perspective, but gave up too many yards and too many points.

The focus now turns to an undefeated Bengals team, currently ranked #1 on the power grid. What do the Bucs think about a game like that?

"We can't worry about records or rankings. Everyone is beatable. We also can't play games before they arrive. By that I mean that you have to stay focused on the NEXT opponent, the one right in front of you. I look ahead at our schedule and I see a tough road, but today is tough enough, so I keep my focus right there."

The Bucs would like to be undefeated, but 3-1 is not a bad start. They hope to keep it going next week against Cincy.
Forum Discussion (by Scoresmore on 11/11/2015) Replies - 3 :: Views - 1008
Bucs Bounce Back
After a division loss to the Carolina Panthers in week 2, the Bucs needed a bounce back win against division rival Atlanta. They got just that with a tremendous performance by 2nd year quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Mettenberger was 17-22 (77%) for 239 and 3 TD's with 0 interceptions. Sammy Watkins hauled in two scores, Marcus Sparks averaged 30 yards per catch, and rookie Jaelen Strong continues to play well. The running game of Bell and Lattimore combined for 110 yards. The defense was in bend but don't break mode, surrendering 269 yards but only 13 points.

The Bucs face Seattle next week.

Forum Discussion (by Scoresmore on 11/06/2015) Replies - 2 :: Views - 859
Bucs inconsistent on offense but get the win
The Bears played some really good defense. The Bucs started off strong on offense and then took about a quarter and a half off. When they needed a final drive they got it, though. Mettenberger hit rookie Jaelen Strong (who started off strong) with his second TD hookup of the day (both to Strong). Tampa held on and take a 20-10 week 1 win on the road.
Forum Discussion (by Scoresmore on 10/20/2015) Replies - 1 :: Views - 834
Buccaneers Look to Bounce Back
The Bucs won a division title in Coach Caldwell's first season. They suffered a major end of season slide to miss out in season #2. The Bucs are ready for Caldwell's season 3 and hoping to make some noise in the upcoming year.
Forum Discussion (by Scoresmore on 10/19/2015) Replies - 2 :: Views - 1040
Bucs come up short and start to slide
The Bucs were trailing 17-0 when they decided to pull the rookie QB and go with Fisher. With less than 1:40 to go in the game they had a 21-20 lead and had to punt. As the Jets had done all game long, they got key first downs on 3rd downs and nailed a 39 yard FG to win the game with 0 on the clock. Tough loss for the Bucs.
Forum Discussion (by Scoresmore on 06/30/2015) Replies - 1 :: Views - 865
Bucs drop one to the Rams
In what felt like a combination of rust (2 weeks off) and turnovers (I think 5 of them), the Bucs could not overcome a very good Rams offensive approach. I struggled to stop them all day. I was successful a few times, coming back from a 10 point deficit to take a 14-10 halftime lead, but in the end the rookie QB interceptions did me in. Congrats to the Rams, and the Bucs will look to recover next week.
Forum Discussion (by Scoresmore on 06/23/2015) Replies - 3 :: Views - 1386

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At A Glance
BUCCANEERS FRONT OFFICE
GM Captain Comeback
Head Coach D.Koetter
Offensive Coordinator H.Edwards
Defensive Coordinator R.Crennel
Special Teams G.Blache
Salary $130.85M
Cap Penalty $15.66M
Cap Room $6.49M

INJURY REPORT
PLAYER POS OVR LENGTH
Buccaneers Anthony Kent QB 87 10 weeks
Buccaneers Zach Mettenberger QB 94 7 weeks
Buccaneers Derrick Robinson WR 74 3 weeks

NFC South
RNK TEAM W-L-T PCT DIV
#5 Falcons Falcons 7-2-0 0.778 1-0
#9 Panthers Panthers 6-4-0 0.600 2-1
#12 Buccaneers Buccaneers 6-4-0 0.600 1-1
#21 Saints Saints 3-6-0 0.333 0-2

BUCCANEERS SCHEDULE
WK DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT
1 Sun at Dolphins Dolphins #26
Won 30-16
2 Sun vs Bears Bears #8
Lost 17-21
3 Sun at Vikings Vikings #15
Won 20-14
4 Sun vs Giants Giants #17
Lost 14-28
5 Thu vs Patriots Patriots #25
Won 19-13
6 Sun at Cardinals Cardinals #31
Won 30-24
7 Sun at Bills Bills #6
Lost 21-22
8 Sun vs Panthers Panthers #9
Lost 13-35
9 Sun at Saints Saints #21
Won 31-26
10 Sun vs Jets Jets #18
Won 31-28
12 Sun at Falcons Falcons #5 N/P
13 Sun at Packers Packers #11 N/P
14 Sun vs Lions Lions #32 N/P
15 Mon vs Falcons Falcons #5 N/P
16 Sun at Panthers Panthers #9 N/P
17 Sun vs Saints Saints #21 N/P