The sense of urgency in Tampa — which has slowly decended on the Buccaneers during a nine-game losing streak — might be too late.
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The season has snowballed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to the tune of seven straight losses. The disappointing season has made the up-and-coming vibe of last year’s team a distant memory, and has left many wondering if coach Raheem Morris is on the hot seat.
Ahmad Bradshaw could return Sunday. That’s good news for both the Giants and fantasy owners, especially with injuries to WRs potentially limiting New York’s offense.
Matthew Stafford was practicing on Wednesday, but he split reps with Shaun Hill — a red flag for fantasy owners.
Earnest Graham is finished for the year with a torn Achilles’ tendon, but with Tampa having a Week 8 bye, it should give LeGarrette Blount enough time to get healthy.
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Arian Foster, Carson Palmer, Chicago Bears, Cliff Avril, Jeff Darlington, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh, New York Jets, NFL Network, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Stephen J. Dubner, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tim Tebow
The Tim Tebow era got off to a memorable start in Miami Sunday, where the former Florida Gator looked terrible for three and a half quarters before rallying the Broncos to turn a 15-0 deficit with 2:39 left into an 18-15 overtime win.
Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Antonio Gates, LeGarrett Blount, Roy Helu, Ryan Torain, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tim Hightower, Washington Redskins
LeGarrette Blount has been ruled out, Antonio Gates is still on track to play and Joe Theismann casts his lot with Ryan Torain in today’s edition of Three and Out.
After his second concussion of the season, Jahvid Best is being advised to sit out the rest of the season leaving a hole in both the Lions and fantasy owners’ rosters.
Let’s examine the games since the NFL began playing regular-season contests across the pond four years ago and see what we can glean for Sunday and going forward for future contests in England.
In honor of the Bears traveling across the pond this week to play the Buccaneers in London, let’s call this a “shephard’s pie chart.”
Posted: Thursday, October 13th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Eye in the Sky, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Playbook, Sean Lee, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
As we will highlight in our “Tale of the Tape” this week — the Giants versus the Bills — we take particular interest in if and how a defense can get to the quarterback.
With Julio Jones out of action this week, it seems unlikely that the Falcons will rely on just one receiver to take his place.
Posted: Monday, October 10th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, aubrayo franklin, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chris Hoke, Chris Johnson, Darrelle Revis, DeSean Jackson, George Wilson, Green Bay Packers, Jackie Battle, Jason Avant, Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs, Kyle Wilson, LeGarrette Blount, Marshall Newhouse, Marshawn Lynch, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Patrick Peterson, Patrick Willis, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Tom Brady, Wes Welker
Another exciting week of games on Sunday – which means another interesting day of Monday tape study.
Posted: Friday, October 7th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Eye in the Sky, Antonio Smith, Atlanta Falcons, Bryan Bulaga, Buffalo Bills, Chris Johnson, DeSean Jackson, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, J.J. Watt, Jeremy Maclin, LeGarrette Blount, Leodis McKelvin, Marshall Newhouse, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Patrick Willis, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Playbook, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans
One of the best matchups of the weekend has to be football’s version of the “Running of the Bulls,” a ground-and-pound contest between Texans RB Arian Foster and Raiders RB Darren McFadden.
There was a point in the first half of Monday night’s Colts-Buccaneers game when cameras spotted Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis both on the sidelines during a Tampa Bay possession. And it was no surprise that Josh Freeman used that opportunity to start throwing the football deep.