Roberto Aguayo, the most accurate kicker in college football history, for whom the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up to draft in the second round, is struggling in preseason and in practice. This is a real and interesting news story. It’s also one that I’ve felt unusual compunctions reading (and writing) about.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the most puzzling pick of this year’s NFL draft when they took Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round. Although they got their guy (well before they needed to) the team’s perceived value of him seems to have inadvertently screwed him.
The Buccaneers traded up to take kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round, because they suck. Eight minutes into Tampa Bay’s first preseason game tonight against the Eagles, they scored a touchdown—setting up Aguayo’s first professional extra point. Which he missed.
From the Tampa Bay Times comes an exceptionally endearing story about Buccaneers receiver Louis Murphy, who recently attended former college teammate Deonte Thompson’s wedding at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Fla. Turns out, if you have a bit too much to drink and fall asleep in the museum, you might end up locked…
The Undefeated has published a soft-focus profile of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston that is so remarkably bad that I honestly don’t understand how or why it ever saw daylight.
Are you ready for the Jameis Winston rehabilitation tour? Winston did his part in getting it started by putting together a decent rookie campaign—nobody cares about cleaning up a crappy player’s image—and now it’s up to the ever-deferential NFL media to tell us all about What Jameis Winston Learned, before finally…
Monken turned the program around after they went from 12-2 to 0-12 in one season. Bummer for Southern Miss.
The Buccaneers’ somewhat surprising termination of Lovie Smith is a little less of a shock, now that some rumors are shaking out: it seems like it has less to do with Smith (though his mediocre record and unsuccessful personnel moves didn’t do him any favors) and more with Bucs ownership’s love of current offensive…
In a surprising move, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they had fired second-year head coach Lovie Smith. The announcement:
This NFL season has been a cornucopia of myriad interesting officiating calls, and Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans decided to finish the regular season with dessert by getting ejected for disrespecting an official:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Jorvorskie Lane broke his leg in the first quarter of today’s game after teammate Joe Hawley fell on it while Lane was blocking Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis.
One of the most sinister things that came to light in the Jameis Winston case was how Florida State and local police protected athletes accused of sexual assault. A former FSU administrator admitted as much last month in a deposition, and the stunted investigation into rape allegations against Winston certainly…
Kwon Alexander, a rookie linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will reportedly face a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, according to the Tampa Tribune. The length of Alexander’s suspension is four games because that’s the mandatory amount of time for all players on…
A North Palm Beach man was arrested after yesterday’s Giants win in Tampa, and police say he was attempting to set fire to the huge Buccaneers flag that flies over team headquarters.
Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is commonly known as “Muscle Hamster,” but he really hates that nickname. We’ve covered this before. This week, Martin revived his plea to give him any other nickname. That’s not how it works.
If Bernard Pierce played for the Buccaneers, he would have done a good job on this punt from Saturday’s game, because Bobby Rainey returned the ball for 58 yards. Alas, Pierce is still on the Jaguars, so his play makes no sense.
The second-worst team in football last season was blessed to open their campaign against the worst team in football. Both of them had shiny new quarterbacks, and are a year removed from flimsy, bottom-three defenses. That’s where the similarities stopped. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota stomped on the Buccaneers’…
Seems Buccaneers fans are a bit impatient, as it took all of two quarters for them to boo their new starting quarterback.
Poor Doug Martin finds himself in the unenviable position of owning a very unique nickname that everyone else seems to enjoy, but that he himself despises. Martin started his Stop Calling Me “Muscle Hamster” campaign years ago, and God bless him, he’s still going strong.