Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4th NFC South (1-5-0)

Founded: 1976

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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  • Bucs DE Bowers suspended for PED violation

    The NFL suspended Da'Quan Bowers for two games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end is eligible to return Week 10.
  • Lovie Smith on VJax: 'We're not trying to shop any of our players'

    Coach Lovie Smith said Monday the Buccaneers are not trying to shop any of their players. Is Tampa Bay willing to listen to offers for No. 1 wide receiver Vincent Jackson?
  • McCown returns to Bucs practice; Glennon handles first snaps

    Josh McCown returned to Buccaneers practice on Monday for the first time in a month. Who's more likely to be under center for Tampa Bay versus the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8: the veteran, or Mike Glennon?
  • Lovie Smith thinks Bucs can make run in second half

    Lovie Smith's first season as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hasn't gone as well as many expected. But Smith isn't ready to throw in the towel quite yet.
  • Bucs release Jeff Demps

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will release running back Jeff Demps from their practice squad, Ian Rapoport reported Monday. The team couldn't find a use for the U.S. Olympic track star.
  • Lovie: Bucs aren't as talented as they need to be

    After another embarrassing loss, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith wonders if he has the talent to run his team. Is Tampa Bay's defensive personnel truly the problem?
  • Saints rally to beat Bucs in overtime

    Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson did the heavy lifting in the Saints' overtime victory over the Buccaneers. Will the Saints snap out of their early-season malaise?
  • Bucs put aside horrific defeat to post epic win

    Just nine days removed from one of the worst losses in a franchise history littered with brutal defeats, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers responded with an inspiring late-game rally to win in Pittsburgh.
  • Lovie noncommittal on Bucs' starting QB

    Coach Lovie Smith was noncommittal Monday about sticking with Mike Glennon as his starting quarterback. Will the Buccaneers turn back to Josh McCown once his thumb is healthy?
  • Bucs' Mike Evans (groin) out 2 to 3 weeks

    Mike Evans was enjoying his best NFL game before leaving with a groin injury. The Buccaneers' rookie receiver will miss two to three weeks. When should Tampa Bay's first-round pick return to the field?
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 7 (7) Evans, Mike WR 
Rd 2, Pick 6 (38) Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TE 
Rd 3, Pick 5 (69) Sims, Charles RB 
Rd 5, Pick 3 (143) Edwards, Kadeem OG 
Rd 5, Pick 9 (149) Pamphile, Kevin OT 
Rd 6, Pick 9 (185) Herron, Robert WR 
Scoreboard more
Raymond James Stadium - Wk 6 1 2 3 4 T
Baltimore Ravens 28 10 7 3 48
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 0 10 7 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
4 Sun, Sep 28 @ Pittsburgh 27-24   W
5 Sun, Oct 05 @ New Orleans 31-37   L
6 Sun, Oct 12 Baltimore 17-48   L
7 Bye
8 Sun, Oct 26 Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
9 Sun, Nov 02 @ Cleveland 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Mike Glennon 142 81 986 7
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Bobby Rainey 54 262 4.9 1
Doug Martin 48 139 2.9 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Vincent Jackson 25 344 13.8 2
Mike Evans 21 258 12.3 2
Louis Murphy 16 206 12.9 2
Bobby Rainey 16 139 8.7 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/21 Solomon Patton (WR) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
10/21 T.J. Fatinikun (DE) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
10/21 Da'Quan Bowers (DE) Reserve/Suspended By Commissioner-Less than One Year (reserve/suspended by commissioner-less than one year).
10/21 Scott Solomon (LB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 3 3 1 .500
New Orleans 2 4 0 .333
Atlanta 2 5 0 .286
Tampa Bay 1 5 0 .167

Head Coach more

Lovie Smith

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Lovie Smith was named head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 31st year of coaching, after having spent nine seasons as the head coach of the Chicago Bears (2004-12). While with the Bears, Smith amassed a record of 81-63 (.563 win pct.), including three division titles, two NFC Championship Game appearances (2006 and 2010) and a berth in Super Bowl XLI. The AP Coach of the Year in 2005, Smith becomes one of only eight active NFL head coaches with at least 80 victories, and his 81 wins with Chicago are the third-most in Bears history.

Under Smith’s guidance, the Bears defense was one of the best in the NFL, allowing the third-lowest opponent passer rating, the fourth-fewest points per game, the fifth-fewest passing touchdowns and recording the second-most interceptions in the league during that time. Throughout his tenure, Chicago also enjoyed some of its best offensive success in team history, recording the third-most points in franchise history (427) during the 2006 Super Bowl campaign. In 2009, quarterback Jay Cutler set franchise records in completions (336) and attempts (555), while his 3,666 passing yards were the second -most in franchise history. In Smith's final season, the Bears boasted an offensive attack comprised of a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver for only the second time in team history.

Before taking over as Chicago's head coach, Smith spent three seasons with the St. Louis Rams as the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator (2003) and defensive coordinator (2001-02). Prior to his time in St. Louis, Smith spent four seasons tutoring linebackers in Tampa Bay as part of Tony Dungy's coaching staff, helping to create one of the league’s most dominant defenses of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Smith spent his first 14 years as a collegiate coach, working at Tulsa (1983-86), Wisconsin (1987), Arizona State (1988-91), Kentucky (1992), Tennessee (1993-94) and Ohio State (1995).

Smith and his wife, MaryAnne, are the proud parents of three children: Mikal, Matthew and Miles. A native of Big Sandy, Texas, Smith led the Big Sandy Wildcats to three consecutive state championships in high school and was all-state as a defensive end and linebacker. He went on to play collegiately at the University of Tulsa and was a two-time All-American and three-time All-Missouri Conference selection.

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