Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4th NFC South (2-9-0)

Founded: 1976

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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  • Chicago Bears rally to defeat Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Matt Forte gobbled up the yards on the ground, and Chicago's defense made several big plays at key moments.
  • Bears top Bucs in Lovie's return

    The Chicago Bears scored 21 straight points in the second half, capitalizing on two Josh McCown turnovers to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 21-13, in Lovie Smith's return to Soldier Field.
  • Doug Martin's days with Bucs numbered?

    Doug Martin is in danger of dropping to third or fourth on the Buccaneers' backfield depth chart. Is the organization preparing to part ways with their former rookie sensation?
  • Mike Evans dominant in Bucs' easy win over Redskins

    Rookie Mike Evans went over 200 yards receiving with two touchdowns in a 27-7 win by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field. Here's what else you need to know.
  • Are Bucs weeding former All-Pro safety Goldson out of defense?

    Is safety Dashon Goldson joining Doug Martin on the list of stars falling out of favor with the new Buccaneers regime? Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier might be tipping his hand.
  • Seferian-Jenkins confronted about Instagram snap

    Austin Seferian-Jenkins did the Captain Morgan pose after a touchdown Sunday. That led to a penalty, followed by an even worse decision on social media. Bucs coach Lovie Smith wasn't thrilled.
  • McCoy: Bucs are 'a very undisciplined team'

    Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is fed up with Tampa Bay's penalties. But after five straight losses and four more road games on the horizon, is his frustration universal for the Buccaneers?
  • Falcons snap 5-game skid

    Julio Jones crossed the century mark Sunday, amassing 119 receiving yards off eight grabs as the Atlanta Falcons got back in the win column, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-17.
  • Lovie: Glennon still quarterback of the future for Bucs

    After switching to Josh McCown on Wednesday, coach Lovie Smith insisted Mike Glennon is still the Buccaneers' quarterback of the future. Should we believe the coach?
  • Glennon says he's been benched for McCown

    Mike Glennon said Tuesday that he has been told Josh McCown will start this week's game versus the Atlanta Falcons. Is coach Lovie Smith making the right call for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
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
Soldier Field - Wk 12 1 2 3 4 T
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 10 0 3 13
Chicago Bears 0 0 21 0 21
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
10 Sun, Nov 09 Atlanta 17-27   L
11 Sun, Nov 16 @ Washington 27-7   W
12 Sun, Nov 23 @ Chicago 13-21   L
13 Sun, Nov 30 Cincinnati 1:00 PM ET
14 Sun, Dec 07 @ Detroit 1:00 PM ET
15 Sun, Dec 14 @ Carolina 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Lavonte David (LB) Did Not Pract - --
Brandon Myers (TE) Did Not Pract - --
Charles Sims (RB) Limited Pract - --
Luke Stocker (TE) Did Not Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Mike Glennon 203 117 1417 10
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Bobby Rainey 93 395 4.2 1
Doug Martin 69 193 2.8 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Mike Evans 49 841 17.2 8
Vincent Jackson 48 678 14.1 2
Louis Murphy 27 355 13.1 2
Bobby Rainey 31 274 8.8 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/25 Quinton Pointer (DB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
11/25 Denicos Allen (OLB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/25 Cameron Brate (TE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
11/25 Cameron Brate (TE) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Atlanta 4 7 0 .364
New Orleans 4 7 0 .364
Carolina 3 7 1 .318
Tampa Bay 2 9 0 .182

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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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