Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2nd NFC South (1-3-0)

Founded: 1976

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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  • Bucs release Demps, Wright

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have let go of former Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps and safety Major Wright.
  • Bucs cut Barth

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut kicker Connor Barth on Friday. The move leaves unproven Patrick Murray to carry the kicking duties.
  • As RGIII and Cousins sit, McCoy leads 'Skins to win vs. Bucs

    Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden rested RGIII and Kirk Cousins in Thursday night's 24-10 preseason-ending victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Buccaneers season preview: Horror show on O-line

    The Buccaneers drafted receiver Mike Evans to give Josh McCown another tall target to pair with Vincent Jackson. But is that enough to overcome a shaky offensive line this season?
  • Bucs OC to miss preseason finale after undisclosed procedure

    Jeff Tedford underwent a medical procedure Monday and will miss the team's preseason finale. The Buccaneers' new offensive coordinator was hand-picked by Lovie Smith this offseason.
  • Pats trade Mankins to Bucs, acquire TE Wright

    It was no secret Tampa Bay's biggest weakness was the offensive line. The Bucs addressed that issue in a trade, nabbing Logan Mankins from the Patriots for Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft pick.
  • Bucs: Mike Evans fight no issue

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Mike Evans responded to a video posted Friday night of a nightclub brawl in Miami that involved Evans, which the rookie receiver says is from March.
  • Bucs keeping Tedford's 'fun' offense under wraps

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't shown much of their new offense under Jeff Tedford. What can we expect from Doug Martin and Co. once the regular season begins?
  • 'Good game' for Matt Moore as Dolphins down Buccaneers

    Backup quarterback Matt Moore led the Miami Dolphins on two touchdown drives in a 20-14 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.
  • Bucs RB Sims (ankle) out 12-14 weeks

    Buccaneers running back Charles Sims will miss 12-14 weeks after undergoing ankle surgery. Was the rookie set for a major role in Jeff Tedford's offense?
  • Bucs sign former Charger Larry English

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added some depth along the defensive line in the form of former San Diego Chargers first-round pick Larry English. English will move from linebacker to defensive end.
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 4 1 2 3 4 T
Washington Redskins 3 7 7 7 24
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 0 10 0 10
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Fri, Aug 08 @ Jacksonville 10-16   L
P2 Sat, Aug 16 Miami 14-20   L
P3 Sat, Aug 23 @ Buffalo 27-14   W
P4 Thu, Aug 28 Washington 10-24   L
1 Sun, Sep 07 Carolina 4:25 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 14 St. Louis 4:05 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Mike Glennon 41 24 271 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Jeff Demps 41 120 2.9 0
Doug Martin 21 68 3.2 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Louis Murphy 8 99 12.4 0
Mike Evans 5 96 19.2 1
Vincent Jackson 7 68 9.7 1
Austin Seferian-Jenkins 4 54 13.5 0
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Date Transaction
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000
Carolina 0 0 0 .000
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000

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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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