Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4th NFC South (2-14-0)

Founded: 1976

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
17.3(29th)
YDS
292.0(30th)
PASS YDS
206.1(25th)
RUSH YDS
85.9(29th)
(league rank)

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  • Bucs set to release Goldson, sign Conte

    03/11/2015
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are switching safeties. The team reportedly plans to release veteran Dashon Goldson to make room for former Lovie Smith favorite Chris Conte.
  • Bucs release Johnson, Collins

    03/11/2015
    Anthony Collins and Michael Johnson are leaving Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers announced that they have released the left tackle and defensive end.
  • Bucs shopping OT Collins, prepared to cut ties

    03/02/2015
    The Buccaneers are shopping offensive tackle Anthony Collins, per Ian Rapoport. Will the Bucs release their free-agent bust if they can't find a taker?
  • Should Buccaneers pick the best prospect or biggest need?    

    03/06/2015
    NFL Media's Jamie Dukes and Mark Kreigel debates if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should select Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston or USC defensive end Leonard Williams.
  • 2015 NFL Draft team-by-team rumors

    03/27/2015
    College Football 24/7 takes a look at the buzz surrounding each team leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, connecting prospects with their potential future NFL clubs.
  • Tampa signs LB Carter

    03/12/2015
    The Bucs announced Wednesday that they have signed outside linebacker Bruce Carter. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Carter inked a deal worth $20.5 million over four years.
Draft 2015 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 1 (1)  
Scoreboard more
Raymond James Stadium - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 0 7 0 16 23
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 17 0 0 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 23 @ Chicago 13-21   L
13 Sun, Nov 30 Cincinnati 13-14   L
14 Sun, Dec 07 @ Detroit 17-34   L
15 Sun, Dec 14 @ Carolina 17-19   L
16 Sun, Dec 21 Green Bay 3-20   L
17 Sun, Dec 28 New Orleans 20-23   L
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
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Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
3/26 Danny Lansanah (OLB) Exclusive Rights Signing (exclusive rights signing).
3/20 Sterling Moore (DB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
3/13 Bruce Carter (LB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/13 Chris Conte (DB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 7 8 1 .469
New Orleans 7 9 0 .438
Atlanta 6 10 0 .375
Tampa Bay 2 14 0 .125

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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  1. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 03:06 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is picked off for the third time today by Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Keith Tandy.

  2. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 02:17 p.m.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Charles Sims breaks out for the 8-yard touchdown run.

  3. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 02:13 p.m.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Charles Sims breaks out for a 20-yard run, but is tackled by his own teammate Tavarres King.

  4. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 01:49 p.m.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown hits wide receiver Mike Evans in the end zone for the 6-yard touchdown pass.

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