Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4th NFC South (--)

Founded: 1976

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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  • Lions trade George Johnson to Bucs

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded with the Detroit Lions for restricted free agent defensive end George Johnson. The Lions had contested the Bucs' offer. That arbitration now becomes moot.
  • Lovie Smith: 'We haven't seen the true Doug Martin'

    Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still believe in Doug Martin? Coach Lovie Smith gave the impression that the team has yet to see the running back play to his true skill level when speaking with team suite holders.
  • Lions' George Johnson signs three-year offer sheet with Bucs

    Detroit Lions defensive end George Johnson signed a three-year offer sheet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Will Detroit match the offer?
  • Projected first-round offensive tackle works out for five NFL teams

    Pittsburgh offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings, a likely first-round pick in the 2015 draft, has had private workouts with five NFL clubs, including the Cleveland Browns.
  • Jets, Bucs, Chargers, Redskins schedule visits with Mariota

    It's no secret the New York Jets could be in the market to draft Marcus Mariota and they're not hiding from that fact with a number of key players heading to Oregon to work out the QB. Who else is looking at the signal-caller?
  • Bucs set to release Goldson, sign Conte

    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

    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

    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?
  • 2015 NFL Draft team-by-team rumors

    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

    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)  
Rd 2, Pick 2 (34)  
Rd 3, Pick 1 (65)  
Rd 4, Pick 10 (109)  
Rd 5, Pick 26 (162)  
Rd 5, Pick 32 (168)  
Rd 6, Pick 8 (184)  
Rd 7, Pick 1 (218)  
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
1 Sun, Sep 13 Tennessee 4:25 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 20 @ New Orleans 1:00 PM ET
3 Sun, Sep 27 @ Houston 1:00 PM ET
4 Sun, Oct 04 Carolina 1:00 PM ET
5 Sun, Oct 11 Jacksonville 1:00 PM ET
7 Sun, Oct 25 @ Washington 1:00 PM ET
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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
4/15 George Johnson (DE) No Offer Sheet Executed (no offer sheet executed).
4/15 George Johnson (DE) Traded (traded).
4/9 Larry Dean (LB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
4/8 Ben Gottschalk (C) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 0 0 0 .000
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000

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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