Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4th NFC South (2-14-0)

Founded: 1976

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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  • Bucs plan to be active in free agency

    Tampa Bay is looking to upgrade its roster. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said at the NFL Scouting Combine that the team plans to be active in free agency.
  • Bucs hint at a favorite between Winston, Mariota

    All signs point to Tampa Bay picking either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota No. 1 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. But the Buccaneers are keeping their preference between the two QBs to themselves.
  • Lovie: Glennon can be franchise QB

    Most mock drafts peg the Buccaneers in taking either Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston No. 1 overall. But coach Lovie Smith believes current quarterback Mike Glennon could lead Tampa.
  • Bucs release QB McCown after one season

    After just one season, the Josh McCown experiment has reached its end. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released the veteran quarterback Wednesday. Is McCown now the best QB on the market?
  • How will Bucs OC Koetter fare sans Matt Ryan?

    Dirk Koetter has his work cut out for him in joining the Buccaneers from the Atlanta Falcons, with no quarterback resembling Matt Ryan on the roster. Conor Orr breaks down the situation in Tampa.
  • Glennon generating buzz as Bucs trade candidate

    In a year without a big-name quarterback available in free agency, Mike Glennon is generating buzz as a trade candidate. What will the Buccaneers ask for in return for their backup QB?
  • Former Bucs OC Tedford said team told him not to return in 2014

    Jeff Tedford's health issues kept him from patrolling the Bucs' sidelines as offensive coordinator before the season. When he felt ready with five games left, Tedford said he was told to stay home.
  • Trestman-McCown reunion? Coach interviews for Bucs' OC job

    Josh McCown gave his career new life -- and his bank account a sweet upgrade -- after a season under Marc Trestman in Chicago. Could the pair be headed for a reunion in Tampa?
  • Opponents set for 2015 NFL season

    Two of the game's high-profile quarterbacks -- Tom Brady and Tony Romo -- will get a rare opportunity to face each other at AT&T Stadium in North Texas next season. See all 2015 opponents for every team here.
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
2/18 Varmah Sonie (DB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
2/12 Josh McCown (QB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
1/7 Crezdon Butler (CB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/5 Taylor Sloat (TE) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
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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