Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4th NFC South (2-14-0)

Founded: 1976

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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  • 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.
  • Did the Buccaneers tank in order to secure the top pick in the draft?

    Did they or didn't they tank? That's the question many are asking the day after the Buccaneers secured the top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft after blowing a 13-point fourth-quarter lead.
  • Bucs will pick first in 2015 draft after loss to Saints

    The New Orleans Saints needed a second-half rally to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But the Bucs' loss officially gets them the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
  • Packers sink Bucs, clinch playoffs

    The Packers clinched a playoff spot with a 20-3 win over the Buccaneers. MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers overcame a slow start to compile a nice day with the help of Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson.
  • Panthers outlast Bucs, move into first

    It wasn't pretty but the Carolina Panthers outlasted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-17 to win in Week 15. Derek Anderson was plenty good enough to win, and he's now 2-0 as a starter for Carolina.
  • Will Buccaneers turn back to Glennon at QB?

    The Buccaneers are undecided as to whether or not they'll reinstate Mike Glennon as their starting quarterback. What would the move say about 2015 and beyond?
  • Calvin Johnson explodes for Lions vs. Buccaneers

    Calvin Johnson had eight catches for 158 yards and a touchdown for Detroit as the Lions beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17.
  • Lions rout Bucs

    The Detroit Lions' defensive line toyed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense and tossed Josh McCown around all day like a rag doll in a 34-17 win for the Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.
  • Bucs release offensive coordinator Tedford from contract

    Offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford and the Tampa Buccaneers part ways, the team announced Friday afternoon. The former Cal coach has been on indefinite leave since September following a heart procedure.
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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Transactions more
Date Transaction
1/7 Crezdon Butler (CB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/5 Taylor Sloat (TE) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/1 Jeremiah Warren (G) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/1 Matt Patchan (T) 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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