Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4th NFC South (1-3-0)

Founded: 1976

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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  • Bucs put aside horrific defeat to post epic win

    Just nine days removed from one of the worst losses in a franchise history littered with brutal defeats, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers responded with an inspiring late-game rally to win in Pittsburgh.
  • Lovie noncommittal on Bucs' starting QB

    Coach Lovie Smith was noncommittal Monday about sticking with Mike Glennon as his starting quarterback. Will the Buccaneers turn back to Josh McCown once his thumb is healthy?
  • Bucs' Mike Evans (groin) out 2 to 3 weeks

    Mike Evans was enjoying his best NFL game before leaving with a groin injury. The Buccaneers' rookie receiver will miss two to three weeks. When should Tampa Bay's first-round pick return to the field?
  • Bucs shock Steelers

    Mike Glennon led the Buccaneers to a stunning last-minute victory over the Steelers on Sunday. Will the Bucs stick with Glennon at quarterback going forward?
  • Bucs' McCown expected to miss at least Week 4

    Josh McCown is expected to miss Sunday's game versus the Steelers -- and could be out even longer. Will backup signal-caller Mike Glennon have a chance to keep the Buccaneers' starting job?
  • Bucs OC Tedford taking leave from team due to medical condition

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford is taking a leave of absence from the team due to his medical condition, which hasn't improved since he returned to the staff.
  • Bucs reportedly work out Terrelle Pryor

    Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the market for another quarterback. Could Terrelle Pryor be coming to town while the season's initial starter Josh McCown is on the mend?
  • McCown to have second opinion, could have ligament damage

    The Buccaneers face a few crises -- most notably at the quarterback position. With Josh McCown to have a second opinion on his thumb, there is concern that he could miss a few weeks with ligament damage.
  • Lovie Smith 'embarrassed' by blowout loss that will leave a 'scar'

    Lovie Smith's Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- by his own admission -- were a no-show Thursday night in a 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. For the team, the rout is a 'scar' that will never go away.
  • Devin Hester, Matt Ryan power Falcons over Bucs

    Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 20th return for a touchdown, Matt Ryan tosssed three TD passes and the Atlanta Falcons dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14 on Thursday night.
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
Heinz Field - Wk 4 1 2 3 4 T
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 0 7 10 27
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 7 7 0 24
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
2 Sun, Sep 14 St. Louis 17-19   L
3 Thu, Sep 18 @ Atlanta 14-56   L
4 Sun, Sep 28 @ Pittsburgh 27-24   W
5 Sun, Oct 05 @ New Orleans 1:00 PM ET
6 Sun, Oct 12 Baltimore 1:00 PM ET
7 Bye
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Mark Barron (S) Limited Pract - --
Larry English (DE) Did Not Pract - --
Mike Evans (WR) Did Not Pract - --
Mason Foster (LB) Limited Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Mike Glennon 66 38 423 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Bobby Rainey 41 199 4.9 0
Jorvorskie Lane 2 56 28 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Mike Evans 17 203 11.9 1
Vincent Jackson 13 134 10.3 2
Bobby Rainey 13 118 9.1 1
Brandon Myers 13 107 8.2 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/30 Ian Thompson (TE) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
9/30 Carlos Fields (LB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
9/25 Josh Allen (C) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/25 Mike Kafka (QB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 2 2 0 .500
Atlanta 2 2 0 .500
New Orleans 1 3 0 .250
Tampa Bay 1 3 0 .250

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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