Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4th NFC South (6-10-0)

Founded: 1976

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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  • Winston wins Pepsi ROY award

    Jameis Winston has been named the 2015 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, as voted by the fans, Pepsi and the NFL announced Friday night.
  • Report: Bucs will keep Vincent Jackson at full salary

    The Buccaneers reportedly plan to keep Vincent Jackson at his full $9.77 million salary for 2016. Will Jameis Winston benefit from stability in his wide receiver corps going forward?
  • Reasons for hope for every non-Super Bowl team

    Broncos and Panthers fans are living the dream, but what about the 30 other teams sitting home on Super Bowl Sunday? Marc Sessler offers a reason for hope for every club left out in the cold.
  • Koetter on coup rumors: '100 percent B.S.'

    Dirk Koetter has heard the chatter that he might have staged a coup in Tampa Bay, forcing out Lovie Smith to take the top job. The new Buccaneers coach said that is "total, 100 percent B.S."
  • Bucs interview Koetter for HC

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers interviewed offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter for their head coaching position Tuesday. Koetter is the favorite to the land the job after his work with Jameis Winston in 2015.
  • Licht: Bucs 'patient enough' with coach Lovie

    One day after the firing of coach Lovie Smith, Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht made it clear that Tampa Bay is a patient organization -- but one that has its limits.
  • Drafting franchise QB doesn't grant job security

    The Buccaneers surprisingly terminated Lovie Smith on Wednesday night. NFL coaches now know that drafting a future franchise quarterback grants zero job security, Conor Orr writes.
  • Koetter emerges as front-runner for Bucs

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired their third head coach in five years. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has been drawing interest from NFL clubs this offseason. Is he destined to become Tampa Bay's next coach?
  • Bucs fire coach Lovie Smith

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday night that they would not retain second-year head coach Lovie Smith. Could a Dirk Koetter promotion be in the works?
  • Twitter reaction to Lovie Smith's surprise firing

    The Buccaneers fired coach Lovie Smith after just two seasons and players were shocked. Check out what defensive leader Lavonte David had to say.
Draft 2016 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 9 (9)  
Scoreboard more
Bank of America Stadium - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 0 7 0 10
Carolina Panthers 0 24 7 7 38
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 29 @ Indianapolis 12-25   L
13 Sun, Dec 06 Atlanta 23-19   W
14 Sun, Dec 13 New Orleans 17-24   L
15 Thu, Dec 17 @ St. Louis 23-31   L
16 Sun, Dec 27 Chicago 21-26   L
17 Sun, Jan 03 @ Carolina 10-38   L
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Player (Pos) Injury
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Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
2/5 Kyle Brindza (K) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
2/4 Al-Hajj Shabazz (DB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/6 Matthew Masifilo (DE) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/5 Josh Allen (C) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
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Team W L T Win %
Carolina 15 1 0 .938
Atlanta 8 8 0 .500
New Orleans 7 9 0 .438
Tampa Bay 6 10 0 .375

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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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