Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4th NFC South (2-12-0)

Founded: 1976

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

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  • 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.
  • Bucs' too many men foul leads to Bengals' win

    The Tampa Buccaneers were caught with 12 men on the field, negating a field-goal opportunity late in the game. Find out why Marvin Lewis deserves credit for the Cincinnati Bengals' 14-13 victory on Sunday.
  • Chicago Bears rally to defeat Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Matt Forte gobbled up the yards on the ground, and Chicago's defense made several big plays at key moments.
  • Bears top Bucs in Lovie's return

    The Chicago Bears scored 21 straight points in the second half, capitalizing on two Josh McCown turnovers to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 21-13, in Lovie Smith's return to Soldier Field.
  • Doug Martin's days with Bucs numbered?

    Doug Martin is in danger of dropping to third or fourth on the Buccaneers' backfield depth chart. Is the organization preparing to part ways with their former rookie sensation?
  • Mike Evans dominant in Bucs' easy win over Redskins

    Rookie Mike Evans went over 200 yards receiving with two touchdowns in a 27-7 win by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field. Here's what else you need to know.
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
Bank of America Stadium - Wk 15 1 2 3 4 T
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 3 0 7 17
Carolina Panthers 6 3 7 3 19
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 1:00 PM ET
17 Sun, Dec 28 New Orleans 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Clinton McDonald (DT) Q - Hamstring
Dashon Goldson (S) Q - Shin
Mason Foster (LB) Q - Achilles
Kevin Pamphile (T) Q - Ankle
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Josh McCown 278 158 1944 10
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Bobby Rainey 94 406 4.3 1
Doug Martin 105 369 3.5 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Mike Evans 59 948 16.1 11
Vincent Jackson 66 931 14.1 2
Louis Murphy 31 380 12.3 2
Bobby Rainey 33 315 9.5 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
12/17 Lawrence Sidbury (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
12/17 Varmah Sonie (DB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
12/16 Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
12/16 Crezdon Butler (CB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 6 8 0 .429
Carolina 5 8 1 .393
Atlanta 5 9 0 .357
Tampa Bay 2 12 0 .143

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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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