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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Dwindling Playoff Hopes

By Lucas McMillan For a brief stretch in the middle of the season, it looked like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had it all figured out. They won four straight, rolling over Minnesota, Oakland and San Diego. Doug Martin established himself as one of the premiere running backs in the NFL, and Josh Freeman rediscovered some […]

Tampa Bay Stays Hot with OT 27-21 Win Over Panthers

Sometimes your not going to win the way you would like, but for the Bucs, they will take Sunday’s result with glee as they topped the Panthers 27-21 in overtime. Josh Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in overtime to cap the comeback win that saw the Bucs rally from a late […]

Week 10: In Praise of Da Bears

By M3Swagger You may not know this, but Saturday Night Live was once funny. And, back in that day 20-plus years ago, while Mike Ditka was the NFL’s best, most-revered and most-feared coach, the show aired a skit that caricaturized his devotees, called the Super Fans. The discussion group dressed as Ditka and bestowed super-human […]

Gridiron Gab Rapid Recap: Bucs Rookie Back Martin Runs for 251 Yards in 42-32 Win Over Raiders

The Buccaneers seemed to find a formula for winning a week ago in Minnesota, and rode that same formula to another win Sunday in the Black Hole of Oakland. That formula – the running of rookie back Doug Martin. The back dominated Sunday, going off for 251 yards and four touchdowns, simply running past and […]

Huge Night for Bucs Rookie RB Martin Leads Tampa to 36-17 Win Over Vikings

Coming off a short week and a win over the Cardinals, the Vikings did little right on Thursday night, and suddenly they appear once again to have major problems, falling to the Tampa Bay Bucs 36-17. Their stout defense was shredded by Bucs rookie running back Doug Martin, who blistered the Vikings run D for […]

Gridiron Gab Week Eight Preview – Tampa Bay at Minnesota

Week eight starts with a NFC matchup between the Bucs and the Vikings, one team riding high at 5-2 while the other is coming off a tough last second loss at 2-4. The Vikings topped the Cards last week, with a defense that is quickly becoming one of the better ones in the NFC. They […]

Gridiron Gab Links – NFC Afternoon Edition 8/11

Running back Cedric Benson is in Green Bay and is expected to sign with the Packers, per sources according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. – ESPN Aldon Smith, who flirted with an NFL rookie record for sacks last season, left Friday’s game in the first quarter with a hip injury and did not return. Smith […]

Tampa Bay Inks First Round Pick RB Doug Martin

The Buccaneers have signed first-round pick Doug Martin to a five-year contract. The Boise State running back was the 31st selection in the draft and is expected to share the workload as a rookie with third-year pro LeGarrette Blount. Martin rushed for 3,431 yards and 43 touchdowns while averaging more than five yards per carry. […]