Friday, November 17, 2017

Bucs Beat

Rick Stroud and Greg Auman

Bucs believe quarterback Jameis Winston will play again in 2017 regardless of their record

Bucs believe quarterback Jameis Winston will play again in 2017 regardless of their record

The Bucs want quarterback Jameis Winston to rest his injured shoulder at least through Sunday's game against the Dolphins and general manager Jason Licht has said it could be an extended period before he is under center.But Winston is expected to pla...
Published: 11/13/17
Bucs defense thrived by setting up third-and-long

Bucs defense thrived by setting up third-and-long

The Bucs went into Sunday's game with the Jets as the worst third-down defense in the NFL, but had a huge turnaround there, holding New York to just three conversion out of 15 third-down opportunities.The key? Playing well on first and second downs, ...
Published: 11/13/17
Bucs rookie Chris Godwin stepped up in Evans’ absence

Bucs rookie Chris Godwin stepped up in Evans’ absence

Bucs rookie Chris Godwin had big shoes to fill on Sunday, stepping in for his first career NFL start while Pro Bowl receiver Mike Evans was suspended.But Godwin came up big, with career highs of five catches for 68 yards, helping set up two field goa...
Published: 11/12/17
Jason Licht: Jameis Winston could be out an extended period of time

Jason Licht: Jameis Winston could be out an extended period of time

Quarterback Jameis Winston will miss the Jets and Dolphins games with a shoulder injury but there is no timeline for his return, meaning he could be out for "an extended period," general manager Jason Licht said Sunday.Winston saw his streak of 40 co...
Published: 11/12/17
Bucs GM: Jameis Winston could miss more than two games

Bucs GM: Jameis Winston could miss more than two games

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston could miss more than two games due to an injured right shoulder, Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht said Sunday."There is no time line on this," Licht said on the WDAE pregame show prior to the Bucs game against the...
Published: 11/12/17
Tackles Smith, Dotson and DE Ayers all active for Bucs

Tackles Smith, Dotson and DE Ayers all active for Bucs

After a week with both starting offensive tackles and both starting defensive ends held out of practice until Friday, the Bucs have dodged the injury bug relatively well for today's home game against the Jets.Tackles Donovan Smith and Demar Dotson ar...
Published: 11/12/17
Injuries may press Bucs backups into key roles on both lines

Injuries may press Bucs backups into key roles on both lines

If injuries do test the Bucs' depth at key positions on both lines Sunday against the Jets, unfamiliar names will have a chance to step into major roles as Tampa Bay works to end a five-game losing streak.Both starting offensive tackles were held out...
Published: 11/10/17
Jameis Winston had a shoulder exam from Dr. James Andrews? Yikes!

Jameis Winston had a shoulder exam from Dr. James Andrews? Yikes!

As if fears weren't heightened enough about the health of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, who will be shelved the next two weeks to let his injured right throwing shoulder heal, he revealed a visit Tuesday to see renown orthopedic surgeon Dr. James ...
Published: 11/08/17
Bucs’ Kevin Pamphile ready if needed again at left tackle

Bucs’ Kevin Pamphile ready if needed again at left tackle

Kevin Pamphile has played left guard all season, but when Donovan Smith was lost to a knee injury Sunday, it didn't take him long to feel comfortable playing left tackle for the second half."It's like riding a bike," said Pamphile, 26, who has spent ...
Published: 11/08/17
Grimes back, but Gholston, Ayers, Dotson, D. Smith sidelined

Grimes back, but Gholston, Ayers, Dotson, D. Smith sidelined

The good news? Bucs CB Brent Grimes was back at practice Wednesday after missing two games with a muscular injury in his shoulder and back.The bad news? Both starting offensive tackles and both starting defensive ends were sidelined as the Bucs prepa...
Published: 11/08/17