2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Bucs are an organization that seems to be trending the right way with Lovie Smith at the helm. But for this season, don't expect great things just yet. They'll have a hard time getting to .500. The defense still has plenty of holes and the quarterback situation is a concern. Until a franchise quarterback emerges for this team, the Bucs might struggle to make the playoffs.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
He probably shouldn't be a considered a breakout candidate because he already had a big season but last year was a big disappointment for running back Doug Martin. He battled injury and didn't do much even when he was playing. But the Bucs were a mess as a team and the offensive line didn't help matters for him. Martin gets a fresh start with a new coaching staff and what should be an improved offensive line. Martin is going to get a bunch of work in this offense, similar to what Matt Forte got when Lovie Smith was his coach. We look for Martin to get back to his big producing ways, making him a great buy-low candidate for fantasy teams.
FANTASY DUD
Quarterback Josh McCown had a career season last year, getting a chance to start because of injury and producing big numbers in the process. He revived his career and got a big contract this offseason with a chance to start in Tampa. McCown has some talent to work with in Tampa but his track record doesn't show he'll continue his recent success and while the talent is solid in Tampa, it isn't as good as it was in Chicago. He'll just have a hard time matching his success from past season. It wouldn't surprise to see Mike Glennon take over as starter at some point during the season.

Team Notes

Mar 26, 05:42 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Danny Lansanah signed his one-year tender Thursday, March 26.
Mar 25, 02:43 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has been a topic of conversation from other teams checking on his availability this offseason, according to head coach Lovie Smith.
Mar 24, 12:02 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Bruce Carter will be lined up as a middle linebacker, general manager Jason Licht said Monday, March 23.
Mar 19, 01:42 PM Free-agent CB Sterling Moore (Cowboys) agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 19, according to a source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mar 12, 12:53 PM Free-agent CB Sterling Moore (Cowboys) is visiting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 12.
Mar 12, 10:13 AM Free-agent FS Chris Conte (Bears) agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 12.
Mar 12, 09:33 AM Free-agent DT Henry Melton (Cowboys) agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 12.
Mar 11, 07:53 PM Free-agent FS Chris Conte (Bears) is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mar 11, 05:13 PM Free-agent LB Bruce Carter (Cowboys) is signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, March 11, according to a source.
Mar 11, 12:13 PM Free-agent FS Chris Conte (Bears) is scheduled to visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, March 11.
Mar 10, 10:03 PM Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers restricted free-agent RB Bobby Rainey received a $1.54 million tender Tuesday, March 10. The team now has the right to match any offer from another organization.
Mar 10, 08:13 PM Free-agent DT Henry Melton (Cowboys) is scheduled to meet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, March 10, and Wednesday, March 11.
Mar 10, 06:13 PM Free-agent LB Bruce Carter (Cowboys) will visit with the Houston Texans.
Mar 10, 06:13 PM Free-agent LB Bruce Carter (Cowboys) will visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mar 10, 05:43 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Anthony Collins was released Tuesday, March 10.
Mar 09, 05:43 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Lawrence Sidbury re-signed to an undisclosed deal Monday, March 9.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Michael Johnson, DE; Anthony Collins, OT; Alterraun Verner, CB; Clinton McDonald, DT; Evan Dietrich-Smith, C; Major Wright, S; Josh McCown, QB. 

Losses:
Darrelle Revis, CB; Donald Penn, OT; Davin Joseph, G; Mike Williams, WR; Jeremy Zuttah, OL. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  7 Mike EvansWR
 # 2  6 Austin Seferian-JenkinsTE
 # 3  5 Charles SimsRB
 # 5  3 Kadeem EdwardsOL
 # 5  9 Kevin PamphileOL
 # 6  9 Robert HerronWR
 # 6  19 Brandon DixonDB
 Undrafted Chandler JonesWR
 Undrafted Solomon PattonWR

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 4:25PM     Carolina
2     Sep 20 4:05PM     St Louis
3     Sep 24 8:25PM     at Atlanta
4     Oct 4 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
5     Oct 11 1:00PM     at New Orleans
6     Oct 18 1:00PM     Baltimore
-- Week 7 Bye --
8     Nov 1 1:00PM     Minnesota
9     Nov 8 1:00PM     at Cleveland
10     Nov 15 1:00PM     Atlanta
11     Nov 22 1:00PM     at Washington
12     Nov 29 1:00PM     at Chicago
13     Dec 6 1:00PM     Cincinnati
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     at Detroit
15     Dec 20 1:00PM     at Carolina
16     Dec 27 1:00PM     Green Bay
17     Jan 3 1:00PM     New Orleans
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