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

Feb 28, 03:12 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson was not asked to take a pay cut this season, despite a previous report that he had been asked to do so. Jackson is still expected to return this season.
Feb 27, 11:52 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will not take a pay cut, according to a source, but Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com believes Jackson will be back with Tampa Bay in 2015 regardless.
Feb 25, 02:03 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Mason Foster is a player the Miami Dolphins are reportedly interested in, as they search for a starting linebacker in the offseason.
Feb 24, 09:23 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon is a player the Cleveland Browns are believed to be interested in, according to two league sources. There haven't been any formal offers, but if the Buccaneers are willing to deal Glennon he is a name worth watching.
Feb 23, 04:33 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Mason Foster is not expected to be re-signed by the team, because his questionable coverage skills aren't a good fit for head coach Lovie Smith's Cover 2 scheme on defense. Foster seems to be a much better fit with the Atlanta Falcons.
Feb 23, 04:33 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent DE Da'Quan Bowers has been a bust since being drafted in 2011, and he was in danger of being cut last summer. The current regime in Tampa has nothing invested in his future.
Feb 22, 11:22 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Mason Foster is expected to draw interest from the Atlanta Falcons. Assistant head coach Raheem Morris drafted Foster when he was head coach with the Buccaneeers.
Feb 18, 04:23 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will return in 2016, according to general manager Jason Licht. Licht said he will meet with Jackson's agent during the NFL Combine this week, probably to request to restructure Jackson's $9.77 million salary.
Feb 18, 01:33 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has what it takes to develop into the team's franchise quarterback, according to head coach Lovie Smith. 'Yeah, I think you can definitely say that Mike can be the quarterback that can play at a high level in this league,' Smith said when asked if Glennon can be a franchise quarterback. 'And I mean, we only have one quarterback on our roster. If you look at the comments I've made about him, yes, I think he can be that guy.' General manager Jason Licht also expressed confidence in Glennon.
Feb 13, 10:22 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon will likely open the 2015 season as the starter until whichever quarterback the team drafts with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft is ready to take over, according to former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian.

Fantasy Impact: Nothing is certain right now but Glennon could be the starter for the Bucs in 2015.
Feb 12, 02:43 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is thought to prefer Florida State QB Jameis Winston over Oregon QB Marcus Mariota for the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Jan 05, 02:23 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed S M.D. Jennings, TE Taylor Sloat and P Chase Tenpenny to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 5.
Dec 28, 12:02 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Anthony Collins, DL George Uko, CB Isaiah Frey, LB Mason Foster, RB Mike James, WR Robert Herron, WR Solomon Patton inactive for Week 17.
Dec 28, 12:02 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Anthony Collins, DL George Uko, CB Isaiah Frey, LB Mason Foster, RB Mike James, WR Robert Herron, WR Solomon Patton inactive for Week 17.
Dec 28, 12:02 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Anthony Collins, DL George Uko, CB Isaiah Frey, LB Mason Foster, RB Mike James, WR Robert Herron, WR Solomon Patton inactive for Week 17.
Dec 28, 12:02 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Anthony Collins, DL George Uko, CB Isaiah Frey, LB Mason Foster, RB Mike James, WR Robert Herron, WR Solomon Patton inactive for Week 17.

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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