Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.
When he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1985, no-one expected Steve Tasker to last very long in the NFL. He may not have lasted more than one season in Houston, but the minute wide receiver and special teams ace last 12 more with the Buffalo Bills. He knows what it takes overcome adversity, but when it comes to this week’s game on Thursday Night Football, Tasker isn’t sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can overcome the strong Atlanta Falcons.
The Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
The sight of Jimmy Clausen or Jordan Palmer can only strike fear in Bears fans.
Jay Cutler has shown as much improvement in Year 1 as any QB whom Marc Trestman has ever coached.
The will be no reunion of Carimi and Lovie Smith.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Lovie Smith to transform them into a championship contender.
Publicly, the Bucs had their sights set only on Lovie Smith to be their new head coach.
Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.
Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith is heading south and has been named the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Lovie Smith as their new head coach.
Here’s a heads up to all NFL general managers and team presidents: Stop firing your head coach with the hopes of hiring Jon Gruden.
Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith may soon return to the NFL.
Fifteen weeks in the books, yet only four playoff tickets – Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, and Indianapolis – have been punched. With two weeks remaining, 19 teams are left in contention for a Super Bowl run.
With only three playoff tickets punched, 25 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.
With four games remaining, 29 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.
Entering Week 13, 24 teams remain in or within one game of a playoff bid.
Heading into Week 12, 23 teams are either in or within one game of a playoff bid. A marquee matchup between two old foes is rekindled on Sunday night.
Ten weeks in the books and 23 teams remain in or within one-and-a-half games of a playoff bid. Week 11 is highlighted by two marquee, prime time matchups.