Winston has to rebound quickly for Bucs

September 11, 2019 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. James Winston says his eyes are looking forward. Good thing. What’s behind him is too painful to consider. Yeah, yeah. Bucs’ coach Bruce Arians has said that two of his three interceptions weren’t his fault. But of all the quarterbacks in the NFL, only Winston and Baker Mayfield had three. Clearly, he […]

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Looking back on the Bucs loss to the 49ers

September 10, 2019 general

5 Thoughts 1. The Bucs’ defense is better. That’s the good news. It wasn’t just that they held the 49ers’ offense to 17 points, they challenged more passes in a day than the Bucs did all last season. Let’s count the hands of everyone who missed Brent Grimes. Okay, that’s Miko. Anyone else? 2. The […]

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Bucs suffer familiar loss as they hope for improvement

September 9, 2019 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Same old Bucs. Same old Jameis Winston. Same old lack of hope. The new and hopefully improved Tampa Bay Bucs opened their season Sunday afternoon, and frankly, it felt familiar. Once again, the Bucs were plagued by turnovers and penalties. Once again, they were sloppy with the football. And once again, they […]

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Rays finish sweep of Blue Jays in Glasnow’s return

September 9, 2019 general

Monday, 3 a.m. They started with a broken pitcher. They finished with another broken pitcher. But in the middle, the Tampa Bay Rays continued to do well at the expense of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays won, 8-3, sweeping the four-game series against the Jays. They have now won 10 of their last 11, […]

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Rays come from behind to beat Toronto again

September 8, 2019 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. For most of the season, he has been lost, forgotten. For most of the season, he has been just another guy. Until Saturday, when Daniel Robertson was rediscovered by his team. Robertson had a single and a double to drive in two runs late in the game, enabling the Rays to come […]

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Once again, USF can’t measure up to an opponent

September 8, 2019 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. Everything you need to know about USF football was right there at the goal line. All of the pain. All of the frustration. All of the misery. There was 11 and a half minutes left in the game Saturday when the agony escalated. The Bulls had just completed a 54-yard pass from […]

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The Predictions: Bucs should squeeze past 49ers

September 7, 2019 general

Saturday,  a.m. Think of the quarterbacks. Pretty much, that will tell you much of what to believe about Sunday’s game. Oh, let’s be honest. You can go a long way toward deciding any game by examining the quarterbacks. Heck, the NFL is a quarterbacks’ league. But this time, it really will help you decide whether […]

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McKay, bullpen lead the Rays to another victory

September 7, 2019 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. Help is on its way. But for the Tampa Bay Rays, there are times they look as if they have enough to pull off this planned trip to the post-season. Forget Blake Snell. Forget Tyler Glasnow. Forget Yonny Chirinos. For now, the Rays look as if they have enough weight to reach […]

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Meadows leads the Rays to a victory over Toronto

September 6, 2019 general

Friday, 4 a.m. There are times you forget that he is only 24 years old. There are moments when you forget that he just got here. Because when Austin Meadows has a bat in his hands, you might believe that he has been around forever. Meadows. who had just 24 at bats as a Ray […]

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Key assistants will be important for Bucs

September 6, 2019 general

Friday, 3 a.m. Monte Kiffin worked here. Behind the scenes, away from the cameras, Monte Kiffin lead the Bucs’ defense for more than a decade. He was the bridge between the success of Tony Dungy and the greater success of Jon Gruden. He was the frenetic mad scientist, staying up late nights with a sugar […]

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