NFL Hot Reads
The Jets had targeted former Bears backup Josh McCown as a possible backup for Geno Smith, but cancel that idea. McCown has agreed to a two-year contract with the Buccaneers, per his agent, Mike McCartney.
McCown had a terrific run in place of the injured Jay Cutler last season, and would have been an ideal candidate to play for the Jets. He would have been a reliable veteran presence...Read more »
We’ve come a long way from creamsicles. Or have we?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team that once played in bright orange uniforms considered to be among the ugliest in NFL history, are continuing their tradition of gaudiness with a new look unveiled Monday morning.
Nike helped the Bucs develop the fashion statement that includes a blending of the pewter and red from recent years with...Read more »
Lovie Smith going to the Buccaneers might turn out to be the best coaching hire this year. The former Bears head coach replaces Greg Schiano, who was fired after two seasons. Smith offers instant credibility, having gotten the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006. His defenses have been among the most effective in the game, and he can easily bring together the talented group in Tampa that struggled...Read more »
Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith, who became a top-flight assistant under Tony Dungy with the Buccaneers, is going back to Tampa as the head coach. Per multiple reports, Smith is working on a contract to replace Greg Schiano, who was fired after two seasons. FoxSports was first to report the move. It's a good move for the Bucs. Smith is a settling presence who will help the team rebound...Read more »
Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s future remains in limbo, but he’s not alone when it comes to NFL job insecurity. In fact, nearly a third of the NFL's coaches are on the hot seat entering the final two weeks of the season. Here’s a look: Rex Ryan, Jets: First-year general manager John Idzik is keeping his thoughts to himself, but recent history hasn't been kind to incumbent coaches working for new GMs....Read more »
Josh Freeman wants out of Tampa Bay. Benched after an 0-3 start, the former first-round pick now wants to be traded. “Bottom line is, if you want things to change, something has got to change,” Freeman told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. "At the end of the day, yes, I think that moving forward that might be, that is going to be probably the best option.” Whether or not Freeman is traded remains to...Read more »
Well, you knew this was coming at some point. That point is now. The Bucs have benched quarterback Josh Freeman after an 0-3 start, and embattled head coach Greg Schiano has decided to go with rookie Mike Glennon. The news was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN. Freeman had an absolutely miserable time of it his first three games, completing less than 50 percent of his passes and...Read more »
As he prepares to face the Buccaneers in a Week 3 game at Gillette Stadium, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has heaped plenty of praise on Tampa Bay's two newest acquisitions in the secondary: Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis. Both players have been in the news this week, with Goldson appealing a suspension for a hit last week against the Saints and having it reduced to a $100,000 fine, and Revis...Read more »