Had Bo Jackson played football and not baseball, and not gotten hurt, he probably would have been better than what our minds imagine he could have been.
Despite coming off a 10-win season, the Buccaneers' home opener against the Lions on Sept. 11 is expected to be blacked out for the local TV market.
The Buccaneers cut MLB Tyrone McKenzie on Friday. McKenzie is a former third-round pick of the Patriots.
John Beck had a spotty performance Thursday night, completing 10 of 21 passes for 108 yards with an interception in a 29-24 win over Tampa Bay.
Rudy Carpenter threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Overbay with 3:11 remaining, giving Tampa Bay a 17-13 preseason victory over Miami on Saturday night.
Buccaneers starting LCB Aqib Talib will not be suspended for any games this season, team GM Mark Dominik said Saturday.
The bar has been raised for Buccaneers WR Mike Williams after his impressive rookie season.
Buccaneers rookie LB Mason Foster was fined $20,000 for his hit on Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco in their preseason game last week.
With injuries hitting the Buccaneers hard along the defensive line, the team reportedly signed free-agent DT John McCargo on Saturday.
Tom Brady tossed a pair of touchdowns and completed 11 of 19 passes in New England's 31-17 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
The Saints are preparing to be without their best defensive end, Will Smith, for the first four games while he serves a suspension. PFW goes inside the NFC South to examine each club's outlook for 2011.
There is tempered excitement at Bucs' training camp about the team's highly touted young group of defensive linemen, including DT Gerald McCoy.
The Buccaneers, winners of 10 games in 2010, started the preseason sharp, routing the Chiefs 25-0 in Kansas City on Friday night.
The Buccaneers re-signed DE Tim Crowder to a two-year deal, the team announced on Friday.
Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn could be in for a second-year surge.