TAMPA -- A quarterback with a familiar name will be among those who will attend the Bucs rookie minicamp as a tryout next month.Vincent Testaverde, the son of former Bucs quarterback Vinny Testaverde, has received an invitation to participate in the camp on May 10-11 at the Advent Health Training Center.His college coach at the University of Albany, Greg Gattuso, announced the news. Testaverde also participated in the Bucs' local pro day workout.Congratulations to Vincent Testaverde for being invited the Tampa Bay Bucs rookie camp! Great Dane nation is proud and wish you the best of luck! pic.twitter.com/0qBzCOYgP7— Greg Gattuso (@CoachGGattuso) April 28, 2019Testaverde, who played high school football at Jesuit, logged 1,714 passing yards and 11 touchdowns in his one season for the Great Danes. He completed 53.4 percent of his passes and averaged 214.2 passing yards a game. He initially committed to Miami, played as a true freshman, but redshirted as a sophomore and was on the … [Read more...] about Vincent Testaverde, son of former Bucs quarterback, receives rookie minicamp tryout with Tampa Bay
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I don’t recall exactly how the meeting came to be, especially since I hated middle school and spent as little time there as possible, but I remember staying late after school in the eighth grade to learn about our high school’s journalism class. My freshman year was quickly approaching and student journalists had ventured over to discuss our soon-to-be high school’s news source with potential recruits. While my fellow middle schoolers and I were too busy killing Tamagotchis to draft a news source of our own, our high school had unsuccessfully dabbled in the act and would try again my freshman year. I’d always loved writing but didn’t know much about the who, what, when, where or why of it all. I wasn’t even sure I cared to, but before I knew it I’d signed up. The prospect of using the written word to share the truth spoke to something within me, and since my socially awkward self was more comfortable writing than speaking—still true, by … [Read more...] about 04.18.19 Tampa Bay Bureau Chief’s Desk
Heading north as the new offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, fired Bucs coach Dirk Koetter is parting ways with his Tampa, FL, mansion. Nicole Slaughter Graham, provided by Published 9:00 am CST, Friday, February 1, 2019 Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images Fired Tampa Bay Bucs Coach Dirk Koetter Selling $3.6M Tampa Manse 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It’s been a rough couple of seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After finishing the 2018 NFL season with a 5-11 record, head coach Dirk Koetter was made to walk the plank. Now ready to head north as the recently … [Read more...] about Fired Tampa Bay Bucs Coach Dirk Koetter Selling $3.6M Tampa Manse
Sunday was the day you didn’t think would come. It was the day you saw the end. You know the exact moment: 3:27 p.m., when Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced Jameis Winston. Winston was awful. Four interceptions. Four bad interceptions. So bad that it looked as if was throwing passes in the dark. During one stretch in the third quarter, he threw two interceptions in three minutes, the second of which the Bengals returned for a touchdown. Down 34-16, coach Dirk Koetter had to make a change. He had to make a change because nothing had changed. Before Tampa Bay drafted Winston in 2015, scouts identified his decision-making as a potential liability. They’ve been proven right. Since Winston entered the NFL, he has thrown multiple interceptions in 16 games, more than any other quarterback. He has had four such games this season. His 6.8 percent interception rate is more than double his career rate. When Fitzpatrick entered the game late in the third quarter, it was as if someone had … [Read more...] about Buccaneers AfterMath: It feels like the end is near for Jameis Winston’s career in Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter has a decision to make: Stay with the journeyman quarterback who's made NFL history in the Bucs' first three games of 2018 or re-insert the starting QB of the previous three seasons whom the team already has agreed to pay $20,922,000 in 2019. It wasn't supposed to be much of a choice when Jameis Winston returned from a three-game, NFL-imposed suspension. Winston joined the Buccaneers as the first player picked in the 2015 NFL Draft, and he's started all 45 games in which he's played since. Ryan Fitzpatrick was to keep the position warm until Winston's return. With his seventh NFL team in his 14th NFL season, Fitzpatrick became the first player in league history to pass for at least 400 yards in three consecutive games. He led Tampa Bay to victories in its first two games before a 30-27 setback against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. When the Buccaneers play the Chicago Bears on Sunday, who will be Tampa Bay's quarterback? "I … [Read more...] about Will Jameis Winston be back at quarterback for Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday?