Dirk Koetter’s job security appeared in question after the Buccaneers went only 5-11 last season after being expected to contend for the postseason. “When you start out a season and people are heading in 12 different directions in Week 1 because a hurricane is on its way and you go 16 weeks without a bye, and your quarterback is hurt and playing hurt and you’re not having success on the field, that’s when you learn about people,” Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer said, via Scott Reynolds of the Pewter Report. The Bucs expect improvement after a what they have deemed a successful offseason.
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden had thoughts to share Tuesday at the coaches' breakfast at the NFL owners meetings, saying he would like to get rid of instant replay and voicing his "surprise" that Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned by an NFL team. "When you're looking at is it a catch or isn't it a catch at that speed it's hard to tell," Gruden said. Gruden drew attention at the NFL Scouting Combine when he said he's "trying to throw the game back to 1998" with regard to modern analytics.
Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer threw his support behind quarterback Jameis Winston. “Yeah, Jameis has been nothing but a great person since he’s been with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” Glazer told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. The league began an investigation in November after an Uber driver accused Winston of groping her at the drive-through of a Scottsdale, Arizona, restaurant in March 2016.
If you were shocked by the news that the Giants had traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers, you weren’t alone. Pierre-Paul was stunned by the news. “I got the call and I was like, ‘What?’” Pierre-Paul said Friday during his first press conference as a Buccaneers, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
The New York Giants have traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick (No. 69 overall). Tampa Bay will now select at No. 102 and New York will go at No. 108. "We appreciate everything Jason has done for the Giants," new general manager Dave Gettleman said in a statement.
Sending two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay for two draft picks gives the New York Giants much-needed salary cap space for 2019 and allows the Buccaneers to continue rebuilding a line that had the fewest sacks in the NFL last season. With the unexpected trade announced Thursday, the Giants take another step in their rebuilding under new general manager Dave Gettleman and the Bucs upgraded their defense in a bid to end a decade-long playoff drought.
The New York Giants traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick (No. 69 overall). Tampa Bay will now select at No. 102 and New York will go at No. 108. "We appreciate everything Jason has done for the Giants," new general manager Dave Gettleman said in a statement.