Tampa Bay Buccaneers Logo Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Todd Bowles looking forward to Chris Godwin playing in Buccaneers new offense

Todd Bowles looking forward to Chris Godwin playing in Buccaneers new offense

Godwin may find himself as a focal point for the offense in 2024.

Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin had a strange season in 2023. There were flashes of what we’ve been used to seeing out of the veteran receiver, but often times disappeared from games and stat sheets. The latter led to the infamous social media posting of his wife’s displeasure with the team which was quickly followed by retraction of sorts.

However, the relevant questions periodically mentioned throughout 2023 was why the Bucs under for offensive coordinator Dave Canales were never truly able to get Godwin going?

Well, it...

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation
The Buccaneers may have a new look at nose tackle in 2024

The Buccaneers may have a new look at nose tackle in 2024

Vita Vea might be in a, well, different jersey (and body) this season.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Vita Vea in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Vea has since established himself as one of the best defensive tackles in the league. Vita Vea’s return from injury in 2020 may live on as one of the most underrated reasons the 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were crowned Super Bowl champions. His insertion into Tampa's playoff run yielded palpable, instantaneous, indirect impact. With Vea back in the lineup, Tampa's pass-rush tore through the Green Bay Packers' offensive line in the...

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation
How much better are the 2024 Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

How much better are the 2024 Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

How much improvement is to be expected from this year’s Buccaneers?

Grades for Jason Licht’s offseason have fallen somewhere between Nicely done and How does he do it?! Tampa Bay’s maneuvering, planning, and decision making since the end of last season have left little for fans to complain about. No matter the team’s success a year ago and in seasons prior, 2024 will be its own season.

The Buccaneers will start 0-0, just like the rest of the league. Once again, Tampa will be competing for the NFC South title and jockeying for a playoff spot. The Bucs have three...

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation
What would a good rookie season for Buccaneers' center Graham Barton look like?

What would a good rookie season for Buccaneers' center Graham Barton look like?

What constitutes a good rookie year for Tampa’s newest offensive lineman?

In last month’s NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted an offensive lineman with their first round pick. Graham Barton, a position-versatile lineman out of the University of Duke, was the selection. Barton was immediately projected as a day one starter at the center position. Tampa Bay fans have clamored for improvement along the interior of the team’s offensive line since the departure of Alex Cappa, retirement of Ali Marpet, and loss of Ryan Jensen.

For any team, the expectation of a first round draft pick is— *This player...

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation
Bucs fans grade Antoine Winfield, Jr.’s contract

Bucs fans grade Antoine Winfield, Jr.’s contract

Good vibes all around.

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate.

The dust has now settled on the news of Antoine Winfield Jr.’s new contract which made him the highest paid defensive back in NFL history. While it sounds like a hefty price to pay a young safety, it’s anything but as Winfield has become a cornerstone in Todd Bowles’s defense.

We asked Bucs fans to grade the news contract for...

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation
Most Anticipated Buccaneers Games of 2024

Most Anticipated Buccaneers Games of 2024

What games should fans look forward to this season?

Now that the 2024 NFL schedule has been released, we can now take a look at all of the matchups the Buccaneers have and where they are on the schedule. There are a lot of interesting games for this year’s slate, but let’s try and break down the most anticipated games.

Week 1 vs Washington Commanders, 4:25 PM EST

The Bucs open up their season at home for the first time since 2021 and only the second time since 2019. Not only will this be the first game of the...

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation
2024 Buccaneers NFL Schedule Analysis

2024 Buccaneers NFL Schedule Analysis

With 2024 schedule set, what does Tampa’s slate look like?

The NFL unveiled its 2024 schedule Wednesday, and the Buccaneers’ portion of the slate has several interesting storylines to keep an eye on.

The full schedule is located below:

A Defining Stretch

There is no doubt that the Bucs’ chances of posting of a fourth winning record in the last five years will largely come down to weeks 5-10.

Usually, the opening month can be anyone’s guess as teams acclimate to new coaching, roster dynamics, or injuries. That said, Tampa’s first four opponents (Washington Commanders, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos,...

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation
Opening odds are set for the Buccaneers Week 1 matchup against Washington

Opening odds are set for the Buccaneers Week 1 matchup against Washington

The oddsmakers are at work early.

The NFL schedule has been released. We now know where and when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be facing their opponents. And when it comes to opening week, oddsmakers waste no time applying lines to games across the league.

With that said, DraftKings Sportsbook has the Bucs listed as a 3-point favorites as they play host to Washington.

Point spread: Bucs -3.5
Point total: 42.5
Moneyline: Bucs -180, Commanders +150

Going into last season, Tampa Bay was not favored in the first week of the season in Minnesota. But behind the arms and legs...

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation
NFL Schedule Release 2024: Key stretch of games follow bye week for Buccaneers

NFL Schedule Release 2024: Key stretch of games follow bye week for Buccaneers

The matchups for this season are set with their respective date and times.

The 2024 Buccaneers regular season schedule has been officially announced and boy will there be some happy fans this season. We already knew games at home would feature the typical divisional matchups while adding the Commanders, Eagles, Broncos, Raiders, 49ers, and Ravens. Away games had them traveling to play the Cowboys, Giants, Chiefs, Chargers, and Lions, Vikings along with the annual trips to Charlotte, Atlanta, and New Orleans.

But now we can attach dates and times to those games.

Take a look at the full 2024 schedule...

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2024 Schedule Rumors and Open Thread

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2024 Schedule Rumors and Open Thread

Games will be leaked throughout the day.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will find out Wednesday when they will be playing their respective opponents this upcoming season. There will be plenty of leaks throughout the day but in typical NFL fashion nothing is “official” until they release the schedules — or until they start airing their NFL Network schedule release show because, well, that’s what they do.

The Bucs had a successful season in 2023, reaching the Division Round of the NFC Playoffs before being bounced by the Detroit Lions. With that being said we can most likely see an extra...

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation
Buccaneers Reacts Survey: Grade the Antoine Winfield, Jr. contract

Buccaneers Reacts Survey: Grade the Antoine Winfield, Jr. contract

What say you, Bucs fans?

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys.

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation
Buccaneers extend safety Antoine Winfield, Jr. to a monster deal

Buccaneers extend safety Antoine Winfield, Jr. to a monster deal

The deal makes Winfield the highest paid safety in history.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were never going to let safety Antoine Winfield, Jr. get away. Tagging him a few months back alluded to that fact that they wanted to continue negotiating to not only make him a long-term Buc, but potentially also one of the highest paid defensive back in the league.

On Monday, the Bucs made Winfield not just a long-term Buccaneer and highest paid defensive back, but also the highest paid safety in NFL history.

Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport as confirmed by Winfield’s representatives, the Bucs signed...

Bucs Nation Bucs Nation