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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at a glance

Tampa Bay Bucs

Coach: Lovie Smith

Key Stats

0 Offensive plays Bucs coordinator Jeff Tedford has called in the NFL. The status of Tedford, the former Cal coach, is in question after he underwent a medical procedure two weeks ago.

32 Tampa Bay’s ranking, out of 32 teams, last season in total offense (277 yards per game) and passing offense (176.3 passing yards per game).

42.1 Winning percentage (16-22) in 38 starts for Bucs quarterback Josh McCown, the former Panthers QB who was 3-2 in five starts last season in Chicago.

80 Combined pressures (sacks, hits and hurries) for Gerald McCoy in 2013, most among defensive tackles, according to Pro Football Focus. McCoy is expected to line up over rookie right guard Trai Turner.

Starting Lineup


WR 83 Vincent Jackson
LT 73 Anthony Collins
LG 70 Logan Mankins
C 62 Evan Dietrich-Smith
RG 66 Patrick Omameh
RT 69 Demar Dotson
TE 82 Brandon Myers
WR 13 Mike Evans
QB 12 Josh McCown
FB 46 Jorvorskie Lane
RB 22 Doug Martin


LDE 94 Adrian Clayborn
LDT 93 Gerald McCoy
RDT 98 Clinton McDonald
RDE 90 Michael Johnson
SLB 52 Jonathan Casillas
MLB 59 Mason Foster
WLB 54 Lavonte David
LCB 21 Alterraun Verner
RCB 24 Mike Jenkins
SS 23 Mark Barron
FS 38 Dashon Goldson

Special Teams

K 7 Patrick Murray
P 9 Michael Koenen
KO 7 Patrick Murray
H 9 Michael Koenen
PR 43 Bobby Rainey
KOR 25 Mike James
LS 48 Andrew DePaola


OUT: DE Da’Quan Bowers (abdomen), DE William Gholston (shoulder), S Bradley McDougald (knee), CB Rashaan Melvin (ankle), WR Louis Murphy Jr. (back). PROBABLE: RB Mike James (shoulder), CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring), RB Jorvorskie Lane (hand).


Opponent Time TV
7 Carolina 4:25 FOX
14 St. Louis 4:05 FOX
18 at Atlanta 8:25 CBS, NFL
28 at Pittsburgh 1 FOX
5 at New Orleans 1* FOX
12 Baltimore 1* CBS
19 Bye
26 Minnesota 1* FOX
2 at Cleveland 1* FOX
9 Atlanta 1* FOX
16 at Washington 1* FOX
23 at Chicago 1* FOX
30 Cincinnati 1* CBS
7 at Detroit 1* FOX
14 at Carolina 1* FOX
21 Green Bay 1* FOX
28 New Orleans 1* FOX

NOTE: * Time subject to change.