Jason Pierre-Paul says he doesn't feel he has anything to prove in his ninth NFL season, first with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ''I guess, I'm just doing what I'm supposed to do: play some great football,'' said the two-time Pro Bowl defensive end, who spent eight seasons with the Giants after entering the NFL as a first-round draft pick in 2010. The Bucs traded for Pierre-Paul in March, hoping to bolster an anemic pass rush after finishing last in the league a year ago in passing and total yards allowed, as well as sacks with 22.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback merry-go-round may be in motion again. After starting Ryan Fitzpatrick for the first four games, switching to Jameis Winston for the next three and going back to Fitzpatrick for the last three, coach Dirk Koetter is at a crossroads again after the Bucs dropped a 38-35 decision to the New York Giants on Sunday. Fitzpatrick started the game and was lifted in the third quarter after throwing three interceptions that helped the Giants take a 24-7 lead.

Here’s a riddle that won’t seem funny to Buccaneers fans: when does 1 + 1 = 0? After an utterly wretched performance against the lowly New York Giants — 13 of 21 for 167 yards and three interceptions — Ryan Fitzpatrick got yanked out of the game midway through the third quarter, and Jameis Winston got the call to go in.

Last week Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter took play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Todd Monken, though the offense was fine and Koetter gave little reason for the change. Koetter said on his weekly radio show Friday (via Greg Auman of The Athletic) that Monken will take back play-calling for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. Last week the Buccaneers scored three points in a loss.

After a disastrous first half of the season, the New York Giants hope the Monday night win in San Francisco is a sign of better things to come. The Giants (2-7) began the back half of their schedule with a 27-23 victory over the 49ers and look to start a winning streak Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6). "I think it is encouraging for the team," Giants quarterback Eli Manning said.

Sept 25 (The Sports Xchange) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano is sending starting quarterback Josh Freeman to the bench in favor of rookie Mike Glennon, who will make his first NFL start Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Schiano said last week at New England that he didn't consider pulling Freeman, dismissing the fact that Glennon warmed up on the sideline in the third quarter of the 23-3 loss that dropped the Buccaneers' record to 0-3. - - The Cleveland Browns will stick with Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the rival Cincinnati Bengals. ...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano is sending starting quarterback Josh Freeman to the bench in favor of rookie Mike Glennon, who will make his first NFL start Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
(The Sports Xchange) - New England Patriots 23, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 Tom Brady and his young receivers made significant progress and the New England Patriots dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2007. Brady threw two touchdowns to Kenbrell Thompkins and hit Aaron Dobson seven times as the Patriots topped the Buccaneers. The rookie wide receivers and Brady weren't perfect. ...
Sept 15 (The Sports Xchange) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman will likely seek a trade, according to CBS Sports. Freeman's relationship with coach Greg Schiano is reportedly irreparable, and the trade deadline is Oct. 29. Schiano revealed last week why Freeman missed a team photo, further alienating the 25-year-old quarterback. Freeman admitted that he overslept. Multiple executives from other NFL teams told CBS Sports they believe Schiano never endorsed Freeman as quarterback. Freeman was drafted in the first round a year before Schiano arrived at Tampa Bay from Rutgers. ...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman will likely seek a trade, according to CBS Sports.

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