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Buccaneers’ posturing with Jameis Winston could create a problem

The NFL is a better place when Bruce Arians is coaching in it. But Arians should consider treading more lightly with his public comments regarding quarterback Jameis Winston. It’s clear what Arians is trying to do. It’s a given that coaches and General Managers shouldn’t publicly heap praise on a player who is due to [more]

Defensive rookie of the year: Nick Bosa

Nick Bosa was the first defensive player off the board in last April’s draft and he never made the 49ers think twice about their decision to take him with the second overall pick. Bosa missed the preseason because of an ankle injury, but recovered in time to open the year with a sack in a [more]

Deion Jones named NFC defensive player of the week

Deion Jones helped his team win a game, and became the answer to a trivia question. The Falcons linebacker was named defensive player of the week, for his interception return for a touchdown in Atlanta’s overtime win over the Buccaneers. He also recovered a fumble early in the game which led to a field goal. [more]

Bruce Arians has another zinger for Jameis Winston

The Buccaneers may end up keeping quarterback Jameis Winston after his amazing 30-30 season. But they’re at least going to make him sweat. Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Bucs coach Bruce Arians sent another volley in the direction of the only quarterback in league history to throw 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions [more]

Jameis Winston: I know I’m going to fix my mistakes

Jameis Winston‘s first pass as a member of the Buccaneers was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. Will his Buccaneers tenure end the same way? Winston’s final pass of the 2019 season was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Falcons linebacker Deion Jones in overtime on Sunday, so Winston heads into the offseason without [more]

Top 20 spots in 2020 NFL Draft order now set

Only 12 teams are still in business this morning, which means 20 of them are in full offseason mode. At least one of them’s on the clock, but perhaps two as the Bengals’ expected selection of Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow from LSU will clear the way for Washington to pick second from a strong field. [more]

Bruce Arians: “We will not beat ourselves next year”

The Buccaneers have an expensive and fateful decision to make this offseason. And the guy they’re making it about may not have helped himself Sunday. Via Greg Auman of, Bucs coach Bruce Arians was clearly not pleased with quarterback Jameis Winston‘s pick-six in overtime that cost them a game against the Falcons. That also [more]

Falcons win in OT, Jameis Winston gets 30-30

The Buccaneers made history, or at least Jameis Winston did. The Falcons came back for a 28-22 win in overtime, as Winston threw a pick-six on the first play of overtime to lose and set a dubious mark. Falcons linebacker Deion Jones did the honors, intercepting the pass and streaking 27 yards for the touchdown [more]

Jameis Winston one away from history, still leading

Jameis Winston is givething more than he’s takething away today. The Buccaneers quarterback has thrown his 29th interception of the season, moving him to within one of the league’s first 30-touchdown, 30-interception season. But he’s also made enough positive plays to give the Bucs a 22-16 halftime lead over the Falcons. They spotted the Falcons [more]

2020 promises a who’s who of free-agent quarterbacks

As the 2019 regular season ends, an irregular 2020 offseason could be looming. Free agency currently promises to consist of a laundry list of quarterbacks with recognizable names. And while contracts done (and/or tags applied) between now and the middle of March could remove some of the names from the list, plenty of veteran quarterbacks [more]

Falcons get a big-man touchdown

The Falcons have already declared the key jobs safe for 2020, and they can’t go to the playoffs, so they’re having a little fun today. They’re already up 10-0 on the Buccaneers, with a pass to backup tackle Ty Sambrailo going for a touchdown pass. Sambrailo had reported eligible, and lumbered through the middle of [more]

Week 17 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Jets at Bills Jets: WR Demaryius Thomas, DB Blake Countess, RB Josh Adams, RB Kenneth Dixon, [more]

No talks yet between the Buccaneers and Jameis Winston

The Buccaneers have a decision to make about Jameis Winston. Some think they have. Coach Bruce Arians insists they haven’t. Regardless, one thing is clear: Per a source with direct knowledge of the situation, there have been no conversations, no negotiations, no discussions of any kind between Winston and the Buccaneers. All of it will [more]

Chatter emerges of Bruce Allen to the Rams

George Allen, the late and legendary NFL head coach, worked for the Rams before heading to Washington. His son, Bruce, could be following an extended stint in D.C. with a move to L.A. Per a league source, there’s already talk in league circles of Allen becoming a consultant for the Rams, if he completely exits [more]

Week 17 injury report roundup

All 32 teams will be playing their final regular season game on Sunday. They have handed in their final injury reports of the week and all injury designations for those games are below. Dolphins at Patriots The Dolphins ruled out CB Jomal Wiltz (shoulder). LB Vince Biegel (elbow), DE Taco Charlton (ankle), WR Allen Hurns [more]

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