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Buccaneers Lose to the Saints: Questionable Decisions, Answers at Quarterback?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the New Orleans Saints in depressing fashion on Sunday, losing in overtime despite holding two 11-point leads in the second half. So how did the Bucs get to that point in the game? Ken and Leo have some thoughts about the decisions made by the players, coaches and referees that led to the Bucs' frustrating defeat at the hands of the Saints. How did the team allow a safety to happen in a five-point game? Why can the Bucs not avoid dumb penalties? What was...


Bucs Win! Bucs Win! Now, How Do We Do This Again?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won a meaningful football game, and Ken and Leo aren't quite sure how to handle it. For the first time since they started podcasting about the Bucs, the team has a win in a game that actually matters in the grand scheme of the NFL season. So, how do they keep it up? The guys discuss the impact of the pass rush, the performance of the offense, and the prospects for the future as the team re-enters the fringe of the playoff hunt. A win doesn't mean all is well, so...


Falcons Beatdown, Rash Decisions and Chinese Takeout

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to 0-3 in embarrassing fashion against the Atlanta Falcons, and Ken and Leo are here to talk about it, and consider what changes and decisions should be made in the wake of this embarrassing game. Topics discussed include: Who is to blame for the loss?What have the Bucs done to move on from this kind of defeat?How will the Bucs fare against the Steelers?Plus fantasy league updates, Chinese takeout talk and more.


Recapping the Rams Loss and Discussing Lovie's Mentality

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fallen to 0-2, and Bucs Nation Radio is here to break down yet another defeat, this time to Austin Davis and the St. Louis Rams. The topics discussed this week include: The final play of the game, as Mike Evans is left on the ground, injured, as the officials call the game with eight seconds left on the clock.Lovie Smith's conservative coaching decisions, holding back his offense and relying on his struggling defense.Assessing the playcalling on both sides of...


Injury Update and Week 2 Preview vs. St. Louis Rams

With Week 1 in the rear view mirror, Ken and Leo are back with another episode of Bucs Nation Radio to look ahead of Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams. But first, the guys have to get caught up on the ridiculous amount of injuries at One Buc Place. Adrian Clayborn, Mike Jenkins and several other players have suffered injuries over the past week, and Ken and Leo discuss how the Bucs will address these losses. Who steps up, and how do the Bucs adjust? The guys then look ahead to Week 2 when...


Buccaneers Week 1 Review: Punished by the Panthers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were beat down by the Panthers in Week 1, falling behind 17-0 before crawling back to a 20-14 final score. Ken and Leo have some thoughts about the game as they recap Lovie Smith's first contest in charge in Tampa. How much blame can we put on the offense for what happened on Sunday? How was Josh McCown's first game as the leader of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? And what about the defense? With promising players on every level, did that unit do enough on Sunday against a...


53-Man Roster Breakdown, Panthers Preview, Bold Predictions

Football season is finally here, so Ken and Leo are back to give you their thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the first real game of the year approaches. With the Panthers looming in just a few days, how do the Bucs stack up? The guys take a look at the final 53-man roster, and discuss the surprises and the areas that still need some work. Are the Bucs deep enough, and which players are still "on the bubble" as the team prepares for Week 1? Then the attention turns forward to the first...


Offensive Improvements, Roster Battles, and Ken and Barbie

Bucs Nation Radio is back, and the guys are discussing a Buccaneer victory this week. The Bucs beat down the Bills in the first half of this past weekend's game, and showed improvements on both sides of the ball. The defense started to get "takeaways" on Saturday afternoon, and that sets up well for a first season under Lovie Smith. Gerald McCoy continues to dominate, and Clinton McDonald had a breakout game to solidify his place among the Bucs' defensive line. But is there a reason to be...


Hope for the Offensive Line, Concerns About the Defensive Line?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell short of a preseason victory against the Miami Dolphins, but since it's the preseason, Ken and Leo aren't too worried about wins and losses. However, they do have some concerns about the men in the trenches, which they discuss on this episode of Bucs Nation Radio. Will the offensive line be good enough to get through the season and allow for a competent looking offense? Or is action still required to bring in new players to bolster the line? And what about the...


Skittles, Whiskey and an Awful Offensive Line

Ken and Leo are back with another episode of Bucs Nation Radio, and they're taking a look back at the first game of the season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. How did the team fare in its preseason debut? The guys break down the issues on offense, and determine if they're fixable. Is Alex Boone the answer? Can the Bucs get the blocking they need to succeed on offense? Things were different on defense, and the duo discuss how the Bucs looked on Lovie Smith's favorite side of the ball. And of...


Depth Chart, Dancing with the Stars and Jaguars

The Buccaneers are just days away from playing in a real (kinda) football game, as their first preseason matchup against the Jaguars kicks off on Friday evening. Ken and Leo are back to break down their first depth chart, talk about training camp, and look ahead to the Bucs' first exhibition of the season. The guys take a look at the depth chart and consider the surprises. Who plays at receiver and tight end, how many running backs (and fullbacks) make the roster, and what will happen at...


Carl Nicks, Adrian Clayborn and Training Camp Vines

The Buccaneers have only been practicing for one weekend, and there have been big changes and revelations at One Buccaneer place. Ken and Leo are here to talk about everything and sort out where the team is headed. The guys talk about Carl Nicks' departure and how the offensive line looks in the early days of training camp. Can the Bucs recover from the loss of their All-Pro guard, and what kind of scheme will the team be running along the line under new offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford?...


Bucs Nation Radio, Episode 2: Training Camp Preview Part 2

The Buccaneers are on the verge of kicking off their 2014 training camp, and that means Ken and Leo have even more to say about the team as they prepare for their first season under a new regime. The guys talk about what they expect from a brand new coaching staff in Tampa Bay. What does Lovie Smith bring to the table as a defensive architect, and what will a Jeff Tedford offense look like? And let's not ignore special teams! Who will stand out in the third phase of the NFL game, and will...


Bucs Nation Radio Episode 1: Training Camp Preview Part 1

Ken and Leo are back, and Ken is VERY excited about the new podcast they're doing for Bucs Nation (He says "new" about five times during the intro). In this episode, the guys look ahead to training camp and consider some of the major storylines for the Buccaneers ahead of the 2014 NFL Season. What are some of the most interesting position battles that lie ahead of the Bucs? How will the depth chart shake out at some of the most competitive positions on the team? Leo and Ken share their...


Episode 11 - Thanks for some Wins!

JC and Tom are back to talk turkey about Bucs football! Tampa Bay is on a 3 game winning streak and looking to keep it going againt Cam Newton and the red hot Carolina Panthers. Plus, we give thanks for what we have in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!


Episode 10 - VICTORY!

JC and Tom talk VICTORY, preview the Falcons and tell what is the Bucs' biggest weakness! Lineup OpeningVICTORY!!!How good is Earnest Byner as the running backs coach?Revis - is he all the way back?The Bucs' biggest weakness?Falcons PreviewPicks


Episode 9: Hope for Schiano?

JC and Tom talk Bucs-Seahawks, how Schiano can save his job and preview the Bucs-Dolphins Monday Night matchup. Lineup: OpeningBucs-Seahawks...Almost but not quite.The Kinder Gentler SchianoWhat if Greg Schiano finishes 5-3 - Fire Schiano?Phinsider's Kevin Nogle Talks Dolphins-Bucs and the Ingcognito-Martin controversyWeekly Picks


Episode 8: The Horror of 2013

JC and Tom get you read for Halloween by scaring up some Tampa Bay Buccaneers football talk! This week the guys talk about: Why is Greg Schiano still here? Is Dominik safe? If you were the Glazers what would you do? Mariotta, Bridgewater, Johnny Football or Mike Glennon? Seahawks Preview Week 9 Picks


Episode 7: For the Birds

Its all about Birds this week as we recap the Bucs loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday and preview the matchup with the Falcons. Plus: Who would make a good choice for the next head coach of the Buccaneers? Special Guest: Dave Choate, The Falcoholic Hosts: JC De La Torre and Tom Coppolla


Episode 6: Bucs First Quarter Report Card

JC and Tom are back with another funfilled episode of BucsNation Radio. The Josh Freeman saga is over, the guys give their final thoughts on the Freeman/Schiano debacle and tell you what they thought of Mike Glennon's first game. Plus First Quarter Grades, the outlook for the rest of the season, preview of the Eagles game and our weekly picks.