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Tampa Bay Times

Tampa, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Rick:

Bucs quarterback Tom Brady retires for good this time

The future Hall of Famer, who said he wouldn’t be rushed into a decision this year, posts a short video message on social media saying goodbye. → Read More

Dolphins not expected to go after Tom Brady if he plays in 2023: report

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Dolphins are committed to Tua Tagovailoa as their starting quarterback. → Read More

Tom Brady hasn’t decided if he will play in 2023, so stop asking

The Bucs quarterback says on his weekly podcast that he’s still decompressing from the wild-card loss to Dallas. → Read More

Will the 2023 Bucs conjure up memories of 2009?

Tampa Bay may be headed for some lean times, paying for that Super Bowl 55 run. → Read More

Tom Brady, Jamel Dean lead list of free agents for salary cap-strapped Bucs

Tampa Bay is $55.45 million over the projected salary cap, the second worst space in the NFL to sign free agents → Read More

Bucs fire offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich as part of housecleaning

Leftwich is dismissed after presiding over an offense that averaged just 18 points per game and was the NFL’s worst in rushing. → Read More

Todd Bowles: No decision yet on Byron Leftwich or coaching staff

The Bucs head coach said Tuesday he will meet with his staff later this week for evaluations to determine whether changes are necessary. → Read More

Dak Prescott, Cowboys send Bucs to early playoff exit

Tampa Bay’s 31-14 loss in Monday night’s NFC wild-card game begins a long offseason of uncertainty for Tom Brady. → Read More

Who will snap the football to Tom Brady?

The Bucs’ three centers are battling injuries, and it’s unclear which will play Monday against the Cowboys. → Read More

Bucs join familiar club of playoff teams with a losing record

Three other teams with a sub-.500 mark in a non-strike season reached the postseason, including one the Bucs beat on their way to a Super Bowl 55 title. → Read More

Looking for a word to describe the Bucs? Try resilient

Coach Todd Bowles’ team had four comebacks in the fourth quarter or overtime this season and are battle tested despite a losing record. → Read More

Bucs will enter playoffs with losing record after falling to Falcons

Tampa Bay (8-9) leads 17-10 at one point, then gives up 20 unanswered points after emptying the bench in the second half. → Read More

Ronde Barber a finalist again for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Bucs’ Pro Bowl cornerback has been among the 15 modern-day finalists from 2021-23. → Read More

Tom Brady says he ignored critics who claimed he should have stayed retired

The Bucs quarterback struggled on and off the field but won his 19th division title on Sunday. → Read More

Bucs’ struggles in short-yardage continue in win over Cardinals

Tampa Bay has trouble converting on third and fourth down, especially in the first half. → Read More

Tom Brady suddenly is turning the ball over, and it’s costing the Bucs

The 45-year-old quarterback had only four giveaways over his first 11 games but has committed seven turnovers in his past three. → Read More

The 49ers seem to be changing their tune on Tom Brady

If the Niners decide to take a flyer on the QB in free agency and shelve Trey Lance another season, coach Kyle Shanahan sounds like he would welcome the results. → Read More

Bucs’ mini win streak snapped in overtime loss to Browns

The Bucs lead by a touchdown late in regulation, but the defense gives away another game. → Read More

Bucs’ Leonard Fournette out with hip injury Sunday at Cleveland

The running back is downgraded from doubtful. Rookie Rachaad White will make his second NFL start. Giovani Bernard is elevated from injured reserve. → Read More

Byron Leftwich is tuning out everyone calling for his job

The Bucs offensive coordinator had a good game plan against Seattle in Germany. Can he keep it going? → Read More