Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Greg Auman has been at the Tampa Bay Times since 1999 and has covered the Bucs and the NFL since 2013. He covered the University of South Florida's athletic department from 2004-13.



Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws an interception during the second half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times

Bucs-Dolphins: Things to watch in Sunday’s 1 p.m. game

TAMPA — Can the Bucs pull off back-to-back wins with a backup quarterback? Win a game on the road for the first time this season? Politely hand the unnamed trophy for the state’s worst football team back to the Dolphins?With WR Mike Evans back...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) earns a fist down on a reception during a game against the Oakland Raiders earlier this month at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. [Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS]

Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs-Dolphins preview

Greg Auman has a final preview of Sunday’s Bucs-Dolphins game in Miami in his latest Cannon Fodder podcast.He talks about key...
Published: 11/18/17
LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (28) observes the national anthem before an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

Bucs journal: DB Vernon Hargreaves will miss Sunday’s game with hamstring injury

TAMPA — The Bucs will play Sunday against the Dolphins without Vernon Hargreaves, who has been their nickel defensive back the past two games.Hargreaves, the 2016 first-round pick out of Florida and a former Wharton High standout, has been...
Published: 11/17/17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) at midfield after an NFL game between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The New England Patriots beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-14. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times

Jameis Winston accused of groping Uber driver

TAMPA — The NFL is investigating an allegation that Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in Arizona in March 2016.Winston called the allegations "false" and contested the unnamed female driver’s assertion that he was her...
Published: 11/17/17
Bucs cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (28) leaves the field with an injury during the second half of Sunday's game against the Jets. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]

Cannon Fodder podcast: Injury update as Bucs prepare for Dolphins

In his latest Cannon Fodder podcast, Greg Auman recaps a busy Wednesday.
Published: 11/16/17
LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) is tackled on a reception by New York Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts (27) during the second half of an NFL game between the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.

Bucs journal: DeSean Jackson stepping up leadership

TAMPA — With WR Mike Evans suspended Sunday, WR DeSean Jackson set season highs with six catches on 10 targets in helping the Bucs to a 15-10 win over the Jets. The former Pro Bowler also embraced more of a leadership role."Let’s not forget...
Published: 11/14/17
Cornerback Brent Grimes (24) celebrates an interception during the first half of the Bucs' win over the Jets. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]

Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs look to build momentum against Dolphins

The Bucs can take some optimism from the way Carolina was able to move the ball on Miami’s defense.
Published: 11/14/17
CHRIS URSO   |   Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) runs off the field after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the New York Jets 15-10 Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 in Tampa.

Bucs journal: Dirk Koetter says plan unchanged for injured Jameis Winston

TAMPA — The day after Bucs general manager Jason Licht said QB Jameis Winston may be sidelined for an "extended period," coach Dirk Koetter said the topic of the quarterback being shut down for the season has not come up in conversation."There...
Published: 11/13/17
Bucs middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith (51), center, back, celebrates a sack on New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) during the second quarter. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]

Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs’ defense takes major steps forward

He talks about how the defense showed improvement with sacks and third downs.
Published: 11/13/17
Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) makes a catch as New York Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts (27) tries to strip the ball during the second half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]

Bucs-Jets journal: How rookie Chris Godwin filled in for Mike Evans

TAMPA — Bucs rookie Chris Godwin had big shoes to fill, stepping in Sunday for his first career NFL start while Pro Bowl receiver...
Published: 11/12/17