J.J. Watt says he agrees with teams triple-teaming him

On Sunday, the Buccaneers will attempt what many before them have failed at: Taming the beast known as J.J. Watt. The undesirable assignment falls mostly on the shoulders of right tackle Gosder Cherilus, whose nightmares likely still consist of the Texans’ superstar whipping him on the field. As the Tampa Bay Times notes, Cherilus, formerly…

Winston: Mariota and I like ‘two horses at the race track’

One of the more appealing Opening Day matchups takes place in Tampa Bay, where No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers will square off with the Titans and No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota. Predictably, in the run-up to the game, Winston was asked about the battle of the ballyhooed rookie quarterbacks. Predictably,…

Flacco on Glennon comparisons: ‘Two tall white guys’

Sunday’s matchup between the Ravens and Buccaneers brings an interesting subplot, pitting two quarterbacks of the same ilk — Joe Flacco and Mike Glennon — against each other. Both are described as big-bodied pocket passers with limited mobility and a cannon for a right arm. Flacco sees the comparison as more black and white —…

Former Bucs guard: Greg Schiano will ‘get another shot’

Greg Schiano burned a lot of bridges during his disastrous two seasons as the Buccaneers’ head man. Davin Joseph, however, still has his back. The former longtime Bucs guard told Kevin O’Donnell of FOX 13 that he’s confident Schiano will roam the sidelines again. “He will get another shot,” Joseph said. “A lot of coaches…

Dashon Goldson felt targeted by NFL due to playing style

Dashon Goldson’s bone-rattling hits and aggressive tendencies made him one of the league’s best safeties. But the flip-side to that is the sizable hole burned in his wallet. In 2013, his first season with the Buccaneers, Goldson racked up nearly $500,000 in fines, the most notable coming on a helmet-to-helmet collision with former Saints running…

Mike Evans favored to win Offensive Rookie of the Year

Sammy Watkins edged out Mike Evans as the draft’s top wide receiver, but it’s Evans, Las Vegas oddsmakers say, who will take home the hardware in 2014. On Monday, Bovada Sportsbook installed the Buccaneers’ new wideout as the 3/1 favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. Paired with fellow 6-foot-5 receiver Vincent Jackson, Evans,…