|FOOTBALL Regular Season|
|Sept. 8||At Jets||
|Sept 15||Vs Saints||
|Sept 22||At Patriots||
|Sept 29||Vs Cardinals||
|Oct 13||Vs Eagles||
|Oct 20||At Falcons||
|Oct 24||Vs Panthers||
|Nov 3||At Seahawks||
L 24-27 OT
|Nov 11||Vs Dolphins||
|Nov 17||Vs Falcons||
|Nov 24||At Lions||
|Dec 1||At Panthers||
|Dec 8||Vs Bills||
|Dec 15||Vs 49ers||
|Dec 22||At Rams||
|Dec 29||At Saints||
TAMPA, FL (Tampa Bay Buccaneers Communications Release) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed linebacker Danny Lansanah from the New York Jets’ practice squad.
Lansanah (6-1, 255) entered the league as a college free agent with Green Bay in 2008. He played in five games with the Packers as a rookie, recording two special teams tackles. He has been with the Jets for the first 13 weeks of this season. Lansanah will wear No. 51 for the Buccaneers.
A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Lansanah played collegiately at the University of Connecticut, starting 34-of-45 games, totaling 323 tackles, with 35 for loss, and 10 interceptions. He was named first-team All-Big East following his senior season.
The team also announced today that linebacker Jonathan Casillas has been placed on Injured Reserve. This season, Casillas has played in all 12 games, starting four, totaling 25 tackles, two passes defensed and a forced fumble. He leads the Buccaneers with nine special teams tackles.
Bucs head coach Greg Schiano joined Steve Duemig on Tuesday to talk about the current state of the Bucs. Even though the team is 3-9, Schiano believes there are brighter days ahead.
"I think it's pointing up Steve, I feel strongly that way," Schiano replied when asked by the Big Dog if the tip of the plane is pointing to the sky or to the ground.
Schiano points to numerous injuries and younger players being forced to play bigger roles as to reasons for the team's struggling play. Linebacker Jonathan Casillas was the latest casualty as he went down with a knee injury during Sunday's loss at Carolina. Casillas is likely done for the season. If he goes on injured reserved, he would be the 14th Bucs player on IR. Cornerback Darrelle Revis also went down with a chest injury just one week after sraining his groin.
Schiano also took responsibility for Sunday's 27-6 loss at Carolina.
"I didn't feel like I had a great game Sunday as a head coach," Schiano told the Big Dog.
With four games left, Schiano is hoping for a strong finish in order to save his job. The Bucs host the Bills on Sunday. Our coverage begins at 9am with the Floor & Decor Countdown to Kickoff.
by Steve Carney / 620 WDAE
The Buccaneers opened their locker room following their film session Monday where they reviewed Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Click below to listen to head coach Greg Schiano's press conference!
Locker room sound thanks to 620 WDAE Bucs beat reporter Tom Krasniqi
Linebacker Dekoda Watson
Defensive end Adrian Clayborn
Defensive tackle Akeem Spence
By Tom Krasniqi
So much for the Bucs’ 3-game win streak. That came to a crashing end in Carolina on Sunday. The Panthers stayed red hot in handing the Bucs a 27-6 loss.
Tampa Bay lost more than just the game. Star cornerback Darrelle Revis went down for the second straight week. Last week, it was a groin injury against the Lions. Revis was able to play yesterday despite being questionable all week. But Revis was forced out of the Carolina game with a shoulder/chest injury.
“I think he’s going to be OK,” head coach Greg Schiano said during his Monday press conference. “Initially, he came off the field--- had some pain in his upper torso area and then [trainers] examined him inside. I’m not sure what the situation is. I don’t think it’s real serious but we’ll see.”
With the season all but lost at 3-9, the Bucs know they have to be careful with Revis moving forward. After all, they have a great deal of resources invested in him in the form of draft picks and a $96 million contract.
Revis wasn’t the only injury the team was dealing with on Monday. Schiano announced that linebacker Jonathan Casillas injured his knee against the Panthers and would likely be done for the year if he needs surgery. If Casillas goes on injured reserve, that would be 14 players on IR this season for the Bucs.
Casillas going down could mean Dekoda Watson stepping back in at strongside linebacker.
“We’ll see, I guess so,” Watson said about moving back to linebacker after being a rush end the last few weeks. “With J.C. and his injury, I don’t know the full extent of what’s going on right now. We’ll just see. I’ll stand by and just make sure to be ready whenever [my number] is called.”
The Bucs need to clean up some issues, especially their tackling. Schiano was not pleased with all the missed tackles against Carolina.
“I was surprised. I didn’t see that coming,” Schiano said regarding the missed tackles. “I thought we tackled very well--- for the majority of the season we tackled very well. I think it was the highest missed tackle total that we’ve had.”
The Bucs return home on Sunday to host the 4-8 Bills at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff time is at 1pm. Our coverage begins at 9am with the Countdown to Kickoff show on 620 WDAE and 95.3FM.
The Buccaneers fell to the Panthers for the second time this season, this time at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The stout Carolina defense sacked Mike Glennon five times, and forced the Bucs to turn the ball over twice en route to a 27-6 victory.
Listen to the postgame press conferences.
Head coach Greg Schiano
Quarterback Mike Glennon
Listen to the post-game locker room audio, courtesy of the Buccaneers Radio Network.
Head Coach Greg Schiano with TJ Rives of the Buccaneers Radio Network
Mike Glennon with TJ Rives of the Buccaneers Radio Network
Donald Penn with TJ Rives of the Buccaneers Radio Network
Bobby Rainey with TJ Rives of the Buccaneers Radio Network
Johnthan Banks with TJ Rives of the Buccaneers Radio Network