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Data Crunch: Lavonte David
Last season, Lavonte David was voted First-Team All-Pro but was not chosen to the Pro Bowl. In fact, he’s never been to the NFL’s all-star game. If David continues at the rate he’s going, he’s likely to earn more than just a Pro Bowl selection or two in his career.

Bucs Hoping For Addition By Subraction At SS | Pewter Report
Tampa Bay didn’t have the right fit at strong safety with former first-round draft pick Mark Barron.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims takes step toward playing - ESPN
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' situation at running back is cloudy for Sunday's game at Cleveland

Tampa Bay Buccaneers aim for more takeaways - ESPN
One of the reasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the 32nd-ranked defense in the league has been a failure to come up with takeaways.

Injuries continue to hamper Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Two key starters for the Bucs' offense remained sidelined with injuries Thursday. LT Anthony Collins and RB Doug Martin were held out of practice, three days before the team's game at Cleveland.

Bucs' Major Wright gets major opportunity | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Major Wright knows the opportunity in front of him.

Bucs rookie Murray proving he belongs |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
TAMPA — All Patrick Murray wanted was a fair fight.

Bucs rookie WR Evans gaining comfort at NFL level |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
Nearly half-way through his first season in the league, receiver Mike Evans is starting to get a feel for the speed and intensity of the NFL game. He can tell, he said, from his work in the running game.

Bucs notes: Smith still not giving up on first season |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith, though, has yet to give up on his belief the Bucs can make something special out of his first year at the helm.

Hot Reads: Hits can deceive, Bucs QB Glennon says |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon was sacked five times each in the past two games. But many of the hits the second-year pro absorbs look worse than they really are, he said.

(AUDIO) The Bucs Offense Is Slow « CBS Tampa
Greg Cosell of NFL Films joined Fan Interference today to break down the film as he does every Thursday. First off, Greg said that he was surprised by the player that Mark Barron and his skill set of doing well in man coverage while in college does not fit the way that Lovie Smith wants to play defe...

From pros to preps, these former Bucs know how to coach | Tampa Bay Times
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer players Mike Alstott, Donnie Abraham, Todd Yoder and Ryan Benjamin were not desperate for jobs. All four were just fine with life after professional football. Or so they thought.

QB Index: Midseason starting quarterback rankings -
Peyton Manning and the old quarterback guard refuse to relinquish their hold on the league. Gregg Rosenthal ranks the best starting signal-callers at the midway point of the season.