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Tampa Bay Buccaneers shake up return game - ESPN
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have given up on return man Marcus Thigpen.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin says he's still the same player - ESPN
Despite rushing for only 193 yards this season, Bucs RB Doug Martin says his game has not fallen off.

The State Of The Buccaneers: Week 13 | Pewter Report
What’s going right with the Buccaneers and what is going wrong in Tampa Bay? Find out in this week’s edition of The State of the Buccaneers.

Hot Reads: Bucs adjust schedule for holidays | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
From a football standpoint, the Bucs don’t have a lot to be thankful for, what with their 2-9 record. But Coach Lovie Smith is giving the team Thanksgiving Day off to reflect and give thanks, anyway.

Bucs QB McCown says defense deserved better fate | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
For Josh McCown, the worst part of Sunday’s loss at Chicago came when he had to look Tampa Bay defensive players in the eye.

Doug Martin regains health, but can Bucs' running game? | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Doug Martin has done a lot of running for the Bucs this season. Running in the pool. Running on the treadmill. Running between cones. Unfortunately, his hardest running hasn't been out of the team's backfield since his rookie year.

The Bucs Found A Really Impressive Way To Blow The Game This Week
We normally go over the most highly leveraged plays, or some collection of them, when we round up Brian Burke's WPA from Advanced Football Analytics every week. The list is almost always bottom-heavy, comprising plays that just happened to occur in the fourth quarter, or long touchdowns, like Latavius Murray's 90-yard, second-quarter touchdown on Sunday, which came in as the seventh-most influential offensive play. But there are also plays buried in the list that seem like strange fits next to touchdowns to take the lead in the final minutes, or game-icing field goals.