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Bucs hope Louis Murphy can spark offense | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — As the Bucs seek a spark for their passing game, they turned to a familiar face this week, signing former Lakewood High and Gators star Louis Murphy, who was among the team's final preseason cuts four weeks ago after sustaining a back injury in the preseason finale.

Return of injured Bucs provides reinforcements | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The cavalry, as they say, is coming for the winless Bucs.

Oh, what might have been for Bucs at quarterback | Tampa Bay Times
Imagine Tom Terrific. Imagine Tampa Bay as titletown.Imagine Tom Brady, flashing that grin, leading all those comebacks on the way to all those Super Bowls. Imagine him as elegant in the pocket as ever. Imagine him in the winners circle.Now, imagine him here.

Bucs' pass defense off to historically bad start | Tampa Bay Times
It's hard to identify a most glaring weakness to the Bucs in their 0-3 start, which has shown problems in all phases of the game, but Tampa Bay's pass defense -- as much a sign of the lack of pressure to opposing QBs -- is struggling at levels that predate the franchise's arrival to the NFL in 1976.

Bucs notes: MLB Fletcher making scheme transition |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times

Hot Reads: All players face same expectations |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times

SR’s Pick 6: Bucs vs. Falcons | Pewter Report
What are the six keys things Bucs beat writer Scott Reynolds will be looking for in Tampa Bay’s game at Pittsburgh.

SR’s Fab 5: Bucs Should Run With Rainey; Steelers’ Dangerous Duo | Pewter Report
Why should the Bucs keep Bobby Rainey as the starting RB? Find out in SR's Fab 5.

Lovie Smith staying upbeat - ESPN
TAMPA, Fla. – Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith’s session with the media Friday sounded more like a pep rally. Despite an 0-3 start, which inc

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers preview - ESPN
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have history, among other things, working against them when they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday for a 1 p.m. E

Coach's Corner: Week 4
Coach Lovie Smith talks about the benefits of the team's recent extra time off, and who we can expect to see on the field, on Sunday.

TJ's Take: 3 Keys to Beat Pittsburgh

Pewter Panel: Looking Ahead's Scott Smith and TJ Rives are joined by Scott Reynolds from and Jenna Laine from Sports Talk Florida and FOX Sports 1.