Alan Dell

Alan Dell


Alan Dell

Lovie Smith and Chip Kelly: Polar Opposites

Lovie Smith vs.Chip Kelly: It doesn't get much different.Old school vs. new school. Tortoise vs. the Hare. Corvette vs. Family station wagon.When Lovie Smith and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Eagles in Philly on Sunday, you will see two coaches that conduct their lives and football teams as if they grew up on opposite sides of the world.


Buccaneers beat Cowboys with a little last-minute luck

The Buccaneers found a way to end their red zone woes. It may not be conventional or even advisable, but it's the way of the Bucs.

Struggling all season to score when they get inside the opponent's 20-yard line, Tampa Bay was perfect Sunday in its 10-6 victory over Dallas.

They got there once and took it into the end zone.

Alan Dell

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: I didn't come all this way to lose

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie didn't come a thousand miles to lose -- not in his backyard, and not with a huge gathering of hometown folks at Raymond James Stadium. And most of all, not after last week, when his New York Giants were embarrassed by Drew Brees in a 52-49 loss to New Orleans. "It always feels good to be home and see familiar faces in the stands cheering for you. I had over 100 tickets that I bought for them, and they all came," Rodgers-Cromartie said after the Giants' 32-18 victory Sunday.

Alan Dell

Jameis Winston growing up fast for resurgent Bucs

Jameis Winston says he is no Cam Newton and no Drew Brees. That is fine for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because being Jameis Winston these days is not a bad thing. The rookie quarterback is growing up fast and showing that Bucs head coach Lovie Smith made the right decision in making him the top pick in this year's draft.