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2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
Head Coach Raheem Morris
General Manager Mark Dominik
Home Field Raymond James Stadium
Results
Record 3-2
Place 2nd NFC South
Playoff Finish TBD
Pro Bowlers TBD
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2010 2012

The 2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season will be the club's 36th season as a franchise in the NFL. The team will compete in the NFC South. Both of their preseason home games, and seven of their regular season home games will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. One regular season home game, on October 23, will be played at Wembley Stadium in London as part of the NFL International Series[1]

Raheem Morris will spend his third season as head coach. The team will attempt to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. They will try to build upon their success from 2010, when despite having a 10-6 record, they failed to make the playoffs.

OffseasonEdit

2011 draft boardEdit

After finishing the 2010 season 10-6 and narrowly missing the playoffs, the Buccaneers had the 20th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. A provision in the now expired collective bargaining agreement ensured that the draft still take place, despite the current lockout and lack of a new CBA.

Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 20 Adrian Clayborn Defensive End Iowa
2 51 Da'Quan Bowers Defensive End Clemson
3 84 Mason Foster Outside Linebacker Washington
4 116 Luke Stocker Tight End Tennessee
5 151 Ahmad Black Strong Safety Florida [dr 1]
6 187 Allen Bradford Running Back Southern California [dr 2] [dr 3]
7 222 Anthony Gaitor Cornerback Florida International
7 238 Daniel Hardy Tight End Idaho [dr 4]

Draft notesEdit

Roster changesEdit

Sources: [1][2] as of 09/28/2011 2:00 p.m. EDT

  • Clubs are allowed 90 active players at the opening of training camp.
  • Clubs must cut rosters to 80 active players by August 30.
  • Clubs must cut final rosters to 53 active players by September 3.

Players re-signedEdit

Players signedEdit

Players released/lossesEdit

Practice SquadEdit

Injuries/reserve listsEdit

  • Andrew Economos was placed on the PUP list (Sept. 3)
  • Cody Grimm suffered damage to the MCL in his right knee (week 3)[1] and was placed on injured reserve.

Selected staff and personnelEdit

PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Buccaneers' preseason schedule was announced on April 12, 2011. For the third consecutive year, training camp was held at the team's facilities at One Buc Place. During training camp, Tampa Bay became the first NFL club to discontinue the use of paper copies of playbooks, and instead distributed all players their playbook and videos in electronic format via an iPad 2.[2]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 12 (Fri.) 8:00 p.m. EDT at Kansas City Chiefs W 25–0 1–0 Arrowhead Stadium FOX Recap
2 August 18 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. EDT New England Patriots L 14–31 1–1 Raymond James Stadium WTSP Recap
3 August 27 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. EDT Miami Dolphins W 17–13 2–1 Raymond James Stadium WTSP Recap
4 September 1 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. EDT at Washington Redskins L 24–29 2–2 FedEx Field WTSP Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Buccaneers' regular season schedule was announced April 19. Tampa Bay will play Chicago at Wembley Stadium in London on October 23 as part of the NFL International Series, with Tampa Bay serving as the host team.[7]

The team's Ring of Honor induction ceremony is scheduled to take place during the December 4 game against Carolina. The team will honor Jimmie Giles at halftime, and wear their orange throwback uniforms.[8]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 11 1:00 p.m. EDT Detroit Lions L 20–27 0–1 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
2 September 18 1:00 p.m. EDT at Minnesota Vikings W 24–20 1–1 Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Fox Recap
3 September 25 4:15 p.m. EDT Atlanta Falcons W 16–13 2–1 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
4 October 3 8:30 p.m. EDT Indianapolis Colts W 24–17 3–1 Raymond James Stadium ESPN Recap
5 October 9 4:05 p.m. EDT at San Francisco 49ers L 3–48 3–2 Candlestick Park Fox Recap
6 October 16 4:15 p.m. EDT New Orleans Saints Raymond James Stadium Fox
7 October 23 1:00 p.m. EDT Chicago Bears Wembley Stadium (London, England) Fox
8 Bye
9 November 6 1:00 p.m. EST at New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome Fox
10 November 13 1:00 p.m. EST * Houston Texans Raymond James Stadium CBS
11 November 20 1:00 p.m. EST * at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Fox
12 November 27 1:00 p.m. EST * at Tennessee Titans LP Field Fox
13 December 4 1:00 p.m. EST * Carolina Panthers Raymond James Stadium Fox
14 December 11 1:00 p.m. EST * at Jacksonville Jaguars Everbank Field Fox
15 December 17 8:20 p.m. EST Dallas Cowboys Raymond James Stadium NFLN
16 December 24 1:00 p.m. EST at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium Fox
17 January 1 1:00 p.m. EST * at Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome Fox

LEGEND:

 #  Indicates that the Buccaneers wore their white jerseys at home.
 #  Blue/Red indicates the International Series game in London.
  *  Yellow indicates that the game time is subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling. Week 16 will not be included in flexible scheduling.[9]
     Orange indicates designated throwback game.
     Gray indicates that the game was blacked out locally due to low ticket sales.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week One: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 6 14 7 0

27

Buccaneers 10 3 0 7

20

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
  • DET - Hanson 23 yard field goal, Det 3–0, Drive: 12 plays, 76 yards, 6:02.
  • TB - Barth 38 yard field goal, Tied 3–3, Drive: 4 plays, 1 yard, 1:46.
  • TB - Talib 28 yard interception return (Barth kick), TB 10–3.
  • DET - Hanson 28 yard field goal, TB 10–6, Drive: 11 plays, 70 yards, 4:55.
Second quarter
  • DET - Johnson 36 yard pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), Det 13–10, Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 3:08.
  • DET - Scheffler 11 yard pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), Det 20–10, Drive: 8 plays, 84 yards, 4:23.
  • TB - Barth 31 yard field goal, Lions 20–13, Drive: 9 plays, 67 yards, 1:16.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Detroit scored two touchdowns in the second quarter, and led Tampa Bay 27-13 late in the game. Josh Freeman suffered through some cramping issues, but rallied the Buccaneers to score a touchdown with under four minutes remaining. The subsequent onside kick failed, but the Buccaneers were able to get the ball back in the final two minutes. Freeman drove Tampa Bay to the Lions 42 yard line in the closings seconds, but they were unable to score.

Week 2: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Two: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 0 10 14

24

Vikings 7 10 0 3

20

at Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
First quarter
  • Min - Peterson 1 yard touchdown run (Longwell kick), Min 7-0, Drive: 12 plays, 90 yards, 6:41
Second quarter
  • Min - Longwell 22 yard field goal, Min 10-0, Drive: 14 plays, 72 yards, 7:45
  • Min - Peterson 9 yard touchdown run (Longwell kick), Min 17-0, Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:47
Third quarter
  • TB - Blount 27 yard touchdown run (Barth kick), Min 17-7, Drive: 2 plays, 44 yards, 0:40
  • TB - Barth 36 yard field goal, Min 17-10, Drive: 7 plays, 52 yards, 4:59
  • Min - Longwell 29 yard field goal, Min 20-10, Drive: 12 plays, 69 yards, 5:48
Fourth quarter
  • TB - Benn 25 yard touchdown pass from Freeman (Barth kick), Min 20-17, Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:02
  • TB - Blount 4 yard touchdown run (Barth kick), TB 24-20, Drive: 9 plays, 61 yards, 3:41
Top passers
  • TB – Josh Freeman - 22/31, 243 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • MIN – Donovan McNabb - 18/30, 228 yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Minnesota led Tampa Bay 17-0 at halftime, but the Buccaneers rallied for the 24-20 victory on the road. In the final four minutes, Josh Freeman drove the Buccaneers 61 yards in 9 plays, capped off by a game-winning 4-yard touchdown run by LeGarrette Blount with 35 seconds remaining.

Week 3: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Three: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 3 0 10

13

Buccaneers 3 10 3 0

16

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
  • TB - Barth 38-yard field goal, TB 3-0, Drive: 9 plays, 37 yards, 3:23
Second quarter
  • Atl - Bryant 26-yard field goal, Tied 3-3, Drive: 11 plays, 84 yards, 5:09
  • TB - Freeman 1-yard touchown run (Barth kick), TB 10-3, Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 7:33
  • TB - Barth 26-yard field goal, TB 13-3, Drive: 4 plays, 1 yards, 1:29
Third quarter
  • TB - Barth 28-yard field goal, TB 16-3, Drive: 16 plays, 70 yards, 8:10
Fourth quarter
  • Atl - Gonzalez 10-yard touchdown pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), TB 16-10, Drive: 2 plays, 59 yards, 0:43
  • Atl - Bryant 336-yard field goal, TB 16-13, Drive: 13 plays, 53 yards, 3:40
Top passers
  • ATL – Matt Ryan - 27/47, 330 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • TB – Josh Freeman - 22/32, 180 yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Tampa Bay led Atlanta 16-13 with 1:49 remaining. The Buccaneers faced 4th down & 1 at the Atlanta 44 yard line. The Falcons had no timeouts remaining, and were looking to get the ball back for one last drive. Josh Freeman and the Buccaneers lined up for the fourth down play, and the Falcons flinched on the hard count. The Falcons were penalized 5 yards for Offsides, the Buccaneers received a first down, and were able to run the clock out the secure the victory.

Tampa Bay snapped a 5-game losing streak to their division rivals, and coach Raheem Morris won his first game against Atlanta.

Week 4: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Four: Indianapolis Colts at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 7 7 0

17

Buccaneers 0 7 10 7

24

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
  • IND - Vinatieri 45-yard field goal, IND 3-0, Drive: 11 plays, 53 yards, 4:34
Second quarter
  • IND - Garçon 87-yard touchdown pass from Painter (Vinatieri kick), IND 10-0, Drive: 3 plays, 98 yards, 1:27
  • TB - Freeman 1-yard touchDown run (Barth kick), IND 10-7, Drive: 8 plays, 81 yards, 7:33
Third quarter
  • TB - Barth 46-yard field goal, Tied 10-10, Drive: 10 plays, 52 yards, 5:17
  • IND - Garçon 59-yard touchdown pass from Painter (Vinatieri kick), IND 17-10, Drive: 1 play, 59 yards, 0:12
  • IND - Parker 13-yard touchdown pass from Freeman (Barth kick), Tied 17-17, Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, 6:56
Fourth quarter
  • TB - Blount 35-yard touchown run (Barth kick), TB 24-17, Drive: 6 plays, 60 yards, 3:32
Top passers
  • IND – Curtis Painter - 13/30, 281 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
  • TB – Josh Freeman - 25/39, 287 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
  • IND – Conner - 14 tackles, 4 assists
  • TB – Gerald McCoy - 5 tackles, 1 assist, 1 sack

Tampa Bay hosted the winless Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football. Miscues and penalties nearly cost the Buccaneers control of the game, but Josh Freeman threw for 287 yards, and LeGarrette Blount rushed for 127 yards, as Tampa Bay won the game 24-17. Curtis Painter started at quarterback for the Colts, his first career NFL start.

The Colts led early after an Adam Vinatieri field goal. Tampa Bay then sacked Painter and recovered the fumble. Connor Barth's field goal attempt, however, bounced off the upright, and the score remained 3-0. Late in the first quarter, Freeman connected to Arrelious Benn, who ran 62 yards for an apparent touchdown. However, the touchdown was nullified since Benn has stepped out-of-bounds before the catch (illegal touching).

In the second quarter, the Buccaneers pinned the Colts at their own 2 yard line. Painter threw to Pierre Garçon, who ran for an 87-yard touchdown, and 10-0 lead. Tampa Bay answered with a touchdown, and trimmed the score to 10-7. In the final seconds of the first half, Freeman drove the Buccaneers to the Colts 19 yard line, but was sacked with 20 seconds to go and counting. The field goal unit hurried on to the field, and the field goal was initially good. Tampa Bay, however, was penalized for 12 men on the field, and the score was nullified.

Tied 17-17 in the fourth quarter, Tampa Bay received a punt with just under 7 minutes remaining. LeGarrette Blount blasted for a 35-yard touchdown run, and a 24-17 Tampa Bay lead. In the final three mintues, Tampa Bay ran out the clock, including a "4th & Inches" quarterback sneak by Freeman, to seal the victory.

This was Tampa Bay's first appearance on Monday Night Football since 2008, and the first home Monday night game since 2003. This MNF telecast was notable in that Hank Williams, Jr.'s "All My Rowdy Friends" opening was omitted due to comments he made on Fox & Friends earlier in the day where he compared a golf outing involving Barack Obama, John Boehner, Joe Biden, and John Kasich to "Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu."[10][11]

Week 5: at San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week Five: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 3 0 0 0

3

49ers 7 17 10 14

48

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
  • SF — Walker 26 yard touchdown pass from Smith (Akers kick), SF 7-0, Drive: 4 plays, 50 yards, 2:28
  • TB — Barth 24 yard field goal, SF 7-3, Drive: 13 plays, 74 yards, 6:28
Second quarter
  • SF — Rogers 31 yard interception return (Akers kick), SF 14-3
  • SF — Gore 2 yard touchdown run, SF 21-3, Drive: 5 plays, 57 yards, 2:35
  • SF — Akers 37 yard field goal, SF 24-3, Drive: 6 plays, 32 yards, 2:23
Third quarter
  • SF — Davis 23 yard touchdown pass from Smith (Akers kick), SF 31-3, Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 5:17
  • SF — Akers 27 yard field goal, SF 34-3, Drive: 10 plays, 57 yards, 4:26
Fourth quarter
  • SF — Davis 14 yard touchdown pass from Smith (Akers kick), SF 41-3, Drive: 4 plays, 36 yards, 1:15
  • SF — Dixon 1 yard touchdown run (Akers kick),SF 48-3, Drive: 11 plays, 90 yards, 6:09
Top passers
  • TB – Josh Freeman - 17/33, 187 yards, 2 interceptions
  • SF – Alex Smith - 11/19, 170 yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Josh Freeman threw two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), as Tampa Bay was crushed 48-3 at San Francisco. Tampa Bay was held to only 86 yards rushing, had three turnovers, and suffered 9 penalties for a total of 96 yards.

Week 6: vs. New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week Six: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints

0

Buccaneers

0

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NO –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • NO –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • NO –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • NO –
  • TB –

Week 7: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week Seven: Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears

0

Buccaneers

0

at Wembley Stadium, London, EnglandInternational Series

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CHI –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • CHI –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • CHI –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • CHI –
  • TB –

Week 9: at New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week Nine: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers

0

Saints

0

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • NO –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • NO –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • NO –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • NO –

Week 10: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week Ten: Houston Texans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans

0

Buccaneers

0

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST[a]
  • TV: CBS
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • TB –

Week 11: at Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Eleven: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers

0

Packers

0

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST[a]
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • GB –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • GB –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • GB –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • GB –

Week 12: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Twelve: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers

0

Titans

0

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: November 27
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST[a]
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • TEN –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • TEN –

Week 13: vs. Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Thirteen: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers

0

Buccaneers

0

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST[a]
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CAR –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • CAR –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • CAR –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • CAR –
  • TB –

Week 14: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Fourteen: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers

0

Jaguars

0

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST[a]
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • JAC –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • JAC –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • JAC –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • JAC –

Week 15: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Fifteen: Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys

0

Buccaneers

0

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • TB –

Week 16: at Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Sixteen: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers

0

Panthers

0

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • CAR –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • CAR –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • CAR –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • CAR –

Week 17: at Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Seventeen: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers

0

Falcons

0

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Date: January 1
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST[a]
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • ATL –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • ATL –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • ATL –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • ATL –
^[a] Gametime subject to change due to flexible scheduling.

StandingsEdit

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Staff and rosterEdit

Current rosterEdit

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Unrestricted FAs

Restricted FAs

Exclusive-Rights FAs

Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 3, 2011
Depth ChartTransactions

52 Active, 1 Inactive, 21 FAs

More rosters

Current staffEdit

Tampa Bay Buccaneers staffv · d · e
Front Office
Head Coaches
Offensive Coaches
 
Defensive Coaches
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
  • Head Strength and Conditioning – Dave Kennedy
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Vacant
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Vacant
Coaching Assistants

Coaching Staff
Management
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NFC East: DAL  · NYG  · PHI  · WASNorth: CHI  · DET  · GB  · MINSouth: ATL  · CAR  · NO  · TBWest: ARI  · STL  · SF  · SEA
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AwardsEdit

Television blackoutsEdit

PreseasonEdit

Both of Tampa Bay's home preseason games were blacked out on local television because they failed to sell out prior to 72 hours before kickoff.[13][14][15] The affiliates affected include WTSP in the Tampa/St. Pete market, WFTV in the Orlando market[13] and WFTX in the Fort Myers area. The game was shown instead in tape delay.[14] The game was aired live on WTLH in Tallahassee since it falls outside the designated 75-mile blackout radius.

Dating back to 2010, Tampa Bay has had four consecutive preseason home games blacked out.

Regular seasonEdit

Tampa Bay's week 1 game against Detroit[16] and week 3 game against Atlanta[17] failed to sell out, and were blacked out locally. Tampa Bay was the only NFL team to face a blackout in week 1. The FOX affiliates affected were WTVT in the Tampa/St. Pete market and WOFL in Orlando.

Dating back to 2010, Tampa Bay had ten consecutive regular season home games blacked out.[17] The blackout streak ended in week 4, when the Buccaneers hosted the Colts on Monday Night Football.[18]

Tampa Bay's week 7 game against Chicago in London is not subject to blackout, regardless of sellout status.[19]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stroud, Rick (2011-09-26). "Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Cody Grimm likely out for season". St. Petersburg Times (TBO.com). http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/tampa-bay-buccaneers-safety-cody-grimm-likely-out-for-season/1193710. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  2. Stroud, Rick (2011-08-25). "Tampa Bay Buccaneers buy each player an iPad to hold playbook, videos". TampaBay.com. http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/article1187879.ece. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
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  4. "Aqib Talib quiet on meeting with NFL". ESPN.com. 2011-08-24. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6893073/aqib-talib-tampa-bay-buccaneers-mum-discipline-talk-goodell. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
  5. "Talib rejoins Bucs after meeting NFL Commissioner Goodell". USA Today. 2011-08-25. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/bucs/story/2011-08-24/talib-rejoins-bucs-after-meeting-goodell/50130658/1. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
  6. "Bucs CB Aqib Talib avoids NFL suspension". WTSP. 2011-08-27. http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/207852/8/No-suspension-for-Bucs-CB-Aqib-Talib. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named NYT_04-18
  8. "Break Out the Orange! Throwback Game Is Dec. 4". Buccaneers.com. 2011-07-13. http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-1/Break-Out-the-Orange-Throwback-Game-Is-Dec-4/e112b5a8-4622-45cb-aa8d-9c72f3cb1ff5. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  9. "2011 NFL on FOX broadcast schedule". FOXSports.com. 2011-04-20. http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/2011-NFL-on-FOX-broadcast-schedule-041911. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
  10. Martinez, Michael (2011-10-05). "Hank Williams Jr. apologizes for Hitler-Obama comparison". Entertainment (CNN.com). http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/04/showbiz/williams-football/. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  11. "ESPN pulls Williams from MNF opening". ESPN.com. 2011-10-04. http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7056003/espn-pulls-hank-williams-jr-ready-opening-mnf. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
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