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  • 00:52

    Bucs Nation Radio, Episode 2: Training Camp Preview Part 2

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    The Buccaneers are on the verge of kicking off their 2014 training camp, and that means Ken and Leo have even more to say about the team as they prepare for their first season under a new regime.

    The guys talk about what they expect from a brand new coaching staff in Tampa Bay. What does Lovie Smith bring to the table as a defensive architect, and what will a Jeff Tedford offense look like?

    And let's not ignore special teams! Who will stand out in the third phase of the NFL game, and will Lovie Smith's staff improve things on punts and kickoffs in Tampa?

    Finally, the guys talk about the players they expect to stand out during training camp and will be hot topics of discussion a month from now when the final roster is decided.

  • 01:03

    Buccaneers Lose to the Saints: Questionable Decisions, Answers at Quarterback?

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the New Orleans Saints in depressing fashion on Sunday, losing in overtime despite holding two 11-point leads in the second half. So how did the Bucs get to that point in the game?

    Ken and Leo have some thoughts about the decisions made by the players, coaches and referees that led to the Bucs' frustrating defeat at the hands of the Saints. How did the team allow a safety to happen in a five-point game? Why can the Bucs not avoid dumb penalties? What was Lovie Smith thinking?

    The guys also discuss Mike Glennon, and discuss what he has to do moving forward to earn the Bucs' starting job for the long haul.

    Plus, we have a recap of the Bucs Nation Radio Fantasy League Super Bowl, in which the hosts played each other in a meaningless Week 5 contest.

  • 01:01

    Recapping the Rams Loss and Discussing Lovie's Mentality

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fallen to 0-2, and Bucs Nation Radio is here to break down yet another defeat, this time to Austin Davis and the St. Louis Rams.

    The topics discussed this week include:

    The final play of the game, as Mike Evans is left on the ground, injured, as the officials call the game with eight seconds left on the clock.
    Lovie Smith's conservative coaching decisions, holding back his offense and relying on his struggling defense.
    Assessing the playcalling on both sides of the ball.
    Gerald McCoy's injury status. Should he play this week against Atlanta?
    Can the Bucs hang with the Falcons? How do they match up with Atlanta?
    A fantasy league update.

    Be sure to head to Bucs Nation and leave your comments and questions for the next episode of the podcast.

  • 01:13

    53-Man Roster Breakdown, Panthers Preview, Bold Predictions

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    Football season is finally here, so Ken and Leo are back to give you their thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the first real game of the year approaches. With the Panthers looming in just a few days, how do the Bucs stack up?

    The guys take a look at the final 53-man roster, and discuss the surprises and the areas that still need some work. Are the Bucs deep enough, and which players are still "on the bubble" as the team prepares for Week 1?

    Then the attention turns forward to the first week of the season, as Ken and Leo discuss the game against the Carolina Panthers. How do the Bucs win this game, and how do they matchup with their division rival?

    All that, plus bold predictions, fantasy football trash talk and palindromes on this episode of Bucs Nation Radio.

  • 01:05

    Bucs Win! Bucs Win! Now, How Do We Do This Again?

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won a meaningful football game, and Ken and Leo aren't quite sure how to handle it. For the first time since they started podcasting about the Bucs, the team has a win in a game that actually matters in the grand scheme of the NFL season.

    So, how do they keep it up? The guys discuss the impact of the pass rush, the performance of the offense, and the prospects for the future as the team re-enters the fringe of the playoff hunt.

    A win doesn't mean all is well, so what areas do the Bucs need to continue to improve? Can they stop any opposing passing game? Can they run the ball at all this season?

    And finally, there's a look ahead to the game against a struggling New Orleans Saints team. Do the Bucs have what it takes to win in the SuperDome? Can they stand up to the Saints passing game? 

  • 01:00

    Offensive Improvements, Roster Battles, and Ken and Barbie

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    Bucs Nation Radio is back, and the guys are discussing a Buccaneer victory this week. The Bucs beat down the Bills in the first half of this past weekend's game, and showed improvements on both sides of the ball.

    The defense started to get "takeaways" on Saturday afternoon, and that sets up well for a first season under Lovie Smith. Gerald McCoy continues to dominate, and Clinton McDonald had a breakout game to solidify his place among the Bucs' defensive line. But is there a reason to be concerned about the edge rushers, even after Saturday's game?

    The offense took a step forward, as well, but the guard situation is still dire. Recorded before the Richie Incognito debacle, the guys talk about the offensive line and where things stand.

    Ken and Leo then discuss some key roster battles and look ahead to this week's game, along with answering your questions that range from football queries to a comment about Ken and Barbie.

    All that and more on this episode of Bucs Nation Radio. 

  • 01:11

    Buccaneers Week 1 Review: Punished by the Panthers

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were beat down by the Panthers in Week 1, falling behind 17-0 before crawling back to a 20-14 final score. Ken and Leo have some thoughts about the game as they recap Lovie Smith's first contest in charge in Tampa.

    How much blame can we put on the offense for what happened on Sunday? How was Josh McCown's first game as the leader of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    And what about the defense? With promising players on every level, did that unit do enough on Sunday against a backup quarterback?

    The guys discuss Mike Johnson, Clinton McDonald, and Adrian Clayborn. Is the pass rush going to doom the Bucs this year? Can they succeed with only Gerald making noise along the line?

    Lovie Smith and his decision making are put under the microscope as well. Two Michael Koenen punts are evaluated; were they good decisions?

    All that and more on this episode of Bucs Nation Radio.

  • 00:55

    Carl Nicks, Adrian Clayborn and Training Camp Vines

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    The Buccaneers have only been practicing for one weekend, and there have been big changes and revelations at One Buccaneer place. Ken and Leo are here to talk about everything and sort out where the team is headed.

    The guys talk about Carl Nicks' departure and how the offensive line looks in the early days of training camp. Can the Bucs recover from the loss of their All-Pro guard, and what kind of scheme will the team be running along the line under new offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford?

    The topic then switches to the rest of training camp, as Leo breaks down the quarterback battle, the depth at receiver, and what to make of the cornerback depth chart based on what's happened in practice so far.

    And finally, we answer a reader comment with a request for discussion about Adrian Clayborn, and consider how he fits in a make-or-break season in Tampa.

  • 00:49

    Injury Update and Week 2 Preview vs. St. Louis Rams

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    With Week 1 in the rear view mirror, Ken and Leo are back with another episode of Bucs Nation Radio to look ahead of Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams. But first, the guys have to get caught up on the ridiculous amount of injuries at One Buc Place.

    Adrian Clayborn, Mike Jenkins and several other players have suffered injuries over the past week, and Ken and Leo discuss how the Bucs will address these losses. Who steps up, and how do the Bucs adjust?

    The guys then look ahead to Week 2 when the Bucs will take on the Rams. Both teams are coming off of disappointing losses, so how do the Bucs win, and how do they lose and allow St. Louis to emerge victorious?

    Pass rushing will be critical, but what are the other keys to the game for Tampa Bay? Find out that answer and more in this edition of Bucs Nation Radio.

  • 01:04

    Hope for the Offensive Line, Concerns About the Defensive Line?

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell short of a preseason victory against the Miami Dolphins, but since it's the preseason, Ken and Leo aren't too worried about wins and losses.

    However, they do have some concerns about the men in the trenches, which they discuss on this episode of Bucs Nation Radio.

    Will the offensive line be good enough to get through the season and allow for a competent looking offense? Or is action still required to bring in new players to bolster the line?

    And what about the defensive line? Yes, Gerald McCoy is great, but can he do it all, or will the team eventually stop getting to quarterbacks without McCoy doing it all himself?

    The guys also talk about running back depth, quarterback play and Ken's gambling luck on this episode of Bucs Nation Radio.

  • 01:02

    Skittles, Whiskey and an Awful Offensive Line

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    Ken and Leo are back with another episode of Bucs Nation Radio, and they're taking a look back at the first game of the season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. How did the team fare in its preseason debut?

    The guys break down the issues on offense, and determine if they're fixable. Is Alex Boone the answer? Can the Bucs get the blocking they need to succeed on offense?

    Things were different on defense, and the duo discuss how the Bucs looked on Lovie Smith's favorite side of the ball.

    And of course, Ken and Leo can't spend a podcast without talking about quarterbacks, and they go into details on their thoughts on Mike Glennon and Josh McCown's performances in Week 1 of the warmup for the 2014 season.

    All of that plus Skittles, whiskey and Hooters on this edition of Bucs Nation Radio.