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9-7, 2nd in NFC South
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Best NFL teams of past 30 years: 2002 Buccaneers

Carried by a historic defense that far outweighed a mediocre offense, the '02 Bucs' postseason performance on their way to the Lombardi trophy earns them a top-10 spot on this list.

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Carr Deal Looms

NFL Live discusses the looming Derek Carr deal and Jameis Winston's maturation. Plus, Ryan O'Callaghan comes out about his sexuality and history of suicidal thoughts.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what the Bucs' new indoor practice facility looks like so far. It won't be ready for training camp but it is expected to be ready for September. Regardless of whether they're indoors or not, several players I spoke with like getting practice out of the way in the morning.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line coach George Warhop said coaching the London Monarchs from 1991-1992 in NFL Europe was probably his favorite job. "The media didn't matter. It was just coaching your guys, getting ready to play, trying to win games -- it was just pure football."

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Sapp has memory loss, plans to donate brain

Warren Sapp announced on The Players' Tribune on Tuesday that he will donate his brain to concussion research when he dies.

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6dAaron Schatz, Football Outsiders

Best defenses since 1987: 2002 Bucs

With Warren Sapp controlling the line, Derrick Brooks flying from sideline to sideline and John Lynch anchoring the back end, the Bucs landed on Football Outsiders' list twice (1999 and 2002). The Super Bowl-winning defense in 2002 was the best pass defense of the past 30 years.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The first open training camp practice for the Bucs has been announced: Friday, July 28, from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. 12 of 13 open practices will begin at 8:45 a.m. to take advantage of cooler temperatures.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

How are the Bucs spending their summer vacations? Center Ali Marpet drove this massive RV down to the Florida Keys. (Photo courtesy of Ali Marpet).

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs tight end Cameron Brate takes a selfie with superfan Kuleen, who came out to all three minicamp practices this week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Head coach Dirk Koetter reiterated that there's a lot more competition at running back this year. Two years ago, it was just Doug Martin and Charles Sims (pictured) who touched the ball all season. They have seven halfbacks now, although Jeremy McNichols remains sidelined.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The biggest difference Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter has seen in Jameis Winston? "He's been through 32 NFL starts," Koetter said. "Experience is the best teacher...the Tom Bradys and Matt Ryans of the world have got a lot of reps on Jameis."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have been very happy with Ali Marpet's move to center this offseason. "I know I said at one point that it was an experiment," said head coach Dirk Koetter. "I mean, it's an experiment that we fully-expect to work or we wouldn't be messing around with it." The staff here feels he has the makings of something special.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs rookie tight end O.J. Howard poses with Joey, who has become a big fan of his. Howard made a few big catches today working with the second and third-team offenses. We should see more of him with the first-team in training camp.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive end Robert Ayers decided to go with a mix of "tiger's blood" (of course) and root beer float. I asked him what's in tiger's blood. He said, "All the good stuff that a guy like me needs."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

It wouldn't be a wrap to Bucs minicamp unless Gerald McCoy ordered an ice cream truck for everyone. Jameis Winston is having green apple and watermelon.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston hits DeSean Jackson over the top for a touchdown with the first-team offense. Head coach Dirk Koetter said that none of his DBs have seen speed like Jackson's.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs running back Doug Martin looks like he's about to explode out of a cannon.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Oh boy. Beautiful touchdown grab on a 50-50 ball from O.J. Howard working against Ryan Smith. WOW.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs will have an early start today, practicing from 10:30-12:30 to wrap up their three-day mandatory minicamp. We'll talk to head coach Dirk Koetter and players after.

Team Stats

Passing Yards245.416th
Rushing Yards101.024th
Points For22.0Tied-18th
Points Against23.115th

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