Bucs Blitz: Week in Review

Even though it's the middle of May, there has still been a lot of exciting Bucs news this past week.

It might be the middle of May, but it was still a busy week of Bucs related news.We had the war of words between Bobby Bowden and Lovie Smith, along with the announcement of two new members into the Bucs' Ring of Honor. The Buccaneers even made to key additions that might ultimately make their final roster.

The biggest story of the week was that for the first time the Buccaneers would be inducting two names into their Ring of Honor in one season. Both Mike Alstott and Doug Williams are among the most recognizable names in franchise history.

After calling Jameis Winston an "embarrassment" and then being misrepresented on the Paul Finebaum Show, Bobby Bowden was then targeted by Bucs head coach Lovie Smith. Smith called Bowden's comments "disappointing." Lovie went on to say that "when you're part of a family, you don't do that."

By having the worst record in 2014, the Bucs not only got the 1st pick in the draft, but they get the 1st waiver claim all off-season. They took advantage of that this week by claiming both safety DJ Swearinger and linebacker Khaseem Greene. Both player could end up on the Bucs final roster, and Swearinger could push for a starting position.

Here are the top stories from the past week:

SPECIAL FOCUS FOR BUCS

Have the Bucs found their return specialist with a 6th round pick?


VIDEO: ALI MARPET'S PATH TO THE DRAFT

Going from Division III football to the NFL is quite the jump. It was also an incredible journey that was caught on film.


KOETTER: SPREAD OFFENSE DOESN'T PREPARE QBS

Bucs' offensive coordinator gives us a little glimpse at how long the Buccaneers had been locked in on Jameis Winston.


A 'DIFFERENT FEEL' THIS YEAR

The Bucs might not be a finished product yet, but 2015 already has a much different feel than 2014 ever had.


PODCAST: TRUE BUCS STORYLINES

Remember "speed in space?" Yeah, I've learned my lesson with these off-season topics to get us through the slow months and training camp. Give me legit position battles and spare me the manufactured storylines. Dirk Koetter wants to run an up-tempo offense? Whatever.


FINEBAUM MISREPRESENTS BOWDEN'S COMMENT

Paul Finebaum made waves when he tweeted a quote from Bobby Bowden calling Jameis Winston an "embarrassment." Unfortunately, Finebaum failed to clarify Bowden's entire quote.


BUCS CLAIM S SWEARINGER AND LB GREENE

The Bucs took advantage of their top waiver priority by claiming two players who might end up on the final roster.


COMMISH: STARTING LINEUP PREDICTION (OFFENSE)

The Bucs have spent a lot of draft picks on the offensive side of the ball during the last two drafts, but how many of those picks will be starters in 2015?


MIKE ALSTOTT AND DOUG WILLIAMS INTO BUCS RING OF HONOR

The Buccaneers announce that they will induct two names into their Ring of Honor for the first time in one season.


JAMEIS WINSTON'S CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH DOUG WILLIAMS

Doug Williams goes into detail on the close relationship he has with Jameis Winston.


LOVIE SMITH DISAPPOINTED IN BOWDEN'S COMMENTS

Lovie Smith expresses disappointment in Bobby Bowdens comments regarding Jameis Winston.


COMMISH: STARTING LINEUP PREDICTION (DEFENSE)

The Bucs' have a very young defense with numerous members primed for breakout years.


WHAT IF Donovan Smith FAILS AT LEFT TACKLE?

The Bucs offensive line was among the worst units in the NFL last season, but if Donovan Smith does not pan out at left tackle, we might see a repeat performance in 2015.


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