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Bucs add veteran linebacker Darryl Smith to their defense

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The Tampa Bay Bucs are hoping that familiar faces have a little left in the tank. The Bucs have signed linebacker Daryl Smith, who played for new defensive coordinator Mike Smith in Jacksonville. Earlier, the team signed Brent Grimes, who played for Smith in Atlanta. Smith, 34, is a bigger linebacker, which would suggest he will play on run downs. “We’re excited to add a player of Daryl’s caliber to our defense,” said General Manager Jason Licht. “He’s a smart,…

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Browns play Ravens in one of worst Monday Night matchups

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This is Monday Night Football? Really? A 2-8 Cleveland team against a 3-7 Baltimore team? What? Is there going to be a lot of talk about the upcoming NFL draft? No, this won’t be one for the Greatest Hits albums, will it? Cleveland, which just promoted, and then demoted, quarterback Johnny Manziel, against Baltimore, which has lost quarterback Joe Flacco to injury. That leaves Jon Gruden and company to talk about Josh McCown vs. Matt Schaub. It’s the third-worst Monday…

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Ravens hope to finally get started against Cardinals

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Can the Baltimore Ravens find themselves in the desert? The Ravens, consistently one of the NFL’s playoff teams, have limped to a 1-5 start this season, with every loss coming by six points or less. It has led to a frustrating start for Joe Flacco and company, something they will try to address in Monday night’s football game. Baltimore doesn’t have a consistent outside threat except for aging Steve Smith, so points could be hard to come by. For the…

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Tampa Bay considered for a pair of Super Bowls

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How long will it take before Tampa Bay is in the Super Bowl? And how how long will it take before the Super Bowl is in Tampa Bay? Evidently, the race has begun. And who knows? Maybe both can be ready in another 4-5 years. According to reports, Tampa Bay is among four cities who lead the contenders for the Super Bowls of 2019 and 2020. Voting will take place next May. Tampa Bay has been host to the Super…

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