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Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Greg Auman has been at the Tampa Bay Times since 1999 and has covered the Bucs and the NFL since 2013. He covered the University of South Florida's athletic department from 2004-13.



LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) makes a first down catch during the second half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

Bucs players, coaches say they cherish getting game balls for special feats

TAMPA — In the jubilant moments after a Bucs win, Dirk Koetter will sometimes ask for a game-used ball from his equipment staff, hold it high in the locker room and present it to the player who was most crucial to the victory.NFL players can...
Updated: 7 hours ago
LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) hits Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore (8) as he passes during the second half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

Bucs journal: Gerald McCoy says team has not turned the corner yet

TAMPA — The Bucs have some positive momentum with back-to-back wins, but DT Gerald McCoy said it’s too soon to say his 4-6 team has turned a corner."We haven’t turned a corner yet," McCoy said Wednesday, preparing for Sunday’s game at Atlanta.
Published: 11/22/17
LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter is seen during the first half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

Bucs journal: Defense struggling to get off the field on third and long

TAMPA — Third and long, normally an ideal situation for an NFL defense, continues to be a problem as the Bucs try to get opposing offenses off the field.In the second half of Sunday’s game, the Dolphins converted six third downs when they...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Adrian Clayborn #99 of the Atlanta Falcons is interviewed by Erin Andrews of Fox Sports after the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bucs-Falcons: Has this former Buc become a pass-rushing force?

TAMPA — The Bucs face the defending NFC champions twice in their final six games. As they prepare to go to Atlanta on Sunday, former Tampa Bay first-round pick Adrian Clayborn is enjoying quite a two-week run.Clayborn, 29, had six sacks Nov. 12...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) talks with head coach Dirk Koetter on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL game between the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Loren Elliott, Times)

Cannon Fodder podcast: Setting up Bucs vs. Atlanta

Times Bucs writer Greg Auman says it’s another week without Jameis Winston as the Bucs prepare to go to Atlanta, and there’s more on the Bucs’ run-game issues and how the defense has struggled on third and long, a situation most defenses love to be...
Published: 11/21/17
LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) warms up before the start of an NFL game between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

Bucs journal: Dirk Koetter says Doug Martin’s not at fault for struggling running game

TAMPA — RB Doug Martin had just 38 yards on 19 carries in Sunday’s win against the Dolphins, but coach Dirk Koetter said his team’s struggles running the ball shouldn’t go squarely on his running back."In my opinion, he is not the reason we’re...
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/21/17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Robert McClain (36) celebrates after intercepting a pass during the first half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (Loren Elliott, Times)

Cannon Fodder podcast: One last look at Bucs-Dolphins

Times Bucs writer Greg Auman looks back on Tampa Bay’s wild 30-20 win over the Dolphins, their second straight win and first on the road this season, the good and bad of that, plus a major off-field story now surrounding QB Jameis Winston.
Published: 11/20/17
Bucs tight end O.J. Howard (80) celebrates a touchdown catch with teammates during the first half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]

Bucs-Dolphins: How rookies like O.J. Howard carried the day

MIAMI GARDENS — From start to finish, the Bucs’ wobbly 30-20 win over the Dolphins on Sunday was made possible by game-changing...
Published: 11/19/17
Updated: 11/20/17
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston gives words of encouragement to teammates during the first half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]

Figures from FSU case enter latest allegation against Jameis Winston

MIAMI GARDENS — The case of Jameis Winston and a female Uber driver in Arizona took more twists Sunday, with Winston getting some level of corroboration, and his unnamed accuser retaining a familiar, high-profile attorney.Eagles cornerback...
Published: 11/19/17
Bucs kicker Patrick Murray (7) celebrates with teammates after making the game-winning field goal. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]

Bucs-Dolphins journal: Patrick Murray on winning kick: ‘I knew I was going to make it’

MIAMI GARDENS — Patrick Murray has been so consistent since taking over as the Bucs’ kicker that he had no doubt when called upon to make...
Published: 11/19/17