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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)

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L 27-30
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@ Chi
L 10-48
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@ Atl
L 29-34
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Struggling Buccaneers fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith and replaced him with linebackers coach Mark Duffner.

The move Monday came a day after the team's third straight loss following a 2-0 start and two weeks after Dirk Koetter said he had no intentions of dismissing Smith because the Bucs' defensive woes were not the fault of any one person.

Tampa Bay has the NFL's second-ranked offense and No. 1 passing attack, but is next to last in total defense and has allowed a league-high 34.6 points per game.

NFC South Division
New Orleans 410.800
Carolina 320.600
Tampa Bay 230.400
Atlanta 240.333
Full Standings
Pass Yds: R. Fitzpatrick1356
Pass TDs: R. Fitzpatrick11
Rush Yds: P. Barber230
Rush TDs: R. Fitzpatrick1
Rec Yds: D. Jackson501
Rec TDs: C. Godwin4
Int: J. Evans1
Sacks: J. Pierre-Paul5.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 2243 (11)
Passing Yards: 1896 (5)
Rushing Yards: 401 (31)
Points per game: 28.2 (8)
Yards per game: 448.6 (2)
Touchdowns: 17 (11)
Field Goals: 6 (30)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 2199 (20)
Passing Yards: 1834 (30)
Rushing Yards: 421 (3)
Points per game: 34.6 (32)
Yards per game: 439.8 (31)
Touchdowns: 21 (31)
Field Goals: 6 (4)
Date Player Transactions
10/13 F. Martino signed
10/13 M. Williams on IR hamstring
10/12 C. Gardner cut
10/12 C. Gardner off IR undisclosed
10/10 D. Harris active/prac. squad
10/10 D. Patterson pract. squad add
10/9 A. Marpet re-signed Five-year extension (through 2023)
10/9 W. Clarke cut
10/2 R. Nunez-Roches signed
10/1 J. Worthy cut
Date Player Status
10/14 B. Allen foot (Questionable)
10/14 C. Davis III groin, back (Questionable)
10/14 O. Howard knee (Questionable)
10/14 J. Whitehead hamstring (Questionable)
10/13 M. Williams hamstring (IR)
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