2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
|2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season|
|Head coach||Lovie Smith|
|General manager||Jason Licht|
|Owner||The Glazer family|
|Home field||Raymond James Stadium|
The 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season is the franchise's 39th season in the National Football League. It is also the first season under new head coach Lovie Smith, who replaces Greg Schiano, who was fired at the end of the season. It is also the first season under new general manager Jason Licht, following the departure of Mark Dominik, after a disappointing 2013 season.
The Buccaneers will try to improve their record of 4–12 of last season.
2014 draft class
|1||7||Mike Evans||Wide receiver||Texas A&M|
|2||38||Austin Seferian-Jenkins||Tight end||Washington|
|3||69||Charles Sims||Running back||West Virginia|
|5||143||Kadeem Edwards||Offensive guard||Tennessee State|
|149||Kevin Pamphile||Offensive tackle||Purdue|
|6||185||Robert Herron||Wide receiver||Wyoming|
- Tampa Bay traded their 2013 first-round pick (13th overall) and also their 2014 fourth-round pick (No. 104 overall) to the New York Jets in exchange for Darrelle Revis on April 21, 2013.
- Tampa Bay traded their 2014 sixth-round pick (183rd overall) to the Chicago Bears in exchange for Gabe Carimi on June 9, 2013.
- Tampa Bay traded Jeremy Zuttah to the Baltimore Ravens for a 2015 fifth-round pick on March 23, 2014.
- Tampa Bay traded Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills for a 2014 sixth-round pick (No. 185 overall) on April 4, 2014.
- Tampa Bay traded the 2015 fifth-round draft pick received from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Jeremy Zuttah and the original 2014 seventh-round pick (221st overall) to trade up in the fifth-round (149th overall) during third day of the draft, to select Kevin Pamphile.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff
The Buccaneers preseason schedule was announced on April 9, 2014.
|Final score||Team record|
|1||August 8||7:30 p.m. EDT||at Jacksonville Jaguars||EverBank Field||WFLA|
|2||August 16||7:30 p.m. EDT||Miami Dolphins||Raymond James Stadium||WFLA|
|3||August 23||4:30 p.m. EDT||at Buffalo Bills||Ralph Wilson Stadium||WFLA|
|4||August 28||7:30 p.m. EDT||Washington Redskins||Raymond James Stadium||WFLA|
The Buccaneers regular season schedule was announced on April 23, 2014.
|Final score||Team record|
|1||September 7||4:25 p.m. EDT||Carolina Panthers||Raymond James Stadium||Fox|
|2||September 14||4:05 p.m. EDT||St. Louis Rams||Raymond James Stadium||Fox|
|3||September 18||8:25 p.m. EDT||at Atlanta Falcons||Georgia Dome||NFLN[A]|
|4||September 28||1:00 p.m. EDT||at Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field||Fox|
|5||October 5||1:00 p.m. EDT||at New Orleans Saints||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||Fox|
|6||October 12||1:00 p.m. EDT||Baltimore Ravens||Raymond James Stadium||CBS|
|8||October 26||1:00 p.m. EDT||Minnesota Vikings||Raymond James Stadium||Fox|
|9||November 2||1:00 p.m. EST||at Cleveland Browns||FirstEnergy Stadium||Fox|
|10||November 9||1:00 p.m. EST||Atlanta Falcons||Raymond James Stadium||Fox|
|11||November 16||1:00 p.m. EST||at Washington Redskins||FedEx Field||Fox|
|12||November 23||1:00 p.m. EST||at Chicago Bears||Soldier Field||Fox|
|13||November 30||1:00 p.m. EST||Cincinnati Bengals||Raymond James Stadium||CBS|
|14||December 7||1:00 p.m. EST||at Detroit Lions||Ford Field||Fox|
|15||December 14||1:00 p.m. EST||at Carolina Panthers||Bank of America Stadium||Fox|
|16||December 21||1:00 p.m. EST||Green Bay Packers||Raymond James Stadium||Fox|
|17||December 28||1:00 p.m. EST||New Orleans Saints||Raymond James Stadium||Fox|
- Division opponents are in bold.
- During Weeks 5–17, flexible scheduling may occur.
- Simulcast on CBS.
- Rosenthal, Gregg (April 23, 2014). "2014 NFL Schedule: Flex games can now start in Week 5". NFL.com. Retrieved April 23, 2014.