At last, spotlight is off the Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. -- Wednesday and Thursday have been abnormal days around One Buccaneer Place -- at least if you're going by the recent past.

There was no quarterback controversy, no new cases of MRSA, no major injuries and Warren Sapp didn't stop by for a visit.

"It's only Thursday," coach Greg Schiano said with a laugh. "You hold your breath. I think that's the way it is these days. That’s part of the landscape, so get used to it. When things do come up, you've got to deal with them and you can’t let them suck up too much of your time because there’s a limited amount of time before the game each week. But it has been nice to have a few days where there haven't been any major issues."

Prior to this week, it has seemed like the Bucs constantly were in the news for all the wrong reasons. But the tables have turned.

As the Bucs get ready to face Miami on Monday night, the spotlight clearly is on the Miami Dolphins, who are dealing with the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito controversy.