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Glennon Says He And Winston Can Help Both Each Other

13 comments 📅May 28, 2015 1:56 pm

Mike Glennon met with the media on Thursday for the first time since the Bucs drafted Jameis Winston, who they hope is the team’s future. Despite being virtually demoted  for the second straight year (Tampa Bay handed the starting job to free agent Josh McCown before camp last season), Glennon is approaching this season as if he is the starter.

MIKEphoto“I think that is all there is to do,” Glennon said. “As a quarterback, you want to be the guy, work like you are going to be the guy and be the the best player you can be. Take it one day at a time and that’s all you can really do.”

But Glennon sees the attributes that attracted the Bucs to Winston.

“He is a sharp kid, he is intelligent, he throws the ball well and he is young,” Glennon said. “He has a bright future ahead of him.”

PewterReport.com asked Glennon on Thursday if he and Winston can benefit each other.

“I think you can always from the group – everyone brings something different to the table – some people are better at different areas that the others so you can watch each other’s game and learn from that. Every rep I am out there he can take from me and every rep he is out there I can learn from him. It is about getting those mental reps and every play just do that, and I think we can help each other.”

Despite the Buccaneers drafting what most likely is his replacement, Glennon told the media he has no desire to ask for a trade.

“I love it here in Tampa and this has been my home the last two years and I am happy to be here,” Glennon said. “I am happy to have Dirk (Koetter) around and I feel like I am going to learn a lot from him and continue to grow as a player and I have always wanted to be here in Tampa.”

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Smith Says Winston Is Right On Track Despite Missing Thursday’s OTA

1 comment 📅May 28, 2015 1:15 pm

Despite not being in the building or on the practice field Thursday at One Buc Place, new quarterback Jameis Winston was still the main topic of  conversation following Thursday’s OTA practice.
Jameis Winston was much improved on Saturday – Photo by: Mark Lomoglio/PR
Head coach Lovie Smith was asked about what he saw from Winston – who is attending a rookie premiere event in California – the two days of practice before the former FSU star left for the NFL commitment.

“We have seen marked improvement, like it should be, from the rookie mini-camp to now,” Smith said. “He is feeling more and more confident, in the pocket picking (things) up. There is lot you ask a rookie to do. Jameis is picking it all up just like we thought he would. Right on schedule.”

Smith was also asked if there have been any surprises with Winston early on.

“You don’t want to be surprised as much as anything,” Smith said. “You think you have something and you get something else. No, he has been everything – he is a football junkie. We knew that before hand, we have to kind of tell him when to leave. We expected to have to do (that). He takes coaching well. Yesterday was his best day. For him there has been a lot of individual work but having a chance this week for the first time to go against our best defense and things like that. But again, we have a long way to go but we like where we are at right now.”

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Winston To Be A No-Show At Thursday’s OTA, But Not By Choice

3 comments 📅May 27, 2015 5:09 pm

Local media members have been waiting nearly a month to see new Bucs QB Jameis Winston under center working with the full offensive roster. But the media – and fans – will have to wait another week, as it was announced on Tuesday that Winston will be flying to California on Wednesday evening to attend  the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere event. The overall No. 1 pick in last April’s NFL Draft won’t be alone though, as 39 other high drafted rookies will also join the former FSU star.
Former Bucs QB Doug Williams has been mentoring QB Jameis Winston – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
OTAs will continue over the next two weeks, where Winston will be in attendance and the media will be able to view the entire practice. Following the OTAs the Bucs have a mandatory mini-camp that will take place in June (16th-18th) then will be given a long break until the start of training camp which is expected to begin on or around July 31. No official dates and times have been announced, but camp will be held at One Buc Place like it has been the last several years since returning back to Tampa from Orlando where the team trained for a few years under former head coach Jon Gruden.

Despite Winston not attending on Thursday, PewterReport.com will of course still be attending, and have full detailed practice reports later in the afternoon.

 

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Reynolds Joins Buccaneers.com’s Pewter Panel Part IV: Reader Mailbag

1 comment 📅May 25, 2015 11:13 am

This weekend, Buccaneers.com rolled out another edition of their roundtable discussion called the Pewter Panel. PewterReport.com publisher and senior beat writer Scott Reynolds joined former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht, Buccaneers.com senior writer Scott Smith and radio broadcast host T.J. Rives to discuss the Bucs post draft. In this episode the group answers some Bucs fans questions.
NFL: DEC 21 Packers at Buccaneers
To watch the final segment, click here.

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Reynolds Joins Buccaneers.com’s Pewter Panel Part III: Late Round Picks

1 comment 📅May 25, 2015 11:13 am

This weekend, Buccaneers.com rolled out another edition of their roundtable discussion called the Pewter Panel. PewterReport.com publisher and senior beat writer Scott Reynolds joined former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht, Buccaneers.com senior writer Scott Smith and radio broadcast host T.J. Rives to discuss the Bucs post draft. In this episode the group talks about the later round Bucs draft picks.
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To watch the third part of the series, click here.

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Reynolds Joins Buccaneers.com’s Pewter Panel Part II: Rookie OL

0 comments 📅May 24, 2015 10:19 pm

This weekend, Buccaneers.com rolled out another edition of their roundtable discussion called the Pewter Panel. PewterReport.com publisher and senior beat writer Scott Reynolds joined former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht, Buccaneers.com senior writer Scott Smith and radio broadcast host T.J. Rives to discuss the Bucs post draft. In this episode the group talked about the newest members of the Bucs offensive line.
NFL: MAY 09 Buccaneers Rookie Minicamp
To watch the second episode, click here.

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Reynolds Joins Buccaneers.com’s Pewter Panel Part I: Jameis Winston

0 comments 📅May 24, 2015 10:18 pm

This weekend, Buccaneers.com rolled out another edition of their roundtable discussion called the Pewter Panel. PewterReport.com publisher and senior beat writer Scott Reynolds joined former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht, Buccaneers.com senior writer Scott Smith and radio broadcast host T.J. Rives to discuss the Bucs post draft. In this episode the group talk about first round draft pick Jameis Winston.
NFL: MAY 09 Buccaneers Rookie Minicamp
To watch the first segment, click here.

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Where Do The Bucs Uniforms Rank Compared To Other NFL Teams?

19 comments 📅May 21, 2015 1:32 pm

mccoyfofLast spring when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced an overhaul of their pewter and red uniforms it was met with skepticism by some fans. After they were released it went from skepticism to down right anger by a segment of Bucs fans and even other NFL fans across the country.

With a twice as big as before flag helmet logo, and what some said was a futuristic font for the numbers –alarm clocks or patterned after the FOX show “24″ some have said – the new Bucs uniforms weren’t an overwhelming smash as the ones in 1997 when the team moved away from the old orange and white.

Today most fans and uniform critics have accepted the new look, and as in my case, have kind of forgotten what the previous ones looked like unless I see an old photo or a slightly balding overweight guy in a No. 40 Alstott jersey trying to relive his youth ( How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains? –Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite) playing catch with his kids during tailgates before Bucs home game.

ricoThis week on ESPN.go.com Paul Lukas @UniWatch decided to rank all 32 team’s uniforms from first to last. Where did the Bucs uniforms rank? Let’s just say you will need to scroll down pretty far to find out. Of course most people would agree the new Bucs uniforms would look a lot better on a playoff team rather than a 2-14 team. I suspect as the Bucs get better, so will people’s opinions of their uniforms.

To see the full list, click here.

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Bucs Add More Guard Competition

5 comments 📅May 19, 2015 10:47 am

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday the signing of guard Antoine Everett.

Everett (6-3, 325) joins the Buccaneers as a college free agent, after playing collegiately at McNeese State. Following his senior season, the Richmond, Texas native was named first-team All-Southland Conference and first-team All-Louisiana, as selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, while also earning second-team FCS All-American honors from the Associated Press and The Sports Network.

The team also announced that they have waived (injured) tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi. Ogbuehi joined the team this offseason.

–From the Buccaneers communications department

 

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Winston On Display In New TV Spot

2 comments 📅May 18, 2015 8:41 am

So  much for tempering expectations.

In a new :30 spot on Buccaneers.com former Seminole QB and Bucs’ first round pick Jameis Winston is featured and presented as the new face of the franchise. While some might say this is putting a ton of pressure on the young man’s shoulders, if you ask Winston you can almost guarantee he loves it. Say what you want about the former Heisman Trophy winner, but Winston loves being the person in the spotlight when it comes to football.

Winston detractors most likely will scoff, while fans of the Bessemer native will want to put a helmet on themselves after watching the video.

Training camp and can’t get here soon enough.

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