Posts From Mark Cook

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

0 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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Bucs Work Out Doug Williams Jr. On Friday

5 comments 📅May 15, 2015 11:42 am

What week for the Doug Williams family.

On Wednesday it was revealed that Doug Williams Sr. would be inducted into the Buccaneers Ring of Honor this fall, and now PewterReport.com has learned that Williams’ son, Doug Williams Jr. (who goes by the name D.J.), worked out for the Buccaneers on Friday morning.

Photo courtesy of Grambling Athletics

Photo courtesy of Grambling Athletics

Sources tell PewterReport.com Williams showed off “a live arm” but the team has not offered the younger Williams a contract as of Friday afternoon. D.J. Williams, like his father Doug, played his college ball for Grambling State after playing high school football for Tampa Catholic.

In his time at Grambling, Williams completed 305-0f-645 attempts (47.3 percent) for 3,923 yards with 30 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

Williams Jr. who is listed as 6-4, 197 pounds, much like his father, took a beating behind center but impressed his Dad with his toughness in college.

“I’ve seen a lot of toughness in him because he’s taken a lot of beating and he’s gotten up off the turf, which bodes well for me,” Doug Williams told NOLA.com. “He reminds me of his dad taking a beating and getting up off the turf.”

The Buccaneers currently have No. 1 draft pick Jameis Winston at quarterback along with 2013 third round pick Mike Glennon and Seth Lobato as quarterbacks on their roster.

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Bucs To Wear Commemorative Patch In Honor Of 40 Years Of Football

8 comments 📅May 14, 2015 12:33 pm

patch002The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled on Thursday a commemorative patch that the team will wear on its jerseys during the 2015 campaign in recognition of the organization’s 40th season celebration. The hexagonal patch features a “40 Seasons” banner, along with the current Buccaneers logo flanked by the years of the franchise’s inaugural and current seasons on a pewter backdrop with red outlines. The design also incorporates “Bay Orange” and white, as a tribute to the team’s original color scheme and uniforms that were worn from 1976-1996.

“The Buccaneers have a long and proud history in the Bay Area,” said Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer. “We look forward to wearing the special 40th season patch on our uniforms in 2015 as we commemorate our storied past and celebrate our franchise accomplishments over the previous four decades.”

The Buccaneers also announced their game themes for the 2015 season on Thursday, highlighted by two Ring of Honor inductions, a breast cancer awareness campaign and a Salute to Service appreciation.

DATE                          TIME               OPPONENT                           THEME

September 13          4:25 p.m.       vs. Tennessee Titans         Back To Football

October 4                  1:00 p.m.       vs. Carolina Panthers         Alstott Ring of Honor

October 11                1:00 p.m.       vs. Jacksonville Jaguars    A Crucial Catch

November 8              4:05 p.m.       vs. New York Giants            Salute to Service

December 6             1:00 p.m.       vs. Atlanta Falcons              Williams Ring of Honor

December 13           1:00 p.m.       vs. New Orleans Saints     PLAY 60

December 27           1:00 p.m.       vs. Chicago Bears               Thank You Fans

– Buccaneers Communications Department

 

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