After selecting just one defensive player – middle linebacker Kwon Alexander – in the last two drafts, the Buc...
Since Ronde Barber passed the torch to Gerald McCoy as the new leader of the Bucs defense in 2013, there hasn’...
The Bucs began preaching versatility along the offensive line as early as this spring and they may need it com...
Entering his second season in the NFL, Jameis Winston, already a Pro Bowler and 4,000-yard passer, is now the...
After selecting just one defensive player – middle linebacker Kwon Alexander – in the last two drafts, the Buccaneers were destined to have a defensive-laden draft class in 2016. Tampa Bay selected cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III with its first-round pick and came back and picked defensive end Noah Spence in the second round. But there […] Read more
Since Ronde Barber passed the torch to Gerald McCoy as the new leader of the Bucs defense in 2013, there hasn’t really been an accomplished veteran, known to be a team-first guy, for McCoy to rely on over the last three years. Now there is. When Tampa Bay signed linebacker Daryl Smith in March, not […] Read more
Bucs receiver Donteea Dye finished training camp on a high note. The second-year wideout, in a battle for one of the final spots, caught four straight passes during the two-minute period against the Browns Wednesday. Dye was running with the second-team offense but more plays like that could land him a starting job. While coach […] Read more
The Bucs began preaching versatility along the offensive line as early as this spring and they may need it come Friday night. Starting right guard Ali Marpet limped around practice Wednesday wearing a walking boot on his right foot, leaving fellow lineman Evan Smith to fill in with first-teamers. When asked about injury and if […] Read more
Entering his second season in the NFL, Jameis Winston, already a Pro Bowler and 4,000-yard passer, is now the undisputed leader and face of the Buccaneers franchise. The mission for Winston in 2016 is to develop even further in head coach Dirk Koetter’s offense while taking full command of the huddle and leading Tampa Bay to more victories. It’s often […] Read more
After two straight games against 4-3 base defenses and mostly traditional offensive packages, Tampa Bay gets to see different looks on both sides of the ball against the same team this week. The Cleveland Browns feature three down linemen on defense and utilize zone-read packages with new quarterback Robert Griffin III. “Cleveland is a 3-4 […] Read more
There was plenty of praise for Bucs safety Chris Conte from this week’s SR’s Fab 5 readers, but plenty of concern for Bradley McDougald. Welcome to another installment of SR’s Fab 5 Reaction where every Tuesday I take the time to answer your questions and respond to your comments from the previous week’s SR’s Fab […] Read more
PewterReport.com will offer a daily recap encompassing all that took place during the course of each 2016 training camp practice. Each day PewterReport.com will detail conditions, injuries, transactions, news and notes while also having a ‘Quote of the Day’ from a player and head coach Dirk Koetter. Of course, we will also post multiple full-length articles […] Read more
Sometimes it takes a little extra edginess from the defensive line to win battles in the trenches and Robert Ayers brings that anger to the Bucs front four. Speaking after practice Tuesday, Bucs captain Gerald McCoy was careful not to call himself and other returning lineman “nice guys,” but admitted that they could use a […] Read more
When the Buccaneers signed Alterraun Verner in 2014 they thought they were getting a Pro Bowl cornerback, and that’s exactly what the former UCLA standout was in Tennessee. Verner made the Pro Bowl in his fourth year with the Titans after breaking up an astonishing 22 passes in 2013 along with a career-high five interceptions […] Read more
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