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Bear Raid: Smith May Pluck Several Free Agents From Chicago
With the Bucs needing a talent upgrade in several areas in 2014, don't be surprised if Lovie Smith raids his former team, the Bears, in free agency. Chicago has a slew of free agents that could be available this year, including KR-PR Devin Hester and CB Charles Tillman, and won't be able to re-sign them all.
   
Report: Sparano Set To Join Bucs As Offensive Line Coach
New Tampa Bay head coach Lovie Smith is wasting no time in putting together an experienced coach staff with the Bucs, and according to a report, Tony Sparano is set to join Smith as the Bucs offensive line coach.
   
Nickerson Returns To Bucs As Linebackers Coach
New Bucs head coach Lovie Smith hinted on Monday that there could be some familiar faces roaming the halls of One Buc Place again, and true to his word, former great Hardy Nickerson has joined Smith's staff to coach linebackers. Could there be more joining him?
   
5 Important Takeaways From Smith's Press Conference
Lovie Smith was introduced as the Buccaneers' 10th head coach on Monday. PewterReport.com's Scott Reynolds analyzed his initial press conference in Tampa Bay, and points out five important things that Smith had to say.
   
Bucs Continue To Fill Out Coaching Staff, Front Office
The Buccaneers reportedly hired defensive line coach Joe Cullen on Monday, and have interest in Kevin O'Dea to fill the special teams coordinator position. PewterReport.com has the latest on Lovie Smith's search for coaches and front office personnel.
   
Smith Says Bucs Can Make Quick Climb With Current Foundation
The Buccaneers officially welcomed Lovie Smith as the team's 10th head coach in franchise history. Here is a full transcript the of the entire press conference from Monday at One Buc Place.
   
Report: Glazers Made Overtures To Gruden And Cowher
CBS Sports Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday that the Glazer family approached former Bucs coach Jon Gruden and former Steelers coach Bill Cowher about coming to Tampa Bay to replace the recently fired Greg Schiano. The report also stated the Glazers could also look to bring Tony Dungy back in some capacity.
   
Bucs Name Tedford As Offensive Coordinator
The Buccaneers are wasting no time in putting their staff together under new head coach Lovie Smith, officially announcing Jeff Tedford as their new offensive coordinator on Saturday.
   
Report: Frazier Joins Bucs As Defensive Coordinator
New Bucs head coach Lovie Smith's squad is coming together quickly as reports say Smith has hired Jeff Tedford to lead the Bucs offense, and then late Friday evening ESPN reported that former Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier will be the Bucs defensive coordinator.
   
David, McCoy Earn First Team All-Pro Honors
The Buccaneers placed two players in the Pro Bowl, with Gerald McCoy and Darrelle Revis, selected to make the trip to Hawaii, but linebacker Lavonte David missed making the annual all-star game. On Friday, David received some consolation, as he and McCoy were voted first team All-Pro by AP writers.
   
SR's Fab 5 - 1-3
Who will new Bucs coach Lovie Smith bring to Tampa Bay? Will the Bucs target some Bears free agents in March? Which Bucs unit was poised to be completely overhauled in 2014? Did Mark Dominik leave the Bucs in good salary cap shape? Why are the Bucs interested in KC director of player personnel Chris Ballard? Get the answers and more inside scoop on the Bucs in this edition of SR's Fab 5.
   
Ballard Looking Like Bucs' First Choice To Fill Vacant G.M. Role
The Buccaneers have already hired their new head coach in Lovie Smith, and reportedly have found their offensive and defensive coordinators. But one big role, the general manager position, has still yet to be filled, although it appears former Bears and Chiefs Chris Ballard tops their wish list.
  
Pewter Report Chat With Scott Reynolds Transcript - 1-3
It's Friday, which means it's time for another Pewter Report Chat at 11:00 a.m. ET on PewterReport.com. Today's PR Chat was hosted by publisher and Bucs beat writer Scott Reynolds, and a full transcript has been made available right here.
   
Tedford Brings Complex, QB-Driven Offense To Tampa Bay
Former University of California head coach and QB guru Jeff Tedford is poised to be Tampa Bay's new offensive coordinator on new head coach Lovie Smith's staff. Tedford has a complicated system that demands a lot from the quarterback position and Mike Glennon appears to be a good fit.
   
Who Will Join Smith In Tampa Bay?
The Buccaneers have officially signed Lovie Smith to be the team's head coach, but who will take over as Tampa Bay's general manager, and which assistants will join Smith's staff? PewterReport.com has compiled a list of possible candidates and current rumors.
   
Back To The Future: Bucs Officially Hire Smith As Head Coach
The Glazers revisited history with the Buccaneers' newest head coaching hire, bringing back former linebackers coach Lovie Smith. With nine seasons worth of experience as a head coach in Chicago, Smith brings a defensive mind and a steady calm to a franchise that has just finished a tumultuous 2013 season.
   
Mutliple Sources Report Smith The Bucs' Next Head Coach
The Glazers have apparently moved quickly in finding Greg Schiano's replacement, with multiple reports that Lovie Smith and the Buccaneers are finalizing a contract to make him the next head coach of the Buccaneers.
   
Bucs' 2014 Salary Cap Situation, List Of Free Agents
After the firing of general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Greg Schiano, the Buccaneers are about to embark on the beginning of the 2014 offseason. PewterReport.com breaks down the team’s free agents and salary cap room and previews what’s ahead for Tampa Bay.
   
Finding The Bucs' Next GM: McKay, Quarles, Other Possibilities
For the first time in five seasons, the Buccaneers will have someone other than Mark Dominik as their general manager. The Glazers let Dominik and head coach Greg Schiano go on Monday and now look to fill both positions. PewterReport.com looks at candidates for the vacant general manager position.
   
Smith Would Bring Dungy-like Qualities To Tampa Bay
Former Bucs LBs coach and Bears head coach Lovie Smith is believed to be the leading candidate to replace Greg Schiano in Tampa Bay. Former Bucs linebacker Jeff Gooch speaks highly of Smith and believes Smith's consistency, work ethic and defensive mind would be embraced by Tampa Bay fans.
   
Schiano Takes Blame For Team's Failures: "It Didn't Work"
The Glazer family made the decision early Monday to fire head coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik after a 4-12 season. Schiano held a press conference late on Monday to say goodbye and to discuss his tenure in Tampa.
   
Finding The Bucs' Next Head Coach: Smith Tops The List
The Buccaneers will begin their second head coaching search in three seasons following the firing of Greg Schiano. Who tops the list? Is there a wild card out there? Get PewterReport.com's thoughts on who could be Tampa Bay's next head coach.
   
What's Next For Schiano And Dominik?
The Buccaneers have moved on from general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Greg Schiano. But where will Dominik, who has been with the organization for 19 years, and Schiano move on to? PewterReport.com discusses some possibilities.
   
Bucs Fire Schiano After 11-21 Record in Two Seasons
The Glazer family decided to make a coaching change on Monday relieving head coach Greg Schiano and his staff of their duties. In addition general manger Mark Dominik was also let go.
   
Dominik Fired After Five Years As Bucs General Manager
The Buccaneers have fired Mark Dominik, who has been with the team since 1995 and served as Tampa Bay's general manager since 2009. Dominik's record of 28-52 during his five-year stint was his undoing, as the Bucs only produced one winning season in 2010 and never made the playoffs.
   
Most Impressive And Most Disappointing: Bucs Vs. Saints
The Buccaneers closed out the 2013 season with a disappointing blow out loss to the Saints. Which players stood out in a positive way, and which ones had a rough afternoon in New Orleans?
   
Schiano Denies Penn State Rumors: "The Job I Have Is The Job I Want"
While the future of beleaguered Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano remains unknown as of Sunday night, Schiano did take time to address the Penn State rumors in his post-game press conference and state that the Buccaneers coaching job is the only one he wants.
   
Buccaneers’ 2014 Draft Order, 2014 Opponents Set
Tampa Bay's disappointing 2013 season came to a close with a 4-12 record with a 42-17 loss at New Orleans. Now it's time to look ahead to 2014 where the Buccaneers will have the seventh overall pick in the draft and will face teams from the NFC North and AFC North, in addition to the NFC South teams.
   
Bucs End Season 4-12 After 42-17 Drubbing By Saints
The Saints needed to beat the Buccaneers to get into the playoffs and New Orleans prevailed, 42-17, to accomplish that goal. Drew Brees carved up Tampa Bay's defense for four passing touchdowns and a rushing score as the Bucs fall to 4-12 on the season and end the year with three straight losses.
   
Conflicting Reports On Schiano's Future Floating Around Sunday
Will he or won't he be back is the question Bucs fans are waiting to hear an answer on in regards to the future of Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano. NFL Insiders have been weighing in all day Sunday and until the Glazers make a statement, the speculation will continue on Schiano's future.
 
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