Pewter Report Articles Archive
2009 NFL Predictions
The 2009 NFL regular season is officially underway. How will this season shake out in terms of division winners, playoff teams and Super Bowl representatives? How will the Buccaneers fare in 2009? Read the 2009 NFL forecast in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
Clayton, Bryant Limited In Practice As A Precaution
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers practiced without starting wide receivers Antonio Bryant (knee) and Michael Clayton (hamstring) Thursday. Both players were limited. However, the decision to limit those players during the workout was a precaution.
Bucs Add Practice Squad Punter To Compete With Johnson
The Bucs signed former Ohio State punter A.J. Trapasso to their eight-man practice squad Thursday. Trapasso spent training camp and preseason with the Titans. The rookie scored a 40-yard touchdown off a fake punt in the Hall of Fame Game.
Bucs Home Opener Will Be Locally Televised
Tampa Bay's 2009 regular season home opener vs. Dallas on Sunday will be broadcast on local television, the Bucs confirmed Thursday. However, there still are tickets available for Sunday's game, which can be purchased through TicketMaster.com.
Bucs Promote CB Arrington To Active Roster
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a pair of roster moves Thursday, promoting CB Kyle Arrington from the practice squad to the active roster. In order to make room for Arrington, the Bucs released CB William Middleton.
PI Quick Hits
Running backs coach Steve Logan discusses remaining with the Bucs after the firing of offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski. How will he distribute carries? Who will be the goal line back? Plus, which position is defensive coordinator Jim Bates giving special attention to? What is stitched on Josh Freeman's cleats? Find out here.
Biggers Out, Other Injuries Updated
Tampa Bay practiced Friday for the last time before its 2009 regular season kicks off against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Bucs CB E.J. Biggers (shoulder) will miss Sunday's game. Bucs WRs Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton are listed as probable. Plus, other injury updates from One Buc Place.
Roy Miller Final Camp Diary
Buccaneers rookie defensive tackle Roy Miller hits on a number of topics in his final camp diary. Miller talks about Buccaneer great Warren Sapp, the Dallas Cowboys, down time in Tampa, and has a special message for Pewter Insider subscribers.
Cowboys Shred Bucs' Secondary In Tampa Bay's 34-21 Loss
UPDATED: The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Bucs at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 34-21. Dallas QB Tony Romo picked on Tampa Bay's safeties, throwing for 353 yards and three TDs. Cowboys WR Patrick Crayton had four catches for 135 yards and a TD. Cadillac Williams rushed for 97 yards and one TD in the loss.
Bucs-Cowboys Post-Game Quotes
The Buccaneers lost their 2009 regular season home opener to the Cowboys on Sunday, 34-21. Find out what Bucs head coach Raheem Morris, QB Byron Leftwich and Co. had to say after their first game of the year.
Game Grades: Offense
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Dallas Cowboys 34-21 in the first game of the 2009 season. How did the offense grade out in their effort against the Cowboys? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Game Grades: Defense
The Bucs lost to the Cowboys at home on Sunday, 34-21. Which defensive players stood out in the Bucs' loss to the Cowboys? Which ones didn't? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their 2009 regular season home opener to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, 34-21. Which players catch the heat from the PR staff? Which ones get praised? What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Buccaneers' first loss of the season? They sound off in this article.
Lack Of Communication Doomed Bucs' Secondary Against Cowboys
Communication (specifically lack thereof) was the buzzword in the Buccaneers' locker room as members of Tampa Bay's secondary tried to explain how it gave up an embarassing four catches for a combined 232 yards and three TDs against Dallas in the team's 34-21 loss on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 2
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills in Week 2 of the regular season. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the Bills on the road? Get their picks for each of this week's games in this article.
Enemy Profile: Bills
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's second opponent of the 2009 regular season - the Buffalo Bills. How do the Bucs match up against the Bills at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more info regarding the Bucs-Bills matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the Buffalo Bills in Week 2 of the 2009 regular season. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Bills fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Bills game.
Morris Deems Mistakes Correctable
Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris discussed his team's 34-21 loss to Dallas from One Buc Place on Monday. Morris acknowledged the mistakes made on defense and special teams, but said those gaffes could not be attributed to miscommunication, and are correctable.
With Faine Out Several Weeks, Mahan Re-Signed
UPDATED: The Bucs received some bad news on the injury front regarding center Jeff Faine, who is expected to miss "several weeks" due to an injured triceps. The injury will not require surgery, but the Bucs are trying to find Faine's replacement. The Bucs signed long-time backup Sean Mahan, and DE Tim Crowder on Monday.
Bidwell On The Mend After Undergoing Hip Surgery
Tampa Bay punter Josh Bidwell underwent hip surgery nearly two weeks ago. He will be on crutches for six weeks, but said he'll be ready to punt again in 2010. In the meantime, Dirk Johnson is handling the punting duties for the Bucs.
Morris Explains Graham's Carries
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said the reason for running back Earnest Graham not getting carries was because Graham told him to stick with Cadillac Williams because he was playing well. Morris said he wants to see that unselfish attitude spread around his team.
Morris Dares Critics To Question Bucs' Decision To Re-sign Clayton
Bucs coach Raheem Morris praised Michael Clayton's physical, five-catch, 93-yard performance against Dallas on Sunday, which featured a couple big plays, including a violent collision with Gerald Sensabaugh after a 20-yard catch across the middle that knocked the Dallas safety out of the game.
Bucs Add Two Cornerbacks To Practice Squad
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed two cornerbacks - Brandon Anderson and Derrick Roberson - to their eight-man practice squad Tuesday. Anderson and Roberson previously played for Cleveland and Houston, respectively.