Pewter Report Articles Archive
PI Quick Hits
What adjustment should Tampa Bay make on offense? Why doesn't Luke McCown get a shot as the Bucs starting quarterback? What play killed the Bucs comeback effort against Denver? Find out the answers to these questions in this PI Quick Hits.
Garcia Gets Starter Reps
Although the Bucs haven't announced their starting quarterback for Sunday's game, Jeff Garcia took the majority of first-team reps on Wednesday and could start vs. the Carolina Panthers due to Brian Griese's elbow injury.
Bucs Sign LB Moffitt To Practice Squad
Tampa Bay signed former South Florida middle linebacker Ben Moffitt to its eight-man practice squad on Wednesday. The move came after Bucs tight end Daniel Fells was signed to St. Louis' active roster. Plus, injury news from One Buc Place, including an update on MLB Barrett Ruud.
Offense's Issues Run Deep
The Bucs offense discussed its lack of big plays and need to improve in that area as they began preparing for the Panthers on Wednesday. Plus, Bucs G Davin Joseph and T Jeremy Trueblood sound off and Tampa Bay explains how its five game losing streak at home to the Panthers must come to an end on Sunday.
Which Bucs defender would replace CB Ronde Barber in nickel situations if he were to get injured? Will the Bucs deal for a wide receiver before the trade deadline next week? Get answers to these questions in this Pewter Insider column.
SR's Fab 5
After 5 games, is this year's Bucs offense playing better or worse than it did a year ago? Why should Bucs fans be missing Brad Johnson? Should the Bucs trade for WR Roy Williams? Get the answers plus a lot of scoop and analysis from the Bucs-Broncos game in this week's SR's Fab 5 column.
Pewter Pre-Game Show: Week Six
Watch the Pewter Pre-Game Show now! Pewter Report's editorial staff tackles Game Six against the Panthers at Raymond James Stadium with "Keys To Victory," "Matchups To Watch" and three "Stats that are for Winners!" See predictions for the upcoming game as well!
Galloway Closing In On Return
Tampa Bay wide receiver Joey Galloway returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since sustained a foot injury in Week 2. Galloway was limited in his return. Plus, Jeff Garcia took all of the first-team reps at quarterback for the second straight day.
Garcia Likely To Start
Brian Griese was held out of practice again on Friday, which makes it likely that Jeff Garcia will start at quarterback for the Bucs on Sunday. Plus, WR Joey Galloway was held out of practice, but LB Barrett Ruud likely will play vs. the Panthers.
In-Season Issue Now Available
The Pewter Report In-Season issue is now available in PDF format and has been mailed to subscribers. Here's the best part - Bucs fans that sign up for an annual subscription or renew their subscription between now and Monday, Oct. 20 will save 40% on of their subscription in honor of retired FB Mike Alstott.
Bucs Pick Apart Panthers, 27-3
UPDATED: Tampa Bay defeated NFC South rival Carolina at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 27-3. The Bucs defense dominated by intercepting three passes while LB Geno Hayes blocked a punt and returned it for a TD. Bucs QB Jeff Garcia engineered two TD drives en route to the big win.
Bucs Post-Game Quotes
The Bucs downed the Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 27-3. What did Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and his players have to say about their big NFC South win? Read their comments in this article.
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Carolina on Sunday, 27-3. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' big win over their NFC South division rival? They sound off on this article.
Game Grades: Offense
The Buccaneers offense had a solid game producing 20 points against the Carolina Panthers. How did QB Jeff Garcia grade out in his return to the starting lineup? What was the running backs grade with RB Earnest Graham having to play fullback? Find out in this Pewter Insider.
Game Grades: Defense/STs
Tampa Bay defeated Carolina in convincing fashion at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 27-3. Which defensive players stood out en route to Tampa Bay's dominant performance? Which ones didn't? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, STs and coaching staff in this article.
Bucs FB Storer Out For The Year
Tampa Bay fullback Byron Storer will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Bucs FB B.J. Askew (hamstring) hopes to play vs. Seattle on Sunday night, which is when the Bucs will hold a halftime ceremony honoring retired FB Mike Alstott.
Gruden Likes Team's Enthusiasm
Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden reacted on Monday to the Bucs getting penalized for taunting and celebrating during the team's victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Gruden also talked about quarterback Jeff Garcia and offensive guard Jeremy Zuttah and the contributions they made in the win.
Pewter Report Chat Session - 9PM Tuesday
PewterReport.com's weekly chat session will take place from 9:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Bring your NFL questions and get ready to talk Bucs football as they prepare for the Seahawks. Pewter Report Bucs beat writer Scott Reynolds will be on hand to provide answers and inside scoop in this 30-minute chat session.
Chat Transcript - 10/14
Did you miss Tuesday night's chat? Not to worry. PewterReport.com provides a transcript of the 30-minute chat session in this article. You don't want to miss what the Pewter Report staff said about the Bucs during the chat session.
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's seventh 2008 regular season opponent - the Seattle Seahawks. How do the Bucs match up against the Seahawks at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more information regarding the Bucs-Seahawks matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6 of the 2008 regular season on Sunday night. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Seahawks fare last week? How have the Bucs fared on prime time television? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Seahawks game.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 7
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7 of the regular season. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football? Get their picks for each of this week's games in this article.
Bucs Sign FB Cook
The Bucs made several roster moves on Wednesday. Tampa Bay signed fullback Jameel Cook and placed FB Byron Storer on injured reserve. Cook, who was a sixth-round pick with the Bucs in 2001, played for Tampa Bay from 2001-05. The Bucs also signed FB Ryan Powdrell to the practice squad and released LB Ben Moffitt.
2009 Bucs Draft Prospect: Smith
Does Tampa Bay need another ballhawking cornerback? Do they need a replacement for Ronde Barber or Phillip Buchanon? If they do than Wake Forest's Alphonso Smith could fit the bill. Find out what Smith offers the Buccaneers in this Pewter Insider article.
Bucs Excited To Honor Alstott
Retired fullback Mike Alstott spoke with the media on Wednesday. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer will be honored at halftime of Sunday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks. There is speculation that his jersey will be retired.
Cadillac Returns To Practice Field
Bucs RB Cadillac Williams took the practice field Wednesday for the first time since sustaining a knee injury in Week 4 of the 2007. In other news, the Bucs signed WR Paris Warren to their practice squad, Dexter Jackson could be headed for the bench and Tampa Bay's defense isn't taking the Brad Johnson-led Dallas offense lightly.
Galloway Still In Question
Tampa Bay has several players listed on its injury report as it prepares to face Seattle on Sunday Night Football. Fullback B.J. Askew (hamstring) did not practice. However, wide receiver Joey Galloway (foot) and guard Arron Sears (knee) participated in a limited fashion.
Bucs Primed For Prime Time
Tampa Bay is excited about hosting a prime time game for the first time since 2003 when it squares off against Seattle on NBC's Sunday Night Football this week. But while the Bucs are expecting an electric atmosphere at Raymond James Stadium, they aren't overlooking the 1-4 Seahawks.
Bucs To Unveil Ring Of Honor, Wear Throwbacks In 2009
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will unveil a Ring of Honor and wear throwback jerseys for at least one game in 2009 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Bucs team, which came within one win of reaching the Super Bowl. Plus, the latest injury news from One Buc Place.