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Bucs Legend Lynch Retires, Reflects
Former Buccaneer John Lynch announced his retirement from the NFL at One Buc Place on Monday. Lynch played 11 seasons for Tampa Bay, and four seasons with the Denver Broncos. In his career, Lynch played in nine Pro-Bowls.
Chat Transcript - 11/18
How many carries does Carnell Williams figure to get this weekend? Does the red zone woes fall on quarterback Jeff Garcia? What players have had early extension talks with Tampa Bay? Find out the answers in this FREE chat transcript.
Bucs Place Graham On IR, Sign RB Herron
The Bucs signed RB Noah Herron and re-signed LB Matt McCoy Wednesday. The team also placed RB Earnest Graham and LB Geno Hayes on injured reserve. Plus, S Jermaine Phillips and TE Alex Smith returned to practice, and other news and notes from One Buc Place.
2009 Bucs Draft Prospect: Murphy
Do the Buccaneers have a need for a speedy wide receiver with good size? At what point in the draft could Tampa Bay select this playmaker? Find out the answers in this FREE 2009 Bucs Draft Prospect Profile.
SR's Fab 5
Why is the play of Jeff Garcia a big factor in Tampa Bay's red zone woes? Which Bucs QBs are under contract in 2009? Which junior WR could wind up in Tampa Bay in the 2009 NFL Draft? Get the answers plus insight from the Bucs-Vikings game and scoop on Kevin Carter, and the Bucs salary cap in this FREE SR's Fab 5.
Will Cadillac Williams' return really help Tampa Bay's running game? The Lions might be 0-10, but what is their offense doing better than the Bucs offense this season? Find out in this FREE Pewter Insider column.
TE Smith Held Out Of Practice
Bucs tight end Alex Smith and quarterback Brian Griese were unable to practice on Thursday, while safety Jermaine Phillips played in a limited fashion. Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden, also discussed the Bucs running back situation with Carnell Williams and newly signed Noah Herron.
PI Quick Hits
How is QB Josh Johnson developing? What important characteristic about the Bucs defense is helping it to make up for the lack of sacks? What great play by Tampa Bay is falling under the radar? Get the answers to these questions plus notes on Joey Galloway, and the college game of the week in this FREE PI Quick Hits.
Smith, Williams Questionable For Lions
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden discussed the status of his injured players, and the official injury report was released. TE Alex Smith and RB Carnell Williams are both questionable. Williams is listed with a hamstring injury, and S Jermaine Phillips is doubtful to make his return this week.
Pewter Pre-Game Show: Week 12
Watch the Pewter Pre-Game Show now! Pewter Report's editorial staff tackles Game Eleven against the Lions in Detroit with "Keys To Victory," "Matchups To Watch" and three "Stats that are for Winners!" See predictions for the upcoming game as well!
Buccaneers Roar Back To Beat Lions, 38-20
UPDATED: The Bucs overcame a 17-point first quarter deficit in Detroit to defeat the winless Lions on Sunday, 38-20. Jeff Garcia threw TD passes to Ike Hilliard and Jerramy Stevens. Warrick Dunn scored on a run, and Clifton Smith and Ronde Barber contributed special teams and defensive TDs, respectively. The 8-3 Bucs are now atop the NFC South.
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved to 8-3 on the season with a 38-20, come-from-behind win in Detroit on Sunday. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' win over the Lions? They sound off in this article.
Bucs Post-Game Quotes
Tampa Bay fell behind Detroit 17-0 in the first quarter, but battled back to defeat the winless Lions in convincing fashion, 38-20. What did head coach Jon Gruden and his players say about the big win? Read their comments in this article.
Game Grades: Offense
How did the Buccaneers offense grade out in their 38-20 win against the Detroit Lions? Did the offense have any A grade performances? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Game Grades: Defense
Tampa Bay overcame a 17-0 first quarter deficit to defeat the Lions in Detroit on Sunday, 38-20. Which defensive players stood out en route to the Bucs' eighth win of the season? Which ones didn't? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
Bucs Poised For Playoff Push
The 8-3 Bucs are in first place in the NFC South division and control their playoff destiny with just five games remaining in the 2008 regular season. Tampa Bay's next three games are against NFC South rivals, but the Bucs are only focused on their next opponent - the New Orleans Saints.
NFC Playoff Watch
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 8-3 and in first place in the NFC South division thanks to Carolina losing to Atlanta on Sunday. PewterReport.com will keep Tampa Bay fans updated on how the Bucs fit into the NFC playoff picture over the last five games of the season.
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's 12th 2008 regular season opponent - the New Orleans Saints. How do the Bucs match up against the Saints at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more information regarding the Bucs-Saints matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
Chat Transcript - 11/25
Did you miss the Pewter Report Chat Session on Tuesday night? Not to worry. Pewter Report provides a transcript from the 30-minute chat session, which was hosted by Pewter Report Bucs beat writer Jim Flynn.
Pewter Report Chat Session Tonight
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 Jim Flynn will be on hand to provide answers and inside scoop in this 30-minute chat session.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 13
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on their NFC South division rival, the New Orleans Saints, at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the Saints? Get their picks for this week's games in this article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the New Orleans Saints in Week 13 of the 2008 regular season on Sunday. What happened the last time these two division rivals met? How did the Saints fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Saints game.
Phillips, Smith Could Return Sunday
Bucs head coach Jon Gruden is optimistic that Tampa Bay could see the return of two injured starters for Sunday. Tight end Alex Smith has been out with an ankle injury the last two games, and safety Jermaine Phillips has missed three games with a broken forearm. Plus, the running backs continue to produce.
Barber Named NFC Defensive Player Of The Week
Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 12 on Wednesday. Barber intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown en route to Tampa Bay's 38-20 win over Detroit.
Pewter Pre-Game Show: Week 13
Watch the Pewter Pre-Game Show now! Pewter Report's editorial staff tackles Game 12 against the Saints 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!
Bucs Defense Prepares For Toughest Test Yet
The Buccaneers defense could face the biggest offensive challenge of the season with this Sunday's visit from the New Orleans Saints. Bucs players and coaches have great respect for the Saints, and are getting up for the contest. Plus, the Bucs updated their injuries and could have two starters back.
The 8-3 Buccaneers are in first place in the NFC South division with five games remaining in the season. What else do the Bucs have to be thankful for this holiday season? Find out in this Pewter Insider column.
Smith Getting Better, Phillips Likely To Play
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting closer to getting their starting tight end back. Alex Smith practiced for the second straight game, and Bucs coach Jon Gruden said safety Jermaine Phillips looks as if he will return to play the Saints on Sunday. Plus notes on Cadillac Williams and Clifton Smith.