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Phillips To Compete At Weakside Linebacker
Buccaneers veteran Jermaine Phillips discussed his move from safety to linebacker on Wednesday. Phillips is excited about the change, and his new position coach Joe Barry talked about how Phillips' size is on par with former Bucs linebackers Derrick Brooks and Shelton Quarles.
   
Graham, Ward Discuss McCown, Offense
Bucs running back Earnest Graham says he will be ready to participate fully in offseason workouts. Graham and new teammate Derrick Ward talked about their excitement for the Bucs offense, and the new zone-blocking scheme. Graham also says Tampa Bay doesn't need Jay Cutler due to having Luke McCown.
  
Youth Gone Wild
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting younger, but how young are they? What is the average age of the team, the offense, defense and projected active roster in 2009? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
   
McCown Ready To Lead
Tampa Bay quarterback Luke McCown is one of dozens of Bucs players participating in voluntary offseason workouts at One Buccaneer Place this week. McCown talked about several topics, including the Bucs' new offense and weapons, and the Jay Cutler rumors.
   
Bucs Sign LB Crowell
Tampa Bay signed Buffalo free agent linebacker Angelo Crowell on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Crowell, 27, started 41 games for the Bills over the past three seasons. He is expected to compete for the starting strongside linebacker job in Tampa Bay.
   
Pewter Report Chat Session - 1PM Tuesday
PewterReport.com will host a 30-minute chat session on Tuesday afternoon. Bring your Bucs-related questions and thoughts on free agency to the chat session, which will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
  
Chat Transcript - 3/24
Want the latest news on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Pewter Report hosted a 30-minute chat session on Tuesday afternoon. Get the latest Bucs and free agency news in this chat transcript.
  
2009 Bucs Draft Prospect: Davis
Do the Buccaneers have a need for a physical cover corner that has a great combination of size and athleticism? Is Illinois' Vontae Davis on the Bucs draft radar? Would Tampa Bay consider drafting a cornerback in the first round two years in a row? Find out the answers to these questions in this Prospect Profile.
   
Wash To Coach DEs, Nunn To Coach DTs
Tampa Bay decided to have two defensive line coaches on its staff when it hired Robert Nunn in January, but PewterReport.com has learned what their individual responsibilities will be in 2009. Todd Wash and Nunn will coach the DEs and DTs, respectively. That's a good thing, according to Bucs DT Greg Peterson.
   
Johnson Will Compete To Start, Griese Not Present Yet
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Johnson said he is competing to be the starting quarterback. Johnson discussed the competition and learning the new offense. Thus far this offseason, quarterback Brian Griese has not been at One Buc Place working with Johnson and quarterback Luke McCown.
   
Faine Feels New Offense Fits Bucs' O-line
Bucs center Jeff Faine doesn't like how his group finished the 2008 season. The offensive line's goal is to dominate on a consistent basis, but they're going to have to do that in Jeff Jagodzinski's new scheme.
  
Faine, Johnson Offer Insight Into New Offense
How does Jeff Jagodzinski's offense compare to Jon Gruden's for QB Josh Johnson and C Jeff Faine? What type of progress has Johnson made since his rookie year? Which line mates have impressed Faine? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
  
PI Quick Hits
Where does quarterback Josh Johnson stand in his development? What does Derrick Ward have to say about new running backs coach Steve Logan? Plus center Jeff Faine talks about filling the leadership vacuum and being reunited with tight end Kellen Winslow.
   
Get Your Copy Of The Pewter Report Draft Preview
Pewter Report is putting the finishing touches on its 88-page Draft Preview, which will be mailed to subscribers and posted in PDF format next week. Bucs fans that subscribe by Friday, April 3 will receive this must-read issue as part of their annual subscription. Call 1-800-881-BUCS(2827) or subscribe on-line.
   
Bucs Preseason Opponents Announced
The Bucs announced their 2009 preseason opponents on Monday. The Bucs will open the preseason with two straight road games in Tennessee and Jacksonville. Tampa Bay will conclude the preseason at home vs. Miami and Houston. The Bucs-Dolphins game on Aug. 27 will be on national television.
   
Griese, Others Missing From Voluntary Mini-Camp
The Buccaneers kicked off their three-day voluntary mini-camp at One Buc Place on Tuesday morning. Four players – QB Brian Griese, RBs Earnest Graham and Cadillac Williams, and T Donald Penn – were not participating in the morning workout.
  
Inside Bucs Mini-Camp: Tuesday A.M.
The media was permitted to watch the first 30 minutes of Tampa Bay’s first mini-camp practice under new head coach Raheem Morris on Tuesday morning? What caught Pewter Report’s eye during the voluntary workout? Get PewterReport.com’s insight and observations from Bucs mini-camp in this article.
   
Morris Leads His First Day
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris ran his first practices as head coach on Tuesday during the team's mini-camp. Morris discussed his objective during this mini-camp. Plus coaches and players complimented Morris speech in his first team meeting.
  
Inside Bucs Mini-Camp: Tuesday P.M.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers afternoon practice featured some explosive plays from the offense, and some solid play from one of their young linebackers. Which new Buccaneer had a big play in the passing game? Who was running with the first team at linebacker and the defensive line? Find out in this Pewter Insider.
   
Bucs Mini-Camp Notebook: Tuesday
Want the latest news on the Buccaneers from their first mini-camp of the year? PewterReport.com has this information-packed notebook with news and notes from One Buc Place.
   
Bryant: "I'm Not Unhappy About Being A Franchise Player"
Bucs WR Antonio Bryant, who was hit with the franchise tag after a breakout season in 2008, stated that he was happy about remaining a Buc this season despite reports to the contrary during the offseason. Bryant's only regret is that he didn't have the opportunity to get a long-term deal in free agency.
  
Inside Bucs Mini-Camp: Wednesday A.M.
How did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look in their third mini-camp practice, which was held at One Buccaneer Place on Wednesday morning? Pewter Report has analysis and observations from the workout in this article.
   
Stevens Anticipates Big Year With Winslow
Buccaneers tight end Jerramy Stevens talked about his decision to return to Tampa Bay after testing the open market. Stevens initially thought that he would have to move on when the team traded for Kellen Winslow, but the Bucs were quick to dispel those thoughts.
   
Jags Says Bucs Will Be Run First Attack
Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski said his offense is going to be a run first attack. Jagodzinski believes quarterback Luke McCown is a great fit for the offense. Jagodzinski discussed the implementation of the zone-blocking scheme. Plus Jagodzinski discusses Josh Johnson, Derrick Ward, and more.
   
Winslow Opts Out Of Voluntary Workouts
Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow held himself out of practice Wednesday, according to head coach Raheem Morris, who said Winslow opted not to participate in the voluntary workouts. The Bucs conclude their mini-camp on Thursday morning.
   
Cutler's Former Teammate Says Any Team In Need Of A QB Wants Cutler
Denver quarterback Jay Cutler is officially on the trading block, and any team in need of a QB likely is after Cutler, according to his former teammate, Bucs linebacker Niko Koutouvides, who defended and praised Cutler on Wednesday.
   
Faine, Winslow Sidelined At Mini-Camp
Tampa Bay center Jeff Faine and tight end Kellen Winslow did not practice on Wednesday morning. Faine is sidelined with a back injury. However, it is not yet known why Winslow is sidelined. Several players were held out of the afternoon practice.
   
Adams Aims To Become A Double-Digit Sacker
Bucs DE Gaines Adams wants to live up to the expectations that come with being the fourth overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft. That means having a breakout 2009 season and finally becoming a double-digit sacker. Adams is hopeful that Jim Bates' new defensive scheme will help him pile up the sacks this year.
   
Morris Steers Clear Of Cutler Questions
Bucs head coach Raheem Morris was asked about Tampa Bay's interest in trading for Denver quarterback Jay Cutler on Wednesday. Morris did his best to not violate league-tampering rules while fielding questions regarding Cutler.
  
Inside Bucs Mini-Camp: Wednesday P.M.
How did Buccaneers quarterback Luke McCown and Josh Johnson fare throwing the football on Wednesday afternoon? Which defensive group stood out in seven-on-seven drills? How is cornerback Ronde Barber doing in the new man coverage system? Find out in this insider article.
 
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