Pewter Report Articles Archive
Game Grades: Defense
The Bucs stunned the Saints in New Orleans by pulling off a 20-17 overtime win Sunday. Which defensive players stood out during Tampa Bay's upset and come-from-behind win over New Orleans? Which ones didn't? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
Morris Responds To Cowher Report
Bucs head coach Raheem Morris responded to this morning's report regarding Tampa Bay's interest in former Pittsburgh head coach Bill Cowher following the Bucs' 20-17 upset win over the New Orleans Saints. Find out what Morris said in this article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17 of the 2009 regular season. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Falcons fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview Tampa Bay's regular season finale vs. Atlanta.
Enemy Profile: Falcons
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's 16th and final opponent of the 2009 regular season - the Atlanta Falcons. How do the Bucs match up against the Falcons at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more info regarding the Bucs-Falcons matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 17
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Did any Pewter Reporters pick the Bucs to beat the Falcons in both teams' regular season finales? Get their picks for each of this week's games in this article.
How Has Freeman Fared Compared To Other Rookie QBs?
How has Josh Freeman fared compared to the first-round quarterbacks in his draft class? Who likely was rooting harder for the Bucs to win than anybody on Sunday? How bad have the Bucs been this year in terms of third down conversions and scoring? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
Bucs Sign Spurlock, Release Figurs
The Bucs brought back a familiar face to return kicks in their final two games. Tampa Bay signed WR Micheal Spurlock and cut WR Yamon Figurs. Spurlock returned the first kick for a touchdown in franchise history in 2007. Spurlock replaces Sammie Stroughter and Clifton Smith who are on injured reserve.
Shot At Redemption
Tampa Bay is determined to rebound from its horrific outing vs. New Orleans when the two teams met one month ago. The Saints defeated the Bucs, 38-7, but much has changed since then, including Tampa Bay's defensive scheme.
Spurlock Happy To Return To Tampa Bay
Bucs WR Micheal Spurlock is excited to be back in Tampa Bay. Spurlock signed with the Bucs Tuesday. He was the first player in the team's history to return a kickoff for a touchdown. The Bucs will use either Spurlock or RB Kareem Huggins to fill in for Clifton Smith and Sammie Stroughter in the return game.
Several Players Limited In Practice
Tampa Bay had several injured players limited in practice on Wednesday, including WRs Michael Clayton (knee) and Antonio Bryant (groin), S Tanard Jackson (knee) and TE Kellen Winslow (knee). The 2-12 Bucs are hoping to have those players play against the 13-1 Saints, who are banged up.
Several Bucs Players Questionable For Saints Game
The Bucs are banged up heading into their contest against their NFC South division rival - the New Orleans Saints. Several Bucs players are questionable for Sunday's contest, including C Jeff Faine, WRs Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton, S Tanard Jackson and RB Derrick Ward.
Bucs Claim WR Bradley, Waive CB Anderson
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a pair of roster moves Wednesday, claiming WR Mark Bradley off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs. In order to make room for Bradley on their 53-man roster, the Bucs released cornerback Brandon Anderson.
Pewter Report president and avid Tampa Bay fan Hugh MacArthur offers up 12 takes on the Buccaneers in his Dirty Dozen column. Should Raheem Morris and Mark Dominik stay on in 2010? How did the Glazers lose fan support? Can the Bucs beat the Saints? The answers and more are inside the Dirty Dozen.
Faine Added To Injury Report
Tampa Bay center Jeff Faine (elbow) and safety Tanard Jackson (knee) were limited in practice on Christmas Eve. Both players are nursing injuries heading into the Bucs' game in New Orleans. PewterReport.com has the latest injury news, plus Raheem Morris' thoughts on new WR Mark Bradley, in this article.
PI Quick Hits
Which position has emerged as an area of concern for the Buccaneers defense? Read the second part on Bucs receiver Antonio Bryant here with some insight into the Bucs players-only meeting this season. How good is the Gaines Adams trade looking? Find out in this PI Quick Hits.
Report: Bucs Contact Cowher
The 2-12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly reached out to former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher about coaching the team in 2010, according to NFL.com. Cowher, who is retired and works as an analyst for CBS, took the Steelers to two Super Bowls and won one.
Bisaccia, Baker, Nunn to Leave Bucs
ESPN is reporting that Buccaneers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia will be leaving Tampa Bay to coach at the University of Tennessee after the season. Defensive backs coach Joe Baker and defensive line coach Robert Nunn won't return in 2010 according to the report.
Barber Indicates He Will Retire If Morris Doesn't Return In 2010
From an upcoming interview for the January edition of the Pewter Report Conversation, Bucs CB Ronde Barber revealed that he is prepared to retire if head coach Raheem Morris does not return in 2010. There has been speculation that Morris may be fired after the Bucs' three-win season in favor of Bill Cowher.
Morris Fields Questions Regarding His Future With The Bucs
One day after Tampa Bay's 20-17 overtime win in New Orleans, Bucs head coach Raheem Morris fielded more questions regarding his job security and the NFL.com report regarding ownership's interest in former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher. Read Morris' comments in this article.
Graham, Wilkerson Land On IR
Buccaneers FB Earnest Graham (torn toe ligament) and DE Jimmy Wilkerson (torn ACL) will miss the Bucs final game of the season. Head coach Raheem Morris said he wants more playmaking from SS Sabby Piscitelli. Morris also hits on the running game and K Connor Barth.