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Martin Or Jackson Expected To Join McCoy In Pro Bowl
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have two members of their team in the 2013 Pro Bowl as either RB Doug Martin or WR Vincent Jackson will be joining DT Gerald McCoy in Hawaii. Martin and Jackson are first alternates and a spot for a RB or a WR will open up after next Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
2013 East-West Shrine Game: Players To Watch This Week
The 87th annual East-West Shrine game practices begin on Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla. showcasing some of the country's best college football talent. PewterReport.com take a look at several players to keep an eye on this week.
SR's Fab 5 - 1-11
Why will it be so difficult to find a challenger for Bucs QB Josh Freeman this offseason? Why was DBs coach Ron Cooper released? Will Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan be next on the chopping block? Get the answers, plus inside scoop on DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, FS Ronde Barber and more in this edition of SR's Fab 5.
Bucs' Cooper Hired To Coach USF Secondary
The Buccaneers secondary, coached by Ron Cooper, was the worst in the NFL last season and now the former LSU assistant is moving across town to join Wille Taggart's staff at USF. At this time it is unclear if Cooper was let go by head coach Greg Schiano or asked to be released from his contract. Regardless, Schiano now has three holes to fill on his coaching staff.
PR Chat With Mark Cook: 1-11
Join Pewter Report's Mark Cook today at 11 a.m. for the weekly chat for Insiders. You can begin submitting questions at 10 a.m. then come back live, or read the full transcript that will be available immediately following the chat session.
PR Analysis: Draft Discussion 1-11
What team has two players that could help the Tampa offense? Who is in this week’s buried treasure? Pewter Report’s resident draft analyst Eric Dellaratta breaks it all down in this second installment of Draft Discussion.
PR's Underclassmen Entering The 2013 NFL Draft Tracker
Over 50 underclassmen have already decided to forgo their eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. PewterReport.com has compiled a list of all of the reported underclassmen that have entered the draft and that can be found right here.
Finding Freeman's Competition For 2013
According to head coach Greg Schiano and sources with the Buccaneers, it appears Tampa Bay wants to bring in competition for quarterback Josh Freeman. Not only to push him, but possibly succeed him if 2013 doesn't pan out well. Pewter Report takes a look at a weak free agent class – and a few other possibilities – in this article.
Bucs Being Patient In Not Extending Freeman In 2013
After seeing what happened when young QBs Mark Sanchez and Ryan Fitzpatrick were offered contract extensions prematurely, the Bucs will exercise patience with Josh Freeman and make him play out the final year of his rookie contract in 2013 without offering an extension.
Some Bucs On IR Might Not Be Back In 2013
A handful of Buccaneers that are currently on injured reserve may have
played their last down in Tampa Bay. Find out which Buccaneers may get
released in the offseason in this Pewter Report article by Scott Reynolds.
Joseph Is Buccaneers Man Of The Year Again
Even after suffering a season-ending knee injury in the preseason, Bucs Pro Bowl guard Davin Joesph stayed involved in the community, and his worked earned him the Buccaneers Man of the Year Award for the second season in a row.
SR's Fab 5 - 1-4
Why is Bucs DE Da'Quan Bowers poised for stardom in 2013? Will the Bucs offer QB Josh Freeman a contract extension in the offseason? How much salary cap room does Tampa Bay have in 2013? Get the answers to these questions, plus insight on LB Lavonte David and SS Mark Barron and more in this edition of SR's Fab 5.
Bucs Players Say Lessons Were Learned In 2012
As the Buccaneers cleaned out their lockers last week at One Buc Place, a handful spoke to Pewter Report regarding the 2012 season, and the culture change within the organization.
Pewter Report Chat With SR Transcript - 1-4
The first Pewter Report Chat of 2013 took place on Friday, January 4. Pewter Report publisher Scott Reynolds answered around two dozen Bucs-related questions for nearly an hour. Click here for a full transcript of the chat.
Bucs Turner Set to Become New Head Coach At FIU
The Buccaneers offensive success in 2012 has caused other programs to take notice. First P. J. Fleck was hired as the head coach at Western Michigan and now it appears QB coach Ron Turner will be joining Fleck as a head coach in the college ranks, reportedly taking the top job at Florida International.
PR Analysis: Draft Discussion 1-3
Who is going to the Senior Bowl? Who could be late-round draft steals?
What wide receiver could the Bucs select on day two? Pewter Report’s
resident draft analyst Eric Dellaratta breaks it all down in this Pewter Report feature.
Wright Likely To Be Released Before Spring OTAs
Barring any last minute change of heart, the Buccaneers will most likely release cornerback Eric Wright prior to the start of the upcoming offseason workouts. Wright is set to join the ranks of Tanard Jackson, Brian Price and Aqib Talib, players who failed to live up to the standards expected by head coach Greg Schiano and the Buccaneers' organization.
Sullivan To Inteview For Bears Head Coaching Job
The Buccaneers have already lost receivers' coach P.J. Fleck and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan could also be moving on. Reports have Sullivan set to interview for the Chicago Bears head coaching vacancy. Where do the Bucs turn in the event Sullivan leaves?
Black's NFL Future Uncertain As He Recovers From Injury
Buccaneers strongside linebacker Quincy Black has not yet recovered from nerve damage to his neck and shoulder from a big collision with Chargers running back Ryan Mathews, and the organization is concerned that it may be a career-ending injury.
The Right Move Would Be To Cut Wright
Although cutting Eric Wright would further weaken Tampa Bay’s already
weak cornerback position, it’s the right thing to do because of his
costly suspension for using Adderall and because, frankly, he’s not
worth the money he’s being paid, according to Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds.
Unrestricted Free Agent Bennett Wants To Remain A Buccaneer
Re-signing Buccaneers defensive end Michael Bennett, the team's leading sacker with nine in 2012, should be Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik's top priority this offseason. The good news for Dominik is that Bennett is eager to return, which should help contract negotiations.
Schiano Says Freeman Will Have Competition Next Season
Bucs head coach Greg Schiano spoke to the media on Monday and summarized the season while also previewing what is next for the organization. Schiano also said he believes in competition at every position including quarterback.
PR Analysis: Tampa Bay's Offensive Game Grades Vs. Atlanta
What grade did QB Josh Freeman earn after Sunday's 22-17 win over the Falcons? What about the play of rookie running back Doug Martin and the offensive line that didn't allow a sack of Freeman? Find out in this weekly postgame feature from Pewter Report.
PR Analysis: Tampa Bay's Defensive Game Grades Vs. Atlanta
What grade did Tampa Bay's secondary get for holding Atlanta QB Matt Ryan under 250 yards passing in the Bucs' 22-17 win in Week 17? What grade did the defensive line deserve for harassing Ryan all day and sacking him once? Find out in this Pewter Report article.
Schiano Proud Of How His Team Fought
The Buccaneers snapped a five-game losing streak on Sunday, beating the Falcons in Atlanta to earn their seventh win of the season. Head coach Greg Schiano spoke with the media moments after the 22-17 victory.
As Bucs Finish Fourth In NFC South, A Look To The 2013 Foes
Here is a look at the teams the Bucs will be playing in 2013. The Buccaneers, Saints and Panthers all finished the 2012 season with a 7-9 record and a 3-3 mark in the division, but Tampa Bay finished fourth in the NFC South due to a 4-8 mark in conference games, while New Orleans and Carolina posted 5-7 records in the NFC.
Bucs Down The Birds: Most Impressive And Disappointing
Which players had outstanding games that helped the Buccaneers end their five-game losing streak? Which players will be singled-out for mistakes when the Buccaneers have their final meetings of the season on Monday? Find out in this weekly postgame feature from Pewter Report.