Pewter Report Articles Archive
Freeman: "I Have A Lot Of Confidence In Myself"
Bucs QB Josh Freeman takes to the podium every Thursday at One Buc Place in front of the local media to discuss the previous week's game. Normally Pewter Report doesn't post the transcript, but with Freeman struggling somewhat, particularly last week at New Orleans, we thought we would publish a Q & A from Thursday's press conference for our readers to to get Freeman's take.
Bucs Receivers Will Value Fleck's Lessons
The Tampa Bay players and coaching staff will all miss what receivers coach P.J. Fleck has brought to the team this season, but Fleck's receivers will always remember what they've learned from the new Western Michigan head coach.
No Surprise, Bucs-Rams Blacked Out
The Buccaneers announced that Sunday's final home game against the Rams will not be shown on local television, coming as no surprise to anyone, as Tampa Bay has struggled to sell tickets, even in the middle of their mid-season successful run.
2011 Bucs Say 2012 Team Is Completely Different
Buccaneer players on Wednesday told Pewter Report that the 2012 team is completely different than last season's 4-12 squad and that there is no quit in this team despite a 41-0 loss on Sunday to the Saints. All the players agreed they were looking forward to getting back on the winning track this Sunday against St. Louis.
Schiano Says Bucs Still Trying to Establish A "New Culture"
After giving his players two days off head coach Greg Schiano and the Buccaneers returned to the practice field as they prepare to face the Rams on Sunday, and attempt to stop a four-game losing streak. Schiano spoke to the media following Wednesday's practice on a number of subjects including trying to establish a new culture.
The Buccaneers' Christmas Wish List
What do Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Greg Schiano want to find in their stockings at Christmastime heading into a new year? What can Santa bring the Bucs in 2013? Mark Cook has the answers in this Pewter Report article.
PR's 2013 Bucs Future Forecast Issue Is Now Available Online
Pewter Report's 2013 Bucs Future Forecast Issue is now available on PewterReport.com for our Pewter Insider subscribers. With eight insightful columns and articles about the Buccaneers as they had into the 2013 season, check out PR's 2013 Bucs Future Forecast Issue now.
Pewter Prospect: TE Michael Williams
Could the Buccaneers use a better blocking tight end with underrated receiving ability? Could Tampa Bay benefit from having another player with championship experience like Alabama tight end Michael Williams on its team? Find out in this Pewter Prospect.
Pewter Prospect: CB Desmond Trufant
Could the Buccaneers use a cover cornerback capable of playing both man and zone coverage? What other attributes does Washington CB Desmond Trufant bring to the table that the Bucs might be interested in? Find out in this Pewter Prospect.
Buccaneers' 2013 Future Forecast
Which Bucs will stay and which ones will go in 2013? Where does Tampa Bay stand salary cap-wise and will there be any cap casualties? Scott Reynolds explores these topics in Pewter Report's annual Future Forecast about the 2013 Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay Needs To Sign A Starting CB In Free Agency
Although the Buccaneers signed Eric Wright in in the 2012 offseason, the team will have to bolster its' worst-rated pass defense in 2013 by once again hitting free agency to find a starting-caliber cornerback. Pewter Report's Haley Cornish looks at some of the top CBs that could be available in March.
Point-Counterpoint: The Biggest Surprise About The Bucs In 2012
What has been the biggest surprise about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012? Has it been Doug Martin's success running behind a makeshift line or the improved play of Tampa Bay's front seven? Mark Cook and Scott Reynolds debate this topic in Point-Counterpoint.
Pewter Report Roundtable: Bucs at Saints
Are cracks beginning to show from within the Bucs locker room? How bad exactly was Josh Freeman's performance on Sunday? Is there an alternative available to even replace him? Read what Scott Reynolds and Mark Cook have to say in this week's edition of the Pewter Report Roundtable.
Schiano Not Worried About Anonymous Sources
Head coach Greg Schiano gave his team a rare Monday off following the 41-0 loss to the Saints on Sunday. Schiano did however hold his regular Monday afternoon press conference to discuss the details of the prior day's game, and in it, addressed several questions regarding the state of the Buccaneers who now sit at 6-8 on the season.
Bucs Given The Day Off; Freeman Says Team Remains Unified
Coming off a 41-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, the downtrodden Bucs were given the day off by head coach Greg Schiano. Reports of some division inside the locker room was reported on Monday by ProFootballTak.com, but QB Josh Freeman disputed the notion, saying his teammates remain unified.
PR Analysis: Tampa Bay's Defensive Game Grades vs. New Orleans
The Buccaneers surrendered 307 yards and four touchdowns to Saints QB
Drew Brees and 149 yards on the ground to the New Orleans rushing
attack, led by Mark Ingram, who had 90 yards and a touchdown. What game
grades did each unit receive? Find out in this Pewter Report article.
Bucs Blown Out In The Bayou: Most Impressive And Disappointing
Was there a most impressive player in Tampa Bay's shutout 41-0 loss to the Saints? Which players contributed the most to the team's poor performance against New Orleans? Find out what Pewter Report thinks in the weekly Most Impressive and Disappointing feature.
Schiano On The State Of The Team: "We Will Fight Back"
Head coach Greg Schiano spoke to the media minutes after Sunday's 41-0 loss to the Saints, virtually eliminating the Buccaneers from any hope of the playoffs. Schiano was obviously frustrated with the outcome but vowed to get things corrected.
Saints Embarrass Slumping Buccaneers, 41-0
Tampa Bay's offense and defense failed to show up in New Orleans as Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes while leading the Saints to a convincing 41-0 victory. Bucs QB Josh Freeman threw four interceptions in a dismal showing in Tampa Bay's worst loss of the season.
Saints's Vitt Impressed With Bucs
The Saints have had a turbulent season to say the least, but despite all the distractions, interim head coach Joe Vitt says there are no excuses. On his conference call this week to One Buc, Vitt talked about the problems the Saints have faced, and also how impressed he has been when watching Tampa Bay this season.
Bucs Five Keys To Victory: Week 15 vs. The Saints
Each week Pewter Report comes up with five keys that the Buccaneers should attempt to achieve in order to give them the best chance to win. Find out what Pewter Report thinks, then share your thoughts in this weekly pregame feature.
"Old Man" Gibson Shines in The Shadows
Gary Gibson is one of several unsung heroes on the Buccaneers roster who have helped turned their rush defense around, going from last in 2011, to No.1 in the league this season. At age 30, Gibson is one of the oldest players on the entire football team, and by far the oldest defensive lineman.
SR's Fab 5 - 12-14
Interesting comments from former Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and former Bucs players from the 2002 Super Bowl season, insight into the former Warren Sapp vs. Keyshawn Johnson feud, Gerald McCoy's revenge and proof that Josh Freeman isn't as bad or mediocre as you might think – all in this edition of SR's Fab 5.
Pewter Report Chat Transcript With Mark Cook 12-14
The Pewter Report Chat will be held Friday at 11 a.m. and hosted by Mark Cook. At 10 a.m. you can begin submitting your questions by opening the dialogue box below. Join us at 11 a.m. for the live chat, or visit after noon to read the full transcript.
Schiano: "McCoy Has Gotten Better And More Consistent"
The Buccaneers were again back on the practice field Thursday in preparation for Sunday's road trip to face their NFC South divisional rivals the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Greg Schiano spoke to the media following practice and touched on a number of subjects ranging from Gerald McCoy to Saints QB Drew Brees.
Barron Looks Forward To Challenge In New Orleans
Tampa Bay's secondary has been the most picked on unit of the team by both fans and opposing offenses. Sunday's game against New Orleans will give the defensive backs a chance to redeem themselves after allowing Drew Brees to pass for 377 yards and four touchdowns in week seven.