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PR's 2012 Bucs Midseason Issue Is Now Available Online
Pewter Report's 2012 Bucs Midseason Awards Issue is now available on
PewterReport.com for our Pewter Insider subscribers. With 10 insightful
columns and articles about the Buccaneers and their performance
in the first half of the season, check out PR's Midseason Awards Issue now.
SR's Fab 5 - 11-9
Why is Bucs DE Michael Bennett having such a great season? Which two NFL
Draft prospects at DE should the Bucs be targeting? Get the answers and
more in SR’s Fab 5.
Pewter Prospect: CB David Amerson
With so many questions in the secondary in 2012 and moving forward,
will the Bucs explore the option of drafting a cornerback early in the
2013 draft? Why would NC State’s big and aggressive ballhawk be a good
fit in Tampa Bay? Find out here.
Pewter Prospect: OT Brennan Williams
Do the Buccaneers have a need for a big, versatile offensive tackle with a big wingspan? In what round would Tampa Bay consider drafting North Carolina offensive tackle Brennan Williams, and would he be a good fit with the Bucs? Find out in this Pewter Prospect article.
Bostad Is Working Wonders With Tampa Bay’s O-line
The Bucs have only two opening day starters remaining along the
offensive line, and have lost two Pro Bowlers to season-ending injuries.
Yet Tampa Bay’s offense has never been more prolific thanks to O-line
coach Bob Bostad.
PR Chat Transcript With Mark Cook 11-9
The weekly Pewter Report Chat takes place every Friday exclusively for our Insiders. Join editor Mark Cook for this week's chat Friday at 11 a.m. and get your questions answered. Following the chat we will publish the full transcript.
Freeman's Big Production A Result From Little Changes
Tampa Bay's fourth-year quarterback Josh Freeman has hit his stride since the bye Week 5 playing with a high confidence level, better decision making, and more accurate passing. Many factors play into the equation for Freeman's improvement, but quite possibly, one has been overlooked until now.
Schiano Makes Light Of Sporting News Poll
Bucs head coach Greg Schiano spoke to the media following Thursday's practice and discussed the job the offensive line has done, the mishaps on special teams, and ended the press conference by making light of the Sporting News Poll where Schiano was voted the coach players would least like to play for.
Bucs-Chargers Game Blacked Out Sunday
Despite a two-game winning streak, a 4-4 record and an record setting offensive performance over the last month, the Buccaneers announced Thursday that their Sunday matchup against the Chargers will be blacked out.
Bucs' Secondary Struggling On And Off The Field
The Bucs' secondary has struggled on the field throughout the season ranked last in the league against the pass, but the latest transgression shows that the defensive backs' continue to struggle off the field as well.
Schiano Says Black Will Play Against The Chargers
Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano spoke to the media Wednesday and discussed the latest Buccaneer to make headlines for an off-the-field incident, what makes Vincent Jackson special, and talked about being No. 1 against the run and the struggles in the pass defense.
Schiano Pleased With Martin, Says Secondary Not There Yet
After a long flight back from Oakland, Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano met with the media Monday afternoon at One Buc Place and discussed the effort of rookie sensation Doug Martin, the need for the secondary to improve, and said he was happy with the way the O-Line battled.
Pewter Report Roundtable - Bucs vs. Raiders
What did the staff of Pewter Report think of Sunday's 42-32 game at Oakland? In this weekly postgame feature PewterReport.com discusses the leadership of Greg Schiano, the record-setting performance of Doug Martin, offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and the play of linebacker Lavonte David, among other topics.
Bucs Hold Off Raiders' Rally; Most Impressive And Disappointing
Which players provided the spark needed for the Buccaneers to even their record to 4-4? What players will need to rebound before the Chargers come to town next week? Find out what Mark Cook thinks in this weekly post game feature, The Most Impressive and Disappointing List.
Bucs' Five Keys To Victory Week 9: The Raiders Revisited
In the Bucs' 42-32 win over the Raiders, Tampa Bay picked up their first win in franchise history in Oakland and accomplished all but one of the keys needed to clinch the road victory in hostile territory. The Bucs patchwork O-Line held their end of the bargain as rookie Doug Martin ran for 251 yards and 4 TDs and Josh Freeman was sacked only once.
Martin Runs Roughshod Over Raiders In Bucs' 42-32 Victory
Rookie running back Doug Martin had a career day with 251 yards rushing and four TDs to key the Bucs' 42-32 victory against the Raiders for the franchise's first-ever win in Oakland. The Bucs defense allowed four TD passes by Carson Palmer, but picked him off three times. Josh Freeman threw two TD passes in the win.
McFadden Respects Bucs Defense
Raiders running back Darren McFadden joined the local media on a conference call earlier this week to talk about Sunday's Raiders-Bucs matchup. McFadden respects the Bucs defense and knows it will be a challenge.
Bucs' Five Keys To Victory Week 9: The Raiders
Five keys hang in the balance of a Buccaneer victory in Oakland on Sunday as Tampa Bay faces their second of four AFC West opponents this season. The Bucs are a well-rested team, having played their last game, a 36-17 rout of the Vikings, on October 25, while the Raiders are coming into the matchup with back-to-back victories. The Bucs are 1-6 in the regular season against Oakland, but won the one that matters the most – a 48-21 Super Bowl XXXVII victory following the 2002 season.
Schiano Talks Talib Trade and Wright's Status
Bucs head coach Greg Schiano spoke to the media following Friday's final practice before heading to Oakland to take on the Raiders. Understandably, most questions were related to the Aqib Talib trade and the status of Eric Wright, but Schiano did say the decision on left guard has been made and will be revealed game time Sunday.
SR's Fab 5 - 11-2
What does the loss of Carl Nicks and the trading of Aqib Talib mean for the Bucs' 2012 season? Who are some of the top West Coast cornerback prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft? What was it like in the huddle after Donald Penn's brawl with Jared Allen? Get the answers and more in this week's SR's Fab 5.
Pewter Report Chat With SR Today At 11:00 a.m.
It's been a big week for the Bucs with the loss of LG Carl Nicks and the trade of CB Aqib Talib. Let's talk about in the Pewter Report Chat, which happens every Friday at 11:00 a.m. Bring your Bucs-related questions and join Scott Reynolds in the PR Chat room.