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Saints Sink Bucs: Most Impressive and Disappointing
Which Buccaneers players shined in the team's 35-28 loss on Sunday
against the Saints? Who needs to step up their game before the Bucs travel to Minnesota Thursday night? Find out the most impressive and the most disappointing from Sunday's heartbreaking loss.
Bucs’ Five Keys To Victory Week 7: The Saints Revisited
In the Bucs' heart wrenching 28-35 loss to New Orleans, Tampa Bay didn’t fare well on accomplishing many of the keys except one. The Bucs defense couldn’t stiffen the Saints offense, who entered the game with the best passing offense in the NFL.
Saints Stun Bucs: Locker Room Reaction
The Buccaneers locker room was somber following the 35-28 loss to New Orleans on Sunday. PewterReport.com was in the locker room and below is a sample of quotes directly from the players.
Bucs' Rally Falls Short In Heartbreaking, 35-28 Loss To Saints
The Bucs had a 21-7 lead over the Saints in the second quarter, but trailed 35-21 in the fourth quarter before Tampa Bay's rally fell short in a 35-28 loss to New Orleans. Josh Freeman completed 24-of-42 passes for a career-high 420 yards with three TDs, but his fourth TD on the game's final play was overturned by a penalty.
PR Analysis: Tampa Bay's Defensive Game Grades vs. New Orleans
The Bucs defense failed to record a sack against Drew Brees on Sunday. What type of grade does the D-line get? What type of grade does Tampa Bay's secondary deserve after surrendering 377 passing yards and four touchdowns? Find out in this Pewter Report article.
Schiano Says Loss To Saints Falls Back On Coaching
A frustrated Greg Schiano met with the media following Sunday's heartbreaking loss to the Saints 35-28. Schiano talked out the defensive issues, the inability to score on four downs from the one-yard line and the questionable last play of the game, among other subjects.
Selmon Honored For His Lasting Contributions
Legendary football player and humanitarian Lee Roy Selmon was honored by a state resolution designating October 20 as Lee Roy Selmon Day across the state of Florida. On Friday Selmon's widow Claybra and their children were on hand at One Buccaneer Place to officially receive the honor.
Bucs’ Five Keys To Victory Week 7: The Saints
Five keys hang in the balance of a Buccaneer victory over division rival New Orleans who are sitting in the NFC South basement with Carolina at 1-4. The Bucs have won four of the last seven meetings at home, including a stunning 26-20 victory last season at Raymond James Stadium and pulling it off once again will rely solely on stopping Drew Brees.
In The Lab: TE Danny Noble
The tight end position has come under fire for lack of productivity in Tampa Bay this year, but could rookie Danny Noble step up and become a factor as the season goes on? Find out in this In The Lab feature on PewterReport.com.
Bowers' Status Sunday Still Undetermined
The Buccaneers wrapped up practice Friday afternoon in preparation for Sunday's matchup with the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Greg Schiano took to the podium at One Buc for his final post-practice press conference and talked about the Saints, the throwback game and where Da'Quan Bowers stands.
Behind Enemy Lines: Game 6- The New Orleans Saints
Each week PewterReport.com gathers intel from the Buccaneers' upcoming opponent. This week we speak to Mike Triplett, Saints columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune
and Nola.com who has been covering the Saints since 2005.
Pewter Report Chat With Mark Cook Transcript 10-19
Pewter Report's Mark Cook hosted the weekly chat on Friday answering your questions about the Buccaneers. You can read the full transcript here. Join Scott Reynolds next week for the next edition of the weekly Pewter Report Chat, exclusively for our Pewter Report Insiders.
SR's Fab 5 - 10-19
What Bucs records are WRs Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson on pace to break? Where does Tampa Bay's WRs corps rank among the other NFC South units? Has C Jeremy Zuttah been earning his paycheck? What high-profile LB desperately wanted to be a Buccaneer three years ago? Get the answers and more inside scoop in SR's Fab 5
Brees Vs. Bucs D: Something Has To Give
The Bucs' secondary have already seen tough quarterbacks this season; they're about to meet their toughest challenge yet. Drew Brees will look to carry his 48 games with a passing TD record alive, while the Bucs, who have not allowed a passing touchdown in three games, will try to end the streak Sunday.
Bucs Avoid Blackout, Saints Game Will Be Broadcast Locally
The Bucs home game against the Saints on Sunday will be the first of the season, and only third game in three seasons, to be seen on local television. The Buccaneers announced early Thursday they had met the 85 percent threshold to lift the the blackout.
Barron, Barber Making Early Pro Bowl Push
A hot start to the 2012 season has put SS Mark Barron and FS Ronde Barber into contention for a Pro Bowl spot on the NFC roster. Barron, the Bucs' top pick in 2012, is off to a better statistical start than Eric Berry was when he made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2010 for Kansas City.
Pewter Confidential 10-17
Why will the Buccaneers bring Aqib Talib back after his suspension? How did guard Jamon Meredith grade out in his first start? What really went on inside the Buccaneers locker room in 2011? Get these answers and more in Mark Cook's Pewter Confidential.
Bucs Proceed With Caution As Bowers Returns
Tampa Bay DE Da'Quan Bowers returned to the practice fields at One Buc Wednesday after being sidelined five months with a torn Achilles tendon. The Bucs will have three weeks to evaluate the second-year defensive end to determine when he could be activated, but Bowers is excited to be back even in a limited capacity.
Biggers Stepping Up To The Challenge
Buccaneer CB E.J. Biggers stepped in nicely Sunday for the suspended Aqib Talib and assisted Ronde Barber on his pick-six. Biggers, who sat out the entire preseason and part of the regular season with a foot injury, says he was just doing his job.
Maximizing Opportunities May Elevate Underwood
Since re-signing with Tampa Bay in September, Tiquan Underwood has been a model of hard work, positive attitude, and maximizing opportunities. Those traits may have elevated Underwood to the legitimate third wide receiver in the Bucs' offense.
Bucs' Run Game Took A Step Forward With Meredith
In his first start at RG, Jamon Meredith helped the ground attack to amass 145 yards against the Chiefs, was steady in pass protection, and was not flagged for a penalty. The Bucs' run game may have taken a big step forward with Meredith at right guard.