Pewter Report Articles Archive
Bucs - Chiefs Injury Report 10-11
The Bucs and Chiefs released their second injury report for the week heading into Sunday's matchup at Raymond James Stadium. Kansas City QB Matt Cassel has been ruled out, giving Brady Quinn the nod. For Tampa Bay, starting nose tackle Roy Miller did not practice due to a back injury.
Schiano Encouraged Bowers Will Return This Season
Bucs head coach Greg Schiano spoke to the media following Thursday's practice. Among the things discussed was the decision at right guard, he feels Mike Sullivan is very calm under pressure, and he is encouraged by what he sees from Da'Quan Bowers' progression.
Bucs’ First Quarter Progress Report
How many preseason Pewter Predictions are on target thus far through the
first four games of the 2012 season? Will Pewter Report adjust its
forecast of a 7-9 record for Tampa Bay? Find out in Scott Reynolds' End Zone column.
PR's In-Season Issue Now Available On PewterReport.com
Pewter Report's 2012 Bucs In-Season Issue is now available on
PewterReport.com for our Pewter Insider subscribers. With 13 insightful
columns and articles articles about the Buccaneers and their performance in the first quarter of the season, check out PR's In-Season Issue now.
Trueblood Possibly To Start At Guard Sunday
The Buccaneers have struggled running the football in 2012 and some of the issues coincide with the loss of right guard Davin Joseph who was injured during the preseason. The coaching staff appears determined to find a solution, and lineup changes are being considered with veteran tackle Jeremy Trueblood possibly inserted at guard beginning this week.
Chiefs' Mistakes Could Lead To A Bucs Win
The Chiefs enter Sunday's game against the Bucs with an NFL-worst -15 turnover ratio. The Bucs have to capitalize on Kansas City mistakes to ensure a victory this week.
Schiano Says Bucs Haven't Settled On Right Guard For Sunday –Yet
Bucs coach Greg Schiano met with the media on Wednesday following practice and talked about the matchup this week with Kansas City, the possibility of Jeremy Trueblood filling in for Davin Joseph at right guard and the maturation of wide receiver Mike William among other subjects.
Pewter Prospect: OL Barrett Jones
With so many questions on the offensive line in 2012 – some due to
injury, will the Bucs explore the option of drafting an offensive
lineman in the 2013 draft? Why would Alabama’s Do-Everything O-Lineman
be a good fit in Tampa Bay? Find out in this Pewter Prospect.
Pewter Prospect: CB Jordan Poyer
Will the Buccaneers select a cornerback early in the 2013 NFL Draft?
Could the team use a playmaking interceptor like Oregon State’s Jordan
Poyer? Find out in this Pewter Prospect.
4 Players That Could Help The Bucs In 2013
The Bucs are 1-3 through four games in the 2012 season. Pewter Report
takes a look at four players that could help the areas of need in Tampa
Bay in the first round next year.
Byner’s NFL Experience A Big Benefit To Martin, Blount
Buccaneers running backs coach Earnest Byner is helping Tampa Bay's backfield the way he helped out others when he was a player in Cleveland, Washington and Baltimore, and hopes to get Doug Martin and LeGarrette Blount on track after the bye week.
These Bucs Have Been MIA In Recent Weeks
The Buccaneers have gotten great production from some of their players to start the 2012 season, but some players have been missing in action. Pewter Report's Mark Cook identifies six Tampa Bay players that need to step up after the bye week.
Trueblood's Transition Familiar To Nicks
In his seventh year, Bucs' Jeremy Trueblood will attempt to make the transition from tackle to guard. Carl Nicks, who played tackle in college, feels Trueblood has what it takes to play inside.
Bucs' Byham May Come Up Big In Run Blocking
Signed by Tampa Bay last week, the addition of tight end Nate Byham was overlooked by many, but Byham may be a key contributor to the Bucs' running game the remainder of the season.
Schiano Says Changes May Be Coming At Right Guard Spot
Bucs head coach Greg Schiano spoke with the media Monday afternoon following Tampa Bay's first practice back from the bye week. Schiano discussed the extra days to prepare for Kansas City, the position change at right guard, and gave a brief evaluation of the team through four games.
Lynch, Sapp Among Nine Bucs In HOF Consideration
While Warren Sapp and John Lynch are the most noticeable names on the Hall of Fame short list, seven other players who spent time in Tampa Bay are also in the mix, although long shots. Possible future Hall of Famer Ronde Barber talked about his former teammates to PewterReport.com recently.
Sullivan And Schiano Striving To Find Freeman's Comfort Zone
Buccaneer QB Josh Freeman has been accurate and effective in the first quarter of the season throwing the deep ball. The fourth year quarterback is comfortable and confident Tampa Bay's offense has the weapons it needs to be productive heading into their 12-game stretch to end the season.
Pewter Report Chat Transcript With Mark Cook Friday 10-5
Pewter Report's Mark Cook hosted a live chat Friday at 11 a.m. for our insiders, a weekly feature on PewterReport.com. Cook answered a number of questions ranging from Josh Freeman to his impression of the new staff. Check out the full transcript here and remember to join us every Friday!
Bucs' Bye Week Comes At The Perfect Time
The Bucs have a bye week this week, giving them the perfect opportunity to go back through the first quarter of the season and diagnose what they need to do to improve on their 1-3 record. Although they will be away from One Buc Place physically, many players will balance taking a break and continuing to move forward mentally.
Schiano Feels Bucs Will Be Ready For 12-Game Run
At the final press conference of the week, Bucs head coach Greg Schiano discussed his thoughts on having an early bye, is pleased with Mike Williams so far this season, and expect Eric Wright to be ready for Kansas City.
Pewter Confidential 10-3
How does cornerback Eric Wright stack up against some bigger named free agents who were signed last spring? How has Wright fit in so far in the Buccaneers locker room? What changes have been made by the Buccaneers in tracking tackle totals? Find out these answers and more in Mark Cook's Pewter Confidential.
Two Mistakes In Two Minutes Cost The Bucs Their Second Win
Bucs defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan spoke to the media Tuesday afternoon and discussed in detail how two plays cost the Bucs their second win of the season. For Tampa Bay, the bye week couldn't come at a better time as adjustments need to be made after miscommunication and breakdowns have affected the Bucs' season so far.
Sullivan Has Faith In Freeman
Bucs' offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan spoke at length about Tampa Bay's fourth year quarterback during his weekly press conference. Although Josh Freeman's statline might not be where others would like, Sullivan believes Freeman has the work ethic, talent, and mental toughness to lead the Bucs to victory.