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Freeman Says Bucs "Just Didn't Get It Done"
Josh Freeman looked two different players at times on Sunday against the Redskins, struggling with accuracy on some throws, then threading a needle on the next one. After the game, Freeman took to the podium, and discussed the 24-22 loss to the Washington Redskins.
Bucs Five Keys To Victory Against The Redskins - Revisited
In the Bucs 22-24 loss at home to the Redskins, Tampa Bay accomplished all of the five keys, just not all at the same time and very inconsistently throughout the game. The one beacon of consistency, going back to last year, has been the kicking of Connor Barth. Barth hit all three of his field goals against Washington (57, 50, 47) and holds the team record, and is at a league-best 25 field goals made in a row.
Schiano: "We Didn't Play What I Envision As Buccaneer Football"
The Buccaneer suffered a tough loss on Sunday to the Redskins 24-22 and fell to 1-3 heading into the bye week. Head coach Greg Schiano – as most would expect – wasn't very happy when addressing the media following the defeat. Below is a full transcript form his post-game news conference.
Bucs' Comeback Thwarted By Redskins In 24-22 Loss
After Tampa Bay stormed back from a 21-6 deficit to take a 22-21 lead in the fourth quarter, Washington rallied to win the game, 24-22, on a 41-yard field goal by Billy Cundiff, who had missed three field goals earlier in the game. The loss drops the Bucs to 1-3 on the season.
Bucs' Five Keys To Victory Week 4: The Redskins
Five keys hang in the balance of a Buccaneer victory over the Redskins at home on Sunday. The Bucs' offense needs to click and the defensive front four needs to keep the pressure on the athletic rookie QB Robert Griffin III and the No. 1 scoring offense in the NFL.
Bucs - Redskins Final Injury Reports: September 28
Tampa Bay and Washington released their final injury reports heading into Sunday's battle at Raymond James Stadium. Bucs CB E.J. Biggers who has been sidelined with a foot injury suffered during training camp is listed as probable, while the Redskins' WR Pierre Garcon is listed as questionable with his foot injury.
Behind Eneny Lines Week 4: The Washington Redskins
In this new Pewter Insider feature, Pewter Report investigates opposing
teams through the eyes of those who follow the Bucs’ opponents daily. In
this week's installment, PR interviews Rich Campbell who covers the Redskins as the beat writer for the Washington Times.
Bucs' Offense Feeling A Sense Of Urgency
Ranked last in the league in third down conversions and total yards, the Bucs' coaching staff acknowledges there is a sense of urgency heading into the Redskins game. Head coach Greg Schiano and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan are hoping that on Sunday, the offense begins to click.
Pewter Pulse 9-28: Bucs Offense Is Better Sticking To The Script
How have the Bucs and QB Josh Freeman benefited from Mike Sullivan scripting the first 15 plays on offense? What in-game adjustments should the Bucs have made on offense in Dallas? Get the answers and more insight from Scott Reynolds in this week's Pewter Pulse.
Pewter Report Friday Chat Transcript With SR - 9/28
The weekly Pewter Report Chats are back and will now take place on
Fridays. Today's chat saw Pewter Report publisher Scott Reynolds address several Bucs-related topics. Check out the questions and answers in this chat transcript.
Freeman Confident Bucs Offense Heading In The Right Direction
Before the season began, it was assumed that quarterback Josh Freeman would flourish in the Bucs' new offensive system under Mike Sullivan, a nine-year Giants assistant prior to being hired as Tampa Bay's offensive coordinator. After three games, there are many questions surrounding the fourth-year QB, but the biggest question should be if Freeman is being used properly or not.
Bucs - Redskins Injury Reports: September 27
The Bucs and Redskins released their injury reports, with Washington adding a new name to the report from yesterday. For Tampa Bay, Anthony Gaitor continues to be bothered by a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for weeks.
Bucs D-Line Looking For A Repeat Performance Against RG3
Tampa Bay's defense will have their hands full with the NFL's highest scoring offense, but the Bucs feel Washington needs to worry about the Buccaneer D-Line just as much. Getting to Robert Griffin III will be top priority for a defensive line that produced four sacks and two forced fumbles against Dallas last week.
Bucs Preparing A 1-2 Punch With Martin And Blount
Bucs fans have been clamoring for a significant LeGarrette Blount sighting on offense with the recent struggles to run the football. And while head coach Greg Schiano wouldn't spell it out specifically, he did acknowledge that Blount's role should start to increase.
Bucs Add DE Depth, Sign Charleston To Replace Clayborn
With defensive end Adrian Clayborn out for the season with a knee injury, and Da'Quan Bowers ineligible to return from the PUP list until October, the Buccaneers added free agent Jeff Charleston to the roster on Wednesday.
Bucs Waive Shipley, Sign Veteran Parrish
After muffing a punt in his Bucs' debut, Jordan Shipley was waived Tuesday in order to make room for established punt return veteran, Roscoe Parrish. This marks the fourth wide receiver roster move in a week for Tampa Bay.
Surprise! Bucs Go From Worst To First In Rushing Defense
In one of the biggest surprises of the 2012 NFL season, the Bucs have gone from worst to first in rushing defense. An astounding 24 tackles for loss is the reason, and stopping the run has meant more sacks and interceptions for Tampa Bay this year.
Shelve The Rice Comparisons, Martin Has Yet To Make Big Plays
Although he leads all rookies in rushing through three games, Doug
Martin has seen his production fall in each of the last three games and
has yet to rip off a run longer than 20 yards for the Bucs. Until Martin proves he can make big plays in the running game, the comparisons to speedy Baltimore rusher Ray Rice aren't valid.
Schiano Confirms Clayborn Placed On IR, Out For Season
During Monday's press conference, Bucs head coach Greg Schiano delivered the news that DE Adrian Clayborn will require surgery and be out the remainder of the season as well as discussed some of the offensive woes from Sunday's 10-16 loss to the Cowboys.
Clayborn's Status Unknown; Defense Already Feeling The Loss
For the second time in just over four months, the Bucs will face losing another defensive end for an extended period of time. Last year's sack leader Adrian Clayborn was carted off the field in Dallas in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys game. No official word has been given to Clayborn's status, but his team mates are preparing for the worst.
Pewter Report Roundtable: Bucs at Cowboys
How bad was the Buccaneers offense on Sunday at Dallas? Is Josh Freeman to blame or does the ineptitude get passed on to the coaching staff? Find out what the Pewter Report staff thinks about these topics and more in the weekly Insider Roundtable.
Cowboys Corral Bucs: Most Impressive And Disappointing
Which players made the most impact Sunday in the Bucs 16-10 loss to Dallas? Who had a sub-par game and needs to step things up next week
against the Redskins? Find out in this regular Pewter Report post-game
feature and let us know if you agree.