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Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 2
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2 of the regular season. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the Falcons? Get their picks for each of this week’s games in this article.
Brooks, Garcia Questionable For Atlanta
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers emerged from their season opener relatively healthy, but they did incur injuries to LB Derrick Brooks, WR Maurice Stovall, and quarterback Jeff Garcia. The veteran quarterback sprained his ankle, and all three players are listed as questionable for next week's home opener against Atlanta.
Bucs Reflect On Loss To Saints
Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden held a press conference at One Buc Place on Monday morning less than 24 hours after his team suffered a 24-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Gruden touches on a number of topics in this notebook.
Sports City To Host Ruud Autograph Session
The Sports City merchandise store in Channelside will be hosting Tampa Bay middle linebacker Barrett Ruud on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Ruud will be signing autographs for charity at the event. Autograph tickets are available for sale at Sports City for $15.
Campbell's Cover 2
If Derrick Brooks is unable to play who should take his place? Should the Bucs play a young, inexperienced linebacker or go with a veteran? Find out the answers to these questions in this Campbell's Cover 2.
Chat Transcript - 9/10

Why was Michael Clayton inactive? What does it mean for his future? Who would replace LB Derrick Brooks if he can't play on Sunday? Does Jon Gruden stunt young players growth? Find out the answers to these questions in this chat transcript.

Flynn's Focus
Bucs head coach Jon Gruden's offense hasn't lived up to expectations, but how has it fared statistically since he was traded to Tampa Bay in 2002? In this Pewter Insider column, we take an in-depth look at Gruden's offense and compare it to the other 31 teams in the NFL.
Clayton Remains Positive Despite Inactive Status
Despite being made inactive for the 2008 regular season opener in New Orleans last Sunday, Bucs wide receiver Michael Clayton said he remains hopeful that he'll play sooner rather than later. In the meantime, he remains positive.
Brooks Issued Gag Order On Injury
Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks did not practice on Wednesday. Before the media could even ask the 10-time Pro Bowler questions regarding his hamstring injury, Brooks said he has been put under a gag order by head coach Jon Gruden.
Griese Poised To Start Against Falcons
Brian Griese took starting reps for the Bucs as they returned to practice while Jeff Garcia did not address the media, which he typically does on Wednesdays. Instead, he was rehabbing his ankle, which is a strong indication that Griese will start against Atlanta on Sunday in the team's home opener.
Griese Named Starter
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a new starting quarterback when they take the field for their home opener vs. the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Bucs head coach Jon Gruden said the team will start Brian Griese until Jeff Garcia gets right both emotionally and physically.
SR's Fab 5
What were the inside details that led the Bucs to start Brian Griese over Jeff Garcia for Sunday's game? Is the move permanent? What was Garcia's reaction to the demotion? How effective were the Bucs' blitz packages at New Orleans? Get the answers, plus tons of insight about the Bucs-Saints game in SR's Fab 5.
Garcia Sounds Off On Benching
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia spoke to the media on Thursday and discussed the team's decision to start quarterback Brian Griese. Garcia said his injured ankle would not prevent him from playing on Sunday. Garcia also said his relationship with head coach Jon Gruden is not fractured.
Bucs Pluck Falcons, 24-9
UPDATED: The Buccaneers defeated the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 24-9. Bucs rookie CB Aqib Talib and S Sabby Piscitelli each recorded an interception while DE Gaines Adams notched two sacks. Bucs RBs Earnest Graham and Warrick Dunn each scored vs. the Falcons.
Game Grades: Offense
The Buccaneers offense produced three touchdowns in their first victory of the season against the Atlanta Falcons. QB Brian Griese returned to Tampa Bay's starting lineup for the first time since 2005, how did he fare in his come back? Which position group got an A? Find out in this insider game grades.
Brooks' Status Unchanged As Bucs Prepare For Falcons
Bucs head coach Jon Gruden is looking ahead to Sunday's home opener against Atlanta. Gruden updated the status of LB Derrick Brooks, and briefly hit on QB Jeff Garcia and the potential for him to return to the lineup. Gruden also updated the status of WR Maurice Stovall and G Davin Joseph.
The Pick To Click
Which Buccaneers defensive back is picked to have a big game against Atlanta? Which linebacker does one Pewter Reporter think will star against the Falcons? Which offensive player was selected in this week's Pick To Click? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Brooks A Game-Time Decision
Bucs linebacker Derrick Brooks was held out of practice for the third straight day on Friday. He is nursing a hamstring injury and is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Falcons.
Bucs Never Offered T Miller A Contract
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out tackle Fred Miller on Aug. 26, but they never offered him a contract, PewterReport.com has learned. Miller re-signed with the Bears on Wednesday.
Galloway Ruled Out, Mack Suspension Upheld, Bucs Activate Hamilton
UPDATED: Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Elbert Mack lost the appeal of his one-game suspension, and will be out for the game against the Chicago Bears. Also cornerback Marcus Hamilton was activated, Bucs wide reeiver Joey Galloway has been ruled out, and the injury report was released.
Game Grades: Defense
Tampa Bay defeated Atlanta at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 24-9. Who performed well and who didn't? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
Bucs Post-Game Quotes
The Buccaneers downed the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 24-9. Read what Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and his players had to say about the win in this article.
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Atlanta Falcons at home on Sunday, 24-9. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' first win of the season? They sound off in this article.
Bucs-Bears Preview
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the Chicago Bears in Week 3 of the 2008 regular season on Sunday. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Bears fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Bears game.
Enemy Profile
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's third 2008 regular season opponent - the Chicago Bears. How do the Bucs match up against the Bears at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more information regarding the Bucs-Bears matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 3
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Chicago Bears in Week 3 of the regular season. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the Bears? Get their picks for each of this week's games in this article.
Graham, Gilmore Provide Production
Bucs tight end John Gilmore and running back Earnest Graham have been integral players in the Bucs offense over the first two games of the season. Graham credits his blocking, and Gilmore has been impressed with his lead tailback and is excited to block for him this season.
Stevens Set To Return
Tampa Bay TE Jerramy Stevens will return from his two-game suspension this week, which means the Bucs will have to make a roster move. In other news, Bucs WR Joey Galloway (ankle) and CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) are being evaluated, the Bucs are preparing for the Bears and Jon Gruden is concerned about penalties.
Chat Transcript - 9/16
Did you miss Tuesday night's chat? Find out the latest with Michael Clayton, Jeff Garcia, and Sunday's game with the Chicago Bears in this Tuesday Night Chat Transcript.
Bucs Restructure White's Deal
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently signed defensive end Greg White to a new, three-year contract. White, 29, recorded eight sacks last season and already has 2.5 quarterback takedowns in 2008.
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