Pewter Report Articles Archive
Camp Insider: 8/6 A.M.
PewterReport.com provides the inside scoop from Buccaneers training camp in this Pewter Insider report in addition to analyzing the reasons for the Buccaneers' interest in trading for Packers quarterback Brett Favre. Which Tampa Bay players looked good? Which ones didn't? Find out in this PI article.
Transcript: Allen Addresses Favre Situation
Buccaneers general manager Bruce Allen spoke publicly for the first time at the team's 2008 training camp and addressed the rumors and speculation surrounding the Brett Favre situation. PewterReport.com has the complete transcript of Allen's 15-minute conversation with the media.
Allen: Bucs Didn't Negotiate With Packers
The Brett Favre saga did not end in Tampa Bay without taking an interesting turn first. Bucs G.M. Bruce Allen fielded questions from the media on Thursday and said the Bucs were never involved in negotiations with the Packers and that Tampa Bay never made an offer to Green Bay for Favre, who is now a New York Jet.
Camp Insider: 8/7 P.M.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepared for the first preseason game in Thursday night's practice. Find out who was taking first reps as the nickel cornerback? Which players played well? Who did not? And which quarterback ran a great two-minute offense in this Insider report.
Sapp, Alstott Attend Bucs Night Practice
Former Bucs FB Mike Alstott and DT Warren Sapp were in attendance for Tampa Bay's Thursday night practice. After the workout, Bucs head coach Jon Gruden ruled QB Jeff Garcia and others out of the preseason opener and shared his take on the Brett Favre situation.
PI Quick Hits
Which position group is going to be the focus of the Bucs offense in 2008? Do the Bucs quarterbacks think Michael Clayton has returned to rookie form? How are the rookies shaping up? Find the answers to these questions plus notes on Larry Coyer, the turnover numbers from camp, and why the preseason games should be better.
5 Most Impressive
Tampa Bay defeated Miami in its preseason opener on Saturday night, 17-6. Which five Bucs impressed the most in the team's preseason debut? Get answers and analysis in this Pewter Insider article.
5 Most Disappointing
Tampa Bay defeated Miami in its preseson opener on Saturday night, 17-6. Which five Bucs disappointed the most in the team's preseason debut? Get answers and analysis in this Pewter Insider article.
Bucs Beat Dolphins, 17-6
UPDATED: The Bucs defeated the Dolphins in their preseason opener on Saturday night, 17-6. Bucs RB Michael Bennett rushed for 74 yards and scored one TD. Tampa Bay QB Brian Griese tossed a 2-yard TD pass to WR Brian Clark in the win. The Bucs defense notched four sacks while holding the Dolphins out of the end zone.
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Miami Dolphins on the road on Saturday night, 17-6. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' first preseason win? They sound off in this article.
Bucs Post-Game Quotes
The Bucs defeated the Dolphins in Miami on Saturday, 17-6. What did Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and some of his players have to say after his team's preseason opener? Find out by reading this article.
The Pick To Click vs. Miami
PewterReport.com is introducing a brand new pre-game feature called The Pick To Click. Each Pewter Reporter will pick a different player who is predicted to "click" or star in the upcoming Bucs game. Which Bucs players did Scott Reynolds, Jim Flynn and Charlie Campbell pick vs. the Dolphins?
Galloway Held Out Of Practice
Tampa Bay WR Joey Galloway was held out of practice on Thursday, but that apparently was by plan. The Bucs will make game-time decisions on Galloway and QB Jeff Garcia on Saturday. In other news, the Bucs reacted to NFLPA Executive director Gene Upshaw's sudden death and had a special guest on Thursday.
Camp Insider: 8/11 P.M.
The Buccaneers held an abbreviated outdoor practice before going into their air-conditioned tent facility for the remainder of the walk-thru on Monday afternoon. Find out how starting quarterback Jeff Garcia looked in his return in this Pewter Insider report.
Camp Insider: 8/12 A.M.
The Buccaneers held a spirited practice at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex on Tuesday morning. Which unit and players fared well? Which ones didn't? Let Pewter Report take you inside this morning's Bucs practice in this Pewter Insider article.
Camp Notebook: Tuesday
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a feisty practice on Tuesday morning, including a little skirmish during the team scrimmage. Head coach Jon Gruden updated the status of some of the banged up Bucs and said he's unsure if quarterback Jeff Garcia will play against New England.
EXCLUSIVE: Zuttah Camp Diary 8/11
Bucs rookie OL Jeremy Zuttah, the team's third-round pick, will be sharing his thoughts from his first NFL training camp with Pewter Insider subscribers in the Zuttah Camp Diary. TODAY: Zuttah discusses his first NFL preseason game.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the New England Patriots at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday night. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did they fare last year? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Patriots game, which will be nationally televised on NFL Network.
Camp Insider: 8/12 P.M.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a brief outdoor practice on Tuesday afternoon. Find out which player was taking snaps at tight end, and which quarterback led a touchdown drive during the two-minute drill.
Tiger Woods Visits Bucs Training Camp
The Bucs had a special visit from championship golfer Tiger Woods during the team meetings at Celebration Hotel last night. Find out what Woods' message to the Bucs was and how the team reacted to his visit.
Bucs Notebook Wednesday
Bucs head coach Jon Gruden spoke about the state of the Buccaneers with training camp about to conclude. Gruden discusses whether quarterback Jeff Garcia will play against New England, the return of running back Carnell Williams, and the battle at the wide receiver position.
Wilson Ready For Former Team
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eugene Wilson is facing his former team, the New England Patriots, on Sunday. Wilson was an integral part of the Patriots' Super Bowl championship teams. In other news, the Buccaneers cancelled their morning practice and broke training camp on Thursday.
PI Quick Hits
Which quarterback could see a big amount of playing time in 2008? Who are the tight ends that will have the biggest impact this year? Which undrafted rookie has been standing out? Which backup player is a lock to make the team? Who are the Bucs practice squad prospects? Find out in this Pewter Insider.
Which Bucs rookie could be poised to enter the starting lineup on offense as early as 2009? Do the Bucs plan to keep four QBs on their 53-man roster? Could SS Sabby Piscitelli crack the starting lineup this year? Get answers to these questions and more in this Pewter Insider column.
Griese To Start vs. Patriots
With Jeff Garcia still sidelined with a calf injury, Bucs quarterback Brian Griese will start against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Pewter Report has the latest injury news from One Buccaneer Place.
The Pick To Click
Which quarterback is being picked to have a big game against New England? Which defenders are expected to show up in a big way? Find out what players the Pewter Report staff is selecting to star against the Patriots by reading this commentary.
Bucs Release LT Petitgout
The Buccaneers made an eye-opening move on Saturday when they released veteran left tackle Luke Petitgout, who failed a physical. Donald Penn becomes the Bucs' unquestioned starting left tackle. Tampa Bay signed fullback J.D. Runnels to fill the vacant roster spot.
Bucs Run Over Patriots, 27-10
UPDATED: The Bucs defeated the New England Patriots in their preseason home opener at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday night, 27-10. Tampa Bay rushed for over 150 yards and and RB Earnest Graham and FB Byron Storer scored TDs on offense. Safety Sabby Piscitelli scored on a 24-yard fumble recovery.
5 Most Impressive
There were a number of impressive players in the Bucs preseason win against the Patriots. The offense and defense both had numerous standout players. Which five Bucs impressed the most in the team's second preseason game? Get answers and analysis in this Pewter Insider Article.
5 Most Disappointing
Tampa Bay defeated New England in its preseason home openver on Sunday night. Which five Bucs disappointed in the team’s impressive 27-10 win over the Patriots? Get answers and analysis in this Pewter Insider article.