Pewter Report Articles Archive
Gruden Optimistic About Hilliard
Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden is optimistic that WR Ike Hilliard will play this Sunday at Dallas. WR Maurice Stovall and FB B.J. Askew are doubtful for the game. WR Joey Galloway is a game time decision. Gruden discussed the Bucs decision at kick and punt returner. Plus the official injury reports.
Smith Promoted, Davis Cut
The Buccaneers promoted running back Clifton Smith to the active roster on Saturday and cut offensive tackle Anthony Davis. The Fresno State product Smith, handled return duties in college.
Dallas Downs Tampa Bay, 13-9
UPDATED: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, 13-9. The Bucs defense held the Cowboys offense, led by backup QB Brad Johnson, to just one touchdown, but it proved to be enough vs. Tampa Bay's offense, which failed to score a TD in "Big D."
Bucs Post-Game Quotes
The Bucs lost to the Cowboys on Sunday, 13-9. What did Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and his players have to say about their third loss of the season? Read their post-game comments in this article.
Game Grades: Offense
How did the Bucs offense grade out? Which position group had a strong game? Which players were open for touchdowns but thrown the ball? Find out in this Pewter Insider.
Game Grades: Defense/STs
Tampa Bay lost to Dallas in Texas Stadium on Sunday, 13-9. Which defensive players stood out en route to the loss? Which ones didn't? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, 13-9. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' loss in Dallas and the play-calling on offense? They sound off in this article.
Bucs Concerned About Phillips' Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Jermaine Phillips has sustained what is believed to be a fractured left arm that likely will require surgery. It is unclear how long Phillips will be out, or if he will be able to return this season. Phillips injured his arm in the Bucs' 13-9 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Gruden Discusses Offense, Injuries
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden discussed the team's loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday. Gruden talked about the team's red zone woes, and the Bucs struggles to run the ball in the last two games. Tampa Bay's injury status was updated as well.
2009 Bucs Draft Prospect: Shipley
Would Texas wide receiver Jordan Shipley be a good fit in Tampa Bay? Do the Bucs have a need for a speedy player that is having a breakout season? What about Shipley would appeal to Bucs head coach Jon Gruden? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Chat Transcript - 10/28
Did you miss Tuesday night's chat? Not to worry. PewterReport.com provides a transcript of the 30-minute chat session in this article. You don't want to miss what the Pewter Report staff said about the Bucs during the chat session.
Phillips Out Indefinitely, But Not Going To IR
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect to be without starting strong safety Jermaine Phillips for a few weeks, but Phillips will not be placed on injured reserve at this time. Starting in his place will be Sabby Piscitelli. Plus, the Bucs made three practice squad moves and Chiefs RB Larry Johnson will not play vs. the Bucs.
Former Chiefs Return To Arrowhead
Three Bucs players - RB Michael Bennett and defensive lineman Ryan Sims and Jimmy Wilkerson - are excited to play against their former team, the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bucs insist they're not taking the 1-6 Chiefs lightly.
Bucs Focus On Red Zone Woes
The red zone offense was a hot topic at One Buccaneer Place on Wednesday, and rightfully so. The Bucs have scored just 11 touchdowns in 31 trips to the red zone this season. Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Jeff Garcia discuss the team's red zone woes in this article.
How does Jon Gruden's offense in Tampa Bay stack up against the ones he had in Philadelphia and Oakland? Why is it so important for Tampa Bay to secure at least one home playoff game in the playoffs? Read about this and more in this Pewter Insider column.
Dunn Could Miss Upcoming Game
Tampa Bay could be without a few key members of its offensive backfield in Kansas City. Bucs RB Warrick Dunn (back) was held out of practice and FB B.J. Askew still is limited due to a hamstring injury. Guard Arron Sears was also held out of Thursday's practice with a concussion he sustained on Wednesday.
Dunn, Sears Miss Practice Again
In addition to safety Jermaine Phillips being sidelined for Sunday's game, the Buccaneers could also be without running back Warrick Dunn and guard Arron sears in Kansas City on Sunday. PewterReport.com has the latest injury news from One Buc Place.
PI Quick Hits
What element of last year's Bucs defense has completely disappeared in 2008? How has Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden come full circle in life? What is the latest with fourth-round pick Dre Moore? Plus, notes on the Bucs' most consistent offensive unit, and the college draft prospect game of the week in this Pewter Insider.
Buccaneers Ambush Chiefs In Overtime Win
The Bucs overcame a 24-3 deficit in Kansas City to defeat the Chiefs in overtime, 30-27. Clifton Smith returned a kickoff for a TD. Earnest Graham threw a TD pass to Alex Smith and Jeff Garcia threw a TD to Antonio Bryant. Matt Bryant made three FGs, including one in OT. Tampa Bay (6-3) now heads into its bye week.
Game Grades: Offense
How did the Bucs offensive players grade out against Kansas City? Which position group earned an A grade? Which position group graded out very poorly? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Games Grades: Defense
Tampa Bay overcame a 24-3 deficit to defeat the Chiefs in overtime in Kansas City on Sunday, 30-27. Which defensive players stood out en route to the win? Which ones didn't? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
Bucs Post-Game Quotes
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won a thriller in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, 30-27.Find out what head coach Jon Gruden and the rest of the team said after the greatest comeback in team history.
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in thrilling fashion on Sunday, 30-27. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs’ overtime win vs. Kansas City? They sound off in this article.
PR's 2008 Midseason Awards
Through eight games, which Bucs are the MVPs on offense and defense? Who are most disappointing players? Which players are the most improved? Who has been the top free agent signee? What record will the Bucs finish with? Find out in this article from PR's upcoming Midseason Awards Issue.
PR's 2008 Midseason Grades
From its forthcoming Midseason Awards Issue, Pewter Report offers up its grades for each unit on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the halfway point of the 2008 campaign. Which units graded out the highest and lowest? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Smith, Graham Join Bucs' Wounded
Bucs head coach Jon Gruden feels the bye week falls at a perfect time for his team as they are dealing with a number of injuries. Gruden updated the injured Buccaneers, and discussed some of the standouts from Sunday. He also reflected on becoming the Bucs' all-time leader in wins for a head coach.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 10
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a bye week in Week 10 of the regular season. Which Pewter Reporters picked Tampa Bay's NFC South division rivals to win and lose? Get their picks in this article.
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's 10th 2008 regular season opponent - the Minnesota Vikings. How do the Bucs match up against the Vikings at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more information regarding the Bucs-Vikings matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11 of the 2008 regular season on Sunday. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Vikings fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Vikings game.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 11
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the Vikings? Get their picks for this week's games in this article.