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Bucs Game Grades: Defense
The Bucs were destroyed by the Giants at Raymond James Stadium Sunday, 24-0. Which defensive players stood out in the Bucs' third loss of the season? Which ones didn't? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
Enemy Profile: Redskins
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's fourth opponent of the 2009 regular season - the Washington Redskins. How do the Bucs match up against the Redskins at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more info regarding the Bucs-Redskins matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the Washington Redskins in Week 4 of the 2009 regular season. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Redskins fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Redskins game.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 4
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit the Washington Redskins in Week 4 of the 2009 regular season. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the 'Skins on the road? Get their picks for each of this week's games in this article.
Leftwich Benched, Johnson To Start For Bucs
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new starting quarterback. The Bucs announced Monday that Byron Leftwich has been benched in favor of second-year QB Josh Johnson, who will make the first start of his NFL career in Washington. Leftwich is now the team's third-string signal caller.
Bucs Strive To Stay Together
Bucs players say the team needs to be accountable for themselves, and avoid finger pointing after their 0-3 start. LB Barrett Ruud and WR Michael Clayton spoke about the need to do stay together as a team and show their character. Raheem Morris said the latest loss was a step back in the team's development.
Morris Explains Decision To Bench Leftwich
The Buccaneers benched starting quarterback Byron Leftwich Monday. Second-year QB Josh Johnson will replace Leftwich and make the first start of his pro career in Washington. Leftwich will serve as the No. 3 signal caller while rookie QB Josh Freeman works as the backup behind Johnson.
Bucs Will Hold More Physical Practices This Week
After being "out-manned and out-gunned" by the New York Giants in Tampa Bay's 24-0 loss, Bucs head coach Raheem Morris revealed that his team will be holding more physical padded practices this week. Morris also disclosed that one of his most physical players, center Jeff Faine, is on the mend from his torn triceps.
Will Smith Return To Form?
Why hasn't Bucs return specialist Clifton Smith been as productive this season? Is Bucs guard Marcus Johnson ready to play if needed? Which part of the team has been rebuilt, but can't be considered young and inexperienced? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
Pewter Report Radio Wednesdays At 5:00 PM On 1010 AM
Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds is back on the air each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. talking Bucs football - this time with 1010 AM CBS Sports Radio afternoon host JP Peterson. Reynolds and Peterson join forces for Pewter Report Radio, an action-packed hour of intelligent Bucs talk, live from Channelside. Click here for more details.
Bucs Ready To Rally Around Johnson
Do the players in Tampa Bay's locker room believe in second-year quarterback Josh Johnson's ability to lead the team? Apparently so, based on their comments from One Buc Place on Wednesday. The players have offered Johnson advice and are rallying around him in hopes of recording their first win of the year.
Freeman Feels He's Ready To Play
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman reacted to having Josh Johnson chosen to start in place of Byron Leftwich. Freeman feels that he is ready to play and be successful, but will do anything to help the team win. Johnson responds to keeping the quarterback spot until Freeman is viewed to be ready.
Adams, Others Held Out Of Practice
The Bucs were without a few key players for Wednesday's practice, including DE Gaines Adams, who is nursing a groin injury. Plus, the Bucs re-signed LB Matt McCoy, LB Adam Hayward could see more playing time, K Mike Nugent seeks redemption and other news and notes from One Buc Place.
Johnson Adds To Offense
The Buccaneers discussed the changes in their offense with Josh Johnson replacing Byron Leftwich as the starting QB. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson and Johnson discussed their background together and why that facilitates a smooth transition. Olson and RT Jeremy Trueblood highlighted Johnson's mobility.
Bucs Still Confident In Bates' Defensive Scheme
Tampa Bay's defense ranks 31st in the NFL. It hasn't been doing a good job of defending the run or pressuring the quarterback. The Bucs know that must change, but despite their struggles the players still are confident in defensive coordinator Jim Bates' scheme.
Seeking New Contract, Penn Has Played Outstanding Football
The Bucs have gotten off to a dismal, 0-3 start to the 2009 season, but have received great individual play from LT Donald Penn. Penn, who has not allowed a sack this season and shut out both DeMarcus Ware and Osi Umenyiora in 2009, wants to be known as one of the best left tackles and paid like one, too.
Ward, Adams Miss Practice Again
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had some key players limited and not practicing on Thursday. Among them were: RB Derrick Ward, DE Gaines Adams, and QB Byron Leftwich. Head coach Raheem Morris updated the team's injury status after practice.