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Bryant Answering Critics
Tampa Bay wide receiver Antonio Bryant is having a career year in his Bucs debut. While he's proving his critics wrong, Bryant still has some to silence, and he sounded off on them on Wednesday.
   
Haye, Hovan Hope To Play
The Buccaneers are preparing to play Atlanta, and might be able to do so with their starting defensive tackles. Other players dealing with injuries include QB Jeff Garcia and WR Michael Clayton. The team addressed the increase in sacks, and Tampa Bay can clinch a playoff spot this Sunday with a win and some help.
  
Pewter Pre-Game Show: Week 15

Watch the Pewter Pre-Game Show now! Pewter Report's editorial staff tackles Game 14 against the Falcons in Atlanta with "Keys To Victory," "Matchups To Watch" and three "Stats that are for Winners!" See predictions for the upcoming game as well!

   
Dunn Bracing For Return To Atlanta
Warrick Dunn and the Buccaneers will travel to Atlanta to play the Falcons in a critical NFC South showdown on Sunday. The game has serious playoff implications, but means a little more to Dunn, who played for the Falcons for six seasons. Plus an injury update on QB Jeff Garcia and Thursday's practice reports.
  
PI Quick Hits
What is holding back DE Gaines Adams from dominating? What playoff matchup are the Bucs in line for? What good fortune did the Bucs have with one of their injured players? Which collegiate players are on the Bucs' draft radar? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
   
Garcia Questionable, McCown Could Start
Bucs starting QB Jeff Garcia (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game at Atlanta. Head coach Jon Gruden would not say who would start if Garcia is out, but sources told Pewter Report Luke McCown will start if Garcia is unable to play. In other injury news, defensive tackles Chris Hovan and Jovan Haye are questionable.
  
Flynn's Focus
Which previous experience can the Bucs defense draw on in their attempt to rebound from Monday night's outing in Carolina? Why was the Eagles' win over the Giants big for the Bucs? What's the latest on Tampa Bay's talks with agents regarding contract extensions for players? Find out in this Pewter Insider column.
  
SR's Fab 5
How could B.J. Askew help the Bucs in the red zone? How has Tampa Bay's ground game fallen off over the second half of the season? Will the Bucs bounce back and beat Atlanta? Which 2009 draft prospects will SR be watching in the bowl games? Get the answers plus scoop on Phillip Buchanon and Ronde Barber in SR's Fab 5.
   
Falcons Down Bucs In OT, 13-10
UPDATED: Tampa Bay lost in overtime to Atlanta on Sunday, 13-10. Bucs QB Brian Griese and the offense struggled to score points while the defense allowed Falcons RB Michael Turner to rush for 152 yards. However, Tampa Bay's defense produced three turnovers in the contest. The Bucs fall to 9-5 on the season.
  
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped their second straight game to a division opponent on Sunday with their 13-10 overtime loss to the Atlanta Falcons. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' loss in Atlanta? They sound off in this article.
   
Bucs Post-Game Quotes
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a heartbreaker against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, 13-10, in overtime. The Bucs defense picked off Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan twice, but the offense could not produce enough points and the Bucs fall to 9-5 on the season. Read what Head Coach Jon Gruden and the rest of his team had to say after the tough loss.
  
Game Grades: Offense
How did QB Brian Griese grade out in his return to the starting lineup? Which position group had a strong game? Find the answers and grades in this Pewter Insider article.
  
Game Grades: Defense
The Bucs lost to the Falcons in overtime in Atlanta on Sunday, 13-10. Which defensive players stood out vs. Falcons running backs Michael Turner and Jerious Norwood? Which defenders didn't play well? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
   
Kiffin Confirms He's Leaving For Tennessee
After the Buccaneers 13-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay took an even bigger hit. Bucs defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin confirmed he will be leaving Tampa Bay to coach with his son Lane Kiffin at the University of Tennessee. Kiffin's defense has finished 10 of the past 11 seasons ranked in the top 10.
   
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 16
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the Chargers at Raymond James Stadium? Get their picks for this week's games in this article.
   
Phillips Out For The Year, Brooks' Injury A Concern
The injuries are mounting for the 9-5 Buccaneers. Safety Jermaine Phillips is out for the year with a fractured forearm and LB Derrick Brooks has a rib injury that is "very concerning." Head coach Jon Gruden said he would not know which quarterback would start vs. the Chargers until Wednesday at the earliest.
   
Bucs React To Kiffin Departure
Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and some of his players reacted to the news that defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will be leaving Tampa Bay at the end of the season. The Buccaneers also discussed their playoff hopes after dropping their last two games. Plus, notes on Greg White's name change, WR Joey Galloway and more.
   
NFC Playoff Watch
The 9-5 Bucs have lost two straight games, but if the playoffs started today they'd be the sixth seed in the NFC. Tampa Bay will make the post-season if it wins its final two games. PewterReport.com will keep Tampa Bay fans updated on how the Bucs fit into the NFC playoff race picture over the last two games.
  
Enemy Profile
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's 15th 2008 regular season opponent - the San Diego Chargers. How do the Bucs match up against the Chargers at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more information regarding the Bucs-Chargers matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
   
Bucs-Chargers Preview
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the San Diego Chargers in Week 16 of the 2008 regular season. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Chargers fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Chargers contest.
  
Chat Transcript - 12/16
Did you miss the Pewter Report chat session on Tuesday night? Not to worry. PewterReport.com provides the full chat transcript in this article. The chat session was hosted by Pewter Report beat writer Jim Flynn, who answered questions regarding the 9-5 Bucs.
   
Brooks, Smith Voted To Pro Bowl
Two Tampa Bay Buccaneers - linebacker Derrick Brooks and return specialist Clifton Smith -- were voted to the Pro Bowl Tuesday. Brooks will go to his 11th Pro Bowl as a reserve while the Smith makes his first trip to Hawaii.
   
Bucs Sign Chukwurah And Wilson, Place Phillips On IR
The Buccaneers made a series of roster moves Wednesday, signing DE Patrick Chukwurah and LB Rod Wilson. The team also placed S Jermaine Phillips on injured reserve and released RB Noah Herron. Read about these roster moves and more in this article.
   
Garcia, Hovan Look To Return
Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia believes that he will return to the lineup on Sunday when the Bucs host the Chargers. Head coach Jon Gruden said he is confident Garcia will play. DT Chris Hovan said he would play this weekend, while LB Derrick Brooks was held out of practice.
   
McCown Accepts Gruden's Decision To Go With Griese
Bucs QB Luke McCown was surprised that Brian Griese got the start instead of himself on Sunday at Atlanta, but understood head coach Jon Gruden's decision. McCown said that his time is better served preparing for his next opportunity rather than ranting and raving about not starting against the Falcons.
   
Bryant Focused On Bigger Issues Than Pro Bowl
Tampa Bay wide receiver Antonio Bryant was not voted to the Pro Bowl, but he could care less. He's focused on trying to help the Bucs improve their red zone play and get his team into the playoffs.
   
Ruud Not Bothered By Pro Bowl Snub
Tampa Bay middle linebacker Barrett Ruud is the leading tackler on the Bucs defense, which ranks ninth overall in the NFL. Ruud wasn't voted to the Pro Bowl, but he hopes that will change sooner rather than later.
  
Flynn's Focus
Why is it so important for the Bucs to make a playoff run this season? What do most of Tampa Bay's losses have in common? Have the Bucs discussed the defensive coordinator position with DBs coach Raheem Morris? Find out in this Pewter Insider column.
   
Brooks, Garcia Progressing
Injured Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia and linebacker Derrick Brooks are progressing in their efforts to play on Sunday against San Diego. Defensive ends Gaines Adams and Stylez White are still limited, but defensive tackle Chris Hovan has been able to participate fully after missing the last game.
 
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