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Ward Returns To Practice
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Derrick Ward returned to practice Wednesday after missing Sunday's game with a knee injury. He is expected to play vs. the Eagles. Plus, more information on the signing of DE Maurice Evans and K Shane Andrus in this notebook.
How Bad Are The Bucs?
How bad are the Bucs, and how desperate is the team for a win on Sunday? What two key stats might help explain why the Bucs are off to a 0-4 start? Has Jeremy Zuttah shown improvement? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
Offense Out of Sync
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers discussed their struggling offense on Wednesday, and what is holding it back from being more productive. The offense will be faced with a tough challenge on Sunday when they play the Eagles. QB Josh Johnson and RB Cadillac Williams said the offense is not in sync together right now.
Bucs Plan To Feature Cadillac More
Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson wants to get running back Cadillac Williams more involved in the running game, but the team doesn't necessarily plan to abandon Derrick Ward and Earnest Graham to make Williams their feature back.
Bucs Prepare For Philly
The Bucs focus on preparing for Philadelphia with the challenge of the Eagles players and home stadium on their mind. Plus, head coach Raheem Morris and TE Kellen Winslow talked about the tight end's production in the passing game. On the injury front, DE Gaines Adams missed practice with an ankle injury.
Adams Questionable, Jackson Will Play
The Buccaneers could be without defensive end Gaines Adams against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Adams and wide receiver Antonio Bryant are listed as questionable. Safety Tanard Jackson will play, and the Bucs cut defensive end Maurice Evans to open up a roster spot for Jackson.
PI Quick Hits
Are the Bucs holding negotiations with OTs Donald Penn and Jeremy Trueblood? What about LB Barrett Ruud? What veterans are being scouted by Tampa Bay to possibly trade for? Will the Bucs ever put LB Quincy Black in at defensive end like they practiced in the offseason and training camp? Find out in this Quick Hits.
Bucs Drop The Ball, Lose To Eagles, 33-14
UPDATED: The Bucs fell to 0-5 on the season by losing in Philadelphia, 33-14. QB Josh Johnson was plagued by dropped passes and 3 INTs, but threw two TDs for Tampa Bay. Bucs TE Kellen Winslow had nine catches for 102 yards and two TDs. Eagles QB Donovan McNabb tossed three TDs, including two to rookie WR Jeremy Maclin.
Bucs-Eagles Post-Game Quotes
What did Bucs head coach Raheem Morris and his players have to say about their 33-14 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The head coach and his players talk about the loss in this article.
Game Grades: Offense
How did QB Josh Johnson grade out in his second NFL start? With a ton of dropped passes did the wide receivers get a passing grade? Find out in the offensive game grades.
Game Grades: Defense
The Bucs suffered their fifth straight loss of the 2009 regular season, losing to the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday, 33-14. Which defensive players stood out in Sunday's contest? 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 on the road to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, 33-14. Who gets the praise and who gets the criticism in this week's Pewter Report Roundtable? What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Buccaneers' fifth loss of the season? They sound off in this article.
Enemy Profile: Panthers
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's sixth opponent of the 2009 regular season - the Carolina Panthers. How do the Bucs match up against the Panthers at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more info regarding the Bucs-Panthers matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 6
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Carolina Panthers in Week 6 of the 2009 regular season. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the Panthers at home? Get their picks for each of this week's games in this article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the Carolina Panthers in Week 6 of the 2009 regular season. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Panthers fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Panthers game.
Clayton Focal Point of Missed Opportunities
Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton is the focal point for the missed opportunities that Bucs head coach Raheem Morris talked about on Monday. Morris indicated that WR Maurice Stovall could see playing time in place of Clayton. Morris also said that CB Elbert Mack has to get better.
Faine Expects To Return To Face Panthers
Bucs center Jeff Faine will return to action this week after a four-game absence due to a torn triceps injury he sustained in Week 1. Tampa Bay has sorely missed Faine, who is arguably the team's best offensive lineman.
Bucs Work Out 5 Receivers, Including Jones, Tyree
The Bucs suffered through at least five dropped passes combined from Michael Clayton and Antonio Bryant in their 33-14 loss at Philadelphia. That prompted the team to bring in five free agent WRs for a workout on Tuesday, including ex-Jacksonville first-rounder Matt Jones, David Tyree, Yamon Figurs, Chris Davis & Jordan Kent.
Moore May Be A Week Away From His Bucs Debut
Rookie DE Kyle Moore, who has yet to play a down in an NFL regular season game due to groin and knee injuries, is on the road to recovery and hopes to making his Bucs debut next week in London against New England. Moore had knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus over two weeks ago and returned to practice on Wednesday.