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What positions will the Bucs be watching closely at the Senior Bowl? Will they be interviewing coaches there? Could the Buccaneers be looking at an upgrade at punter and kicker? Find out the answers to these questions in this chat transcript.
The average annual roster turnover in the NFL is 16 new players per team. If that holds true for Tampa Bay, which Bucs players are in danger of not returning in 2009? Find out in this Pewter Insider column.
Bucs Meet With Barry
Tampa Bay met with former Bucs linebackers coach Joe Barry on Wednesday, according to NFL.com. Barry, who spent two seasons as Detroit's defensive coordinator before being fired last month, worked for the Bucs from 2001-06.
PI Quick Hits
Why should the Buccaneers keep a close eye on the standout centers in the Senior Bowl? What other matchups will be pertinent for Tampa Bay in Mobile? What unknown players could move up with a great week? Find out in this PI Quick Hits that previews next week's Senior Bowl.
Barry Returns To Coach Linebackers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have brought back a familiar face to coach their linebackers. Joe Barry was hired to be the Bucs linebacker coach, and returns to do the job he held from 2001-06. Barry spent the last two seasons with the Detroit Lions. The story was first reported Friday by ESPN's Pat Yasinskas.
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Garcia To Coach Kids On Pedestrian Safety
Bucs QB Jeff Garcia is scheduled to visit Sulphur Springs Elementary in Tampa from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Jan. 21. Garcia will coach a pedestrian safety clinic. The event is part of the fifth annual FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week program. FedEx will make a donation to the Safe Kids Tampa coalition.
Bucs Fire Gruden, Allen
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen. Bucs executive vice president Joel Glazer will hold a press conference at One Buc Place this evening to field questions about the Bucs. PewterReport.com will have more on this story throughout the night.
Bucs Fire Gruden, Allen
The Bucs fired head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen on Friday just three weeks after the team's 2008 regular season ended with a 0-4 collapse and 9-7 record. Reports suggest Raheem Morris and Mark Dominik will replace Gruden and Allen as head coach and general manager, respectively.
Glazer "This Was Time For A Change"
Joel Glazer, the executive vice president of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, met with the media to discuss the firing of head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen. Glazer said that after a period of evaluation, the ownership felt that it was time for a change. Read the interview transcript in this article.
Morris Reportedly Will Replace Gruden As Head Coach
Bucs defensive coordinator Raheem Morris will succeed Jon Gruden as head coach in Tampa Bay, according to ESPN. The report also states Bucs director of pro personnel Mark Dominik will be replace Bruce Allen as general manager.
Q&A With Bucs Head Coach Raheem Morris
The Bucs introduced new head coach Raheem Morris at a Saturday afternoon press conference held at One Buc Place. Morris, who replaces Jon Gruden, will work with new general manager Mark Dominik. Both men have been promoted within the Bucs organization. Read Morris' Q&A with the media in this article.
Bucs Introduce Morris As New Head Coach
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers introduced their new head coach, Raheem Morris, on Saturday. Morris, 32, is the youngest head coach in the NFL and will work with new general manager Mark Dominik, who like Morris advanced within the Bucs organization.
Dominik Introduced As New Bucs G.M.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers introduced their new general manager, Mark Dominik, at One Buc Place on Saturday. But Dominik, who succeeds Bruce Allen, is no stranger to the Bucs. He has been with Tampa Bay for 14 seasons and is looking forward to working with new head coach Raheem Morris.
Q&A With Bucs G.M. Mark Dominik
The Buccaneers held a 3:30 p.m. press conference at One Buc Place to introduce new general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Raheem Morris. Dominik, 37, replaces Bruce Allen as G.M. PewterReport.com provides a full transcript of Saturday's Q&A with Dominik.
Players React To Morris Hiring
Tampa Bay introduced new head coach Raheem Morris at a press conference held at One Buccaneer Place on Saturday. Morris, 32, received his second promotion in less than one month, replacing Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator and Jon Gruden has head coach. Current and former players reacted to the news.
Muir Among 6 Coaches Bucs Dismiss
Just one day after the Bucs announced the promotion of general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay released six coaches on Sunday, including offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Muir, offensive assistant Jay Gruden, strength and conditioning coach Mike Morris.
Inside Senior Bowl: Monday
PewterReport.com is live in Mobile, Ala. for the Senior Bowl week and has fresh inside scoop on the firings of Jon Gruden, Bruce Allen and the hiring of Mark Dominik, in addition to the latest news on the search for an offensive coordinator and some insight on which players the Bucs were watching during practice.
Williams, Bisaccia Still With Bucs ... For Now
The Bucs have some representation in Mobile, Alabama this week for the Senior Bowl, including head coach Raheem Morris. The team's college scouts, special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia and personnel execute Doug Williams are also in Mobile. Bisaccia appears to be safe and the team is trying to retain Williams.
Morris Coy On Coaching Search
Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris attended the North practice in Mobile, Alabama at Senior Bowl on Monday afternoon. PewterReport.com had a chance to catch up with Morris, who is a busy man this week. Get the latest news on Tampa Bay's search for a new offensive coordinator and more in this article.
Bucs Bring Back WR Warren
The Bucs recently signed wide receiver Paris Warren. Warren, who was a 2005 seventh-round draft pick out of Utah, signed a two-year contract with the Buccaneers. In other news, a few Bucs assistants that worked closely with Jon Gruden and Bruce Allen have been fired.
Inside Senior Bowl: Tuesday
Tampa Bay continues to line up interviews for its coordinator positions. The Buccaneers appear to be turning the page on quarterback Jeff Garcia, and there could be new life for wide receiver Dexter Jackson. Plus, notes from the Senior Bowl practices and what prospects the Bucs are interviewing.
Inside Senior Bowl: Wednesday
Which defensive linemen and linebackers stood out during Wednesday's Senior Bowl practices? What wide receivers impressed? Of these players, which ones are the Bucs targeting in the 2009 NFL Draft? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Bucs Hire Bates As Defensive Coordinator
Tampa Bay has hired Jim Bates as its new defensive coordinator. Bates, 62, has 14 years of coaching experience in the NFL. He has served as the defensive coordinator for Atlanta, Miami, Green Bay and Denver during his NFL coaching career.
Bucs To Interview Zampese For OC Job
Tampa Bay is interviewing several candidates for its offensive coordinator position, including Ken Zampese, who has spent the past six seasons as the Cincinnati Bengals' quarterbacks coach. Zampese, who is the son of longtime NFL offensive coordinator Ernie Zampese, is scheduled to interview with the Bucs next week.
How close did Brett Favre come to becoming a Tampa Bay Buccaneer in August? Would the Bucs and new offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski be interested in acquiring Favre this offseason? Find out in this Pewter Insider column.
What can Bucs fans expect from new defensive coordinator Jim Bates? How have his defenses and personnel fared elsewhere prior to his arrival in Tampa Bay? Jim Flynn analyzes the Bates hire in this Pewter Insider column.
PI Quick Hits
What young linebacker is viewed as the heir apparent to Derrick Brooks? Who should general manager Mark Dominik immitate to lead the Buccaneers to success? What NFL general manager was Dominik's biggest influence on his way to becoming Tampa Bay's decision-maker? Find out the answers in this Pewter Insider column.
Season Wrap-Up Issue Now Available
The Pewter Report Season Wrap-Up issue has been mailed to subscribers and is available in PDF format. This 80-page issue features new Bucs head coach Raheem Morris on the cover and includes articles, columns and commentary regarding the 2008 season and a look ahead to the 2009 offseason.