Pewter Report Articles Archive
Bucs Make Practice Squad Moves
The Buccaneers made several roster moves related to their eight-man practice squad Wednesday, signing defensive end Josh Leonard and cornerback Jamar Love, and releasing wide receiver Darnell Jenkins.
Paulescu Already A Big Hit At One Buc Place
Tampa Bay return specialist Clifton Smith and new punter Sam Paulescu met well before the former Dallas Cowboy joined the Bucs earlier this week. Paulescu's tackle on Smith in Dallas last year made highlight reels, but Smith said he's a better player for it.
Bucs Bracing For Panthers Ground Game
The Buccaneers are anticipating another battle against the Carolina Panthers running game. In the last two meetings the Bucs have allowed 566 yards rushing. The Bucs improved their run defense last week, and now will be tested at Carolina. Head coach Raheem Morris is said to be taking this game personally.
Bryant Frustrated, But Open To Returning To Tampa Bay
UPDATED: Antonio Bryant is frustrated with the lack of opportunities he's received to catch the football. Bryant, who has been battling a knee ailment, has just 22 catches. He acknowledged his frustration, but said he was open to returning to Tampa Bay next year.Raheem Morris and Greg Olson also commented on Bryant.
Bucs Banged Up Heading Into Carolina
Several Bucs players were limited in practice Wednesday due to their respective injuries. The Carolina Panthers have their fair share of injuries as well. In other news, the Bucs will face Panthers backup QB Matt Moore, and demoted defensive coordinator Jim Bates still is with Tampa Bay.
Pewter Prospect: DE Corey Wootton
Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a need for a physical defensive end? Could the Bucs run defense use a big presence on the edge? Would Northwestern defensive end Corey Wootton be a good fit for the Buccaneers? Where could the Bucs land him? Find out in this Pewter Prospect profile.
Talib Could Miss Game In Carolina With Hamstring Injury
Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib missed Thursday's practice after being limited in Wednesday's workout. There is a chance he won't play vs. the Panthers, who have one of the league's most explosive receivers in Steve Smith. Plus, other injury updates from One Buc Place.
Talib Questionable For Sunday's Game
Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest in Carolina. Bucs head coach Raheem Morris still is hopeful Talib, who leads the team in interceptions, will be able to play vs. the Panthers.
PI Quick Hits
How does middle linebacker Barrett Ruud feel about going to a bigger Tampa 2 defensive scheme? Does Ruud like the idea of moving to outside linebacker? Who would be a good free agent receiver for Tampa Bay to pursue? Plus, notes on quarterback Josh Freeman and the continuity on offense in this PI Quick Hits.
Red Zone Becomes Dead Zone In Bucs' 16-6 Loss To Panthers
UPDATED: Carolina dropped Tampa Bay to 1-11 on the season by defeating the Bucs on Sunday, 16-6. The Bucs had six visits to the red zone, but came away with just six points. Tampa Bay racked up 469 yards of offense, but rookie QB Josh Freeman threw five interceptions while the Panthers rushed for 158 yards.
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, 16-6. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' 11th loss of the season? What did they say about Bucs rookie QB Josh Freeman's five-interception outing? The Pewter Reporters sound off in this article.
Bucs-Panthers Post-Game Quotes
What did Bucs head coach Raheem Morris and his players say after their 16-6 loss to the Panthers in Carolina on Sunday. Find out by reading their post-game comments in this article.
Game Grades: Defense
The Bucs dropped to 1-11 on the season by losing to the Panthers in Carolina on Sunday, 16-6. Which defensive players stood out? How did the Bucs fare vs. the Panthers' ground attack? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
Game Grades: Offense
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Carolina Panthers 16-6 on Sunday. How did the offense grade out after ripping off 469 yards of total offense? How did the wide receivers, running backs, and offensive line grade out with one of their best games of the year? Find out in this insider article.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 14
The 1-11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the New York Jets on Sunday. Did any Pewter Reporters pick the Bucs to beat the Jets at Raymond James Stadium? Get their picks for each of this week's games in this article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the New York Jets in Week 14 of the 2009 regular season. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Jets fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Jets game.
Enemy Profile: Jets
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's 13th opponent of the 2009 regular season - the New York Jets. How do the Bucs match up against the Jets at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more info regarding the Bucs-Jets matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
Morris Discusses Freeman's Red Zone Woes
Raheem Morris addressed rookie QB Josh Freeman's five-interception outing and poor red zone performance Monday. Morris said Freeman is more critical of himself than anybody. In other news, the Bucs will be cautious with return man Clifton Smith (concussion), and other news and notes.
Clifton Smith Placed On IR
Bucs return man Clifton Smith was placed on injured reserve Tueday. Smith suffered his second concussion of the season last Sunday against the Panthers. Taking his place on the roster is RB Kareem Huggins. Sammie Stroughter is likely to replace Smith as the returner. WR Yamon Figurs is another candidate.