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Chat Transcript - 4/8
Are the Buccaneers interested in Florida WR Percy Harvin? How are they going to address the fourth quarterback? Which defensive end is being predicted to be the Bucs first-round pick? Find out the answers to these questions in this chat transcript along with an answer about Florida QB Tim Tebow as a pro prospect.
2009 Bucs Draft Prospect: Lewis
Do the Buccaneers have a need for a man-coverage corner that started 45 games in a pass-happy conference? How would Oregon State's Keenan Lewis fit in Tampa Bay? Is he on the Bucs' draft radar? Find out the answers to these questions in this Pewter Insider article.
Leftwich Scheduled To Visit Bucs
Pittsburgh Steelers free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich is scheduled to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Leftwich, 29, originally entered the league as a first-round pick with Jacksonville in 2003.
2009 Regular Season Schedule Will Be Unveiled Tuesday
The 2009 NFL regular season schedule will be released at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The league will unveil the schedule in primetime for the first time in the history of NFL Network. Former Bucs general manager Bruce Allen will join a group of analysts during the two-hour primetime NFL Total Access.
Pewter Report To Appear On Bright House Sports Network On Friday
Watch Pewter Report on Bright House Sports Network’s “The Lineup” show (Cable Ch. 47) at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday. Pewter Report’s Jim Flynn will be Tom Buehring’s guest as they talk about QB Byron Leftwich’s visit with Tampa Bay, TE Kellen’s Winslow’s contract extension, the 2009 NFL Draft and more.
PI Quick Hits
How could Tampa Bay move down in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft? What mid-round defensive tackle is the team high on? Could one of the top wide receivers fall? How do the tight ends' blocking responsibilities change in the new offense? Was signing QB Byron Leftwich a good move? Find out in this PI Quick Hits.
Bucs Sign Leftwich
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Pittsburgh free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich. Leftwich, 29, has started 46 games since entering the NFL as a first-round pick with Jacksonville.
Chat Session - 8:00 PM ET Tonight
PewterReport.com will host a 30-minute chat session on Tuesday evening just one hour after Tampa Bay's 2009 regular season schedule is released. Get Pewter Report's thoughts on the Bucs schedule and the 2009 NFL Draft in the chat, which will begin at 8:00 pm. ET.
Bucs Announce 2009 Regular Season Schedule
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced their 2009 regular season schedule on Tuesday evening. The Bucs will open the regular season at home vs. Dallas on Sept. 13. Tampa Bay has the fifth-hardest schedule of any team in the NFL. The Bucs are not scheduled to play any prime time contests during the 2009 regular season.
Chat Transcript - 4/14
Did you miss the Pewter Report chat session on Tuesday evening? Not to worry. Pewter Report provides a full transcript of the 30-minute chat session, which was hosted by Pewter Report Bucs beat writer Jim Flynn. Get Pewter Report's thoughts on Tampa Bay's regular season schedule and the 2009 NFL Draft in this transcript.
Team Physician Dr. Diaco To Retire After 33 Seasons
Tampa Bay team physician Dr. Joe Diaco will retire after 33 seasons with the Buccaneers. Dr. John Zvijac will continue to serve as Tampa Bay’s orthopedic surgeon while Dr. Chat Janecki and Dr. Dan Lamar serve as team associate orthopedic surgeons.
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Post-Draft Issue Now Available
The Pewter Report Post-Draft issue has been mailed to subscribers and is now available in PDF format on PewterReport.com. This 72-page issue has profiles of each of Tampa Bay’s six draft picks as well as analysis on the team’s undrafted free agents.
Which Positions Will The Bucs Target In The First Round?
What are the five positions the Buccaneers will target with their first-round draft pick? What are the chances of the Bucs taking a player at one position as opposed to another? Get a better idea of how the Bucs will use the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
Johnson Impresses Bucs, Answers Critics
Georgia Tech defensive end Michael Johnson is on the short list to be the Buccaneers' first-round pick. Johnson impressed the Bucs during his visit to Tampa, and would like to play for the Buccaneers as a professional. Johnson responded to critics, who say he takes plays off and has an inconsistent motor.
One Buc Place Not On List Of Visits For English
The Buccaneers are interested Northern Illinois defensive end Larry English, but do they think enough of him to select him in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft? PewterReport.com recently spoke with English, who did not have a pre-draft visit with the Bucs at One Buc Place.
Bucs Interested In Ole Miss Products
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are showing heavy interest in a number of players from the University of Mississippi. Defensive tackle Peria Jerry, wide receiver Mike Wallace and offensive tackle Michael Oher have met with the team numerous times this offseason, and the Bucs have also met with Rebels linebacker Ashlee Palmer.
PI Quick Hits
Which coach is going to have to a big influence in the Bucs' first pick? Could Florida State DE Everette Brown fall to the Buccaneers pick? Was DE Michael Johnson consistent? What mid-round linebacker are the Bucs considering? Which important member of the Bucs front office was at the Georgia pro day workout?
Chat Transcript - 4/21
Did you miss the Pewter Report chat session on Tuesday afternoon? Not to worry. Pewter Report provides a full transcript of the 30-minute chat session, which was hosted by Pewter Report Bucs beat writer Jim Flynn. Get Pewter Report's thoughts on the 2009 NFL Draft in this transcript.
Pewter Report Chat Session - 3PM Tuesday
PewterReport.com will host a 30-minute chat session on Tuesday afternoon just days before the 2009 NFL Draft takes place. Get Pewter Report's thoughts on the draft as it relates to the Bucs in Tuesday's chat session, which will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Bucs First-Round Pick Predictions
PewterReport.com will post its final Bucs Mock Draft Friday, but in the meantime we have compiled a list of other media outlet's projections for Tampa Bay's first-round pick. Who do they have the Bucs taking in the first round? Find out by reading this article.
Hickey Defends Bucs' Drafts
Buccaneers director of college scouting Dennis Hickey met with the media on Wednesday to discuss this weekend's NFL Draft. Hickey defended the recent drafts by Tampa Bay and answered a number of questions on why the team has not had more successful drafts in recent years.
More Players Emerge On Tampa Bay's Draft Radar
Is Bucs safety Sabby Piscitelli hoping to be reunited with one or more of his former Oregon State teammates this weekend? Why didn't the Jon Gruden-Bruce Allen drafts produce more elite talent? Want an update on players on Tampa Bay's radar heading into the 2009 NFL Draft? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
PR's Bucs Draft Board
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are putting on the final touches of their draft board for this weekend's NFL Draft. Pewter Report subscribers asked the PR staff to put together a Bucs draft board of players that are under consideration for the teams eight picks. Check out the draft board here.
Pewter Report To Discuss Draft On Bright House Sports On Friday
Watch Pewter Report on Bright House Sports Network’s “The Lineup” show (Cable Ch. 47) at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday. Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds and Jim Flynn will be guests on Bright House Sports Network as they talk about the Buccaneers and the 2009 NFL Draft.
Pewter Report's Bucs' 7-Round Mock Draft - FINAL
Will the Bucs draft Georgia Tech DE Michael Johnson in the first round? Which players will Tampa Bay be targeting at 19? Which DT will the Bucs select according to Pewter Report? Will Tampa Bay add another WR? Get Scott Reynolds' insight in Pewter Report's final version of the Bucs' 7-round mock draft.
First-Round Mock Draft
With the NFL Draft hours away, Pewter Report produces its final first-round mock draft. Who is projected to be the newest Buccaneer? What will NFC South rivals New Orleans and Atlanta do with their first-round choices? Which player could prompt the Bucs to trade down? Find out in this mock draft.
PI Quick Hits
What is a concerning stat regarding Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman? What stat is a strong indicator of wins and losses in the NFL? How do the safety responsibilities change in the new Bucs defense? Find out these answers and much more in this Pewter Insider article.
Bucs Select QB Freeman In First Round
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up and selected Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman with their first pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Freeman played for head coach Raheem Morris in 2006, and becomes the first quarterback the Bucs have taken in the first round since Trent Dilfer. The Bucs gave up a sixth-round pick.
Freeman Believes He Was Best QB In Draft
He was the third quarterback taken in the 2009 NFL Draft, but Kansas State QB Josh Freeman believes he is better than Matt Stafford and Mark Sanchez, and he plans on proving it with the Bucs, who traded up with the Browns to select him with the 17th overall pick in the draft on Saturday.