Pewter Report Articles Archive
Concussion Keeps Smith Out Of Practice
Bucs return specialist Clifton Smith was held out of Wednesday's practice with a concussion he sustained vs. the Panthers on Sunday. In other news, the Bucs added a player to their roster, Earnest Graham is comfortable as Tampa Bay's fullback, and the Bucs leave for London Friday.
Bucs Searching For WR Production, Camaraderie
The Buccaneers players and coaches discussed why starting wide receivers Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton have not gotten involved in the offense in 2009. The Bucs hope the receivers will build more chemistry with their quarterback, and look at the trip to London as an opportunity to build some team camaraderie.
Practice Makes Perfect
The 0-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of problems. How can the team remedy some of the issues it has had on the football field? It starts in practice, which has been far from perfect for the Bucs this season. Read more in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
Smith Accepts Wesley's Apology, Returns To Practice
Buccaneers return specialist Clifton Smith returned to practice Thursday and said he's feeling better and hopes to play the Patriots in London. Smith also said Panthers DB Dante Wesley, who caused his concussion, called him and apologized. Smith accepted Wesley's apology. Plus, other injury news from One Buc Place.
Freeman Sees Action As Bucs Lose In London
UPDATED: Tampa Bay lost to New England in London, 35-7, as Patriots QB Tom Brady threw three TDs while Bucs QB Josh Johnson was picked off three times before being replaced by rookie QB Josh Freeman, the team's first-round draft pick in 2009. The Bucs are 0-7 on the season heading into their bye week.
Bucs-Patriots Post-Game Quotes
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to New England in London on Sunday, 35-7. Find out what Bucs head coach Raheem Morris and his players had to say about playing in London and their 0-7 start in this article.
Game Grades: Defense
The Bucs couldn't come up with their first win of the season in London Sunday, falling to the Patriots, 35-7. 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.
Game Grades: Offense
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the New England Patriots 35-7 on Sunday in London. How did the Bucs quarterbacks grade out against the Patriots? How did the offense line perform against New England? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost fell to 0-7 on the season by losing to the New England Patriots in London on Sunday, 35-7. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' seventh loss of the season and 11th straight dating back to 2008? They sound off in this article.
Bucs' Debut In London Leads To Freeman's First Action As A Buc
Tampa Bay played its first-ever regular season game overseas Sunday, taking on New England in Wembley Stadium in London. Not only did the Bucs make their debut in London, rookie QB Josh Freeman also made his debut as a Buc in the fourth quarter. It's unclear whether Freeman will remain the starter after the bye.
Chat Session - 2PM Today
Pewter Report will host a 30-minute chat session at 2:00 p.m. ET on Monday. Bucs beat writer Jim Flynn will answer your Bucs-related questions as the team embarks on its bye week.
Chat Transcript - 10/27
Tampa Bay is on its bye week, but that's not stopping Pewter Report from talking Bucs football. Bucs beat writer Jim Flynn hosted a 30-minute chat session Monday. You don't want to miss the questions and answers in this chat transcript.
Morris Updates Injuries From London
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were forced to move their practice from Wembley Field to the ballroom of the London Intercontinental Hotel Saturday due to rain. Bucs head coach Raheem Morris updated the team's injuries, including return specialist Clifton Smith, who is questionable for Sunday's game in London.
Talib Charged With Battery
Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib was charged with simple battery Thursday for an incident involving a cab driver just over two months ago. Talib still is expected to make the trip to London with the Bucs on Friday and play against the Patriots on Sunday.
Pewter Report's First Digital Issue Now Available
The Pewter Report In-Season issue is now available. This 73-page magazine is the first-ever digital edition of Pewter Report and features cutting edge technology with many upgrades over a standard PDF. Read this article to learn how to access this magazine as a subscriber or on a free trial basis.
PI Quick Hits
How are the Bucs missing a quarterbacks coach? What are the games like for QB Josh Freeman? What is he learning from other defenses? Plus, a WR, DE, and CB that the Buccaneers are scouting hard for this year's NFL Draft in this PI Quick Hits.
Smith, Clayton Questionable For Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers return specialist Clifton Smith (concussion) is questionable for the Bucs game against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Also questionable is WR Michael Clayton (hamstring). Patriots QB Tom Brady (right shoulder) and WR Randy Moss (shoulder) are both probable.
Bucs Making Adjustments In London
The Buccaneers are in London and attempting to adjust to the time change and environment. Tampa Bay was scheduled to hold a morning walkthrough at Wembley Stadium Saturday, but the team was forced to move it indoors due to rain. Find out how the Bucs are adjusting to London in this article.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 8
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on a bye week, but there still are several NFL games to be played. Which teams did the Pewter Reporters pick to win in the NFL this weekend? Get their picks for each of this week's games in this article.
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 9
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Green Bay Packers in Week 9 of the 2009 regular season. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the Packers in Tampa Bay's throwback game? Get their picks for each of this week's games in this article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the Green Bay Packers in Week 9 of the 2009 regular season. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Packers fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Packers game.
Enemy Profile: Packers
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's eighth opponent of the season - the Green Bay Packers. How do the Bucs match up against the Packers at each position in Tampa Bay's throwback game? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more info regarding the Bucs-Packers matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
What Will It Take For Morris To Survive?
What does history suggest Raheem Morris' chances are of returning in 2010 if the Bucs finish this season with three or less wins? History isn't on Morris' side, as Bucs fans will learn in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
Report: Bucs Cut G Johnson After DUI Arrest
Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup offensive lineman Marcus Johnson was arrested on for driving under the influence. Johnson was reportedly found asleep at the wheel of his car early this morning. On Tuesday afternoon, the Bucs released Johnson, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Bucs Promote Lee, Release Johnson, Mahan
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted tackle James Lee from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday. In addition, the Bucs released guard Marcus Johnson and center Sean Mahan. The Bucs also made a pair of practice squad moves Tuesday.