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Pewter Prospect: CB Patrick Robinson
Do the Buccaneers have a need for a cornerback with great man-to-man coverage skills? Is Florida State's Patrick Robinson capable of being a good Tampa 2 corner? Does he have the ball skills that the NFL is looking for? Find out the answers in this pewter prospect profile for the 2010 draft.
   
Morris Rests A Few, Glazers Respond To Sale Rumors
UPDATED: Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris held some players out of bye week practices. Ronde Barber, Aqib Talib, and Geno Hayes were among that group. Morris said they would return next week. Plus, the Glazers and the Bucs respond to rumors that they will be forced to sell or are trying to sell the Bucs.
  
PI Quick Hits
What changes have the Bucs made in their college scouting department? How is Tampa Bay having a good season? How does QB Josh Freeman fit in Tampa Bay considering he was drafted for Jeff Jagodzinski's offense? Find out in this PI Quick Hits.
   
Bucs Stress Importance Of Patience With Freeman
Tampa Bay is working at acclimating QB Josh Freeman into the starting lineup. Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant and C Jeff Faine discussed playing with Freeman, and adjusting to the third starting signal caller of the season. Head coach Raheem Morris said the players, organization, and fans have to be patient with Freeman.
   
Bucs Add CB Mickens To 53-Man Roster
The Buccaneers added rookie cornerback Mike Mickens to their 53-man roster Tuesday. In order pick Mickens off Dallas' practice squad and add him to their active roster, the Bucs released CB Marcus McCauley.
   
Bucs Honored To Sport Throwbacks
The Bucs will sport their 1979 throwback uniforms for their home game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The players have mixed reviews on the old orange and white colors, but all feel privileged to honor Lee Roy Selmon and the 1979 Bucs.
   
Bucs Sign K Barth, Release K Andrus
Tampa Bay made another change at kicker. The Bucs signed free agent K Connor Barth and released K Shane Andrus. Barth was with the Miami Dolphins in the offseason, and kicked with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. Andrus kicked in three games for the Buccaneers after replacing Mike Nugent.
   
Bye Week Came At Right Time For Winless Bucs
Tampa Bay's bye week is officially over. The Bucs went back to work Tuesday in preparation for the Green Bay Packers. Although the 0-7 Bucs didn't lose during their bye week, the team did come out of the break as the only winless team in the NFL.
   
Morris Downplays Talib Incident
Bucs head coach Raheem Morris attempted to downplay a few incidents involving CB Aqib Talib Tuesday. Morris acknowledged that Talib broke the after-game curfew in London, a matter that was handled internally. Morris went on to say that Talib has never disrespected him despite a report that suggested otherwise.
   
Pewter Report Radio Wednesdays At 5:00 PM On 1010 AM
Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds is back on the air each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. talking Bucs football - this time with 1010 AM CBS Sports Radio afternoon host JP Peterson. Reynolds and Peterson join forces for Pewter Report Radio, an action-packed hour of intelligent Bucs talk, live from Channelside. Click here for more details.
   
Williams Discusses Selmon, 2009 Bucs
Doug Williams sounded off on a number of topics including Lee Roy Selmon, other 1979 players feeling slighted, and the Bucs 0-7 start. Williams said some of the '79 players won't come to Sunday's game because of the focus on Selmon, and not the entire team. Williams said the 2009 Bucs get a reprieve for their performance.
   
Smith Believes Not Playing In London Was The Right Call
Clifton Smith wanted to play in London, but in hindsight, the Pro Bowl return specialist believes Tampa Bay's decision to sit him vs. New England was a smart one. Smith said he is completely recovered from his concussion and ready to play. In other news, Bucs CB Aqib Talib was limited today with an ankle injury.
   
Barth Plans To Provide Bucs With Insurance At Kicker Position
Kicker Connor Barth impressed the Bucs with his workout Tuesday, which prompted the team to sign him and release Shane Andrus. Now Barth, who previously played with Miami and Kansas City, is focused on capitalizing on the opportunity.
   
Rookie DE Moore Frustrated With Inactive Status
DE Kyle Moore, the Bucs' fourth-round pick, is anxious to see his first action in the NFL regular season. Moore is frustrated over the fact that he lost his spot in the D-line rotation, saying, "They didn’t earn my position. They got it by default." Moore was also involved in a shoving match with center Jeff Faine last Thursday.
   
Freeman Eager For First Start
Rookie quarterback Josh Freeman feels he is ready for his first professional start. Head coach Raheem Morris said Freeman would stay in Tampa during the bye week, but the Bucs quarterback went back to Kansas during the Bucs bye week to visit family. Doug Williams and Raheem Morris think Freeman is a gunslinger.
  
Talib Has Disrespected Morris
Raheem Morris recently said CB Aqib Talib has never disrespected him while downplaying the latest off-the-field incident involving the former first-round draft pick. That's not true, writes Pewter Report's Jim Flynn, who also touches on the Bucs' player-only meetings, the Saints and more in this column.
   
Talib Set To Play, Talks Only Football
Bucs CB Aqib Talib is going to be ready to play against the Packers. Talib responded to questions about the alleged argument with head coach Raheem Morris in London. Talib said his focus is on football, and the challenge of another dynamic receiver in Week 9. Plus, the Bucs game will not be blacked out this Sunday and injury reports.
   
Packers Bring Balanced Attack To Ray-Jay
Tampa Bay is all too familiar with Green Bay from the days of playing each other in the old NFC Central division. While the Packers are led by a different quarterback, their team might be the most balanced the Bucs face this year.
 
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