Pewter Report Articles Archive
Pewter Report Chat With Mark Cook Friday 5-24 At 11 A.M.
Editor Mark Cook answers your Bucs related questions Friday at 11 a.m. in the weekly Insiders-only Pewter Report Chat. You can begin submitting questions at 10 a.m. then come back live to read the answer. A full transcript will be available following the live event.
Bucs Sign Second-Round Draft Pick Banks, Only Glennon Left
The Buccaneers announced on Thursday they have agreed to a four-year contract with second-round selection cornerback Johnthan Banks. With the signing of Banks Tampa Bay has now reached contract terms with five of six 2013 draft picks, with only QB Mike Glennon unsigned.
Clayborn Ahead Of Schedule; Bucs Expecting A Big Season
The Buccaneers are counting on defensive ends Da'Quan Bowers and Adrian Clayborn heavily this season to improve Tampa Bay's pass rush. Clayborn is coming off a major knee injury but appears to be well ahead of schedule in his rehab.
Crabtree Says Bucs Talent Compares To The Packers
The Buccaneers weren't as active in free agency as some might have hoped, but did sign a handful of players who they feel can contribute. One of those under-the-radar players was Packers' TE Tom Crabtree who said on Monday he thinks the Bucs have as much talent as the Packers.
Bucs OTA Practice Report 5-20: Defense
What happened during Monday's OTA practice at One Buc Place? Who lined up at SAM linebacker? Which new coaches made an early impression? Find out the answers in this OTA practice report from PewterReport.com.
Bucs OTA Practice Report 5-20: Offense
What Buccaneer players stood out on offense for Tampa Bay during their first OTA Monday at One Buc Place? Which two Bucs brawled during practice? Get the answers to these questions and for in this OTA practice report.
Schiano: Freeman Is Our Starting Quarterback
Over the last few months rumors have abounded that head coach and Greg Schiano and quarterback Josh Freeman don't have the best of relationships. On Monday, both Schiano and Freeman made it clear there are no issues and Schiano also said that Freeman is the Bucs quarterback in 2013.
Finding Black's Replacement At Strongside Linebacker
While not a huge focus in Tampa Bay's defense, the strongside linebacker position will have a new starter in 2013 after former linebacker Quincy Black suffered a serious injury in 2012 and was released earlier this year. In this article, Pewter Report breaks down who may could take over Black's role in 2013.
PR Chat 5-17 With Mark Cook Transcript
The weekly PewterReport.com Chat for our Insiders was held at 11 a.m. today. The full transcript is available to read now. PewterReport.com holds the weekly chat every Friday at 11 a.m.
Bucs' Banks Maturity Impresses Dominik And Schiano
The Buccaneers went into the 2013 offseason with the main focus to rebuild the NFL's worst secondary. Tampa Bay added Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis prior to the draft, then with their first draft pick last month added CB Johnthan Banks. With the influx of talent, Tampa Bay may have turned a weakness into a major strength.
Bucs Ink Means And James To Contracts
With the 2011 CBA the days of draft picks holding out are mainly a thing of the past. On Monday the Buccaneers announced they had signed DE Steven Means and RB Mike James to rookie contracts.
Gholston's Versatility Is Attractive To Buccaneers
The Buccaneers feel they have found solid depth and a potential starter in former Michigan State Spartan standout William Gholston. The ability to play both ends, linebacker and even inside on the defensive line is something the Bucs scouting department found intriguing.
SR's Fab 5 - 5-10
Why is Ronde Barber Scott Reynolds' favorite Buccaneer of all-time? What did the Bucs see in Barber when they drafted him in 1997? What does Tampa Bay like about CB Johnthan Banks and DE Steven Means? Get the answers and more insight in this edition of SR's Fab 5.
Pewter Report Chat With SR Transcript - 5-10
The Pewter Report Chats happen every Friday at 11:00 a.m. ET on PewterReport.com. Friday's chat was hosted by publisher and Bucs beat writer Scott Reynolds. Pewter Insiders asked two dozen Bucs-related questions about Ronde Barber, the Bucs roster and other topics in Friday's PR Chat.
Saying Goodbye To Barber Not Easy
On Thursday a packed One Buccaneer Place said goodbye to Tampa Bay's legendary cornerback Ronde Barber. After 16 season in the NFL – all in Tampa – Barber is ready to open a new chapter in his life. For fans – and even the media – it was hard to say goodbye to No. 20.
Barber Bids Farewell; Eager To Start New Chapter
Buccaneers legendary cornerback Ronde Barber formally announced his retirement from football after playing sixteen seasons with the team Thursday at One Buc Place. Barber was very emotional as he reflected upon his career with Tampa Bay and thanked everyone that helped him develop into the player and person he is today.
Barber Decides To Retire After 16 Seasons
Fan favorite and most likely future Hall of Famer Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber has decided to retire after 16 seasons in the NFL, according to Jay Glazer from FOX.
Bucs Have No Interest In Abraham Or Freeney
Despite what is perceived as a lack of depth on the defensive line by some Bucs fans, PewterReport.com has learned that Tampa Bay has no interest in free agent pass rushers John Abraham or Dwight Freeney.
Bucs Add Players Following Weekend Camp, Terminate Selvie
The Buccaneers welcome 56 tryout players to One Buc over the weekend but as of Monday, only added four to the roster. To make room Tampa Bay waived two players and terminated the contracts of guard Roger Allen and former USF standout George Selvie.
Schiano Talks Up Tampa Bay's Rookies
Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano spoke with the media and wrapped up Tampa Bay's two-day rookie mini-camp at One Buc Place. Find out what Schiano had to say about defensive linemen Akeem Spence and William Gholston in addition to other rookies in this Pewter Report article.
Rookie Mini-Camp Practice Report: Day 2: Defense
What interesting things happened during the second day of Bucs rookie mini-camp? Which players stood out for their good plays? Which draft pick really struggled in 1-on-1 pass rush drills? Find out in this Pewter Report article.
Rookie Mini-Camp Practice Report Day 1: Defense
The Buccaneers welcomed 85 players to the Tampa Bay for a rookie mini-camp and rookie tryout. PewterReport.com was there, and offers a glimpse inside of Friday's practice at One Buc Place.
Schiano: "I Want To Let The Competition Play Itself Out"
Friday was the first practice for the Buccaneer’s draft picks as well as
college free agents who are trying to make the team. Coach Schiano
spoke to the media following the afternoon session and gave his impressions of Day 1.
SR's Fab 5 - 5-3
How much of a role did intimidation play in the legacy of Bucs DT Warren Sapp? What were the pros and cons of Sapp's loud mouth? What insight did Sapp share with the Bucs beat writers after being inducted into the Bucs Ring of Honor on Thursday? Get the answers and more in this edition of SR's Fab 5.
Bucs Make Roster Moves To Sign 13 Undrafted Free Agents
The Buccaneers announced the retirement of K Nate Kaeding and TE Drake Dunsmore, in addition to the release of DT Corvey Irvin, OL Derek Hardman and CB James Rogers to make room on the roster for the signing of 13 undrafted free agents.