Although the score wouldn't suggest it, the Jacksonville Jaguars downed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in convincing fashion Friday night, 14-6. Fans don't want to miss what Pewter Report editors Scott Reynolds, Leo Haggerty and Jim Flynn thought about the Buccaneers' ugly loss to the Jaguars. Read what the Pewter Reporters had to say in this 1,350-word commentary.
You don't want to miss what Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden and some of his players had to say about their 14-6 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night. PewterReport.com has their reactions.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent defensive tackle Oliver Gibson to a one-year contract, PewterReport.com has learned. Although he was not signed in time to join Tampa Bay in its preseason game against Jacksonville, Gibson's agent, David Levine, told Pewter Report that his client signed a one-year deal. The Bucs released FB Deon Dyer to make room for Gibson.
What caused Tampa Bay WR Frank Murphy's once promising 2002 preseason to unravel in the Bucs' last exhibition game at Jacksonville, and how is he approaching his return to the scene of the crime? First there was "pound the rock" in 2002, then "turn the page" last year. What is the Bucs' new locker room mantra for 2004? What can the Buccaneers do to improve on their dreadful first quarter scoring from a year ago? Find out the answers to these questions plus some inside scoop on guard Jeb Terry, center Austin King and safety John Howell in this week's must-read edition of SR's Fab Five.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night in both teams' second preseason game of the 2004 season. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did these teams fare last season? PewterReport.com has the Bucs-Jaguars preview.
Buccaneers fans will have the opportunity to meet the authors of Tales From The Bucs Sideline on Saturday, Aug. 21 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Authentic Team Merchandise "Buccaneer Heaven" store in Tampa. If you don't already have your copy of this must-read book, which shares some of the greatest Bucs stories ever told, you can secure your copy on Saturday and have authors Chris Harry and Joey Johnston autograph it for you in the process. If you can't make the book signing, call 1-800-881-BUCS(2827) today to order your copy of Tales From The Bucs Sideline for just $19.99.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free agent kicker Nicholas Setta to a one-year contract Thursday. Setta, who was released by New Orleans 10 days ago, fills the roster spot that opened up on Wednesday when wide receiver Edell Shepherd was placed on injured reserve.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are interested in adding depth and size to their nose position, brought in free agent DT Oliver Gibson for a workout Wednesday, PewterReport.com has learned. The 6-foot-2, 315-pound Gibson is entering his 10th season out of Notre Dame and has notched 262 tackles and 17.5 sacks while playing for Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Buffalo.
Tampa Bay placed wide receiver Edell Shepherd on injured reserve Wednesday, thus ending his 2004 season. Shepherd broke his right foot during the second quarter of Monday night's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. In other injury news, linebacker Jeff Gooch, guards Matt Stinchcomb and Kerry Jenkins, and defensive ends Lamar King and Ellis Wyms all returned to practice.
Tampa Bay was pleased to come away with a 20-6 win over Cincinnati in its first preseason contest of the year, but the Buccaneers received some bad news Tuesday morning when the team confirmed that second-year wide receiver Edell Shepherd has suffered a broken right foot and could be sidelined for the entire 2004 season. Get more on this story as well as an update on injured receivers Joe Jurevicius and Charles Lee, and much more news from One Buc Place, in this notebook.