Week 11 of the 2004 regular season is here, and Pewter Report writers Scott Reynolds, Jim Flynn and Leo Haggerty have picked their Week 11 winners and losers. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to down the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon? Click here to find out.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11 of the regular season. Which team has the advantage on offense, defense and special teams heading into this matchup? Want a prediction and some interesting facts and stats? Find out what to expect when the 3-6 Bucs and the 1-8 49ers clash at the Raymond James Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers targeting a running back with their first-round pick in 2005? Will Brad Johnson's salary in 2005 make him impossible to trade for a draft pick? Would Torrie Cox have scored a touchdown on his 39-yard kick return last week had he not slipped? The answers to these questions plus some inside scoop on Jamel White, the Bucs' nickel corner position, a shuffling of sacks on Tampa Bay's defense and some draft scoop on K-State's Darren Sproles are found in this week's huge, must-read edition of SR's Fab Five.
PewterReport.com has the latest injury report from One Buccaneer Place, where quarterback Brian Griese (shoulder) practiced Friday and will start against San Francisco on Sunday. Fullback Mike Alstott (knee) and safety Dwight Smith (knee) are probable for Sunday's game. Pewter Report has the Bucs-49ers injury report.
The 2005 season was scheduled to be fullback Mike Alstott's last in Tampa Bay, but Bucs general manager Bruce Allen signed him to a new deal earlier this season, which makes him a Buc through 2008, or does it? In this installment of Flynn's Focus, Pewter Report managing editor Jim Flynn takes a closer look at Alstott's extension and explains how the "A-Train's" playing days in Tampa Bay could be over sooner rather than later.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed defensive tackle Anthony McFarland, who missed last Sunday's game in Atlanta with a triceps tear, on injured reserve Thursday. He's scheduled to have surgery on Friday. McFarland, who replaced Warren Sapp at the under tackle spot this season, will be replaced in the starting lineup by Chidi Ahanotu.
Popular Hall of Fame Buccaneers fan Big Nasty, also known as Keith Kanzig, is spearheading a fundraising charity event to help unfortunate children's dreams become a reality. Fellow Bucs fans are encouraged to participate in the second annual Big Nasty tailgate and raffle event, which will take place this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m at the Gold's Gym at Bayside Bridge Plaza in Clearwater, Fla. Call (813) 908-BUCS(2827) for more information.
Tampa Bay had several players dinged up in the process of of losing to Atlanta Sunday, 24-14. The most serious injury was sustained by safety Jermaine Phillips, who re-injured his fractured forearm. Rookie Will Allen or John Howell will likely play in place of Phillips against San Francisco. To make matters worse, S Dwight Smith is questionable with a knee injury. The good news for the Bucs is fullback Mike Alstott (knee) is probable for the game against the 49ers. Pewter Report has more on this story as well as other news and notes from One Buc Place in this article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were downed by the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, 24-14. Which players contributed to the loss, which included 13 penalties and several blown opportunities? PewterReport.com has distributed grades to the Bucs based on their performance against the Falcons, and provides the most in-depth analysis and observations from Tampa Bay's ninth regular game, in this must-read Pewter Insider article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a huge game to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, 24-14. Pewter Report editors Scott Reynolds and Jim Flynn, and senior writer Leo Haggerty, have each sounded off on the Bucs' loss, which likely ended any hope they had of winning the NFC South Division and put their playoffs aspirations at a real distance. You don't want to miss what the Pewter Reporters had to say about Tampa Bay's loss to Atlanta.