The 4-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will battle 1-3 New York Jets on Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did they fare last week? Pewter Report has the Bucs-Jets preview.
Week 5 of the 2005 regular season is here, and Pewter Report writers Scott Reynolds, Jim Flynn and Jason Armendarez have predicted the winners and losers of each game in this article. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to down the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon? Click on this article to find out.
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's fifth opponent of the 2005 regular season - the New York Jets. How do the Bucs match up against the Jets at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more information regarding the Bucs-Jets matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
Are the Buccaneers disappointed with the play of under tackle Anthony "Booger" McFarland? Is Ellis Wyms challenging McFarland for playing time? Would Tampa Bay execute a trade with San Diego for quarterback Philip Rivers? How is practice squad DE Andrew Williams progressing? The answers to these questions, plus some inside scoop on some Maryland draft prospects, Bucs head coach Jon Gruden, Tampa Bay's team chemistry, ex-WR Keenan McCardell, and a key matchup in Sunday's Bucs-Jets game can be found in this week's BIG SR's Fab Five - the premier insider column on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers took the practice field Thursday without two of their best offensive weapons - rookie RB Cadillac Williams and WR Michael Clayton. While Clayton is still listed as probable, Williams remains questionable for Sunday's game vs. the New York Jets with a foot and hamstring injury.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Michael Clayton disclosed Wednesday that he's been playing with a separated left shoulder since preseason. Despite that injury and his limited practice time on Wednesday, Clayton said he plans to play through the pain. In other news, running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at the New York Jets, the Bucs placed guard Matt Stinchcomb on injured reserve and promoted offensive lineman Scott Jackson from the practice squad, and other news and notes from One Buc Place.
Although the arbitration process took a while, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were finally awarded a victorious decision in the grievance the team filed against former wide receiver Keenan McCardell, who was a five-month holdout in 2004. McCardell was ordered to repay the Bucs $1.5 million worth of bonuses. When he does, Tampa Bay will receive an extra $1 million worth of salary cap space in 2006.
So who deserves the most credit for the success rookie RB Cadillac Williams has found so early this season? While Williams certainly deserves recognition for his outstanding play, Pewter Report's Jim Flynn uses this week's installment of Flynn's Focus to recognize second-year WR Michael Clayton as a player who has played a huge role in Williams' success.
Tampa Bay QB Brian Griese is recovering from the concussion he sustained during Sunday's game, but HC Jon Gruden said Monday that his starting signal caller must avoid throwing some key interceptions. Pewter Report has this story as well as the latest news on RB Cadillac Williams' injury, the Bucs' 4-0 start, the team's top-ranked defense and much more.