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.
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, 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's preseason contest vs. the Cincinnati Bengals has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Bucs and Bengals were originally scheduled to clash on Saturday night, but the threat of Hurricane Charley caused the Tampa Sports Authority to postpone the exhibition contest, which will still be played at Raymond James Stadium. In other news, find out how you can make a contribution to the relief efforts being undertaken throughout the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley.
Pewter Report lists the five most disappointing players from Tampa Bay's training camp thus far and gives Bucs fans some in-depth analysis from camp practices. You might be surprised by some of the players listed in this must-read Pewter Insider article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown to a one-year contract Tuesday. The Bucs are hoping Brown, 38, will serve as a mentor for rookie WR Michael Clayton while playing an integral role in Jon Gruden's offense, which he thrived in as a Raider.