Just Grillin sponsors PewterReport.com’s Pewter Player of the Week, which is given to Tampa Bay’s MVP as selected by the PewterReport.com staff every week following the most recent game.

Just Grillin Pewter Player Of The Week – S Chris Conte
There wasn’t much to cheer about in Tampa Bay’s 17-3 loss at home to Carolina. The Bucs were trying to snap a three-game losing streak, but instead it’s turned into a four-game losing streak. With only three points on the board, it’s safe to suggest that no one on the offensive side of the ball was deserving of this week’s Just Grillin Pewter Player of the Week award.

The defense did a reasonable job of containing Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, and safety Chris Conte, who is now a part-time player at strong safety with the emergence of rookie Justin Evans, who mans the free safety spot, came up with a big game. Conte had a team-high nine tackles and also recorded the Bucs’ lone interception of the game and the first of the 2017 season for Conte.

“Defense played amazing,” Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, who had two touchdowns. “They definitely gave us a chance, and it goes back to what I said: I’ve got to play better. [Kicker] Pat Murray did that – if you’re not scoring any points for your defense it’s going to be hard to win and I definitely didn’t come out and do that today. I’m happy that I feel good [physically]. Now we’ve got to go to New Orleans and make some noise.”

For his efforts as this week’s Just Grillin Pewter Player, Conte will receive a $50 gift card to Just Grillin, which has the largest selection of grills, smokers, outdoor kitchens and grilling accessories found anywhere.

Attention, grillmasters! It’s tailgating season! Just Grillin sponsors PewterReport.com’s Pewter Player each week, and is located at 11743 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood – just 15 minutes north of Raymond James Stadium. Stop by on your way to the game to get the supplies you need to tailgate like a pro. Visit them on the web at JustGrillinFlorida.com

Just Grillin is Tampa Bay’s premier outdoor living company and your one-stop shop for tailgating with a huge selection of Weber, Big Green Egg and other grills and smokers, along with pellets, charcoal and wood chips, BBQ sauces and rubs, and grilling tools and accessories.

Want to take your grilling skills to the next level or learn some new grilling tips? Just Grillin offers grilling classes in their Carrollwood showroom every Saturday. Here is a list of upcoming classes – click here to sign up. Delicious grilled food is included with this experience!

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 27th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive coordinator/defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]
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