The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a tough road contest to the New York Giants, 17-3, on Sunday. After generating only 176 yards of total offense, no one on Tampa Bay’s offense proved worthy enough to win PewterReport.com’s Most Valuable Player honors this week. Despite a couple of good performances by a few defensive players, such as defensive linemen Chris Hovan and Ellis Wyms and linebacker Shelton Quarles, Tampa Bay’s defense failed to record a turnover to help out its struggling offense.
Almost by default, this week’s PewterReport.com MVP honor goes to Buccaneers kicker Matt Bryant, who accounted for Tampa Bay’s only points of the day. Bryant, who was coming off a 62-yard, game-winning field goal last week against Philadelphia, gets credit for nailing a 43-yard field goal in the swirling winds of a blustery Giants Stadium.
After going 3-of-3 on his field goal attempts last week against the Eagles, Bryant has now made four field goals in a row and improved his season field goal percentage to 66.6 percent (6-of-9). Bryant started off the season 2-of-5 (40 percent).
Scott Reynolds is in his 25th 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 line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: email@example.com