Sep 29

BucsBrief Podcast Episode Fifty Seven

On this episode, I was joined by my good friend Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) of as we focused on Winston’s performance against the Texans, factors in the Bucs loss, a preview of the Bucs/Panthers game, and what Mike Alstott meant to this franchise.  On this episode, you’ll hear

– Things that stood out against the Texans

– Disturbing trends on the defensive side of the ball and on this football team

– Doug Martin is not a Lovie Smith guy

– Farewell to Mike James

– Kyle Brindza’s confidence

– A huge division matchup against the hated Carolina Panthers

– Memories of Mike Alstott

– Keys to victory against the Panthers

– Your submitted questions answered

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Sep 22

BucsBrief Podcast Episode Fifty Six

Oh when the Bucs go on the road.  Oh when the Bucs go on the road.  Oh Lord they got a win in Nawlins…when the Bucs go on the road.  It’s a much different vibe to this  episode as the Bucs did a 180 on the defensive side of the ball.  Still more to work on, but a division win is a division win.  Mark Cook of (@PewterReport) joined us to break down the game and preview the Houston Texans game.  Happy birthday Bucs Princess! On this episode we discuss

– Improvements between week 1 and 2

– Jameis Winston Superbowl Shuffle rap

– No one talks about Clinton McDonald

– Bucs defensive line stepped up in a big way

– Props to Chris Conte for his best game as a Buccaneer

– Doug continues to break tackles

– Kyle Brindza is a weapon

– Missed some big opportunities on offense, but it’s close

– Smith versus Hawley snaps

– Lovie Smith and Jason Licht celebrating a win

– Significance of the Austin Seferian Jenkins injury

– Preview of the Houston Texans game including detailed information on their roster and injury situation

– Latest roster moves

– Week four’s game is more important than this week

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Sep 15

BucsBrief Podcast Episode Fifty Five

NSFW – I’m not one who likes to jump to rash decisions when it comes to making a change at the head coaching position, but what I need to see quickly is a complete turnaround for this football team and not the continued messes that we have seen from Lovie Smith.  In this episode we turn the show over to Bucs fans and allow them the opportunity to vent.  On this show, we discuss

– Lovie Smith’s press conferences

– What actually happened in this 42-14 thrashing

– What repeated issues continue to happen

– Shouldn’t the defense be the strength of this team

– What worked on offense

– Why don’t DEs want to play for Lovie Smith?

– The myth of the Tampa 2 defense

– What to expect from the New Orleans Saints

– A change better happen quickly


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Sep 08

BucsBrief Podcast Episode Fifty Four

We’re in week one of the NFL regular season and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off the season at home against the Tennessee Titans in what is being billed as a battle of the 2015 number one and two NFL Draft picks.  Former Bucs defensive end Steve White (@sgw94) joined us to preview the Bucs/Titans game.  The theme of this show is what we know, what we expect, what we hope.

On this episode we discuss

– Final 53 roster evaluation/analysis

– Early depth chart

– What we know/what we expect/what we hope for this Bucs 2015 season

– Bucs getting a fast start is imperative for this season

– Fan questions

– A detailed breakdown and preview of the Bucs/Titans game

– Predictions for the Bucs/Titans game including score, and offensive and defensive players of the game

Sep 04

Bucs 53-man Roster Prediction


After wrapping up their final preseason game, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some tough decisions to make over who will be making the final 53-man roster.  I’ll preface this article by saying that I’m going to be leaving out some names and adding TBDs in their place.  I’ve evaluated this roster prediction based on practices observed, preseason games, and using the information of trusted media members.    Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

BucsBrief Podcast Episode Fifty Three

Lots of recent Tampa Bay Buccaneers news to discuss.  We gave a brief recap of the current state of the team and a short version of what the hell happened against the Cleveland Browns.  Scott Reynolds of (@PewterReport) joined the show for the first time and brought fantastic insight on the offensive line, Dirk Koetter, the WR battle, Will Gholston, and more position guys on the bubble.

In this episode we discuss

– Takeaways are the key to this season

– Pressure from the DEs?

– Special teams is a mess

– Why Tim Wright was traded

– Current state of the offensive line

– WR spots are on the line

– Koetter will make a difference

I also answered listener-submitted questions.  Thanks for all of the support.  Our August was amazing and we hope you’re enjoying the show and all of the content.  Please remember to rate the show 5 stars on iTunes and support our sponsors at  Also be sure you’re following @PewterReport on Twitter, along with our Twitter feed @BucsBrief,, and

Aug 25

BucsBrief Podcast Episode Fifty Two

I haven’t had a podcast episode that talked about a Tampa Bay Buccaneers win since the week of November 17th, 2014.  Even if it was preseason, the games may not “count”, but they do “matter”.  Mark Cook (@MarkCook1970) of Pewter Report joined us to into detail about Lovie Smith taking over the playcalling of the defense, Dirk Koetter, Jameis Winston’s football intelligence, the LB core, DJ Swearinger, and if the Bucs will be active to add other players for this final roster.  On this show, we also discuss

– Positives from the Bengals win

– A new Doug Martin

– Mike James is my new number two RB

– Defense generating takeaways

– The battle at the WR position and how each will win a roster spot

– Number 72 and why he may be on the roster

– Questions submitted from our listeners via Twitter

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Aug 18

BucsBrief Podcast Episode Fifty One

It was refreshing to get to discuss an actual football game versus an opponent as it’s been a long time since we were able to do that.  Greg Auman (@gregauman) of the Tampa Bay Times joined us and broke down the latest Tampa Bay Buccaneers news.  On this episode, we discussed

– Positives to build on from what we’ve seen so far

– Jameis Winston’s first NFL preseason game

– Offensive line youth

– A battle brewing for the 3rd running back spot

– WR continues to be a fun battle to observe

– Can the Bucs generate pressure from the DEs?

– Kwon Alexander has already made a HUGE impression

– Cornerback depth

– The Garrett Gilkey center experience

– Michael Koenen is your punter

– Special team issues in preseason game one

– What to expect from the Cincinnati Bengals game

Aug 12

BucsBrief Bonus – August 12 Practice Recap

In this BucsBrief Bonus episode, we wrap up Buccaneers training camp practice for August 12th, 2015.  On this bonus coverage

– A shaky and “sloppy” day for the offense

– Lots of opportunities for the defense to get INTs

– Mike Glennon’s preference as the backup QB

– Inconsistent play at the WR position

– Offensive line shifting

– Lovie Smith’s post-practice press conference

Aug 12

BucsBrief Bonus Content – Adam Humphries Interview

Former Clemson WR Adam Humphries has caught our eye in training camp so far.  We caught up with him after practice and discussed

– His transition from college to the NFL

– How he feels he’s doing so far in camp

– NFL WRs he’s patterned his game after

– Playing with Jameis Winson versus against him

– His goals for this season

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