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

Aug 11

BucsBrief Podcast Episode Fifty

In our 50th episode, we want to first thank everyone for all of the support over the last year and a half.  We couldn’t do the show without you.  We’re VERY close to lining up against another football team and we had Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL), Vikings writer join us to discuss the upcoming preseason game and the similarities between the Bucs and Vikings.  Other topics including on this episode include

– Lavonte David contract

– Some recent Bucs draft analysis

– Tony McDaniel signing

– Michael Bennett nonsense

– Winston is the “real deal”

– WR is a huge battle

– ASJ’s drops

– The “scary” OL

– There are no 10 sack DEs on this football team

– Cornerback depth

– What we’re going to see at safety

– A “different” Michael Koenen

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Aug 08

BucsBrief Bonus – August 8 Practice Recap

In this BucsBrief Bonus episode, we wrap up Buccaneers training camp practice for August 8th, 2015.  On this bonus coverage

– Jameis Winston is VERY impressive

– Doug Martin looks like a different football player

– We are going have a battle at WR

– Keep an eye on Adam Humphries

– A case of the dropsies

– McCoy is even quicker than last season

– Safety spots up for grabs

Aug 08

BucsBrief Bonus – Pat Murray Interview

BucsBrief interviews Bucs kicker Pat Murray.  Find out how much the Tampa Bay fans mean to Pat, his guarantee on punter Michael Koenen, his approach to this season, and the adjustment of kicking in heat  versus cooler weather.

Aug 04

BucsBrief Podcast Episode Forty Nine

Training camp is finally upon us and we have actually Tampa Bay Buccaneers football to discuss.  Our friend Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) of Bleacher Report joins us to discuss what has been going on at training camp.  On this episode we discuss

– An indoor practice facility

– Mark Cook’s Pewter Report article on Garrett Gilkey

– Da’Quan Bowers last chance

– Injury storylines

– Jameis Winston’s impact on attendance

– Who is stepping up at WR with Louis Murphy out?

– Will the offensive line make fans cringe again?

– Does DJ Swearinger have a role on this team?

– Positives moves made by this franchise including #JoinTheSiege #SiegeTheDay and more

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