Happy Fathers’ Day, and welcome to the weekend edition of the Pewter and Read, where we break down the weekend in Bucs news, rumors, and speculation to bring you all the information you need, with a bit of opinion on the side.
- Once again, we feature the Pewter Report’s Fab 5, which is mandatory weekly reading. Scott makes an excellent point about the ability of Jamon Meredith and the potential of Gabe Carimi as it relates to the depth the Buccaneers will have on the offensive line, something we discussed this weekend as well. Also take note of the many inputs Scott makes about the size and height of the Buccaneers’ roster. The Bucs are looking to overpower the competition going forward, and it’s good to see the front office establishing a strong identity for the franchise.
- For Bucs fans in the Tampa area, the team has announced that the team has reached a deal with WFLA-TV Channel 8 to show preseason games and “additional Buccaneer specials.” So when the preseason rolls around in about seven weeks (Yes, SEVEN weeks!), have your TV set locked in to Channel 8 to catch the Buccaneers in action.
- Mark Schlereth over at ESPN appeared on TV and revealed his top 5 acquisitions over the NFL offseason, and named Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay as his third best pickup, behind Alex Smith to Kansas City and Percy Harvin to Seattle. He also lumped in the addition of Dashon Goldson to Tampa as a part of the Buccaneers adding talent at DB to a defense that was strong against the run. I think he’s overrating Alex Smith, and I don’t feel like Percy Harvin is going to have as large of an impact on an already decent offense as Revis will on an awful Buccaneers’ pass defense.
- Over at the Tampa Tribune, Ira Kaufman wrote an article shedding some light on the Buccaneers’ plentiful assistant coaching staff. Check it out, because it really gives some insight as to the connections and reasons behind some of the hires.
- And finally, over at Bleacher Report, Jordan Heck wrote an article similar to mine about the potential for Josh Freeman to exceed expectations in terms of his fantasy football production. I think there’s a lot of good reasons to take Josh Freeman late in drafts if everyone else ignores him.
That’s it for the weekend edition of Pewter and Read. Find something that interests you? Have a question for the mailbag? Leave it in the comments, or e-mail [email protected]