November 25, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner (33) runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Mark Barron (24) defends during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Pewter and Read: Buccaneers News and Rumors from Around the Web, July 1st, 2013

A new week has begun, and there’s certainly some stories we’re following here at the Pewter Plank. Check out these links, and comment in the comments section and give your takes…

  • In the same TV appearance referenced in an earlier article on this website about Adrian Clayborn, Greg Schiano had some things to say about new offensive lineman Gabe Carimi. JoeBucsFan gives his thoughts on the coach’s comments here. Needless to say, the coach was impressed with his newest lineman, which further proves the depth the Buccaneers have in the trenches, and also puts pressure on Davin Joseph and Demar Dotson to live up to their paychecks.
  • And from that same NFL Network program, Schiano had some comments on Josh Freeman which Mike Florio put his own spin on. We’ve talked about Josh Freeman enough, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Josh Freeman is not worthy of a long-term extension this offseason, but he’s also not worthy of giving up on. There is a limbo state between the two where Freeman stands, because the issue of balancing value and potential is not a black and white issue.
  • In “confirming what we already suspected” news, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times tacked on a quick bit of information about Mark Barron’s new role this season in this article. To summarize: Mark Barron played out of position last year because he was called upon to play deep coverage safety far too often, and did surprisingly well considering he was a rookie playing out of position. Barron will play further up the field in 2013, and will join the run defense as well as make an impact in the short passing game, which should help Mason Foster out, who is also mentioned as a player who needs to take a step forward.
  • And finally, check out this article from the Pewter Report about the reasons why Raymond James should be full of Bucs fans this fall. Will you be showing up to games this season? Let us know in the comments!

That’s it for today, tune in again tomorrow for more Bucs news.

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