Pewter and Read: Buccaneers News and Opinions from Around the Web, July 11th, 2013

Nov 4, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree (85) celebrates a touchdown in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Thursday night, which means in just a few weeks we’ll be watching NFL football. But for now, we can watch some CFL football and browse the web for Buccaneers news. Here’s what we’re reading today:

  • In a third article on the subject from around the web, Pewter Report’s Mark Cook shares his thoughts on the impact of Matt Stafford’s contract on Josh Freeman’s future negotiations with the Buccaneers.
  • Once Freeman is either re-signed, or let go, the Buccaneers will face other financial stresses next offseason. At least that’s what Cook has to say in this article, breaking down some of the maneuvers that Mark Dominik was able to use this offseason to free up space to make the moves he wanted to make. He’s going to have to tread carefully to make sure the team stays in a good financial situation.
  • Want a good idea of how the Buccaneers’ franchise is organized from top, down? Check out Albert Breer’s article over at NFL.com, where he has given a look into the front office of every NFL franchise and revealed the way power is distributed.
  • And finally, Stephen Holder has predicted the starting lineup for the Tampa Bay Times, and he has a couple of interesting choices. He has Luke Stocker starting at tight end, which I have stated makes the most sense, but some Bucs fans might not agree with. He also has Akeem Spence and Dekoda Watson starting on defense, the former seeming like the obvious choice but still a bit intriguing, and the latter being a bold choice, as Watson has yet to prove himself in the regular season as a reliable player. He also has Kevin Ogletree as the return specialist, which I think is a great use for the wide receiver, as he can provide consistent hands and decent return skills.

That’s it for today, check back in tomorrow for more.

Topics: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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