Welcome to the weekend edition of Pewter and Read. Let’s get caught up on Tampa Bay Buccaneers news and opinions from around the web.
- First up is Andrew Astleford’s top 10 most important Buccaneers, found over at Fox Sports Florida. Andrew has Josh Freeman at number one, and it’s hard to debate. The Buccaneers’ hopes for a playoff run in 2013 rest on the right arm of number 5, so even with more talented players at other positions, no one is more important than Josh.
- Next up is an article by Patrick Daugherty of Rotoworld, who gave his best and worst case scenarios for every quarterback in the NFL. He ranks Josh Freeman 21st, which is maybe a bit too low, but his analysis of the Bucs’ QB is spot on. Check it out, and read his takes on other big name QB’s in the NFL as well.
- Over at ESPN, Pat Yasinskas has his thoughts on the biggest regret for every NFC South team, and lists the tight end position as the Bucs’ biggest regret. It’s hard to deny that the Bucs failed to do much with the position, but given the other needs, and the cost to fill those needs, it was tough to find a way to get a tight end on the budget available. Plus, Luke Stocker and Tom Crabtree are both capable of being decent options in the passing game, and Stocker is a solid blocker.
- And finally, check out this article about a Virginia Tech corner who got some advice on rehabbing from an ACL injury from none other than Darrelle Revis. I am not sure if I should be worried about Revis’ comments about only coming back “when you’re ready to perform like you want to,” or if I should be happy that he’s speaking from a position of authority about an injury he is hopefully almost completely recovered from.
That’s it for this weekend. Keep your eyes on The Pewter Plank for more Bucs news and opinions!