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Pewter and Read: Buccaneers News and Opinions from Around the Web, July 18th, 2013

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Welcome back to another edition of Pewter and Read. Here’s what we’re reading:

  • I was trying to lead a discussion on Twitter on Thursday night to discuss which veteran backup running backs Bucs’ fans would want to bring to town, if the team decides to shop for a player to spell Doug Martin. Strangely enough, that’s also what Matt Stein of Bleacher Report discussed here, and he advocated for Michael Turner. Most Buccaneer fans would rather have another free agent option, such as Willis McGahee. It will be interesting to see where the team turns if they elect to sign another runner.
  • Also at Bleacher Report, Maxwell Ogden got a bit dramatic with his article detailing how the Buccaneers would miss Connor Barth. He points out the dependable nature of Barth, and how consistent he was from medium to long-range. But Barth was due for a regression, as well, and Tynes is still perfectly capable, despite having a slightly shorter range.
  • Fox Sports Florida’s Andrew Astleford has this article taking a look at some Buccaneers who are “under the radar” but could be big for the team in 2013. The main player to keep an eye out for is Dekoda Watson, who has always been a strong performer on special teams, but has a lot to prove as a linebacker.
  • NFL.com has this article which puts into words the status of Darrelle Revis at this point in the offseason by breaking down a quote from a Greg Schiano press conference. Revis is not fully cleared and ready to go, but he’s also expected to participate on the field in camp this month. So he’s not going to be inactive or placed on any lists as of now, but he’s also not been given then green light to do everything he wants to do.
  • And finally, Stephen Holder has this article taking quotes from the same press conference as it pertains to the situation surrounding Connor Barth’s season ending injury. Schiano laid out the facts of the injury, reminding Barth and the media that since the injury didn’t happen on the field, the Bucs have language in the contract to protect them from paying for damaged goods.

That’s it for today. Join us again tomorrow for more Bucs’ news!

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