Hello and welcome back to The Pewter and Read! After a week of training camp craziness and website hiccups, we’re back on our regular schedule, bringing you the things we’re reading across the web about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here’s what’s on deck today:
- Peter King is the king (pun intended) of NFL writers, and he got a chance to speak to the king of cornerbacks, Darrelle Revis, about his recovery from his ACL injury. You can find his write-up here. The main takeaway is that Revis looks and feels great, but is being held back because the Buccaneers want to be sure Revis regains confidence, and not just health. He has to know he’s ready to go full speed on the field, or he won’t be the same player he once was.
- Want the good and bad news about the Buccaneers’ injuries? Check out this breakdown from Stephen Holder. He gives an update about Luke Stocker, Lawrence Tynes, Adrian Clayborn and more. Luckily the Buccaneers have avoided massive injuries to key players thus far, but they must remain diligent and lucky to ensure everyone is at 100% to start the season.
- Want a fairly rational outsiders’ view of the franchise heading into 2013? Check out this article from Fox Sports. It’s nice to see someone who doesn’t feel like Josh Freeman is a disaster waiting to happen, or that isn’t completely convinced he’s a franchise quarterback. He’s squarely in between, with lots left to prove.
- And finally, enjoy this article from Rick Stroud about Warren Sapp after his induction into the Hall of Fame.
That’s it for this Monday edition. Join us again tomorrow for more Bucs news and opinions.