Welcome to The Pewter Plank, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. The Pewter Plank is dedicated to providing top-notch Buccaneers news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

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Brad Smith

Brad Smith is a Staff Writer for FanSided's The Pewter Plank. Before joining FanSided, Smith served as the Assistant CEO of FL Teams and a Writer & Reporter for TBL News. Smith currently attends Troy University as a Broadcast Journalism Major


Josh Crysler

Josh Crysler is a Staff Writer for FanSided's The Pewter Plank. Crysler is currently pursuing a degree in Sports Communication at Marist College, where he serves as a writer and reporter for the school's sports publication, Marist Center Field.


Josh Hill

Josh Hill is a Content Director for the FanSided Network. Previously he was Editorial Director for FanSided.com, and has worked as a writer/editor since 2010. He covered the Buccaneers on The Pewter Plank from 2010 until 2014 before returning in 2023.


Ryan Heckman

Ryan Heckman is an NFL staff writer for FanSided, covering all 32 teams across the league. Ryan has written and edited thousands of articles with a decade of experience in the industry. His work has been featured on Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated among other publications. He loves Jesus, family, and sports in that order. If he isn't writing, Ryan is building Legos with his son, playing Disney princesses with his daughter, drinking coffee or lifting weights.


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