4:58 PM EST, Tue January 19, 2021
Bucs Nation 1 hour ago
Buccaneers rookies Antoine Winfield Jr. and Tristan Wirfs named to PFWA’s All-Rookie Team

Buccaneers rookies Antoine Winfield Jr. and Tristan Wirfs named to PFWA’s All-Rookie Team

Buccaneers rookie safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) celebrates a fumble recovery during the regular season game against the Atlanta Falcons. | Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Both have been key to Tampa Bay’s successful season. The Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) today revealed its annual All-Rookie team, with Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. and tackle Tristan Wirfs both earning spots on the roster. Winfield Jr. started all 16 regular season games for Tampa Bay, recording 91 tackles (one for loss), six passes defensed, four...
Bucs Nation 2 hours ago
Report: Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown considered day-to-day following Sunday’s knee injury

Report: Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown considered day-to-day following Sunday’s knee injury

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ There’s a chance he’s available to play Sunday in Green Bay. Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown left Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup against the Saints after injuring his right knee. After the game, head coach Bruce Arians wasn’t concerned but was going to wait for official MRI results Monday afternoon. On Tuesday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported some good news on Tampa Bay’s veteran receiver. #Bucs WR Antonio Brown, who injured his knee and underwent an MRI following the game, did not suffer a serious injury, sources say....
The Pewter Plank 5 hours ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers embarrass Michael Thomas in huge win

Zero catches. Zero touchdowns. Zero impact. Where was Michael Thomas? In the biggest game of the season, most teams rely on their big-name players to step up to the plate when it matters most. Depth helps, but it never replaces superstars, especially during the playoffs. Apparently, Michael Thomas didn’t get the memo. After a huge […] Tampa Bay Buccaneers embarrass Michael Thomas in huge win - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
DRaysBay 6 hours ago
What do the Rays see in Michael Wacha?

What do the Rays see in Michael Wacha?

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Why Wacha is basically Max Scherzer, part 1 The Rays were fast movers on the free agent pitching market this off season, declining to bring back Charlie Morton and replacing his roster spot with... Michael Wacha, who the Rays tabbed as a “priority signing” this offseason. How did the Rays reach that conclusion? There are many ways of evaluating pitchers. I like to look at a pitch shape graph first before I’ve checked any statistics, watched any video, or thought about pitch location, tunneling, or sequencing. I do this because I want to give...
Bucs Nation 7 hours ago
Bucs of the Playoffs: at Saints

Bucs of the Playoffs: at Saints

Photo by Chris Graythen/ Which five players were Tampa Bay’s best in Sunday night’s NFC Divisional Round win over the New Orleans Saints? Having lost five straight games to the Saints dating back to 2018, the Buccaneers had a big hurdle to clear on Sunday night in New Orleans if they wanted to get to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since the 2002 Super Bowl season. Thanks to a phenomenal defensive effort and some opportunistic offense, that hurdle has been left in the dust. Tampa Bay used four total turnovers and a 17-7 second-half run to win the game...
The Pewter Plank 22 hours ago

Could Vita Vea make a return when the Bucs need him most?

Could Vita Vea make a difference down the stretch? The Buccaneers finally got a win over the Saints when it mattered the most. Tampa Bay gets to keep their spot in the playoffs for one more week, and the defense played one of its best games of the season. Four takeaways against the very safe […] Could Vita Vea make a return when the Bucs need him most? - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bucs Nation Jan 18, 2021
Divisional Round Best and Worst: Young Bucs secure trip to Green Bay

Divisional Round Best and Worst: Young Bucs secure trip to Green Bay

Photo by Chris Graythen/ On a team of playoff newcomers, it was the newest of them who made the biggest plays Riding a six-game winning streak, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got hot when it counted the most and have stayed on top after defeating the New Orleans Saints 30-20 on Sunday night. The offense sputtered early and the defense looked vulnerable at times. Hell, even Jameis Winston made a highlight reel appearance and now has a perfect career playoff quarterback rating. Highs and lows were evident throughout the game, but at the end of it all Tampa Bay left New Orleans...
Bucs Nation Jan 18, 2021
Vita Vea may be back when Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Green Bay Packers

Vita Vea may be back when Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Green Bay Packers

Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports This, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times If fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren’t flying high from Sunday night’s win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the New Orleans Saints, they will be now. Rick Stroud dropped a bomb on Twitter Monday afternoon, reporting the team is designation injured defensive tackle Vita Vea for return from injured reserve. #Bucs are designating DT Vita Vea for return from injured reserve. He will begin practicing Wednesday and could be activated for Sunday's NFC title game. Vea fractured his...
DRaysBay Jan 18, 2021
Five Rays prospects in Baseball America’s top 100

Five Rays prospects in Baseball America’s top 100

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The new guy slots in to the top 25 overall With the 2021 baseball season hopefully set to commence in just a month’s time, Baseball America has released their top 100 prospects entering the new campaign, with five players from the Rays organization included among them. 1. Wander Franco, SS (2020 ranking: 1)17. Randy Arozarena, OF (2020 ranking: not ranked)23. Luis Patino, RHP (2020 ranking: 18)56. Vidal Brujan, INF (2020 ranking: 51)100. Shane McClanahan, LHP (2020 ranking: 83) Although they still boast a very impressive farm system, the...
Bucs Nation Jan 18, 2021
Buccaneers walked the ultimate walk while the Saints focused on talk

Buccaneers walked the ultimate walk while the Saints focused on talk

Bucs cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting runs with the ball after intercepting a pass as Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was driven to the turf. | Photo by Chris Graythen/ Tampa Bay’s advancement shows where the focus was. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, losing both of their matchups to the New Orleans Saints during the regular season made them easy underdogs — for some — for their Divisional Round bout against the Saints Sunday. Including New Orleans themselves, and rightfully so. Quarterback Drew Brees had his way often throughout both games against the Bucs...
The Pewter Plank Jan 18, 2021

Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally beat the Saints in the playoffs

The Buccaneers finally found redemption against the Saints. The Saints were the favorites. The Buccaneers had a 43-year old quarterback under center in the biggest game in 20 years. The Saints had one of the best rosters in the NFL and swept the Bucs in the regular season. None of that matters in the playoffs. […] Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally beat the Saints in the playoffs - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bucs Nation Jan 18, 2021
Todd Bowles to interview with the Eagles on Monday

Todd Bowles to interview with the Eagles on Monday

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via We may hear his name tied to more jobs following Sunday’s defensive performance in New Orleans. Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will continue interviewing for head coaching positions this week and it appears it’ll begin as early as Monday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles will be interviewing Bowles today. Buccaneers’ DC Todd Bowles, fresh off last night’s win over the Saints, will interview today for the Eagles’ HC job, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January...
DRaysBay Jan 18, 2021
View from the Catwalk: Rays settle with 4, go to arbitration with 2

View from the Catwalk: Rays settle with 4, go to arbitration with 2

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Rays News The Rays settled with some of the arbitration eligible players. ($) Tyler Glasnow will earn $4 million; Yonny Chirinos, who is unlikely to have much of in impact as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, will earn $1.175. Joey Wendle settled for $2.25 million and Manuel Margot for $3.4 million. They will go to arbitration with Ji-Man Choi (team - $1.85M, player - $2.45M) and Ryan Yarbrough (team - $2.3M, player - $3.1M). Yarbrough’s case will be interesting. DRB’s Darby Robinson wrote about this back when the baseball world was...
Bucs Nation Jan 18, 2021
Yarcho’s Pick Six: Bucs Exorcize Demons In New Orleans

Yarcho’s Pick Six: Bucs Exorcize Demons In New Orleans

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The defense forced four turnovers on their way to a 30-20 win and a date with the Packers in the NFC Championship Talk about massive levels of stress. All the talk this week was about Tom Brady vs Drew Brees part III. Saints own the Bucs, having won five straight. A team looking for a three game sweep of an opponent in one season was 14-7 in the third game. Brees isn’t going to lose in his last game in the Superdome. Guess what - the Buccaneers are heading to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship. It...
Bucs Nation Jan 18, 2021
Bucs Nation Podcast: Recapping the Bucs’ Divisional Round win over the Saints

Bucs Nation Podcast: Recapping the Bucs’ Divisional Round win over the Saints

Mike Edwards sealed the deal for the Bucs. | Photo by Chris Graythen/ Discussing the Bucs’ big win with Gene Thomas of BucWhatYaHeard. It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took down the New Orleans Saints, 30-20, and will now move on to the NFC Championship where they’ll face off against the Green Bay Packers for the second time this season. Tom Brady threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns while the Tampa Bay defense forced four turnovers —including three Drew Brees interceptions— on the night, but it was names like Tyler Johnson, Scotty...

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