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Bucs' Kendell Beckwith returns to practice for first time since April car accident

Bucs' Kendell Beckwith returns to practice for first time since April car accident

Ten days after losing middle linebacker Kwon Alexander to a season-ending ACL injury, the Bucs finally received some hopeful news as linebacker Kendell Beckwith returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since breaking his ankle in a car accident last April.The Bucs have a
Bucs' Adarius Taylor is a quiet leader who needs to channel his inner Kwon Alexander

Bucs' Adarius Taylor is a quiet leader who needs to channel his inner Kwon Alexander

TAMPA - He had only been with the Bucs a couple weeks in 2015, signed off the Carolina practice squad. One day, linebacker Adarius Taylor was playing linebacker on the scout team and tasked with giving a good simulation of the Panthers defense."We were playing Carolina, and
Bucs Nation Oct 25, 2018
Bucs’ Defense Takes More Than A Game Day Hit With Kwon Gone

Bucs’ Defense Takes More Than A Game Day Hit With Kwon Gone

The intangibles that Kwon Alexander brought will be impossible to replace to this defense - and this team When you have a guy that provides the leadership, the spark, the energy that Kwon Alexander does, it’s nearly impossible to replace or replicate. That’s exactly what the Buccaneers are facing for the rest of the season. We saw the change in the defense in the second half against the Browns once Alexander was out and it was like a completely different team. Now, they had all of ten minutes to make adjustments, changes, and preparations for his departure whereas they’ll have all...

New Bucs linebacker Kevin Minter: 'I'm here to help'

When Kevin Minter was released by the Jets just before the start of the regular season, it was the first time he had been out of football since he began playing the game.Six weeks passed until an injury to his former Louisiana State University teammate, Kwon Alexander, presented an
Bucs Nation Oct 24, 2018
Wednesday press conferences: Dirk Koetter

Wednesday press conferences: Dirk Koetter

The head coach touches on the linebacker situation. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were back at One Buc Place on Wednesday, as they begin to prepare for their week eight matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. While the team came out victorious on Sunday, it wasn’t all smiles as they lost both Kwon Alexander and Jack Cichy to ACL injuries. With both of them being linebackers, the Buccaneers needed to make moves to add depth to that position. The team signed veteran Kevin Minter and also brought back Riley Bullough. Lavonte David will stay at the weakside linebacker spot and starting strong...
Bucs Nation Oct 24, 2018
Hard Count Episode 18-11: Protests, trades and Kwon Alexander

Hard Count Episode 18-11: Protests, trades and Kwon Alexander

One writer’s thoughts and reactions to Week 7 in the NFL The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won and the NFL is nearing mid-season. We’re about to find out who the contenders are and who the pretenders were. One thing we know is for certain after seven week’s worth of NFL action; Jon Gruden likes draft picks more than he likes play-makers. Make no mistake about it, if you aren’t doing things Chucky’s way, you aren’t doing them in a Raiders uniform for much longer. On to the opinions! OFFSIDES: Eric Reid doesn’t like the Jenkins approach. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY...
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rick Stroud answers your Bucs questions

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rick Stroud answers your Bucs questions

It's our Bucs mailbag episode, as Rick Stroud answers your questions about how the-team will replace injured linebacker Kwon Alexander and whether the Bucs will be active at the trade deadline.Plus, is Jameis Winston capable of more than he's shown to this point? And, is the
Bucs Nation Oct 23, 2018
NFL Power Rankings: Buccaneers up a couple spots for some media outlets

NFL Power Rankings: Buccaneers up a couple spots for some media outlets

Bucs get a leg up on rankings. The Buccaneers squeezed a win out of their asses against the Browns on Sunday. And although it was a win, the manner in which they won didn’t warrant much of a climb up the power rankings. Tampa Bay at least snapped their three-game losing streak which will hopefully build up into a winning streak. There were some positives on the defensive side of the ball with interim defensive coordinator Mark Duffner taking over. The loss of linebacker Kwon Alexander will undoubtedly hurt the defense, but the changes in defensive playcalling should still bode well for...
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Bucs lose Kwon Alexander for the season

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Bucs lose Kwon Alexander for the season

Rick Stroud discusses the knee injury that will sideline Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander for the season.Plus, the Lightning peppers the Blackhawks with an NHL-record 33 shots in the second period of Sunday's victory in Chicago.And, the World Series is set to get underway
The Pewter Plank Oct 23, 2018

Buccaneers: 5 replacements for Kwon Alexander

The 2018 season is over for Kwon Alexander. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may need to find a mid-season replacement. Here are five candidates who can try to fill the void. The win on Sunday redeemed lackluster performances for many Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, but it won’t save Kwon Alexander‘s 2018 season. During the Buccaneers contest […] Buccaneers: 5 replacements for Kwon Alexander - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bucs Nation Oct 22, 2018
Buccaneers vs Browns Day-After-Game Reactions

Buccaneers vs Browns Day-After-Game Reactions

Buccaneers save face thanks to an unlikely hero. The Buccaneers turned this match-up into a real nail biter down the stretch thanks to untimely turnovers via Jameis Winston and some special teams blunders. The defense showed up to the field battered with injuries to their top defense tackle Gerald McCoy and his defensive line mate in Vinny Curry. Injuries took a toll during the game as well to linebackers Kwon Alexander and Jack Cichy. That said, defense dominated the first half for Tampa and saved the offense in overtime under newly promoted defensive coordinator Mark Duffner. Let’s...
FOX Sports Oct 22, 2018
Knee injury sidelines Buccaneers LB Alexander for season

Knee injury sidelines Buccaneers LB Alexander for season

Tampa Bay's struggling defense loses linebacker Kwon Alexander to season-ending knee injury
The timing of Kwon Alexander's injury could not have been worse

The timing of Kwon Alexander's injury could not have been worse

TAMPA - Kwon Alexander walked out of the training room at Raymond James Stadium on crutches at halftime Sunday, just as the Bucs were about to leave the locker room. By then, doctors had all but confirmed he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, meaning his season
Bucs Nation Oct 22, 2018
Dirk Koetter talks Kwon Alexander, others at Monday presser

Dirk Koetter talks Kwon Alexander, others at Monday presser

It is the worst-case scenario for the talented linebacker For two weeks in a row, Dirk Koetter has been the bearer of bad news during Monday’s press conference. Last week, he affirmed the firing of Mike Smith, his long-time friend and mentor. This week, he affirmed that starting middle linebacker - also the heart and soul of the defense - Kwon Alexander and rookie middle linebacker Jack Cichy are both done for the year after tearing their ACLs against the Browns. “Unfortunately, the MRIs confirmed that both Kwon and Jack both have torn ACLs and will be out for the year. Unfortunate;...
Bucs Nation Oct 22, 2018
Kwon Alexander done for the year with torn ACL

Kwon Alexander done for the year with torn ACL

Head coach Dirk Koetter confirmed reports. The Buccaneers defense will be without their defensive captain for the remainder of 2018. Tampa Bay head coach confirmed Monday that veteran linebacker Kwon Alexander is done for the year with a torn ACL. Rookie linebacker Jack Cichy, who came in to replace Alexander during Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, also tore his ACL. MRIs on Monday confirmed the team’s fears. Head coach Dirk Koetter confirmed the news during his day-after-game presser. “[It’s] unfortunate,” said Koetter during his press conference. “Kwon was playing...

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