3:02 AM EDT, Tue April 24, 2018
Bucs Nation 11 hours ago
NFL Draft 2018: Derwin James to the Bucs is the “worst-kept secret”

NFL Draft 2018: Derwin James to the Bucs is the “worst-kept secret”

The Buccaneers selecting the FSU safety is becoming inevitable. The NFL Draft is a huge game of chess. No one truly knows what a team’s move will be until that player’s card gets turned in. But there are times where you can try and connect the dots. Over the weekend, I analyzed some of Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht’s press conferences for clues on which way they may be leaning. It seemed like a consistent pattern was uncovered. That said pattern leads me to believe that the team is favoring Florida State safety Derwin James. And now, word on the NFL streets is that James...
Bucs Nation 13 hours ago
2018 NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft News and Rumors

2018 NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft News and Rumors

Tracking all the latest surrounding the Bucs during draft week. The Buccaneers enter the 2018 draft with plenty of options available to them when the seventh overall pick rolls around. Will it be Bradley Chubb? Saquon Barkley? Quenton Nelson? What about Minkah Fitzpatrick or Derwin James? Will they trade down instead? We’ll keep all the Bucs draft news posted right through draft week.
Polly want a sacker: Bucs' 4th-round draft pick to be delivered by parrot

Polly want a sacker: Bucs' 4th-round draft pick to be delivered by parrot

Late-round NFL draft picks are often made on a wing and a prayer.The Bucs' fourth-round pick Saturday will be no different. The team announced Monday that as part of the NFL draft TV broadcast, the team's fourth-round pick will be delivered to an announcer on the pirate ship at Raymond
The Pewter Plank 14 hours ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Open letter to fans about draft day

As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepare to select the next wave of their team, I provide a commentary regarding the fandom surrounding the draft. Dear Fans Of The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, It’s finally here. It’s officially draft week and in just a few days the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will make a call into “Jerry World” […] Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Open letter to fans about draft day - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bucs Nation 17 hours ago
2010-2017 Bucs draft study

2010-2017 Bucs draft study

How successful have the Bucs been at drafting this decade? BucsNation has previously looked at Tampa Bay General Manager Jason Licht’s drafts. However, as the 2018 Draft is just days away let’s take a more historical look at the Bucs’ roster. Instead of round by round we will go year by year. This isn’t to grade Tampa’s general managers per se or to compare them to each other but just to track how the roster got to where it’s at and what Tampa has to do going forward, although it’s impossible not to pass judgment on the job GMs have done. First though, some things to keep in...
Bucs Nation 19 hours ago
Reading into what the Bucs may really do on draft night

Reading into what the Bucs may really do on draft night

There always is a hidden message in press conferences. There is one thing from Buccaneers’ general manager Jason Licht that you will always get. And that is how you can try to decrypt what he really is trying to say during his press conferences. Teams always try to not tip their hands when it comes to potential moves they are looking to do. For this case, we’ll be looking Licht speaks on the draft. With former head coach Lovie Smith, Licht spoke on how they viewed Johnny Maniel while Texas A&M. They hyped up the Manziel train and even discussed how “unconcerned” they were with...
Bucs Nation 20 hours ago
Daily Bucs Links: Draft week is finally here.

Daily Bucs Links: Draft week is finally here.

So much draft talk. Two Massive Holes; Two Premium Picks - JoeBucsFan.comBucs have to hit on their Top 2 picks. New Rules And Drafting Defenders - JoeBucsFan.comWill new rules impact draft selections? PewterReport.com’s 2018 NFL Draft Preview + Bucs’ Best Bets: CBs | Pewter ReportAs our prospect rankings come up on the final positions, we stop to talk about a position of high need for the Bucs and who they might select at cornerback. Shaun Dion Hamilton’s injuries make the Alabama LB an NFL Draft steal - SBNation.comHamilton’s like so many other Alabama backers, except he’s been...
The Pewter Plank 21 hours ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Profile: Wide Receiver DaeSean Hamilton

In one of the final installments of our Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft profiles, we go back to Penn State. We take a look at wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton and to see if he’s a good fit for the Buccaneers. The Buccaneers offense actually has a surplus of weapons. With Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin, […] Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Profile: Wide Receiver DaeSean Hamilton - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Pewter Plank Apr 22, 2018

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: How important is deep ball success?

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed DeSean Jackson in the spring of 2017, fans everywhere were excited about the expected increase in deep ball passing. While it didn’t come together the way everyone hoped, just how important is the ability to connect deep with wide receivers in today’s NFL? Before we can answer that question […] Tampa Bay Buccaneers: How important is deep ball success? - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bucs Nation Apr 22, 2018
NFL.com ranks Jason Licht 20th in GM power rankings

NFL.com ranks Jason Licht 20th in GM power rankings

Licht gets no love. Buccaneers general manager has done some good things. Although the team’s record does not reflect the work he has done, but he has done what a general manager is required to do. Like every other general manager, Licht has had his misses. One thing is for sure, that after the Lovie Smith era, Licht has had a different approach to free agency and player signings. The draft has been a big reason as to why critics have gotten on Licht’s case for why he shouldn’t be the general manager any longer. Heading into the final year of his contract, the case for extending...
Bucs Nation Apr 22, 2018
ESPN names three prospects for the Bucs to target

ESPN names three prospects for the Bucs to target

Big names for the Buccaneers each day of the draft We are less than four days away from the draft. As we get closer, reports and analysis will start popping up more frequently. From rumors to best fits, they’ll be everywhere. The focus will be primarily for the first round — which has been highly debated on these here boards and rightfully so. But what about the rest of the rounds? ESPN’s Steve Muench provided a look at three prospects for the Buccaneers for Days 1 - 3 of the draft. He feels the Bucs should target Florida State safety Derwin James in Day 1, Georgia running back Sony...
Bucs Nation Apr 22, 2018
Daily Bucs Links: Fan vote!

Daily Bucs Links: Fan vote!

Fan draft voting, and more. 2018 NFL mock draft: Fan vote for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 7 - Niners NationWe’ve seen "experts" mock out the first round. Time to do the first nine picks for ourselves. Derwin James Love - JoeBucsFan.comLooking into the Derwin James hype. Bucs not listening to outsiders, but expectations remain high for 2018 - Tampa Bay TimesWait 'til this year seems to be the refrain at One Buc Place, even though the team was strangled by expectations in 2017. A Day in the Life of a Buccaneers Area Scout - Buccaneers.comTo truly find out what goes into draft...
The Pewter Plank Apr 22, 2018

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft profile: RB, Kerryon Johnson

One of our last stops on the Pewter Plank 2018 prospect tour is an underrated running back from the University of Auburn, Kerryon Johnson. In a running back class as loaded with big names as this year’s is, it’s easy to forget about Kerryon Johnson. After getting familiar with Saquon Barkley, Derrius Guice, Sony Michel, […] Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft profile: RB, Kerryon Johnson - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Pewter Plank Apr 21, 2018

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs should not fear Guice reports

There have been some recent reports of LSU running back Derrius Guice’s “immaturity” issues which should not scare the Tampa Bay Buccaneers off in the least. You can always tell when draft season is in full tilt. This is the time when we start hearing all these crazy reports from every angle about every team […] Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs should not fear Guice reports - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bucs not listening to outsiders, but expectations remain high for 2018

Bucs not listening to outsiders, but expectations remain high for 2018

TAMPA -Wait 'til this year seems to be the refrain at One Buc Place, even though the team was strangled by expectations in 2017. But a solid offseason that has already brought a rebuilt defensive line, new center and place-kicker has renewed the Bucs' hopes.Starting Thursday with

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  • 1 Chris Godwin

    Chris Godwin

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    Ryan Jensen

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