Matt Waldman's RSP Cast begins a non-football podcast series with Pewter Report and former Draft Network writer Jon Ledyard about our personal experiences pertaining to the subject of race in America. This is one of several conversations Jon and I will have about race in America from our perspective. We believe that before white people can truly help, they have to learn how to become allies and that takes individual work. So, our primary goal is to target a white audience: People who may not think racism is as serious of an issue as it once was decades ago but have become open to the possibility they are mistaken. People who are empathic with the idea that racism is a societal problem but don't know where to begin. People who see themselves as allies and believe being an active voice is important. Jon and I believe in supporting personal growth in this area. It doesn't mean we can lead individuals step-by-step through the process — that hard and humbling work has to be done on one's own and with people who make it a priority to do this work with others. We hope to share our experiences and hope many of you can identify with parts of our paths, gain something meaningful from them, and seek out other educational resources. I'm especially hoping those who consider themselves allies will listen to this podcast. Good intentions don't always lead to helpful results and, too often, can unintentionally make things harder for the people allies are trying to help. From my conversations with black friends and family, learning how to become even better allies and followers to those you're fighting for is an important and often unbroached topic. I have no problem saying that has been an area of growth for me in recent years. While we touch on this in greater detail this week, we build the foundation for these topics with a discussion of our formative experiences: What we learned about race in America as children from direct and indirect influences. How what we learned shaped us as young adults. Why what we learned created huge gaps of knowledge, awareness, misinformation, and ignorance. How what we often learned created mixed messages that were damaging for our ability to relate. How we began to grow past these formative lessons. Why thinking you're an ally and actually behaving like an ally on this topic are very different. Why becoming an ally starts with self-awareness and becoming the ally, not the hero. How did Jon decide to create this series has a back story. My first experience interacting with Jon years ago was not a positive one. We had a debate about an article about black quarterbacks. And while our interaction didn't deteriorate into anything ugly between us, I didn't think Jon appreciated the nuance of the topic he was covering when considering it within the larger scope of the societal influence on the topic. Years later, Jon had to leave the Draft Network over social media comments he had made several years prior that resurfaced and, I'm speculating on this, the company had concerns about the reaction of its sponsors despite Jon already doing a lot of the hard work and having the desire to be a direct and indirect influence on helping others take that path. Listening to Jon's farewell to the Draft Network that he posted on YouTube, I was struck by his accountability, signs of what he had learned about a subject that he had once known little about, and his desire to help. I shared it with my wife, Alicia, and she had the same thoughts. Soon after, I got in touch with Jon and we had multiple coversations about our journeys as white men in America learning about racism. It evolved into the desire to do a series of podcast conversations around this topic. Because we're both busy with several demands, we don't have a firm schedule for each show but this is an important issue for us and we expect to do more shows within the calendar year and beyond.
Jon and Kasey are on the show for episode 429 as the Bucs get ready for a Week 7 home game against the Bears. They take questions from the fans about the Bucs and answer things such as whether or not we'll see Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown. Gronkowski has been out for three games with rib injuries and Brown had an ankle injury that he played through last week. It might be another situation where they have to rely on role players to help them maintain their winning streak.
Jon and Matt are on for a preview of Bucs vs. Bears in episode 428. They break down whether the Bucs can hit the big plays down the field and if this is the week that their defense can take over a game in part from the pass rush. Shaq Barrett has done a lot but can another player such as Jason Pierre-Paul or Joe Tryon-Shoyinka step up? Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott and Jon start off the week for episode 427. The Bucs have played six games and find themselves with a 5-1 record atop of the NFC South and in the running for first place in the NFC. They discuss where the Bucs are at compared to the rest of the league and if they have a good chance to earn that important first round bye at the end of the season. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Jon and Matt are on for episode 426 of the show to give a further in depth on the Bucs' Thursday night win. They discuss why Joe Tryon-Shoyinka needs to get more snaps over JPP along with the resurgence of Leonard Fournette. The topic then moved to the piling injuries that the Bucs have and if they can withstand it moving forward into next week. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott and Jon are on for a full preview of the Bucs Thursday night game against the Eagles for episode 424. They get into a number observations about the game, including how Tom Brady and the offense will find success against the Eagles defense. Their main focus, though, is if the Bucs can get through another game with a banged up secondary, which is now led by Jamel Dean, and if the entire defensive unit can improve on their tackling against a mobile quarterback. Will they come through in a short week on the road? Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
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Scott and Jon are on for episode 423 on a Victory Monday. They once again review the Bucs' overpowering win over the Dolphins, where Tom Brady threw for five touchdowns with Antonio Brown and Mike Evans caught two of them each. They also discuss the season that Brady is having and if he has a chance to win the MVP this season. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
In this week's TuAmigos Podcast which is now part of the DolphinsTalk.com Podcast Network and Carter and Jorge talk about the loss to the Colts, is it time for Dolphins fans to be in "panic mode", they give their prediction on who will win the Dolphins-Bucs game. Plus, they are joined by JC Allen by PewterReport.com to preview this Sunday's Dolphins game vs Tampa Bay. All of this and more on today's TuAmigos Podcast which is now part of the DolphinsTalk.com Podcast Network.
Jon and J.C. are on the show for episode 421. They look at the upcoming match-up between the Bucs and Dolphins and break down both sides of the ball. Can the Bucs overcome losing a bunch of players in the secondary? How much will it help playing a struggling Dolphins' offense? Or maybe Tom Brady just dominates and the Bucs run away with a double digit win. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS
Jon and Matt are on again for episode 420 as they discuss whether the Bucs should have traded for former All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore. They break down what went into the decision to make the trade, including the financials of the situation that weren't in the Bucs favor. The current Bucs injury situation in the secondary is brought up and if Tampa Bay can still succeed with Richard Sherman, Pierre Desir, a potentially healthy Jamel Dean and Ross Cockrell at corner for the next couple of weeks. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Jon is joined by Kasey Smith and later on Matt for episode 419. They get into the pile of injuries to the Bucs secondary and how it will impact them over their next couple of games, starting with next week. Then they break down the usage of Antonio Brown on Sunday night along with the performance of Tom Brady and the decisions made by offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich in the second half. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
(0:00) Bucs outlook with Brady this season (11:00) JC Allen of the Pewter Report joins the show to give Tampa perspective on matchup (24:00) How will Pats try to defend against Brady?
(0:00) Bucs outlook with Brady this season (11:00) JC Allen of the Pewter Report joins the show to give Tampa perspective on matchup (24:00) How will Pats try to defend against Brady?
On this weeks episode, the boys are joined by Josh Allen of PewterReport.com to breakdown this weeks huge matchup with Tom Brady and the Bucs. They talk about their favorite Brady moments, how to stop the Buccaneers and what to look for on Sunday night. To wrap the show, @ffb_victoria joins the show for 5 Minute Fantasy to discuss who you should be starting this week. Follow us on Twitter! Spags: @Ryan_Spags Keagan: @KeaganStiefel Pat: @plane_pats Show: @PatsNationPod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jon and Matt are on for episode 417 where they give a full break down for the highly anticipated Bucs vs. Patriots. Obviously the big story is Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski returning to Foxborough, so they discuss that, plus if Brady is going to have a huge game going against a defense that he knows very well. There's also a discussion about the return of Antonio Brown to the lineup and whether this is a bounce back game for the defense against a rookie quarterback. There's a whole bunch to get into for what has potential to be the most watched regular season game of all-time. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott and Jon react to the big news of the Bucs signing Richard Sherman for episode 416. They discuss how he can fit into this defense or if he even can at this point of his career. The guys also break down his press conference from today, plus the impact his veteran leadership and experience can help the rest of the secondary. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott and Jon return once again for episode 415. The topic for this show is whether Todd Bowles should get the blame for the struggle on the Bucs' defense early on in this season, and if not, who is? Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott, Jon and the rest of the Pewter Report staff are on for a post game show in episode 414. They all break down what went wrong in the Bucs' 34-24 loss to the Rams on the road to put them at 2-1 on the season with a huge match-up ahead next week as Tom Brady returns to Foxborough to play against the Patriots. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Derek Ciapala visits with the Pewter Report's J.C. Allen to preview the Los Angeles Rams' Week 3 matchup with the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rams Talk Radio and Blue Wire are sponsored by TickPick.com! Visit TickPick.com/rtr and use the promo code RTR to save $10 on your first order of Los Angeles Rams or NFL tickets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We have an action packed show for episode 413. Jon and Matt are joined by Hayden Winks from Underdog Fantasy for the first half of the show where they look at the daily fantasy perspective for the Bucs offensive players, especially when it comes to figuring out the running back situation. In the second half of the show, they discuss the potential first career start for Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and which receiver will step up if Antonio Brown has to miss the game. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott and Jon are back on together for episode 412. The big news for the Bucs right now is they now have some important players on the COVID list with Kevin Minter and Antonio Brown. Can the Bucs overcome missing a player such as Brown for this huge match-up with the 2-0 Rams? They preview the whole game, which could potentially be a future NFC Championship bout later this season. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott and Jon are on for episode 411 of the show. They give further analysis and detail after another look from the Bucs' 48-25 win over the Falcons. Then the big news they get into is whether this 2-0 Tampa Bay team should sign free agent cornerback Richard Sherman due to the injuries they have in the secondary with Sean Murphy-Bunting out and Carlton Davis III and Jamel Dean also getting slightly banged up from Sunday's game. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Jon and Kasey are joined by a great guest for episode 409. Our friend Jay Recher from WDAE joins the show as they break down the Bucs next game on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. They get into a number of topics about this match-up, which includes the running back situation, how the secondary can step up, and who the best wide receiver in Tampa Bay is. Hear it all on the Pewter Report podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott and Jon turn their attention to Bucs vs. Falcons for episode 408. They break down all the match-ups, including which ones are most favorable to the Bucs. Is this game an easy one because the Falcons struggled in Week 1, or do the Bucs have a tough divisional game on their hands? Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Jon and Matt are on for episode 407 as they dissect what's been the case with the Bucs running game. The Bucs averaged 3.7 yards per carry, which is okay, but it felt like there could've been. As they break down the issues with Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones and the overall blocking scheme, the guys also take questions from the fans as well. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Following the Bucs' opening night win, the rest of the NFL kicked off their season over the weekend. After getting a look at the rest of the league, Scott and J.C. take a look at the upcoming opponents that the Bucs will play against for episode 406. They also give their assessment of the NFC South, who went 3-1 in the first week. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Jon and Kasey are on the show for a special edition in episode 405. They again give further analysis and insight to what they saw from the Bucs in their comeback win on a last second field goal. The main focus is on the game called by offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, which led to a great game by Tom Brady with the help of Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Post game victory podcasts are back for episode 404 as the Bucs won in thrilling fashion! The PR staff provide their analysis of a game that went down to the wire on a Tom Brady two-minute drive to set up the game winning field goal by Ryan Succop as the Bucs came out on top 31-29. They also give their game balls for the players that stood out on offense, defense and special teams. Hear it all on the Pewter Report podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
It's the last podcast before the Bucs kick off the season! In episode 404, Jon and Matt discuss the huge match-ups between the Cowboys offense against the Bucs defense. They examine the battles that could go down between Carlton Davis III against Amari Cooper, and how Sean Murphy-Bunting might be responsible for slowing down Cee Dee Lamb. When it comes to the defensive line, it's up to Vita Vea's presence to be the ultimate factor in this battle. After that, they then run through the whole Bucs' schedule and determine how the Bucs get to a 14-3 record and a first round bye. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
We're officially on a game week for episode 403 of the show! We have just two days before the Bucs kick off the season against the Cowboys, so Scott and J.C. are in this show to break down Tampa Bay's offense against the defense of Dallas. There's multiple areas where the Bucs have the advantage, so they discuss how Tom Brady will attack them and come up with big plays. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
It's a guest filled show for episode 402 as Matt and Jon are on. They first are joined by fantasy football analyst Kristin Jalwan from the Sports Caffeine website to break down the best week 1 options between Mike Evans, Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin. She also discusses if Rob Gronkowski is a viable option for the season. Then they have on former Pewter Reporter Taylor Jenkins, who was making headlines for getting quote tweeted by Tom Brady. He talks about the thought process behind writing the tweet and the amount of attention he's gotten from others excited about what went down. After getting into what's new with him at the Plant City Observer, Jenkins tells us how he thinks the season will go for the Bucs. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott and J.C. are on for episode 401. They give their analysis on the Bucs practice squad for the 2021 season and which players could end up eventually on the 53-man roster. Then both of them predict how many Bucs players will make the Pro Bowl this year. They had one last season, but we're sure there will be a lot more this time. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
The roster cuts keep coming in during episode 400 of the show. Jon and Matt break down the Bucs' initial 53-man roster and discuss what the biggest surprises were, while predicting who might also get cut when players like Ndamukong Suh come off the COVID list. Then the attention gets turned to the biggest winner and losers from the preseason. There were a couple of players that they had in common. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott and Jon review the roster cuts that the Bucs made for episode 399 of the show. They break down whether there were any surprises so far with the players they released and which of them might end up on the practice squad. Did they make the right moves cutting Tanner Hudson and Antonio Hamilton? They get into the impact that this might have for this season with the possibility that they could make the main roster during the season.. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
It's a post game podcast in episode 398 as Scott and Jon host the show with some appearances from Matt and J.C. They all break down the Bucs' preseason win at Houston and give their takes about which players were able to earn a spot on the roster following the result of the game. The offense ramped things up after their first drive and the turnovers caused by the defense were coming in bunches. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Jon has WDAE's Zach Blobner on the show for episode 397 as they give some seasonal projections for the Bucs' skill players. This includes debating which receiver is the best out of Mike Evans, Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin. Along with this, they also preview Tampa Bay's last preseason game at Houston. Jon is then joined by Josh Norris of Underdog Fantasy to discuss the outlook of certain Bucs and what we could get out of them from a fantasy football prospective this year with all the great players they have. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott and Jon join up for episode 396 of the show as they look ahead to Saturday's preseason game for the Bucs where they play against the Texans on the road. It's the last one of the year before they start the regular season, and there's still some roster positions available that players are battling for. They also break down which starters need to bring it for this game to make sure they're on the right course heading into the home opener. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Scott and Matt host the show for episode 395 and they're discussing a lot of roster competition for the Bucs. Before they get to that, the duo discuss to the news of Ryan Succop testing positive for COVID along with Tanner Hudson's reaction to Bruce Arians' criticism of his blocking. Next they break down the battles, and there's plenty to get to. This includes Alex Cappa vs. Aaron Stinnie, Pat O'Connor vs. Steve McLendon, Tyler Johnson vs. Jaelon Darden and much, much more. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Jon and J.C. are on for episode 394 as they get into what a steal the Bucs got with the 32nd overall pick in Joe Tryon-Shoyinka. They break down the impressive training camp he's had so far in his rookie year along with building on top of that in the preseason. General manager Jason Licht has nailed his last couple of first round picks, including Devin White and Tristan Wirfs. Is Tryon-Shoyinka the next in line? It's looking like it could be. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
It's a post game show for episode 393 as Scott, Jon and a brief appearance from Matt break down a lopsided game in which the Bucs lost to the Titans. Luckily, it was just preseason and any of the important backups that played actually performed well. They discuss the great outings by Pat O'Connor, Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Josh Wells, along who else needed to step up. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Jon and Matt join the show for episode 392 that saw a lot of high energy at training camp. That was mainly because we saw four different fights go down in the second joint practice between the Bucs and Titans, with top players such as Antonio Brown and Devin White getting involved amongst others. Outside of all the scraps, the Bucs dominated on Thursday, and it was particularly a great day for Mike Evans. Defensively, you saw four interceptions on the day, with picks from players like Mike Edwards and Lavonte David. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Jon Ledyard of the Pewter Report joins Buck live in Tampa Bay for the Titans - Bucs joint practice before they play in week two of the preseason on Saturday. Plus, Joe Milton is getting a lot of talk in Knoxville. Is it his QB job to lose?
Scott and Jon headline episode 391 as they break down the first of two joint practices between the Bucs and Titans. The electricity was there as the Bucs got to play against another opponent for a lot of reps throughout the day. Highlight plays were made, but the Bucs offense in particular dropped multiple passes. It wasn't the most on point kind of practice that the Bucs have had so far throughout training camp. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
Jon and Matt are on to discuss a practice that is the calm before the storm for episode 389. The Bucs had their last practice with just their own team before the Titans join them for two joint practices on Wednesday and Thursday. The big takeaway, though, was offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich's comments about the offense not using motion, despite Bruce Arians having a contradictory statement just five days before about how they implemented more motion before the snap. Does Leftwich not want to give away any information or does he really plan on doing so. Tampa Bay used more motion after the bye week and it lead to more success for the offense, plus a win in the Super Bowl. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.
It's a very special edition of the Pewter Report Podcast for episode 389 as we remember, honor and pay tribute to the late Mark Cook. This past week has been very tough after Mark's passing and he'll forever be a legend in the Bucs community and as a Pewter Reporter. Scott Reynolds, Trevor Sikkema and Matt Matera host the show to share stories about Mark as they are joined by guests such as Jon Ledyard, Jenna Laine, Taylor "Grizz" Jenkins and more. Throughout the show, everyone tells their favorite memories of Mark and what made him so special. Some of the biggest takeways from it all about Mark was how funny he was, his incredible storytelling ability, how much he cared for others, the bond he could make with anyone, and his love for his family. We laughed, we cried, and overall we just expressed how much of an impact Mark had on everyone. There is so much we are going to miss about Mark. We love you, Cookie. If you can, please help Mark's family with bills and expenses by going to his GoFundMe page and donating. Any dollar amount helps.
The Pewter Report's Jon Ledyard joins the podcast for a 30-minute dive into Giovani Bernard's prospects: Why his multifaceted game is not only a great fit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneer offense, but also why he could be more than Tom Brady's "next James White" in 2021. Giovani Bernard is one of those NFL players whose tape has often been better than his statline. Most people forget that Giovani Bernard was one of the top 2-3 running backs in his draft class. Especially the Cincinnati Bengals. After giving Bernard a prominent role in the offense early Bernard's career, they saw Jeremy Hill as the future of the backfield. Even after that didn't pan out, Marvin Lewis and his offensive staff(s) coveted a big back. Even when Bernard was on the field and the offense had one or two standout linemen, unit as a whole has been one of Cincinnati's longstanding weaknesses. It's why colleagues like J Moyer and I have long wished for Bernard to have an opportunity to play in the Patriots' offense. Now a Buccaneer, we have gotten better. Pewter Report beat writer and NFL Draft analyst Jon Ledyard joins this 30-minute show to discuss Bernard's excellent training camp and why we could be looking at Bernard as not only part of 1-2 punch with Ronald Jones but also a better version of James White because he's a superior runner between the tackles. This is a fun deep dive on one player who is getting overlooked in what could be a historically productive offense in 2021. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95. Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge. Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.
Scott, Jon and Matt break down the Bucs' first preseason game of the season at home against the Bengals for episode 388. But first, they discuss the touching tribute that the Bucs' organization did for Mark Cook, which included saving a press box seat for him and decorating it with flowers, pictures, a Florida State mug and his infamous chef's hat from "What's Cooking?." They also held a moment of silence for Mark before the game and a video message on the board in the second quarter to honor him. Please help Mark's family with bills and expenses by going to his GoFundMe page and contributing if you can. There is a link in the description in the Youtube video that will send you to the site to donate there. For the game itself, there was a lot to take away on both positive and negative notes. The backups in the secondary were impressive, as was newcomer Gio Bernard and rookies Joe Tryon and Kyle Trask. There was a lot of sloppy tackling, some poor special teams play and a running game that stalled for most of the night. Along with analysis, they also highlight what they want to see next week in practice before their second preseason game. Hear it all on the Pewter Report Podcast, energized by CELSIUS.