Postscripts: Friday update

Postscripts is my daily Bucs blog, with breaking news, injury reports and more. Today read about my new running game piece, why you should read my Art Valero Q and A and get the midseason grades on the Bucs from and other sources.

Friday, Nov. 2

Mocking already, 12:01 p.m.'s Chris Steuber has already put together a 2008 Mock Draft — and it's only November. See who he has the Buccaneers taking (hint — it's offense) by clicking here. I intend to talk to Chris next week for a couple of premium pieces I'm working on.

Running game gets going, 11:56 a.m.

I explore the issue of the Buccaneers' running game in this article, which explains that the ground game is beginning to generate the kinds of numbers that led to victories earlier this season. How is it happening? Find out by clicking here. Also, take the time to read my Press Pass feature with running backs coach Art Valero by clicking here. It's a premium piece interview that is well worth your time. He's one of the most knowledgeable and articulate assistant coaches in the game.

Ready for Warner, 11:53 a.m.

Kurt Warner broke Tampa Bay's hearts in that NFC Championship game several years ago. But the Bucs have also had success against him too. Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune explores that issue in this article at

The midterm report, 11:51 a.m.

Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune offered up his mid-season report card today. You can read it at You can also read my mid-season player report cards for the offense and the defense by clicking on those links.

Running late, 11:49 a.m.

Sorry. Up all night with the girl. She was under the weather. We'll get to it shortly.

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