On Monday, you can talk to Kenyatta Walker about the pressure he faces as a rookie left tackle in the NFL
Before 2001, the last time the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted a lineman in the first round and inserted him immediately into the left tackle spot was 1988.
That was Paul Gruber, 13 years ago, and a lot has changed since then.
The Buccaneers' lot, for instance, has transformed from the doormat status Gruber found them in – and played much of his career in – to that of a perennial Super Bowl challenger. Bucco Bruce has been retired in favor of a crimson flag and a more intimidating look overall.
Oh, here's another development since 1988: a little thing called the World Wide Web.
Now, understand that Gruber wasn't exactly a talkative fellow, but even if he was you wouldn't have the opportunity you're about to have with Walker.
Tonight, Kenyatta Walker will appear on the Pewter Power Hour, Buccaneers.com's unique call-in show that each week allows fans to chat one-on-one with prominent Buccaneer guests.
The concept of the Pewter Power Hour is simple: Every Monday, you have the opportunity to dial a toll-free number and find on the other end a guest directly from the Bucs' locker room. Before Walker, such Buc big-timers as Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Mike Alstott, Ronde Barber and Martin Gramatica have appeared on the Pewter Power Hour, spending anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour sharing frank opinions directly with fans. Across the nation, Tampa Bay fans can tune in to the audio stream on Buccaneers.com.
Now it's Walker's turn. On Sunday, he helped the Bucs' offense stage a remarkable comeback, as QB Brad Johnson was sacked just once by the Titans' fearsome pass rush. Just over 24 hours later, beginning at 6:30 p.m. EDT, he'll discuss all the plays at Tennessee and any topic you choose to bring to the table on the Pewter Power Hour.
So tune in to Walker and the Pewter Power Hour tonight. If you wish to join directly in the conversation, call the following toll-free number: