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Home, sweet home?

Bruce Gradkowski Sr., left, and Rob "Rocket" Reifert gather at a Pittsburgh tavern - in full Bucs gear - to cheer one of their own.

QB Bruce Gradkowski has few options with Steelers defensive end Rodney Bailey in his face during the third quarter. The Bucs narrowly avoided a shutout at Heinz Field.

Above, rookie Bruce Gradkowski watches the final seconds of the loss to Pittsburgh at Heinz Field from the sideline with coach Jon Gruden. Gradkowski's disappointing day may lead the Bucs to make a change at quarterback. "We'll put our heads together on the flight home and see what our next step is," Gruden said.

At right, Gradkowski's mom is there with a hug for her son after a tough afternoon against his hometown team. His day ended with three interceptions and a 35.8 passer rating.