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Zach Shapiro

Zach is entering his 3rd year covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a writer for PewterReport.com. Since 2014, he's handled a large part of the beat reporting responsibilities at PR, attending all media gatherings and publishing and promoting content daily. Zach is a native of Sarasota, FL, and a graduate of the University of Tampa. He has also covered high school football for the Tampa Tribune and the NFL for Pro Player Insiders. Contact him at: zshapiro12@gmail.com

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    drdneast

    Add this to the fact that Gerald McCoy has only played two full seasons out of six in the NFL.
    I will give him his props for last year though for playing through a reported torn rotator cuff and a broken hand.
    Hey, if Aquib Talib asks you to go out on the town with him, make sure you bring your Glock.

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    macabee

    One guy says this, another guy says that! Who you gonna believe? As Zach says – no one will get a true sense of the situation until training camp, when the real battles at every position begin. Need to see some football!

    http://www.todayspigskin.com/nfc/tampa-bay-buccaneers/tampa-bay-hopes-lack-dt-depth-doesnt-become-problem/

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      jongruden

      Mac- You need training camp to see how these DT’s the same ones we have had past 3 yrs plays out this summer? Just look at last 3 yrs of tape and you will see how it plays out

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        macabee

        Jon,
        The Bucs have 6 DTs. 3 that are new. And as jme0151 says may add another as the season goes on. Best to keep an open mind. Apply the Stocker Rule – people change! lol.

        DEFENSIVE TACKLE – 6

        79 Britz, Travis DT 6-4 293 22 R Kansas State
        70 Francis, A.J. DT 6-5 330 26 3 Maryland
        75 Lambert, DaVonte DT 6-2 282 R Auburn
        93 McCoy, Gerald DT 6-4 300 27 7 Oklahoma
        98 McDonald, Clinton DT 6-2 297 29 7 Memphis
        97 Spence, Akeem DT 6-1 307 24 4 Illinois

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          jongruden

          Name all the guys you want but it will be the same ones we had for the past 3 yrs once cuts are made

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    Buc-Up

    Zach you called Gholston a former DE, but he’s still listed at DE on the roster.

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    jme0151

    We will pick someone up as this off season goes forward.

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    drdneast

    Seems like a good bet jme0151. We have done a pretty good job of late picking up late season castoffs like last years OT and center Joe Hawley. Hope we have better luck with our FA’s signs this year now that the enigmatic Love Smith has no influence in the decision making anymore/

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