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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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    THECHEFO

    Well, with the highly influential and charismatic Lovie Smith going to work on keeping Mankins in the fold, I expect to hear about his retirement plans next week.

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      cgmaster27

      Haha thank you for the laugh Chefo!

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    Horse

    Let him go unless he takes a pay cut. He’s way over valued at this point in his career. He’ll continue to get slower in his injury recovery time.

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    Pick6

    at $7 million, it seems like a no brainer be away from the family for 6 months and go for one more year. next year, when he will be out of contract and lucky to get a third of that, it will be a no-brainer to pack it in and enjoy your post-football life

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    RootsCrew

    His veteran experience and influence on Jameis is much needed for next season. Year 2 is crucial for Winston’s maturation & avoiding the “sophomore slump.” I’d like him to take a slight pay cut, but we have the cap space. Him and VJax have both earned their money.

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    drdneast

    I agree with you Pick6 except for the part where Makings will make even close to one third of the 7 mill he will make next year.
    I don’t know what Makins major is, but since he has been playing in the NFL for the last dozen years, it is doubtful anyone is going to give him $2 mill for a training position.
    I love it when the Lovie haters try to spew their venom at the coach by besmirching his calm cool manner.
    Guya, the days of Knute Rockne, Rudy and Vince Lombardi are way over. Try watching “North Dallas Forty” or oliver Stone’s “Any Given Sunday.”
    Lovie is well respected by his past, present and current players. It must kill you to know that.

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    WiltheBrewer

    Agreed on the demeanor of Lovie,drdneast- only winning will help to change many of those opinions, though

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