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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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    I’m passing F’s around like Halloween candy for the defense this week. Horrible front to back. linebackers not getting deep enough. DB’s completely out of position and a dl that couldn’t sack cousins one more than 1 occasion.
    Tale of two halves indeed but that last redskins drive was like throwing against air. It was unbelievable.

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      Yep. F’s for all including the coaches. Why doesn’t Lovie fire the DB coaches. Whoops, I think I know why.

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    The grades are too kind. DE’s did nothing, but one play where Smith hit the QB’s arm and Jones picked it up and ran for a TD. That was it from the DE’s and McCoy was being doubled and tripled; some DE had to be one on one most of the game. CB’s and Safeties have to play tighter to the Line of Scriminage.

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      Yep. TE’s were blocking Johnson.

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    CB’s playing so far off the receivers is so common now it must be a part of the game plan.
    If not, why else would it so consistently happen.

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    Worst secondary in the NFL period. These clown seriously can’t cover anyone. Let WRs get a free release with ridiculous cushion. Every throw over the middle is wide open, since week 1. Never make a play on the ball because they are barely close enough to be in the picture. SOFT like their head coach.

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    I have to say Zach, I fully expected to see a series of F bombs across the board. I understand your points about some good plays in the first half, but it feels like lipstick on a pig given how horrendous the second half was in all defensive respects. Awful, just awful…

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    On a positive note…playing Matt Ryan next week could win you $1 million on Draft Kings

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