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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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14 Comments

  1. 1

    nitey

    Welcome to the ‘dead zone’ where team news is much more likely to be bad than good. Hope the coach told players to stay away from pickup basketball games and motorcycle’s!

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  2. 2

    fredster

    Yea won’t be much going on now until camp starts in July. This season has a much different feel to me. I’m excited to get it underway. Go Bucs!

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    macabee

    Ok! Good mini-camp guys! See you in 6 weeks and remember, no pick-up basketball games, no motorcycles, and no nightclubbing with Aqib Talib! lol.

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    1. 3.1

      EastEndBoy

      no cavemen

      no investment opportunities with Sapp

      no treating the i75 like a racetrack

      no drinking “the latest” sport drinks

      no gambling on football (yes including the LFL)

      no driving your car to the bar…just use Uber

      no guns! not in airports, not in your car, not in your pocket

      no hangin with A-Rod or his friends

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      1. 3.1.1

        inspecto

        agree with all but #2, let’s not kick a man when he’s down.
        but if ya insist I’ll meet ya at 1Buc Place at 1pm to meet ya mama.
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        Oh no ASJ was in my house –hehe ha ha

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    drdneast

    Did the team have any fights when Lovie was here. if they did, I don’t remember reading about them.
    Another thing I read the team didn’t have the last two years was zebras at practice.
    I was shocked to read this because I thought this was almost standard practice in the NFL and I know the Bucs had used them in the past.
    Now I understand why the team led the NFL in penalties the lat two years. If you hold in practice and you don’t get called on it, you will definitely hold on game day.
    Old NFL and Chinese proverb, “You play how you practice.”

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    1. 4.1

      cgmaster27

      The more and more we learn about how Lovie “ran” things , the more and more I am shocked we won 6 games. What an eye opener.

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    surferdudes

    Just more of what went wrong under Lovie’s leadership. Koetter ran some good practices, training with the Jags, and Browns come summer, should get us more prepared. It comes down to winning. We’ll be the Rodney Dangerfield of the NFL until we win. There was a poll on NFL network on who would have the better 2016 season,Jameis, or M.M.. Sixty three percent said Mariota! Are you getting me, based on what? Kwon was left off Davis’s depth chart! No respect, it’s time these young Bucs earn it. Win, and they can’t ignore you anymore.

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    1. 5.1

      jme0151

      Exactly surfer!!

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    2. 5.2

      EastEndBoy

      All I know is, we got a lot of balls…

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    3. 5.3

      BucWild02

      Face it…most people not in Tampa aren’t Winston fans. Especially the media. Gurley won AP ROTY and he didn’t start or finish strong. Winston had a much tougher assignment as QB and finished amongst the best all time as a rookie. Cam and RG3 won ROTY with comparable numbers. Martin had a much better rookie year than Gurley and was beat out by RG3 and Luck in voting. BS basically.

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  6. 6

    1sparkybuc

    ………..and no fireworks.

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  7. 7

    WiltheBrewer

    …and the Bucs’ running game not getting much respect these days either

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  8. 8

    toofamiliar17

    I get what he’s saying about wanting a tough, hard-nosed team. At the same time, though, I want a disciplined team. Any time you get too emotional on the field during a game and draw a flag, you go from being tough and hard-nosed to being stupid and selfish and hurting the team. So yea, be tough, be a badass, yada yada yada, all the things any football coach would say. But also, be smart, be disciplined, and put the team ahead of your foolish pride and self-image. Don’t hurt the team. Period.

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