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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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    drdneast

    I don’t think Martin is that type of guy either but I don’t think the Seahawks guard we just signed is the second coming of Mankins either.
    We got extremely lucky when we picked up Joe Hawley last year. He and Mankins gave the line some attitude and passed it along to Marpet.

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    devasher

    Doug was right about the lack of an offensive coordinator killing the offense the year before. The running game wasn’t successful regardless of the back in 2014. Conversely the running game was just as good whether Martin or Sims was running it in 2015.

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    bucballer

    Heard our new Guard Sweezy is a nasty road grader! I think this is a good thing. We need attitude on the line. He will need to work on his pass blocking a bit, but I think he will help RB Martin to another awesome year!

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    BucWild02

    Mankins had a poor 2014 and an better 2015. Nowhere near his probowl production in new england though. His leadership and toughness will be missed but I am excited to watch JR Sweezy and Kevin Pamphile compete in training camp.

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