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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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    Horse

    Got to disagree Zach; no one on Defense was impressive. I don’t award average play. Agree with Humphries and Sheppard. Angler putted good. OL

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    russmillerwy

    I thought Lavonte David played the best of anyone on defense. Nothing really got past him. McDougald played extremely well, breaking up passes and making good tackles, until the very last play when he was unable to prevent the sudden death touchdown. Grimes also had his ups and is clearly the Bucs best corner by far. Everyone on the defense was undermined by a non-existent pass rush and Kwon Alexander’s missed tackles and poor coverage. Interestingly, PFF gave its four highest offensive player scores to offensive linemen (everybody but you-know-who, who had to “block” Khalil Mack). The headline beneath those scores reads “Front Five Only as Good as its Weakest Link.” No kidding! Donovan Smith is not an NFL caliber left tackle. Demar Dotson could be. They should swap positions. Jameis Winston could do so much more with a blindside protector he could count on.

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    76Buc

    Gholston was a beast I watched him the whole game. Dotson should have been have been a DE like Ed “TOO Tall”. He’s not a good tackle. Donavan is a RT.
    We need a LT, a fast WR, a rush DL, and a Safety. Right now we a an emerging team, but a year away and must fill those positions and get more depth.

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    scubog

    Sometimes I wonder what game you people are watching. Here you put Lavonte David (6 tackles) on the Most Impressive List and I thought he was practically invisible. Yet people criticize Kwon Alexander (14 tackles) who deserves to be recognized with Will Gholston…………and that’s about it. Yes, there was a good play or two but overall there were few with whom I was impressed on this day. Perhaps Bryan Anger who consistently does his job. Perhaps a shout out to Long Snapper Andrew DePaola. And then there are those who blame LT Donovan Smith for Mack’s two sacks on Jameis when as I recall it was Dotson who he blew past. Frankly Jameis had plenty of time to throw. It looks like he’s playing overly cautious.

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    surferdudes

    Funny our impressive D linemen Gholston was in pass coverage on the TD pass that tied the game. When you don’t have enough linemen to mount a pass rush, I guess you put them in coverage instead?

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    jongruden

    Stocker should get honorable mention as he had some stone cold blocks and one pass for 6 yds even did the first down sign with his hand. .
    I watched this game from home in AZ and there wasn’t much to like other than a few plays here and there, safeties getting destroyed, Hargreaves getting abused by Cooper, Kicker missing makeable kicks, no pass rush, Winston over throwing balls esp on deep routes, oh wait this is the most impressive list I forgot let me see……… nope I can’t think of anything

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    Morgan R

    I’m impressed by Winton’s arm strength, “I bet he could chuck a football over that mountain over there_ – Uncle Rico.

    Seriously though, I know he’s super afraid of throwing a pick, but he needs to dial it back a couple notches.

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