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Scott Reynolds is in his 22nd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com

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  1. 1

    toofamiliar17

    Test comment

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    toofamiliar17

    Man, I wrote a long comment and clicked post, and it just disappeared. That’s so annoying.

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      scubog

      That’s happened to me before. Some of my best thoughts got zapped. Too busy to do over.

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    Deacon Blues

    I think it’s time for an extended vaca… Regurgitated old info and quotes is not a Fab 5. Long for the good ole’ days of Buc Mag…

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      esquandolas4

      So you’re complaining about there not being enough information, in May nonetheless, and suggesting an extended vacation for SR. Which would in turn lead to a lack of articles and analysis, which isn’t even available at this time of year anyway.

      I don’t know if you saw the last time SR missed a Fab 5 a few weeks ago because he was on vacation, but it was basically Armageddon over here. Damned if you do – damned if you don’t over here Scott, sorry for the ungrateful followers. And I don’t know if you heard but apparently Deacon Blues now determines what constitutes a Fab 5, and apparently regurgitated old info and quotes just ain’t cutting it! haha you guys kill me. Go find the info that Scott is supposedly missing at another site if you feel the need to bitch over here. Oh wait, you can’t, because it’s f***ing May! No one is forcing you to stay here.

      Deacon why don’t you write 5,000 words a week – every week – during the offseason and see how much info you end up regurgitating. I’d love to see it.

      Anyway, is anyone else really really excited to see Jameis this year? I honestly think this kid is the answer to our long ignored prayers finally. I haven’t felt this excited and optimistic for our future since… Ever!! GO BUCS!!!!

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    toofamiliar17

    Just did it again. What the hell’s going on, PR? Shame on me for not hitting “copy” first this time, but what gives? Are you guys censoring my comments because you don’t like what I have to say? That can’t actually be happening, right?

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      pinkstob

      I’ve gotten to where I “Select All” and “Copy” before I submit every single one of my posts. It probably happens to everyone but it’s been refreshing without showing my post for so long I can’t remember when it started happening.

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        cgmaster27

        Yeah I believe you get timed out if you take too long to write a post. I’ve had it happen to me a couple of times and as PInk stated above, I’ve gotten used to saving my longer ones before I post.

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          toofamiliar17

          Hmmm okay. I’ve posted a lot of long comments, and none have ever done that. I guess that’s what happened, though. Thanks for the tips, guys.

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            macabee

            Don’t believe these guys toofamiliar. PR has a most wanted list and I don’t know who’s at the top, you or Jon Gruden. Word is they read your unflattering treatise on BucsNation last week on “PR gon run me crazy, up in here” and unleashed their hitman, Mark Cook, aka, godfather of the Plant City Mafia. I know this guy, he wears a beard to disguise himself, but make no mistake, he is cold-blooded. He once gave Peg Leg Moffett, a woodpecker and a package of termites for his birthday! He can kill a post quicker than you can say “this must be sarcasm” So you’re right to be paranoid! Lol.

            Amazing what Jack Daniels and little imagination can do on a slow day all in the name of sarcasm and fun. Just kidding toofamiliar, nobody is after you and try to have a good weekend! Lol.

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    toofamiliar17

    I’m excited for Vitale. Trying to temper my expectations with him being a 6th round pick, but the possibilities with him are tantalizing. I love the idea of being able to go into a huddle with him, Doug, and a tight end to force the defense into their base formation, starting in I formation, then shifting him outside and watching him abuse a linebacker on a route. The kid looks to me like he has a ton of potential. I’m a bit unsure of him as a pure lead blocker in jumbo sets. Hopefully he can figure it out and excel there.

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    pinkstob

    Fab 1: What times were we practicing in 2002 when we went on to win a Super Bowl? I know we were running 2-a-days for the most part back then, but one practice was lighter than the other. I say we mimic whatever schedule that was as well as possible.
    Fab 2: We’ll see.
    Fab 3: In years past we would get daily reports on the OTA’s that were available to be viewed by the media, now it’s one section in Fab 5 at the end of the week? The daily practice reports from OTA’s and training camp are the reason I joined PR over 10 years ago (back when you had to pay to play). It was insight I couldn’t get anywhere else, now I spent the last week scouring SB Nation and Buccanners.com for info. What gives?
    Fab 4 & Fab 5: Nothing to add here.

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    cgmaster27

    Not the best work of PR ,but c’mon guys, there really isn’t anything to report this time of year. OTA’s are guys in shorts running freely , so it’s hard to gauge anything and I’m sure PR doesn’t want to do what they did a couple of years ago talking about how good players like Mcclown are playing in shorts.
    As for the fab 5 itslef, I’m a firm beleiever that we should get out of the heat as much as possible. Yeah it’s different when certain teams come in from a cold climate, but there is no advantage to playing in the heat. I’ve worked in kitchens for 20 years and you don’t get used to the heat. You just deal with it.
    I’d be all for the Bucs getting the same vests that FSU has their players wear. It monitors muscle and all kinds of shit and their injury rate has been outstanding. It helps in telling them when to pull guys and when not to.Pretty cool tech.
    AS for the rest of the Fab 5, it’s kind of stuff we’ve been hearing all week, but As posted above Vitale is extremely enticing to me. The set we can move him to and from should create some real mismatches.

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    drdneast

    I did it toofamiliar. Wanna make sumthin of it.

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      toofamiliar17

      Are you talking about your spacing? lol

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    drdneast

    Yes, the Florida heat which this team has never taken advantage of because there is none.
    All teams go into training camp in the hot summer months and the temperature doesn’t vary that much from Florida to New York in the afternoon.
    As I have stated earlier about this topic, Ray Perkins was the complete idiot when it came to this factor.
    Coaches here have tried everything to achieve this “advantage” and all for nothing.
    I’m glad the guys are having such a good time in OTA’s and I hear the “music” blaring in the background when I watch the videos.
    I remember Raheem Morris used to do the same thing until he got fed up with the way the team was performing and shut down the tunes for a more professional work environment.
    I’m not saying it is good or bad, just making an observation. I would like to know how many other teams do this in the NFL and if it is standard once training camp starts and during the regular season.
    Also, I think for it to be considered music someone has to know how to actually sing or play an instrument. Using a computer to generate sounds and yelling obscenities doesn’t qualify as “music.”
    Yes, I am old but I do like rap, I just never confuse it with real “music” performed by “real” musicians who know how to play real instruments.

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      toofamiliar17

      There are plenty of musical instruments in rap – turntables, pianos, drums, guitars, synthesizers, etc. In modern rap, computers are often used to produce these sounds, but the exact same is true for many other types of modern music. And rap itself, the actual lyrics, are often very melodic, and almost always percussive in nature.

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        scubog

        I can’t believe two of my favorite posters have digressed into a discussion about (c)rap music(?). Me, I’ll take the 60’s era stuff.

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          jme0151

          Right on Scu!

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          toofamiliar17

          I like that too. I tend to have very diverse tastes with most things, music included. To various degrees I really, really like classic rock of the 50s-80s, country, rap, reggae, some types of metal, house, alternative, jazz….for the most part, I just like music, man.

          Most pop is rough for me.

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            toofamiliar17

            Just realized I left some out, lol. Short version, again, is that there is a wide range of music I like.

            Not that anyone cares, I know. lol

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            scubog

            Please say you don’t like Disco toofamiliar.

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      Uncle Stan

      Agree 100%

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    76Buc

    Fab:1 was an extremely long weather report. It’s hot in Tampa during Summer. I think the real reason the Bucs have a bad record in September is because they had terrible teams.
    Fab: 2 is spot on. How often have the N.E. Pats had a speed WR? Vitale will be a force.
    Fab 3: Feel the energy! Any news on the New D?
    Fab:4 I still think we should trade Glennon to a team in need and stockpile a pick.
    Fab: 5 Go bolts!

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      toofamiliar17

      Well and concisely said on all points, particular Fab1. Our records in recent seasons have sucked in every month because we’ve been relatively bad at football. No other reasons. Trying to draw a causal link between our practice times/weather and our W/L record is dumb.

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        Uncle Stan

        You beat me to it!

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    Bucnut2

    SR- another really good post. here is my take:
    1-practicing in the heat is not the ONLY factor in our late season slides. As injuries occur, the lack of depth becomes more apparent. Poor drafting has led to a lack of overall depth and IMO had more to do with our late season problems than practicing in the heat.
    2-I love the Vitale pick and kudos to PR and Licht for grabbing him. I am hoping he is as advertised.
    3-I love the energy.
    4- all GM’s spin and Licht is a master. I am still amazed that the smart football folks at PR bought. RA would have hit 100% of his kicks with NFL hash marks. MC reparented this nonsense on buccaneers.com. Come on guys, I know you have to suck up to get access, but please, can you inject some objectivity and call Licht out on some stuff. Let’s remember, Barth hit on 93% in 2014. Even if RA makes 100% was it really worth it. Is there anyone at PR with the stones to ask Licht some tough questions, or is it all softball, all the time?

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      76Buc

      These guys called Lovie out. If he makes 100%, of course he is worth it.

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    Bucnut2

    meant to you you smart guys bought the RA spin on kicking from the wider hashes. no disrespect, but if you are not going to call Licht out on that, don’t repeat it as Cook did. On this point, you guys sound like licht ambassadors instead of objective reporters.

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    drdneast

    Sorry Toofamiliar, but even your excuse admits that it is a computer generating the sounds.
    Musician’s don’t play computers, they play instrument. A computer is not an instrument.
    Listen, I was listening to rock when synthesizers became popular and liked Rick Wakefield on a limited scale.
    But those synthesizers had keyboards and it took a musician to perform on one. That isn’t the case nowadays.
    Like I said, I like a lot of rap, but I also hate a lot of it.
    I love the medlodies and rhyming of Rap, even more so when it is tinged with anger and hostility.
    What I don’t like is the unimaginative use of foul language. Note Marvin Gaye singing, “Let’s Get It On.” What a great tune and how many babies were made to that playing in the background.
    Now juxtapose that with some idiot screaming out the “F” word to describe what he wants to do to his “b!tc$e$” and “hos.”
    Give me a break. Don’t insult me by trying to convince me that is music.

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      toofamiliar17

      I get what you’re saying with your taste. I’m with you. There’s nothing wrong, IMO, with a discerning musical palate. A critical ear is a good ear. I dislike lots of things, but that doesn’t make them not music. Note that your initial critique didn’t say that such rap didn’t have musicians. You said that it wasn’t music. Whether a note on a track is produced by the physical strumming of a string or if it is conjured by someone using a computer, an E minor is still an E minor. The note, no matter where it came from, IS still music. That can’t rationally be debated. Now, what VALUE such music has when compared to other forms of music is certainly fair to argue.

      Many people would say the same thing about many, or maybe even all, of the various sub-forms of heavy metal. But most metal utilizes some of the more complex rhythms, time signatures, and constructions ever created in music. That I can’t appreciate one doesn’t make it not music. It just makes it, in my opinion, BAD music, lol.

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        76Buc

        Guys, I feel your pain regarding the current state of cacophonic, dissonance, uh, I mean current music. However, this is a football site. Besides no decent music has been published since Claire de Lune in 1905.

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      toofamiliar17

      Random question – why do keep creating new comment threads rather than using the “reply” feature at the bottoms of comments? It makes having an online conversation more difficult when the flow of the thread keeps getting broken up.

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        scubog

        And now my “old school” pal, 76 has been sucked into the music exchange? Can we fast forward to July and begin football talk? It’s a sad day when the conversation has turned to the audio selections of an OTA. Oh the insanity!

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          toofamiliar17

          Haha yea, this isn’t a conversation that’s likely to pop up in October, that’s probably a fair point.

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          76Buc

          Sorry scubog. I don’t know what came over me:(

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    drdneast

    Bucnut2, Licht has had to answer plenty of questions about the pick of RA, from local and national media.
    How else and how long would you have continued to ask the same question to get the same answer.
    The staff of PR is entitled to their own opinion of the draft pick as you are.
    It’s not like there is a giant conspiracy going on to hide the fact that Licht picked a kicker with a No.2 selection.

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    GoldsonAges

    Practicing in the middle of the day in the heat is definitely a terrible idea that drains the players energy. I am so happy to see Koetter bringing solid ideas to the table. And for such a slow week that was a solid Fab 5 if you ask me

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    scubog

    Regarding the question of the draining effect of the Bucs practicing in the heat all week as compared to our opponent playing one game in it. Ask any roofer. As the week goes on their body gets more and more sapped so by Friday they’re about fried. Do the northern teams practice in a blizzard?

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    jme0151

    Get that covered practice facility done…..NOW!!

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    drdneast

    Common ground has been found toofamiliar. I’m not a big fan of heavy metal, either.
    However, 76Buc wins the post of the day when he refers to all of this as “cacophonic dissonance.”
    Touche, sir.

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    russmillerwy

    I play soccer in the heat very often. We also play at the same time the Bucs play. While both teams suffer in the heat, there is one big thing you can do to give yourself an advantage. The most important one is aerobic conditioning to remove as much of that insulating fat as possible. Moving less useless weight around all day produces less body heat, too. So you’d want offensive linemen and defensive tackles who are big only because they’re big and muscular, not because they’re big and fat.

    Also, there’s a flaw in the logic that the Bucs fade down the stretch because of exposure to heat. Fatigue from playing in the heat only lasts for 24 hours or so. If the Bucs are winning more in September when it’s hottest, and losing “down the stretch” in December when temperatures are more comfortable, couldn’t that be BECAUSE they lost the advantage of being more acclimatized to the heat and humidity?

    I don’t think the Bucs should practice every day at the hottest times. It’s hard to stay sharp and learn when you’re always under that kind of duress. But I do think they should make a point of simulating game conditions at least once a week. That way individual players can experiment with methods for how best to cope with it– what to wear, what kind of shape to be in, what to do in pregame warmups, how much and how often they need to drink to stay hydrated– rather than having to learn on the day of the game same way their opponents have to.

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    esquandolas4

    You guys complaining about a Fab 5 in May make me laugh. There is nothing going on, even for the first OTA’s of the season. Yes the team ran around in shorts and looked good. Rarely does a team look bad in shorts and helmets. Just like Cmaster said, remember how much praise McCown was getting during underwear practices? SR gave you who looked good, what they are focusing on more, and how the practices are run. What else would you like, a play by play breakdown of a team running the basics on offense and defense? I think the 15 comment long thread of what constitutes music today is a great example of just how exciting the NFL is in May. “Computers aren’t instruments!” Said the old man yelling at the cloud. Oh and by the way, Horse, it’s ‘Ditto’ not diddo. Just to clarify. Everyone have a great Memorial Day weekend, and in the words of Aaron Rodgers, R-E-L-A-X. Football and meaningful and copious amounts of information and analysis will be readily available very soon. Until then you can scour the other sites for information that just isn’t there this time of year. LETS GO BUCS!

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      pinkstob

      I guess that’s what PR wants, me scouring other websites for information I used to get here. The information that has value this time of year is the same it’s always been. Who is in shape, who’s dropping passes, who’s passes are off target or on target, who’s intercepting passes and who is running with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams that we might not expect. Just report the news and let us decide if it’s important or not. Reading about what the coaches and players think of each other has less value to me than practices without pads. What else are they gonna say, “Man, that guys sucks!”

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        pinkstob

        If this information is reported daily you have more room to describe what you saw instead of cramming it into one section of a Fab 5.

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          76Buc

          pink, I think PR does a great job, especially in the analysis area. However, you are making a lot of sense here! Whose looking good and whose not is what I want to know.

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    drdneast

    esquandolas4, at least Horses typo didn’t get any worse that that. it could have been much worse.
    If just one of those consonants was an l instead of a d, this conversation would have spun out of control.
    Swear I heard this from a female broadcaster while watching the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship which I love watching because the “women” are so full of natural emotion, enthusiasm and of course, beauty. Oink, oink. (That oink is referring to me)
    One of the women hit a bad shot.

    Male announcer: It sounds like she got into some wood on that shot.
    Woman announcer: Oh boy, do I know how that feels.

    I’m not saying another word.

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    scubog

    Hysterical drdneast! Too bad Jet’s owner Woody Johnson wasn’t in the gallery.

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