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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

    LordJim

    Man, that sucks for Humphries and all Carolina fans – both teams absolutely choked away championships.

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    Iabucfan

    I remember this one play when the Bucs played Carolina last year at home. A back was running with the ball when Conte came up and nailed the guy. The ball was fumbled and it bounced right into a Panther receiver’s hand for a touchdown. I threw up my hands knowing that it wouldn’t be the Bucs’ day.
    I hope the Bucs wipe that stupid grin off Newton’s face like the Broncos did in Super Bowl 50. He’s all happy, cocky and rubbing your face in it when he wins. But, man he is a sore loser when it goes bad. To be gracious in defeat doesn’t mean you like losing.
    Verner is a talented corner who was a Pro Bowl player for the Titans. He didn’t just forget how to play. So, it had to be poor coaching and their lack of understanding the strengths of a player. Happy to see he is motivated.
    Thanks for a great Fab5, Scott. Glad TC is finally here!

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    jme0151

    Nice Fab5. Enjoyed the read. Carolina is due for a let down. I think and hope we can split with them this year.

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    Oberlon

    We need Evans to be dominant to beat Carolina. It was too easy for Norman to provoke him last game. Evans’ needs to learn how to handle aggressive defenders. He could emulate Michael Irving who would always use one hand to pull down a defender when going up for a jump ball. He would jump just a bit higher while the defender was a bit lower without altering the defenders momentum enough to draw a flag using intelligence and skill to gain an advantage. Hopefully, Evans will gain the same intelligence and skill with maturity. Evans is still very young.

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    Horse

    Lets not forget Calvin Benjamin who was a beast his Rookie year and is now back healthy.
    I don’t see us beating the Panther’s, but the score should be closer. Go Bucs!

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    chetthevette

    Great Fab 5 Scott.
    Don’t know if there are any hunters perusing this site, but there are really 2 ways to hunt Panthers.
    Quietly lay in wait or the stealth method.
    Or, you can get all your buddies to bring their dogs out and run the dogs on them.
    I prefer the dogs. So, bring on the DOGS.
    I’ll give The Panthers credit for drafting. They have done well.
    If they have had a “plethora” of good picks, we have been abysmal.
    Example, with the #8 pick the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Mark Barron. Just imagine if someone with a brain said Luke Kuechly. Kudos to Mr. Licht.
    Of course I wasn’t born here, transplanted like most folks. It took some time before I rooted for Tampa teams instead of the Lions, Tigers or Wings.
    Now I’m a firmly entrenched Tampa fan, all the teams.
    Something tells me that Verner will have a better year. The telling statement in his interview is “contest everything”. I hope Coach Smith “contests” every ball that gets thrown. Sure, we will get burned sometimes, but contest everything. TURN THE DOGS LOOSE.
    This attitude that the new coaching staff is instilling to the team is very fun to watch. Because in the end football should be played by players that have a point to prove and don’ just shrug and say “I did my best”. There are just a few players that can pull the nice guy routine and still be great. Think of all the great ones, mean and nasty.
    I loved the Ric Flair reference. So I’ll throw another wrestling quote out there.
    SMELL WHAT THE BUCS HAVE COOKIN.
    GO BUCS

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    Dude

    I think our whole season is going to be based on how well we get to the QB. If we don’t improve in sacks, than I don’t think we will improve on wins this season. However, I feel that if we can wreak havoc up front, disrupting plays in the backfield, we will see more victories come our way. I’m anxious to see what Noah Spence, and Jacquies Smith can do at both ends on the field together. That would be a fast duo. I think Smith is going to have a breakout year if he can stay healthy.

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    dfk68

    Any chance the Bucs “sneak up” and catch the Panthers unprepared like what happened to us the 2nd game in 2003? Sapp told the Panthers they weren’t worthy and didn’t belong on the same field as the Bucs. The result was an absolute dog fight and three blocked kicks including what would have been the game winning PAT. Ugly Ugly game for the defending champs and the start of a losing season. The Bucs have been the automatic win on the schedule for so long, I really hope that changes this year! PS, Really looking to next weeks Fab 5 after a week of camp observations!

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    owlykat

    Another outstanding article, Scott. It shows great Team First Chemistry that our experienced players are unselfishly helping rookies develop despite the fact they are competing against each other for starting jobs.

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    PSchmit

    @Horse – it’s Kelvin Benjamin. He’s a beast but he had the drops too when he played. I wouldn’t be so negative on the Bucs, they are definitely trending in the right direction. All 3 levels on D are now solid. Winston has year under belt and hopefully healthy weapons (VJax, ASJ, Bell) to compliment the top tier rushing attack. Even with a “harder schedule” I can see the Bucs going 10-6, or better this year! Just keep the turnovers down. No 2+ INT game and no Dougie fumbles and we’re looking good! Not to mention nothing could be worse than watching Bobby Rainy handle punt return duty – good riddance.

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      Horse

      My bag on mistaking his name especially since I watched him play at FSU. I’m not negative on the Bucs at all. If we beat the Panthers once or twice then we’ll win either 9 or 10 games. Go Bucs!

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    scubog

    Fear No one! The Panthers, with their attention craving QB, now departed attention craving CB, fresh off of an embarrassing Super Bowl defeat in which their overly confident offense was completely dismantled by speedy defenders, are going to come into their Monday Night contest against the Bucs treating it as their Homecoming Game. There’s little doubt that while our Pewter Pirates are currently focusing on taking down the Panthers; the Carolina Kitties are thinking about redeeming themselves in their first game in Denver facing the Manning-less (and maybe QB-less) champions. The ill-prepared Panthers will be stunned when our newly schemed, super quick and attacking defense unleashes “Shock and Awe” on the unsuspecting Carolina Pouters. As a famous Carolinian from Mayberry named Gomer Pyle might say, “Surprise Surprise!”

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