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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

    georgehicks

    Its a wonderful article and I hope some of the bucs fans understand why teams do this and that go bucs!

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  2. 2

    Mic

    George ran a 4.91 combine 4.66 proday 40 and Greene ran a 4.71 combine and proday

    I put more stock in combine 40 generally players run “faster” on pro days

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  3. 3

    pinkstob

    Fab 3 was insightful…I was wondering why they cut Greene after his cumulative preseason performance. It does make me wonder if they knew the weren’t going to keep him despite his performance because of his size why did they bring him to training camp at all? It’s not like he’ll ever get any faster. Anyways, I hope everyone is ready for the game on Sunday…I know I am. A little over 48 hours to go…

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    1. 3.1

      cgmaster27

      Couldn’t be more excited Pink. Excited and nervous, we are so young at so many key positions, we have no idea how things will turn out. Definitely going to be a roller coaster of a ride I think.

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    EastEndBoy

    Fab1) there is a danger in setting unrealistic goals (namely that everyone just ignores you and them). +3 every game as the goal…even if we somehow contained JW to just 1 INT per game, that means our D is set the goal of 4 turnovers per game…1 per quarter…which is basically taking the ball away on every other possession or so…as our goal (again, assuming we can keep JW to 1 pick per game)…good luck with that one.

    Fab2) maybe….but I seem to recall a lot of hype about Tiquan Underwood, Arrelious Benn, and so on and so on…I am psyched about Evans and VJax, let’s not get carried away after that.

    Fab3) interesting point – thanks!

    Fab4) ready or not, the game is on Sunday.

    Fab5) never heard of Ryan Griffin…hope you’re right.

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. 5

    Garv

    Speed kills. And spedd can create more turnovers too! Nice 5 Scott. We really NEED this one on Sunday, we NEED to come home feeling good for the first time since December 8, 2013. Been THAT long since a home field Buccaneer win and that is just not acceptable.

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  7. 6

    76Buc

    If Tampa stops the run and keeps Marcus in the pocket it will force him to beat us with his arm. If we combine that with winning the turnover and penalties battles… we win. Simple-not easy.

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  8. 7

    surferdudes

    Pink, just curious. Are you happy with the way Jamies has been conducting himself, on, and off the field? I know you had concerns before the draft about his off field antics. I liked his answer when asked where his favorite Tampa hang out is and he said One Buc Place!

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    1. 7.1

      pinkstob

      I said I wouldn’t comment on either Winston or Mariota before Game 1 was over, but since you asked me a question directly I will respectfully answer it. I’m fine with the way he has conducted himself off the field. What I was convinced of was that his off the field antics would prevent the Glazers from wanting to draft him and I was wrong about that. We have years to delve deeper into that decision the Glazers made depending upon how he behaves going forward. I said before that although I believe he is immature that off the field behavior doesn’t bother me and it never bothered me with Talib, Blount and M. Williams. As far as conducting himself on the field I don’t know if you mean his on field performance or his on the field behavior. I don’t have a good feel for his on the field behavior yet but I think my very strong concerns about Winston throwing INT’s at FSU has been validated up to this point. We’ll see what happens on Sunday. If he plays well you’ll hear from me. If he plays poorly you’ll hear a lot more from me.

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  9. 8

    Horse

    Another good Fab 5 to read. There’s no question this team is better than last year and hopefully better than the other 16 teams we play. Get this one! Go Bucs!

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  10. 9

    warren

    Panthers, Saints and Falcons all lose. Bucs win and never look back! Hey, it’s a tad optimistic, but why not hope for the best?!

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  11. 10

    macabee

    Today is a day when I should just read and not post. But I’ve got something to say and I’m going to say it! Great FAB 5 Scott, as usual, and it’s good news to hear how deep we are at WR, but what we really need is a capable pass-rushing DE!

    Today the Raiders signed DE Aldon Smith to a 1 year contract and he’s eligible to play Sunday – the same Sunday we play the Titans led by fleet-footed QB Marcus Mariota – and that same Aldon Smith that I suggested we sign after his release from the 49ers. Adam Schefter says that Aldon Smith – Kahlil Mack may be the best 1-2 pass combo in the NFL. Roger Goodell is on his back with both legs in the air – and will probably do nothing.

    I’m sure there are those who will say, I’m glad the Bucs didn’t sign Smith who has 44 sacks – they’re perfectly content that the Bucs signed DE Kourtnei Brown who’s been on 6 teams and has never played in an NFL game. They’re the same people that will say we’re better off with injury prone CB Mike Jenkins than cabbie-slapping Aqib Talib. Or they may think we are better off with that trouble-maker Legarrette Blount gone. Some say we just cut FB Joey Iosefa – a pick that could have gotten then troubled OT La’el Collins.

    Does Bill Belichick cheat? I don’t know but he has 4 SB rings and Tomlin said there was a lot of noise in his head set last night. Lol. Am I angry/mad/upset? No! But I’m dang sure tired of losing. The Bucs must deal with the realities of the new NFL. Rex Ryan got Ik Enemkpali one day after being cut by the Jets for breaking Geno Smith’s jaw and is activating Enemkpali to their 53-man roster to keep someone from stealing him off their practice squad while suspended. Greg Hardy is now a Cowboy; Junior Galette is a Redskin albeit IR; and the Browns are now looking at Ray Rice. Per Santa Clara County prosecutor, Aldon Smith charged w/ 3 misdemeanors, inc DUI w/ prior. Before you respond, anybody care to guess how many DUIs Vincent Jackson, a model citizen today, got before coming to the Bucs?

    Listen! I don’t want to cheat and I don’t want the Bucs to be a gang of criminals and thugs. We were then and still are in dire need of a proven edge rusher with the skill set that Smith possesses and he is a player who needs the type of firm and steady guidance of a Lovie Smith type coach to get his career on the right track. This was a player worth taking that chance on. He could have helped us and Lovie Smith could have certainly helped him!
    We need to take some chances (not starting a rookie O-Line) to win in today’s NFL. If you want to play it safe, then don’t complain when we lose!!!

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    1. 10.1

      buclover1988

      macabee. i hear you. however they have been trying. they went after trent cole and greg hardy. hell, greg hardy and rosenbag used the bucs just to up the price for dallas, once licht realized what was going on, he backed out immidiately. weve been trying. it just hasnt happened. it will get adressed more properly as time goes on. this team is finally being put together the right way. dont be surprised if all the bucs are having for dinner is “Beef” throughout the 2016 draft because thats what we will be drafting; ends and offensive lineman. im tired of losing and it seems like a perpetual cycle of endless losing, but patience is key. the feeling is completely different with this team than in years past. idk how to describe it other than it just feels mor genuine. so mac, i completely hear you, but we have been trying, it will happen when its supposed to happen. i trust in licht. hes very aware of what this football teams needs are better than anyone here.

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    2. 10.2

      EastEndBoy

      I believe they tried @mac…but he wanted to stay in Cali…

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  12. 11

    drdneast

    Great Fab 5 article. I always look forward to reading these.
    Macabee, it sounds like you want the Bucs to have a Rogues gallery on the roster.
    First off, at the time, I didn’t hear anyone yelling for the Bucs to keep Aquib before they let him go. In fact, it was the exact opposite.
    Aldon Smith is looking at a minimum 10 game suspension. Do you want to build you team around players who aren’t going to be here and you can’t depend on.
    Blount has some good games, mainly against the Colts, but he also has some games where he looks like his feet are stuck in cement. He is hardly the next Adrian Peterson.
    The Bucs pursued Greg Hardy but he wanted to play for the Cowboys, pure and simple. The same as Trent Cole did when he went to the Colts. Frankly, I wasn’t that interested in Cole.
    Collin’s agent flatly said if he wasn’t picked in the second round, he would sit out the season. Did you not hear him?
    If you are going to bring up points, at least make them valid.

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    1. 11.1

      pinkstob

      Drdneast if you don’t remember me putting out post after post about how good a player Talib was and how much I wanted him on the team both before and after he was traded then either you don’t read PR very often or you simply forgot.

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  13. 12

    Horse

    Macabbe, I hear you and understand the frustration. As much as I have said about the DE situation, I say at this point lets see what happens. Next year season I will feel differently about it as there will be no excuses by then. I’m hoping we have a successful season and this team plays beyond my expectations. We start now with Game One. Lets get this win! Go Bucs!

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  14. 13

    Buc on the Move

    Nicely said Mac, and I’m glad you said it.

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  15. 14

    plopes808

    Another great Fab 5!

    +3 turnover ratio doesn’t seem very realistic, but the preseason gave me hope that we are definitely improved in that department.

    Our receiver depth is looking very promising. If Jameis has enough time, our receiving corps will flourish.

    The increased speed on the defense has proven useful so far. Speed will create more turnovers and give us a better chance at winning.

    Our rookie OL have performed like rookies so far but still show promise. I am cautiously optimistic about them so far.

    As for addressing the DE issue, like buclover says, we tried. Not sure who else was available that we didn’t pursue but we definitely tried with Cole and Hardy. At this point in the season I’d say a top DE is out of the question. On the bright side though, we have a lot of good depth at DT and will get pressure up the middle. Also, some of our DTs can do some work at DE as well. Our improved LBs will also create additional pressure and/or coverage to give us more QB pressure.

    Overall things are definitely looking up. I’m looking forward to about 6-9 wins this year and another good offseason where we address our remaining holes. Go Bucs!

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    scubog

    Always enjoy your heartfelt posts macabee. I know the Buccaneers organization and many fans would prefer a team of candidates we would want our daughters to marry, But when sitting in the stands getting mocked by the opponent’s followers I don’t get to use the “but we have higher character players than you”. When I see the likes of Penn, Blount, Talib and Bennett having important roles with their new teams I just cringe knowing they are better than who replaced them here and really weren’t so bad. That said, I’m not sure I’d seek out a player with a troubled past. Trying to work things out with your husband who has his flaws but is generally a good man and courting someone who is a drunken, lazy slob hoping to change him is another matter. Often avoiding something bad is as beneficial as finding something good.

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    macabee

    What a difference a day makes! You guys are right – the Bucs are trying to go about doing it the right way and it will take time. I acknowledged when I started my post that yesterday was a day that I should be reading instead of posting.
    All the comments are good and taken to heart. My frustration from losing and listening to the unanimous chorus of Buc doubters from NFL analysts, I grew impatient. No sooner than I posted I read that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in the running to sign Aldon Smith, as were the Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
    You can’t take back print but you can take time to reflect on the principles that you live by and I know that patience is virtue.
    We are a better football team and we’re going to be even better in time. Win or lose I’m a Buc fan forever! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go explain to my grandson why even the bad guys won’t come play for us! lol.

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    Horse

    God one Macabee; we all at points in time throw out some things we wish we hadn’t. Lets hope we get this win. Good news, bad news. We have been practicing usually on wet field and rain so playing home should be an advantage on our field. On the other hand we just compromised out quickness and spee for a team that depends on short passes and qB running. Go Bucs! Get this win!

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    drdneast

    Sorry Pinkstob but I wasn’t out here three years ago so I don’t.
    I admit I was ambivalent to the situation. Although I thought he was a good CB and someone we shouldn’t just “give away,” I also remembered Talib totally whiffing on a tackle one time against the Texans and it looked like it was because he didn’t want to try and tackle someone that big. That’s known as a career decision.
    Saw the Steelers do a lot of that against the Gronk Thursday night and then cry and whine like babies about their headsets not working.
    Chuck Noll must be rolling over in his grave.
    Whatever the case about Talib, that was a different administration.
    Like blaming the 80s inflation on President Cater when President Ford was promoting those wimpy Whip Inflation Now buttons during his administration.

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    scarlet

    It doesn’t help to be deep at WR if you don’t have a QB that can actually hit a receiver in the same color jersey.

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