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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

    Iabucfan

    Scott,
    Thanks for the good work and enjoy your vacation. TC will Start soon!
    I am so happy to hear of their back up plan.

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  2. 2

    knight

    Nice vacation Fab 5! Thanks for making July bearable with your BUC gold nuggets.

    Boy I hope Evans hands improve. He’s a beast, and can be great if he can cool down his temper & catch the ball! He was on my fantasy football team last year, and obviously was not very tasty. I think if Monkin can focus Evans and maximize his talents he is going to be a great one. I’m willing to draft him again this year after your piece:)

    Scott, I don’t know about you but the feel from this team is starting to remind me of 1998. The pieces are there on both sides of the ball, and if Koetter & staff can pull it together it could be magical.

    My boy Licht gets some love for drafting & piecing this team together. Itching already for season to start!

    Go BUCS, in Licht we trust, and God Bless!

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  3. 3

    Horse

    Enjoyed it Scott. I guess I came from the old school philosophy of making the practices very hard and the actual game became very fun. I still believe having crowd noise and good and bad fan noise is the way to go at practices. Go Bucs!

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    jongruden

    Scott- I have lived in AZ since 1999 and a huge ASU Fan since 1985 and also a Cards Fan, Fab 4 man c’mon, that is so way off base its laughable and ridiculous, if the local radio guys heard that would have a field day on that statement. Maybe we are in such desperate need to have a good coach in Tampa we reach on over hyping guys like Schiano and Koetter that we make comparisons. I didn’t like Koetter at ASU as many other ASU Fans didn’t either I’m not happy about him being a our head coach cause to me he is a like Norv Turner who is better suited in the press box calling offensive plays, but hey I know you guys will light me up about it but in two yrs you will see what I was talking about. Hiring Koeeter was simply a case of hiring another coordinator from our staff to head coach cause we are afraid of losing him to another team

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    1. 4.1

      jongruden

      Gruden and Arians more of a comparison than the Koeeter comparison. Gruden and Arians both animated guys who have short tempers who cuss and call players out for bad performances and light up refs on the sidelines and are both good offensive coordinators

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      cgmaster27

      C’mon there buddy, have a little faiuth, he hasn’t even coached this team a real game yet. It might also help that he has people on his staff watchjing the timeouts and other little things so he can focus on the actual play calling and flow of the game.
      As for your experiences with him coaching at Arizona, he’s had a lot of time to learn since then and I can only assume that coaching in college and the NFL is two vastly different things. But we shall see, you might be right.

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      1. 4.2.1

        jongruden

        Well if my only experience with him was bad that’s what I remember, just as Gators Fans wouldn’t want to see Will Muschamp or Ron Zook as the Bucs Head Coach as well

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    3. 4.3

      jme0151

      Well I live half a year in Scottsdale and know Koetter and ASU. He was a good coach but couldn’t recruit well. You need talent to succeed and frankly they were short on that. He proved himself here last year and as a head coach you learn with experience. Loved the hire.

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  5. 5

    cgmaster27

    Another strong Fab five in the bleak era of no football. The thought of having VJ on our roster for another year, even at his rate has always been a good idea to me. He is such a positive influence on everyone, especially Mike.
    Mike has to keep his temper in check as he now has the ref’s eyes and will call him every time when he sticks those long arms out.
    Love the enthusiasm of our new coaching staff and that gets me really excited. I’ve hated Lovies stoic way and it showed on the field.
    I think our coaching and talent are finally starting to align. But we won’t know until the games are played.

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  6. 6

    e

    The month of of July? Nice. You’ve earned it, Scott! Enjoy…

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  7. 7

    seat26

    Please stay Healthy Gerald. I am not worried about the offense, and I cannot remember a time being a buc fan when I could say that. Defense ? I will wait and see.

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    fredster

    Great Fab 5 Scott. Enjoy your vacation sir! Koetter did a great job with the offense. I love the pieces we have around him. Time will tell, but I think he has what it takes.to be a great nfl coach. As far as not liking him as head coach because of his college record, (Gruden) give me a break. I could name a dozen successful college coaches that were busts in the nfl. Works both ways and means nothing.

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    scubog

    C’mon JommyG. Stop looking down your nose at us folks in Tampa. You sometimes tend to think your opinion is more sophisticated and valid because your hometown Cardinals finally have enjoyed recent success. All NFL coaches started at a lower level somewhere. Koetter wasn’t elevated to HC because of his effort at ASU, but because he was a successful OC at Jacksonville, Atlanta and here. That’s the career path similarity to your late bloomer Arians.

    I do agree that some coaches are best suited to be coordinators. Same with workers, not all good ones are cut out to be boss.

    At least give Koetter a chance to coach his first game before scoffing at we Tampans for seeing the positives of the hire.

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    1. 9.1

      jongruden

      Like I said its like telling Gators Fans to give Ron Zook a chance, thats not to optimistic for those Gators Fans

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    2. 9.2

      jongruden

      Scu- My opinion is more valid because I have already seen this movie already with Koeeter and know how it ends, you guys keep saying he was a great coordinator with Jags cough when were they ever an offensive jaugernaut? Atlanta yes, he had success with Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzales, Julio Jones and Roddy White cough cough congrats. I do think he is a decent coordinator, coach? Like I said I have seen this movie before

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      1. 9.2.1

        scubog

        That was another place and another time. If Ron Zook went to a NFL team and had success for several years, his mediocre campaign at UF would be ancient history and moot. People with far more knowledge of Dirk Koetter’s credentials than any of us put him in the position so I’m willing to give it a chance. Can’t be any worse than most HC’s we’ve had leading the team. Opposite sure holds true for many highly successful college coaches who fail at the NFL level.

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    3. 9.3

      jongruden

      Scu another thing you say things like “we tampans” first of all probably have the posters in here don’t live near Tampa and live out of state, so I don;t quite know what you meant by that commment

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      1. 9.3.1

        scubog

        Yes, I know many posters are out of state and even out of country. All of us must be out of our minds for following a team with so many dismal years. I meant also the Tampa based media.

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    surferdudes

    Great fab 5, I’m excited about what all the new coaches bring. If your answering questions Scott gut feel, will Mike Smith be one, and done in Tampa? I believe Smith will turn our D around, and be a top H.C. candidate next year. Does he want that job again in his career, or would he be happier finishing the job here? He obviously believes in Dirk, and knows he has a special Q.B. in Jameis, so what will he do?

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    cobraboy

    Interesting comment about what 6 more points per game can do.

    Imagine if the team can score 6 more per game—a distinct possibility—and give up 6 fewer per game—another distinct possibility…

    I really think this team, for the first time since Gruden’s exit, is going in the right direction…

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  12. 12

    plopes808

    I’m pretty happy with the new coaching staff thus far. Granted, this is all based off conjecture at this point but I see a lot of reason for optimism.

    Fixing Evans’ butter fingers coupled with an improved defense will go a long way toward making the playoffs

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  13. 13

    chetthevette

    Pretty good Fab Five this week.
    If Mike Evans can grab a few more balls what kind of season might he have? A damn fine season that’s what. I have been watching the team since day 1 and never would have thought that we would be dissecting a receivers game who just put up 1200 yards in a season. This is what I call a luxury. I dig this guys style for sure, but I have to remember he is still a very young man. I’ll just cut him some slack till he matures a bit.
    Koetter and Arians, never thought about it but if SR thinks the comparison is valid that’s good enough for me.
    On scoring more points. Ya Think!!!
    Maybe Luke Stocker can haul in some TD’s. That should make JG happy. Man oh man JG is some kind of Debbie Downer.
    GO BUCS

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  14. 14

    owlykat

    Another great article Scott. I have been very optimistic about what Moniken will do to improve our WRs from the start and your inside info here confirms what I thought. I hope Louis Murphy will be able to play this preseason. He needs to be ready to back up VJAX should be get hurt. However, there is a good replacement in free agency available who knows Koetter’s offense from playing at Atlanta.

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    tjhuth

    Great read. I am excited about this coaching staff and how they will mold this team.

    MIKE EVANS: in case you read these posts, it is great you have passion and fire, but attitude unchecked is wasted emotion that will drain you. Make sure you funnel your anger over a bad call or a missed holding penalty on the next play. Hold it in, then explode in a positive manner.

    I have been shocked this year to find Jude Adjei-Barimah still on the team much less first string. Last year he was constantly out of position. I even remember another player yelling at him out of frustration after a play. Am I wrong here? Did I misread his extremely poor performance????

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