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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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    fredster

    Yes, not trying to restructure Davin’s contract and keep him was a mistake. I said so before season started. Too much change and way too many unproven guys on that O line. So much for winning now like it or not this team has lots of holes to fill and isn’t there. Need QB,D line, and O line. I think this is Fosters last year also? May need LB too I have doubts he can cover and work in Lovies scheme.

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    Morgan

    what’s the deal with PR chat – discontinued with the website overhaul? not really interested in next season draft prospects when we haven’t even played the second game of THIS season……1 star rating.

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    Bucfish7

    Thank you for another great Fab 5 Scott. I actually love the early draft talk because, like you said, it gives us guys to watch during the college season. Plus, PR’s track record is very good with eyeing talented players in college whether the Bucs end up drafting them or not. Keep up the good work guys!

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    EastEndBoy

    Thanks SR – IMO the guy we should have kept at guard was Zuttah…I think Davin had a very bad showing last week and is proving that his salary was not worth his play. On the draft, some nice thoughts about guard and DE, but priority #1 has to be QB…OG in round 2 and 3 and 4….as for DE, I think the short-term answer has to be on our roster or maybe in FA….

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    Garv

    Here we go. I’d have rather kept Zuttah and have him play G. Davin Joseph was a damn good player fo the Bucs but come on. As for the 2015 draft talk before the second game of the 2014 season? As sick as that sounds, a loss Sunday, a 0-2 start at HOME and the talk for the next 7 months will be which QB is the best fit in the draft for the Bucs. Attendance will take a dive, tickets will have little value and, in short, the crap will hit the fan. Seriously, this IS a must game and Lovie can deny it all he wants. I think that makes him look like he thinks the fans are flat out stupid. No talk, no explanations……just play winning football and this nightmare, since Sims went down this summer really, will stop. 1-1 makes going to Atlanta a week from yesterday at least interesting.

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    warren

    Same comment as I made earlier this week: incumbent O-linemen were simply dismissed without giving them a chance to show what they had…not sure if Warhop, Lovie or GM were responsible. Ziutah played well at center for Steelers last night, we’ll see how well Joseph plays this Sunday.

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    pinkstob

    Fab 2 through 5 were interesting and full of good info, but Fab 1 is a complete load of crap. I know PR and the rest of the Bucs players loved Davin since he was a great guy, leader, locker room guy and community supporter but on the field he was inconsistent at best and terrible at worst from the day he was drafted. Where was the production, either here or with the Rams? The Rams gave up 6 sacks last week and never got the running game going. Our running game was rarely great when he was on the field. His pass protection was never consistent and all of this was prior to 2013. Where is the data to support Fab 1? You did a great job SR with providing data on the Fab 5 story stateing what the effect was on the team when we had 3 new starting O-linemen. Where are the numbers to back up the fact that the Bucs ran the ball well when Joseph was on the field or pass protected better? I don’t have the numbers but my memory is pretty good, I have 20/20 vision and I never saw anything from Joseph that warranted keeping him over trying someone new as a starting RG. I for one applaud Licht for at least trying to upgrade the position.

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    inspecto

    yeah Zuttah looked good last night, but he was at center, he could play both guard and center and that makes him more valuable. Zuttah and M Bennett were 2 mistakes made to soon.

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    BuccanAy

    IMO, Mike Williams was another. And where is the objective QB analysis? McCown looked much like he did in PS. He has shown absolutely NOTHING that makes you think he is any upgrade over Glennon. It’s the 12 yr vet who looked like a dear-in-the-headlights.

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      pinkstob

      So how did you figure out how to load an avatar?

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    noctus

    So, does McCown still want to go over 70% completion? I think he has a small hole to dig out of. From the looks of it, he’ll be lucky to stay at 60%

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    Horse

    Good Fab 5 Scott. I hope everyone’s expectation has been lowered for the time being. I am looking this season as to what will be our real needs in the draft and I appreciate Scott’s early thoughts on it. We need draft picks and a lot of them. I can’t believe I am saying this again so soon? We have to look ahead as to who we can trade to acquire more draft picks that will be out over their prime in two years? i can’t think of any because we already dumped most of them. We got to have this win, but if we don’t get it, I am still going to support this team. Coach Smith knew he had a mess here; we just didn’t want to believe it.

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    martinii

    What is James status?

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    scubog

    Pinkstob: I tried to figure out how to get my new Scubog avatar but gave up. I ended up seeking help from our I.T. guy at my office who couldn’t figure it out either. But fortunately we have a young computer whiz who simply clicked on “scubog” above the Post a Comment box. That opened my account information and viola, a new Scubog to go along with the new Pewter Report.

    Like most, it’s very disappointing how the guard situation went from bad to worse. I have no problem drafting Charles Sims because I believe in staying true to your player ratings and my belief that guards can be had in later rounds and even found on the street. Here, I think Licht and Lovie relied on the input from Warhop, who doesn’t seem to have an eye for talent that only sees a familiar face. Let’s see how our 2014 draftee youngsters develop before writing them off entirely.

    I enjoy having Scott give us some draft prospects to watch during the college games. I do think DE is going to be a high priority but you typically don’t draft guards in the first round unless they are really special.

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      pinkstob

      Thanks man!

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    Dman

    If Joseph is playing back to a starters level, even if not pro bowl level, that is a hit on Lovie and Licht. I just assumed he’s knee was shot and that’s why they cut him. He’s so strong in the locker room, negotiating him at a better rate would have been the best for the team.

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    fl0nase

    To be fair SR, you were one of the biggest advocates of cutting Joseph on PR. Hindsight’s 20/20 at this point. I’m not sure any of us anticipated how much Licht and Smith would neglect the guard position this offseason though.

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    pittbullbuc

    Thanks SR. Will watch Joseph in our game Sunday. Hope our D-line has success against him.

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    macabee

    I understand the sentiment regarding Joseph. Who could forget the block he threw downfield in Green Bay to spring Legarrette Blount?

    But the truth of the matter is that Joseph was rarely there (injury) and when he was, he just didn’t play well.

    I don’t mind that they did not restructure his contract and chose to let him go. What I do mind is that they didn’t get a quality replacement. Never look back! It’s not easy but the right guy is out there, they have just got to find him. Shame on whomever thought Cousins was the answer. We can fix it! Go Bucs!

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    Dbuc63

    Unfortunate on injuries so far. I had taken the bait to many times in the past so I never thought anything better than 7 wins. I may have to adjust lower but I hope the unexpected happens and the players play and the coach coach to perfection and we make the playoffs. It is really hard to change a team around from 4-12 and have so many BAD drafts that we had. Agree with Pinkstop regarding Fab 1.

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