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Scott Reynolds

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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    johnnybuc1

    Scott, I noticed how you didn’t answer my very first comment in your Fab 5 directly. I suppose there was a reason, not sure what, other than the fact that you believe I was correct, and next time you’ll make sure you’re more informed before making a statement like that.
    So yeah, I’ll just go with that….wink,wink.

    Keep telling us about the Bucs and if you choose whatever their religious, spiritual beliefs may be, since it really showed a lot of what Jameis and his dad are all about. I loved everything you posted in that last Fab 5…….EXCEPT the final paragraph. But you post whatever you feel the need to, since I’m no longer paying to read it, I have no say. I was just surprised to see such a racist based political statement coming from you. Your Nationalist view on the topic of Brexit is the exact same of Donald Trump and the hundreds of bigots that told countless lies to their countryman to get that vote passed. I’m just surprised and disappointed you went that route.

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      Scott Reynolds

      I don’t think it has anything to do with bigotry over there or over here. I know that’s what some on the left would like to portray it as, looking through a racial lens. I think it’s an economic issue more than anything. There is a real cost to immigration – providing clothing, housing, food, medical care on the taxpayer dime. And then migrants compete with American-born workers for jobs in a very slow economic recovery. It’s taking a toll and I think that’s reflected in the anti-government stance – in both parties (the rise of Donald and Bernie). Just my opinion.

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        johnnybuc1

        Thanks for the acknowledgement, Scott. I guess I’m, one of those passionate football fans that love discussing football, but when it comes to politics I steer clear…or at least try my best to.

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        Horse

        Scott, so in your belief there is no such thing as giving and caring unless you’re a Christian? Might I remind you Jesus was Jewish and was spreading the message of God to all; this included Jews,Muslims as there were no Christians in his life on this planet. My motto all my life is to be a caring and giving person and I see no color nor race; I help my fellow human beings.

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          flashgordon

          May I remind you that Jesus is a pro-Roman Jew? Give to Caesar what is his!

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          flashgordon

          I’m a little struck that you, Horse, think that Jesus existed. I know that you know that Jews were called ‘Christ killers.” This doesn’t strike you as odd? How are Jews called Christ killers over the last two thousand years? Because there never was a Jesus Christ. Jesus is just the Romans making a model to the messianic Jews of how to behave! But, the Jews didn’t know of them, so the Romans made them ‘Christ killers.”

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            Dude

            I guess the secular Roman historians, Thallus (52 AD), Tacitus (56 AD -120 AD) who hated the Jews, Jesus and everything He and they stood for, lied in their historical accounts on Jesus, Pontius Pilatus, and other sociological events surrounding Jesus and His crucifixion. The Romans didn’t need to make “a model” for Jews on how to behave. They had them under oppression already for over 60 years before the birth of Christ.

            Besides the Gospels eye witness accounts on the life of Christ, many other secular historians also give an account on the life of Jesus. To say that he was a made up person, is just an ignorant statement by someone who clearly knows nothing about Jesus, the Roman empire, or first century world history.

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          Dude

          Christianity predates Islam by more than 630 years. Hence the name ‘Christ-ians,’ meaning followers of Christ (Christos, Messiah). The name was given by the Romans for people who followed the Jewish Christ (Messiah). During Jesus’s ministry the Jews just called these people ‘followers’ of Jesus. So yes, their were Christians when Jesus was spreading His message, but there was no Islam, nor would there be for quite sometime. I hope this helps with your timeline.

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      3. 1.1.3

        salish_sea

        Scott-
        If we really wanted to prevent illegal immigration, we’d penalize those who employ the illegal immigrants. But we won’t because agriculture depends on them, as do some other industries. I have no issues with immigrants who come over here to earn a living to support their families, legally or not. They do jobs for a lower wage than most Americans would be willing to. The resentment of immigrants is misplaced and not fair. I think, if employers are willing to hire a worker, then it ought to be easy to get a work visa, which would take away most of the incentive to enter illegally. I think the anti-immigrant stance is mostly racism and xenophobia.

        Also, I believe that illegal immigration is a wedge issue wielded by conservatives to rile up the racial and ethnic resentments of white people, when it’s not anywhere near as important as many other issues facing this country and the world. Interestingly, the flow of immigrants from Mexico to the U.S. is negative the last few years.

        Regarding anti-government stances… That’s clearly what a lot of Drumpf support is about, but I disagree that this is what Bernie’s support is about. I count myself as a #FeelTheBerner and my gripe is with corporations raping the country and government allowing this to happen because they are unwilling to properly regulate financial markets, energy, labor, and the environment… I am pro-government, with the expectation that it should *fully* do it’s job, because government is the only institution that can protect the public interest from complete irresponsible corporate chaos.

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        jerseybucsfan

        Gonna partially disagree with you Scott; some of it is prejudice. But for the most part you’re right. Economically things are tough here. It’s been that way for a long time under both major parties and we need help. I’m just glad PR is still around. A lot of journalistic voices silenced this decade.

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      spartan

      Racist? Where the hell did Racism enter into that Comment?

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    salish_sea

    I’m going to apologize for my harsh remarks on last week’s Fab 5. Honestly, I was a bit irritated with the Brexit situation, as this nationalism stuff echoes in the rhetoric from that clown Drumpf who I think is a danger to this country and the world. So I was in no mood for PR/SR to express open support for nationalism. That irritation may have caused me to respond in an overly negative way. As for the content of the article…

    (1) To be clear, I have great appreciation for the quality of person Jameis is showing himself to be. I don’t have any problem if his religion is a source of strength and generosity in his life. I dismissively referred to this as fluff, which isn’t fair. It’s not my cup of tea in a Fab 5 because I prefer to read more of the nuts and bolts of the team, than the outside stuff. But I can appreciate that many people liked it. I am already sold on Jameis as a person, so for me it was not news.

    (2) When I referred to “godstuff” it wasn’t out of a political correctness. I was just irritated by the political nonsense and consider myself atheist, so it was another sore spot in the article… As a liberal, I have to live with the fact that some of the things I believe will be labelled “political correct” when, in fact, I am anything but that. I actually agree with you, Scott, about “ridiculous fervor over ‘trigger words’ and the supposed need for ‘safe spaces’ on college campuses.” I am shocked by the hypersensitivity displayed by the youth of today. I hear stories of comedians who won’t even play college campuses anymore because kids are offended by EVERYTHING.

    (3) I appreciate the effort to produce quality content on a weekly basis, Scott. The Fab 5 is still the best Bucs-related column I’m aware of on the innerwebs. However, I have deep disagreement with the type of politics you have occasionally espoused here. Of course, it’s your column, and I don’t want to be disrespectful. The less politics in this forum, the better.

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      Scott Reynolds

      No apology needed as all opinions are welcome … but thank you. Hey, to me, political correctness is not a left or right issue. I think hypersensitivity is bad regardless of whether it’s from a liberal or conservative viewpoint. Hey, we agree on that and Jameis Winston, salish_sea! Thanks for the kudos.

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    johnnybuc1

    Salish, Way to man up! We all get heated at times, and I feel and believe much like you do, but as any liberal, conservative or whatever, we need to remember we all have our right to our opinion and nothing positive can come from attacking one another. As it stands here, I see it as we are ALL BUC fans, so we’re ALL here for the same reason, and need to allow one another to be ourselves.
    Let’s hope this season we have something to really cheer about! GO BUCS!!!! and GO BUC FANS!!!

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    Horse

    Scott, I accept the way you are, feel, and see things; you’re a nice guy. Perhaps a trip to the MidEast to visit the Holiest City in the world might help you to see the light in God in Christians, Muslims, Jews. Honestly I think you are very naive and haven’t had much exposure to the world. Just my opinion.

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      Uncle Stan

      What are you talking about? This post makes zero sense to me.

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        jongruden

        I agree, I have zero idea what Horse is trying to say maybe he just got back from the bar who knows, probably same one Drdneast comes from when he shows his support for Stocker

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      Dbuc63

      HORSE, It’s SOMEBODY!!! You’re old and a bigot with an IQ of well, a HORSE! God Bless YOU !!!!!

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    jongruden

    No mystery who is on the left and who is on the right that was obvious by the over the top reaction of political correctness

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      WiltheBrewer

      Yeah, i stayed out of the arguments on that one… Looking forward to arguing about Stocker and our Bucs soon though!
      I’ll be rolling down for my annual visit for the Raiders game- I will NOT be talking politics, but I WILL bring beer. I hope that works

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      76Buc

      Yes gruden, but us moderates want to puke.

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    jongruden

    Scott, as far as your stance on playing football in high school, I will say this, my son “knock on wood” has yet to have a serious injury or broken bone in 8 yrs of playing football. The important thing is to make sure they learn the proper way of tackling with head up and hit them with your face mask. I didn’t get a broken bone till I was 35 yrs old playing flag football in the “Turkey Bowl” ha, if you want to keep your son “safe” I can respect that but you only have high school once in your life and like I tell my son who is a sophomore now, “do it all go out for everything the memories will last a lifetime and it comes and goes so enjoy while you can cause after school”. Advice* keep your son out of wrestling which to me is far worse than football as far as injuries go my son wrestles and had a concussion and his back of head split open a few times and constant soreness on limbs esp shoulders.

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      jongruden

      I wish I had the option of editing on this site, my phone constantly screws up

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      scubog

      Wrestling is really bad if the opponent uses “the shocker”. My doctor has perfected it.

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        jongruden

        I don’t get the joke?

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          scubog

          The “shocker” is when a wrestler attempts to give his opponent an unexpected digital rectal exam. At least doctors give you a little warning when they want to check your prostate.

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    flashgordon

    I’m pretty atheist. I’ve been atheist around ten when I first put my mind to the question of gods existence. This might not sound like much, but from what I gather of many of the mythicist researchers I study, they were originally Christians if not pastors at one time. Some of them study religion so much, they find enough odd things, they decide, “Hey”, whoa!” Bart Erhman, Robert Price come to mind. Further back in time, there was Reverend Robert Taylor(early 1800s). . . anyways, I’ve seen much pushing of Christianity in both College and the Nfl. I brought it up when I saw it. I didn’t remark on the Winston article a few days ago, because I saw that it wasn’t necessarily pushing Christianity; it was just mentioning it while talking about Jamies.

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      jongruden

      Lets not do this again sigh

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    Horse

    Religion and Politics are subjects to avoid. All of us have opinions based on our experiences, no two are alike. I should have just kept my mouth shut, but Scott should have too!

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      76Buc

      I’m beginning to think that most of thee posters here that I have long admired are a bunch of closed minded nut jobs.

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        scubog

        Hysterical my old-school friend. Some of the politically related remarks are just mind boggling. The only free thing we old hippies wanted was free love. Ahhhhh, those were the days.

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          Horse

          Yes Scu you are right; what’s sad is that now most of my friends want it the way it was before the 60’s and don’t want to pay taxes for future generations to enjoy the same things we had.

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    drdneast

    Scott, as I said in my first original post, it’s your column which means it’s your opinion so you can pretty much put what you what in it.
    Never gave it a second thought when Winston’s dad started talking about his faith.
    I also believe in the 2nd Amendment, but like a lot of Americans, I believe this country needs stricter gun laws.
    I find it highly ironic if you take your AR 15 out hunting you can only have a 5 shot magazine in the rifle.
    But if you drive around town with it in your trunk or back seat, you can have two 30 round clips taped together without fear of being arrested.
    I guess deer and wildlife get a better break than human beings.
    The fact that our Congress and lets face it, mainly the Republican side, can’t pass a law that would forbid people who are on a No Fly or terrorist list from purchasing an Assault rifle or any firearm for that matter, is sheer lunacy.
    Finally, I have no problem with being “Politically correct.” The term itself just means you are being “polite.”
    Being polite is a behavior this country could use a lot more of instead of the rudeness exhibited by one aspiring candidate for the highest office in the land.
    Sailish_Sea, I couldn’t agree with you more in regards to immigration and government protecting its citizen from big business greed. Well thought out, sir.

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      chetthevette

      Sorry drdneast I have to disagree about the failure to enact some kind of gun laws. I think the Democrats are equally to blame as Republicans. The NRA has some kind of Svengali effect on our legislative branch.

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    e

    It’s been interesting reading the back and forth between Scott and the posters. I must admit that I am not in agreement with Scott on certain areas of his commentary, but that doesn’t mean that I should stop reading or posting because we have different views. I think civil discussion is always a good thing. As a participant in the Tampa Bay Times site for years, I grew tired of authors that had no connection to their readers. They never responded to anyone in the commentary. After a while, their whole style became rote, skimming and corporate to me. I wandered on to the Pewter Report and found passion, depth and an author that is willingness to engage his readers. I think that some of the readers might expect a more formal and traditional setting like TBT, and that’s why there is an issue with the out-of-the-box editorial. It makes sense to me that PR is getting more popular by the day… It’s a good formula. With the anticipated rise of our beloved team in the coming years, I expect that more people will want to join the conversation… and if there’s a better place to talk Bucs (and beyond!), I haven’t seen it. Kudos to Scott, Mark & crew and keep up the great work.

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    britbuc14

    Good article Scott, although it seems like all you’ve been doing is defending yourself after quoting Winston’s father. Which is ridiculous as not once did you say that it is only because our qb is a Christian is he a good qb. Personally I’ve found that Christians are a vocal bunch and the rest of us just get on with it. This attitude of “I believe this and if you don’t your wrong and an idiot to boot” is far too prevalent in today’s society and the UK is seeing far more of its share after Brexit. Incidentally I was interested to read the thoughts from across the pond. As someone previously mentioned we’re at the blackhole of the office season where nothing happens so everything is newsworthy

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    1sparkybuc

    When I was 7 years old I thought I was the only one who doubted the existence of God and the idea of life after death. I was wrong. Religion and politics can get you killed. With sports, usually the worst that can happen is a black eye or a bloody nose. PR is great entertainment. Thanks to all who contribute here.

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    macabee

    I learned this lesson a long time ago. Sometimes it is better to just say nothing! Let everybody in the congregation say amen! lol.

    http://www.cbc.ca/books/2012/04/why-we-cant-talk-about-religion-and-politics-at-the-dinner-table.html

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      chetthevette

      Hey Mac. Checked out your link. Are you Canuck? I wonder what our good friends in the north think about us. As a transplanted Canadian I know they think we are nuts EH!

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    jme0151

    Maybe we should just stick to football here and just let everyone see their faith thru their own eyes.

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    jme0151

    I understand what Horse was saying. I doubt he was at a bar before he wrote his comments. I tend to respect his views on football.

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    drdneast

    jongruden. been clean and sober since 2004, can you say the same.
    From what I understand though, many people in this room congregate at the same bar.

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      jongruden

      I haven’t been a drinker since my USAF Days in 1996 even than it was only a weekend thing, so yeah I can say that I’m not a drinker, but let me ask you are you sure you didn’t fall off the wagon again? Cause your Stocker love would suggest so.

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        Horse

        I gave it up five years ago. One day I just decided I didn’t need to drink a beer, a glass of wine, or a hard drink. I hardly ever went to bars anyway.

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    fredster

    Sailish_sea and Drdneast, you are both clueless about the problem with illegals being employers hiring them. I can tell you don’t own large business or employ large amount of employees. Are there persons who employ illegals knowingly? Sure there are, but I can tell you they are hired without knowing a lot as well. I have several hundred employees in the Bay Area. I’m not getting into what I do. I have many times found out I had illegals working for me and immediately let them go, and reported that their documents were forged. The problem is they got here illegally! The documents and forms are easily forged and you cannot tell. This has happened to me time and time again. It’s not that I would ever knowingly hire illegals. Usually they are caught because the SS # is for an older or deceased person or something like that. I have always been the one to let them go and report it to the Feds. Social security and IRS never figure it out because they are a bloated disorganized govt run agency like most other inefficient bloated govt agencies. THE PROBLEM IS THEY ARE HERE ILLEGALLY. I’m all for LEGAL immigration. We cannot afford illegal immigration, and it is dangerous in this world of radical Islam and terrorist to let just anyone come in ILLEGALLY. I guess That somehow makes me bigot now. Give me a break.

    BTW how are the “stricter gun control laws” you say we “need”working out in Chicago? They have strictest gun laws in the U.S. I know it’s amazing, but these criminals are killing people left and right with guns (as well as knives and other things)and still getting guns. Imagine that a criminal breaking the law obtaining a gun illegally! Lol. I agree someone on a terror watch list shouldn’t get access to a gun legally, but make no mistake they can obtain one illegally easier or just make a bomb instead. The problem isn’t the gun or the access, but hey believe what you want.

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    russmillerwy

    I would also like to see more nuts and bolts stuff about the Bucs that is analytical rather than opinion-based and celebrity-oriented.

    The three lobbying groups I would avoid like the plague AIPAC, AARP, and the NRA. It’s not so much about the causes they serve as the scorched earth, either you’re with us or we will destroy you bullying tactics they use to always get what they want. Each of them has made the world worse off as a result of their single-minded pursuit of their own narrow interests. They pretend the people they victimize don’t exist and never existed. That’s the worst part. They offer no solutions for displaced and disenfranchised Palestinians, debt-ridden working people who pay for all the social security and medicare expenses but will never receive those benefits, and victims of gun violence. These peoblems could be solved far more easily if those one-sided lobbyists instead listened to the people they harm.

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    drdneast

    As I said before jngruden, there are more Stocker fans out here than detractors.
    I never considered you being a drunk for your perspective but I did always think you had gone off your meds due to your anger.
    I still do.

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      jongruden

      “more Stocker Fans than detractors”? I doubt that, Tampa Fans can’t be this clueless

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    drdneast

    If all of what you say is true fredster, then that makes you the exception rather than the rule.
    Yes, some government agencies are bloated, but I would rather trust them than a pack of greed head businessmen who would poison our water, food or ruin our economy just so they can have the most cars in their garages.

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      Horse

      My grandfather came over here from Russia with no paperwork and he still became a US Citizen. On his Graves Stone that says Birth Place, it says New York, New York. None of our family members became criminals or terriots.

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    chetthevette

    Nice retort Scott. “The power of words” as you state is in fact tremendous. On one of my rants I listed some words that inflamed me quite a bit.
    Now for the word in your post that made me smile.
    Liberty.
    I am glad that we live somewhere that we can spout off and put our views out there, right or wrong. Free speech is the corner stone of who we are as Americans.
    I am equally glad that I don’t have to look over my shoulder because I just let hang out in a debate about things that the PR readers feel strongly about.
    There is a reason our founding fathers made that the FIRST amendant.
    Keep on posting what ever you feel like. Never fear, people will either read it and accept, or they won’t.
    Isn’t America great!!
    GO BUCS

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    drdneast

    Everyone in this countries relatives came from somewhere else.
    Most, like mine probably were, were either thrown out or chased out.

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    knight

    Scott-As always I loved your Fab 5, and like others really look forward to reading every weekend. A couple of comments if I may:
    1. You should mention GOD every week. Look at the response & web hits…Gold!!
    (if you don’t then I’ll jump in with a comment throwing the “G” word out for you) 🙂
    2. I’m 48 now and you definitely get saltier as you get older, and have far less regard for today’s PC speech & lefty’s spin.
    3. I’m a gator and took great glee on picking on my FSU friends in regards to JW’s behavior in college (to be honest it was embarrassing). Never a question about his talent just his maturity. Now my friends are not BUC fans so I took the reverse beating when we drafted him (which was the correct pick). I have been waiting for the Manziel shoe to drop, and it hasn’t happened. I found your JW Fab 5 insightful & hopeful that we have not only have a very talented QB but also a matured young man, which should equal a franchise. I’ve become a JW fan.

    As always, Go BUCS, in Licht we trust, and GOD BLESS!

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      jongruden

      Knight- great post and I agree with your whole post 100%, nothing brings in a response than the talk of God atheists and PC Sherrifs alike lose their mind its how controversial radio personalities make a living, people love controversy

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    nybuccguy

    The Jameis Winston story and his religious beliefs are fine, but SR was non stop pimping christian BS when Lovie Smith was hired. Now hes adding political views to the fire. This type of commentary is completely inappropriate for this forum, as people come to sites like this for distractions from these types of issues. This site and its product has gone straight downhill since Jim Flynn left, and for the first time in my life I am looking for other sources for Buccaneer related information and discussion.

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    knight

    nyBUTTtguy-Let me give you Hillary’s website link

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    skipper

    If you don’t want to chase away readers then talk football only. Not much impressed the the chief editor of Pewter Report has come out and told all that he is a right wing gun toting religious whacko.

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    owlykat

    I read all the Buc sites, skipper, and PR is the best site for Buc’s insight, bar none. Come back when the the Buc’s Camp starts and then see for yourself. This is off season right now. Scott is honest and says what he thinks. He was the first to tell his readership that Lovie should be fired. There were readers who disagreed on that point, and wanted Lovie to be given another season, but now you should know that Scott was RIGHT. I prefer an expert who tells it as it is and Scott is the best there is.

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    EastEndBoy

    Scott – as a Brit, let me just say that the reason I took offense to your comments on the Brexit is precisely because my countrymen made a foolish choice based off of lies and misunderstandings being fed to them by corrupt politicians through propagandist actions (which you chose to celebrate)…your quote this week “the UK wanting to become a sovereign a state, like America”, is exactly that sort of propaganda…the UK has always been a fully sovereign state, neither joining nor leaving the EU has changed that one bit. You may choose to cheer on my countrymen’s stupidity from the sidelines..your country gives you the right to do so…but you should be intelligent enough not to fall for the same nonsense…and I hope not to fall for the same nonsense from your own politicians this autumn!

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    LordJim

    I stopped reading Peter King during the 2012 cycle. His repeated apologies for New England, refusal to condemn suspicious officiating, gushing fluff pieces on superstars and out-of-touch limousine liberal politics were not a good use of my clicks.

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