About the author

Profile gravatar of Scott Reynolds

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

Related Articles

25 Comments

  1. 1

    surferdudes

    I hope being a Florida native, having had success as an NFL H.C. already, working with people he knows, respects, and being in his 50’s, will keep him here. The fact there’s no salary cap for coaches means the Glazers would be willing to pay him to stay on. It would be nice to keep a staff together for a few years, compared to the musical chairs we’ve been playing.

    0
    1. 1.1

      georgehicks

      I believe that this group of coaches is one of the best assembled for Tampa. Go Bucs

      0
  2. 2

    cobraboy

    Excellent comment about Murphy. The Bucs have been tight-lipped on his ACL rehab status, and on what kind of procedure Sweezy had.

    But PUP & IR-Return may be a solid suggestion, almost like having a known veteran on the Practice Squad without other team recall rights.

    Let the youngsters play and see what they have…

    0
  3. 3

    drdneast

    Interesting perspective and one I hadn’t considered with Murphy.
    Murphy’s injury was strange in itself since I didn’t see him experience any hard physical contact on the play either.

    0
    1. 3.1

      Bucsince79

      Most ACL tears occur without contact. Usually when cutting, pivoting, or landing.

      0
  4. 4

    jongruden

    I don’t care about the scheme or where he was drafted I judge a person based on performance alone and Jude Adjei-Barimah was aweful and was smoked on a regular basis, why is he still on team? Same reason Mike Jenkins made the team last yr and why Stocker is still on team, coaches don’t know everything only Drdneast does

    0
  5. 5

    jongruden

    I agree with Cobraboy- This team is headed in the right direction why? Well, they have a franchise qb to build around and have pieces in place to help him as well both young Smith and Marpet will anchor the line for yrs with Doug Martin who some posters wanted to run out of here in the off season saying “he has no break away speed and doesn’t deserve a 7 mil a yr contract and it was the stellar play of Stocker that created running lanes” etc, lol anyway, and we have David, Kwon and McCoy and maybe Hargreaves on defense so yes the team is headed in right direction hell Koetter could be a great head coach, (here’s to wishful thinking)

    0
  6. 6

    drdneast

    Thanks jongruden. Never pretended to know everything but I do know your judgement is often flawed by personal emotion.
    The kid was a FA who made the team and is still developing. You say he was smoked on a regular basis but I only remember one play against the Rams where he was so called “smoked.”
    Since there were so many, would you please cite a few of them for your own credibility.

    0
    1. 6.1

      76Buc

      “…it was the stellar play of Stocker that created running lanes”…
      That’s the most intelligent comment jgru has made in 6 weeks:)lol

      0
      1. 6.1.1

        jongruden

        76Buc- If you too think D Martin success was do to the blocking of Stocker than you are the fans I’m speaking about in Tampa, “over hyping mediocrity and totally delusional”

        0
        1. 6.1.1.1

          76Buc

          jongruden, I don’t think I am a “fans” because I am not legion. I think you know the chapter and verse I am talking about:)I never said all the success of Martin was because of Stocker alone. I am someone who strives against mediocrity and I have never hyped the Bucs few successes. The delusional part I am not sure about…I have been a fan of this franchise since 1979 when I bought my first season tickets. Maybe the hot sun at the old sombrero made me delusional for the next 40 years.

          0
    2. 6.2

      jongruden

      I don’t have every single play throughout the season etched in my mind I do remember him getting beat in every game just like I remember Jenkins and Jennings who played awful as well and nope can’t tell you every play they got beat on either, I have a crap load more important things etched in my mind than what plays those corners get beat on, I have a life outside of Bucs fortunately and don’t re watch all the games

      0
    3. 6.3

      Bucsince79

      I agree. I thought he played pretty solid as well. Every corner gets beat sometimes. I don’t recall him making a habit out of it.

      0
  7. 7

    surferdudes

    Hey Jude, he Wasn’t bad, played on a sad D, and made it better. Remember to let him into your hearts, so even if he don’t start, can make it better, better, yeah Jude!

    0
    1. 7.1

      jongruden

      “jude wasn’t bad”? Its these comments that prevent my buddies who are 35 yr Bucs Fans who can’t even stand to read these posts by fans anymore

      0
      1. 7.1.1

        76Buc

        I agree with the others that he wasn’t too bad. Also, your friends missed the first 5 years when we had the real fun.

        0
    2. 7.2

      Bucsince79

      I hear you surferdudes. Nice tune. JGru just couldn’t hear it due to having to defend his unpopular opinions

      0
      1. 7.2.1

        76Buc

        JGru is okay. He’s just…umh…misguided at times:)I’m sure he is sincere in his opinions.

        0
    3. 7.3

      scubog

      Good stuff Surfer. I think it went right past these youngsters.

      0
      1. 7.3.1

        plopes808

        Kids now days lol

        0
  8. 8

    flashgordon

    Jon Gruden solved the problem of what to do with a coordinator who has done a great job and maybe entertaining head coaching aspirations – make the other guy ‘assistant head coach.’

    0
    1. 8.1

      flashgordon

      I for one always find it odd why a great coordinator just has to be a head coach. Maybe if he thought he could do better(I remember Bill Parcells saying that) . . . I guess we’ll see how Smith feels; I hope he goes because he feels like he can do better, instead of leaving and breaking up a good O coordinator/D-coordinator thing.

      0
  9. 9

    toofamiliar17

    I’ll be surprised if Murphy makes the roster. He’s got a lot working against him – age relative to the guys with whom he’s competing (he’s 29 while Bell, Humphries, Reedy, and everyone else who could make the roster instead of him are all at least 5 years younger), health/fitness, and, most of all, the fact that he’s just not that good. We’re talking about a guy who’s averaged 21 yards on 1.5 catches per game over the last five years of his career. He is, at very best, a mediocre #3 receiver. And coming off his knee injury and at a much higher salary than all of his competition, there’s essentially zero upside with him, which isn’t the case for the rest of the competitors for his position. I think he’s done as a Buc.

    Using the IR designated to return spot on him would be an incredible waste, by the way. I’d much rather just cut him and have that spot open for someone much better who may need it.

    0
    1. 9.1

      plopes808

      I tend to agree, Murphy hasn’t been all that impressive. Especially when taking into account the salary difference. I believe we drafted Bell as VJax’s eventual replacement so we’ve already got a backup this year and eventual starter

      0
  10. 10

    plopes808

    Hey, my first comment published in an article on PR! I look forward to many more as PR has been my favorite source for Bucs news.

    I may be transferring with my job to Tallahassee sometime in the near future as well, so I’ll be looking to get even more involved. Catching a game at Ray Jay has been on my bucket list for years. I hope to do even better and get some season tickets. One day I hope to say I has season tickets the year we turned the corner!

    0

Leave a Reply

© 2016 PewterReport.com All Rights reserved. Tampa Web Design | Visual Realm