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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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    scubog

    Watching the Joe Jurevicius highlight catches in the first game following the Super Bowl victory made me recall how the Champion Bucs had to play the first game of the following season away when all of the victors since have entertained the opponent. I also remember John Madden’s comment about the Bucs status in the league. ” It’s the Bucs, then everyone else”. That lasted until that Indy game when the window that had been open from 1999 to 2003 slammed shut.

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      1sparkybuc

      The Indy game that year, and the Detroit game with Freeman, derailed the franchise. No team can win when they’re playing against the officials too. Despicable.

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    GoldsonAges

    Good reading Scott. I was just remembering how great the old magazine was back in the day and now I read this great Fab5 and follow up article and it feels like old times. Great work.

    My take on Sims is that he can be a big time mismatch for LB’s and some safeties. His potential to produce in the passing game is the reason why he is a very good complimentary back. Unless Martin is unavailable, I would hope that Sims remains in the same role that he was so good at last year splitting time running and receiving.

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    surferdudes

    First ever fan day the Bucs had a big tent on the field with a long table of players signing autographs. My son, and I waited hours on line, and when we finally made it to the table, a Buc staffer said times up, and all the players stood to leave. In walks Dungy who tells the players, these folks waited a long time, you can leave if you want but. Every player sat back down. When we got to the end of the table Dungy was there last man signing. I thanked him, and another fan used our camera to take a pic of him, me,and my son together. Picture came out great, my son sent a copy to Dungy with a thank you note. Tony sent the picture back autographed to Paul, from Tony along with an old playing card of his. After a hot practice at Disney’s wide world all the players ran to the locker room except for Ronde. He came to the ropes to the delight of a bunch of kids, and started signing. I walked over and said to him you’re a pro bowler, nice of you to take the time. He said to me, it’s hot out here thanks for coming, I’d be nothing without you fans. Didn’t ask, but he said give me your hat, and signed it. Met Gruden at another fan day. I mentioned how bad my youngest son wanted to come but was home sick. I could see genuine concern in his eyes, and he signed the football I brought personally to Mike. Finallly Bisccia. Just happened to be walking by him at Disney when I casually said hi coach. Expected maybe a nod, but what he did stunned me. He stopped shook my and, asked me my name, said nice to meet you, thanks for coming out. I have no favorites. To me they’re all great men, who’ve made me proud to be a Buc fan.

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      e

      That’s awesome. Interesting how character and winning seem to go hand in hand.

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      Iabucfan

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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    fredster

    That Indy game was nuts. I was there and remember it well. We had huge lead! Officiating was bad, but the injuries in 4th qtr were crazy. Seemed like whole secondary was injured. Lol. I agree Dungy was a great coach, but just couldn’t get a team with Super Bowl caliber defense a super bowl. Glazers made the right call. Look at the crap we have had for coaches since Gruden though. We really need Koetter to be the coach we think he can. It’s been too long! Never was excited at all about Raheem,or Shiano,. I thought Lovie was a good hire I must admit but it didn’t take long for me to see he was just terrible. Just one mans opinion but man even first season I had serious doubts and questions. After that Redskins game last year I was like this is crazy. I was about there after game 1 and the crappy Titans crushed us! Lot of people blasted Pewter Report for saying he needed to go before season was over last year, but it was a bold statement and correct. Just pray they got it right this time. I can’t recall ever being more excited before a season started other than when we hired Gruden. He made mistakes and wasn’t perfect by long shot but again we have sucked so bad since he has been gone!

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    LordJim

    I can’t believe that was so long ago. I’m going to go cry for my youth and naivete now.

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    jongruden

    Never said Stocker is a good blocking TE but hey so what, how may good blocking Te’s does every team have? Every team has a big TE that comes in on blocking packages but when you have a TE that can actually run routes and be productive in passing game as well than you have something a Pete Metzelars type or Jason Whitten. Some Tampa Fans act like Stocker is invaluable which is funny since the guy had 60 yds receiving for the whole yr last yr and less than 300 in 4 yrs. He is replaceable and should be upgraded. Michael Clayton was a great blocking WR too and where is he now?

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      76Buc

      “Michael Clayton was a great blocking WR too and where is he now?”
      Answer: Playing under the pseudonym of Mike Evens. Figure print him and it will be proven; if they can find his fingers:)

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        jongruden

        Mike Evans is a good wr so don’t get where your going with that

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          76Buc

          He drops a lot of passes just like Clayton. I AGREE He’s good. Needs to be better.

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    cobraboy

    @jongruden.

    The NFL isn’t Madden. It’s situational football. The Bucs have TE’s with different skills for different situations.

    Stocker is a stud at what he does. You can talk Jason Witten or Doug Olsen or others all you want, but those guys are receivers first and can’t hold a candle to Stocker at the LOS point of attack.

    4th and goal at the 1, behind by 6 in the rain with no timepouts. Who would you rather have at the LOS, Witten or Stocker?.

    In the NFL, all players are “starters”…or should be depending on the situation.

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      jongruden

      Cobraboy- Stocker may not make the team this yr so toot the horn all you want for him but his job is not even secured on this team. Here’s the answer to your question about 4th and one at the goal who would I want? How about an extra Tackle like Pamphile? Hmmm, make sense? No need for Stocker on the edge block teams use extra lineman all the time esp for your situational football as you call it

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    Horse

    Thanks to all the fans who endure the heat and support the Bucs by showing up to practices and games.

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    cgmaster27

    Love these reaction posts and yes absolutely love more Sapp stories. As for the Eagles fans, they’ve been notoriously sickening to other teams players. The sheer fact that we had to travel the first game of that season was the ultimate sign of disrespect. Glad we closed out that shit bag stadium with a W and opened their new one with a W as well.

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      inspecto

      the beagles haven’t been the same since


      Go Bucs !!!

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    WiltheBrewer

    Agree w/ you on that cgmaster27- I have reminded many Philly folk of that fact…
    I miss the consistency and yearly playoffs that Dungy brought. I was at the NFC Championship game at StLouis- the Bert Emmanuel play wouldn’t have won the game for the Bucs, BUT… anyway, glad Dungy got his SB win AS WELL. Gruden got the Big Win, and he brought in a lot of new players to get it done, but it was a big advantage playing against his former team.
    After that, though, they lost that play-off winning edge that they had under Dungy.
    All I know is that I’m ready for a Dungy-like resurgence w/a Gruden-like SB victory down the road under Coach Koetter.

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      jongruden

      Bucs won division in 2005 and 2007 under Gruden just saying

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        inspecto

        This was when the drafting was bad and the wallet was closed— fired after 9-7 ???


        Go Bucs !!!

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          jongruden

          I know Brooks was playing hurt, Kiffen announces he’s leaving Bucs in week 12 Bucs lose 4 straight and miss playoffs and finish 9-7 and Gruden loses job. When did we become the Patriots that we fire coaches if don’t go to playoffs with winning records, worst mistake this organization has ever done but Gruden gets last laugh watching us go through Morris, Schiano, Lovie and now Koetter (sigh)

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            scubog

            I suspect there were other motives that led to the dismissal. Still shocking and in my view, not justified. Spent a lot to get him and cost much more when he departed. I’ll be forever grateful for giving me one of the best few hours of my life in San Diego.

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    joebuc31

    Buck Gurley did not start at nose tackle in the Super Bowl. Chuck Darby did.

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    gcolerick

    Props for giving some credit to Sam Wyche for drafting Brooks, Sapp and Lynch. I hear so many Buc’s fan say Gruden won the Super Bowl with Dungy’s team and that is so unfair if you are not going to acknowledge that Dungy was really winning with Wyche’s team. Those three players were the heart and soul of that defense!

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