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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,
    Thank you for another great column. I am optimistic about next season. Go Bucs!

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    cgmaster27

    Oh Scott you’re going to get roasted for this one. But on point as usual.

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      Pinnaql3

      Ha! It’s definitely happening.

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    EastEndBoy

    And let the roasting begin….no, no – I appreciate your work Scott. But sometimes I think you write stuff just to get a reaction. Verner…yes, he was very good last year I thought apart from some early struggles learning the T-2. Banks, yes he’s also looking very good – not sure about “shut-down” but very good. McDougald…really….that’s our answer to our safety woes….I hope not. Now for JW….I’ll just set aside any comments on him as a QB and accept that I’m going to be watching and hoping for some miraculous improvement in his propensity for turnovers….but “the Florida State effect”…come on man….I guess all of those fans wearing GMC and LvD jerseys I saw last year just forgot where they went college….the Leroy Selmon highway is named after a different Leroy Selmon than the formerBuc…the list of former Bucs you mention includes our two HoFers from the SB team and a lot of Florida busts that nobody was buying a ticket to come see…”the Florida State effect”, pff far good one!

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    cgmaster27

    In terms of the other points in this article, I really like banks and verner as our starting corners. They fit the system very well. As for safety I’ve said before I would love holliman out of Louisville. And for the fan base if Winston is selected, there is a little credence to it as just location of the Nole fan base alone will bring in a few fans . It’s going to be an interesting two weeks till the draft.

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    pinkstob

    Fab 1: I agree with Verner’s assessment. However, there’s no excuse for dropping the number of INT’s he did. They were all easy INT’s too so that’s no one’s fault but his.
    Fab 2: We as Bucs fans are so bad at evaluating the play of our CB’s going back to when Biggers and Talib were here. Biggers always got a pass for some reason while everyone saw Talib as “too inconsistent”. Banks is a average #2 CB at best. He let Kelvin Benjamin catch plenty of passes in their matchup at the end of the season. He also played poorly against Calvin Johnson. I expect Banks to match up better against bigger WR’s like that. You also can’t just look at his INT’s, you have to look at how he gets them. Most of the time he wasn’t in position to make a play and had no receiver close to him, but the QB was under duress and threw it right to him. I made the same argument when Foster was getting INT’s two seasons ago but I pointed out he never makes plays on the ball 12 or 13 yards past the line of scrimmage. Banks may continue to develop and I hope he does but he’s far from a shutdown CB.
    Fab 3: Now McDougald I’m actually a fan of. He’s looked good since last year’s training camp. I think he will be our long term solution at SS.
    Fab 4: I’ve countered these points already and since the tide is already turning I don’t feel the need to address the same points over and over again anymore. If a new point is made I’m willing and ready to discuss it.
    Fab 5: Nothing much more to say on these.

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      cgmaster27

      Pink still not sold on banks? Look at had of Sherman’s interceptions, they are thrown right to him. Playing cb in today’s nfl is the hardest position on defense, especially with the new rules.
      Banks has the size to match up with bigger receivers and for his first year in this system he did pretty darn good.
      As for Winston we all know where we both stand, just don’t be so sure the tide is turning as you think. Nothing has happened that the bucs didn’t already know was going to happen.
      I guess we’ll see in a couple of weeks. I will admitt I am a bit nervous.

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        jongruden

        “INT’s thrown right to Sherman”? I disagree, like hi mor not he is one of the if not the best corner in the league his catch radius and athletic ability is off the charts and to watch the int vs Sf in the chamionship game was a play he could have made.
        Pink- Will still hold onto the illusion we are drafting Mariota even after Goodel reads Winstons name and holds a Bucs Jersey he will still say we are just drafting Winston to trade him for Mariota the guy is so thick headed I don’t respond to him anymore.
        As for Banks I like him he is a nice young corner who shows potential.

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          cgmaster27

          Not saying Sherman isn’t good jon, not at all. But I can think of three picks that kapernick threw right to him off of the top of my head. He is a great corner but I have seen a few thrown right at him.

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          scubog

          C’mon JonnyG, Pinkstob isn’t “hard headed”. He’s just sticking with his beliefs about Mariota while some, like me, continue our preference for Winston. I admire his stamina. Hang in there Pink.

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      2. 5.1.2

        76Buc

        I agree 27. Sherman is the most overrated player in the league because of his mouth. Nothing has changed with Winston.

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    2. 5.2

      chetthevette

      Played poorly and Megatron, who doesn’t.

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    jongruden

    Yes, Scott and Mark Cook have a love fest going on with FSU these days they have us drafting Winston, Irving, Jackson, and recently saw a article for Rashad Green, I can’t believe they don’t want us drafting O’Leary at TE

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      macabee

      Jon,

      FSU? Take a look at this mock! lol.

      http://www.draftsite.com/nfl/mock-draft/2015/

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    jongruden

    Yes. More FSU love from another mock

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    BucWild02

    Just read Kiper’s 3 round draft projection for the Bucs…1. Winston-Fl.St., 2. DJ Humphries-Fla., 3. Mario Edwards-Fl.St. I guess he also believes the Glazers and L&L will go back to the marketing strategy of drafting home-state heroes as mentioned in SR Fab 4, reason 1. To be honest, that would be just fine with me if those players were available. If the Bucs take Ali Marpet instead of Mario Edwards and plug him in at guard in the 3rd round, I wouldn’t be disappointed.

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    Horse

    Good Article Scot. What I got out of it the most was that I hope your next FAB 5 will address the other two reasons we are going nowhere until we get these two area resolved? DE and OT and OG. Why is Gilkey still on this team? I’m going to ask that question continually until he is gone. He has to go down as one of the worse OL we have ever picked up with blind expectations to fill a void.

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    georgehicks

    Well Scott do you really feel that Jameis Winston with off the field Issuses is the player to guide Tampa to the next Level! Do You Really Believe that Winston Off The Field Has No concusions on who Tampa will draft! My Comment,with all these off the field Issuses must be address my the entire organization. I Hope they are right!

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    1. 10.1

      Bucnut2

      george, I agree with you. Too much risk, we need to pass!

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    matador

    Banks is now a shutdown corner? PR is becoming the Theater of the Absurd.

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  12. 12

    Bucnut2

    SR, tons of respect for you however I think PR is totally underestimating the risk of drafting Winston. There is a second women now who has come forward. She takes this out of he said/ she said. Its pretty obvious something is up with this guy.I agree he is very talented. My concern is that in today’s NFL one slip up with a women and Goddell will throw the book at him. There is WAY to much risk drafting him. I feel bad for JW but don’t think we should draft him. I dont think we will. I think this is a big smokescreen and the BUCS are playing you and all of the local media. I think we are picking Mariota and playing Glennon this year. Too much risk with JW. Women’s groups will be picketing RJ if we draft JW. Glazers wont stand for that.

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  13. 13

    scubog

    Anyone picketing Heinz Field?

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  14. 14

    plopes808

    I agree with just about everything Scott. I still believe that our defensive problems were less an issue with talent than they were with a new scheme, injuries, and fatigue.

    I’m hoping that our offense will improve enough this year to make us a contender. Only time will tell if our QB selection works out but Koetter will make a big difference regardless who we pick up. Go Bucs!

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    Bucko40

    If the Bucs/Glazers are drafting Winston just for FSU fans to fill seats as PR would want you to believe. Then the Bucs are only interested in filling the stands, NOT WINNING. You have 2 QB’s that are of equal caliber. One has some many issues that you’ve spent countless hours vetting his background. On the flip side you have a QB and person that is beyond reproach.

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    owlykat

    Where will the Bucs be if Winston continues his off the field escapades and gets suspended for a year? Especially when we could have drafted Mariota with no worries and he is taking the Titans to the playoffs? L&L will be fired for taking a foolish risk and we will have to start over once again and be the laughing stock of the NFL. Make the smart choice and don’t be confused by the FSU fans who are too used to keeping their hands over their eyes and seeing no evil or risk with Winston. Dungy and the top draft Guru know best–Mariota!

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    SOXX

    No more talk or pictures of Winston you are wasting our time we will not pick him you are way off target. It will be Mariota and his merry band of Buccaneers.

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    georgehicks

    Well in the last couple of days a lot of speculations about what the bucs are going to do.I think now one week before the draft I think this is probably the senario should play out. No#1 Tampa ends all speculations and selects QB Jameis Winston. Afer Day one of the draft Tampa will regroup and see what players are available for the #34 and #65. I think if a Dt ot De is available then they will select at #34. But if one of those prize Offensive Linemen drop to #34. Tampa should take him its really will be deteremined on who was still on their draft board or do the bucs drop down to acquired more draft choices in Rd-2 or Rd-3. I believe that Tampa could have 3 starters within those 3 picks. Go Bucs always.

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    georgehicks

    I think that Tampa’s un sung heros are the young bucs that have step foward.I think Tampa may surprise everyone and get another safety from this draft class to replace barron!Go Bucs

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