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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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    drdneast

    Very true about the penalties but it’s time for Lovie to step up and assure his team he has their backs when it comes to bad calls which the Bucs have had plenty of.
    No doubt the team would love it if he stepped up and gave a refs a chewing out like the ones deserved last week when they gave Winston a bad spot and then allowed Donalds to push Winston around.
    If he did that in Ray Jay the place would erupt and never shut up.

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    Horse

    Bucs win big! Put pressure on The Snake and all will be good. Goes Bucs!

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    1. 2.1

      macabee

      I agree with you Horse, I think the Bucs win big. Now I’ve got to kid you a little bit, because Gruden did put pressure on The Snake, Jake Plummer, that is, but he never showed up. We should put pressure on Jake Cutler as he is an accurate passer and and cause trouble if given time to throw. I knew who you meant and just having a little fun with it.
      Have a happy holiday and hope we get that DE next year you’ve been waiting for!

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      1. 2.1.1

        Horse

        Mac, I have great respect for you. I could be wrong about the DE. It all depends on where we draft as to whether we go DE, CB, Safety in the 1st round.

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        1. 2.1.1.1

          macabee

          And I have great respect for you Horse as well as the opinions of most of our fellow PR posters. You and I have a lot in common and one day we’ll have that conversation. As for as the DE is concerned, there is no doubt that we need one and it may be as you suggest exactly what the Bucs will do. I would have no problem with that at all.

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    Horse

    PewterReportScott; I really would like to have an answer to this question. There are 310 players on other teams PS; there has to be atleast one of those players who could make our Roster? We only have one week left of practices; surely by now we have decided to put V. Jackson, A Spence on IR, or we could release M. Jenkins, G. Johnson, D. Bowers.

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    surferdudes

    I’ll answer you Horse as best I can. We have players who’ve been in this scheme for two years now, and they don’t all seem to get it. Lovie brought in F.A.’s who’ve been in this system, and played for him before, who still seem lost on the field at times. So picking up a P.S. player who has no idea what Lovie runs, doesn’t seem like it would be worth doing with one week to go.

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    1. 4.1

      Horse

      Yes i agree; my thinking was to have them available on our Roster for Post Season. They would have plenty of time then to learn the system.

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    drdneast

    Horse, they need Bowers and Johnson for the defensive line where they are woefully thin.
    You just got your wish on Spence. I thought they should have cut Jenkins right along with Jennings.
    Surferdude, your disdain for all things Lovie is well known but I am sure you know the Panthers run a very similar defense as ours and do quite well with it.
    Once David started to trust Alexander, his play has gotten noticeably better. As far as ex Bears playing for us, Chris Conte has been the most steady defensive back to play for us. The only other ex-Bears I believe are Major Wright and Henry Melton. Not exactly enough for a basketball team.
    Why not admit the defense wasn’t very good when Lovie got here after wasting a number of high draft picks on DL who aren’t even in the league now or producing well anywhere else.
    Mason Foster, Daquan Bowers, Dashon Goldson, Mark Barron, Adrian Clayborn, Daniel Tes Nashan were all starters the year Lovie got here who are now laboring in relative obscurity elsewhere or not even playing.
    Smith really only had three quality starters on defense when he got here.
    Wax on, Wax off. Wax on, Wax off.

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    1. 5.1

      grafikdetail

      to add on Ron Rivera was Lovie’s DC in Chicago

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    Horse

    drdneast; I believe every player you mentioned are still in the NFL. I do agree that we wasted a lot of picks these past several years, but so have other teams.
    Good Coaches adapt and adjust if they don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle. We aren’t the only team that has injuries which require back ups to play and perform. If we can’t beat the Bears; then how are we going to beat the Panthers?

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    drdneast

    Different teams match up better against other teams. That’s not to say I don’t agree with you about not being able to beat the Panthers if we can’t beat the Bears.
    Most games hinge on two to three plays and depending on who makes them is usually the reason for the win.
    How else do you explain the Eagles beating the Patriots; Two special teams plays and a pick 6 on a Brady INT was the difference in the game. Three plays.
    Yes every player is still in the NFL but most of them are just average players at best. The ones who are starting should really be backups but they aren’t on very good teams either. I forgot to add the SLB who was starting for us who is now with the Giants and is a backup. Same with Foster who actually signed with the Bears after getting cut by us, was waived and signed by the Redskins due to injuries.
    I only make note of these players to reinforce my argument that a number of our starters who were here when Lovie got here couldn’t even start for half of the NFL teams.’
    Licht and he have pretty much been putting the DL and DB’s together with bubble gun and bailing wire.

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    drdneast

    To further my point about bad drafting by previous regimes, why would you draft a Luke Kuckley when you can get a Mark Barron.
    Why draft a healthy Cam Jordan when you can snatch a handicapped Adrian Clayborn.

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