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Zach is entering his 3rd year covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a writer for PewterReport.com. Since 2014, he's handled a large part of the beat reporting responsibilities at PR, attending all media gatherings and publishing and promoting content daily. Zach is a native of Sarasota, FL, and a graduate of the University of Tampa. He has also covered high school football for the Tampa Tribune and the NFL for Pro Player Insiders. Contact him at: zshapiro12@gmail.com

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    fredster

    Wow Julio is a tough start. I like Hargreaves a lot. I think the kid was a great pick. Great match up at Falcons for Buc’s to start season also.Go Buc’s! Getting excited and ready for it to start.

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    He’ll take his licks as a rookie, but Hargreaves is legit.

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    arizonajoe

    As I mentioned after the draft, I was not big on the Hargreaves pick, and Week 1 is an example why. Hargreaves is very undersized. Receivers like Julio Jones (who he plays twice a year) that are big and athletic have a huge genetic (yes I say genetic) advantage against Hargreaves. It is like a 280 pound MMA fighter taking on Bruce Lee. As much as I LOVE Bruce Lee, he doesn’t have a chance, just because he would be physically oversized by a competent competitor (and don’t bring in the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar comments, that was just a movie). I am rooting for the kid, but I think the physical tools might be lacking.

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    fredster

    Arizonajoe I guess Darell Reevis lacks the physical tools needed to be an effective CB too at 5’11”?

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    fredster

    Guess since Brent Grimes is 5’10” also he’s not an outstanding CB? Lol. Maybe let the kid play before you say he’s too short?

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    scubog

    Hargreaves height is not an issue at all for me. Ronde was pretty good and he was shorter then Vernon. If “length” was so vital, we’d see a lot more focus on GM’s finding taller CB’s. Hip flexibility, vertical leap, body control, hand-eye coordination and film study are more important than height. Maybe we should cross-train the 6-7 Mike Glennon and see if he can cover Julio. That would look like a stork chasing a gazelle.

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