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Scott Reynolds is in his 23rd 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: [email protected]

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    JustaBuc

    This isn’t particular to this article, but I’m tired of hearing how games in Week 2/3 are now considered “must win” games. Feels like this term has been thrown around so much it has entirely lost its meaning.

    Speaking about the article itself, I do agree that the pass rush has gotten into alarming territory. We seem to be getting pressure of some kind, but it just sucks that we can’t seem to finish.

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    skipper

    Would be great news if David is back for New England, thought he was done for a good while.

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    Alldaway 2.0

    Bucs are generating pressures but not QB hits and sacks.

    I think the sacks will come in due time but statistically the Bucs may end up at the bottom of the league at the end of the year.

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    surferdudes

    The 49ers are second to last to us in sacks, didn’t they use their first round pick on defensive end? Yesterday that end got his first sack of the season. They passed on a potential franchise Q.B. in Watson for a D end who has one sack after four games. Watson had 4 T.D. passes yesterday. Last week Brady engineered a game winning drive against Houston even though Houston has two of the best D ends in the NFL. Neither of them could sack Brady on that final drive to get the win. I bring this up because drafting D ends, or sack masters first over all doesn’t always have the desired affect. Yes our pass rush is dismal, but we rushed only four most of the day. Our blitz package leaves something to be desired. I haven’t seen a corner, or safety blitz all season. We need better D line talent no doubt, but as of right now Smitty needs to get more creative. Scott you are dead on about the officials, they were not going to call holding on the Giants no matter what, they held all game. The Giants being 0- 4 is bad for business.

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    seat26

    Beckwith is leading the team in tackles. Wow. I thought there would be some surprises in this year’s draft haul, that was not one I expected.

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    Horse

    Mark, Scott, Trevor; all you guys were so right on your prediction and I was so wrong. It’s the reason why I am no coach. Excited to have the win and I have hope we can take the Patriots down. Today I hope at practice it is all about the Patriots. Go Bucs!

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      chetthevette

      Trevor called for a loss.
      I called for Trevor to walk the plank. Keel hauling is more appropriate now.
      GO BUCS

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    Naplesfan

    I disagree with the so-called “abysmal play calling at the end of the first half”.

    It was obvious that the Giants were all in on stopping a run up the gut. The toss-sweep to Rodgers therefore made good sense, but the Giants were also on to that too.

    In my fan-world of perfect fan-called plays, I’d have called for OJ Howard initially to block, fake the hand-off to Rodgers, then dropped back and tossed a perfect pass to OJ in the end zone. Like all fan-called plays, it would have worked perfectly! 🙂

    Goal line plays either work or they don’t. When they work the play caller is declared a play-calling genius, and when they don’t work the play=caller gets called a play-calling dummy.

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    chetthevette

    The Giants are the best 0-4 team ever. I have no finger nails left on my fingers. My 4 heroes of the game are McCoy, Winston, Beckwith and Brate.
    Is not McCoy hurt? Is Beckwith a rookie? Did Winston throw any ugly balls? ( a couple ) Did Brate come through again?
    YES THEY DID
    GREAT WIN
    GO BUCS

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