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Zach Shapiro

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: [email protected]

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    I still haven’t read one article yet from all of the brilliant and introspective scribes that cover the Bucs about how few penalties that the Bucs committed.
    Hey, if you are gong to way your finger at them when they commit them, you should give them their props when they don’t.
    Another mystery I haven’t heard explained yet is why Akeem Spence, who normally is the Bucs top reserve DT, didn’t play with the starters at the beginning of the game.
    Can any of you future Hubert Mizell’s explain the reason for that personnel move.

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      I believe it’s because Spence plays the nose position behind McDonald. He doesn’t play the 3 technique.

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    A little edgy are we not?

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    Not having McCoy made a difference. The pass rush definitely appears to suffer without him. I notice Spence doesn’t seem to be getting much play either. I am wondering if he even starts this year. We are not hearing much about him it seems. VHIII was awesome and it would seem that keeping him out of the starting lineup by the beginning of the season is going to be difficult. The entire secondary seems to be making some big improvements. If we can get a consistent pass rush, that secondary is going to be very good.

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    The secondary, arguably our weakest area last year, has been impressive and now seems to be a strength. The pass rush just has to be half way decent and we’ll be hard to beat defensively. Once GMC is back in the mix I feel they will be, especially with Spence getting more play time.

    I’m worried about the kicking game but hopefully the jitters will get shaken off by week 1

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