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Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]

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    I don’t know about other fans; but, I sometimes wonder what playerr/fans on this messageboard/ and maybe even PR thinks about some of my messageboard postings. Sometimes I like to say crazy things – kindof John Randle like, when he’s on the field. I’m just being rambunctious.

    – when I first posted about Chris Conte, I had seen both his getting run over and his excellent pass defense. I had a little fun with him getting run over.

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      Sometimes things need a little John Randle

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    Alldaway 2.0

    I think Reedy is capable of beating out Huff. Both are different players but both are competing as special team’s aces/#4 WR’s.

    McNichols is such a good pass catcher and Barber as a grinder that they should both make the team IMO. I am not a big fan of Sims, but I am willing to give him time to showcase his skills again.

    Dye is an interesting case, because he is athletically gifted but his understanding of his offense has held him back. It is good to hear that he is working extra to remedy this. If he is called up again on the roster I think he will be ready this time around IMO.

    The nickle battle is going to be intense and like the kicker battle will not be settled till the last pre season game.

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      I would consider trading Sims and hopefully pick up a six rounder for him. The more you see him, the more you realize there’s nothing special about him except he’s another one who has trouble staying healthy. For me, he’s been disappointing as a third-rounder.

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        Sims is about the only one they could trade and get something for, but I don’t think they do that due to Martin’s suspension to start off the year. I don’t see them wanting to rely on a rookie Weeks 1-3.

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    Ummmm…….somebody didn’t hear Dirk Koetter’s press conference today. At about minute 6:30 of his presser, Koetter offered praise that suggests Sims has much more job stability than one would think.

    Koetter said “At the very least, Charles is a really good third down back who is great in protection, really good on the perimeter, and is an excellent receiver – you saw that today. He got loose in the flat a couple of times and he can do something with it once he’s out there”.

    I may be one of the few people that supported the draft pick and still believe that when used properly, he is one of the more elusive RBs in the NFL – and don’t underestimate the value of a RB that is good in pass-pro. Sims problem is he can’t run between the tackles and he needs to stay healthy. The 2015 season was no fluke, but when Doug went down and he was moved inside – total disaster.

    I don’t think Sims is going anywhere and I think we see the Charles Sims of 2015 and a coach that now understands how to best use him. Go Bucs!

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    I just now watched Koetter’s press conference.

    The more I hear from him the more I trust him. He is a coach who is not “full of himself”. Every answer is well thought out not because he has rehearsed for it, but because he is on top of everything in the manner that a good head coach needs to be. He isn’t thrown by questions because he is knowledgeable about every player including the newbies. He obviously has command of exactly where the team is in regards to the process he want to unfold during training camp. He is not distracted by speculations and leading questions .

    All this tells me that he does not have to have every detail about how each player will ultimately be used in advance. He will let them all compete and he will rely on his staff to bring them all together. When he says that he doesn’t have so-and-so slotted for this or that role I believe he means what he says.

    He has matured as a head coach. I trust the system that Koetter and Licht have put together.

    I am really psyched.

    Go Bucs …….!!!!

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