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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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    Horse

    Yes, I’ll take it! So glad to be wrong about this game. Now it’s on to the Patriots game and Doug is back. We’ve got a chance to beat the Patriots. Go Bucs!

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      seat26

      Me too. And to do it without our two best Defensive players.

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    Patrick J Ellsworth

    Patriots defense is a mess. We can win this game.

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    macabee

    Wasn’t worried at all about this one (lying). Wasn’t nervous at all (my wife had to hold my hand a few times so I could get my finger up my nose). lol. Other than Koetter calling a play to run wide at the half yard line, I enjoyed every minute of it. Just bring on those Patriots. We’re ready for prime time! Seriously, I’m relieved to get this win. Go Bucs!

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      cgmaster27

      Koetter loves pitching the ball back three yards on the goal line. Don’t understand that at all.

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    drdneast

    We do Horse. The Pats have a terrible defense this year.
    In the meantime, can someone put in a call to the grizzled creaky Dwight Feeney. My god, 1 sack in three games?
    No more excuses for the defensive line.

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    cgmaster27

    What a gutsy win. The offense pulled it together and Jameis did his thing. While it wasn’t perfect, a W is a W. There was some dropped passes, throws behind guys, and some shoddy play calling near the goal line, but we did it. jameis led two huge scoring drives on those last two and did what needed to be done. My goodness, folk almost gave me a heart attack today. Invoking memories of Roberto today. I still question though, why in the hell does Koetter NEVER call a qb sneak?
    Great game by Jameis despite the completion percentage. That was a good defense we played today.
    A few observations:
    1. Marpet still needs to work on those snaps, I think there was two today that Jameis made great plays on.
    2. Desean, get your head out of your ass. Every time the ball misses you, we don’t need you acting like a child.
    3. Its clear the most indispensable player on this defense is Grimes. That secondary is completely different with him out there.
    4. Our defensive line just can’t get a sack. That’s going to kill us next Thursday.
    5. Great to see the Falcons finally lose today and Julio went out with an Injury. We’re in the thick of it guys and gals!

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    chefboho

    We need to be talking about how big Winston was in this game. He played fantastic and tucked the ball and ran when he had to. The line was pretty good for the most part but our defensive line is terrible! We won’t last with no pressure against Brady

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    SDBucfan

    We won, I’m happy.

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    buddah

    Hats off to Brate. He missed a couple he might have caught ( in tight windows), but WOW that catch was clutch as was the step out of bounds on a previous play. CLUTCH.

    Who was it last week that said they watched Grimes all through training camp and he was basically finished? Without Grimes, we lose this game and many more. He is one hell of an athlete.

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      pinkstob

      It was me. Grimes was still getting beat in this game, thank goodness the Giants dropped so many balls.

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        cgmaster27

        Really? from what I saw, Grimes played fantastic today. All of Odelle’s work was done against Vernon.

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          pinkstob

          None of the CB’s played well. Hargreaves played the poorest, followed by McClain and then Grimes. Grimes deflected a pass early in the game, which is good. But he was getting beat on routes underneath and over the top, he just wasn’t targeted as much as the other two. For example, late in the game Manning threw a pass on the sideline that Grimes appeared to make a play on, but Odell Beckham wasn’t near Grimes because Beckham stutter-stepped and gave the impression he was running a curl or comeback and kept running on a deep route. Grimes stopped on the perceived underneath route before Manning threw the ball. Luckily the route Beckham ran fooled Manning also because he threw the ball right over Grimes head instead of at Beckham who would have had a TD. These CB’s have to stop playing soft coverage and do a better job of reading WR routes.

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            cgmaster27

            SO you’re guessing what was going through the head of both ELI and Odelle while knocking Grimes for one play? And then slight him for not being targeted? Maybe it’s because his guy is covered? We watched too very different games. As for the reason they played off is not on Grimes, that’s just how Mike smith wants to play them.

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    pinkstob

    I’m glad to get the win. I really, really hate the Giants and they had beat us in 5 games straight. The NY fans seem to have taken over south Florida and (NY teams are on local TV instead of Bucs games) and I’m glad to stick it to them. The D-line still didn’t get pressure and the secondary still didn’t play well, but I’m glad we committed to the run game and re-discovered that we have TE’s on the team. The O-line is still leaky in pass protection. What a gutsy performance by Humphries and Brate. They would get my game balls. Go Bucs!

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    CDNBUCSFAN

    Hey it wasn’t pretty but a W is a W, we’re 2-0 at Home and it will be great to see what this team can do with Doug back this coming week. As much as I’d love to see Lavonte and Kwon in there, best not to rush them back and risk re-injury. That kicking performance today reminded me of the Carolina game last year when Aguayo (insert swear word) missed 2 FGs and an extra point I believe and then kicked the winning FG. I want to see far less of the former and much more of the latter. Seeing the Giants 0-4 is so sweet, but what would be sweeter is Brady and the Pats fall to 2-3. It may be a shootout. Go Bucs

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    Jordan Chavez

    Great Bucs win!
    Winston played great, Grimes played great (looking at you pinkstob), Beckwith continues to impress, O-Line played great, and Jaquizz ran harder then I’ve seen since maybe MNF last year.
    I think we are a few turnovers away from this thing taking off. And maybe Ward/David/Kwon is the answer to that. Those are all great playmakers.

    One thing I would wish to see more is Winston to not force it to Brate/Evans (mainly on the 4th down play where he threw to brate in double coverage) and just identify who has the weakest matchup presnap. Our skill position is so deep and talented, that there will always be someone who has a huge advantage and will usually take advantage of it!
    Go Bucs!! Let’s beat the champs!!!

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