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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 think watching coach will be a little fun as well. He’s definitely a no BS kind of guy and I respect that a ton. I’ll be watching for sure.

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    Poor Koetter. Last thing he needs trying to get this team to the next step.
    A selfish indolence for the fans, and a bully requirement by the NFL.

    Trust me I’ll be watching, but would gladly give it up if it helped them get to the playoffs.

    PS-If they stubble & don’t make the playoffs (likely because they are too young to handle this) I don’t want to hear the fans calling for heads. They got their reality TV show.

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      This is such a pessimistic view of the team. Have some faith in them and the maturity of the leaders in the locker room. If the team can’t handle 6 weeks of cameras in training camp, they weren’t making the playoffs anyway. Can’t blame a week 9 loss on a TV show. It’s not like it’s A Season With, like on Showtime. You think the Raiders would fall apart because of Hard Knocks? No way. It’s a good chance to get national exposure for our Bucs & an inside look for us fans.

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    The players should be themselves … but they also still need to be very careful about what they say. All it takes is for one comment, even one word, to set off the hounds of hell, not only in the paid media, but these days in social media too (choice vids go viral online in minutes, if not less).

    There’s been gazillions of careers and personal reputations ruined in recent years just on social media alone. Stick a video cam in the face of a player during an emotional moment, and it’s a potential land mine just waiting to go off.

    Be yourself, but also, mind your mouth.

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      If you want any proof of what I say, just ask Richard Sherman about what happened when he shot off his mouth about his coaches’ decisions during a game last season that was caught on video … the team has been openly shopping him the past month, despite being a superb all pro cornerback with a Super Bowl ring and multiple playoff appearances. It appears that he wore out his welcome in Seattle with that one little remark.

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        Well I think the Richard Sherman situation also has to do with the act that he went after coaches on the sidelines multiple times last year, along with threatening a reporter. Sherman is a system guy who’s worn out his welcome. You can only be an asshat for so long before teams want to get rid of you.

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      Yet I agree completely as my fear is that every word Jameis spouts seems to get twisted, fortunately the Bucs will be able to sift through what they don’t want on there.

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        Do the Bucs really get to censure and control the final product? I hadn’t heard that, but I’ve never watched the show or paid attention to it.

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    I like that Coach Koetter and Coach Smith have been through it once before.

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    Do you actually believe the producers won’t create drama even if there is none around? I would have made an effort to stay away from Hard Knocks and that’s just my opinion; I don’t mean to offend anyone.

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    The only people who are qualified to conclude that being on Hard Knocks is a distraction or not are the folks who actually experienced it; certainly not us.

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      Scubog- Just about all the BUC staff have lived through Hard Knocks, which is why they didn’t VOLUNTEER for it. Now they have to make the best of a “possible” bad situation.

      Poor Koetter

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        They might not want to do it, but they all said “it wasn’t a distraction”. I tend to believe them rather than someone who has no idea.



          You may be right scubog, but it’s also possible that they are spinning it because , truthfully, what else would you expect them to say. Ownership desperately wants it for obvious reasons but ask yourself this; if the Bucs were as successful as NE or consistently filled the stadium and in the top 5 in apparel sales would the ownership still want it? I believe this is about being opportunistic more than anything else. It will be fun to watch…

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