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In this week’s post-game edition of the Bucs Pewter Nation Podcast, Scott Reynolds, Mark Cook and Trevor Sikkema recap just what the heck happened in Tampa’s last-second loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The gang gets down to business about the changes the team made, which ones worked, which ones didn’t and what all this means moving forward. They also discuss the uneasiness in the locker room amongst the players after a 2-4 start.

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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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  1. This defense can play a lot better but it starts with scheme changes. Then personnel changes and finally players actually making proper tackles and gap integrity with effort.

    Start benching players that do not show effort.

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  2. Bucs Stats as offered by Greg Auman/TBT. Just to give you an order of magnitude, note the miles apart difference between the Offense and the Defense.

    Bucs defense now 29th in scoring defense, 30th in total defense, 30th in pass defense, 31st in third-down conversion %, 32nd in sack %.

    On offense, Bucs now have NFL’s No. 1 pass offense (312 yards/game), No. 2 total offense, but No. 30 run offense. 79.5% of yards thru pass.

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    • And top 10 in scoring offense as well my friend. This running game has to get going at some point to take some leverage off of the passing game. AS for the defense, well I just dont think we have the players to do what they want. They need to simplify the scheme or something. Too many broken plays killing this team.

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  3. Great name for the podcast. I live in Boca, there’s no way I’m driving 4 hours to watch Panthers dominate the time of possession and grind out the clock. My favorite thing to do is go to Buc games but I just can’t waste my time. My tickets were put up for sale right after that 3 play 75 yard TD drive that tied the game. The whole game was so hard to watch when we were playing defense. I’m not sure what was worse, Lovie Smith’s stop the run but lay down against the pass defense or this defense.

    I guess we all had such high expectations for this season and for it to be this bad for yet another YUCKANEER season really sucks butt. We can’t expect a miracle to happen again this year, I’m thinking the defense was at max effort last year to be able to turn it around and that’s hard to replicate. Happens to a lot of players, they get complacent and lose the will to workout hard and prepare to compete.

    I hope I eat my words because I would love nothing more than for the bucs to salvage this season.

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