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In this week’s post-game edition of the Bucs Pewter Nation Podcast, Scott(y) Reynolds, Mark Cook and Trevor Sikkema recap the Bucs win — wait, win? — against the San Francisco 49ers. The gang gets into the details of why the Bucs controlled the game as much as they did, and how much of that can be counted on in future games.

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. TOP DEFINITION : Urban Dictionary
    Off the Schneid
    Getting off the schneid means to end some kind of drought. It was popularized in sports commentary on television by Chris “Boomer” Berman of ESPN.
    ex. The Oakland Raiders started the season oh-and-six, but finally got off the schneid by beating the Seattle Seahawks.

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  2. OK. Stop the ridiculousness. This is episode 113. Let go of the ‘episode 100’ moniker…that horse is dead.

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  3. Enjoyed the podcast (as usual). However, I’ve got to say it yet again – you play to win. Stop with the lose for a better draft pick nonsense. Win games and then do a better job of evaluating talent for the draft pick/position you have. I realize that is easier said than done but that’s what good teams do. Stop thinking/playing like a bad team. That should be job one at One Buc Place.

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  4. Holding on to coaches too long… you guys mentioned it about Mike Smith and I agree wholeheartedly (which is why I hate that we hang on to Koetter…more on that in a little bit). It takes too long to recover from the damage a poor coach does to a team. Great to hear this being stressed about Vita Vea, but now can we focus on Brent Grimes too? He clearly does not want to tackle and he’s wasting snap counts for player development at this point. Ryan Smith should be playing in his spot and getting more coaching and play experience. Ryan Smith, as you mentioned in your podcast, had a great week 2 and his reward was more bench time?! Bad player development here.

    Holding on to coaches too long… there seems to be an unspoken beef between Winston and DJ. It’s apparent to me that when a HC doesn’t address effort issues like Koetter has with DJ that sometimes the players take matters into their own hands. It seems like Winston was being inaccurate with DJ on purpose yesterday. I hate to continue to see examples where Koetter’s lack of leadership and selfish attitude (taking play-calling duties in Washington) festers with the players. A bad apple spoils the whole basket. Koetter has allowed MeSean’s lack of team-first attitude to spoil the group too because Koetter lives by the same selfish rules and can’t address it with superstars like a respected Head Coach can do and would do.

    Play-calling. I think it’s possible took play-calling duties again yesterday. It was a handoff to Payton Barber on 2nd and long that tipped me off. Would’ve been interesting if you guys asked Koetter. We luckily didn’t get burned by it if true but after all, it was the 49ers we were playing. Koetter’s commitment to the run-game is evident with how he calls for run plays. He’s very predictable and lacks flexibility with HOW to commit to the run… which is why our red zone offense statistics start dropping when he calls plays. Will be interesting to monitor moving forward but I hope we fire Koetter regardless if we win out. After countless “I don’t know the answer to that” and red flag mistakes and many other ancillary but critical mistakes he has done, what he did by taking play-calling duties from Monken against Washington was the last straw for me.

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  5. Odd to say, but could be said that Tom Brady has been winning with this type of QB play for the last 5 years or so. Not tons of explosives, just smart QB play. Takes both sides of the ball playing well for that to work long-term though. And sad to see the injuries, but agree they do provide opportunities for others. Now, if only Benenoch can tweak a hammy or something…. jk…not really 🙂

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  6. Agree that defensive lineup listed near the end of the podcast would be impressive but, if this year has taught us anything, it’s that the results will depend as much or more on WHO is running that D and making the calls on defense.

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  7. As one of the only people to predict the Bucs to blow out the 49ers, the reason the Bucs played well and looked good is because they were given the worst team in football that happened to get dragged across the country to play them at home while said team watched a teammate get arrested and released the morning of the game and had almost no wide receivers to speak of.

    And in spite of all of those challenges the 49ers still have more wins this season (2) than games that Vita Vea has looked good in.

    So yes, if the Bucs can continue to play the 49ers or Browns at home all season then the future looks bright. But until then let’s pump the breaks a little and see how Vea and the rookies fare when they play decent NFL football teams.

    I also cannot see why Vinny Curry would be on the roster next year. If we’re talking about paying Landon Collins 12 million a year I don’t see why you’d also be giving Curry 9 million to do his best Casper the Ghost impression.

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