PewterReport.com presents the Bucs Pewter Nation Podcast, a weekly audio hour of news, analysis and inside scoop on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers delivered with a dose of humor and insight from Bucs beat writers Scott Reynolds and Mark Cook and intern Matt Matera. Look for the Pewter Nation Podcast each week on PewterReport.com for your listening pleasure during the 2019 offseason.

In this edition of the Bucs Pewter Nation Podcast, Scott Reynolds is live from Indianapolis at the NFL Combine and going solo in this one. He recaps the interviews he was at with general manager Jason Licht and head coach Bruce Arians, and while he believes some of what they’re saying is true, he also believes that they are sending out some smoke screens as well on other situations. Scott also gives insight into some other Bucs news that was addressed, such as M.J. Stewart moving to safety, Caleb Benenoch moving to tackle, and the chances that a couple of their most coveted players return.

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  1. Insightful podcast. Is it possible that the Bucs move on from JPP? His cap number in 2019 is 14.7m and most fans and media think he was the benefactor of Gerald McCoy’s game changing chaos, penetration, and pro bowl level disruption. Same question for Nassib.

    I don’t see JPP or Nassib as a stand up OLB. Isn’t that the role of OLB in this new defense?

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    • JPP isn’t going anywhere. He was an impact player for the Bucs last year and provided great leadership. I disagree with your assumption that he was simply the benefactor of Gerald McCoy’s presence. He’ll be a weakside OLB in Todd Bowles’ 3-4, while Carl Nassib will be the strongside OLB. In nickel rush they will essentially be 4-3 DEs.

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      • Thanks SR! I hope JPP is in the fold next year. Nassib too. Those guys both made game changing plays and were on the “pewter report most impressive” list more than any other defender last year. Enjoy Indy!

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  2. Yes BigSombrero you are correct but the Pewter trolls do not understand anything behind the numbers, they see JPP made A sack but do not see the missed tackles they read Fat Veta made tackle but do not understand it was after Running back made 4 yards they see Gerald only made 2 tackles but do not understand why they do not know the other team runs away from Gerald towards JPP and Veta to keep chains moving from missed tackles and tackles for gains.

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    • I was actually being sarcastic. McCoy stinks and he’s over the hill. Keeping him means losing difference makers. But whatever, we can all be hopeful until the season starts and GMC lives up to his name and is broken down again.

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      • Lol I knew you were being sarcastic, but it was funny to see my boy bob being the first to pump his McCoy bandwagon while somehow calling Vea fat again. Well played. That’s how you do sarcasm bob

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  3. I guess it makes me crazy that I think McCoy DeSean Jackson or actually good football players also makes me crazy that I think that Jameis Winston is a loser and a bottom 25 quarterback. If the Bucs lose Gerald McCoy I’m sure there’s some other idiot fool teams that would want him. Gerald McCoy gets on another team that has a dominant defence lineman on the other side of the same line you’ll see those numbers go way up. It’s interesting how cook always talk about JPP was released by the Giants because they went to 3/4 now Cook thinks he is perfect in the new Bucs 3/4.

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  4. I actually really love these, keep it up Scott.

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    • Thank you, BucRy. I might do some more supplemental solo podcasts. I enjoyed providing the info and analysis … but it was kind of weird doing it by myself for the first time! I’ll get better in time.

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      • It worked out though! trust me, I started to put these on while I’m working and have enjoyed them. Keep them coming!

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  5. There are some interesting and thoughtful insights in here, SR. Thanks for being up there and organizing all these thoughts to share with us. I’m comforted to hear you say that you get the unspoken vibe that some of Licht’s and BA’s talk about keeping guys is posturing and playing things close to the vest. No matter how much we like everyone’s talent, we obviously still have to play under the same salary cap everyone else does. I’ve been worried about us overspending on some of our own guys, but maybe we won’t and will instead be a bit judicious in the deals we sign.

    I’m thrilled to hear about the strategy with Kwon. I like the guy, but a $10M LB he is not. If somebody wants to pay him like that, I hope we let them, and them figure out how to fill that gap.

    Fingers crossed on Ramon Foster. He’s my big hope at RG on a value deal.

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    • Thank you, toofamiliar17. I could be wrong about Jason Licht’s and Bruce Arians’ intentions, but I have to reveal what my gut is telling me. And after conferring with fellow Bucs beat writers Rick Stroud and Greg Auman up in Indy, we all kind of feel the same way.

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  6. It’s not really a smoke screen the press is on need to know basis and they don’t need to know the details right now. Just no reason to tip their hand before they need to.

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    • That’s true, What the Buc.

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