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In this week’s episode of the Bucs Pewter Nation Podcast, Scott Reynolds, Mark Cook and Trevor Sikkema are joined by a special guest, head of the Evil Bucs Medi–I mean, uh, long-time columnist of the Tampa Bay Times, Tom Jones. Jones joins the gang to wrap up everything they saw from Bucs Mini-Camp, talk Jameis Winston & Dirk Koetter (the good and the bad) and get into some real, truthful predictions for this team in 2018.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for 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:
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3 years ago

Until Jameis plays better than the other QBs in this division, we won’t be in the playoffs. Cause more often than not the NFC South puts 2 teams in the playoffs every year. Jameis is the worst QB in the division right now, so that’s why we’re last..

Reply to  Charlie
3 years ago

such a common misconception. Drew Brees threw for 5,000 yards and 30+ touchdowns and went 7-9 3 years in a row. Football is the ultimate team sport. I don’t care how good the QB is. You still need a competent Defense, Running game, and Special teams in addition to having a a QB and passing game in order to win football game, reach the playoffs, and win championships in the NFL. Success in the game of Football does not stop and start with one man. Not saying Jameis shouldn’t play better and eliminate some of his turnovers, or that we… Read more »

Ken Grant
3 years ago

The level of scrutiny on Jameis is worse than I can remember on a quarterback in a long time. He had no running game, awful pass protection, and the worst pass defense in football putting the team behind early over and over yet he still had top 10-15 metrics across most metrics. And don’t get me started on the play-calling. Yes, he has plenty of improving to do. He should. He’s 24. Go look at the year 23 season for even the best QB’s off all-time. Its mostly a disaster. We need to be patient and have some goddamn perspective.… Read more »

Ken Grant
3 years ago

Also, yea its Brooks. Not as valuable a position, but Brooks provided elite production for 12 straight years and never missed a game. IF we are just evaluating a guy in his position regardless of value Brooks was the better, more consistent player for longer.