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Zach Shapiro

Zach is entering his 3rd year covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a writer for PewterReport.com. Since 2014, he's handled a large part of the beat reporting responsibilities at PR, attending all media gatherings and publishing and promoting content daily. Zach is a native of Sarasota, FL, and a graduate of the University of Tampa. He has also covered high school football for the Tampa Tribune and the NFL for Pro Player Insiders. Contact him at: [email protected]

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    I hope that Jameis doesn’t get too bulked up to where it affect his game? He could certainly use some toning though. Great to see him working so hard in the off season.

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    You can bet on it that we see greatness in the years to come. I’m sure the Coach will provide him all the offensive players required. Go Bucs!

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    Pictures from Ray’s game today, he looks like he def has lost weight. I believe this kid is serious about being great

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    I have actually grown to love Jameis Winston his attitude is infectious and leadership is top notch, I’m proud to say he is my qb and guess what I have never said that in 30 yrs of being a Bucs Fan

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      Didn’t you also say he was dumb? Didn’t you accuse us Florida folks as being “homers? Glad you’re coming around jonnyg. In two more years Pink will.

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        scubog- maybe you didn’t see how I have said I like Winston all yr last yr or that I own his jersey, and yes at the time you guys putting down Mariotta and thinking Winston was God were homers, ha

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        Scu, remember the word forgiveness. Jongruden has been coming around towards Winston for months. Welcome aboard Jon. I say spend a couple draft picks on offense and make it great, then work on the Defense in the Draft.



          Just ragging my friend jonnyg.

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    It would be nice to see him ripped but not overly musclebound like The Rock. He is a tough kid but having a ripped body increases your mental and physical toughness. QB’s with guns intimidate the other opposing players. I Guess it is more of a mental thing and attitude but from my observations guys that are ripped have more confidence in their abilities to kick ass.

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      “Not overly musclebound like the Rock.” lol. No need to worry about that. Not even a chance. What that guy does to look the way he does is absolutely insane. He works out for about 2.5 hours per day for 6 days per week – 1 hour of pure cardio, an hour and a half on intense weight training. He takes several different workout supplements. And, maybe most ridiculously he eats about 5,000 calories per day over the course of 7 separate meals. I mean, the guy eats a little over 2 pounds of cod per day (that’s not a joke – 36 ounces, to be exact), in addition to 8 oz of red meat, 8 oz of chicken, one dozen eggs, about 4.5 pounds of veggies/starches, and another pound or so of grains and oils.

      So…..yea. I wouldn’t worry about Jameis getting to that level. lol

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    The most impressive thing about Jameis is that he has been a model citizen and role model. So far this off season he has not strayed to the darkside. He has not let the fact that being a #1 overall pick go to his head. He apparently is not hanging around with the wrong crowd. I am so glad that he has team mate mentors to keep him straight by watching him and giving him good advice. I like his progress and I am truthfully proud of his will power and resolution. Kepp it up Jameis.

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    As far as Jameis’ “dark past” I will only repeat what James Carville once said, “You drag a $20 bill through a trailer park and there’s no telling what you will put out.”
    As far as Winston getting muscle bound, I’m sure that is what the trainer is for, to design specific exercises specific to his position.
    I hope Winston is also sharpening his mental aspects of the game as well. Although he won’t teach him personally, Drew Brees has one of the best training regimens going to assist him in looking off DB’s and going to his second, third and fourth reads.

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    Now that was funny drdneast. But I thought you felt sorry for those EBT card recipients and would be the one giving out those $20’s.

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      “I think drneast meant pull not put.

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    I’m not worried about him getting too “ripped” . I just don’t think Jameis’ body type is codusive to that. He’ll lean out a little but he’s just naturally a little stocky. The guy is a workhorse, I’ll give him that. One of the many things us “homers” saw in him from his Nole days.
    Did see an interesting trade rumor on sites. Saying the Jets would trade Muhammad Wilkerson for Glennon and swap seconds. You take that deal and run with it and not even have to worry about a tackle at 9. Glennon is going to be gone draft night, it’s only a matter of what we get for him.

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    I love this guy. For the entire existence of the Bucs franchise we have never had a top tier QB. Right now there isn’t a team that I would trade QB’s with.

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      I agree!!!!!!

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    cg- I like that trade rumor…
    As far as Winston getting in better shape- that’s great to hear, as there seemed to be few questioning his ‘football IQ’ coming coming out of college, but a number of questions about his physical shape.
    And I’ve gotta say, he made some pretty great plays w/ his legs last year

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    I did indeed mean pull out, not put out Horse. These damn typos and my poor vision combine to make a sorry editor.
    Scubog, you are right, I hate to see any American starve, even if they are to lazy to work.
    Many people, including veterans who have had to endure more horrible sights and experiences than I ever have, receive those benefits as well.
    I would much rather feed a starving American than give price subsidies to big sugar companies and other types of welfare to major corporations who don’t need or deserve them, than to watch a needy person starve.
    If that makes me a soft hearted bleeding heart liberal, I can live with it.

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    I believe in assistance not support or enabling laziness or addicts

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      Exactly my friend.

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    Well is providing someone with food assistance or enabling?

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      If they aren’t working and just asking for handouts then yes you are enabling

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    So if we provide food to a war veteran who is suffering from PTSD, a medical and psychiatric disorder is to completely shattered to work we are enabling him.
    Are we enabling children by feeding them because their parents are to lazy to work.
    If that is enabling, then I am all in.
    What a cold dark place your heart must be, jongruden.

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