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Trevor Sikkema

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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    I thought that Willis was off-side on his sack. I am encouraged by Jameis, Evans. Oh man we keep hearing Spence’s name and VHIII. That is very encouraging.
    For me, I don’t get to bent out of shape about preseason game no. 1. It is a glorified practice.
    Thanks for pointing out the possible experiments and possible let’s see what we got scenarios.
    Your video commentary is fun to follow.
    Go Bucs!

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      I’m w/ you Iowabuc- looked like he jumped off on that sack…Trevor, I liked the audio breakdown. You made me feel slightly better about them not scoring that early TD, but I don’t want to see that again next week- although I feel slightly less nervous by the kicking game moving forward.
      Good to see Smith getting solid play in at CB

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        Trevor Sikkema

        He wasn’t off! I promise. I went moment-by-moment. It was just an insane jump on the snap.

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    I was disappointed to see that no one mentioned the command over the offense and zip Ryan Griffin had on the ball. He incompletions were drops mainly of which he cannot be blamed.

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      Trevor Sikkema


      I thought Griffin was having a great game for his skill set (which is Alex Smith-ish). He was anticipating things well and dropped some dimes, but I still doubt the arm strength, always have. Injury doesn’t help.

      But, I will say he’s looked more appealing than Fitz.

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        I thought his arm strength was noticeably better than last year.

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        As always I appreciate your insight. It doesn’t seem, however, that we are practicing expectation management when it comes to a backup quarterback. Do we expect to have a backup Jameis in the fold backing up the starting Jameis caliber quarterback?

        I’m not attempting to be snide. But I think that is a question worth evaluating. We know what the ideal starter/ backup situation is, (See Bledsoe-Brady, Montana-Young, Favre-Warner/Rodgers, Brees-Rivers), what is our objective and PRACTICAL starter/ backup situation.

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    I really appreciated your “clips” with your commentary.

    You have a real understanding of what the Bucs are trying to accomplish

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      Trevor Sikkema

      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them.

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    Jim Horan

    Number one, loved your analysis. Very informative. As a fan watching the game, my biggest disappointment was in the domination showed by Cincinnati over both the offensive and defensive lines. Offensively we may not have the deepest bench, but I would have hoped our 2nd and 3rd team defensive lines would showed better than they did.

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    Bonus Cake

    Trevor, have you noticed Mike Evans catching passes without gloves in practice? Noticed it while watching hardknocks. Is this common for receivers or is mike specifically doing it to improve his hands?

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      Trevor Sikkema

      I have. there have been a handful of practices where he wasn’t wearing gloves. I thought it was just for the rain practices, but he’s done it for sunny practices, too. Not sure why.

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    Alldaway 2.0

    I want to see one of the young players step up on the D-line not named Spence. Somebody has to emerge from this clustered pack.

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    I thought the defense kicked it up a notch when Riley Bullough came in, I understand he played with and against 3rd stringers but the guy was in on a lot of plays and just missed a hit in the backfield.

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      Yes, absolutely! I noticed that, too. I have to admit I watched him specifically on the plays he was in. He did get beat badly by an Olineman on one play, but he looked really good, was very active and involved in every other play.

      I also thought Sefo Liufau played extremely well, even it was against their 3rd string.

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    Love your segment and breakdown as always. I saw the two incompletions in the end zone a little differently. I saw it as Evans and Jameis not being on the same page versus bad throws. He might have missed a little, but I think Evans did as well.

    On second, Jameis looks to be working a back shoulder fade, but Evans continues the route into the CB looking to post him up. On third, Evans stops the route about a yard shorter and looks like he is looking for the back shoulder throw but Jameis throws the ball like Evans is going to continue the route.

    Glad they are working this out in the preseason. Not saying that Jameis is without fault, he might have totally blown the read both times but this looks more like miscommunication versus poor execution. If, either Jameis flips his throws or Evans flips his routes, this is two touchdowns versus two incompletions.

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      Both looked rusty on the end zone pass attempts after smoothly working it down field … kind of a replay of last season, where the offense put up some yards but came away without points far too many times in the red zone – that’s the area that both players and coaches acknowledge the offense needs to improve. They’ll get an entire half to work with tomorrow night, that should provide a better indication of how the starters are doing.

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    I like your analysis with the video clips. So much of the play is before the snap so it’s nice to see you pointing out just how many mismatches the D has to try and account for with the Bucs roster this year. Is it a thing for a coaching staff to hide a player intentionally on plays during preseason or is that counterproductive rather than strategic. To me it seems like Godwin has been blowing it up in practice all of camp. Is it possible they fed the ball elsewhere to see what they have at the bottom of the WR roster as well as kind of keep Godwin’s playmaking under wraps for at least one more week?

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