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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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    Wentz doesn’t even pass the basic eye test for me. Being from NY, I have a lot of NFC East fans as friends, including a couple Eagles guys. They gush over this guy of course, but I get confused when I see the national media rave about him too. He really didn’t look that great. He looked ok, average, like he could be a starter for a couple years, but nothing about his game looks transcendent or potentially elite. He’s just a big, built QB that can put some zip on his throws.

    I have nothing against him though. Wouldn’t mind seeing him do well, as I’ve always had respect for the Eagles (I know, cardinal sin for a Bucs fan but McNabb played for my hometown Syracuse ok? It’s just one of those things.)

    But taking him over Winston? Man, those guys say inflammatory things to get their comment sections going, it’s how you prove your relevance as an online reporter nowadays. Like idk if anyone saw Nate Burleson on GMFB made a list of top 5 most valuable receivers to their team and didn’t put Mike Evans on it? LOL

    They just say this stuff because Noone will talk about them otherwise.

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    I, too, know Eagle fans here and they are nice people. But, the Eagle fans in Philadelphia are some arrogant individuals. They pump their chests and think they are better than anybody else. That was one of the great joys when the Buccaneers won the NFC Championship game there. They thought all they needed to do was show up and it will be theirs. They are setting themselves up for great disappointment AGAIN. This brings me great joy.
    I do like Carson Wentz. I saw him play against UNI. He’s a good player.
    Go Bucs!

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      Randy H.

      Agree with you on the arrogance. I worked in Virginia at the time with some Eagles fan’s. I remember on Monday after the division playoffs, one of them said to the other “It’s in the bag!!!”. Went to Dungy’s last game at the Vet. Didn’t wear any Bucs colors, because I didn’t want the s%$# beat out of me.

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    Ok….he is entitled to his opinion but the truth of the matter is it is just an opinion until father time gives us the facts. I personally believe we will be just as happy with the outcome of the Winston draft pick as we were with the 1995 Tampa Bay selection of Warren Sapp at number 12 verses the Philadelphia pick of Mike Mamula at number seven in the first round.

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    Trevor, you forgot the most important argument. Jameis Winston died for our football sins.

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      Trevor Sikkema

      “And he will be called Wonderful Play Caller, Mighty Arm, Everlasting Franchise, Prince of Passing Yards.”

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        I have seen him perform plenty of miracles

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    What a shocker!!!! Homer reporter prefers his home team’s guy over the other team’s guy, and the other team’s guy’s homer reporter disagrees!

    What? Is this sports talk or something?

    Really wish at least pre-season was underway … we are stuck in the summer doldrums when even media writers only try to argue that their opinion is superior to some other media guy’s opinion.

    The proof is in the career record. To be determined.

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      Trevor Sikkema

      Calm down, Naples, ha.

      I’m looking forward to reporting on new football being played just as much as anyone, but I would have written this same article in the pre-season, in-season, mid-season or off-season.

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        I’m not excited in the least … zzzzzzz

        I much prefer your analytical work, which is outstanding.

        Dueling opinions on which homer’s fave is better is dull and boring. Sorry, it just is.

        Arguing over who is the better player (pick any two in the league) isn’t adding to anyone’s knowledge of the game.

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    There’s been a lot of head injuries in the league, and now evidently in the writer’s/reporter’s seats. Even homers shouldn’t blow their credibility so early in the year

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      I would be willing to bet if not guarantee that the homers (and team beat writers) for all 31 other teams in the league think that Bucs fans who think Jameis Winston is on a guaranteed track to be a super star are absolutely nuts. Same applies to the young developmental quarterbacks for every other team that isn’t theirs. It’s just rank homerism. Quite a few (but far from all) media writers on national pubs who aren’t on the team beat for specific teams DO think Winston is on a fast track to stardom. But it’s pretty hard to find team beat writers for the opposition who write that way about another team’s stars. It’s just the nature of homerism.

      After all, 90% of the comments of Bucs fans here on this site or other Bucs sites that concern Marcus Mariota tend to disparage the heck out of him (oh, he’s injury prone … he’s not a leader … blah blah blah, which in my opinion is all bullsh*t homerism) … while the opposite is true at Titans fan sites, where they focus on Jameis Winston’s interceptions, his inaccuracy on long balls, etc Both “sides” are wrong – both are excellent young quarterbacks destined to be stars in the league for many years to come, in my opinion.

      Nnational media writers not on team beats tend to treat both players as more or less equal, though with very different skill sets.

      There’s always a certain percentage of that in sports talk, it’s unavoidable, I suppose.

      Personally, I believe one can be a fan of a given player without dissing a competitor, and a fan can in fact be a fan of players whom your team regularly competes against. I absolutely loved Brett Favre during his days at Green Bay, though I hated what he did to our Bucs repeatedly. I love Drew Brees as a quarterback today, same thing. And I greatly respect Matt Ryan too … but Cam Newton less so for his sometimes surly approach when things aren’t going his way. And none of that detracts from my admiration of the job that Jameis Winston is doing as a young, up and coming quarterback, nor of my support for the Bucs.

      I consider myself a fan of the game of football, equally with being a fan of the Bucs above all other NFL teams. Fans of the game should celebrate quality players no matter which team they played on.

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    Taking Wentz over Luck is more egregious than over Winston. Either way, that Eagle writer is delusional.

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    Eagle reporter favoring a qb from another team would be news…

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    Shor-Parks? Did he take his wifes mind name? He’s a Putz.

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