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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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    drdneast

    I’m going to cancel my season ticket if the Bucs
    don’t resign Jenkins. The team will be a disaster without him.
    I know he will come through for the Bucs once he gets his focus.
    Nest stop for Jenkins is Uber.

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      BucWild02

      drdneast – How many times can you cancel your tickets? Do you renew, then cancel, then renew, then cancel, then renew, then cancel, then renew, then cancel, then renew, then cancel? The “Glazer Boys” don’t care if you attend the games and neither does anyone else. Geez.

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      BucWild02

      Fix that comment :
      – drdneast wrote, “I’m going to cancel…Jenkins is Uber”

      You could have just written that you really hope the Bucs resign Jenkins because he’s ____________. He will fit the new scheme because he ______________. You are a huge fan because __________.

      Enough posturing already! It’s freaking March!

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        Dbuc63

        Nothing like having the big ole belly laugh! Thanks BucWild02.

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        scubog

        BucWild: I know he thinks my reading comprehension skills are weak, but I think drdneast may have been making an attempt to be sarcastic. I suspect he’s already made payment.

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    georgehicks

    Well there will be other fans that will join the bucs bandwagon. I would be one of the dieheart fans ever since when Tampa bay came into the league but I lived over 1500 miles from my home that I grewup and Iam 70 now.Tampa will probably get atleast 1 cb and a safety thru the draft.Go Bucs GOOD MOVES EVERYONE OF THEM SO FAR>

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    BucWild02

    I am glad the Bucs picked Grimes up. Amukamura would have also been a good addition to IMO. I think having a leader in the secondary that knows what Mike Smith expects and can reduce the entire secondary’s learning curve was probably a big factor as well as Grimes’ talent.

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      BucWild02

      Plus Verner was a pro bowler under the new secondary coach when he was at Tennessee. I could see Verner on one side, Grimes on the other, with Banks coming in on nickel to cover the big receiver/tight end sounds like a good plan to me!

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    Iabucfan

    All the FA signings so far have been nice. But, the best one was getting Mike Smith as DC. Go Bucs!!!

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    makski

    Not that he was terrible or anything, but I am hoping that M. Smith is one of those coaches that makes a better coordinator than a head coach. Really like the signings so far. Good veteran players that should come in and be able to start right away. Filling holes on our team so we don’t have to draft a certain position and can go BPA !! The only positions I would like us to still look at are RT, SLB, and maybe more competition at Safety. I really do not like any of the available LB’s in FA though. Not really anyone out there who can come in and start, especially since we lost out on Whitehead. Even if we don’t get anyone else in FA, I am very happy with the moves so far. Would LOVE if we could go out and get R. Schraeder, if he is still available, and get rid of one or both of our existing RT’s, then draft a kid for depth.

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    pinkstob

    “…and has shown no signs of slowing down”. Not true. However hopefully he’s better than anybody else we have in house. At the very least he should have Matt Ryan’s number. I’m also glad that we aren’t afraid to sign a CB that’s 5’10”. I just wish we would have done it three years ago when he was better.

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    Horse

    We sure are spending a lot of Cap money now so there should be little complaining from the anti Glazer crowd.

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      cgmaster27

      Don’t worry horse, they’ll still complain.

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    hamilton

    good pick up,bank will be in trouble if we pick up cb in the first three rds in draft.

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      makski

      Hamilton, Banks will not be in trouble, but the new signing, Robinson, might. Or maybe Barimah, or the other 2 CB’s we have that I have never herd of. Banks, as long as he doesn’t fall on his face this preseason, will at least still be here for depth. He will be our #3, #4 or #5 CB but should definitely still make the roster.

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    drdneast

    Thanks Scudog, for picking up on the sarcasm. I mean how much more apparent did I need to make it. Sheeesh. Haven’t renewed yet but if I do, maybe I will meet u at a game and buy u a coke.

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      scubog

      Diet Coke, lots of ice please. Always happy to meet fellow posters. I’ve had the good fortune to sit with JonnyG and his son at a game (lost as usual) and with Pinkstob and his friend at practice.

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      scubog

      It’s SCUBOG not “DOG”.

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