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Scott Reynolds is in his 23rd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]

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    Great, just one more major Aguayo reporting window with Hard Knocks then we are in the clear, no more Aguayo articles. Looking forward to that. heh.

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    Calculated risks are necessary. Glad that Licht isn’t intimidated by a failure. We all have’em. Without failure as a predicate to success, there is no success.

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    He took a gamble and it was a bad decision. He owned up to it. I’m sure he learned something from it. He’s done good job overall in draft and free agency. Time to finally move on for everyone. Aguayo was horrible but hopefully he finds his calling and doesn’t well in life. Seems like nice guy.

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    Meant hope he Does well in life. Damn phones

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    This was a terrible pick from the very beginning. No rebuilding football team should be wasting premium picks on a place kicker when there were plenty of others holes that required assistance. Licht does just fine when he sticks to the board, its those smartest man in the room moments that lead him astray. Gamble on guys with talent but slide due to injury or perceived character issues not the FBs, return specialists and place kickers like we have in recent draft memory. Nobody from this draft stands out as a wtf pick so maybe he’s trending in the right direction.

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    Any GM worth his salt has to have the courage of his own convictions in making decisions regarding playing personnel and Jason Licht has certainly shown that he is not afraid to make tough decisions, nor to own up to his mistakes, whether in the draft or free agency.

    It is also clear from watching the interviews he has given during the last 3 drafts, that he is very meticulous and extremely diligent in his assessment of every aspect of a players personality and character, as well as his playing ability. Given the amount of time invested in these draft picks, the decision to cut Aguayo, who is obviously a good kid, will certainly have been a painful one. However it is undoubtedly the correct decision and I am sure Jason will learn from his mistake and be a better GM for this experience.

    Despite this bust, Jason Licht’s drafting overall has been very solid and critically he hasn’t missed on his key first round choices. Evans and Winston were both outstanding picks and Hargreaves and OJ Howard hopefully will also prove with hindsight to be excellent selections. Plus, with Spence, Marpet, Alexander, etc, he has gotten some great value in the equally critical 2nd – 4th rounds.

    Overall, in the pantheon of Buc’s GM’s, Jason is already close to, if not top of the list. Bruce Allen may have been a great ‘capologist’ but he was absolutely lousy as a GM regarding drafting playing personnel, so Jason is already streets ahead of him and Mark Dominic in that regard. Only Rich McKay can hold his head up in comparison with Jason and even Rich had his fair share of drafting mishaps! Consequently I think we should all support Jason for the excellent job he is doing in rebuilding this franchise and regard the Aguayo pick as an unfortunate aberration, rather then indicative of a negative trend.

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