With the Super Bowl over and the Bucs staff complete, along with the other head coach openings all filled, the full schedule of offseason events are underway.

First thing up is the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis which begins February 26 nd runs through March 4. NFL coaches, general managers and scouts will descend on Lucas Oil Stadium for a nearly week-long look at hundreds of draft eligible players who work to impress teams in hopes of improving their draft position. In addition to on-field workouts, teams will meet individually with players and also be able to medically evaluate them.
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On Friday the NFL released the list of all the players who have have selected and have accepted invitations to attend the Combine. You can see the full list of players set to participate by clicking here.

The Bucs will have their front office in Indianapolis where they will be able to get a first-hand look at the player they could select with their No. 5 overall pick in the April draft. Trades options(up or down) are always on the table for Tampa Bay, and don’t forget, besides the evaluation of draft prospects, preliminary trade talks between teams can also take place as the teams gather for the Combine. Remember it was in Indianapolis last year that Bucs’ GM Jason Licht got the ball rolling on the Jason Pierre-Paul trade.

Licht and new Bucs head coach Bruce Arians are expected to speak to the media in covering the Combine.

PewterReport.com’s Scott Reynolds will be in attendance for the Combine and will have daily reports and updates on all the happenings of the week.

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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]

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  1. Surprising Combine snub CB Jordan Wyatt/SMU. Often mentioned here and appeared in the last PR 6 round mock draft.

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  2. If Bruce Arians is present himself and has decision power it should be a better draft if Jason and his clowns are there without Arians then it’ll be messed up again.

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  3. Your the only clown around here Bob. If Licht wasn’t here Arians wouldn’t be either. Arians wants Winston as his QB so he must be dumb by your idiotic reasoning.

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    • I know fredster you and CJ Masters been telling me for two years how great Winston is and without the 2 Fitzpatrick wins this team would have been last place with your Mister FSU quarterback don’t think Jason had much to do with Areains coming here, . I think he got to keep his job because they already knew Ariens was coming here but you believe everything the media tells you so must be the other way around.

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  4. And the outgoing regime, as well as SR, said they liked our OL. What do you expect BA to say, that Winston’s ball placement and decision making this far into his career remains erratic at best ? He’s wedded to Winston this season whether he likes it or not, he has to go in hoping Winston can put it together in year five because otherwise it’s another 2-3 years to get a rookie in and up to NFL speed.

    On that subject I’d like opinions about whether we’d be better off sending a 3rd rounder to Philly for a 30-yr old Foles and paying HIM $20 mill or keeping Winston?

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    • Matadore, ugh on that trade. As it is we’re going to have to cut good players to make cap.

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  5. Bucs have so many options at #5. Will they get one of the elite Defensive Lineman? Will they take the first Offensive lineman off the board? Will they take one of the top Corners? Or will they trade down with a team that desperately wants one of the QB’s and try to pick up more picks on a team that has at least a half dozen immediate needs?

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  6. Are you kidding? Files is a younger Fitzpatrick. He only has had decent success with Philly and was terrible everywhere else. Winston has some of the best numbers in the league despite running for his life 3/4 of the time. Winston can be the best QB in the league if he would play like he did at the end of last year and not try to force everything and feeling like he has to take every chance good or bad or else we won’t win because our defense could t stop anything. Winston is the WB we have always needed, he has just needed a better coach amd better defense. He takes chances because he wants to win and isn’t just happy having safe numbers and losing. Something should be said about him being willing to risk his numbers in order to give us a chance to win. He has started to realize that he can tuck and run or throw it away if nothing is there and only take the chance when he has to. But he can thread that ball into spots no one else can and is one of the hardest QBs to take down… He is the QB we need, anyone else would be a downgrade or just a safe play… Screw that, give him a better line and someone to tell him when to chance it better and when not to and a better defense and we will be winning Super Bowls… I don’t care if that’s unpopular, it’s just what all the haters don’t want to admit…

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    • Spitfire You forgot , we NEED a running game every week !!!

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