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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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    Zach, MLB Doug Martin? Really? 😀

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    I am going with the better QB again. Bucs 21-14.

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      Right on Bucnut2. I don’t agree with you much, but where are the posters screaming at you when you trash Winston when you actually say something good about him.
      Be tough to win this week, Andy Reid is the most under rated coach in the NFL.
      Too close for me to call though.
      But I will.

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      Who is the really? Is that a misprint?

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        no. I said a lot of positive things. It’s my criticism that everyone on this site pays attention to. As I have said before, I have a BUCS fan for 25 years and really want us to win every game. I have some concerns about Wintson’s accuracy(not his heart) and Licht’s judgment(see Aguayo pick), but really want great things for this team.

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    We need to have some luck in this game. Go Bucs!

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    31-16 Chiefs. Kansas city will smother bucs on defense. Our OL will struggle to keep them out of the backfield. Winston will put in a ferocious effort but our running game will get stuffed, and our lack of weapons on offense will hurt us. Brate will get another TD, Winston will run one in, we will have one missed point after and we will score on field goal out of two attempts.

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    This should be a very telling contest. We typically don’t do well against the 3-4 defenses. I suspect we’ll see them concentrate on stopping the run and putting more pressure on Jameis, while doubling Mike Evans downfield, hoping he gets careless with the football. On offense the Chiefs will be methodical rather than flashy. Perhaps send their receivers on crossing routes that the Falcons and Raiders found so successful. Maybe this time the Bucs will defend those better.

    Kansas City never gets the recognition it deserves because they are a bit ho hum in spite of their record. They are simply well coached, don’t beat themselves and rely on the opponent to self-destruct. Kind of of like Dungy.

    On offense should we attack their weakness and try to run on them? We tried that unsuccessfully against the Raiders. Should we challenge their strength by being aggressive passing the ball? I suspect teams try to run on them because they fear that vaunted secondary and pass rush. The question becomes; can you score enough points playing Dungyball? Typically not, which allows KC to play their conservative style on offense and still win.

    I say, “let it all hang out” with an aggressive passing attack that utilizes every weapon in Jameis arsenal. Let them take #13 out of the game and give Humphries, Brate, Sheppard and maybe even Luke Stocker a chance to get a game ball. If we’re going to lose, let’s go down swinging.

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    Every time I think Bucs season may not be over and we play a good team we get pounded. Hoping for different outcome this week!

    Love to win this, we can win this, just don’t know.

    Of course I picked Bucs for my football pool. Will need to play great game 60 minutes with few mistakes. With the O line injuries I just don’t see that happening. Lots penalties coming against this Chiefs D. It’s so loud in there too!

    Still if we keep it close and don’t it over and maybe get a couple turnovers I think we can pull off the upset. I guess what I’m not sure about the most is. Can Martin get going? Can the D line play great again against a better opponent and coach?

    Go Bucs!

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    Click to pick will be a hit. I see Doug Martin freight training the KC defense. I see Koetter keeping it safe at Arrowhead with the noise. Muscle Hamster is back!

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    Wow. Over 400 days since the Chiefs have lost at Arrowhead Stadium and it comes at the hands of Bucs. Did lightning just strike our organization ?

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