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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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    I love the analysis and insight you guys bring about the Bucs. But there are always grammatical errors and typos in your articles. Michael Westbrook? Come on it’s Crabtree. Re-read things before you post, it’s like the first things we are taught in school

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    Wow……Everybody on board with the Buc’s. I don’t see them stopping Raiders offense. High scoring game but Raiders by a touchdown. Of course I hope I am WRONG!!!!

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    It’s W according to PR. I’m not counting any chickens yet. Pass and run block for the BUCS is tantamount. On the flip side our pass rush needs to show up. Koetter needs to call the best game he has called this year. Smith needs to keep the Raiders guessing with defensive stunts and different looks.
    Still, I am calling a BUCS win here. They seem to start to get it.

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    Bucs have a very winnable game here. This is a good Raiders team. We have do all the obvious things very well. No turnovers on offense (Winston be careful!), no dumb penalties, run the ball, stop the run, and get some pressure on third downs.

    I like the Bucs but we have to play good 60 minutes both sides of the ball. Don’t think Rainders travel well to east coast.

    Go Bucs!

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      Sorry Fredster- Raiders 4-0 when traveling east this year. They have beaten New Orleans, Baltimore, Tennessee and Jacksonville.

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    My gosh they are 5-2! I too want a win, but without a pass rush we will lose. I hope we can put the pressure on the QB. Go Bucs!

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    I am going with the team with the better QB. Raiders 34-17.

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    Trivia time!

    Just in case anybody wondered about the tattoo on Derek Carr’s right wrist, it is the CHI-RHO symbol for Christ or Christianity.


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      I’m impressed mac. You know stuff.

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    I sure hope the Bucs win, but I sure would not bet any money one way or another. I think that the Bucs will win because they are at home.
    Go Bucs !!!

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    Got to be weird for the Raiders, they’re like on a week long road trip. Can’t believe the NFL made them play back, to back Fla road games. Will it help they stayed here all week? Hope their minds on getting home, and not the game.

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    I got out my “Beat Oakland” tee shirt that I wore at the Superbowl in San Diego to wear for today’s game. Not sure yet if I’ll wear the Superbowl Champions hat yet. January 26, 2003 was a great experience. A repeat of that game would be fantastic.

    Looks like the Pewter Reporters see this as a high scoring contest with the mighty Bucs squeaking by at the end. With the Raiders prolific passing attack I suspect Koettter may resort to a game of keep away with an emphasis on running the ball and low risk passing. That may limit the scoring on both sides.

    With the Raider’s behemoth O-line protecting Carr, our speed rushers Noah Spence and Howard Jones might be the answer to getting making him uncomfortable with GMC in his face.

    I already know there will be an onslaught of old Raider fans who still think that Gothic look is fashionable. At the Superbowl before the game I made a point to track down the Raider fan who dresses up with the spikes coming out of his shoulder pads to get a photo with him. He was a doofus. Certainly not who his alter ego was portraying. One thing I did admire about the Raider fans was how so many of them wore old school player jerseys. One in particular was my former classmate at UT, John “The Tooz” Matuszak. RIP big guy.

    This game will go a long way in determining if the perky Bucs recent success makes them “real and spectacular” or still needing an enhancement in the 2017 Draft.

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