BREAKING NEWS: GRUDEN SAYS HE WANTS TO COACH AGAIN

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Scott Reynolds

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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    Buc 1976

    Happy to see Tandy finally get his chance!
    In years past when he was in games he would always seem to be around the ball.
    When the Bucs drafted him and I read what is degree was I thought this kid must be smart.
    Happy to see Breat have the year he had he should only get better.

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    chetthevette

    Good Choices all around Scott. In your MVP column you had co winners Winston and Evans.
    I would like to argue that Brian Anger should share with Grimes best Free Agent. Grimes was fantastic for sure, But Anger Management was equally awesome.
    Looking at the past choices was fun. especially the most disappointing.
    Now those players are a true “basket of deplorable’s”.
    GO BUCS

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    Naplesfan

    I’d like to suggest to Scott that he’s remiss in not awarding anything to Vernon Hargreaves III – who was named yesterday by the Pro Football Writers to their All-Rookie Team for 2016.

    I think VHIII was way more valuable than he is given credit here by Scott. In the second half of the season, quarterbacks seemed to stop throwing at him altogether, one of the reasons that Grimes achieved his league-leading 24 passes defensed (certainly not the only factor, or the main factor … but if they’re not throwing at VHIII then somebody is going to have more passes thrown at them, and that was Grimes.

    VHIII also came in third on the team in tackles, ahead even (by 1) of Lavonte David. And he was a great “team player” in helping out and communicating his fellow defensive backfield teammates like Keith Tandy and is credited by many for helping create take-aways by the rest of the defense.

    Let me propose that given the nationwide recognition given VHIII that Scott reconsider, and follow he lead on the offensive side of the football, and award Co-Defensive MVP to both Noah Spence and to Vernon Hargreaves III. They both deserve equal recognition, and that both are rookies is even more amazing.

    Seems fair.

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      cgmaster27

      Agreed on some of your post , but VHJ3 was average at best this year. He led the team in targets , receptions given up, and allowed 6 TD’s on top of almost 1000 yards receiving to opposing WR. I know rookie DB is hard to adjust so I can’t knock the guy too much, but he didn’t have a very good year this year.

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        Naplesfan

        That was in the first half of the season as he was figuring out the NFL game. The entire defense, for that matter, totally sucked in the first half of this season, all across all units. As well as Grimes played, most of his stats were earned in the second half of the season as he learned the Smith system and his fellow players … in fact I remember reading a crap load of comments here on PR in the first half of the season complaining that Grimes was another Licht FA bust.

        Similar rants were common on other members of the defense in those bad old days of the first half of a new defensive team, new defensive coaching staff, and new defensive design. In fact I remember a lot of those same negative rants directed at our PR Defensive MVP, Noah Spence, during his first couple months in the league. Spence only got 1 sack and 0 tackles in the first four weeks of the season, and relatively few snaps.

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    cgmaster27

    These awards are right on the money. Brent Grimes was exceptional this year and Ayers, once he came back, gave this defensive line the attitude it needed. Need a lot of depth and some skill p[layers on offense but this off season should be great. As for next year I could see 10-6 with a possible 11-5, all depending on how the off season goes of course.

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    Horse

    Scott, I’m going to be at Marriott Santiago Chile Hotel in10 days. I looked at it on line and it’s pretty nice. One of our friends who has stayed there said it was a very nice Hotel.

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      chetthevette

      You might not want to come back after you have been to Chile.
      GO BUCS

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        Horse

        Going eventually end up in Buenos Aires. Trip also includes Antarctica.

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          chetthevette

          Best steak I’ve ever eaten was in Argentina, those people are serious carnivores.
          Have a blast.
          GO BUCS

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    drdneast

    Since we are announcing our vacation plans, I will be going to Daytona Beach and spending 3 days and two nights at the beautiful Roomba Inn as I attend the 24 Hours of Daytona.
    I have been attending the twice around he clock since 1972 nd have seen some of the best drivers in the world including AJ Foyt, Mario Andrettit, Jackie Ickx, Hans Stuck, Peter Gregg and Hurley Heywood practice their craft. AJ Foyt actually waved back at me on the banked tri oval going around 180 mph.
    Now on to the Bucs.
    You know its time to go when you end up on the Most Disappointing list twice. Why we ever kept Michael Clayton around here to pick up his second award still puzzles me to this day. BTW, did Clayton drop the plaque when you handed it to him.
    Can’t argue with any of your decisions.
    Strange, or maybe not, that Licht and Koetter did pretty good in the FA market this year.
    I wish Lovie had just stayed in his basement.

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      chetthevette

      Patrick Chukwurah.
      From day one he was the biggest dumb ass ever free agent. And that’s hard to do with theat list of boobs.
      LMFAO, “did ne drop the plaque” outstanding DRD.
      GO BUCS

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    scubog

    Not sure what prompted the vacation discussion, but I’m happy for Horse getting to visit South America and Antarctica. Dr.D’s trip across the state to watch the cars go round and round isn’t as exotic, but I expect he’ll enjoy it just as much when a few of the ladies show off their maracas .

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    rymuss07

    Great article Scott! I would agree with every award and everything you said except one thing. I believe the Bucs will go 11-5 with losses to the Packers, Patriots, Atlanta once, Saints once and either the Lions or Giants depending on which game is home and which is away. If they both are away, I think the Bucs would have it easier in Detroit than in NY.

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    plopes808

    I agree 100% with this entire list

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