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Gary Shelton

Legendary sports columnist Gary Shelton returns to PewterReport.com for his second season of providing post-game commentary on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers like no one else can. No one has won more sports writing awards than Shelton, who has covered Tampa Bay area sports for decades with his unique brand of humor and insight. Bucs fans can Shelton daily on GarySheltonSports.com and follow him on Twitter at @Gary_Shelton

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    Glad Gary Shelton is posting here. Does he still contribute to the local Rag? I haven’t opened a Tampa paper for so long I don’t know. Any way, good read Gary.

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    Congrats Koetter and the bucs. Great effort. Fantastic win on the road against a division opponent.

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    Good column Gary. Congrats Dirk!

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    I have always enjoyed Gary Shelton’s articles!

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    Yes, I am glad Mr. Shelton is here. Good job.
    “There wasn’t a down when I felt the Bucs were being out-coached. ” Aman.

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    I’ve always enjoyed Gary as well. I’m really happy that he’s writing for PR. Excellent writer that never pulls a punch.

    Time management from a coach! That’s what I was impressed with. On to ‘Zona!

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    I believe Shelton was or did retire from the Tampa Times and no longer writes for them which is a shame since now one of their lead columnists is Martin Fennelly, who has a terribly smug writing style.
    If someone talked to you the way Fennelly writes to you, you would probably punch him in the mouth.

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    Forever it seems like the Bucs ran a scared offense (don’t lose the game). Yesterday felt like the offense wanted to win the game.

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    Great article as always Gary!

    My favorite article of all time you authored pertained to Ronde Barber’s pick6 to shut the Vet down and send us to San Diego.

    Stay thirsty me friend.

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      Can you post a link to this article?

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    Gongrats to the Bucs Team. We just accomplished something that hasn’t been done since week 12 of 2012….. We’re above .500!!! Let’s keep that rollin.

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    Nice win for the Bucs. I think we swept Atlanta last year. What I am most happy about is the play of Winston. I was so down on him when we drafted him two years ago. I was very nervous about his off-the-field activities. But the Bucs handled him right from the beginning making him take down the “crab legs photo” after he was drafted. I think Winston loves to play football and his job is to focus on it year-round now. So his extra-curricular activities are limited. Great job Bucs and great job Winston. Maybe I will make the Winston Jersey plunge.

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    Your right about the crabs leg photo but I actually think Winston was making fun of himself. Still, it was a bad idea.
    I believe Winston really started to mature when Jimbo Fisher discipline him with a one game suspension for using profanity in the student union.
    Winston himself said he realized how much he had let his brothers down in the game and didn’t want to ever do that again. That is the same camaraderie the government spends millions on trying to instill in their combat troops.

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    Well Gary I see you’re sarcastic as ever; could be the reason why we haven’t heard much from you lately.

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    Good article after a great win. I don’t know much about the author not being a Tampa native , but it was well written. I’d agree all the way, although I do think the Bucs went into protect mode a bit too early, first game jitters, Koterr coached light years better then Lovie ever would have. Lovie would’ve wasted all of our time outs in stupid situations , or not used any of them. Offense was much more aggressive and I loved it.

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    I have to agree with Gary on many of the things he said. This game def felt different than the games we had played this decade. I dont feel we were out coached on any plays. Atlanta is a decent football team. Winston looked like a top 10 QB. He threw some amazing passes. The Pass to ASJ was perfectly placed to where only he could catch it. He just needs to read the field fully before throwing the ball. He tends to make his mind up where he is going before the ball in snapped sometimes. There was a couple plays were he threw to Evans and didn’t even look VJAX way who was wide open. The 1 INT at the beginning of the game appeared to be a wrong route or miss communication on the WRs end by the way Winston was yelling at him after the play. Alexander is a Beast (17 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack) and we now have the best duo at LB in the league. All in all it was a good win but it was Atlanta and most had picked us to win that game. How we play next week against the heavily favored Cardinals will show how good we really are.

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    Once again all I can do is agree with everthing said here. What a game. What a win!–

    Go Bucs and do it again !!!

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    First place…sounds right!

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