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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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    This is the most disappointing TEAM in Buccaneers history. Don’t forget, the defense gave up 23 first downs, 471 yards of offense and almost forty minutes in time of possession. It wasn’t a massacre only because the Packers were trying to work the kinks out of their short-yardage passing offense.

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      I stand corrected. 431.

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      The problem is when your offense goes 5 straight drives with a 3 and out, your defense is put in a bad position constantly.
      They are on the field constantly. That and they are playing Green bay who averages 32 points a game.

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    Today certainly qualified as the most pathetic offensive performance…..but you see, we’re going with the QB that gives us the BEST chance to win, says St. Lovie. Gee when we get a top rated QB in the draft he’ll probably still go with his wonderful (never been anything but a backup) QB. Stubbornly!!!

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    Enjoy Gary’s writing and dead on view of the Buccaneers today and all year. This is as pathetic a team the Bucs have ever presented to the fans. Horrible, the joke of the NFL and at HOME? Even worse.
    St. Lovie came here, mocked last year’s team and turned it into a team as bad as we’ve seen here since Richard Williamson was HC. Of course Richard Willianson was only a HC here for one year……HINT! HINT!

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    Let’s hope that the Aints don’t pull a fast one and “rest” Drew Brees…wouldn’t surprise me at all – they would hurt us much more by losing than winning next week. Our offense will show up alright, and Sean Peyton will have 12 high school freshmen waiting for them…epic battle to come!

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    Whine, whine, whine with your leader Gary Shelton to follow. Yes the day stunk. I get it.

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    The Bucs lack talent, this is clear! We need help everywhere! Hopefully, they will draft a franchise QB having #1 pick in Draft. Having said that, Lovie Smith is terrible. I know, he didn’t have a whole lot to work with. I realize this. But, this IS the team HE assembled. His failure to go out and sign an experienced OC after Tedford went down is downright stupid and a derelict of duty as HC! What about those players who only have a limited amount of time in their careers left? They can’t afford to next year attitude. An experienced OC could have been signed for minimal cost for the year! To turn over an NFL Offense to someone who has no experience and was in way over his head, is unexcusable! Lovie should be fired for that move alone. His FA talent evaluations sucked as well! Lastly, his insistence on playing McCown when he is clearly not the future/old is just stupid! Let Big Bird play to get some more experience and to evaluate him as a potential back-up for next year. It serves NO purpose in playing McCown when he probably will be cut due to his salary/skills and wont even be on the team next year! I am EXTREMELY nervous about giving Lovie the power to pick our next QB and to again sign another batch of FA to replace the ones he screwed up on this year! He is clearly incompetent. We should be Clearly/Seriously worried Buc fans if he remains HC next year! Who knows when you are going to have such a horrible year again that warrants getting the top QB in the country and perhaps our first FRANCHISE QB in years, if ever! Lovie is incompetent as a HC. Good man, and even better Defensive Coordinator!

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    Yes the offense as a whole is as bad as can be. Accountability is pointing at Lovie Smith. It is not the offensive coaches fault, it is not the offensive players fault. None of them hired themselves. It is Lovie’s responsibility. Now that the blame has been placed, let’s see what Lovie does about it.

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