PewterReport.com is excited to announce the hiring of Trevor Sikkema to serve as the organization’s Bucs beat reporter and an NFL Draft expert. In addition to covering the final days of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2016 season, Sikkema’s presence will bolster PewterReport.com’s draft coverage as he will be reporting live from the East-West Shrine game practices and Senior Bowl practices in January.

New PewterReport.com Bucs beat reporter Trevor Sikkema

New PewterReport.com Bucs beat reporter Trevor Sikkema

Sikkema (pronounced sick-ema) adds to the talent of the PewterReport.com team, which includes publisher and vice president Scott Reynolds, vice president of editorial content Mark Cook, and staff writers Eric Horchy and Zach Shapiro.

“PewterReport.com is fortunate to have a writer and reporter of Trevor’s caliber join our organization,” Reynolds said. “From his unique insight into the game, to his enjoyable, conversational writing style, to his ability to breakdown the X’s and O’s of the football and analyze draft prospects, we are excited about the addition of this young, talented reporter as it reaffirms our commitment to offer the best year-round coverage of the Buccaneers to our loyal PewterReport.com readers.

Sikkema, who graduated from the University of Florida in 2014 with a sports broadcasting degree, is a Florida native, who hails from Bradenton and has followed the Buccaneers his entire life.

“Sports have been a central part of my life since I could walk,” Sikkema said. “My first love was actually the game of hockey – I know, pretty odd for a Florida boy. I grew up around the old Thunderdome and Ice Palace of the Tampa Bay Lightning with my dad, as well as played the sport at a high level traveling around the country through elementary and middle school. But, as much as I loved hockey, I’m thankful my dad gave me a diverse love of sports to include baseball, basketball, soccer, and, of course, football.
 
“Though I never had the chance to play competitive football myself growing up, my love for the game was a strong as someone who aspired to play it as a career. I was lucky. Some of my earliest memories of the game include going to Raymond James Stadium to watch Bucs legends like Derrick Brooks, John Lynch, Warren Sapp and a few other names that can now be seen on the stadium’s ring of honor.”
 
Sports journalism became Sikkema’s profession after graduating from Florida with coverage of college football and the NFL for websites at SBNation.com, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today’s The Draft Wire, as well as his own NFL Draft platform called Road To Radio City.
 
“I’ve had the chance to write and cover plenty of teams, but throughout my career no team has made me more passionate to report, research, diagnose and analyze more than the hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” Sikkema said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be PewterReport.com’s new Bucs beat reporter. Being able to cover a handful of sports and teams has been fun, but I can’t wait to put all my time and resources into covering one team. I’m excited to work alongside some of the great writers that are already on staff, and look forward to taking how PewterReport.com covers the Bucs to the next level.

New PewterReport.com Bucs beat writer Trevor Sikkema

New PewterReport.com Bucs beat writer Trevor Sikkema

“I love discussions. Give me a follow on Twitter (that’s where I spend most of my waking hours), as well, as I stay active in the comments or message boards like many of you PewterReport.com readers. I always love to get different perspectives from how people see their team, whatever that may be. I may be the one writing the stories, but that doesn’t mean I’m the only one who can do the learning. Tell me what you think, and I’ll listen. It’s been a fun journey for me to get to this point, but I know it’s only the beginning of something great. I can’t wait to get to work, and to interact with you all and add to the Bucs and NFL Draft coverage that you all have come to expect from PewterReport.com over the years.”

Sikkema will be contributing to the official @PewterReport Twitter account, in addition to the official Pewter Report Facebook page. PewterReport.com readers are encouraged to follow Sikkema on his personal Twitter page at @TampaBayTre. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 27th 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 spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive coordinator/defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]
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Tassonedna
Tassonedna
5 years ago

Congrats! This site is the best in the business and I can’t wait for even more great coverage of the Bucs and the Draft!!

Horse
Horse
5 years ago

Glad to have a stats and fack check person on board.

seat26
seat26
5 years ago

Good timing. This draft will be real important. DL is supposed to be strong in upcoming draft, I am anxious to hear your thoughts on what our priorities should be.

Bucnut2
Bucnut2
5 years ago

Good move Scott. I look forward to his insights!

JasonOfthetower
JasonOfthetower
5 years ago

Hey Reynolds! Stop stealing our young talent at SBNation! Seriously though, I couldn’t be happier for Trevor. He was an excellent writer at BucsNation and Alligator Army and I wish him all the best.

And hey, its good to get some orange and blue blood in Pewter Report to offset Cook’s FSU lovefests.

Trevor Sikkema
Reply to  JasonOfthetower
5 years ago

The first thing Mark said to me when I met him was, “four in a row” (meaning how many times FSU has beaten UF in a row). He has all the bragging right right now. Gonna be a long year…

76Buc
76Buc
5 years ago

LOl. He was probably 9 years old when we won the Superbowl! He won’t be burned out and cynical like me and some of the other regular posters to this site. It’s nice PR is getting some youth to balance out the geezers.

76Buc
76Buc
Reply to  76Buc
5 years ago

Go Gators.

Trevor Sikkema
Reply to  76Buc
5 years ago

Hey, hey, I was 11, thank you very much. Haha!

scubog
scubog
5 years ago

Are we really “geezers” 76? I like to think of myself as a wise sage.

Looking forward to a fresh point of view.

76Buc
76Buc
Reply to  scubog
5 years ago

I like wise sage.

Iowabucfan
Iowabucfan
5 years ago

Welcome Mr. Sikkema! We look forward to your coverage of the Bucs!

Trevor Sikkema
Admin
5 years ago

Appreciate the warm welcome, you all! I’m excited to get to know you guys through comments and message boards. It’ll be fun*

*as long as the team isn’t underwhelmingly bad. Then things might get ugly on here ;)