FAB 5. SR’s Buc Shots

• Bucs defensive end Will Gholston has liked what he’s seen from second-year defensive tackle Vita Vea this offseason. Not only is Vea’s power evident, even without pads on, but Gholston has seen some real maturity from Tampa Bay’s first-round pick from a year ago.

“I feel like Vita is ready to take a big step,” Gholston said. “If you look at the beginning of when he started playing last year until the end of the year, he had the right mindset. He has the right mindset right now. I like where he’s at for a second-year guy. The way he’s approaching everything now you can tell that he has some veteran maturity about him. You wouldn’t even think he was a rookie last year. He’s got a great year ahead of him.”

Bucs DT Vita Vea
Bucs DT Vita Vea – Photo by: Getty Images

• It’s not just defensive tackle Vita Vea that has caused disruption for the Bucs offensive line this offseason. It’s a myriad of blitzes from cornerbacks, safeties and linebackers coming from everywhere from Todd Bowles’ aggressive system that have aided in the development of Tampa Bay’s offensive linemen.

Because mini-camps and OTAs are non-contact and it’s quite difficult to evaluate the play of offensive line and the running game. But where progress can be measured with the offensive line is the mental side of the game in regards to blitz pick-ups. According to head coach Bruce Arians, the Bucs offensive line practicing against Bowles’ defense will prepare them for any blitz they’ll see during Sundays in the fall.

“Nothing surprises you in a game, because there’s really the Rolodex that he runs of defenses, there’s nothing more that you really see in a game,” Arians said. “Now [when] you see it all in one practice it’s a little overwhelming, but when you game plan you see parts of it. So, there’s always recall – how you handle this, how you handle this, if this team runs this blitz then you can pull the film back up. This is what we did in the spring when Todd ran this blitz, so there’s a lot of recall for that. That’s the extra teaching that you need, especially on the offensive line, because you don’t get enough time out there.”

One of the linemen that has really gotten the most from his extra coaching is a player that perhaps needed it the most – second-year guard Alex Cappa, who is being groomed to take over at right guard this year. Bucs veteran defensive end Will Gholston has gone up against Cappa and has seen the strides he’s made in pass protection after a difficult rookie year transitioning from playing left tackle at Humboldt State.

Bucs RG Alex Cappa
Bucs RG Alex Cappa – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

“Cappa has actually gotten better every single day, and I line up against him all the time,” Gholston said. “He’s gotten better consistently and he’s really listening to the coaching, but he’s also getting good information from the defensive linemen, and that helps. I think he can take the next step. I wouldn’t know how the transition is for the offensive linemen, but I can see he’s ready and he’s absorbing and soaking up all of the information.”

• A NEW, IMPROVED PEWTER NATION PODCAST! Check out our latest Pewter Nation Podcast, Episode 127: Same Uniform, Different Practices where the Pewter Reporters discuss the Bucs uniforms, training camp practice times and answer a bunch of fan-submitted questions. As usual, Mark Cook provides some laughs and yours truly provides some analysis on your favorite team – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Click here to listen to Pewter Nation Podcast Episode 127: Same Uniform, Different Practices

We want YOU to be a part of the next couple of episodes this summer! Submit your questions to us on Twitter by using the hashtag #PewterNation and we’ll answer them on the next episode of the Pewter Nation Podcast.

The Bucs wrapped up their 2019 mini-camp two weeks ago and we recorded TWO NEW Pewter Nation Podcast episodes – one on Tuesday (Episode 124) and one on Thursday (Episode 125) where we were joined by special guest Bucs head coach Bruce Arians, who dished out some interesting info about his team as it looks ahead to training camp in late July.

Click here to listen to Pewter Nation Podcast Episode 126: Bruce Arians

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians and PR's Mark Cook
Bucs head coach Bruce Arians and PR’s Mark Cook – Photo by: PewterReport.com

Did you miss these previous editions of the Pewter Nation Podcast where Pewter Reporter Mark Cook, also known as Captain Interruption, was suspended (or was he?)? Check out the drama that began in Episode 123 and continued through Episode 125. To fully understand the context of the three latest Pewter Nation Podcasts, start there before listening to the three most recent episodes – all of which are packed with Bucs analysis and insight from OTAs and mini-camp, as well as the news of the arrival of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and the departure of Gerald McCoy to NFC South rival Carolina.

Pewter Nation Podcast Episode 123: OTAs AND Suh

Pewter Nation Podcast Episode 124: A Boy Named Suh

Pewter Nation Podcast Episode 125: REVENGE Of Captain Interruption

There is no better time to listen to a new Pewter Nation Podcast, which is presented by Chris Garrido of Westshore Financial, than on your drive home from work on Friday or running around doing errands or at the gym on Saturday. The next Pewter Nation Podcast will be taped next week, and we’ll answer some of your questions. Submit them via our @PewterReport Twitter account by using the hashtag #PewterNation

The popularity of the Pewter Nation Podcast continues to grow. In addition to listening to the Pewter Nation Podcasts on PewterReport.com you can also subscribe to the free podcasts at PodBean by clicking here and on SoundCloud by clicking here. And of course the Pewter Nation Podcast is also available on iTunes. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss a single episode.

• Former Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy just wrapped his first mini-camp in Carolina last week, while his replacement, Ndamukong Suh, suited up in red and pewter for the first time two weeks ago in Tampa Bay’s mandatory mini-camp. Bucs left guard Ali Marpet will square off against Suh plenty of times in training camp when the pads come on and is looking forward to the challenge.

“He’s going to help us out and give us a physical presence on defense,” Marpet said. “He’s a great player and I think it’s a great addition.”

Former Bucs DT Gerald McCoy
Former Bucs DT Gerald McCoy – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

At the same time, he’s also looking forward to facing McCoy, his former teammate for the past four years, in Week 2 when the Bucs travel to Carolina to face the Panthers.

“It’s exciting,” Marpet said. “He’s a good player, so obviously it’s going to be good competition. He’s a guy that goes hard every snap of the game. It’ll be fun seeing him twice a year.”

Although Bucs defensive end Will Gholston is good friends with McCoy and wishes him well in Carolina, he isn’t rooting for him.

“Hey man, there’s not a lot I can say about it, but I can understand the move for sure,” Gholston said. “He’s still, in my opinion, going to be one of the dominant defensive tackles in the league, and that’s the defense that can definitely show his strong suits. He has a great core of guys over there – I know because we play them twice a year. At least I get to see him again twice a year. But I’m not even rooting for him. We’re trying to take the division this year.”

• HELP US REACH 32,000 BUCS FANS BY FOLLOWING PR ON TWITTER! The PR Twitter account continues to grow in popularity and there are some big reasons why. We cover Bucs practices, Bucs press conferences and break news on our @PewterReport Twitter account.

So if you aren’t one of the 32,000+ that follows PewterReport.com on Twitter please do so right now so you don’t miss out on Bucs practices, press conferences, injury updates, breaking news and notifications about the latest stories and columns on PewterReport.com. Follow us today!

To follow @PewterReport on Twitter please click here. To follow us on Facebook please click here. And to follow @PewterReport on Instagram, just click here.

• In last week’s SR’s Fab 5 column, I wrote about how the Bucs outside linebackers needed to rise up to replace the loss of Jason Pierre-Paul, who suffered a neck injury in a May car crash that could put his 2019 season in jeopardy – and possibly his career in Tampa Bay. In JPP’s absence, Carl Nassib returns as the Bucs’ leading sacker with 6.5 last year, and is entering a contract year along with 2016 second-round pick Noah Spence, who played sparingly last year.

Nassib and Spence have had a good offseason and appear to enter training camp as the starting outside linebackers from the left and right side, respectively. The duo have grown close this offseason and both are ready to have a career year in 2019.

Bucs OLB Carl Nassib
Bucs OLB Carl Nassib – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

“For sure,” Spence said. “Carl is relentless. He’s one of my good friends and we talk everyday at work and outside the building. We’re tight as a defense and as an outside linebacker group. I really like that dude. He’s really making strides with his drops every day and he’s close to making some picks. Every day he gets closer to getting one.”

Nassib likes the edge that Spence brings to practice and acknowledges that the position change from defensive end to outside linebacker will really benefit the 6-foot-2, 250-pound Spence.

“Noah is a great athlete that comes to work every day with a chip on his shoulder,” Nassib said. “He looks really comfortable out here and it’s going to be fun to watch him this year.”

• Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16, and if you are looking for some last minute ideas for Dad or Granddaddy, I’ve got some great suggestions from some of our amazing PewterReport.com advertising partners. Help support the companies that help support PewterReport.com by giving them your business this weekend and beyond.

First of all, make sure your father or grandfather looks good with a haircut and shave from Roosters Men Grooming Center, which is located at 533 South Howard Avenue in South Tampa. Roosters gift cards available and make an excellent gift for Father’s Day, birthday or the holidays. Call Roosters at (813) 253-3200 to schedule an appointment for your father or grandfather or stop by to get a gift card.

Second, complete Dad’s look with a gift card to Bespoke & Co., the official custom clothiers of PewterReport.com. David Kahn and Brett Beyer have been making myself and the Pewter Report team look great over the last couple of years with custom-fitted shirts, suits and slacks. Bespoke & Co. is located in South Tampa at 3305 W. Bay To Bay Boulevard. Bespoke & Co. also service members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (yes, that’s Ronde Barber in the ad) as well as members of the Tampa Bay Lightning, including head coach Jon Cooper. They’re absolute pros when it comes to custom suits. Give them a call at (813) 902-1963 to schedule a free custom fitting and get your dad or granddad measured for a new shirt, slacks or suit, or stop by to grab a gift card.

If you’re looking for an activity to do with Dad or Grandpa, why not go fishing? Take care of all of your fishing needs at one place – Tampa Fishing Outfitters. Whether it’s a new rod and reel, or tackle and bait, Tampa Fishing Outfitters is your one-stop-shop for all of your fishing needs. Tampa Fishing Outfitters is located at 3916 W Osborne Avenue in Tampa. Give them a call today at (813) 870-1234 or stop in for some great fishing gear or a gift card for Father’s Day.

And finally, help Dad or Granddad get his garage organized and neat. There’s only one way to do it right, and that’s with Premier Garage by Tailored Living. Shelving and storage from Premier Garage by Tailored Living helps any garage look clean and organized for Father’s Day. Premier Garage by Tailored Living offers a FREE in-home consultation to help you get the right storage and shelving for your garage. Visit them on the web or call 1-866-WeGotThis for more information.

1
2
3
4
5
Scott Reynolds is in his 25th 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 line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]
Subscribe
Notify of
48 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Buc stops here

I fully agree with the best and worse cases with one exception – OJ Howard. When Howard got hurt last year there was a slight fall-off when they went to Cameron Brate. People seem to forget this undrafted player in five years has caught 159 passes for 1845 yards, 11.6 yards a catch, for 23 touchdowns. Even more impressive, most of those stats come from his last three years of play where he started 17 of the 22 games he started in his career (particularly three years ago when he started 10 games). Even backing OJ Howard up he has… Read more »

Horse

It’s amazing what 30 days does when you are away from this area and there is no news about the Bucs; you get some clarity as to where the Bucs stand as of right now. Some will agree and some will disagree. We are who we are? Talent wise not much better if any; coaching wise we are better. I just can’t buy into how players who have under performed for years are now going to do good because of the coaching change. If I’m Arians I’m going to keep rookies /free agents over under performing Veterans every time. I… Read more »

MizzouBucs24

Sorry Scott I skipped the worst case scenario,don’t need those negative thoughts this time of year. Lol. I’m as excited as I’ve been for awhile going in to this season. We have so much talent on offense and with a new and better scheme this offense could be top 5. Then there’s the defense, I was worried about the secondary and the dline but as we get closer to real football those worries are fading. Suh, Vea, and Gholston make for a pretty stout dline. They should allow David and White to run wild. With that much power up front… Read more »

BUC 727

I skipped Fab2 also. After all, right now we’re in 1st place.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
seat26

Great Article. I believe BA will add somewhere between 3 to 4 wins based on his skills alone as a Coach. However, the losses we have suffered in free agency and offseason injuries are going to hurt. To lose as many starters as we have, in my opinion, will cost us 2 to 3 wins. I think realistically we can expect to win between 6 and 7 games. I was not a big fan of this latest draft. Because for me, it seemed that the management was making a statement and the statement was, last year’s defensive backs didn’t pan… Read more »

geno711

Just an FYI
New England Offensive Line 2018:
Tackles 7th and 5th round
Guards 3rd and 4th round
Center undrafted

Personally, I would not agree with you on the offensive line. Need to develop the offensive line more than draft them this year. Drafted Cappa in the 3rd round this year and he is supposed to be the starter. According to this PR article he is looking fine.

P.S. Pittsburgh with 3 undrafted offensive lineman starting last year.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
geno711

Edit. Cappa drafted 3rd round last year.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
plopes808

I would argue that we didn’t lose much in free agency. Our biggest loss was Kwon, but we gained arguably a better and more talented player in White with our “wasted” 5th pick. While he lacks the experience of Kwon, White has far better coverage skills and similar sideline to sideline ability. Training alongside LVD, White will gain experience and catch up to Kwon quickly. Not to mention the fact that Kwon is making $13.5 million now and there is no way we should have or could have offered that. Then there was GMC, a great player and a great… Read more »

Buc76

It will be somewhere in the middle of best case and worst case. The kicking game will continue to be bad. Drafting another kicker was a dumb move. These college kickers don’t kick 33 yard extra points. Its too much pressure for them to handle and coming here with our recent failed history, as soon as this guy misses 1 time the fans will be all over him and it will get in his head and go downhill from there. You need to find people who have kicked some in the NFL then sign them. Especially here. You can’t erase… Read more »

TBChucky

So Spence is penciled in as starter across from Nassib? I thought for sure that Barrett would be in the lead, with Spence coming in to sub for them.. That being said, I look forward to watching them all this season!

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
Captain Sly

A defense is called “Aggressive” when the scheme works and all other times it’s called “gambling”. There’s a lot of Ifs and Hopes in your fab 1 and at this point Scott all anybody can do is hope that the coaching pans out or that the players step up, and the kicking issue corrects itself. There’s no turning back now we’ve got nearly all of our eggs in the DB basket and at some a high draft pick will be benched for another high draft pick which to me somebody needs to be held accountable for. We are thin at… Read more »

Jim Horan

Free agents in 2020. Let New England be the model. New England is not afraid to let Free Agents walk and values compensatory picks. Aside from Winston and possibly Nassib. The others can be gone without too much gnashing of teeth. Keeping the team young and hungry by stockpiling draft picks. It is all about coaching and the development of depth. Teams fall in love with their reserves and often overpay to retain them. The depth made the roster for a reason. It is not a crime to let them step up to bigger role. Older players are more susceptible… Read more »

BUC-ASS-BOB

Pewter Report did a good job of laying out best and worst case scenarios I understand the Pewter Report in order to continue to have access to the team must have a positive spin on just about everything. The same with the other media the problem is sheep read all the positive spin spin it around in their heads and post about it. However I as the sole and only realist watch a team cut 9 of the highest price starters hire a coach in five years whose only won one playoff game but they talked like he has multiple… Read more »

Pick6

“23 free agents” sounds scary but when you can the list there only a couple look headed for big contracts and probably a third of them will miss the bucs’ 53 man roster THIS year. many others will either come back for similar money. Even with strong 2019 seasons, many of these defensive players were available at the bucs price because they’re coming off a down year or two, and the league won’t scramble to pay them like they did Humphries or Kwon. Some guys such as Suh were always meant to be one and done while the team turns… Read more »

macabee

I posted this opinion earlier, but seems appropriate to say it again before training camp. First let me make an all-encompassing statement by saying that I like what the Bucs have done and I like where they are going. I like the new coaching staff, I like the new defensive scheme, I like the secondary improvements and I love the offensive skills positions. We have the makings of a competitive football team. But we are not there yet and we will not get there (playoffs and beyond) until we have the offensive line that allows us to be the offensive… Read more »

EastEndBoy

I’d say you have two ends of a spectrum there: 1) “challenge for a wild card spot in the NFC in 2019″…that sounds like 9-ish wins. 2) at the other end is disaster….call that 2 or 3 wins. Given the aspects you have examined – BA, Winston, RoJo, the Defense, etc. – to arrive at that spectrum, I’d say reality is we’ll get some from your first scenario (maybe Winston clicks), some from your second (maybe RG is still a black hole), and some in between (maybe the running game improves…a little). Therefore, sounds like you’re predicting a 5 or… Read more »

Captain Sly

Well said Macabee. I have been calling this year a soft rebuild, because you can’t keep ignoring the trenches and expect to win. Yes anythings possible but I began tempering my expectations once I saw the direction this offseason.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
owlykat

Great analysis as usual Scott. Good to hear how well Gholston is doing this year—our front three will be a load and our LBs are ready and the backfield has real fast talent now as well as length so I expect great things on Defense. On Offense if BA can develop Cappa to play an excellent RG I think we will be OK using the Power Blocking Offense BA will use to ignite our running game and we will start winning games consistently again. As far as bad scenario with too many injuries any NFL team will drop. I think… Read more »

drdneast

I beg to differ with a few of your observations here. First and most importantly, it is not how Winston goes so goes the Bucs. It is more how the defense plays so goes the Bucs. Winston has provided enough firepower and leadership over the years to give the Buca a winning record. Look at his second year when the Bucs finished 9-7. The Bucs defense managed to get its act together for the final 8 games of the season that year for the team to post a winning record. After that the defense went south, so did the team.… Read more »

Horse

Macabee, well said.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
SenileSenior

If our team can get to 8-8 or 9-7 we will be on our way. No playoffs this year but something to build on for our next super bowl run. We will have achieved respectability and a sense of self worth. A winning culture will have been established. I think Bruce Arians came out of retirement because he saw a golden opportunity here. Here is where the only chance he will ever have to win a super bowl outright as a head coach exists. Here is the only chance he will have to go out on top. Realistically I don’t… Read more »

SenileSenior

Gholston is already at 306 pounds.

Did Gholston say “Vita, man” or did he refer to Vea as “Vita-man”?

“Cappa has gotten better every day.”

“Nassib and Spence have had a good offseason and appear to enter training camp as starting outside linebackers from left and right, respectively.”

All of this is music to my ears. Thanks, Scott.
___________
Go Bucs!!!

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
What the Buc

We make the play off if Winston is worth keeping this year. If he plays like he has up to this point maybe 6 wins.

Show me some thumbs down love from all the Winston fanboys this year it’s all on him.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
plopes808

I fail to see how it is “all on Winston” when the guy is setting records while the defense gives up 29 points a game…but that’s just my opinion

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
FLBoy84

“When the marquee guy plays like that it rubs off on everyone else.”

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
Spitfire

Ass, what would the Glaziers hidden agenda be? You like to bad mouth them and the team but don’t offer any actual answers. You think the Glaziers have hired and fired coaches they are still paying for while hiring another and spend to the Cap because what? They don’t wanna win? You are the Bearded schizophrenic wearing a hoodie making “Packages” in the woods. Get over yourself…

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
bucianco

I’m having trouble accepting the following statement: “But imagine if Peyton Barber is motivated by a contract year to rush for 1,000 yards…” Are you saying he didn’t play his hardest last year? Why would you even suggest that? “Pay me more money and I’ll rush for 1000 yards!” I call BS. The article makes it seem like every player that is a free agent next year will play even harder this year to ensure they get a lucrative contract. If that’s the case then only play the guys with one year left because they’re the only ones giving it… Read more »

Buc-Up

“If rookie defensive backs Murphy-Bunting, Dean and Edwards can carve out roles early and either push Carlton Davis, Vernon Hargreaves III and M.J. Stewart towards greatness or push them to the bench it will be a big step for the Bucs secondary, which has lacked playmakers over the last couple of years under Mike Smith. ” If it was bad coaching and not the talent, then shouldn’t the prior drafted trio of Hargreaves (11), Stewart (53), & Davis (63) be better as group than Murphy-Bunting (39), Dean (94), & Edwards (99)? Based on draft position (because it’s all being blamed… Read more »

Buc-Up

PR needs to stop with the Compensatory Picks talk! The Bucs will never see a decent Compensatory Pick until they stop signing players during Free Agency that cancel out the players we lose! I’m still waiting for that 3rd Round Comp Pick the Bucs were gonna get for Glennon that PR spouted off about that whole year.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
Buc-Up

Other than my two rants above, I enjoyed the article..LOL

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
Dman

Scott, good stuff here as we head into a quiet period before training camp. Gonna be interesting.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...

Macabee for GM @ one Buc. Well put Sir.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
drdneast

Gholston has become a millionaire how many times over for playing mediocre his entire career.
It also must be hard to fault McCoy for not being disruptive enough when Gholston has only generated one sack over the last two years. One sack?
As far as the superlatives being thrown around by the players about their teammates, that is all well and good but I will wait until the preseason starts until I bite down on any of this.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
Spitfire

Buc-Up, you answered your own question. In the quotes he said that the rookies will push the Vets to greatness, or be benched. Everyone agrees it has been the coaching more than the talent but no one is guaranteeing that all the Vets were pro bowl sleepers. The whole point is now that the coaching should be better, we will find out what kind of talent we truly have and are truly lacking. And Bunting, Dean and Edwards are 2nd and 3rd rounders which should not take anything away from their ability to play better than a 1st and 2nd.… Read more »

bucballer

In my opinion the Bucs have a more talented team this year with the athletic draft picks we got and the Suh signing. Teams had to account for McCoy but I think teams have a little fear of a boy named Suh! With LB White in the Defensive Rookie of Year conversation and the top 3 DBs we drafted, this feels like a more talented team. I still believe that the good teams have solid play at QB. It’s the most important position on team. So yes… this team will only be as good as the play of Jameis. I… Read more »

76Buc

Trying to get comp draft picks a is a losers mentality.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
76Buc

‘“Guys are just making plays all over the field in this defense – the whole time this spring,” Gholston said. “Up front we’re staying in our gap and penetrating.”‘
What?!! Dude, they are in their underwear!!!

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
76Buc

I agree MizzouBucs24. We see the worst case scenario for real every year. Let’s skip that!

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
BigSombrero

It’s interesting to read what the best and worst case scenarios are to SR (and us fans who have chimed in), but I think there is a glaring omission in the quest to approximate the Bucs destiny for 2019: The opponents. It may seem obvious to fans here because we love football, but the won/loss record comes from the games one at a time, not the statistics. Winning by one point 42-41 or 14-13 is still winning. Most often statistics are driven by game situations with a domino effect. For example: The Bucs had a top 3 offense but a… Read more »

BUC 727

The bottom line is that we now have the talent. Now, we have the coaching. Injuries and depth well dictate how far we go.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
scubog

Scott should have consulted Bob for input on the Worst Case Scenario. He then could have added a Fab 6 called Doomsday Scenario. I always chuckle when the folks, who look to put a negative spin on everything, call themselves “realists”. Yet those of us that see “the future is so bright we have to wear shades” are called Kool Aid drinkers, sheep and other such derogatory names like……….fans. I’ll never apologize for being hopeful of the season ahead. I do think the main thing that I thought needed an adjustment, ATTITUDE” and needed a boost, CONFIDENCE” are the two… Read more »

fredster

Yeah agree Scubog just saying everyone sucks and nothing will work (Bob) makes him a realist? Makes him a troll douche bag loser to me. Lol. I will not acknowledge him anymore just feeds his stupidity. He’s one sad ass person all has to do is troll and cry like a bitch 24/7. Anyways, enough on Suck-Ass-Boob. He’s not worth conversing worth! Yes a lot of different things can happen. Nobody has crystal ball. What I do know. I know we have a real proven head coach for first time since Gruden left. Bunch of failed head coach experiments, failed… Read more »

Buc2dafuture

We will have great schemes for the first month of the season, hopefully that will translate into wins. The momentum from the first quarter of the season will have to carry us for the horrible 7 week stretch and that will define our season.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
twspin

Sure I want Winston to become our franchise QB. But he still has a lot of work to do. Lets pray Arians is the lasting and final motivator. Of all the scenarios listed here, I’m really hoping our defense rebounds considerably under Bowles. Its one of this yrs biggest keys if we are to win 8 to 10 games. Accomplish
this and we do..make the playoffs. One things for certain, Our Defense has nowhere to go but UP.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
matador

The truly stunning thing about the list of next year’s free agents on offense and defense is that there’s only one player who has shown enough on the playing field for more than one season that you’d definitely want them back. That’s right, one. And it’s Barber who on some teams would be a RB2. Sure there are players you’d hope to want back. Obviously Winston most importantly but the cold hard fact is that if he had we’d have already extended him. Hopefully Nassib proves that last year wasn’t a fluke with defenses not having to worry about JPP.… Read more »

seat26

White is there to replace Alexander. I get it. But if we had taken Josh Allen we get an outside linebacker and a Defensive End in the same pick. We could have gone middle linebacker in the 2nd round and Corner and safety in 3rd. The current lineup assumes that Spence can play outside linebacker. It also assumes that White will have lots of sacks. And I think it is way too early to say that White is better than Alexander.

0
0
No votes yet.
Please wait...
Jeffbuc

Macabee I thought you were on to something until you talked about are offensive line. You think coaching can fix everything but offensive line. Jensen was the highest graded center before he came to the bucs in his last year with the ravens. Coaching affects the offensive line also. Where dirk ran his offensive no matter if you for it or not. Are real new coaching staff is going to run the offense to best fit the players. You can’t say that winston and skill offensive players and the defensive will be better with new coaching while saying the offensive… Read more »

Naplesfan

The Bucs fans (or “homers”) have fully convinced themselves that player quality is not the reason we’ve been losing most of our games since the Baby Glazers fired our last winning/playoffs coach at the end of the 2008 season (a winning season, by the way). And that Bruce Arians is the second coming of Football Jesus and he is precisely what has been lacking the last 10 seasons, and therefore better coaching is the answer to all Buc fans’ dreams. The Las Vegas oddsmakers certainly do not agree with that assessment – they’ve settled on the Bucs being a 100-1… Read more »