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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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    Scott, Sorry for the offshoot question, but I was looking at the projected compensatory picks that were projected for next year and they were thinking that the Bucs would receive nothing for Glennon because the calculation is based on not only who a team has lost, but who a team has also signed? So, i.e., no 3rd rounder for Glennon next year?

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    Another Awesome Fab 5 Scott! Now I’m even more fired up for the Season. Last weeks Fab 5 was Great too. GO BUCS!!!

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    Nice Fab 5 Scott.
    Hopefully our offense line is better this year. Sweezy, who I can’t ever remember seeing play can open up run lanes. It will be fun to watch this come together. Ryan Smith aka Smooth Criminal hopefully will continue to play Special teams. He to good at it not to. Koetter and Smith seem to think that he can play CB, good enough for me.
    Things are looking good.
    One thing, I don’t think I would call Donovan Smith pudgy. At least not to his face. That is one big dude. Jeez, he slimed down to 326. A whole 5 or 6 pounds.
    Now that Sweezy is back in action I am stoked for football.

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      The pounds aren’t the important part….it’s that he lost 5% body fat. In other words by only losing 5-6lbs but 5% body fat then he’s turning that fat into muscle. He’s ready for a breakout season!

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    Honestly, I haven’t heard that much negative rsponses about D. Smith from Buc fans. I don’t see K. Pamphile in rotation to be a LOT or ROT Back Up, if either Dotson or Smith go down, because he has more OG size than OT size. I can tell the hype is all out there for players who haven’t even played yet in the NFL or even as a Buc. Finally we don’t have to expect any of this years draft picks must be starters from the get go. Go Bucs!

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    Had to laugh Scott when you said Smith took his lumps last year thinking, yeah Jameis did too! Then you mention he’s still only 23 years old, we forget how young some of these guys are. I’m glad he’s working out, and eating better. Man we got a lot of good young players growing together. It’s a shame they all won’t be able to get paid, and we’ll lose our fair share. So no matter how young, or old, it’s win now. The days of five year plans are over.

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    Great Fab 5 Scott! A lot of good stories, individual player improvements. With each report you can see that addition of talented young players maturing and speed increasing across the board. And it seems like we’re adding thumpers on both sides of the ball to compliment speed. Can’t wait for the season, Go Bucs!

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    I’ve been hearing how we should have upgraded our OL this year. People are under the impression that we should have drafted or signed another OL in FA. I think those people are wrong and aren’t seeing the improvements we’ve made on the OL without actually adding anyone.

    Marpet is a clear upgrade at C over Hawley. As much as I love Joe’s attitude and drive to protect Jameis, he was undersized and overmatched pretty often. Getting Sweezy on the field is equivalent to adding a top FA. He was one of our big FA signings last year that never got a chance to prove himself due to injuries. He’s a road grader in the run game and will be a welcome addition at RG. While I wouldn’t say he’s an upgrade over Marpet, he’s definitely an equal. Pamphile has performed well and has a lot of versatility to play all positions in a pinch. He’s better suited at G and that’s where he will be playing barring any injuries. Smith has shown improvement at LT and by slimming down to get quicker, he’s addressed his biggest weakness in my opinion. As a whole, the line should be expected to do much better this year and I’m excited to see them build continuity.

    Godwin has been a welcome addition that not many saw coming. He will clearly be our backup on the outside behind Evans and Jackson. He’ll most likely be Jackson’s successor when father time eventually starts effecting Jackson.

    Speaking of father time…Grimes is still outrunning him but can’t last forever. Ryan Smith sounds like he has impressed enough to be a successor. While we haven’t seen him in action yet, I have faith in the opinions of our coaching staff.

    I’m looking forward to a MUCH improved offense, and a tighter defense with a year under Smitty’s defensive scheme. It’s our year to make the jump and although it’s far too early to be certain, playoffs in 2017 doesn’t seem all that far fetched.

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    Julian Jordan

    I hope Jaccpot’s guarantees are minimal.

    CG12 will likely start at least 6 games in place of an injured DJax.

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