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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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    Man O man, I’m glad to hear that we will be using more man coverage. Last year was pathetic watching all those uncontested passes. With the exception of Mike Jenkins I felt that our secondary was not as bad as everyone thought. Just bad scheming by Lovie. I also hope that when other teams go over the middle that we make them pay. Of course you can’t just drill em any more, but you can give them a good jolt, if you know what I mean.

    It’s good to have C. McDonald back. Sure missed him last year. With our beefed up secondary I see more coverage sacks happening. That will help them get to my prediction of 60 sacks. That’s right, still smoking the stuff. What is up with G. Johnson? Have not heard a word about him all off season. Is he still on the team? Maybe another case of bad coaching.

    Good to know we might actually have some depth at LB. Lavonte and Kwon can’t do it all. They can do a lot. Hopefully Smith has some gas left in the tank.

    What is up with Kenny Bell? I had high hopes for him this year. It just seems like he I just average at best.
    I think that if doesn’t cut it as a receiver he should switch to the secondary. Won’t be the first time a receiver switched rolls. I know he can smack people, his block on that guy in college was just amazing. Seems like a decent guy, hope he makes it.

    Nice not to read about the drama queen (ASJ) in this addition. He’ll get it together soon I hope.

    Won’t be long for a game, can not get here soon enough.

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      Chetthevette, The Bucs just put G. Johnson on injured Reserved.

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        Might get more sack there.

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    I’m looking forward to a full season with Clinton McDonald. Losing him during the season certainly hurt the Buccaneers.

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    I was pleased when Dirk Koetter was named the HC earlier this year. That meant the same offense and JW will continue to progress. But, when Mike Smith was named DC, I was impressed. I remember when he was the DC in Jacksonville and the Bucs would play them in preseason. Their front seven on defense was always giving the Bucs trouble. I was disappointed when Joe Cullen was let go as the D-line coach. But, Jay Hayes is the only coach that would have been an upgrade. Wow, how can this defense not be better?
    Thanks for the report on Bond, Devante Bond (:)). I ws wondering how he was doing. As MacDonald is to the D-line room, so is Daryl Smith is to the LB room.
    Thanks for a great Fab5. This should be a fun season. Go Bucs!

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    Scott…another great Fab5. As one of your original subscribers (as “OneBucNut” who prepaid once for five years of Pewter Report…and got more value than I paid for), I have seen (“read”) your development over the years. As a professional writer myself (corporate memos, reports, contract drafting, etc…especially since attorneys are never taught how to write) I know the challenges of “writing what you believe” and putting yourself on the line (with no “take backs” or “do overs” allowed…and none needed), then waiting to see the reaction, and if you still have a job. Given your current writing ability, I want to encourage you to somehow find the time to create another “Fab5” type of regular weekly column, asap. Maybe “SR’s Tuesday Tabloid” or something…or “SR’s Morning After” on Mondays, or on Tuesday / Friday after MNF & TNF, respectfully. (Over the years, I have been wrong more than right…a typical OneBucNut indeed…but this may be a magical season, and I want to read more “Scott Reynolds” coverage, especially if / when / as the Bucs play their way into history.) As Buc fans, we used to have two local papers with sports sections and good sportswriters competing for the Buc reader with 2 or 3+ articles every day, but the one remaining paper does not even have daily Sports Page One articles during training camp…and one day had NOTHING written about the Bucs. Someone needs to fill this gap, and while I read almost every PR article already, Friday’s are special because of Fab5…I have never missed one. I know you are going 100mph every day, so you would have to rearrange your Pewter Report responsibilities, but…please give it some thought. “Others” can manage, but few can combine passion and knowledge into a concise but comprehensive article.

    (And, I think a “new weekly SR column” would increase readership…which never hurts)

    Great Fab5.

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    Howard Jones, not Johnson. Other than that, another great Fab 5. Thank you.

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      I was confused about that one sparky. Went all through the whole article.
      Still; a great Fab 5!

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    Good reading fab5. Enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see these young guys at LB position in pre season.

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    I just hope Smith didn’t come up with his defensive scheme in his basement! Lol.

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    Great Fab 5 Scott. Making Friday’s a little extra special every week. I appreciate all the work you put in on them . Thanks GO BUCS!!!

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    Not sure if we have real depth yet. I know we have alot of players who can play others positions, but is this really depth?

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    One of the things I noticed at last Saturday’s practice with Pinkstob was how much Kourtnie Brown looked like the great Simeon Rice. He has that lean, quick as a cat body type now that he’s put on a few much needed pounds. Don’t know if he can one day play like #97, but he looks the part.

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    Interesting to see who our starting left guard will be. Brate an UDFA, has been given the nod over a 2nd round pick. Pamphile could lock the starting job over a high priced FA, especially one who can’t practice. Pamphile actually is our most experienced LG. In the future our best five might be Marpet C, Sweezy RG, Dot RT, Smith LT, Pamp LG.

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    First Scott I learned a great amount of important info from this article. I grew up in Bartow and will now be pulling for Glanton. Wondered how Bond was working out and am pleased to hear Rhodes background from Wm and Mary where he had great stats at MLB. I was born in Va. too. I hope we have Kwan at that position all season but Rhodes sounds the perfect backup if he doesn’t (but wish Rhodes was attending the early morning instruction from Coach Smith along with Kwan). I kept hearing about Courtnei Brown this year but knew next to nothing about him; now I am pulling for him to make this team and am super glad he has bulked up. We need another DE who can both get to the QB and stop the run too especially if our other big DEs are playing inside.

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