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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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  1. 1

    surferdudes

    The Eagles did the right thing ignoring Trump. Why would any black man want to meet a racist, they aren’t going to change Trumps view of them. Only a few white guys wanted to go, enough said. I don’t enjoy rehashing the past, so didn’t need Fab 1 to 3. I don’t get having Cappa competing for right guard. I would hope by now Benenoch would be that guy. Cappa should be competing at right tackle, we’re going to need a starter there sooner rather then later. I hate to think we moved up in the 3rd round for a back up guard. Would’ve been better off drafting a right tackle still on the board at that point.

    1. 1.1

      EastEndBoy

      perhaps moving up in the 3rd for a backup OG is better than moving up in the 2nd round for a kicker?…progress?

      Seriously though, I agree Cappa must be our next best thing at RT.

    2. 1.2

      Horse

      surferdudes; very good points.

    3. 1.3

      toofamiliar17

      I don’t get this line of thinking at all. Cappa IS a guard. We may try to train him at RT, but that isn’t what he’s naturally suited to play. His skillset is that of a guard, flat out. He currently doesn’t have the feet to play tackle. He certainly doesn’t have the reach, with his very short arms. He doesn’t have the strengths of a tackle. He’s a mean road grader who gets low and pushes defenders around. There has been some talk of us trying him at RT, and if so, then so be it. But if we had wanted to draft an obvious Demar Dotson replacement with that pick, it would have made a heck of a lot more sense to draft a tackle than to draft a guard.

      If Cappa wins the starting RG job outright, which I think is distinctly possible, that would be a big win for this team. For one, we could cut JR Sweezy and save some money to roll over into 2019’s currently problematic cap situation. And since Sweezy has, for his entire career, been an average or below average overall player, it would mean a talent upgrade on an O line that was pretty rough last season. Adding Jensen is a great addition to help that problem, but it won’t be enough on its own. We ALSO need much better play from either LT or RG, preferably both. But we’ve gotta be better at one of those spots. We can’t compensate for two weaknesses on the line. And Donovan pretty much is the player he is at this point. So if Cappa was to beat Sweezy out (read: be better than him), that would be good both for the team now AND in the future.

      He isn’t going to beat out Demar, at least not at this point. If he’s eventually going to play RT, then he needs some serious development to get there. So, he isn’t going to beat out what was a top 5 RT from last season, nor should we really care about that, since Dotson was, ya know….a top 5 RT last season. What he CAN maybe do is beat out a marginal player at his natural position, maybe giving us a LG-C-RG interior that’s comprised entirely of above average starters. So, let’s maybe let him do that, and count on Demar to keep playing great football. He’s currently expected to be 100% by training camp, which is in plenty of time. Worries about him this year are very premature. If he isn’t ready then, we can adjust at that time. Makes a ton of sense to me.

  2. 2

    Darin

    The GB game that year then the follwing Steelers game were 2 of the funnest games I attended. Forgot about those, thanks for the memories. As far as Dilfer, the guy was always terrible to my eyes. Still cant believe he won a SB in Baltimore. Heck of an analyst tho. For the die hards back then Dilfer was definitely hated. I was always a Testaverde fan too. He had his share of bad games but was much better than Dilfer. Should have kept Vinny. He went on to play well after here. Although most have. Glad we have a qb now, took way too long to find a good one. Those were the good ole days Scott. Never missed a game back then.

  3. 3

    buccaneerNW

    2 things:

    1. I don’t care for nostalgia, so F5:1-3 were useless to me.

    2. Comments on Trump. Ignoring him is the best thing. He’s an ignorant clown. Shouldn’t even legitimize him by showing any respect. The Eagles did the right thing.

    1. 3.1

      Jonathan Goodfellow

      I agree that Trump is an ignorant clown, but im also in agreement with Scott here. If there was a possibility some good can be been accomplished, than we need to try.

      1. 3.1.1

        buccaneerNW

        I would agree, if it were any other president, that using such a meeting as an opportunity for dialogue would be preferable… But, Trump is a scumbag… He isn’t going to give any ground on a political issue that he feels gives him an edge with his base. He is a liar and a manipulator. Maybe he would’ve sat down for a conversation with players, and used it as a photo-op, but that’s where it would stop. He literally has no interest in addressing any of the concerns that have motivated the players’ protests. He encourages police violence. He is willing to exploit racial animus for political gain, especially if he can wrap it up in the flag and pretend to be a patriot. He is the enemy of the people, a divider and manipulator. He’s a fascist piece of shit. I’m all for dialogue, but #FuckfaceVonClownstick isn’t capable of hearing or understanding (or caring about) the facts.

      2. 3.1.2

        Jonathan

        Let us try to put aside our anti-Trump bias for a moment. Let’s just look at what he has actually done.
        (First off, I have actually seen Mr. Trump speak about an issue. Then a few hours or days later, read or hear what the media says about it. Twisted like a pretzel to fit the Liberal narrative.I am 67, never seen anything like it.)
        Unemployment at 18 year low, ALL TIME low for Blacks and Hispanics. GDP over 4% now. Was over 3% his 1st 4 qtrs. Prior administration never had 3% or over in a year. There are more jobs available than there are applicants to fill them. Bonuses from hundreds of corps. Raises in wages. Companies moving back to America and building infrastructure! Not everyone can be an NFL player and make millions of dollars. The rest of us just have ….jobs. 1st meeting between Korea’s leaders. 1st meeting between USA and Korean President. This is a 70 year war! Other nations have changed their trade policies with us….more to our advantage. Nafta…out. Iran deal….out. China has come around, and is a big part of why NoKo may give up nukes. Illegal immigration down. ISIS getting beat down and shrinking. He is only doing EVERYTHING he said he would do if elected.I have relatives who live in south Arizona, and want the wall built as soon as possible. The illegal immigrants use his land as if it was their own. I married an immigrant. It took us 3 years to get everything in order and legal. Plus about $10,000. And she was Thai. NOTHING in her background to suggest any problem.The biggest reason it took so long was because of, what I call “Line Jumpers”….They just ignore any line, any rule, any control. And the rest of us just have to suck it up. And America elected him.For the life of me why do people make waves about illegal immigrants being separated from children when criminals in America EVERYDAY get separated from their children. Nobody sez “boo!” about Americans being separated from their children. Our borders are becoming more secure. Trump’s opinion shared by many, that you should show respect for the national anthem and flag…. is just his opinion. …we all are entitled to our opinions. He will not (and cannot) force people to be respectful.
        To bring attention to police killing blacks…a total of 223 blacks were shot and killed by police in 2017 in the entire USA. Were ANY of those 223 killings justified? Common sense says most would be justified. By contrast, 326 blacks were killed by other blacks IN CHICAGO ALONE!! And how many of THOSE were justified? Very very few. 75% of murder victims black, but only make up 33% general population. 70% of offenders are black. Seems like that would get some attention. And that year is no aberration. This black on black murder violence is ongoing. Thank God for people like Kanye West, Candace Owens, Clarence Thomas, Morgan Freeman, Herman Cain, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Lynn Swann, Karl Malone, Tony Dungy, James Meredith (remember him? had the balls to confront the Democrats and the Democrats terrorist military arm the KKK and enrolled at Ole Miss in early 60s I think) Why in God’s name would you want an American President to fail? And why, if you are black, would you be a Democrat? Democrats owned EVERY slave in 1860 in America. Democrats went to war to protect slavery. Republicans went to war to abolish slavery. And died by the hundreds of thousands and were predominantly white. After losing that war Democrats founded the KKK to continue to try to control blacks. Then the Democrats enacted the Jim Crow laws. Segregation then, now and forever was their slogan in the 60s. Democrats killed the freedom riders who came to Mississippi to register blacks to vote.Democrats blocked the doors of Little Rock Arkansas to prevent a few black girls from enrolling at the high school. The National Guard had to come and FORCE them to admit them. Democrats fought the 1964 civil rights bill. Then they opposed the voting act which followed.Bill Clinton in the 90’s promoted and signed a crime bill which ripped the black family apart by throwing black men (and some women!)in jail….forever. Hillary called them “super-predators” and they got lengthy sentences. Trump just pardoned Alice Johnson, serving A LIFE SENTENCE! (did 20 years) for selling cocaine. These men were buried by the Democrats. Which left the family without a male role model or breadwinner. and the Democrats said…”Here! Some food stamps! and some section 8 housing…and a check for your children ….but only if there is no man in the house. The Government, the new father. Also blacks are forced to attend subpar schools because democrats oppose parents choosing which school their child attends and so that school gets the taxes for that child. Parents choose, the government pays as the government pays now. Except you,the parent decide….. and now….it’s the Plantation Mentality. Welcome to the farm!”
        Don’t believe me ….read the history books. We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. Among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! God bless America.
        By the way, I was born into a multi-generation of 100% Democrats in a town of all Democrats that was in a Democratic county, and Democrat state. I was raised on this Democrat propaganda. I went to Vietnam for 2 and a half tours…then came back and got a degree on the GI Bill. And became a Conservative….in a hotbed of Liberalism! Well….that’s it! Peace be with you.

        1. 3.1.2.1

          scubog

          I knew when I saw that there were so many comments there must have been some political subject matter. What you said is absolutely correct and factual which sadly is not something those folks want to hear or even attempt to consider. They prefer the name calling and porn star wisdom.

    2. 3.2

      Horse

      So agree. Scott still doesn’t get it even though I know he’s not a racist; he is like many right wing uninformed people. I have read all of Trumps books and all books about those that don’t like Trump. I find it odd that Fox News isn’t so bad if you remove 5 PM and on. I have a hard time understanding the like for Trump that Scott has since he has screwed the small people and vendors his whole life as an elitist. Will never forgive the coward draft dodger that he is. I would never put that guy in my fox hole. He is absolutely no leader.

      1. 3.2.1

        scubog

        Which branch of the military did Obama serve?

  4. 4

    FLyBoy

    I remember 98′ and 99′ and when King took over. Dilfer ran up to him one game, if I remember correctly, and told him what he needed to do wi the ball. King told him “he gots this. Leave me alone” or something close to that.

  5. 5

    Buc-n-Philly Fan

    I enjoyed the read and the history as I think history does repeat itself. For those of you who don’t enjoy “rehashing the past” or “care for nostalgia” you seem like bittermen to me. Please, don’t maintain any memories.

    No matter what your thoughts of Trump, having dialogue at least shows an effort to understand differenting viewpoints and providing insight to someone who may think differently. It would have been the exact thing that the folks who are protesting are asking from the protest…that is to be heard. They left a play unused because of pride. There have been a lot of African American and Hispanic folks that considered Trump worthy of befriending in the past before he became President so I struggle to think he is a racist. It is an easy and weak comment/judgement to make and call someone to push an agenda. Is he poor at communicating and does he engage in Twitter too much, ABSOLUTELY! But is he a racist, I don’t think so and I certainly hope not as there is no place for that in our Society.

    Nice work Scott!

    1. 5.1

      buccaneerNW

      Memories are fine, but I’ve always tuned into SR’s Fab 5 for

    2. 5.2

      toofamiliar17

      Well yea. Clearly, if he has black friends, he can’t be a racist. Because that’s how racism works. Except that it isn’t, at all, in any way, and your suggesting it is only serves to demonstrate your personal lack of understanding.

      “Dialogue” only works that way when it involves two parties both sharing and listening in good faith. trump has literally never done this at any point since he’s entered the political realm. “Dialogue” with him or anyone like him (and there are plenty on BOTH sides of the aisle) serves no productive purpose. At this point, Trump is interested in only one kind of person – those that agree with him. That’s it, full stop. He has no interest in what anyone else thinks or has to say. He’s made that clear by summarily dismissing everyone who opposes him in any way. There’s no productive “dialogue” to be had with a person like that.

  6. 6

    jerseybucsfan

    Really not the place to be talking about the president. You’ll destroy your website with dissension. Stick with football. Very very touchy subject that should be avoided!

  7. 7

    EastEndBoy

    It’s only June, but this sentence should be concerning at any time of the year: “Spence was seeing time as a third-string defensive end on Thursday.”

  8. 8

    seat26

    Dilfer was one of the most overrated QB’s in Buccaneer History. A guy who was notorious for turning over the football in the most inopportune moments, Always the least prepared to play, and never had Football as his first love. Golf was more important to him and it showed. I know most will disagree with me, But Shaun King had more talent. He might have made a good Strong Safety, however. Trump? It is sad that the NFL had to become one of Trump’s punching bags. It didn’t serve him or the NFL well.

  9. 9

    Horse

    Spence is just too small to play DE; we should trade him to a 3-4 team and get something. I hope next week Goodwin starts over Jackson; not cool for him not to get as many reps as possible with Winston. I’m wondering if our DE’s have really improved, I sure hope so. Very disappointed in the two QB’s we have for back up. Winston goes down, we’re going nowhere and I don’t want to hear about Fitzpatrick being 2-1 when he was in as anybody could have won those two games. Why didn’t we draft a QB in the later rounds?

    1. 9.1

      seat26

      I agree Horse. He is better suited for Linebacker in a 3-4 defense. And I was thinking the same thing about Godwin. Jackson will probably only be here one more season, maybe he would be better in the slot and let Godwin play on the outside. Godwin is ready to break out.

  10. 10

    buccaneerNW

    Memories are fine, but I’ve always tuned into SR’s Fab 5 for insights on the current team. I’m not bitter, but the past is the past, and I don’t have much interest in stories about the team of 20 years ago.

    This column’s best moments, in my opinion, have always been when Scott gives us a peek at some behind the scenes player development, and other insider info from team sources.

    1. 10.1

      Buc-n-Philly Fan

      Very good explanation and I understand your reasoning. I guess as a long time Bucs fan I am still holding on to the ONE TIME we were great…lol.

    2. 10.2

      Horse

      Agree, maybe he’s trying to burn the Fab 5
      so he can use the excuse Twitter & Podcast is the future?

  11. 11

    EastEndBoy

    Scott, I appreciate that you’re trying to make something productive out of Trump, but the loyalty that you show this guy is both very hard to comprehend and certainly undeserving.

    Why would a “face to face meeting” be at all fruitful? It wasn’t for the bipartisan Congressmen that went to a face to face meeting with Trump to agree a deal on DACA – he later squelched on that deal. It wasn’t for Justin Trudeau who came out with a deal to exclude Canada from steel tariffs aimed at China…only to then have steel tariffs imposed on Canada. It wasn’t for Chuck Grassley who just got the tables turned on him with Trump’s policy change on ethanol. It wasn’t for Rex Tillerson, who got sent to Africa so Trump could give him the boot behind his back while out of the country. It wasn’t for Preet Bharara who had an agreement with Trump at Trump Tower to remain as the AG for the S.D. of NY….only to then be fired by Trump days later. And on and on.

    This guy is no deal-maker…he has bought and sold real estate for a living (with less than average success…it was his Dad that made all the $)…congratulations, so has my neighbor. No Bank on the planet – outside of Russia – will do any business with this guy any more.

    He hasn’t made a single successful deal in nearly a year and half as POTUS….except for the ones enriching his own pocket – like the deal for foreign dignitaries to stay exclusively at his Trump Hotel in DC, paying the top rack rates….does Expedia not apply to them. Or the deal to lift restrictions on his Trump hotels expansion in China…in return for lifting sanctions on ZTE. Or the deal to give Melania’s close friend the $25m contract to arrange his inaugural celebration….at the same time he gave the exact same contract to another firm that actually arranged the celebration….wonder what Melania’s friend did with that $25m she received (and it is confirmed she got it)? He’s a heck of a deal maker when it means doing a number on everyone else, American too, to enrich himself.

    The Eagles did the right thing – as did the Warriors.

    1. 11.1

      toofamiliar17

      Well said. Tough to argue with so many such specific examples.

  12. 12

    buccaneerNW

    I would agree, if it were any other president, that using a meeting as an opportunity for dialogue would be preferable to avoidance… But, Trump is a scumbag… He isn’t going to give any ground on a political issue that he feels gives him an edge with his base. He is a liar and a manipulator. Maybe he would’ve sat down for a conversation with players, and used it as a photo-op, but that’s where it would stop. He literally has no interest in addressing any of the concerns that have motivated the players’ protests. He encourages police violence. He is willing to exploit racial animus for political gain, especially if he can wrap it up in the flag and pretend to be a patriot. He is the enemy of the people, a divider and manipulator. He’s a fascist piece of shit. I’m all for dialogue, but #FuckfaceVonClownstick isn’t capable of hearing or understanding (or caring about) the facts.

  13. 13

    calibucsfan16

    Love the trip down memory lane. That season was very frustrating. Did Dilfer try the single bar facemask that year or in 99? Would love to see more articles like this one!

  14. 14

    BUC-ASS-BOB

    The NFL lost about 15% viewership last year due to getting involved with politics now I see the usual real clowns on this site start talking politics again about Trump, This team has a well below average amount of fans, this site compared to the Denver Bronco site has about 2000 less comments each article , I think Trevor and Mark would discourage these real clowns from going into politics on this site and not run off any more pewter fans .

  15. 15

    Horse

    Scott is very naive as to the world; most people who haven’t seen much of the world
    should keep quiet. Trump is a communist sympathizer; he sure fits the make up, especially since he loves ruthless rulers.
    Our democracy is falling because many of his following haven’t done their homework to the check the facts themselves.

    1. 15.1

      76Buc

      Horse, I have always admired your football knowledge and level headedness, but you are obviously not a student of economics and geopolitics. You need to check the facts. Ruthless rulers are totalitarian dictators known as fascist. Examples would be Sadam, Pol Pot, Muammar Gaddafi, and Mussolini.
      Examples of ultra left wingers who became communist would include Mao, Castro, Ho Chi Min, all the Soviet Premiers, Stalin, and Hitler (yes, he was a an extreme socialist [ the term Nazi means National Socialist German Worker’s Party in German, and of course Jerry “moon beam” Brown. As you can see the left wing socialist were much more murderous. Socialist start off as egalitarians, but soon morph into totalitarians.
      Trump may have to deal diplomatically with dictators, but not with commies.

      1. 15.1.1

        Horse

        What? Totally disagree. I have read books on everyone of the guys you just mentioned and I sure didn’t come up with your observations. Trump is actually both, a dictator and a communist sympathizer; he’s no hero for mankind. He’s all about Donald J Trump.

    2. 15.2

      buccaneerNW

      He doesn’t really sympathize with communists. He sympathizes with fascists, dictators, authoritarians, and oligarchs. He doesn’t have the intelligence or empathy to understand anything other than power and manipulation.

      1. 15.2.1

        BKNYfootballhead

        Hitler only paid lip-service to “Socialism”, you are misinformed.

    3. 15.3

      seat26

      Bingo. Yahtzee. We were attacked. And it’s as if it never happened according to the President.

  16. 16

    76Buc

    If I knew Trump nI probably would not like him because he reminds me of a couple of very demanding and egotistical, yet very successful bosses I worked for . They rubbed people the wrong way, but produced.
    So, let’s have a look:
    -Best economic growth in 4 decades (soon to be 5% per annum)
    – lowest unemployment rates (3.8%) this century [lowest black, hispanic, female rates ever]
    -huge tax cut for most of us
    -corporate tax rates still higher than the rest of the industrialized countries- but getting better
    -ISIS almost wiped out
    -North Korean summitt
    Humh
    I wish I still lived in Tampa so I could boo the Eagles

    1. 16.2

      EastEndBoy

      It’s an interesting list….but could just easily read like this:

      – economy doing well, despite POTUS efforts to stall it with trade wars. Maybe the health of the economy is largely independent of any POTUS.

      – huge tax cuts for the top 0.1% of society, tax rise for the truly middle class (anyone who actually itemized their taxes…yours are going up), minuscule short-term tax cut for lower classes (yes, she can afford her Costco membership on that refund this year), set to reverse to a tax rise by law within a decade.

      – effective corporate tax rates were already among lowest in the world (no sizable corp paid statutory rates), and now are unnecessarily low such that corporations gave $1 trillion of the $1 trillion tax cut back to shareholders (ie largely the top 1%) this year.

      – ISIS reduced in Iraq and replaced with numerous new terrorist groups in Syria and Africa

      – North Korean summit has not happened and has little chance of resulting in anything substantial outside of photo ops if it ever does occur.

      – a huge new threat totally unnecessarily created in nuclear Iran!!!! Own goal!

      – icing international relations with America’s longest standing allies…Canada is the enemy now???, really?!

      – pulls out of the most important international agreement on climate change (now the only dissenting nation on earth), because it was a deal Obama agreed.

      – cuts clean energy suppprt in favor of supporting coal, despite the near 100:1 ratio of jobs in favor of clean energy, putting small and medium sized renewable companies at risk of closing this year.

      – eliminates controls on mentally ill people being able to purchase guns

      So I guess there’s always another side of the coin.

  17. 17

    76Buc

    Scott, you may want to avoid and political or patriotic statement on this site. The level of ignorance here is astounding. People who are controlled by their emotions, when a simple check of the facts would prove them off base. If they got their news from Investors Business Daily or the Wall Street Journal instead of the Communist News Network (CNN) they would be better served.

    1. 17.1

      Horse

      Oh, now I see where you’re coming from; I thought as much.

      1. 17.1.1

        Mike.Seven

        Horse and I see everything exactly opposite
        Horse Sees Trump a loser and kaepernick a winner
        He sees Mariota a loser and “Winston a winner and playoff QB”
        He sees Koetter a winner, I see him a loser

        1. 17.1.1.1

          Dave

          Mariota is a loser. The dude sucks. Did you watch him play last season? He had one of the worst seasons I’ve seen in a while from a QB. 15 GS, 3235 yards(215/game) 13 TD’s vs 15 INT’s. 7.1 YPA, and a 79.3 QB Rating. Mariota is living proof that it’s a team sport. That team went 9-6, and Mariota was absolutely god awful. It’s amazing what happens when you have a great OLine, great running game, and above average defense. If you’d rather Mariota over Jameis, you lose all credibility as a football fan

  18. 18

    Horse

    Pewter Fans, I apologize. I let my emotions get the best of me. I wanted Pewter Report to be just about the Buccaneers and football. Next time Scott or anybody else mentions anything relating to politics I will keep quiet. As most of us can tell it’s very controversial and none of us are going to change our minds. Scott say what you want. I’m only going to stay focused on the Buccaneers from now on. Go Bucs!

    1. 18.1

      EastEndBoy

      @horse I respect your decision to stay quiet in the future and I understand it too. But, for me, many of my hero’s are the people who stood up through history and said, no way am I going to let this crap just happen and let people go on in ignorance or worse. I am fortunate to live in a time where I can speak up in the face of this absurdity without fear, unlike many of those in the past. And it would be a slap in their faces for me to just let people go on thinking this madman was just different or unusual or spoke brashly but didn’t really mean anything or was a great businessman or an intelligent leader we should trust or had all of our best interests in mind….no, I will not turn a blind eye any time I see this.

  19. 19

    BleedOrange78

    I, for one, like a little review – history teaches us much and gives perspective. And as Bucs fans, our past is part of of who we are with regards to the team (lighten up, guys…it’s only a game). Plus people – cut Scott some slack. There’s only so much that can be written about voluntary OTA’s where viewing is limited and “vanilla” is the flavor of the day at One Buc Place. So, yeah, ’98 was disappointing and frustrating although the Giants game in ’99 was agony. I remember watching that game in disbelief at how one player could be so irredeemably bad – Dilfer was brutal. I saw that game in a sports bar in Vegas and I can still hear the howls of laughter when Dilfer chucked that ball while on the run. Dungy should have permanently benched him at that point.

    Scott, some advice which is by no means original – avoid any whiff of politics. The previous posts show that it just can’t be done on this site. The amount of over the top, inappropriate, and completely misused words (both political and scatalogical) along with misplaced chest-pounding bravado is, in a word, disheartening.

    Otherwise, GO BUCS!!!

  20. 20

    toofamiliar17

    I won’t go as far as some have in dismissing all looks back at the past. I enjoy it to an extent. 3/5 of a Fab 5 is an awful lot of looking back, especially when the first two were kinda the same thing. As one part, it would be fine, but I don’t personally get much out of reading 7,500+ words/15 Microsoft Word pages more or less about the 1998 season.

    I do get that it’s still the offseason, and content can be difficult to generate. Still, it seems like there could have been SOMETHING done other than such an in depth look at one random, mediocre season 20 years ago. One Fab is one thing, but this just got boring for me as a reader.

  21. 21

    surferdudes

    Trump is the Anti Christ we’ve been told will come again. The Devil in plain site. Look at him, he’s the seven sins all rolled into one. I’m surprised an atheist like me can see this but Christens like Scott can’t.

  22. 22

    fredster

    I’m not commenting much on the politics. It’s pointless people believe what they want. i will say I voted for Trump and after his time in office so far I’d vote for him again. Especially if the other choice is Hilary! What a complete scum bag she and her corrupt husband are. Most corrupt politicians ever.

    Anyways back to football, Ah remembering the good old days. Lol. I remember watching the Giants game the strip fumble of Dilfer and that big guy running it in was hilarious although I’m sure I wasn’t laughing then. Can’t blame that one on Trent as I remember.

    I was at the super bowl where The Ravens and Dilfer won. Had great seats. Saw the Police perform live. Cool military flyover that evening. Have tons of pictures. Ironically as a Bucs fan it’s the only super bowl I’ve been to. The Ravens thanked Dilfer for the super bowl win by promptly cutting him shortly after. Lol.

    1. 22.1

      buccaneerNW

      Most corrupt politicians ever? Maybe you haven’t been following the rampant criminality in the Trump administration and his campaign. Maybe FuxNuze doesn’t want you to know about it because it’s the official state propaganda outlet for Trump. Perhaps you believe all the nonsense Trump spews about “fake news”… when he literally makes up stories to disinform people and to undercut the facts and the Mueller investigation. If you believe him, you’re gullible AF. This man is like a mob boss. Talk about corruption! Jeezus, there’s no comparison with any previous president (certainly of the modern era).

  23. 23

    GIJoeWasThere

    That 1998 season was so disappointing…

  24. 24

    matador

    I have refrained from posting on this site for a long time. But I feel compelled to do so now.

    Whomever the owners of this site are, please fire Scott immediately. Despite being asked by his readers, many times nicely in the beginning, and increasingly stridently of late, he continues to force his political views down our throats in ways that show contempt for others’ views and are damaging to your economic interests.

    It is the same behavior displayed by religious zealots who come at it from an imagined moral high ground based on nothing more than their personal opinions and feelings, which somehow in their minds gets contorted into a right or in Scott’s case apparently a need to force feed their views to others in order to get them to accept, agree and validate those beliefs.

    If you the owners (or Scott’s partners, however this business is structured) would please take the time to read all of the posts generated in response to Scott’s articles focused on politics +/or religion, it would hopefully give you an understanding of how he has corrupted the previously overwhelmingly positive affinity and even loyalty many of us used to feel for this site and replaced it with contempt and anger.

    Using facts that misrepresent the argument, Scott might point to page views, ad dollars etc as indicating that forcing his political and religious views on your customers is not hurting the business. But the large number of people whose blood boils while posting a response like mine would tell you he is doing lasting damage to your site’s reputation and whatever the business is today it is less than it could be and could be were Scott’s outrageous and disrespectful behavior reigned in.

    How can you have so little concern for us that you’d continue enabling him to take advantage of us in this way, while harming your interests at the same time?

    Thanks for listening.

    1. 24.1

      Horse

      I’ve got to agree with you. I’m not supporting any of the sponsors I used to go to Ford Garage quite a bit but not anymore .
      I won’t set foot in another Walmart again . I have spent many thousands of dollars in the store from my grandkids and kids, not anymore.
      Trevor and Mark you guys better stop Scott from commenting anymore. If you can’t stand up and say something then tell me so I can delete this APP.

      If you don’t respond I’m done with Pewter Report.

      1. 24.1.1

        Scott Reynolds

        As always, I read all the comments on my SR’s Fab 5. Thank you all for taking the time to read it and, more importantly, taking the time to comment. Regardless of anyone’s opinion on the Bucs-related topics I write about, I rarely, rarely have to edit or delete anyone’s comments. I believe in the freedom of expression and the last thing I’m going to do is try to deny that here. The same goes for those topics that involve stories where the NFL and the President directly intersect. Unfortunately, it is news – not just here but on ESPN, the Tampa Bay Times sports section and plenty of other sports sites. I also rarely, rarely edit or delete comments when I am being called names and being personally attacked. PewterReport.com is a free website, not a subscription-based site, and you are free to come and go as you please.

        However, many are coming as we are actually enjoying a 20% traffic increase this offseason, which is a surprising number considering this team is coming off a 5-11 season – yet it’s a testament to our strong reporting this offseason on Bucs free agency and the draft. And for that we thank you – new visitor and longtime visitor alike.

        I’m making a general reply to all, but since Horse is demanding a reply, I’ll address this to him. There’s no need in trying to coerce Mark and Trevor to get me to do something. I’m a very good listener and do listen and take their input as we are a team, but at the end of the day I run the company and am the leader of the team – and this is my column.

        For the Trump-haters out there – or those that disagree with some of the President’s stances – I’ll try to sum up the last section in one or two sentences for you: If you don’t ask, the answer’s “no.” There can never be any mutual understanding between 2 differing parties without dialogue, which involves talking and listening.

        That’s it. No politics.

        The gist of my point is to encourage talking and listening – as much of it as possible. Substitute Obama for Trump and make it about another issue he didn’t see eye to eye with half the country on – if you need to look at it that way to understand. I don’t care. Take the politics out of it. The message is to talk, and more importantly, listen. That’s typically the only way we as human beings can gain understanding and empathy.

        Whether it’s this issue or any thing, dialogue is usually a good thing. I think you’d agree, right?

        After all, there have been about 50 instances of dialogue right here after this article – and due to the fact that I’ve read 49 posts and will only post this one myself – I’m doibg the vast majority of listening.

        In the end, I’m not shoving my political views down anyone’s throat. I’m simply encouraging dialogue- of any all kind. If we choose not to engage in dialogue in any form or fashion, don’t expect ANYTHING to change in any arena, be it politics, sports, etc.

        As Wayne Gretzky said (or at least this quote is attributed to him): “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”

        If you have a problem with my belief in the fact, that encouraging an attempt at dialogue between enemies or friends – regardless of the topic or the outcome – is a good thing, then PewterReport,com and this column might not be the place for you.

        But given the diversity of thought exchanged in these comments, and the fact that I/we only edit or delete a comment once in a blue moon, I think we are all in the right place. You’re always welcome here … and you’re invited to stay.

        One last thing. Please understand that there is only so much we can write about the present day Bucs, which we do about 99 percent of the time (outside of draft analysis), in the offseason and we have already covered a great amount of present-day topics. There are still 7 weeks to go during the summer until training camp and we have a lot of web space to fill! That said, there may be another topic or two from yesteryear, as I did last summer when analyzing the impact RB James Wilder made in Tampa Bay. That research changed my opinion of him and I firmly believe he should be inducted into the Bucs Ring of Honor as a result.

        As always, thank you for your time, your comments, your passion and your loyal commitment to PewterReport.com and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Love you guys – all of you!

        1. 24.1.1.1

          EastEndBoy

          Scott, I appreciate your effort – the search for common ground, and for understanding is admirable.

          This week has hopefully brought to your attention what is so different this time – why this Administration is not merely a difference of political views, like more/less taxes, is Medicare a good/bad idea, should we have bigger/smaller government, should we increase/decrease the military presence in the Middle East, should we balance the budget or not, and so forth. This is about a difference of values.

          I have mentioned this before on PR – Trump (and his team) flaunts the law with great regularity (e.g., emoluments, bribery, breach of contract, etc.); he espouses misogyny; he is a serial adulterer; he befriends dictators (Putin, Un, Duarte, Jinping) and demeans America’s closest friends (there’s a special place in hell for Justin Trudeau apparently). These aren’t differences of political view, they are differences that say one either likes the rule of law or doesn’t, either believes all people are created equal or doesn’t; either denounces dictators or doesn’t.

          And this week we have all seen that one either is in favor of Child Detention Camps, or isn’t. No POTUS before this one ever created such a detestable policy as this one, regardless of what Trump would have us believe, no POTUS before him ever did this. This isn’t about Republican versus Democratic views – I personally share some with each side – this is about a difference of values.

          I don’t believe you share these values with Trump and his team, it’s time to jump ship Scott….American values are waiting.

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    drdneast

    Scott, if you are going to tell a story, at least get your facts right.
    Alice Johnson was not a drug “user” she was a drug “pusher” who had direct contact with the Medelin drug cartel,
    I don’t think it was to harsh of a sentence for a person who pushed narcotics and sucked the life out of people just to make money like the parasitic narcissist who pardoned her.
    This was also on the heels of our Clown in Chief saying the death penalty should be handed out to drug pushers.
    But this was before Trump found out pardoning people make him feel like a king, which is what he thinks he is.
    If it just wasn’t for that irritating Constitution and the free press that keep getting in the way and reporting on all of the stupid things he says and does like accusing the Canadians of burning down the White House during the War of 1812.
    I mean for gods sake.
    The fact of the matter is if Trump doesn’t have a room full of sycophants to drool over him, he doesn’t want to meet with them.
    Trump has turned a political statement about a protest about police brutality and twisted it into a disrespect of the military,
    This coming from a clown who dodged the draft four or five times.
    You can keep supporting this oafish buffoon and ignore the facts like the rest of his lemmings but I remember four years ago when we had a distinguished man in the White House who Trump also tried to besmirch by questioning his citizenship and when proved wrong, wasn’t man enough to apologize.
    And when tough issues of the day were brought to him like this one, he was the one who would invite the parties involved for a sit down to discuss the subject, not just hurl invectives from a podium in front of a pack of sycophants.
    That is what a real leader does. He leads. He doesn’t wait for others to suggest a sit down.
    And why does this guy keep sucking up to dictators and despots like Putin and Kim Jung. Why does he admire them so.

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    BleedOrange78

    Scott,

    Well said. Now let’s ALL move on to the next topic…

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    cheveliar

    Nice read Scotty, you know I lovecavwalk down memory lane. Bring back more Orange! Go Bucs!

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