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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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    Charlie

    Uncle stan this whole first page

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    skipper

    Interesting how you mention Bill Clinton and his half dozen accusers but not the 13 women who have accused our current president.

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      e

      Yes, I was going to say the same thing, Skipper… But, that’s how Scott rolls.

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    surferdudes

    I believe if Schiano walked in on that shower scene he would’ve put a stop to it. No way Schiano the man, father turns his back on something like that. I didn’t like him as a coach, like I don’t like Koetter as a coach. However I don’t know any of these players, or coaches personally so when I post a comment it’s strickly from what I see on the field. I hope all fans feel the same way, and hate this guy, or that guy should never be part of the conversation.

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      Horse

      Surferdudes; exactly. I know I have no hate in my thoughts regardless how it comes out in my poor grammar reply’s; I believe many of us are this way.

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    Garv

    Truth. What Tennessee and it’s “fans” did to Greg Schiano is as disgusting and shameful a smear I’ve seen in some time. Say what you will about Greg, and I happen to believe he’s a good man who deserved another year when he was fired for the awful St. Lovie, but no man should have been subjected to this kind of public personal attack on his character.

    Frankly it will be my pleasure to see Tennessee lose for years to come for this disgraceful outrage. F’ em.

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    Horse

    Scott good Article. I don’t know if we can afford to pick up a RB until the 3rd round as we need OL and DL help too; probably 2 DE’s. I’ll keep preaching the need to trade a player or two where we have depth in order to pick up more draft picks. We have done a poor job in Free Agency and that hasn’t help either, but Coaching is where the main problem lies. I think Licht gets a one year pass. I still can’t get around the thought the Glazer’s would have anything to do with Gruden. I hope they try another up and coming NFL DC or OC. Just my thoughts.

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    Ja'crispy

    I love Rashaad Penny. If we take a DE in the 1st round, do you think he will be available in the 2nd round? With all those great stats it seems like he could go in the 1st round. If he falls to us in the 2nd round i would take him in a heartbeat. We could really use a runner like him and hes great at returning punts/kickoffs. Kerryon Johnson looks good too. Whatever happens in the draft we need to take a dynamic all around RB in the 2nd or 3rd.

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    martinii

    Enjoyed the RB analysis. Doug’s history and other than Barber we don’t have a future. I agree with Horse we can’t lose focus on Edge Rusher an OL, but if a decent back falls or last till RD3 we need to go after him. Things still a little unsettled about where we will pick. I believe we need to win often and well for our last five games and evaluate everyone on the roster.

    Call me old school but I don’t want Gruden. The Buc’s don’t have a Tony Dungy built team that he can win with. If he wants back into coaching I am sure owners like Jerry Jones will be interested. While I believe Koetter and Smith need to improve I can’t see another 2 yr Turnover. No one will want to have anything to do with Glazers and The Buc’s. I say build on what we have, add a few more pieces and be patient.

    Every play is designed to score with, players who drop passes, miss assignments, and draw penalties cause questions regarding play calling. QB’s can audible out of plays if the defense shifts, so play calling is not totally on Koetter. I have no problem with him assigning it to another coach, but I am tired of everyone blaming him for player mistakes.

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    cheveliar

    Okay, I’ll bite on the Schiano is a good man deal. One thing I’ve learned as a man is that the best thing someone can say about you is that you’re a good man. That means a lot. With that being said, just because you’re a good man, doesn’t make you a good coach, or head coach for that matter. I’ve said it many times, I love Monte Kiffin because he knew his role, he knew what he was good at, and he did it at the top of the game for 10 years right here.

    Can’t say I was thrilled with Fab 1 but I guess I can see how you had to get that off your chest…

    The best was the piece on my man Stocker. Loved that kid and I hope he gets to where he wants to be after playing.

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    Randy H.

    Kind of off-topic, but I’m still trying to figure out why you use the words “serviced by” and not “sponsored by” when referring to DGD. I assume that you are referring to the 33rd definition of “service” which is “to supply with aid, information, or other incidental services”. Anyhow, even with that, I always enjoy reading them.

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    Buc 1976

    No coments on Schiano.
    When it comes to the draft the Bucs can not fill all the holes on the Defensive line and Offensive line in one draft.

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    buccaneerNW

    Showing your politics again, Scott:

    “his accusers were slut-shamed by the media that was sympathetic to Clinton’s politics”

    That is absolute BS. Those women were not slut shamed by the media as I recall. That’s the thing with you right wingers — you’re always making up #FakeNews about how the “liberal” media makes excuses for democrats or liberals that they actually don’t. If anything, it’s the right wing outlets that are the most shameful in their acceptance of bad behavior (sexual or other criminal) based on politics — FuxNuze had Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly… They’ve ignored Don Dump’s extensive sexual misbehavior and I’m betting they’ve gone pretty easy on Roy Moore (I can’t stand to watch to find out)… You right wingers are living in a fantasy world. Also, why was this inserted into the story anyway, AS ITS OWN PARAGRAPH? No bias here, right? No spin zone? Hahahaha, right… And don’t mistake anything I’m saying as dismissing Clinton’s escapades as president… But, ya know, he was president 17 years ago… And we now have a serial predator as president and it goes uncommented by right wingers like you. Seriously. Blinders on. Bet FuxNuze doesn’t mention Trump’s many accusers (they’re all lying, right?)… Keep spewing nonsense.

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      devasher

      I do find it funny that Scott throws his politics around, some intentionally, some unintentionally, then gets outraged when Gerald McCoy or Mike Evans expresses any political thought.

      So it’s cool if you let your right-wing politics show on a Bucs site but if an NFL player like Mike Evans or Gerald McCoy does the same, and particularly one you don’t agree with you find ways to express your “ALL CAPS” opinion.

      It’s the height of hypocrisy Scott, but that’s your right. Just like it’s Gerald’s and Mike’s right to say and stand for things you don’t agree with as their views are no more relevant to playing football for an NFL team as your views covering it for an NFL covering publisher 😉

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        buccaneerNW

        I’d love to see Scott respond, but now that he’s been called out as a Hannity-level propagandist, he’ll probably blame Obama.

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          devasher

          It’s unfortunate for Scott that he’s espoused his beliefs in enough ways that he’s pigeonholed into this MAGA cap wearing, FN viewer, but he hasn’t left much to the imagination.

          Much like his favorite president who has seen 4 subordinates face charges or plead guilty due to a Russian investigation run by and appointed by Republicans, Scott has made his bed and now he can lie in it 😀

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    buccaneerNW

    ON football matters… If Schiano learned (1) how to deal with media more cooperatively, and (2) how to not be a constant hardass, I think he’ll end up being a very successful HC with a top D1 program. Could end up back in the pros, and I think he will succeed. He was dealt a bad hand here and then made some of his own mistakes… But remember how great his run defense was in year 1 with the Bucs… There were some positives going on that got washed out with some of the Freeman distractions, in addition to MRSA, and some questionable draft picks by Dominik. Would’ve been better to keep him around another year than to hire Lovie Smith. but we get Licht out of that change and he’s a better GM than Dominik… Anyway, hindsight…

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      Rut

      Couldn’t agree more. I wasn’t a big fan of Schianos offense but our defense was hard hitting and smart. Problem was they were always on the field and got gassed by an inconsistent offense that hated each other in the locker room. Remember that Carolina game where we held them to 12 total rushing yards as a team?? Carolinas gonna run ALL OVER this team this year, just watch.

      Under Schiano, we were tough. We hit you in the mouth. I didn’t like the Goldson pick up, but for Christsake the man talked REVIS into coming here. The right kind of players bought into Schiano. But he had a team full of brats.

      But the past is the past. Looking ahead, I really hate Koetter at this point because he makes so many dumb fuck coaching decisions but I think he needs a full year as just a head coach. Being an offensive coordinator was his “thing” but he needs to grow and take the next step, just as he’s asking his players to do. I think he’d be a good HC. You could see the players actually liked him and trusted him during that won streak last year. But he tainted that trust by trying to do too much. He can win it back by stepping back and letting the assistants do their jobs.

      I also think we should keep Licht. Come on Glazers, thus past offseason was the best hype and feeling we’ve had for Tampa in a long time. Even Raheem Morris’ 10-6 “youngry” team didn’t win over the national media like we did last year. We were darlings. It’s time to trust the guys that put you in the spot, and get rid of the ones who are actively destroying it (Mike Smith, Jay Hayes, whoever the hell our defensive backs coach is)

      Clean house on the defense and bring in someone aggresive. Mike Smith talked all offseason about multiple looks. Apparently he only meant multiple by switching between cover 4 and cover 2. He only started cover 1 and 3-3-5 once the fans started calling out plays from the sidelines lol.

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    BKNYfootballhead

    Schiano is a proven a-hole and scumbag to many people over his football career. Fact.
    Yet Scott wholly presumes his innocence from testimony based on a night of sharing: a family dinner, some football tape, good ole boy values, and fear of the same the god.
    The times we live in.

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    Buc-Up

    Say what you want about Schiano, but he’s the only coach that knew how to get the most out of Lavonte David’s talent!

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    matador

    Scott after all the political crap you’ve stirred up over the years on a website that’s supposed to be about football, to bring it up at all yet again I have lost all respect for you.

    As many times you’ve angered your customers pushing your politics on them, were you my employee I’d fire you for it. Post your political bull cap on your Facebook page and keep your political opinions off our damn Bucs site.

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      devasher

      Ironically Scott has the toughest time when football players express their own thoughts (as they happen to diverge from his own despite being no more an appropriate a setting than Scott using this platform).

      But I have yet to read a post yet that hasn’t implicated Scott’s politics as they happen to be, Fox-&-Friends-Right-Wing-BS. It is what it is, I’d love to talk politics with Scott someday. I just don’t know how appropriate a Bucs board is for it though 😛

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    Jlog

    The Glazer’s gave us fans a raw deal when hired Schiano.

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    surferdudes

    Good timing on featuring R.B.’s in this Fab 5. With the college championships this weekend you gave us a clue on who to watch for. I like college backs who split carries with other backs during their careers. Like Michel, and Chubb. I like the Penny kid because he faced lesser competition therefore I believe has less wear, and tear. I’d stay away from Johnson from Auburn. The kids shoulder is messed up. He shouldn’t have continued against Bama, and I don’t think he should even play this weekend, but will, and do further damage. As for our stable of backs, I would’ve moved on from Martin, Sims, Quiz before this season. I got hammered for stating such, a lot of Martin love out there, but in a R.B. loaded draft how good would Kamara look right about now? So Martin is washed up, why not cut him, and bring in some P.S. backs for try outs? Do we even have one on our own P.S.? If not, further proof Licht is not a good G.M..

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    Alldaway 2.0

    I think complimentary duo RBs are better than a three down do it all back aka bellcow. Right now the Bucs need a slasher to add to Rodgers, Barber and Sims. Martin’s future is unknown at this point.

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    EastEndBoy

    Are memories really that short…Greg SchiaNo a good coach? Have we forgotten:
    – “half time is for a taking a dump not making adjustments”
    – his ‘strategy’ (a term I use incredibly loosely) of throwing around time outs whenever he felt like have another conversation, leaving us constrained in time management game after game
    – whatever the heck he was doing with Freeman…I don’t care how big of a mess Freeman may or may not have been, SchiaNo ended it on the field that’s for sure – taking any chance of Dominik trading him for something off the table and leaving us with Glennon
    – his cadre of 27 assistants and whatever the heck they were supposed to be doing – what a waste.
    – you mentioned his draft input and then somehow totally excuse it…why?
    – his record…as Love said, “you are what your record says you are”…a bad coach!

    Come on man!

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    JustaBuc

    I feel like the RB question is being discussed backwards. Fixing the oline will suddenly make all our RBs look so much better when they’re not being hit in the backfield. I don’t think Martin has any lack of talent whatsoever or anything like that.

    Would have rather seen a column focused more on scouting Oline than RBs in that sense.

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    drdneast

    I have to agree with Matador Mark, keep your right wing leanings out of the sports section so I don’t have to spend time correcting you.
    As an earlier writer noted, you speak of the women who were “slut shamed” by Clinton’s staff, who, as almost everyone will rememberby a tight group of well funded right wing groups intent on destorying President Clinton.
    Yet you conveinently forget about the mass of women who accused your glorious leader, the traitorous racist Donald Trump, of sexually assaulting them.
    Not only that, but Trump actually admitted to it, but also peeping on young underage teenage girls during his beauty contests.
    What a big fat pig.
    I also found it the height of irony, the moralistic Ken Starr was eventually run out of Baylor for ignoring and trying to cover up the rapes of coeds on his campus by players on the football team.
    Now on to Schiano.
    I never believed Schiano ruined Freeman’s career because basically there was nothing in it for him but the unemployment line if he did.
    Freeman ruined Freeman’s career from what i heard from a couple of reliable sources in your industry by partying way to much. So much that the Bucs were so concerned about it they went out and drafted Glennon.
    I remember the Jets game where the Bucs were penalized twice for delay of game on the same series because the headset in the helmet was broken.
    Schiano, for some strange reason, was blamed for that whereas I blamed Freeman who also missed the team bus to the game that morning I believe.
    He must have been n one hell of a bender that Freeman couldn;t een call a QB sneak to keep from getting a penalty.
    As for wanting a RB that is just fine but like most people believe out here, where is he going to run to if the current OL stays in place.
    This is the smae logic you used two years ago when you were dancing around calling for the Bucs to draft Hargreaves.
    The game starts in the trenches.
    I don;t care if you have four Deion Sanders and Jim Brown in the backfield, it isn’t going to mean spit if the QB has all day to throw while drinking a cup of joe and defenders are hanging on to the RB when he gets the handoff.

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    drdneast

    I have to agree with Matador, Mark, please keep your uber right wing philosophy off the sports section so I don’t have to spend time setting the record straight.
    You speak of the women who were slut shamed by Clinton’s staff, but conveniently leave out they were all recruited ad funded

    by a tight group of well funded right wing groups intent on destorying President Clinton.
    Yet you conveinently forget about the mass of women who accused your glorious leader, the traitorous racist Donald Trump, of sexually assaulting them.
    Not only that, but Trump actually admitted to it, but also peeping on young underage teenage girls during his beauty contests.
    What a big fat pig.
    I also found it the height of irony, the moralistic Ken Starr was eventually run out of Baylor for ignoring and trying to cover up the rapes of coeds on his campus by players on the football team.
    Now on to Schiano.
    I never believed Schiano ruined Freeman’s career because basically there was nothing in it for him but the unemployment line if he did.
    Freeman ruined Freeman’s career from what i heard from a couple of reliable sources in your industry by partying way to much. So much that the Bucs were so concerned about it they went out and drafted Glennon.
    I remember the Jets game where the Bucs were penalized twice for delay of game on the same series because the headset in the helmet was broken.
    Schiano, for some strange reason, was blamed for that whereas I blamed Freeman who also missed the team bus to the game that morning I believe.
    He must have been n one hell of a bender that Freeman couldn;t een call a QB sneak to keep from getting a penalty.
    As for wanting a RB that is just fine but like most people believe out here, where is he going to run to if the current OL stays in place.
    This is the smae logic you used two years ago when you were dancing around calling for the Bucs to draft Hargreaves.
    The game starts in the trenches.
    I don;t care if you have four Deion Sanders and Jim Brown in the backfield, it isn’t going to mean spit if the QB has all day to throw while drinking a cup of joe and defenders are hanging on to the RB when he gets the handoff.

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