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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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    Horse

    It’s still all about the pass rush even in today’s world. Go Bucs!

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    surferdudes

    It must be hard covering such a bad team where you have to call average players like David more then what they ever are. Scott, you’re always talking up David, but he’s nothing more then a good player on a bad team. I don’t care how many tackles David has his play has not changed the out come of one game. You ever see his tackle highlights on sports center? No picks, no sacks, no game changing plays. JJ Watt a D end has more picks, and touchdowns then David. That’s what a pro bowler does. Brooks made a living picking off passes in this same defense, David can’t sniff a ball in the air. Remember Brooks sealing our first win for Gruden with a pick? Remember Brooks sealing the deal in the superbowl with a pick? That’s what people remember, that’s what great players do. David can have a 100 tackles a game, and the Bucs can still lose by 30, no one but you will say David was a bright spot with 10 tackles. When David doesn’t make the pro bowl don’t be shocked, don’t say he was robbed, he wasn’t. He leads the worst defense in the NFL, and part of the reason is for all those tackles, his play has not changed the outcome of one game. Please god just one.

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      JohnBuc06

      David is starting to venture a little into the “Barret Rudd” territory …a lot of tackles but zero impact on the game. Now I believe David is a 100 times better but you have to remember he’s playing the “Brooks” role in this defense where a lot of stuff gets funneled his way and as suferdudes noted his lack of splash plays is getting concerning to me.

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      Buctebow

      Yep, we need some game changers and don’t have any.

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    JohnBuc06

    On another note I cannot imagine why another punter hasn’t been brought in for at least a look as Koenen has been abysmal this year. If anything put the fear of losing his job in his head.

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      Dman

      Agree. But could be that since Koenen is also holder for Murray they don’t want to let him go. But he’s been horrible for punts AND kickoffs. He used to reliably put kickoffs out of the end zone – not this year.

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    Bayside4Life

    McCoy was getting tripled teamed the majority of the game. What can’t happen is our other linemen not capitalizing when a team devotes that much attention to Gerald.

    Didn’t the Bucs try out punters a few weeks ago? Koenen’s deep kicking on kick offs can’t be worth keeping him around. Murphy seems to have a strong leg…can’t he handle KOs as well?

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      76Buc

      Bayside4Life you hit the nail on the head. How can McCoy be expected to dominate when he is triple teamed? The other DL should be prospering, but thier not. That’s the issue. PR really missed this one.

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    Buc4life79

    Surferdudes: Brooks was howmany years a veteran when he started making those “splashplays”??? And David is how many years in this league playing for one of the WORST defenses in the league each year?? So I guess being the only LB in the NFL since 2012 to have his sack to interception ratio doesn’t qualify as splash plays right?? Yeah.
    JohnBuc06: Barret Ruud territory REALLY?? A comment like that is just plain assinine.

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      JohnBuc06

      As I stated I feel David is 100x’s better …but the fact he’s not had any real splash plays when it mattered is concerning to me. He’s still slow to react/get to his marks in the pass defense and quite honestly seems to bite quite a bit on play action. I’m hoping its just still learning the system so he can stop thinking and just reacting but I agree with the OP that he should not be considered All Pro caliber this season just on his tackle counts. Rudd was thought of better by fans of other teams simply due to his tackle counts but us Buc fans knew better.

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    tjhuth

    I probably should put this comment under another of the articles, but I wanted to respond to the most recent.
    I firmly believe the bucs need to draft both offensive and defensive linemen as their first priority next year.
    While drafting a qb of the future is sexy, I believe that ALL of our issues on offense and defense can be addressed by upgrading linemen.
    While we may not have the qb of the future on our roster, we do have two very serviceable quarterbacks — as long as they have time to throw. We have good RBs as long as someone on the line can open holes.
    If we draft a qb, they will be hurried and sacked just like our current crop — it makes no sense until we have a good oline.
    So draft linemen in 2015 and the qb of the future in 2016.

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      Buctebow

      If we trade down, we may be able to get one of each.

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    tjhuth

    Here is the order I would draft:
    LT, C/LG/RG, C/LG/RG,Right DE, DT

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    Buctebow

    We Buc again!

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