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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: sr@pewterreport.com

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    I really wish All us Bucs’ fans could not think about the draft until February. But, as we are picking in the top 10 (AGAIN) we Marcus Whelby. Mike Smith said 2 things that really caught my attention, 1.) if you come out of the same formation for an entire game a modern day QB is going to eat your lunch (F’n Lovie) AND more to the point: your can only have so many fronts in a modern D, the real scheme happens with your shell, your back 4-7 players. Opinion time: I’m not sold on Any of these DE in the draft. Please talk them up fellow posters, I want to like them. I love the FSU kid, I love what hybrid players can do in nickle–SS/LB or FS/CB is an awesome skill set. But, the Bucs’ didn’t lose enough to get him. Jeez, that hurts to type. I want to see the Bucs’ build a 2ndary. think of it as the Back 7, not the front 7. I believe that’s how we help our pass rush. It’s not who plays next to McCoy, but who plays behind him. Every year Horse wants a draft pick that the Bucs’ need, but isn’t the popular choice. He gets beat up on the boards for it, but he’s not wrong in his thinking. I’m channeling my inner Horse this year. I want a CB. If he’s a gator…fine he’s a gator. I want to see us build a 2ndary the way we built our line. In the draft & in FA, we need to go late, early, and often. Nickle and Dime. Watch the playoffs and tell me what you see.

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      mjmoody…I agree with your thoughts. I do hope we pass on Spence. Don’t like the backround there.

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    Sorry, I meant to say “I want to see us build a 2ndary the way we built our OLine,” over the past 2 years. –As far as, “watch the playoffs goes: The Packers are a great example of a defense that completely changed because of the return of Sam Sheilds; their top CB.

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    Scott you mention secondary, and D ends, I think you can make an argument for D tackles as well. McCoy ain’t getting any younger, or better, who’s good after him? You win in the trenches, and Smith I believe likes bigger D lineman. Yesterday Denver got great pressure with the outside rush, but Carolina came up the middle with pressure from Short. I’m not sold on our D tackles, pressing need, maybe not. However when picking at number nine, I’d take the higher rated tackle over reaching for a D end, or corner.

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    Also being reported Brett Maxie has been hired as DB coach. Another impressive hire.

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    Was I the only one watching Victor Ochi?

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    Sorry, you guys are talking about the Senior Bowl, Hey I’m old!

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    If Tampa could get 4 or 5 of the kids Tampa got steals. I can’t wait to see who Tampa gets through the draft and Free agents-It was a great game for the fans. GO Tampa

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    One name that you didn’t mention that player from Florida. The pewter Report on Pre Senior bowl was the player named Poole.

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    This is I george hicks. I believe that Tampa has a high 2nd rd pick.I think Iam impress with Noah Spence the kid from E Kentucky. He reminds myself of Hall of Famer WARREN SAPP.If those other players are not there at pick no#9 then I would see who would trade up for pick no#9 for a mid-rd pick and at least a pick in no#2 or #3.Then I would select this kid and the coaching staff will worked with him.

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    I’m not seeing the Top DE, CB, or OL at our Spot 9. Even though I see the need at DE, CB, Safety, I actually suppport Best Available Player within reason. I would also prefer to move way down and pick up some more draft picks. Go Bucs!

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    forgot to add this to my previous statement. If Martin is gone we have to draft a RB 2nd or 3rd round. I see the need right now for 2 DE’s, 2 CB’s, 2 Safeties, 1 OL, 1 Wr; could use additional help in the lower rounds a Center, LB, DT, FGK, Punter,

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    the two teams in the superbowl lines got amazing pressure yesterday and help their defenses dominate the game… Bucs have to find some rush DE that can get consistent pressure

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    It seems like to me that many Bucs fans like Jalen Ramsey from FSU, and I am no different. The sentiment is that he will not be there at number 9, but I am not sure of that. There is always a guy who falls each year, and I could see Ramsey being that guy. No actual facts to support my theory. Just a feeling. Also, many of the CB listed in this article are described as big CB that can make plays on the ball. That sounds a lot like the scouting report on Jonathan Banks when he was in the draft. If Mike Smith prefers big CB then hopefully he can find a way to get Banks back on track. The guy is too young to just give up on.

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