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Zach is entering his 3rd year covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a writer for PewterReport.com. Since 2014, he's handled a large part of the beat reporting responsibilities at PR, attending all media gatherings and publishing and promoting content daily. Zach is a native of Sarasota, FL, and a graduate of the University of Tampa. He has also covered high school football for the Tampa Tribune and the NFL for Pro Player Insiders. Contact him at: zshapiro12@gmail.com

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    Swearinger, Conte, McDougald, Wright…we should have good depth, competition and improvement with that group of safeties.

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    I still don’t understand what happened here with Swearinger…NFL teams don’t just cut guys for no reason (especially high draft picks from 1 year ago)…does anyone know the story of what happened in Houston?

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      From what I understand, he’s a player that speaks his mind ala Warren Sapp, and the idea of playing special teams didn’t sit well with him and he refused……you’re not going to dare the coaches to cut you in this league.

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    Well Training camp is upon us. Can’t wait untill week three pre-season game against cleveland browns. GO BUCS

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    *Jacquies Smith

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    Heard and read the same thing on a Titans site bucfever40 although Swearinger denies it and says he has no trouble playing special teams.
    Word also is he had problems in coverage which is something are starting safeties majored in last year. But then again they made up for it with poor tackling.
    Saw a clio of Swearinger putting a ferocious legal hit on a receiver, something else Baron and Gholdson had trouble with.
    Sometimes a jar of being cut will make a player a little more humble and also make him work harder when he realizes he’s one pen stroke away from working at Wal Mart.
    Sometimes the best motivation for a worker is the fear of being fired.

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