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Zach Shapiro

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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    thought Rodgers should’ve gotten a heavier load a lot sooner…. he’s very similar to doug martin… and sims just isn’t fit to be an every down back… hesitates too much in the backfield

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    Running up the gut into the heart of the Panthers defense was awesome. It must of been very disheartening for them. I think the Bucs time of possession was about 35 minutes. A big thumbs up to Coach Koetter for that game plan. Go Bucs!

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    I’ve been calling for Rogers to start ever since Sims started doing all that stutter and dance steps against the Rams.It absolutely drove me nuts. It’s one cut and go in the NFL. I don’t remember him doing dance steps like that last year, either.
    As John McKay said once after reporters asked him if he was worried about Ricky Bell toting the rock over 30 times in one game, “why, the balls not heavy.”
    Still, because of his size I wouldn’t want him absorbing all those blows every week for 25 to 30 carries. But I think ten to 15 would suit him just fine.
    With Martin coming back and if they can both stay healthy, they certainly pose a legitimate threat as a one, two punch as a RB tandem.

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    drdneast, yes he did the same thing last year and the year before. It’s a good reason why he is a 3rd down runner/pass catcher.
    I thought it was a pleasant surprise Rogers did so good in the 1st half. . Panthers adjusted in the 2nd half and pretty much shut down the run; happily Winston was making most of his throws when it counted. Go Bucs!

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    Always liked Rogers in Atlanta. Glad he’s a Buccaneer.

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