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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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    No coaching grade, Zach?

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      e, I am happy to give you one. F!

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      well e Iagree with you. The first mistake was let Tenn get the ball 1st. Tampa wants to follower a winner. As what I see its not a winner so far. I think Tampa needs a big DE,Safety big and fast and more offensive linemen Go Bucs

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    Coaching grade: incomplete ( did not show up for game)

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    It was an F for the coaches not be prepared; worse not being able to make corrections; even unforgivable for the coaching to freeze up during the game at the point where they couldn’t not even throw one rd flag.

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      We had coaches last night?

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      The ‘making corrections’ part is what makes me nervous… Hopefully they can at least do it from game to game, cause the N.O. OC has plenty work with- get those LBs ready, Hardy!

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      F- Horse. Did not even challenge and we could have won that one and stoked the fires. I long fur Ray Perkins and Leeman Benett.

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    Everyone knew, or at least should have known that Tennessee would be running a fast-paced, Oregon-style offense tailored toward Mariota.

    With the talent we have at LB we should’ve been able to cover those quick slant routes. It seemed as though our defense was lost the entire time. Most likely, this was an instance of worrying too much about Mariota running, which I’m sure will happen for other teams as well.

    Basically our defense made Mariota look like a superstar while our offense made Winston look like a chump. The coaching staff needs to get it together and get this team back on track quick before the season gets out of hand like our game did last night

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    ZS, I thought these grades were pretty accurate. I was so looking forward to having a dangerous kick and punt returner this year. We drafted two guys who are capable of doing both jobs in the 5th and 6th round and on opening day we still end up with Rainey back there. Licht is just as much to blame on where we are as Lovie.

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    And these clowns passed on Collins bc it was “too much of a risk” but wasted 5th, 6th and 7th round picks on players without roster spots. Licht I’m calling you out as well for an F.

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      Agreed, I believe Bell is the only one left and he’s on IR

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    Tough job this week Zach. Not sure any unit deserves a grade as low as the LBs…terrible effort. Certainly didn’t see the OL as bad as the LBs. LvD looked like a man that got paid recently…oh right, he did. Kwon looked like a rookie…oh right, he is. Lansannah looked like….did he even play….totally absent.

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