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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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    Its always the scheme when players don’t succeed, its a convenience excuse for poor play, problem is these guys are near the bottom of the league for talent in the secondary cast offs Major Wright and Conte, and Mediocre McDougald followed by Tandy who plays better in the preseason, just not a lot of talent in the safety group. It needs a total over haul, I miss the days of Damien Robinson, Mark Robinson, Marty Carter, Lynch, Jackson, J Phillips, Harry Hamilton etc, this group is worse than when we had Sean Jones and Sabby running around back there, draft can’t come soon enough unfortunately we probably won’t address this position early. I really like Karl Joseph from W Virginia he flies around and plays physical for his size reminds me of a poor mans Earl Thomas

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      Why does it have to be an excuse jonnyg? Are you saying the coaching and scheme weren’t contributing to no one covering the quick slants? In management there’s a philosophy that the system is what allows the worker to achieve maximum success/production.

      Don’t forget Mark Cotney, Cedric Brown and Mike Washington who led that 1979 # 1 Defense.

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      Sadly Jongruden you are correct. Need more talent.

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      Yes sadly you are correct. We need more talent.

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    Worse than Sabby? No frigging way. These young guys will see this year of its system or lack of talent and pass rush. I lean towards the later.

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    Poor system and coaching and pass rush= sscondary looks bad. Smith was a joke. Will see how it plays out this year. Not saying they couldn’t use one more good starting safety though.

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    There is definitely talent in the secondary. This is their year to prove it.

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    Nope – the time to prove you could play was last year when you were asked to play…now it’s time to step aside and let Karl Joseph, or maybe, just maybe Jalen Ramsey to show they can play.

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    This might surprise you jongruden, butI somewhat agree with you in regards to blaming the scheme for poor play.
    It doesn’t take a Robert Oppenheimer to know the safety’s main job in the Cover 2 was to make sure they provided over the top coverage.
    Unfortunately, on more than one occasion I can remember McDougal jumping on a short route. specifically in the Colts game.
    Whatever the case, you can’t replace the entire unit in one swipe like Lovie did when he dismantled the offensive line when he first got here.
    I’m not sold on Major Wright either but I am willing to give McDougal, Verner, Banks and Conte another look.
    The secondary has already made a big improvement with Mike Jenkins being let go.

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