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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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  1. Pingback: SR’s Fab 5: Martin, Sims Are NFL’s Best 1-2 Punch At RB; Bucs’ Sack Attack | Buccaneer Bruce

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    Fab 1 is very interesting. Before reading the article, I saw the headline of “Martin/ Sims are best 1-2 punch in league. I started thinking about who I thought was the best combo. My list was Martin/ Sims, Gurley/ Mason, Devonte Freeman/ Tevin Coleman, Matt Jones/ Alfred Morris, and Giovani Benard/ Jeremy Hill in no particular order. I completely overlooked Pittsburgh’s combo. Arizona’s tandem is nice too. Everyone is talking about Martin for comeback player. I think Chris Johnson should be the favorite for that award. Green Bay’s duo is mainly Lacey. Also would be interesting to see the numbers including receiving yards because thats where majority of Sims production has been. With receiving yards Bucs would be much higher. Also think that receiving yards would help Atlanta and Cincinnati move up the list. But in the end, I hope Martin and Sims keep up this production.

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    Is Lovie still talking to you guys after last weeks column.

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    I see the bucs is improving. I see that Tampa may get a CB & Safety with the first 4 picks with a DL and OL the other two picks of the first four rds. I think Tony Romeo is Leaving for the cowboys.Maybe trading the b’u QB is good now a 2nd or 3rd draft choice now.

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    Wow…did we just go into the bye leading the South with a 4-1 record? Here’s how EEB saw the first quarter (and a bit): Strength = Doug Martin (we seem to be getting carried away with the praise for some of these young guys…I think potential is probably the better description at the moment for Chuck and Kwon); Good Surprise = Oline; Bad Surprise = LvD; Weakness = entire secondary. JW has been as expected. GMC has been as expected. The DEs have been as expected. VJax as expected. If someone wants to be disappointed in Evans maybe I can see that point, but to me he’s been fine. ASJ would have given Martin a run for Strength of the team, but sadly he (again) cannot run…

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      EEB; agree. Just my opinion, but to go 7-8 wins we needed to be 3-2 or 4-1 at this point. Our games get much tougher as the season continues. I do like the improvement we are seeing from the OL, RB, QB, WR. Still not sure about the DE because most teams are focusing on McCoy and they haven’t gotten enough on some of our reserve starting DE. Once Banks is back the CB position will see improvement, but we still need another CB and faster Safety.

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    First off, sorry to hear about your sons broke leg Scott, I’ve broken my femur before, never felt a pain like it. He’s young so it’s a good time to do it if any.
    As for the fab 5 good stuff as always . The running game has far surpassed my expectations. The offensive line as well. Marpet might be my second favorite player.
    Got a lot of good young players on this team and Licht is hitting on some no names. I’m a big fan of Licht, probably more so than some but I love his moves, but not all can be perfect. But you can at leaste see he learns from his mistakes, like bringing Barth back in.
    Our secondary is by far the weakest link on this teams and will have to be a focus in this draft.
    Good week for a buy as we get some key players healthy. I have made it known I don’t like eds and think he shouldn’t see the field again unless Hawley injures himself. Progress gentleman and I like it, wins bring swagger and that’s what this team needs.

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    Winston is a rookie; shouldn’t expect the Wr’s stats to be that great; should improve throughout the season; but, we won’t see ‘it’ till next season. Second year is usually the indicator of what you have in a player.

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      For the secondary to play like it has . . . with the Dline pressure(evident from the sacks), suggests something is wrong. It’s surprising there is a problem. Well, coach Smith is doing some stuff like moving Verner inside. But, when Banks is out, the secondary takes a few steps back. It’s certainly disappointing Jenkins/Jennings can’t step in. Maybe they can, and we just haven’t seen it yet. The Jags had Julius Thomas in the game, and the Bucs shut him down; so, maybe it was part of the gameplan to leave the Wr’s out on an island.

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        I noticed our Safeties missed on int’s . . . in the middle of the field, and in the endzone. They flinched! It’s possible we haven’t seen the Bucs play their best ball. jBarring injury, I’d expect maybe some surprise wins.

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        And boy were they out in an island. And I think Thomas being limited might have been more to do with their “pitch” count for him.



          “their “pitch” count for him.” – i’m not sure who you mean here, actually – sorry. Who’s “their”? The bucs or the Jags? And what’s pitch count?



            The jags. Thomas only played a handful of snaps. Same as we did when Evans came back.



            ahh, well then, the secondary really has problems!

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      I agree with you. We will know what JW is going to be next year. I will say that I like his progress. I was VERY worried after both the Titans and panther’s game and his near fumble last week still has me concerned. I think last week was and is the formula for the BUCS offense this year. Run the ball, throw lots of screens and when JW airs it out do it off of play action.

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    Would also like to say congrats to the bucs for winning three awards this week. Rainey, Doug, and now Jameis with rookie of the week.

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    Okay, got to say it. Howard Jones..6’4″ and only 248, but a playa. “Too Small Jones”..lol

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    IF you look at Mariotta’s stats and the reviews about him, you will read their coaching staff has pretty much limited his passing plays to short or medium range passes to prevent INT’s.
    They really haven’t asked him to do very much but “manage” the game.
    Hopefullyy our coaching staff will continue to do the same. Rookies will be rookies.

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      Well mariota is game planned that way as he has never been a deep ball qb either. Evident by his 2-20 on passes of over 20 yards this year. Mariotas game is quick passes, it’s what he’s great at and very accurate. Problem with that is in the nfl 12 play drives don’t happen very often and that why he’s suddenly struggling.

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    I have always said this team has talent this year and for the most part, better overall talent than all of the teams they faced.
    Look at all the weekly NFL awards they continue to receive.
    The one key ingredient they seem to lack is the confidence and swagger in the team itself.
    Perhaps Winston is helping to change that.
    If the Bucs can go into Washington and beat the ‘Skins, that should help in a big way in developing that confidence and swagger.
    Despite their record, the ‘Skins have an average team by NFL standards with a solid run defense.
    It should be no surprise that their pass defense isn’t as good, especially with ex-Buc Goldson playing on the back end.
    Also, ex-Buc and now ex-Bear Mason Foster was picked up by Washington when the Bears cut him after training camp.
    So what we had last year was a starting LB who couldn’t even make one team who was picked up by another due to injuries and sits on the bench.
    Geeesh. Thanks Dominick.

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    All the talent is there, we just haven’t been able to consistently put it all together YET. I was talking to a friend the other day who commented on how young the Bucs are and how his team (Dallas) was young once and grew into a successful team over time. I think we’ll see the same here, these next few weeks will be a tough test for sure. We’ll see some ups and downs but in the end I think we come out better. We’ve already gotten better since last year and that should continue with Licht making some good moves. We fix the secondary this off season and we’ll see marked improvement in 2016. Go Bucs!

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    I had heard rumblings about those stats you cited cgmaster but hadn’t seen them as of yet.
    Watched him against the ‘Fins on Sunday and to say he had a bad day would be like saying Hitler made a bad decision to invade
    Fumbles, INT’s, sacks. His QB rating has dropped for three consecutive weeks as NFL defensive coordinators figure out what his strengths are and begin taking them away.

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      Well fumbling has always been a problem with Mariota and something I never understood why no one brought it up during the draft. He had a ton of fumbles in college and all anyone could focus on was Jameis’ interception total.
      Like I also stated after week one, all teams have to do is run press coverage on his receivers and it will take their whole offense out and it has.
      He’s also got the lowest QBR in the NFL ion the 4th quarter. He would’ve never fit the system Koetter runs. But I digress, we have Jameis and enough about Mariota. ON a side note great to see Jameis on the side lines congratulation all of the offensive players on the FSU bench after every touchdown. Dudes just a leader.
      Let’s hope we come out swinging this week, as I think we have a damn good shot at beating the Skins.

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    I wondered the same thing about all those fumbles as well and stated so on another site.
    Also said when the ball goes does in the NFL it isn’t as easy to recover and so far I’ve been proven right.
    Besides, that last place you want your franchise QB is in the bottom of a NFL pile trying to recover and retain a fumble.
    There are things that happen in those piles you can’t print in a family environment.
    I don’t wish the guy any ill will and both QB’s have their strengths and weaknesses as do all rookies.
    But you could tell on the Dolphins game their LB’s were sitting in their zones and clogging up the passing lanes which resulted in one clear INT.
    I do think the Dolphin player purposely went after his knee though which was probably done to slow him down through the rest of the game.
    Enjoyed seeing Winston having a good time at the Florida St. game and providing moral support for his team.
    Some guys just can’t stop being themselves even on their days off.

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