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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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    They need a wrecklng ball on our offense it needs a major overhaul with the exception of the wr’s

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    Warhop needs to well…..just hop! And it won’t be strange territory for him. He’s had to hop several times before!

    Warhop was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as the offensive line coach on February 10, 1998. His contract expired at the conclusion of the 2002 season, and was not re-signed.

    Warhop was hired by the Dallas Cowboys as their offensive line coach on January 16, 2003. After two seasons with the Cowboys, Warhop was fired on January 7, 2005.

    On January 27, 2005, Warhop was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as the offensive line coach. In 2006 Warhop’s offensive line allowed a league-worst 55 sacks, and the 49ers hired a second offensive line coach, Chris Foerster, to share the duties. Warhop was fired in-season on October 23, 2008 after his offensive line gave up a league-worst 29 sacks to that point.

    Warhop was hired by the Cleveland Browns as their offensive line coach on February 4, 2009. Warhop was a popular coach at the Browns but was let go when Rob Chudzinski was fired. He signed the with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in January 18, 2014. He brought Oniel Cousins with him and later brought in Garrett Gilkey.

    This is the worst O-Line in the NFL. Warhop should be fired – as my friend Shakespeare said “hoisted by his own petard”!

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    First of all Scott, congratulations on 20 years of Buccaneer coverage. I’ve enjoyed the ride as a reader and Pewter Report Insider for many of those years and will tell any Buccaneer fan who will listen that a Pewter Report subscription is essential, a must, for any fan who really cares. Thanks for a job well done and I look forward to many more years!

    What I worry most about concerning St. Lovie Smith is that the game has passed him by. I seriously question his judgement based on so many fails this season and bad FA moves last winter. You pretty much laid them out and it is more than a disappointment, it was a colossal failure!
    The OL is a mess and I only hope it can be address enough to even be average by next season but it’s obvious we need a QB and an OC. The biggest question most fans have is who those two men are going to be. Right now, honestly, I do not trust St. Lovie to make those calls though I have little doubt he will. Hopefully he will pick an OC to go with whoever the Buccaneers decide will be their QB in 2015. Hopefully that OC will make the call on which assistant coaches go, stay and are hired. Going to wait and see and really hoping to be pleasantly surprised. I will be shocked and dismayed if the Buccaneers don’t draft a QB in the first round and imagine the already declining interest in the team will take a serious hit. But with St. Lovie, you never know.
    I do think he makes a good DC and there are some signs the defense is coming around. But is that enough?
    Finally, we are supposed to be happy with maybe 6-7 wins next year? Well IMO that’s just another indicator of how bad things have gotten since St. Lovie’s ill advised and costly hire.

    So let’s see more walking this winter and next season because all we got in the last 12 months was a lot of talking from St. Lovie and the Bucs and I’m pretty damn sick of listening to empty promises and piss poor results.

    Says the man a couple of weeks from being halfway done with paying for 2015 season tickets. It’s a Bucs Life.

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    Congratulations on 20 great years. You are Pewter Report.

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    Why do you keep saying that Lovie wouldn’t run an Oregon style of spread offense? People assume it is some pass happy and risky offense…but it is actually quite the opposite. It is an extremely balanced offense and Mariota has thrown just 2 interceptions all season. You just need a QB who can run the offense and take care of the ball. I think Rainey and his burst is tailor made for this style –

    Also – my stomach turns when I keep hearing you even suggest that the Bucs would pass on a QB and pick an offensive lineman. That would be the biggest mistake they could ever make. Look, we all have to recognize that this team is not going to turn around in one season. We have to rebuild. And when you have sucked bad enough to have a top 2 pick and can get a player the caliber of Mariota or Winston – with how awful your QB play has been – you absolutely positively have to do it. We should just stop talking any other silliness. We will have to do our best in later rounds, in free agency, and in the following year’s draft to rebuild our O line. But there will be plenty of more opportunities to do THAT than to fond a franchise QB. Those opportunities are extremely rare.

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    You fix the piece of c**p OL . Improve the QB play. Then you will see the run game improve – with Doug Martin!

    Logan Makins got knocked around and gave up sacks and pressure. Evan Dietrich Smith wasn’t any better.

    Doug Martin is not Marshawn Lynch, but he is not the buffoon you seem to think he is.

    The defenses didn’t need to be concerned about our passing game and loaded the box.

    Before I draft a RB I am going for two OLs in the first 4 picks. Toss in a DE and I am not considering a RB before the 5th round if then.

    Fun thing about it all, we’ll see in a year.

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      And Congratulations on your 20 years! Has it been like a Clint Eastwood movie with the Bucs?
      “The Good, the Bad , and the Ugly”?

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      Congrats Scott and thank you for the great job covering the Bucs! I still disagree about picking a RB early tho lol. My counter to your “draft Marshawn Lynch/Adrian Peterson” is the Dallas Cowboys offensive success with a 3rd round RB & undrafted QB (but only after drafting OL for a few years). From media reports, drafting those OL required a team of stallions to keep Jerry Jones from turning in the “Manziel” card. He was also reported to have broken out in “the hebie jeevies” because OL “just aren’t splashy enough dammit!” Happy holidays & enjoy your bowl game!

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    Thanks Scott for all your Articles. I’m glad you’re opening up more. We have no choice, but to take a QB if one of these two QB’s prove to be worth the pick. I sure hope so; I would hate to see us bomb on another 1st round QB like another Vinny or Josh. The OL Coach has not done what we need in Tampa Bay. Next to QB; it’s the main problem. Would I be surprised if we took a big RB in the 3rd or 4th round; of course not. We should trade Martin for something like a 4th or 5th rounder to Dallas, Patriots, Philly, Saints.

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      Horse, don’t forget Dilfer:)

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    I was here when McKay had a 3-4 defense and was proud when Monty brought in the Tampa 2. Now I watch as QB’s pick us apart and Ronde Barber so much as says “one of its weaknesses. My hopes for Lovie to be the answer are two and thirteen in the twilight of a season.

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    Another of your outstanding articles, Scott! We definitely need Mariota in the first round and Warhop must be FIRED!. You are right about needing a back who can break tackles and make his own holes–and Stupid Schiano gave away two thousand yard Big Backs or we already would have two on this roster already. Get a proven one in free agency, but our present backs would do well with an excellent OL.

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    Congratulations on reaching that milestone Scott. I first met you and had dinner with you at a Tampa Bay Bucs Booster Club meeting when you were right out of college working for Jeff Fox. The years have been good to you. Looking forward to many more but I’m not sure I can get to 20 before crossing the creek.

    This season has been more frustrating than most since we all had such high hopes. After our enthusiasm was met with disappointment time after time; we could see the depths to which our team had fallen and our mood shifted to apathy. Slowly we have become “comfortably numb”. I can’t wait until this season is over. I’m really not sure how to act at the Saints game. I’d sure like the options having that first pick offers; but I’m also not looking forward to the Who Dat crowd celebrating victory in our stadium. As Dorris Day would say, “What will be, will be.” All of our youthful readers are now asking, Dorris Day, “Who Dat?

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    Watch Erving #75 on new years. He’s rock solid at center, and would be a long term fix in the middle of our line. Here’s an idea, Winston first pick, his center with our second pick. They play together now at a higher level then McClown, and EDS.

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      I’m worried Erving won’t last that long. I was shocked when they said he was a second round pick. Him and Winston would be a dream come true.

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    Lovie Smith will turn this offense around and the Buccaneers will be a dominant football team for the next ten years to come, and when I wake up on New Years Day 2015, I’ll be 25 years old again.

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    Good read Scott. Congratulations on your tenure. It’s good to see someone who can enjoy his work and produce at a high level, although this year must have been a challenge.
    When Jim brown came out of Syracuse we all knew he would be a star. He was. When Archie left Ohio State same thing, but he wasn’t .
    The draft is and always has been a crap shoot. And free agency is certainly as unpredictable. Winning teams do so with average players and dependable backups, plus a lot of luck. You hear a lot of players and teams simply “Willing,” themselves to win. That in my opinion comes from good coaching. I still believe in Lovie, however I hope that management takes a seriou look at our coaching staff before we start evaluating players. We are not going to get a bunch of Jim Browns in free agency and the draft. We need people with that “Will” factor and coaches that can make it happen.

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    Wow lot of info to digest. Not sure I agree at all about the RB’s. I see that as least of our issues. Didn’t martin and Rainiey both do well with different O lines in the past? I’d agree the game has passed Smith by. Wish I was wrong, but don’t think I am. He always was clueless about offense. The comparison with Ryan is a good one. I think now he’s even somewhat clueless about defense and evaluation of talent, schemes, and time/game management as pointed out. Depressing last few years as a Bucs fan and don’t see much light around the corner.

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    Uncle Stan

    “That’s a lot of areas that Smith has to get right in the span of one year, and I hope he does it, as I happen to like him. The offensive side of the ball is Smith’s mountain to climb in 2015.”

    Lovie has already had that year and screwed it up beyond all recognition and you want to give him and his pimp Licht, another year?????

    Maybe that’s why Lovie got the Red Carpet treatment from PR, cause you like him, and why PR seemed to take every opportunity to demean Schiano and helped to heap all the damnation on Schiano while he was here. Schiano was never welcomed by PR anywhere near like Lovie. Lovie was treated like the 2nd coming, he could do no wrong, and it was weeks before I read any serious writings from PR questioning Lovie. Lovie got away with a lot of half truths/non answers for weeks. No one from the local media seemed to want to rock the boat” asking the hard questions.

    Why is Lovie being still treated like someone special after the disaster he was responsible for this year. The so called “you don’t fire a coach after 1 year” is ridiculous after what Lovie did to us this year. Why is the special teams coach not under the microscope like the OL coach? Odea, IMO, has done nothing to develop any type of a return game. Why isn’t he on the hot seat like Warhop?

    Disappointed in your tenor about Lovie, felt is should have been a lot stronger. A history of 10 years without an offense and he is still not questioned – even with Martz (one of the best in the business)

    But you like him. So that should affect you writings? Apparently it appears that it has, at least to this reader.


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    Uncle Stan – I liked Greg Schiano, too, and Raheem Morris before him. The reason I said that is because I didn’t want anyone to get the impression I have an axe to grind with Lovie Smith. I think I’ve been plenty hard on Smith. I’m basically the first media member to suggest that he’s on the hot seat in 2015, which isn’t exactly flattering. I also said that Smith’s 1-5 Bucs were irrelevant, which is quite damning (https://www.pewterreport.com/articles/smiths-1-5-buccaneers-are-irrelevant/).

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    Scott- Since joining PR back when there were “Insider” days, I’ve appreciated the insight and perspective and continue to enjoy the information. You, Mark and the rest of the PR staff (and former) have done a great job for us fans who want a solid source for their team’s coverage. I could be wrong, but I don’t believe any other team that has a dedicated source like the Bucs and if that’s true, I find that unique. Keep up the good work.

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    Congrats Scott. All the offense really needs is a top flight OC with a free reign. He will fix the rest.

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    Mariotta Is the Pick. He proved in the Rose Bowl that he is the superior player. Great Decision making, great athletics, great accuracy. And a well balanced, good hard working kid. Bucs pick him up and get some OL help and this team will be something in the future.

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    Well I rarely have an opportunity to say much (too busy) but let me say as a long-time Buccaneers fan having the #1 pick this year to me is the worst thing that could have ever happened to the team. I’m normally a glass half-full individual, but Tampa is going to select either Winston or Mariotta with it’s first overall pick, which is the worst thing they can do. Way too many fans have fell in love with QB’s who have success at the college level, and to me these two guys are prime examples. Winston is the most NFL ready of the two, as most experts I’ve heard have agreed, however he’s the least mature, and doesn’t appear to possess the leadership qualities you must have at the QB position. Noone on Planet Earth coming from that system in Oregon can accurately predict whether Mariotta will succeed at the NFL level. NOONE. And if anyone acts like they know for sure they’re an idiot. In college, QB’s throw to open WR’s. In the NFL, QB’s throw WR’s open. And that’s the difference. Oregon’s system creates major advantages for Mariotta to throw to wide open WR’s, which makes him extremely difficult to scout/predict how his transition will be. The only thing anyone can accurately point too is the fact the guy is a solid kid. He’s a class act, much like Russell Wilson on and more importantly, off the field.

    I simply feel the Bucs are going to take 1 of the 2 guys, and nothing jumps out at me suggesting that either player is anymore than average at the NFL level.

    I’ll leave you with this. Think about this for a minute. There are arguably 5 (maybe) QB’s on Planet Earth that you look at and say, that guy is a legend. Period. I’m talking about I can build my team aroudn this guy and he can simply carry me to the playoffs. (Brady, Rodgers, Luck, Manning).

    Did you watch Andrew Luck at Stanford? He literally jumped off the page as being a can’t-miss. Do you really feel these two supposed ELITE guys jump off the page? Put down the Kool-Aid that is Oregon’s offensive system, which inflates players stats and makes them appear 100x better than they are, and then ask yourself, is he really the guy?

    I don’t think so. I hope I’m wrong. I’m not even sure Tampa picks him. I’m kinda convinced at this point they will draft Winston. I think it sets the team back for years. Just my two cents. Go ahead and boo me.

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