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What will it take for Koetter to save his job?

July 18, 2018 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. As we speak, they are stacking up the odds at his door. His team isn’t highly regarded. His schedule is tough. His quarterback is suspended. His defense was last in the league a year ago, and no one seems to buy into the improvements. Although the team likes its offensive line, it […]

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Ask Gary: How will Bucs fare without Winston?

June 23, 2018 general

Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports. Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, […]

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How much trust did Winston lose with his deal?

June 22, 2018 general

Friday, 4 a.m. We still do not know what he did in that Uber car. Because Jameis Winston is so adept at avoiding discussing details, we probably never will. But this much, we do know. He did not protest his innocence until his last breath. He did not sing his purity from the highest mountain […]

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Winston needs to be better, but he’s not a bust

June 21, 2018 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. When the final summation is made of Jameis Winston’s career,  you may remember him as a disappointment. That’s fair. You may think of him as a dud, as an underachiever, as a flop. You may remember him as a losing quarterback, as an immature kid who didn’t grow up in time, as […]

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Just asking: How good do you expect Bucs to be?

June 19, 2018 general

Monday, 3 a.m. In the upcoming football season, Sports Illustrated predicts great things for the Tampa Bay Bucs. For instance, the publication thinks the Bucs will win a game. And another one. And tie one more. Whee! Content beyond this point is for members only.

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Winslow had issues even when he was Buc

June 19, 2018 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. He was suspicious. And combative. And bright. And distrustful. And arrogant. And nervous. And hidden deep within the shell of a famous father. Even then, it would have taken years for a team of psychologists to figure out Kellen Winslow II. He sat in a meeting room at One Buc, talking to […]

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Ask Gary: Why do NFL teams go to mini-camp?

June 16, 2018 general

Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports. Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, […]

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Bucs like the look of their newcomers

June 15, 2018 general

Friday, 3 a.m. As the Bucs look ahead to their next season, you can look at the 5-11 record from last year. Or you can look at the possibilities for next year. Bucs’ coach Dirk Koetter said Thursday that he likes the reinforcements his team brought in during the offseason. “What we learned is the […]

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Bucs need to add urgency to their attack

June 14, 2018 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. They have added defensive ends. They have added running backs and corners and a kicker. They have added a safety and a nickel back and a center. They have added a guard and a linebacker and a wide receiver. Oh, and this. They have added urgency. A year ago, in the team’s […]

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Pierre-Paul joins Bucs, expects a big season

June 13, 2018 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. Before you begin to pick apart his game. what he’s lost and what he still has left, whether he will be. a star for the Bucs or something less, first be grateful for one thing about Jason Pierre-Paul. He’s here. That, at least, is something. Across the NFL, there are stars sitting […]

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