For Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans who have been following the plethora of team focused podcasts out in the world Scott Miller Jersey , picking your favorites is hard to do.In the pool of content creators there are long-time media members, fringe media, former players, and fans of the team simply looking to get their thoughts out there for everyone to hear.One such podcast is The PewterCast, hosted and created by Brent Allen. Two years ago he brought on current co-host Ren Daxt, and the show has only expanded into more content and improved technology ever since.Every year for the last three seasons, Brent and Ren have been holding their annual awards ceremony where the nominees are determined by a secret panel spanning all levels of influence, and the winners are determined by the fans themselves.Of the awards, Brent had this to say,You may have noticed recently that SB Nation has decided to get into the podcasting world, and Bucs Nation has been represented strongly by several members on the staff beginning this endeavor. However, none of those were around long enough to garner a nomination.One show that did earn a nomination and subsequently a win in the ‘Podcast of the Year’ category was the Locked on Bucs podcast hosted by Bucs Nation staff members, James Yarcho and David Harrison.This was the show’s first ‘Pewtie’ and second-year being nominated in the category.James and David have been with Locked on Bucs since the middle of the 2017 season, and continue to churn out relevant content with four episodes per week during the off-season and five in-season.No doubt, helping along the way are the regular appearances by Carmen Vitali of Buccaneers.com and players like Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard.The best part of the show according to the two hosts however, are the voicemails submitted by listeners giving their thoughts on the shows content and asking the questions ever Bucs fan wants to know the answers to.Both were humbled by the win, and agree with Brent that while the trophy is cool, the fact it was the listeners themselves who decided it, is the real prize.Check out all of their work on the Locked on Podcast network, and we look forward to seeing our resident Bucs Nation podcasts on the nomination list in 2020!Other categories included the traditional slate of team awards, but also more media focused ones for fans’ favorite guest of The PewterCast during 2018.If you didn’t catch The PewterCast Awards Scott Miller Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jersey , you can download it or watch it on YouTube, now. We highly recommend the YouTube option.Competition at cornerback heating up as first preseason game approaches. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just one day away from their pre-season opener against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night. The team will be on the road for the first two preseason games before hosting the last two games. Of course, training camp practices are beneficial to players, but nothing prepares a team more than live game reps. For veterans like Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David these games don’t mean much, but for rookies and players fighting for starting jobs, this game does in fact hold a lot of weight. One Buccaneer player who is on that bubble in terms of playing time is Ryan Smith. Smith has a spot on the roster because of his ability to play the gunner role on special teams, but his playing time at corner is certainly up in the air. Smith definitely had his fair share of struggles last season at cornerback. According to PFF, Smith was the 95th ranked cornerback last season, with a grade of 58.8 in coverage. The PFF scale has that number in the “poor” range.Due to his struggles and really the rest of the secondary, the team was forced to nearly overhaul the cornerback position and they added cornerbacks Carlton Davis and M.J. Stewart during the draft. The team was also more pressed to bring back Brent Grimes during free agency because neither Smith nor Vernon Hargreaves has shown the ability to be a true #1 cornerback. To say that the cornerback position is a competition right now would be an understatement. Head Coach Dirk Koetter has always thought highly of Ryan Smith ever since he was drafted in 2016. In fairness to Smith, he has been moved around quite a bit since being drafted, but these pre-season games are extremely important to him and will most likely determine how much playing time he gets in the regular season. Koetter did acknowledge yesterday after practice that the cornerback position is very tight and that Smith is absolutely being challenged. “Ryan, because of the guys we’ve added, he’s having to compete. Last year he may have gotten elevated a little faster than normal just because of the depth we had – or lack thereof – at that position,” Koetter said. “He’s in a stiff competition right now. Ryan’s working at it. He’s getting better, and he’s just got to hang in there and keep improving.”Ryan Smith will ultimately end up being the fifth cornerback on this team behind Grimes, Hargreaves, Davis and Stewart.Koetter didn’t exactly spew confidence towards Smith’s play thus far in training camp, but we will see. Perhaps I am just reading too much into preseason press conferences. However you slice it, these four preseason games are absolutely huge for everyone at cornerback besides Brent Grimes.