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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com

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    DC Mike Smith called Ayers a “man’s man”. You can see why. Lord have mercy on anyone on the team who doesn’t bring it.

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    Nice! Need some dog and attitude on that D line been sorely lacking long time now.

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      Damn straight Fredster!!

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    OK, PR, this article needs to be pinned on the Red Board. THIS is my favorite preseason article of all time.

    We NEEDED for years someone who has that Sappability to stay pissed off all the time. Now we have him. Just wow, I can’t wait for the first game of the season.

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    I agree fredster. I like McCoy and wouldn’t ask him to change his game. but like everyone else I always thought he could play with a little bit more of an edge.
    Hell, even Mr. nice Guy himself Lee Roy Selmon admitted to getting angry at a couple of tackles who were, he was sure, allowed to blatantly hild him during games.
    A little bit more angry on the defense would go a long way.
    I hope it transfers to wiping that “I’m a great winner” smile off of Cam Newton’s face this season.

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      Indeed! Newton looks much better with the towel over his head.

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    I like his attitude of playing hard!

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    Listening to Ayers’ press conference made me think the same as everyone else that has commented. I like the attitude and the intense desire to win. But I couldn’t help thinking of the video piece I recently watched about Coach Dungy; Uncommon success. In the video I believe it was his first year as the Bucs coach that they started something like 1-7 then went to SanDiego and had some kind of turning point game. The players interviewed said that the stuff Dungy was selling was beginning to pay off and the players were believing. The rest is history we all know well. My mind went to this story when listening to Ayers because, while I love the attitude now, what really matters is what the attitude is when you start 1-7 with a new coach and new players and a new defense etc… Do you have the killer attitude then and can you have a “turn it all around” game and make your own history from there? I don’t expect a 1-7 start this year but that’s not the point. Buying into a philosophy and attitude needs to be permanent and not dependent upon the record at the outset. Let’s go Bucs. Get it done.

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    Good point Twisted…I like the intensity!! As long as we aren’t talking about costly PF penalties during the season

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