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Mark Cook

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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    Winston is getting high praise and being compared to some legends in the game. At the combine, some analysts were comparing his football IQ to Peyton Manning and now Jimbo Fisher is comparing his end game to Joe Montana!

    I watched NFL AM this morning and Fisher said this to Eric Davis CB for Montana and the 49ers “There are certain guys you just don’t want to play against,” Fisher said. “It’s not just ‘Can he do it?’ But there are certain guys you don’t want to play against. When you (Eric Davis) played with Joe (Montana), if Joe got the ball at the end of the game, what was gonna happen? Your team was gonna win. That’s what this guy does.”

    Since he runs the 40 in about the same time as Tom Brady – listen out for the Brady comparison next!

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    As a fan who does not have deep football knowledge I can only rely on digesting all that I read and hear along with whatever Impressions I get from what I see. Two things stand out for me from what Fisher said. Winston is a “football junkie”, a student of the game. Second, he was a “chess player” in comparison to some of his “checkers” team mates. I love that! … Overall I have the impression that both Mariota and Winston have a tremendous long term potential. How it will work out though, is still anybody’s guess. Looks like the nod goes to Winston going to the Bucs because he is more “NFL ready” now.

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