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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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    I like Glennon and McCown as a person but so what, neither are the answer at qb for this team heading forward. McCown seems to be what he was before last yr a journeyman mediocre qb and Glennon while flashing a live arm has limited mobilty, holds the ball to long in the pocket, and lacks that “it” factor. I just can’t see a qb like Glennon ever winning a super bowl with his skill set. Give Glennon the rest of the yr to see what he has and we will end up with a top 3 pick in the draft and can make a better evaluation on what to do with that selection.

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    I am not giving up on this team. I still see where we are better at certain positions; others we have a ways to go. It’s stuff when you are 68 and you see the inexperience, but I know time is on our side. Two years from now we will be glad we had the patience for the product to develop. Go Bucs!

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    I don’t think Mike Glennon’s play is the reason for the loss to the Saints or the Ravens. Nor do I think his play won the Steelers game. No matter how much Mike learns and improves his game by relying heavily on his knowledge, he still will have the physical limitations that make him as much a QB relic as the Tampa 2. (yes, I’m being sarcastic) Mike Glennon, and for that matter Josh McCown, are perfect back-up QB’s and little more. Listen to Lovie’s words carefully. “He has a future here.” But in what role? We need a man under center for whom defensive coordinators fear and for whom our own players believe can win a game because of his play not in spite of it. A QB who has that “Wow” factor that some like JonnyG call “It”.

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      SCUBOG- You’re jury is out on your evaluation on Glennon now right? One time you say you are not sure yet and the other (like this one) you say he is basically insignificant..a back-up QB. You’d make a good politician as you play the middle just as good as they do! SR schooled you on Tampa 2, move on dude! (not being sarcastic)ha!

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    If this team were an Indy race car, it would be nice to have a championship driver (franchise QB), but first we need to fix the brakes on this thing. We need a defense that can stop another team from putting up fifty points on us!

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    Melman is improving, but it is not because of McCown, it’s because King Julien is loosening him up with a crazy song and dance.

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    Just wondering what he is seeing

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    Just to set the record straight for you Dbuc63. Regarding Mike Glennon. I’ve always been hopeful that he could be a legitimate starting QB and he may well become that. But I don’t think he’ll ever be that guy who is feared. Regarding the Tampa 2. Scott Reynolds didn’t “school” me. He made a point that the “Tampa 2” is an an entire defensive scheme where I believed it was a 2 deep safety coverage within an unnamed 4-3 defense. I’ve heard both explanations. My point was, and is, that regardless of whatever it is called, it’s ridiculous to blame the concept and not the players or their lack of mastery of it. Personally, I’d rather play the 3-4. You remember, the one laughed at when John McKay brought us that “college” defense.

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    Jon Gruden knows a lot more about evaluating QB talent than L&L and he is absolutely correct on Glennon. Appreciate Horse’s wisdom with age and I haven’t given up on the Bucs either. Our past greats who tell us it takes 9 games to get down the Tampa 2 down know of what they speak. We need to see improvement in game 10 this year on defense. We also after getting Mariota need to get defensive and OL players and not the best player available. Look how well the Cowboys have turned around their miserable defense of last year with a moderate priced Free Agent to play MLB from the Jags and a new DC. Licht best smarten up. He needs to do a trade to get Max Bullogh to play our MLB position. Max wasn’t a high draft pick and isn’t in a Tampa 2 and could be a very moderately priced pickup, but can be the Urlacher Clone that Lovey is missing. He also needs to go after the tall run back specialist that still holds all our records for touchdowns on Special Teams–Spurlock. He had learned to be a decent tall WR while here before too. Look how an older Hester really burned us in the Atlanta game. We need Spurlock back.

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    Melman for President!

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