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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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    Actually listening to this as it is posted on here. Good stuff.

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    There’s a nice video of Brian Kelly, ND coach, on Winston on Bucs website. There is also video of Kevin Sumlin saying he knows Mike Evans would love to have Winston throwing him the ball. College coaches who have studied him acknowledge his skills.


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    If you still don’t want the Bucs to draft Winston after listening to this podcast,there’s no talking to you, you just don’t know football. When that trainer, who’s been around FSU, and the pro game said those things about Winston, I was completely sold. Look, it’s the most important position on the team. We don’t just need a Q.B., we need a true leader, not one who leads by example. I can see Jameis in the locker room at half, telling his team, we’re the Bucs, this is our house, we ain’t losing here no more on my watch. Let’s go out there, and take this win, follow me. I don’t see M.M. doing that from all I’ve heard, or read, have you?

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      Yeah there was soe cool stuff in here over never even heard before. He is just a natural leader period. The baseball player interview was my favorite part. Speaks volumes about how he cut in despite being the man in football. This guy has “it” and that can’t be taught. If L and L pass on this guy then they truly are dumber than they look.

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    I finally got around to listening to the entire podcast from beginning to end. To hear Surferdudes tell it I expected to hear more information that I hadn’t heard before quite honestly. If you’re pro-Winston the one thing I heard that I hadn’t before that raised his score in my mind was the testimony from the FSU equipment manager. The fact that he initiated the contact with Jeremiah without being prompted and compared his leadership with some of the greats stands out to me and moves him up a notch in my book. However, if you’re pro-Mariota as I am I heard two separate interviewees classify him as immature. The only other thing I hadn’t heard before was the Burger King incident which is not immaturity, but is another example of him feeling like he is entitled. I’m so thoroughly convinced of his immaturity and entitlement and the effect it will have on whatever team drafts him though I can’t say this podcast brought his score down further in my mind. The rest of the podcast was stuff I already knew. If you want the Bucs to draft Winston and you didn’t know some of this stuff I’m sure you came away happy and will continue to dismiss the parts you didn’t like, such as the excessive INT’s. If you’re pro-Mariota I’m sure you’ll enjoy the podcast Jeremiah said he will be putting together for Mariota later. I know Mariota has some negatives also, I just choose not to dismiss them and when I do checks and balances between Mariota’s negatives and Winston’s I end up placing Mariota above Winston.

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      PInk,I’ve been a fan of WInston since he came to the Noles and I never heard any of those interviews ,so I’m not sure how you could’ve. I get it, there is nothing anyone can say to sway you to WInston, but if that podcast brought you down on his grade that is one hell of a reach on your part.
      His leadership alone puts him well ahead of Mariota to me , not including the throwing part. Some of us fans have not dismiss the INT’s, they happened. But look at aspects of hit, like the 5 that were tipped. That’s just bad luck. As for dismissing, you can’t say you choose not to dismiss the negative around Mariota because you always site how many points he puts up and his numbers when most of that stuff is relegated to the system he plays in.
      But I do applaud you for giving it a listen and I will most definitely do the same for the Mariota coverage. IT’s good stuff to me.

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