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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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    I see what you did there in Question 2 Mark… It’s as simple as that.

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    I think it would be unfair to expect big numbers from vitale but I bet he racks up as big plays that alter games. Also I hope Westbrook makes the 53 and we roll with five TEs that could be a great versatile group.

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      Five tight ends? No chance, man. There just isn’t room on a roster for that. Especially not when carrying three QBs, which we almost certainly will. You can’t carry those and not be badly short either on special teams or on one of the lines for depth.

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    Mark, I think you handled that question on Jenkins about perfect. McCoy was out nearly the first two years and he turned into a pro bowler. Jenkins needs to be given a chance to show what he has in a full year of being healthy. But if he cannot grow up a little and show that he can stay healthy, we need to cut the cord and let him go. We have other options.

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    Just watched the NFL Network morning show and they did a short review of the Bucs training camp and upcoming season.
    I was really disappointed to see how little they knew about the team other than Winston.
    When asked if the sacks would have more or less sacks this season, none of them seemed to know or mention that most of the starters missed four or more games last season and that McCoy played with a broken hand or torn rotator cuff.
    All they attributed their reasoning to was the addition of Robert Ayres and Noah Spence.
    This is a good reason to take what any national analyst says about any team in the NFL with a big grain of salt.

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      Especially small market teams like ours. They genuinely don’t know jack about us. I don’t know why they even talk about us at all. They just look stupid trying to do so with a knowledge base that any 5th grader living in Tampa with access to the internet can rival.

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