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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 gotta say, that spot was about 26 minutes too long. Poor Mark Cook was finding it hard to get a word in edgewise. SR talks like he writes. Very flowery.

    When SR dies, they’ll have to nail the coffin shut because he’ll be talking 8 days after he’s dead.

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      Came in to say that I don’t agree at all with the sentiment that this was too long. Whenever its a question of how much bucs content do I want, the answer is always more. No one’s perfect, but much more often than not you guys come though with the great quality we your readers/listeners have come to expect. And honestly if someone thinks an article or podcast is too long, you always have the option to stop listening/watching/reading. Just don’t force us all to do the same by assuming we share the sentiment.

      All that said, I’m just as ready as anyone for SR to quit stumping for Rankins every chance he gets. Lol we get it Scott, u really though it shoulda been your SR namesake Sheldon Rankins (gotta be the reason right?). But now he’s the enemy, so here’s hoping that you and all the other SR (the player) lovers are dead wrong and he busts a move and flames outta NO. Not that I wish the kid ill on a personal level mind you. This is footbal. Go bucs.

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    Scott, I’m not sure why you think our DT position is weak when we have a Pro Bowl player in the interior? The obvious weakness of this defense was the defensive backfield at the end of last year… by far. I still think our safety positions are still weaker than our interior defensive line right now. I think Meathead & crew were absolutely correct in addressing the backfield in free agency and the top of the draft. Hopefully, the new fourth rounder can add some talent to the safety position.

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      Totally agree that D-tackle is not a position of need. Scott seems to love them though. He should apply for the GM job in carolina when Gentleman retires.

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        He’s definitely not happy that Meathead passed on Rankins. It’ll be interesting to see how both VHIII & Rankins fare over the next few years…

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      Scott said he is worried about McCoy going down with an injury. He had 2 seasons where he got hurt and just last year was somewhat ineffective from recurring injuries. to his credit he played thru these injuries. Without McCoy we are thin on DL as far as IMPACT players are concerned.

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        Drafting a position because an injury might occur over drafting a position that is already the weakest unit? Can you speak for Scott on that?

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      Just becasue the Bucs have a pro bowl player on the line doesnt mean the line is set and they are strong. Bucs secondary has two probowlers. Alterran Verner was a pro bowler and Brent Grimes is a probowler.

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    Hi Scott & Mark, This is yet another Pewter Pulse that I enjoyed very much. I like hearing your opinions regarding our drafted players, I have to agree with you on almost all topics covered. I would expect that in the future you will be covering some of the UDFA’s, I think that we have found some very talented players there as well, but that’s discussion for another day. Keep these coming, I look forward to hearing your opinions.

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    Still harping on the Rankins pick? Might want to let that go. Drafting another 3 technique made zero sense. Zero. Were you planning to play him as an undersized NT or sit McCoy on the bench? They did address the front 4 when they picked Spence. The secondary needed a talent upgrade as well. Taking Rankins and a CB at 39 would’ve been horrible. Licht is the man.

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    Awesome segment.
    I agree with RB4TampaBay, I would love to see one on the undrafted free agents.

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    I agree with RB4TampaBay & labucfan on the udfa’s.
    I also agree w/ Madman.

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    SR and MC- I really enjoy these videos. Great work! I disagree with SR on the Kicker pick. SR- you keep referencing the Patriots because Licht worked there. IF we were a Kicker away from being a Super Bowl team, this would be a great pick. The fact is we have a LOT of holes on this team and could have had 2 starters, including your beloved DT for the RA. I doubt he will have a substatnissidlay better FG percentage than Murray or Barth. Yes he may be our leading scorer but so would the other guys. As MC said, kickers are fickle, this guy may bust. My point is we are a LONG way from being a kicker away from a Super Bowl and could have used both of those picks to get more impact players. In any event thank you for these videos. I look forward to them each week.

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    Scott Reynolds nailes it. This exactly why I didn’t like picking a kicker in the 2nd round.

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      PRAY for the health of GERALD McCoy.

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        Exactly. He is the ONLY interior impact player we have. Could have used another DL pick even in a later round.

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    I’m very positive about the 2016 draft and after this Pewter Pulse even more so. I really enjoy this PR feature, can watch it anywhere. In fact it is THE best pod cast on the Internet when it comes to the Buccaneers. Thanks and a hat tip!

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    Like Mark Cook, I am an FSU fan. Also, like Cook I was not a fan of the trade up for Aguayo despite seeing him kick for 3 years. When FSU fans are more negative about the cost of drafting a player that was selected than fans of other teams who do not watch the player, that is usually a red flag. about the selection.

    Maybe the pick will turn out to be a great one, but like another commenter pointed out about this move, you can make the low-odds decision and it hits, but it doesn’t make the decision the right one. The last kicker taken in the 2nd round happened 11 years ago, and I really don’t think the Jets would have done that move over again if they could. But we will have to wait and see.

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    I think this 6th round pick at fullback will have a big impact in this offense. Jameis loves to check down and this kid can do damage in that roll.

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    in the RED ZONE….TOUCHDOWN TO CHECK DOWN and he will smash it in

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