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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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    Now that the 24 hour euphoria has worn off, it’s back to reality. And I’m pleased with it this early in camp. If a rookie QB came out and ripped our #1 defense to shreds everyday we’ve got problems – a secondary that’s a sieve and we’ve all been there before. It appears that with a year in Lovie’s system, the defense has gotten better and that’s a plus.

    So the objective here is clear. Improve Winston’s judgment to the point where he can hold even with our improved defense, then we’ve probably increased our chances for winning some close games.

    Winston is a quick study. He will start to figure it out and up his consistency. BTW, some of this is due to new playbook installs and not having enough familiarity with the scheme because some good WRs (Mike Evans) are dropping balls and running incorrect routes too. Better now than later in games. Every day is a learning experience and today he got taken to school. Good show!

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      Great assessment Mac. If I read that Jameis was carving up our first string like Mcclown was last year, Id be extremely worried. I’m glad the Defense is throwing the kitchen sink at him, the only way to get better is to see as much as you can. Personally I think our defense is going to see massive improvements this year.

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    Practice, practice, practice.

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    I agree with mac. Of course I was not for JW in the beginning but he is my QB now so I am hoping that this was more rookie QB going up against a “Lovie Smith Defense” in it’s second yr. than anything else. We have powerful weapons on O. I just wish that the Line was one of them.

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    Sounds like it might be a good thing we kept Glennon….can ease Winston in if the O line is weak or he needs some time to adjust to the speed of the game. No sense rushing him…this team isn’t ready for SB contention anyway.

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