Posts From Mark Cook

(VIDEO)PewterReport.com’s Mark Cook Joins The Pewter Panel To Talk Bucs

0 comments 📅October 25, 2014 11:59 am

Pewter Report’s Mark Cook joined the weekly Pewter Panel segment on Buccaneers.com to discuss the state of the team and the upcoming matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. Some of the topics in the four-part series include the play of Mike Glennon and Josh McCown, the return of Charles Sims and Tampa Bay’s chances of getting back in the NFC South playoff race.

To view the Pewter Panel with Cook, Scott Smith, T.J. Rives and WFLA’s Dan Lucas, click here.

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Bucs And Vikings Score Prediction Contest

3 comments 📅October 24, 2014 8:36 pm

Share your thoughts on the game this Sunday and see if you can nail the score. The person who guesses it correctly, or comes closest will win a PewterReport.com T-shirt. You must add your prediction to the comment section of the blog to be eligible.

Cook’s Prediction: Bucs 27, Vikings 17

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Bucs-Vikings Final Injury Report 10-24

0 comments 📅October 24, 2014 4:01 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Johnthan Banks – Neck – Full Participation
 – Probable
Jonathan Casillas – Hamstring – Limited Participant
 – Questionable
Anthony Collins – Knee – Limited Participation
 – Questionable
Dashon Goldson – Ankle – Limited Participation
 – Questionable
Vincent Jackson – Rib – Limited Participation – Questionable
Josh McCown –  Thumb – Limited Participation
 – Questionable
Keith Tandy – Hamstring – Limited Participation– Questionable
Brandon Magee – Knee – Did Not Participate –  Out

Minnesota Vikings

Kyle Rudolph – Abdomen/Groin – Did Not Participate
 – Questionable
Gerald Hodges – Hamstring – Did Not Participate
 – Doubtful
John Sullivan – Concussion – Did Not Participate
 – Probable
Corey Wootton – Low Back – Limited Participation – Probable
Sharrif Floyd – Ankle – Limited Participation – Probable
Vladimir DuCasse – Knee – Limited Participation
 – Questionable
Jabari Price – Hamstring – Limited Participation
 – Probable
Antone Exum Jr. – Ankle – Limited Participation
 – Questionable
Harrison Smith – Ankle – Full Participation – Probable
Chase Ford – Foot – Full Participation – Probable
Josh Robinson – Ankle – Out

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Bucs Swipe LB From Chiefs Practice Squad

1 comment 📅October 23, 2014 2:15 pm

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers  announced on Thursday that they have signed linebacker Orie Lemon from the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad to the active roster.

Lemon (6-1, 235) originally entered the league in 2011 with the Dallas Cowboys as a college free agent out of Oklahoma State. He spent the 2011 season on the team’s practice squad and spent the first two weeks of the 2012 season on Dallas’ practice squad before being promoted to the Cowboys’ active roster in Week 3. Lemon played in five games in 2012 with Dallas, totaling three tackles and one fumble recovery, as well as two special teams tackles.

Lemon spent the 2013 offseason and preseason with the Kansas City Chiefs, before being released and signing to the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad. In November of 2013, Lemon was signed onto Dallas’ active roster from the Cardinals’ practice squad, playing in three games for the Cowboys. He spent this past offseason and preseason with the Cowboys, before being released following Week One and signing onto the Chiefs’ practice squad.

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Bucs-Vikings Injury Report 10-22

0 comments 📅October 22, 2014 5:44 pm

The Buccaneers and the Vikings released their first injury report of the week on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Johnthan Banks – Neck – Full Participation
Jonathan Casillas – Hamstring – Limited Participant
Anthony Collins – Knee – Limited Participation
Dashon Goldson – Ankle – Limited Participation
Vincent Jackson – Rib – Limited Participation
Josh McCown – Right Thumb – Limited Participation
Keith Tandy – Hamstring – Limited Participation

Minnesota Vikings
Kyle Rudolph – Abdomen/Groin – Did Not Participate
Gerald Hodges – Hamstring – Did Not Participate
John Sullivan – Concussion – Did Not Participate
Corey Wootton – Low Back – Limited Participation
Sharrif Floyd – Ankle – Limited Participation
Vladimir DuCasse – Knee – Limited Participation
Jabari Price – Hamstring – Limited Participation
Antone Exum Jr. – Ankle – Limited Participation
Harrison Smith – Ankle – Full Participation

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Bucs Shake Up Roster; Officially Sign Holiday And Cut Patton, Solomon

7 comments 📅October 21, 2014 4:36 pm

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that they have signed wide receiver/kick returner/punt returner Trindon Holliday and promoted defensive end T.J. Fatinikun from the practice squad to the active roster.

Holliday (5-5, 166) originally entered the league as a sixth-round draft pick (197th overall) of the Houston Texans in the 2010 NFL Draft. After spending his rookie season on Injured Reserve, Holliday spent the 2011 season and part of the 2012 season with Houston before being waived and signing with Denver, where he played the remainder of the 2012 and the 2013 seasons. This past offseason, the former LSU Tiger signed with the New York Giants, which placed him on Injured Reserve on August 30, prior to releasing him on October 6.

Holliday has played in 31 regular season games, totaling 80 punt returns for 752 yards, with two touchdowns, and 49 kick returns for 1,327 yards and two touchdowns. He has also appeared in four postseason contests, tallying three punt returns for 90 yards and a touchdown, as well as 12 kick returns for 344 yards and one touchdown.

Holliday is one of only 15 players in NFL history with at least three punt return touchdowns and three kick return touchdowns (regular season and postseason). Against Baltimore in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff Game (1/12/13), Holliday recorded the longest punt return in NFL postseason history (90 yards) and the second-longest kick return (104 yards), both for touchdowns, becoming the first player in NFL history to score multiple return touchdowns in a single postseason game.

Fatinikun (pronounced fah-tin-ih-kun) spent the 2014 preseason with the Buccaneers before being waived on August 29. He was signed to the practice squad on September 24.

The team also announced that they have waived wide receiver Solomon Patton and defensive end Scott Solomon.

In addition, the team has signed linebacker Mister Alexander and wide receiver Marcus Thigpen to the practice squad, while releasing linebacker Shayne Skov from the practice squad.

Alexander (6-3, 252) originally entered the league with the Houston Texans in 2011 as a college free agent out of Florida State. Alexander played for Houston for two seasons (2011-12), appearing in 14 games while also spending time on the practice squad, tallying three tackles and nine special teams tackles. In 2013, Alexander played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. This year he has played for the Omaha Mammoths of the Fall Experimental Football League.

Thigpen (5-9, 200) originally entered the league as a college free agent out of Indiana in 2009, signing with the Philadelphia Eagles. Thigpen was waived by Philadelphia during the preseason and signed with the Denver Broncos before being waived prior to the start of the regular season. Thigpen then spent three years in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2009) and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2010-11).

The Miami Dolphins signed Thigpen in 2012 and he spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons with Miami, playing in 32 career games, tallying nine catches for 112 yards and one touchdown, with seven rushes for 26 yards. He was with Miami through this past offseason and preseason before being released and signing to the New England Patriots practice squad, where he spent the first two weeks of the season before being released and signing to Miami’s practice squad. He was released from the Dolphins’ practice squad on October 14.

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Reynolds Addresses Jackson Trade Rumors On Booger And Ryan Show

1 comment 📅October 20, 2014 10:29 pm

Scott Reynolds from Pewter Report joined The Booger and Ryan Show to discuss the rumors that teams are inquiring about trading for Bucs WR Vincent Jackson.

Reynolds said it comes down to the asking price for Jackson. If a team is offering up a 2nd round pick then they have to listen.

The issue with trading Jackson is you limit Mike Glennon and his options. This means you can’t get an honest evaluation of him.

To hear the full interview, click here.

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SI.com’s Peter King Says Bucs’ Offense Is Also To Blame

0 comments 📅October 20, 2014 3:03 pm

Super Bowl XLVI Broadcasters Press Conference
SI.com’s Peter King in this week’s MMQB wrote about the Buccaneers struggles on defense but also pointed out the poor offensive production. King noted that in the Baltimore game last week, Tampa Bay ran 12 offensive plays to start the game and failed to pick up a single yard, in the meantime the Ravens put 28 points on the board.

King pointed to free agent Anthony Collins and a “declining” Logan Mankins as part of the issues on offense.

To read the full blog by King, click here.

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McCoy Says Bucs Struggles Defensively Is Partly “A Mentality”

1 comment 📅October 20, 2014 2:34 pm

Former Bucs great and current linebackers coach Hardy Nickerson told some of the media last week that it took he and the rest of the 1996 Bucs defense until Week 9 of that season to really feel comfortable in the Tampa 2 defensive scheme installed by then head coach Tony Dungy.

On Monday defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was told of Nickerson’s comments, and seemed somewhat surprised.

“For them, Week 9?” McCoy said. “Dang. I guess it’s okay that we don’t have it by week six. I don’t know how many times I have to say it, but I guess when fans want to see a winner, they’re patience gets shorter. And I can understand that. You know having a game going into the bye week like the one we finished with, I can see how fans can get impatient and be upset. It’s very understandable.

“However, the same mentality that the fans keep claiming we need to have like those guys (90s defense) had, if you look at the history, they went through the same thing we’re going through. Like I said, this Tampa 2 does work. Dallas was last in the league last year and they’ve turned things around. It just takes time. We’re going to keep working.”

But McCoy also added that the issues the Bucs are having defensively somewhat has to do with an attitude.

“I can’t say that it’s assignment (related). There are a lot of times when we’re out of place, but guys know what they have to do. They’re just not doing it. That’s a mentality thing. It’s about being better than the guy you’re facing or more physical the guy you’re facing or playing harder than the guy you’re facing. You want to be smarter than that guy. It’s just simple things. It’s not like we’re going to out scheme them or try to trick them. If I have a reach block with a guard, I have to beat him, make the ball carrier cut back and let everything else fall into place.”

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Lane Suspended By The NFL For 2 Games; Bucs Sign CB Frey

2 comments 📅October 15, 2014 11:15 am

Fullback Jorvorskie Lane of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been suspended without pay for the team’s next two games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

Lane’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Buccaneers’ active roster on Monday, November 3 following the team’s November 2 game against the Cleveland Browns.

The Buccaneers on Tuesday announced they had signed fullback Lonnie Pryor who was with the team since last season but was cut by Tampa Bay during the team’s final roster moves in August. Pryor had been with the Bills since being released by Tampa Bay, but was cut from Buffalo’s practice squad last weekend.

Lane has been the starting fullback for the Bucs this year, with two rushing attempts for 56 yards, including a 54-yard burst against the Panthers in Week 1.

To fill the vacant roster spot, the Bucs signed former Bears cornerback Isaiah Frey, who will wear No. 32. Frey was a sixth-round draft pick by Bucs head coach Lovie Smith in Chicago in 2012. After being on the Bears’ practice squad during the 2012 season, the 6-foot, 190-pound Frey played in all 16 games last year with six starts at nickel cornerback.

This season he played in three games with one start, and has 58 tackles, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the 19 NFL games he’s played in.

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