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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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  1. 1

    macabee

    I saw a comedy last night, so I’m taking a comedic approach to what happened. F’s? You guys must be grading on a curve! lol.

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      Stryper1

      I agree. Thought some of the grades were gifts.

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    deeznuts

    Well, I will not be watching Tampa the rest of the year. Worst game I’ve ever seen in the NFL. Lavonte David, GMC, and VJax can’t win games by themselves.

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      Noctus

      VJax was HORRIBLE last night. I haven’t seen that many drops by a “top-tier” receiver in my life. To be fair, he’s usually much better. This season, though, he leads the team in drops.

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    scubog

    This game doesn’t deserve a grade at all. Even an F indicates the participant at least showed up for the test and put his name at the top. No, this like our injury status at practice, “Did Not Participate.”

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    ABN

    Here we go again same ole same ole. It will always be the same with incompetent and cheap owners. Who is worse Culverhouse or Glazers? Lets see that in a Poll.

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      scubog

      You are right about Culverhouse whose own widow wanted to dig him up so she could shoot him. But the Glazers, at least of late, have not scrimped on paying players. We just have had GM’s who simply have failed in choosing who to pay.

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    surferdudes

    Simms pointed out last night how far off our DB’s were playing, and how that was easy pickings for M Ryan. My question Mark is why do we look so confused on defense? The T2 may be a thing of the past, but to look this poorly? I’m stunned. What’s really disheartening is we’re playing worse each game.

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    1bucfanjeff

    Speechless.

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    Dbuc63

    PR, this is the time to be the “elite” journalist for the Bucs! Find out what really is going on behind doors. It will come out at some point and I hope that you find out first and not by 10 minutes. Lets get it done! Something is not sitting right….

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    fredster

    Game was beyond horrible. I don’t even know what to say. So many bad plays. I’m going to say what everyone is thinking. Is Lovie the coach he was before? Does he even want to be here or coaching? I know he’s calm like Dungy but everytime the camera panned to him he looked like a zombie. Never saw him coach or say anything. Just stood there. Shiano stunk, but I honestly can’t recall such a cluster of a game with him. They lost lot of close games last year…..I have serious doubts about the Tampa 2 even with the “right” personnel.

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    jshumaker

    Phuck’em. I am not wasting my time watching these loosers any more this season

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    Horse

    A complete implode. This was as bad as our 1976 year. Time for Lovie to come forward and tell the fans the truth? Poor drafting in the past has got us here and I had hoped filling some key areas with veterans might have helped. It hasn’t. This will be a season of learning for all. I am not sure at this point we could win a game.

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    chefboho

    I’ve been a fan of the bucs since the late 80’s. I usually don’t post on here bit I love reading about everyone’s thoughts. This is the worst bucs team I’ve ever seen. Lovie stamps two is dead. The “right players” won’t fix that. Everytime they showed movies face kn the sideline I was hoping to at least see some sort of emotion. He looks more lost than schiano. My twin and I are going to the Tampa game against Minnesota in oct. I’ve never been to the stadium but I’m seriously thinking of giving my tickets away. Every year I talk about us getting Bette and yet every year we seem to settle for mediocrity. I had several of my friends say they didn’t even want to give my shit because they felt bad for me being a fan of this team. I don’t know where we go from here but I just done see us winning a single game this year the way we look.

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    chefboho

    I’ve been a fan of the bucs since the late 80’s. I usually don’t post on here bit I love reading about everyone’s thoughts. This is the worst bucs team I’ve ever seen. Lovie’s cover two is dead. The “right players” won’t fix that. Every time they showed lovie’s face on the sideline I was hoping to at least see some sort of emotion. He looks more lost than schiano. My twin and I are going to the Tampa game against Minnesota in oct. I’ve never been to the stadium but I’m seriously thinking of giving my tickets away. Every year I talk about us getting Better and yet every year we seem to settle for mediocrity. I had several of my friends say they didn’t even want to give my shit because they felt bad for me being a fan of this team. I don’t know where we go from here but I just done see us winning a single game this year the way we look.

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    chuckbville

    Actually Schiano had a better pass def last year. But, our run def gave up 144 yards and that is sad.

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    pinkstob

    MC, kudos to you for even having the stomach to grade this game. I’m the rest of the PR staff would’ve understood if you had called in sick. Hell, we should have all called in sick today.

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      EastEndBoy

      The team should have called in sick on Thursday.

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    ehinote

    Bucs fan as long anyone here and I’ve never been more down about them. This is in everyone. Lovie looked lost. Our GM has made some horrible personnel mistakes. We’ve found a way to stop the progress of our young Allstars LB L. David. Our offense is nowhere near the offenses of any other NFL team. Both QBs are average at best. McCoy is too nice. M. Johnson has been soft since he came out of college. And this is what you get when you didn’t spend money for 5 years and drafted horribly… The worst team in the NFL.

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    Buctebow

    “Professional” football team? I’m thinking that UCF would have played a better game.

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    Buctebow

    Look at the photo, they all look like momma took away their ice cream!

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    BrooklynBucsFan

    F’s for everyone except the TEs I’d say. That’s the only group that didn’t look totally inept. And maybe Glennon played ok too, hard to tell since the game was so far out of reach when he came in.

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    EastEndBoy

    If that wasn’t an F all around, what would an F all around look like?….maybe we’ll find out when we play a team that’s actually good…not looking forward to that.

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