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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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    Horse

    okay???? I’m not sure if I would be adding an additional place kicker until after Saturday’s game. I understand why we did the punter.

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      zzdcatc12

      So nobody else claims him first.

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      buclover1988

      if our kicker sucks why wait? put him on the spot right now and make him earn it. waiting to sign barth doesnt do anything.

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    BucWild02

    This is a great signing!!!! I never understood how Patrick Murray was an upgrade. No offense to Murray.

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      WiltheBrewer

      Murray had a solid year- if the line actually blocked people, he could’ve made a couple more. I liked Barth as well,but not sure I understand this-
      Competition is good?

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    macabee

    It might be useful to know that Barth agreed to terms on a deal with the Buccaneers that is for two years at a maximum value of $2.75 million. That might say how much of a competition this is really going to be!

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      ColoradoBuc

      Murray’s salary for 3 years is only $1.53 (avg. salary $510,00).

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    billbyrne

    Good signing and a real upgrade.

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    surferdudes

    He does yoga while on a paddleboard,so he can’t be all bad.

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    fredster

    From what I remember it was never about Murray being an upgrade he was simply cheaper and they thought he would be good enough with maybe stronger leg? That’s what I thought anyways. Glad Barth is back. His percentage was so high just don’t understand why nobody else wanted him? Hope he doesn’t have some kind of injury still. I remember the basketball thing. How dumb to risk your career.

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      medeiros

      I’m sure a few teams wanted him. Bucs just fortunate enough to be #1 on the waiver wire right now… They have first right of refusal to EVERY player another team releases.

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    Sactobuc

    Welcome back Barth. One of my favorite kickers since Automatica… I wish you the best of health and hope your kicking is on point.

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    Bucsfan1983

    Good, I didn’t like that they got rid of him in the first place.

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    Buctebow

    The kicking game has to be one of consistency. If you miss SOME from outside of the 50, I can forgive that, but you better make just about everything else and Murray worries me this year, so this is a good signing at least to restore competition and focus.

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