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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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  1. 1

    EastEndBoy

    I suppose he’s being realistic…it’s not like we have a couple of pro-bowlers at safety right now…he’s probably got a fair chance to start…ughhhhhh

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    cremdonado

    ***BREAKING NEWS***~ Conte lost for year~suffers concussion while signing his contract!

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      jongruden

      Conti plays more like Sabby Piscitelli so maybe he will wear #21

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    pinkstob

    I wish we would stop asking new FA’s and draft picks if they are influenced or model their game after Brooks, Barber, Sapp and Lynch. The poor guy always responds that he grew up watching *insert name here* and model their game after him and so on, but they never turn out to play much like our favorite Bucs. It’s unfair to the new players. Lynch came into the league about 20 years ago, let’s let these guys create new positive stories for us to tell about our Bucs.

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    wnb0395

    So the Chiefs just traded a 5th round pick for the Saints RG pro bowler Ben Grubbs. The Bucs miss out on a good OL again.

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      SCLOBERNOCKER

      No way NO wouldve traded with us anyway…

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      KINDERRT

      wnb0395, Had the same thought but then realized Saints would not help the Bucs. Grubbs is a quick fix an he’s over 30. Would rather have the pick and aa shot at a long-term fix.

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    magoobee

    Are there any Oregon Ducks on the Chicago Bears? If so, there will be a bidding war between Chip Kelly & Lovie.

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    chefboho

    Just saw mariotas pro day…… Very underwhelming. I saw nothing that said our bucs should take this kid. There was no drive on the ball on his red zone passes. It was as if he was playing pitch and catch so as not to have too many incompletions. All the scouts while I was watching called it “underwhelming at best” He even looked uncomfortable in the interview. I think he looked better at the combine truthfully

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    cremdonado

    The overall take on Mariotas pro day is that didnt help his stock or his case for being the #1 pick..One on looker said that any team who drafts him should hold their breathe and hope he develops…not a shining endorsement by any means..Would be interested in seeing what our people saw and took away for his pro day..
    Now does Jaboo throw at FSUs pro day on the 31st? and if he repeats his combine performance,does this basically lock him in as #1?

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    Horse

    I like what they are doing because the guarantees are for a year only and if they don’t perform, then they’re gone. I have no problem with the last two signings.

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    EastEndBoy

    I have one question….is WISNIEWSKI on the jet yet?

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      makski

      I’ve been calling for the jet all along for Wisinewski, I don’t think we used it. He visited a couple of days ago and didn’t sign:( Now that the Seahawks traded away their C for J Graham, they have called him in for a visit. I hope he secretly wants to play guard again and not center. Or maybe he hates the cold rainy weather in Seattle, and would prefer the beautiful sunny FL weather because it reminds him of Oakland?? He is the one guy that I hope we overpay for, we need him bad for the middle of our O-line. I still think we should draft the FSU G/C if he is still on the board in round 2. Just so he can learn for a year and then take EDS’s spot.

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    macabee

    Trivia moment: Chris Conte is the grandson of famous Italian-American actor, Richard Conte who played Don Barzini in the movie Godfather with Marlon Brando.

    See you young fellas won’t know anything about the this!

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    billbyrne

    Free Agent signing so far are excellent. They are building depth by signing the BUCS own players and the holes left to fill are at DE, OG and RT. There will be opportunities in the near future to address one of these needs before the draft and the focus on the draft will be better defined. The off-season has started off on good decisions.

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