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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

    Good luck, Big Dot! The Bucs have a lot of problems on the O-Line. Would love to scratch this one off!

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  2. 2

    Horse

    He’s either 30 or almost; I had hoped he would stay at ORT and anchor that position for a few years. I don’t think this really solves the issue except a short term fix. At least we know in a pinch he can swing other which gives us more flexibility. Just my opinion. Go Bucs!

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  3. 3

    macabee

    Horse,

    Strange that you would bring up Dotson’s age, he just turned 29 on Oct 11th – prime age for his position.

    Are you still hoping for an OT pick in the first round like Greg Robinson and Jake Matthews – two OTs taken in the top ten 2014 draft that is currently struggling at their positions?

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    KINDERRT

    If they pass on a QB for a LT or any other O-line player in the first round I’m done with team. The time is now to get a QB in the draft and don’t even think about Cutler. How can one organization be so screwed up to not take a QB in the top five when you need a QB!

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      Gerardski

      Any qb would struggle behind this o line. Mariota or Winston will look just as bad as mccown behind this garbage up front. Evan Dietrich smith, oneil cousins, Anthony Collins buh bye. A rookie qb doesn’t make this team better.

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    surferdudes

    A rookie Q.B. can’t make this team look any worse either Ski. We need to fix both, we don’t have to choose between drafting a Q.B., or linemen, we’re going to draft both. However with the 1st, or 2nd pick pick in the draft, you have to take the Q.B. first. It’s football 101. Besides there’s no sure fire can’t miss O, or D linemen in this draft so why argue?

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    scubog

    I’m glad the organization finally figured out that it is at least worth a shot to give Dotson an opportunity to play LT. For those who think a first round draft pick is necessary to man that position, I give you Donald Penn who played well enough for us. No Paul Gruber, but well enough. I’m with you “Sufferdudes”. Get the right QB and the rest will fall into place much easier than the other way around. No the rookie QB might not make the team better. But the second year is another story.

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    Horse

    Macabee, surferdudes,scubog; I’m for getting the QB in the No. 1 or No. 2 spot in the 1st round. I would like to draft a OT in the 2nd rd, and a center in the 3rd Rd, and a OG in the 4th round; then defense. I’m on the same page as you all are on; it just took me a few more games to get there. Watching Bortles last night convinced me we have to take a chance on Mariota or Winston. Winston reminds me very much of Bortles.

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