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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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11 Comments

  1. 1

    Bucco63

    Another Oklahoma State connection. I’m not complaining. Go Bucs! Go Pokes!

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    Entre

    This is going to be a great hire. I am a life long bucs fan, and I attend Southern Miss. I have seen Monken turn around the USM football program first hand. He took over a program that was depleted and had lost every game the season before he came. His overall record at USM is not impressive, but the first two years were really a wash because of the shape the team was in when he arrived. In his third year, USM went to the conference championship game, and he was named the conference’s coach of the year. He will be an excellent addition to the Bucs. Also do not hold Marcus Arroyo against him. Arroyo was the OC that Monken hand picked for his first year at USM, but Arroyo’s inability does not represent Monkey’s abilities. Arroyo was a guy that was overwhelmed because he should have never been calling plays in the NFL. Arroyo was not qualified to call plays. Monken is fully qualified for the job that he was hired to do. Monken will be great for the team.

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      BucWild02

      Good insight Entre!

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    Horse

    A little surprised, but okay. Go Bucs!

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  4. 4

    scubog

    Thanks for the info Entre. With our young group of receivers Monken will have a lot of clay to mold. Seems he has an aggressive approach to offensive football. Now there’s a concept that’s been foreign around here.

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    surferdudes

    Another good hire. Little outside the box which I like, we all thought he’d promote Bajock, but it’s better he stays Winston’s whisper. This also shows Koetters open to new ideas, and concepts.

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    georgehicks

    This is a Hugh surprise.The coaching staff is bringing in great coaches.Can’t wait to see what they do with all the camps and see how the old as well as the new players Yelled. Go Bucs

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    76Buc

    This guy seems to have a similar background to Koetter when he came in to the NFL as an OC. College offensive guru with head coaching experience. He even has a year in the NFL. Maybe Koetter sees himself in this guy.

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  8. 8

    BucWild02

    What is it with offensive coaches and visors? Gruden disciples? I guess it’s better than wearing Landry style hipster hats!

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    drdneast

    We already have more qualified OC’s on this staff than we did during the last two years combined.
    Good intel Entre and you are right. I blamed Arroyo for the Bucs offensive woes during that lost season only because he was the OC. He should never have had that job to begin with. He just wasn’t qualified to do it.
    IT still baffles me to this day why we didn’t get someone more qualified to do the job, even if it meant paying him a lot more money to only sign an interim deal.

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    fl0nase

    No nothing about Monken but appreciate Entre’s insight and honestly am happy we’re going a little outside the box. One last remark on BucWild02’s comment about Tom Landry… Back when he was wearing that hat that look was still considered classic. Hipster’s stole that hat! If the visor’s what the Bucs need to bring respect back to red & pewter, I’m all for it.

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