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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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    Profile gravatar of 76Buc

    76Buc

    This guy has the emotional level of a 14 year old girl. I think we could still get a 4th rounder for him.
    If we have any major injuries you can stick a fork in the Buccaneers. No depth.

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    Dbuc63

    How can you say that without knowing what he was upset about. Good thing you’re not a coach.

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    scubog

    Just my thought on the incident that hopefully doesn’t get overblown here. ASJ was probably getting frustrated when neither QB was able to get the ball to him as he was working his tail off to get open. The first pass to him he was interfered with but no call. He played the entire game.

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    EastEndBoy

    While I’m not a 14 year old girl, I think I would have thrown a hissy-fit too if I was made to play TE with those two nincompoops trying to throw me the ball and get me killed all night.

    I wonder what Koetter was doing playing ASJ the whole game. He should have the intelligence to know that this young kid was going to get frustrated with two practice squad QBs trying to throw the ball to him. Moreover, with ASJ’s history of injuries, why would he risk him playing so much in such awful field conditions. This seemed like a really poor decision by Koetter IMO.

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    chetthevette

    Good for ASJ. Do I want some unemotional robot that doesn’t care if things go well or an emotional player that wants to win?
    The Rays just ditched Desmond Jennings because he had no competitive edge.
    Very few professional players can pull the stoic just doing my job attitude and still be good.
    GO ASJ and GO BUCS

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      76Buc

      You guys are all making very good points. I retract my statement as I was feeling very emotional at the time.

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        EastEndBoy

        no worries @76buc – it’s okay for you to call him out – I just had a different take…and I think ASJ has been performing really well on the field, so I want to give him his dues…while accepting that off the field (probably like far too many NFL players) he can exhibit some immaturity…

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    Horse

    Glennon and Griffin were awful and have been all season. We need to find a back up and also someone for the PS.

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    cgmaster27

    Can’t say I blame ASJ for this one. I would’ve been pissed too playing in that weather with those two inept QB’s throwing the ball around. I agree with those above as I wasn’t even sure why he was playing in this game.

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    seat26

    Tons of talent, and unfortunately we really have nothing after him. Brate has shown nothing in the Preseason, Luke S gets lots of good press about how he is the most important person on the team that no one knows about, but if you study his stats it amazes me he is still on the team. If Jenkins does not start because of Injury or attitude, we will be drafting TE early next year.

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    BTownBucFan

    He was getting ticked at being setup for big hits in a 4th preseason game in the rain. I’d be upset too at some of those passes too. But I also understand the coaching side. The TE’s dressed for that night got injured. Someone had to go out there…you just don’t want to see them get him killed.

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    BucWild02

    Dudes…R-E-L-A-X…its the preseason AKA practice. It doesn’t mean a thing! You just watch. When the regular season starts, the TE’s you’re all bad mouthing and trading wherever for some future draft pick are gonna be YUGE!

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    jerseybucsfan

    Not sure what it means. Good to show emotion? Ok. Unable to control it? Hmmm. Not gonna jump to any conclusions yet but anything is possible.

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