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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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9 Comments

  1. 1

    Iabucfan

    One of the assistant coaches the Bucs had that I respected was Coach Cullen. I was disappointed when he left. But, Coach Hayes was the only replacement that was on the same level.
    Again, this shows why ESPN is a joke.

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    johnnybuc1

    Good for Joe! Way to stick up for his guy. I’ve had some issues with GMC in the time he’s been here, but a lack of effort wasn’t one of them. McClure is the same guy that keeps promoting the Falcons as a Super Bowl contender, talk about a lack of credibility!

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  3. 3

    scubog

    By the comments it seems like the reporter’s intent was to fabricate an excuse for Lovie Smith more than bash GMC.

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  4. 4

    surferdudes

    What would you expect coming from an Atlanta reporter. Oh who do we open the season against? Thanks Atlanta reporter, for putting an extra log on the fire!

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  5. 5

    fredster

    This reporter sounds like an idiot. I’ve never heard anyone questions GMC’s work ethic. Would it really be inaccurate or a stretch though to say he’s been a bit injury prone? We always compare him to Suh since same draft class. Has Suh missed as many games? Without researching the exact number I don’t think he has? McCoy is a nice guy and a very good DT when healthy. Wish he had some dog in him on game day though. Sapp is a despicable person but he was the guy you wanted on your team and brought that edge. I personally just don’t like McCoy. He seems like a nice guy though. Not sure why I don’t like him. He just has such a lax attitude. Doesn’t seem to have that fire. I’m not saying he doesn’t practice hard as anyone either before you attack me here. Lol. Just don’t care for his personality and I’ve heard him talk countless times on talk radio, interviews, etc. the helping guys up is annoying too. Lol. I know it’s just GMC’s way. Still I don’t like it. You can go shake hands after or help guys up when game is over. –
    if he stays healthy and plays 16 games healthy I think he’s a guy that can get double digit sacks. Will see, maybe he’s just been unlucky with the injuries.

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    1. 5.1

      scubog

      Same “he’s too nice” remarks were made about #63 too. Miserable people always have a dislike for those of us with a smile on our face.

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  6. 6

    chetthevette

    I don’t agree with the idiot writer.
    Seems like I’m not alone, people are raising hell about this dumb a** statement. McCoy is great. GO BUCS

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    drdneast

    Someone needs to inform Mr. McClure that the NFL, despite the Rooney Rule, is not an affirmative action league.
    Players and coaches get and keep a job based on merit, ability and production. It is close to the purest form of capitalism in the US.
    I get a big kick out of these writers who don’t even cover the Bucs, let alone plunk down close to 1K a year for season ducats, whine about Love not being given a chance.
    I didn’t hear such whining when Schiano was let go when he inherited the train wreck Raheem Morris left behind.
    Fact of the matter is the defense was Lovie’s hallmark and he practically hand picked the players who were in it for the last two years.
    He was especially instrumental in bringing in a number of players last year who he thought could excel in his vaunted Cover II.
    It didn’t work and if anything, the defense was responsible for a number of defeats and he was the one responsible for both the scheme, coaches and players.
    Of course McClure is blinded by these facts because race is involved and since he didn’t have to pay to watch the Chinese fire drill of a defense, it matters little to him.
    As I said before countless times, take everything national writers say about the Bucs with a big grain of salt since they really know very little about this team.

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    1. 7.1

      scubog

      Absolutely right dedneast. It’s all there in black and white.

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