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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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    ….and by Thursday morning, I will have my season tickets cancelled.

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      I’m vacillating….I might cancel as well. I’ve been paying to witness this mess since I moved here in 2009. If Koetter does get the job, I sure hope he gets Smith as his DC.

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    They cancel automatically if you don’t pay for them. No effort needed. Me, I’m not so fickle. Had them 40 years. Many times it was not a wise investment. Seats too good to give up.

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    I made that “bold’ prediction two days ago.

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    I presume that Dirk Koetter will be named the next Bucs HC and I have no problem with that – wouldn’t have a problem if it was somebody else either. I just don’t know enough about our new direction to offer an informed opinion one way or another.
    I know Koetter was a good OC. But I also know that Norv Turner is an excellent OC, but was a terrible HC. I know that Rod Marinelli is an excellent DC, but was a terrible HC. As for Koetter, like Trump says “this guy I don’t know about”. And not everybody thinks he walks on water. Sander Philipse of BucsNation.com and Luke Easterling of Scout.com have written a scathing and unflattering piece on his time as coach at ASU. I won’t provide details or a link as I did not vett it for accuracy.

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    domidork should just move on he has done irreparable damage to the franchise and from what i have seen knows little to nothing about football, how these guys get jobs is beyond me, just like lovie getting a coaching gig when everyone knew he wasn’t cut out to be a head coach, the nfl is full of retreads and most times it doesn’t work

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      Dominick may not have had a eye for talent but the dud sure knows how to write a contract. He got us out of cap hell. He worked contracts so we could cut any player at any time for any reason without any consequences. I loved the fact that if a player isn’t playing up to standard we could cut them without any cap implications. I wish all NFL contracts were like that. It would prevent these players from getting big paychecks then not performing. I believe all contract should be performance based. The better you play the more money you make. It would make all players try harder and play hard for every game, even meaningless games.

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    As someone stated, Dominics did get us out of cap hell…contracts was his forte;even Licht hinted at that when he first got here…as for talent evaluation he was below average…Still remember drafting a punter instead of Greg Hardy…smh

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      along with antonio brown, joe webb, james stark and jonathan dwyer lol

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    Why in the hell would you hire a offensive coordinator to be head coach and our defense was atrocious this year and that’s saying it lightly I care about my bucs just like everyone else but how does this make sense anybody answer that for me? No defensive minds not coming here for the same position so what is all these dirk koetter supporters for? One more thing when he was at asu he couldn’t coach defense for nothing

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      Lovie, Schiano, Raheem were all defensive coaches. No thanks.

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    mark seems like a good guy but he set the Bucs back big time and as far as the salary cap, some might say he took the credit from Greenberg for contracts & the cap

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    Not feeling it as Dirk as our HC. If we do sign him please don’t make anything more than two year guaranteed. More importantly, who will be the DC. Go Bucs

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      Unlike player contracts, all coaches contracts are guaranteed – NFL rule. That is why the Glazer’s will be paying 3 HCs salary this year – Schiano 3.1mil, Lovie 10mil (5mil in 2016 and 5mil in 2017), and whatever the salary is for the new coach. However, they can vary the term, typically 3 to 5 years. #billionairesrule

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    Now the 49ers impressed with dirk koetter this reminds me of the Raheem Morris job he never was a prime candidate for the head coaching job and somebody was impressed and the bucs quickly hired him bone head move then bone head move now

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    Big difference between Rah and Koetter Tampa23.
    Rah was very young, had never been a defensive coordinator, let alone a head coach I’m college or anywhere else for that matter.
    As far as his ASU career was concerned, he ended his career their with an over .500 record.
    If he does that in Tampa, a lot of fans will be dancing in the stadium.
    The big knock on Koetter at ASU was he wasn’t a good recruiter. Well that is one job he doesn’t have to do in the pros.
    I’m with you. Stone1. They guy set this franchise further back than Josh Freeman did with his putrid draft picks.
    Not only did he make terrible draft picks, but when he resigned our FA’s he gave them wheelbarrows of cash when they didn’t deserve it.
    Quincy Black, Michael Clayton and Michael Williams were all given huge deals when they didn’t deserve them.
    As for contracts, don’t forget Carl Hicks who we finally got off the books this year to the tune of 5 mill.
    Not only that, he only played 7 to 9 games for us and was put o injured reserve with a turf toe.
    A turf toe is something you get from playing on artificial turf.
    I believe Hicks came here as damaged goods (no facts to support such a claim, I admit it) and the Bucs were so desperate for OL help they looked the other way and hoped for the best.
    I doubt Dominick will ever get a front office position in the NFL again because the poor job he did here is known league wide.
    The good news for Dominick is Mickey D’sis always hiring. A vocation more suited for his skills.
    As for you guys wanting to dump your tickets before you give Koetter a chance, I doubt if you have them anyway.

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    Mark Dominik does a good job on TV and on the radio. I think he is well spoken, well thought out and insightful when on those programs. I remember listening to him discuss how they put a guy at the main watering hole in the town where WR Justin Blackmon played college ball. The scout would count how often Blackmon showed up there. Turns out Dominik was pretty smart. I love that story about due diligence, even if it was a little sneaky.

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    If it’s not koetter I think it will be McDermott. I don’t buy into any nick Saban rumors as I think he’s vastly overrated. I can’t give a guy too much credit when your team has more talent than every team you play.
    If it is dirk then who is our defensive coordinator? Cullen? They better figure it out quick.

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    Did i miss the press conference yesterday? That was a pretty BOLD prediction

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