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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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    EastEndBoy

    PANIC BUTTON alert!!!!…(how does that sarcasm font work on PR anyway). This is all to be expected…if they had performed perfectly, it would also have been a mirage…once we get to preseason if we still see wounded ducks and dropped passes and poor hips, then I will really start looking for the phone number of that panic button installation company…

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      EastEndBoy

      Oh….and I think the 2-sizes-too-small creamsicle outfits are sort of becoming…can we get those back?

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    georgehicks

    Well buc fans I’ve been out of the country for 7 days.But I like what the bucs have done last weekend. I’d hope now that the fans give winston a chance.Go Bucs

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    macabee

    I hate to be the Grinch or a spoil sport or the old Clint Eastwood dude that says “git off my lawn” , but I’m kinda glad this happened! Maybe we all get a healthy dose of reality.

    I’m afraid everybody is about to do Winston a disservice by setting expectations too high. The guy is a rookie QB, does not know the playbook yet, and today was throwing to people that will never play in the NFL.

    Pump the brakes fans. It is grossly unfair to put the onus of losing the last ten years solely on the shoulders of Winston.

    He is talented, not omnipotent. He is a rookie and like all rookies will have a rookie learning curve. It makes for great headlines if he went out and never missed a throw, instead I hope the Bucs have in place a development plan that will not throw Winston to the wolves, but will bring him along at a pace that will allow him to become the QB that we never had!

    He got through the first practice without someone mentioning crab legs and that’s good enough for me!

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    cremdonado

    if you are expecting Winston to just walk in and instantly be perfect then you are basically a moron~this team IS and will REMAIN a project for a while…As long as players continue to improve and grow~no problem…Now if we havent seen any serious growth or progression from these guys by the end of this SEASON,then maybe its time to fret…

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    Mark Cook

    Not concerned in the least though. I wonder how much of it was the receivers as well who didn’t help him out.

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      magoobee

      I guess the receivers are responsible for the WOUNDED DUCKS too.

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        cgmaster27

        Were you there watching to call the throws wounded ducks? Even if you were, do you really get your kicks from knocking a guy on his first day of his professional career? All I ever see you do on here is bitch. Go root for the Jags or some other team.

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      BuccanAy

      At what point is Winston responsible for anything? Do you have a clue about what responsibility you have to the readers of this site? IMO, you’ve staked your entire career on Winston….why? Is he gonna pay your salary if he’s not who you think he is? Do you know what ‘professional integrity’ is?

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        cgmaster27

        I do believe Mark stated ” I wonder” which doesn’t mean it was their fault. And if you don’t like Mark’s articles on Winston don’t read them. It’s quite simple actually.

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        Dbuc63

        cgmasterless27- ” Bell used the route and his expectational speed to blow by Brown and catch a wounded duck Winston deep ball” That is in the article you MORON! Someone made a cynical remark. WHO THE HELL IS BASHING JW? I HAVE READ ALL THESE POSTS/ARTICLE AND DO NOT SEE ANYTHING DREADFUL. ALL OF YOUR POSTING TO BASH POSTERS WHO HAVE NOT BASHED JW IS HILARIOUS!

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          cgmaster27

          I don’t recall asking for your opinion dbag. I can write what I damn well please so get used to it. I’ve seen plenty bashing JW tough guy. What’s hilarious is how you think people need you to speak for them. SO again mind your own business tough guy.

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    VTBucs

    Could just be the picture, but looks like Winston is not using a quick tight throwing motion. Looks like that long windup in your pic of Winston PR.

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      Roland

      He never had good mechanics except on shorter routes. That’s part of why his intermediate and long passes get picked.

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    Horse

    Who are any of you doubters to judge at this stage of the very beginning of the 2015 start prior to preseason camp? Go bother someone else’s web site. Don’t some of you have anything else to do like maybe trying to be a winner within yourself. It’s too early for this negative crap!

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    BucFan circa76

    I agree with Horse and all the rest of the true BUCS fans that post here. How can any true fan have meaningful concern after Rookie Camp Day 1?? The only part of this piece that raised an eyebrow of concern or distaste was the pic of Abe Gibron taken from the 1970’s. Egads!! All of you haters just go elsewhere. I hear the Jags lost their top draft pick for the season TODAY to a freak knee injury. Those fans surely have a right to feel disgusted, go join them in their misery……

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    e

    Hey, at least our picks made it through the day without a blown ACL. That really sucks for the the Jags with Fowler.

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    SOXX

    I think they should let a little air out of the ball to start off that should help a bit. Nice to hear good things of Donovan Smith. So I take it our new Offensive Coordinator made it to the practice.

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    FSUTBB2374

    New BUCS fan here guys and gals. Not sure why everyone is getting all upset at each other here over some comments that are justified and some that are not. I’ll give you a NOLE perspective to put everyone at ease for now since it’s the 1st day of rookie camp. JW has always been known as hit or miss at practice. JW has always been known to shine brightest when the lights are on and it matters most. I wouldn’t read too much into practice reports. He’s going to be hit or miss at practice, so get used to the up and down reports of his performance. Once pre-season hits and a game is played we should have a better understanding of Winston as a BUC. Again, it’s only the first day of rookie camp. Don’t get too worried or excited yet. GO BUCS!

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      cgmaster27

      Welcome FSU; as a fellow FSU fan, I’ve known about JW being a little hit or miss in practice, but some people on here just don’t like him so you’ll have to get used to that. AS a JW fan, I’ve caught plenty of heat from others on here, so yeah I do get defensive, but I couldn’t be happier to have Jameis on the squad. Welcome again to Buc land!

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    scubog

    Nice to read your post and welcome FSUTBB. You’ll find some posters here will seek out any morsel of negativity in an attempt to validate their ill-conceived bias. Thirty passes on the mark will be overshadowed by one “wounded duck” not named Marcus. It’s the same folks over and over who simply want to elevate themselves from the crowd of devotees who BF47 refers to as “casual fans”. Looking forward to your insight.

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    cremdonado

    Fowler news just blows- bummed for him and JAX…
    As for Winston- he will continue to have supports and detractors regardless- wether it’s the media or the fans- it will likely never go away…
    As for Marcus- I haven’t heard a single thing about him and his practice or if he has signed his contract or not…

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  14. 14

    inspecto

    negativity breeds negative results
    Go Bucs!

    now I can wear my creamcycle shorts again

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    Roland

    I COULDN’T HELP BUT LOOK AT THE SECOND PIC OF WINSTON ON THE PAGE… His belly is already getting bigger and you can tell from the pick that he is throwing over a 15 yard pass as he is in his full baseball windup.
    Safties are going to LOVE HIM.

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