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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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  1. 1

    Horse

    Coach is keeping quiet because he would like Collins to take a pay cut or they wil release him and good luck getting any where near what he was getting after 2015. If I was him, I would take a pay cut, but be guaranteed some more money in 2016. That’s easier for the Bucs to digest; maybe get a trade after next season My opinion.

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    macabee

    If you force the guy to take a pay cut you run the risk of creating a locker room cancer that still can’t block. They’ve had lots of time to evaluate his ability. If this was a swing and a miss, then cut him or trade him. He does not have offset language in his contract, he’s a young guy, he will get another job. May even be the best thing that could happen to him!

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  3. 3

    scubog

    Maybe Licht has learned a lesson that taking guys like Collins who never earned a starting gig and others who had limited success with their former teams requires more in depth study and a tighter fist on the $.

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    KINDERRT

    If LILO don’t due a better job this coming year THEY will be looking for a new job.

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    surferdudes

    Why pick on just Collins? To many over paid, under producing players on this roster. We haven’t even discussed the purge of offensive coaches. There will be many besides Collins shown the door. L&L will use their mulligan this year, better get it right this time.

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    bucterp

    This OL has been so atrocious. Dotson was part of this failure, whether RT or LT. I am not sold on Demar Dotson as our starting LT next year.

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    tjhuth

    Hey PR:
    If the BUCs don’t go and blow it and win this last meaningless (in terms of this year’s record but major in terms of draft order) game, and wind up with the first overall pick, what would you guys think about them hiring the OC from the Oregon Ducks? Might make a smoothe transition for our #1 pick.

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      Mark Cook

      Certainly could be looked at, but you have to build a complete offense around the scheme. And honestly there is no proof this offense will work in the NFL. Kelly has had some success no doubt, but what he is able to do is more successful than what the Oregon OC could do most likely. Again though, the other 10 on offense will need to be looked at as far as fits in a read option spread type offense. can’t transform it overnight. Plus I just don’t see that as Lovie’s style. But again, I would guess all things are on the table at this point. Having a familiar face would only help Mariota.

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    macabee

    This is the perfect time to raid a practice squad now. There must be a promising OT or OG on some loaded O-Line team like Dallas that is trying to stash one away.

    I would send Garrett Gilkey to the gallows now, get a croaker sack and a flashlight, search high and low, and bring one back alive.

    We’ve got to starting thinking like Belichick!

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    macabee

    Scratch my last post!

    Greg Auman just tweeted that with Logan Mankins getting day off at Bucs practice, Garrett Gilkey was working with first-team offensive line at left guard …

    I forgot that Lovie has one more game to lose! Silly me!

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      cgmaster27

      I think Lovie has gone all in on this loosing thing. There can be no other conceivable way that Gilkey is still on this roster. I am 175 pounds and could play offensive lineman better than that scrub.

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    Horse

    Gilkey is something I have no understanding as to why he is still here. Next year is it for me with Coach Smith, but I do be,ieve he can turn this around and we can win 6-8 games. I still would like to win this game as it does do good for the players who stay. No matter what Arroyo deserves a big bonus or a guaranteed job at OBP.
    This guy is going to be a good OC in a couple years if given the chance. He can hang his hat on two 1,000 yard WR’s as credentials and no OL & QB to do it with is darn good.

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  11. 11

    j.r.thorn

    Misjudgments That’s Big……..

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    bucjoe

    Horse I agree that Gilkey has no business still on this roster. I also agree that Arroyo is going to be a good OC at some point but, IMO, not for at least 5 years or more. I also agree he deserves a bonus or another year as QB coach in another position. He has filled two positions this year and while he hasn’t been a very good OC he didn’t actually sign up for that job when he came to the Bucs.

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