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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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    Jason Bourne

    Welcome to Tampa Supermario !

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      Bucko40

      Lets hope your correct JB

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      cgmaster27

      Damn it, even as a Winston fan, I can’t stop laughing at that pic. That was 26 loses worth of games all rolled into one.

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    cremdonado

    Mariota will not be the pick for The Bucs- we don’t have an Oline to protect him or enough weapons on offense to help him to succeed.if Cleveland give us their two first this year and first and second next year,I would be tempted to trade – esp. If they are targeting Mariota- this will yield some decent meat this year and next since Marcus is a project…we could end up picking twice in the top 10 next year as well as in the second round- with a new coach( Lovie will have to get the boot after another losing season) and possible GM- having 4 picks in the top 45 players or so could bring us a real HC…

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      pinkstob

      Wouldn’t not having an O-line be more of a detriment to a pocket passer like Winston? We can’t fix our entire O-line with rookies in one offseason. That’s one of the reasons I want Mariota, he doesn’t need a great pass blocking O-line to be effective.

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    scubog

    If Mariota is able to throw now; what would prevent him from throwing at the Combine?

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      cgmaster27

      That is my question. I think he could do himself a world of good by throwing at the combine.

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    surferdudes

    Stop the trading down nonsense. The Bucs haven’t had a real quarterback in forever. The Bucs haven’t had the excitement of the first overall pick since 87. The extra picks won’t fill the stands like Winston, or M.M. will. But we need an O line S.D. no Q.B. can succeed with our line. Ahh we have seven picks, and free agency, why can’t we do both? Yeah we need a pass rush too, but not like we need a passer.

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    jongruden

    If someone actually thinks they need to see a qb wear shorts and throw at the combine for an evaluation is sorely misguided, pro days and combine’s are for stop watches, watch game tape for the evaluation

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      macabee

      You’re right Jon, but you point out the problem. There is no game tape of Mariota playing out of a pro-set!

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