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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

    macabee

    All things considered, I think Donovan Smith did a fantastic job holding Greg To just one tackle. I forgive him for the 3 false starts – the rookie was facing a Kraken monster.

    Hardy got into a fight on the sideline with one of his own teammates, Demarcus Ware during the game. The guy is a woman beater and quite possibly a serial biter. Knowing that probably gave poor Donovan the yips a few times. Completely understandable! lol.

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      macabee

      correction: Demarcus Lawrence

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  2. 2

    Horse

    Kwon Alexander for sure; Mike Evans missed too many catches.

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    EastEndBoy

    Where did this secondary come from….amazing what can happen when you bench J&J…

    OLine….gave JW a clean pocket most of the game…impressive.

    LvD….where ya been man…welcome back!

    Koetter – love the bootleg….you have learned.

    Lovie – you blitzed…yes, I saw it several times…fantastic.

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  4. 4

    artpac

    Jameis has been doing an outstanding job considering he is missing VJAX, ASJ, and Murphy. 1 int was his fault…but he still played outstanding…

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    drdneast

    Horse, Mike Evans missed one pass all day. One.
    Love your comments about Hardy, macebee. Wasn’t aware he got into another fight with a teammate but it doesn’t surprise me.
    I know the fans in my end zone were taunting him and he took the bait.
    Took his helmet off and started screaming at them.
    Hilarious, what a complete boob.

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      Horse

      There were a lot more than one; he’s not using his body enough to catch some of throws. Granted some weren’t spot on, but great ones find a way most times to catch them.

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        stlbucsfan

        Agree Horse. I saw at least 3 drops and he’s using his body to catch the ball and not his hands which might be the problem.

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    ELBUCCS

    This the type of win to build on. Clearly this defense plays far more aggressive with Moore & Jude at CB! Verner looks better in the nickel. Hopefully Banks is watching and learning, he’s too young to give up on. To see the future of the Buccs, look at what MIN is doing. Granted we have no AP but Martin & Sims get it done especially when VJax and ASJ are on the field.

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    scubog

    Most impressive to me was that our youngsters were not in awe of the belly-aching group formerly knows as America’s Team. Jason Licht deserves to be on this list. Our group of rookies may be the best draft sine 1995. While Jameis’ play wasn’t perfect (terrible pass to Humphries that looked like it could score and the fumble that I still don’t know what caused him to drop) I love is his moxie, his lack of fear and his resiliency. All traits that can’t be taught. I just don’t think of him as a rookie because he doesn’t play like one. Same with Marpet, Smith, Alexander and now Barimah and lets not forget Schum. Nice job Jason.

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    surferdudes

    Let’s not lose sight of the fact Winston should be a senior in college, and age wise this should be Evans rookie season. Think how good the next five years could get.

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    jme0151

    Smith was really good…..
    just a little anxious facing one of the best d-ends in the game. I think Evens was very good considering he was mauled on most passes. Everyone there knew Winston was going to throw to him.

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    jme0151

    I like the positive though Surfer…..
    We are improving and WINNING!!!

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  11. 11

    76Buc

    Horse is right. 3 Drops.

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    georgehicks

    WELL BUC FANS TAMPA HAS WON 4 NOW. WHY CAN’T TAMPA WIN AT LEAST 5 MORE GO MORE. CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT TAMPA WILL DO WITH JACKSON AND JENKINS THE TE IS BACK GO BUCS

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    Madman

    Great win I don’t care how ugly it was. Bucs were a determined group on offense and defense. Love the new secondary and the LBs are starting to play fast. Donovan did a helluva job on Hardy. Get Vjax , ASJ, and Marpet back and this offense will take the next step.

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    drdneast

    Sorry Horse and 76Buc, I just watched the game again on NFL Rewind.
    One dropped pass.
    You might say two but since the ball was batted out of his hands I don’t consider that a drop.

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    drdneast

    Sorry Horse and 76Buc, I just watched the game again on NFL Rewind.
    One dropped pass.
    You might say two but since the ball was batted out of his hands I don’t consider that a drop.

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    plopes808

    I’m most impressed with the defense, especially the secondary! It seems like we’ve found a winning combination in Moore/Adjei with Verner in the slot. The improved secondary gave Lovie the confidence to actually blitz for a change! That was great to see!

    The offense did well too, especially with only 1 real starting receiver. Humphries/Dye are playing well, especially for undrafted rookies. They will do well for us with more experience. The Douggernaught has been nearly impossible to get down this year! I see a lot of promise and I think one more good draft puts us in the running. Go Bucs!

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