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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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13 Comments

  1. 1

    KINDERRT

    Sounds like a good fit and very positive attitude. Something he will need if we don’t fix the O-Line. Plenty of time to find some help on our O-Line. Like this signing!

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  2. 2

    EastEndBoy

    I think we’re going for our own version of the All-Madden team of 1988…10 DTs and Mike Singletary…

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  3. 3

    flashgordon

    I know that Henry was a great talented project pick from Lovie’s Bears days. I’m wondering if they might try him at De?

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      flashgordon

      Our starting Dline could look like Morgan-McDonald-McCoy-Melton . . . then on passing and long yardage downs, we can throw in Smith and Fatinikun, English and even Golston.

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        jongruden

        Flash- Players mentioned above aren’t keeping qb’s up at night except for McCoy who else is that scary? Mcdonald and his 5 sacks?

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    flashgordon

    “vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Initial word I’m hearing is Derrick Morgan not signing with Bucs”

    . . . o.k. George Selvie!

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  5. 5

    jongruden

    Good depth move but honestly Melton isn’t good enough to turn this thing around although I love his positive attitude and confidence

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    georgehicks

    Iam so glad that Melton id finally here after not getting him last year. I have been traveling the last two days Iam so glad that Tampa has gotten some holes filled this year Go Bucs.I’m waiting to see if the RB from Minnesota will sign with Tampa=GO BUCS

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    Horse

    No problem with this as he’s cap friendly.

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  8. 8

    buclover1988

    I think now that he’s got a yr under his belt, from knee surgery, he’ll be back to his pro bowl self. I like how he wants to prove himself, then make us have to make a tough decision if he does in fact get back to his pro bowl form. I love him as a rotational guy at the least,and at 28 yrs old, still has plenty left.

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    plopes808

    Sounds good, pick up Hardy to round out the line and I think we’ll be in business

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    owlykat

    If Gholston is healthy this year he can fill the other DE position a lot better than Johnson could. I like Melton and we needed another Good DT so we can rotate in players and keep the pressure on the opposing offense. Great to have an experienced MLB who knows our system too. Our defense should be set now. Another DE would just be gravy.

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    Xpfcwintergreen

    Sounds like a good pick up to me also. Knowing McCoy’s injury history he might add a little extra insurance at UT if Gerald should ever go down again. The NFL is tough on everyone and nobody is truly Superman.

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