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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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    Hey Mark, since some of us old war horses like me, and well “Horse” who don’t give a sheet to tweet won’t ask questions that way, maybe do some follow up. You know who ever does the Monday mailbag, pay a bit of attention, and maybe answer a few more questions. Like I’d like to know if there’s been any word on the indoor practice deal? Are they building one, and will it be ready for camp? Thanks for the consideration.

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      Surfer…..I don’t tweet either and leaves you out of the conversation. Like Horse, I prefer the Friday chat more. Lots more questions answered and greater access for posting questions. Just saying!

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    surferdudes, right with you. These are dull questions. Lets get to some other questions other than the basic dull ones. Here’s one for you Mark? Realistically what is Glennon trade value if we want to move up from Spot 9? Can we get to Dallas spot at 4 and draft Jalen Ramsey; heck I’m also willing to also give Dallas a 4 this year or 3 next year too? Comments please.

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      I too am in the par of trading up for Ramsey, he’s really the only guy I’ve seen at this combine outside of a few guys that really garners a top 10 pick. i Think we would have to trade up to three to get him though. Trade Glennon , our first rounder this year, and a second rounder next year. But that probably won’t be enough. I’m not sure what the Bucs do at this point. There is ZERO chance Ramsey is there at nine so maybe they trade back.

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      Right with you Horse. All depends on what it would cost to move up though. Could be way to steep as Mark suggested.

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    Yesterday and today I watch a whole bunch of players, and this is ehat I would do. with no#9 I would trade down to mid pick then I would pick a good DE that may drop. Pick up a no#2 pick and a no#4 pick then Tampa would select a DE in Rd-1 back to back CB and a Safety. Then in Rd-3,4,5 get the best players available and then pick mult rd-6 for backup, plus re sign Martin so team can keep him to finish out his career at Tampa.

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      George, I hear you; the only concern is there are other teams who would like to trade down too. This is a good draft if you have a couple 2nd, 3rd, rounders, but most teams aren’t in that position. What I am trying to say is there is not much demand to move up, but more demand to move down which means we get less for moving down.

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      George, I like that scenario a lot. Move back and draft Ogbah while picking up an extra 2nd and more. I think it would be to steep to move up in 1st for Ramsey although I like that idea to.

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    3rd surferdudes since Horse aready 2nd. I’m old enough that twitter just isn’t happening for me, and would submit a question if an avenue as old fashion as email were available. Not in love with Ramsey, and wouldn’t give up Glennon or picks just to draft him. It is nice to have faith in our GM that they will draft well however they play their hand.

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    I have a bad, bad feelin’, Billings will be off the board when the Bucs draft at 9. They could go with Rankins, or there could be a surprise Ot drafted . . .

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      One thing is for sure . . . the Bucs can only solve(meaning fill in completely) either the Dline or the Oline in this years draft. They should probably look to free-agency to solve one, and then use the draft to fill in the other. Worry about the other positions next year.

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    I would rather clean all the bathrooms in Grand Central Station with my tongue than get on Twitter. It’s like walking into a bad bar filled with Panther fans.

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    50 years ago, I was in the Boy Scouts and reading the posts here it made me think of all the old guys who have yet to embrace social media. Maybe this will be helpful fellas! lol.


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      macabee; identify theft is my concern. I don’t do Facebook either. I’m not hiding anything, but too many people want to collect personal data and I’m not willing to help them take what I have worked hard to accumulate during my working years. I think you’ll find there’s quite a few of us enjoy finger pecking at the keys on our desk top computer or on our droids/Iphones/Lap Tops. It’s a privacy thing for me and Twitter is just another club that I choose not to join.

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        Just kidding Horse. My wife feels the same way. I’m limited. I only do Twitter and only follow 8 people, Schefter, Rapaport, and the local media guys. Just Bucs info that’s all. I provide no real info and use no passwords that make any sense. My avatar says it all. lol!

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    I believe there is a demand for Glennon because he is just as good as the QB’s in this draft so I would use him for a trade. I understand we might get as much as a 3rd rounder next year if he signs elsewhere, but there is no guarantee we would get that much.
    I think we might just be stuck at our Spot 9 and we’ll just have to decide which position and player we want and it is what it is.
    So far speed doesn’t seem to be much available in this draft. We’re finally seeing now how far the amount and quality of kids who are actually playing football in high school has dropped. We saw this in basketball several years ago and now it’s football where a parent or parents don’t want their kids to play in contact sports; neither do the kids either because they have all their electronic games to act out for them.

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    I like your avatar macabee. I didn’t vote for the village idiot in either election and as a President, he was about as competent as Frank Drebin, but he wasn’t an evil man.

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    Ha-ha drdneast! But back to football…
    Agreed, the Twitter only thing is a bit annoying. As to the draft, it’s nice to have the DL coach working with all the guys-that could be good to get some more in depth perspective… So many more options this year v. last- C’mon Licht!!

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    It’s like that song about “When a hoe was a hoe and crack was a joke”. Twitter used to be what your heart, or something else, did when that cute cheerleader bounced up and down. Ahhh, those were the days.

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    I’m seconding, thirding, and fourthing previous comments about questions on Twitter. Seems that PR could put together answers to some of our general posts after each article. Regarding the draft, if the Bucs stay at nine, I’m good with either DE Spence or CB Hargraves (so?).

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