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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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18 Comments

  1. 1

    drdneast

    The Bucs still have a lot of unused cap money to spend and they can’t use it all of their draft picks, it’s not possible.
    The team could still use another CB, LB, Safety and OT to fill out the roster and depth with.
    Lets get moving.

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    drdneast

    SCUBOG, thought you would like to know, I caved in today like a catholic girl on her first date and renewed my season ticket.
    I feel so abused, used and cheap.

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      scubog

      As JonnyG would say, “hysterical!” I had no doubt that you would do as I have for 40 plus years and write the check hoping that “this will be the year.” I’m sure the Glazer boys feel the same way when writing these checks to Free Agents. Glad you are back in the fold.

      That feeling you have of feeling so “abused, used and cheap” is the same feeling I get every April 15th.

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      BucWild02

      drdneast-I can’t believe you renewed! With the price hike and the glazer boys coddling your cash? Plus the Bucs haven’t signed Jenkins! Whats going on?? I thought you were a person of principal! LOL.

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    Ronald

    I think the front office is showing Lansana and his agent what he is worth on the open market. I think that they will sign him for a year’s extension and pay very little.I think that Lansana will be on the team next year.

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    revfish

    MC/SR, In your first two mock draft you all predicted Spence to be #9. I know he didn’t interview well and it changed and has changed again. You all go by what you think not what you hope when you report, but with the “added flexibility” in the draft now for the Bucs, was that a reach out of need by the Bucs which is no longer needed OR have things just changed that much in player evaluations?

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    Horse

    Too bad the mail bag couldn’t be fuller. Most of these questions have already been discussed among the poster who read your Articles. Evidently some of your Twitter Fans don’t read Pewter Report Articles. This Monday Mailbag lacks depth to say it kindly! I’m done with it.

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    drdneast

    Well, if they do sign Danny again, lets hope you learn how to spell his name right by then, Ronald. His last name ends with an “h.”
    You could be right though.

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    surferdudes

    Horse, not only does it lack depth, it doesn’t know what day of the week it is. Pretty sure the 15th was on a Tuesday this week.

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    jme0151

    Not a fan of the mailbag either. To few questions in it. Not everyone uses twitter either.

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      ColoradoBuc

      Twitter and Face Book are dying breeds – too much garbage – no substantiated facts. Pick your medium more carefully.

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    drdneast

    Thanks SCUBOG and as far as principals BucWildo2, I haven’t had one since junior high school.
    As far as April 15th is concerned, not in complete agreement. I like to travel on Interstates when people aren’t rubber necking over a guy fixing a flat tire.
    Also like the fact the FDA keeps a check on and makes companies test new drug they are going to introduce.
    Same with agricultural inspectors who do their job so I don’t eat tainted meat or vegetables.
    Really glad we have the EPA so companies aren’t allowed to pump poisons into our rivers, streams or groundwater which they used to do often in the past.
    Also glad we have prisons to put away slick thieves and con artists, bank presidents and financial analysts who cheat people out of their money so they can live a life unbeknownst to the many they steal from.
    Just wish they would send more of those people there.
    I also am glad we have the strongest most well equipped military in the world. Just in case some third world military dictator invades a far off country so we can send the children of patriotic parents to do battle while the privileged people’s sons who voted for the war can stay home and eat Snickers bars.
    I could go on and on but I think you get my drift.
    Everybody hates the government because they forget, or just try to ignore how much good ours really does.
    Go Bucs.

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    Horse

    Most people who complain about the Government have a different opinion when they need something from it which is more often than not.

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  11. 11

    drdneast

    LOL. Hear that, Horse.

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    macabee

    Ahhh! Everybody is in love again. What a wonderful world! It’s morning in America! A beautiful day in the neighborhood! I’m so moved I dedicate this ditty to my friends scubog and drdneast. And who knows Horse? Before it’s over, there may be peace in the middle east! lol.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMUGJZrR9Jg

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    drdneast

    Yes Macabee, in a post earlier in the week I actually offered to buy Scubog a coke at the stadium but I don’t know if he saw the olive branch.
    Loved your little segment you sent me to. Hilarious.

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    1. 13.1

      scubog

      Yes, I saw your post and accept your offer. I’d like to specify a Diet Cole with lots of ice.

      What a wonderful list of things the government does for us with our money for which I have no objection. I guess I think like John Kennedy in his famous “Ask Not What the Government Can Do For You”speech. I won’t list the things that the government does that I find objectionable but it can be summarized in two words, “income redistribution”.

      Can we all just stick to to football.

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        Horse

        Yes, I agree.

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