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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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    “We’re two games out of first place”…that’s like saying there’s only two oceans between Australia and Africa….true enough, true enough…

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    Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 57m57 minutes ago
    #Bengals OT Andre Smith has a tear in the tricep/bicep area, source said. He needs surgery next week and his season is over.

    Somebody call Jason Licht to get on the phone and make the Bengals a deal they can’t refuse to return OT Anthony Collins. Hurry!

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      I like the sentiment Mac….but I think to trade him after the deadline means he has to 1) pass waivers first (which given the way he’s played might actually be possible), and 2) fit into the Bengals Sal Cap…and given the enormous deal we gave him this year, I’m not sure he’d fit….but really, what do we have to lose in the effort (even if Oakland picked him up on waivers….is that so bad?)

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    I said before the game we could win if the OL played well. It was a disaster again between penalties and inept play and poor coaching.
    I watched Wright, who was a proven TE with good hands, who we traded away for what we thought would be an All Pro Guard and threw in our fourth round pick. Instead the Bucs got fleeced on that deal. There is a very consistent pattern. Licht did it thinking our second round pick would be a better TE than Wright. He needs to learn you best trust production you have seen over potential. Same story in giving up Bennet by DOM for potential of a former second round pick. We badly need a GM who is a proven GM and not a Nomad like Licht who had never been a GM and so far his judgment is lousy. And didn’t you just love watching our 1,000 yard rusher that Idiot Schiano gifted to his Buddy in N.E. run over the Lions!

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    He lost me when he said we’re still in it, we’re only 2 games out of first place. Come on man, you might as well be 200 games out of first place. If I’m a billonaire, I wouldn’t care how many coaches I was paying, I’d fire Lovie for making that statement. He’s delusional, or insane, either way, he’s not fit to lead the Bucs. On his O line, I wish I knew what the problem was. You wish? The problem with the O line is you replaced a bunch of losers, with more losers. Then you picked the worst O line coach in the business. As Lovie would say, it’s as simple as that!!

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    Note to Lovie, we are more like three games back as we lose all tie breakers which means you have to win the division outright. OL is a mess along with ST, suggest new OL and ST coach next year as a good start for improvement.

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    macabee…Good idea!

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      Just making a point using sarcasm. I’m well aware that the trade deadline is past. At minimum, need to move Collins to ROG.

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    Cincinnati is in the playoff hunt. We have leverage and an opportunity to relieve ourselves of a mistake. What could we get for Collins?

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    Here’s an open question to all you loyal and dedicated Buccaneer fans. Do you ever see this man leading the Bucs to, oh I don’t know 5 or 6 wins in a season? Didn’t think so.

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    Possibilities: The Bucs could win the NFC South. I could be President of the United States. Neither will happen, but I am more likely to be President.

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      A very crappy President….

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        I would be playing golf every day.



          didn’t we already have you as president…I seem to recall a lot of golfing by a few of these guys…

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