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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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    pinkstob

    I think physique only matters at the skill positions. I’d obviously much rather draft Mariota than Winston but it’s not because Mariota has the better physique. That type of thinking is why the best LT we’ve had in years D. Penn is playing for the Raiders. I’m still pissed about that.

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      cgmaster27

      did you see the picture pink? Its actually pretty funny. I agree with you, physic means nothing at the QB position. Brady Quinn was built like a he man figure and that didn’t help much. And manning just isn’t very built, never has been.

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        pinkstob

        Yeah, I saw it. The belt did indeed make it look worse, but you could see even in his pads and jersey in college that he had a little pudge on his stomach. However, like we said that doesn’t matter.

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    BucWild02

    The physique of the QB is very important if the player is a running/scrambling QB. If he’s a pocket passer, the height and size is more important. However, when you look at the new generation of great QB’s, they have a bit of both. Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Colin Kapernick, and Cam Newton have great size and athleticism. They may have differences like awareness, game intelligence, accuracy, and touch but a common thread is they all had success behind sub par offensive lines. Also, they have the respect of their team mates because of their work ethic and maturity. Mariotta should be the Bucs pick.

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    BucWild02

    Mariota or WInston? I haven’t read one publication that has any team trading up to get Winston if he is passed by the Bucs. Mariota on the other hand? There are multiple scenarios where pundits and press have this team or that going up to get Mariota(and for a king’s ransom). Bucs: Stay put and take Marcus!

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    scubog

    It’s the media and fans of the Eagles, not the teams, BucWild2. No team is revealing their true intentions. Trading up for Winston or Mariota isn’t going to happen with our pick. Maybe the Titan’s.

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      pinkstob

      It’s not just the Eagles Scubog, it’s also the Browns.

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    scubog

    And you think that makes Mariota the prize? Fan talk, all the same.

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