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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 [email protected]

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    Great questions and really good responses.
    Now everyone knows what Koetter was thinking in the final two minute drive and it sounded like good reasoning to me.
    But of course after listening to his explanation of why he didn’t call a TO against the Rams, that seemed pretty rational to me as well while all the other so called “experts” fault him for it.
    I doubt if they ever even listened to the reason why they just blamed him for not calling a TO. Are you listening Ron and JP. Morons.
    Great win.

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      I’ve never like J.P. Peterson either. Ron is OK because his name is Ron. I kinda like that name.

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    Yes, they gutted out a win where nobody thought they could. I loved running Rodgers down their throats. Lets get healed and win!

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    We did the typical things that bad teams do on the road to get themselves beat (ie: FGs instead of TDs in the red zone, bad penalties in the red zone, etc..) but a win is a win and I’ll damn sure take it! Hopefully we’re fully healthy and ready to go in SF on the 23rd. Go Buc!

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    Off topic but I just checked out the new ESPN NFL power rankings for this week. How does the 1-4 Panthers coming off a loss to us move up 2 spots from 15 to 13?

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      The Bengals with a 3-2 record lose and move up 2 spots, Green Bay with a 3-1 record win and drop 3 spots behind the Bengals, Raiders are 4-1 with a win this week and falls 3 spots, and Washington is 3-2 on a 3 game winning streak and drops 3 spots. It doesn’t make any sense.

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        It’s ESPN. Everything they do is related to maximizing traffic and eyeballs on the games for the NFL. A power ranking that makes sense doesn’t get people looking at it.



          You are absolutely correct your lordship. ESPN and all the media will focus on the major markets like New York, Chicago, and L.A. And don’t even get me started with the NFL Network, which should be renamed the Dallas Cowboys Network. They always cover them. They get major coverage even when they go 2 – 14. They have only been to the playoffs 8 times in 20 years and only won twice!

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    I’m happy we got the win! Players stepped up and played well. Go Bucs!

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    Saw a nit of a replay on the game and forgot that Grimes made a TD saving tackle on the Panthers RB right before he got his INT against Carolina. Great plays.
    Also the bracket coverage on Olson on the final pay of the first half was a great call. too.
    McConogh had a really good game as well an seemed to do the best at covering Olsen one on one. Olson may have caught the ball sometimes, but McDonough was always right there to make the tackle.
    On to San Francisco.

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    I really thought this season was over. If we don’t get Martin,Ayers,and McCoy back it probably still is. Won’t beat good teams with no D line. Great job of those guys stepping up though. So glad to see. So used to being let down. Perhaps this is where it starts with a turn around.

    Thank god bye week is coming then the crappy Niners. 3-3 would be in thick of it…..

    Go Bucs! Hoping guys get healthy soon.

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      We are going to face their their disgraced QB.

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