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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 [email protected]

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    Amen to that Mark. Seeing things like this is awesome. It’s what you do when no one is looking that speaks to what kind of man you are. And this guy gets it for sure.

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    I do believe he is so humble that when it is time to extend his contract he isn’t going to pull a Kirk Cousins and demand that he be the highest paid player in the league even though he will deserve it. If he does that then it will carry over to the rest of the team and we will be looking at dynasty

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      Fans of the sport of football should focus on the game, and let the business side take care of business. Jameis will turn over the negotiation of his second contract to his agent. Because the salary cap grows substantially every year and QB contracts tend to be long term (5 years give or take), if a starting QB is halfway decent the next man up is always going to be highedt paid player in the NFL. So don’t knock Cousins for his contract, or knock Jameis for his. It’s business, not personal.

      The one exception is Tom Brady. He is already wealthy without his NFL salary, and he wants two things from football – more rings, and more seasons, so he is willing to play for less than other top QBs. Most guys have neither his wealth, his longevity, or a quality franchise to work for like Brady has.

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    Hank Scorpio

    Mark, I hope your Cousin Eddie appreciates how glorious of a moniker that is.

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    Terrific insight, Mark! Cannot wait for the season to start!!!!

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    Buc-n-Philly Fan

    God I love football!

    It finally feels good to be born and bred in Tampa and to be a Bucs Fan again!!!

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    Am I the only one that feels that the “for the superbowl” should be the headline and theme for this season? Like tshirts made and everything

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    Maybe my friend Pink will start to come around on Jameis this year. See you in a few weeks.

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      I thought Pink would note how Marriota was rated a few spots higher then Jameis. He is a Buc’s fan so he will be there.

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        Yes, Pink is a very loyal fan and very insightful. Looking forward to observing and commenting with him at Training Camp.

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    Rusty Rhino

    Any way to turn down the music on the video? it keeps running even when you stop the videos? Great photos and video thanks for a great report.

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    And to think that half of the Bucs fans didn’t want Winston at the time…

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      I can’t speak for all those that preferred Mariota, but for me at least, I didn’t trust that Winston had grown up and matured, that he would do the right things off the field. It had nothing to do with how he’d perform on the field, and in all fairness, the two have similar numbers since coming into the league. But the first thing I said once the pick was made was “I hope to GOD I’m wrong,” and it’d hard to recall something I could be more happy to have been wrong about.

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    Love Winstons attitude and ethic so far. I leaned to him over Mariota and backed the administrations feeling he was best for our team. Mariota may be successfull too if he can finish a season. Lol.
    Go Bucs! Is it September yet?

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