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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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    jongruden

    I’ll be at the Arizona Game

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      scubog

      And for whom will you and your fine son be cheering my friend?

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        jongruden

        Scu- Your really trying to get me killed by posters on this site if I say the Cards, so I will be cheering on the Bucs, as for my son he hasn’t been a Bucs Fan since 2012 the Freeman, McCown yrs were hard to watch for his age

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    fredster

    Prime time against Panthers. Man I despise that team. I’d love nothing more than to beat them and see Cam pout again like after the Super Bowl!

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    fredster

    First 5 games are going to be tough ones. Be happy to be 2-3 five games in looking at that schedule. Yikes.

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      RudeGuy

      Time for the Bucs to put on the BIG BOY PANTS.

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    georgehicks

    Its about Time that Tampa is getting some well deserved games .Go Bucs

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      Morgan

      what? they’re chronic losers and don’t deserve to be on national TV

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    Kevinator73

    I’m absolutely going to the Bucs/Chargers game. It will be my first NFL game as well as first Bucs game. Cannot wait to cheer for my Bucs in person

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      BIG SERIOUS

      i will be there also Kevinator73

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    e

    I want to say that it looks like a tough schedule, but I’ve never looked at a Bucs schedule with a franchise QB on my team! Call me crazy, but I think the Bucs have a chance to win every game on that list. Obviously, that’s not gonna happen, but it’s a new day with a maturing Winston at the helm.

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    e

    I want to say that it looks like a tough schedule, but I’ve never looked at a Bucs schedule with a franchise QB on my team! Call me crazy, but I think the Bucs have a chance to win every game on that list. Obviously, that’s not gonna happen, but it’s a new day with a maturing Winston at the helm.

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    Morgan

    3-13, Koetter of Idaho State Univ gone after one season…..

    Sep. 11 @ Atlanta Falcons (1:00 PM) — LOSS

    Sep. 18 @ Arizona Cardinals (4:05 PM) — LOSS

    Sep. 25 Los Angeles Rams (4:05 PM) — WIN

    Oct. 2 Denver Broncos (4:05 PM) — LOSS

    Oct. 10 @ Carolina Panthers (Mon 8:30 PM) — LOSS

    BYE

    Oct. 23 @ San Francisco 49ers (4:05 PM) — LOSS

    Oct. 30 Oakland Raiders (1:00 PM) — LOSS

    Nov. 3 Atlanta Falcons (Thu 8:25 PM) — WIN

    Nov. 13 Chicago Bears (1:00 PM) — LOSS

    Nov. 20 @ Kansas City Chiefs (1:00 PM) — LOSS

    Nov. 27 Seattle Seahawks (4:05 PM) — LOSS

    Dec. 4 @ San Diego Chargers (4:25 PM) — LOSS

    Dec. 11 New Orleans Saints (1:00 PM) — WIN

    Dec. 18 @ Dallas Cowboys (1:00 PM) — LOSS

    Dec. 24 @ New Orleans Saints (Sat 1:00 PM) — LOSS

    Jan. 1 Carolina Panthers (1:00 PM) — LOSS

    Final Record: 11-5

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      Morgan

      EDIT: FINAL RECORD 3-13

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      johnnybuc1

      You’re INSANE! Either that or you just don’t know football.

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        Morgan

        Homer

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          jshumaker

          Hey troll go visit another website. Everybody that reads PR is a homer in case you haven’t noticed

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    scubog

    Try to control your enthusiasm and positive attitude Morgan.

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    macabee

    I don’t really care about predictions until after preseason, but for anyone interested in ESPN,s early prediction – they’ve got the Bucs going 8-8 after a 1-4 start. Enjoy!

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/15204630/2016-nfl-schedule-season-predictions-analysis-regular-season-picks-games

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    macabee

    Just for you Morgan, here’s game by game predictions.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/tampa-bay-buccaneers/post/_/id/13044/2016-tampa-bay-buccaneers-game-by-game-predictions

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    wnb0395

    Cant wait for the Bucs-Chiefs game. It will be a great game to be at.

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    pinkstob

    I figured the Falcons would be our first opponent since we have their coaches. It should be a fun game to watch. In general, the schedule looks just as tough now as it did when we learned who our 2016 opponents would be after the last season ended. We’ll how much the view changes after the draft but since I don’t think there will be many players from this draft class that will have an immediate impact I think what we see now is pretty much what we’ll get this year, barring significant injuries.

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      jme0151

      I don’t know about that Pink. DL at one would surly rotate in for many snaps. Corner would get every opportunity to start on outside or nickel.
      OL or Safety most likely would be an extra…learning year. Could be a strange draft with so many talent equal players. It will be a better year. Go Buc’s.

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    jongruden

    I think 8-8 would be a huge success with this team after going 6-10 with a cream puff softball schedule this yr, if I say 5-11 is realistic I will get killed for not being a fan I don’t know football etc so here you go guys we will go 13-3 this yr onto the NFC CHamionship

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    drdneast

    Trying to predict a season record before the draft and the preseason is completed is a work done by fools.
    Thanks for your sterling efforts and representation Morgan.
    I’d like to see the Bucs whip Newton and the Panthers once this coming season so we can see him cry and sulk like a big baby.
    Then we can watch his coach enable his bad behavior again by telling everybody we just don’t understand Newton because a player who has no class when he is winning is certainly going to have very little when he loses.

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    georgehicks

    I think Tampa has a chance to do better in 2016. Look at how close they came last year. Tampa will do a whole bunch better than alot of fans think. They will win more games then they loose. Go Bucs

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