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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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    chuckbville

    “The carrot is gone” and the coach just does not get it.

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    pinkstob

    I think this is a wise move from Lovie’s standpoint and it also bodes well for the fans that want to keep the 1st overall pick in the draft. McCown and Glennon are equally terrible. However, by sticking with the veteran it gives the impression Lovie is still trying to win this season while he knows as well as anyone he hasn’t increased the chances of winning a game and losing the top draft spot by starting McCown.

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      macabee

      Pink,

      After a successful stint opining at PR, you have a future in politics! Have you ever heard of Three-card monte? lol.

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    Horse

    I have no expectations anymore so I support this as it appears this will be our best chance to lose since McCown will be sack focused versus throwing focused.

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    Buc-Up

    My guess is that they want to trade Glennon before the draft and are afraid of him looking worse, which would decrease his value to potential trade partners.

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      tomort1

      Yah, they want to dump him like they dumped Bennett. We need a O.L. BEFORE a new Q.B.

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    Morgan

    McCown gives them the best chance to win. We’ve seen Glennon for a great part of two seasons – and we’ve seen enough. Finish the season w/ McCown, get a new OC, draft OL, draft QB, fix OL…..bring on 2015.

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    surferdudes

    Who cares who starts the rest of this year. It’s next season I’m worried about.

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    JackinJersey

    Finally, a move by Coach Smith I agree with. Why jeopardize the opportunity to draft Marcus Mariota by playing the better QB now?

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    atlbuc

    Exactly! Why mess with a winning formula? Oh Wait…

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    scubog

    Totally agree Buc-up. Not playing Glennon to finish out the season confirms to me that he’s not really considered the “QB of the future” here. McCown could serve as a very high priced back-up for our next “savior”. Might be able to get a mid round draft pick for Glennon.

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    dictate2u

    Glennon would be a sitting duck with our porous offensive line.. Why risk damaging his trade value??

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    EastEndBoy

    Good…can’t wait for Mariota!

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    jongruden

    McCown vs Derek Anderson it wasn’t a fun game to watch the first time and I don;t expect any different. This game is about as exciting as Joe Ferguson with Bucs vs Rusty Hilger with Raiders go at it

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      tomort1

      Well, they promised us no blackouts so the’re forcing us to watch it. Ha Ha. We need a new O.L. before a new Q.B.

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