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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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    Even though it’s a job still gotta have fun doing it or you won’t enjoy it… No fun means it’s repetitive garbage everyday..

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    Hope those two like what they see going on up front….

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    Winning is fun, losing not so much. Let’s hope we all have fun this year.

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    As much as I enjoyed it, no doubt that Hard Knocks was a huge distraction for this team.

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    When you look at all of the talents we have spread across the Buccaneers’ roster we should all be excited. We should see a lot of tough competition to make the roster for the rest of the offseason. We should be, more than in a long, long time, able to see less of a drop off when guys go down and have to be replaced during this season. We should see more rotation of guys at certain positions during the games so that we can be still fighting down to the wire in every game at the end of the fourth quarter.

    I know that we have a tougher schedule this year overall and I expect it to be a dogfight in our conference all the way until the last game of the season. (The Saints are set to give it their all as Drew Brees has 17 seasons under his belt. This year should well be his last chance to grab another Superbowl win before his playing days are over.)

    If the Bucs should make it to postseason play even as a wildcard entry with a 10 and 6 record, for example, they will be as “playoff ready” as anybody.

    I don’t see how any Buccaneer fan can be expecting anything but a knock-down-and-drag-out brawl for a large percentage of our games this year! This should become the most exciting season in many a year. It’s going to be an emotional roller coaster ride this fall! This is what football is all about! Everything “on paper” adds up to bigtime FUN for all true Buc fans.
    In addition to all of the new additions from trades and from our draft, I am going to be watching these three other guys closely during training camp and during all of the preseason games.

    RB: Shaun Wilson from Duke University should be competing for a roster spot as a KR or PR man. (Check out a clip of a 96-yard kick return on the Internet.)

    OL: Cole Boozer is a 300-pound athlete from Temple University.

    OT: Cole Gardner is listed at 302 pounds and is in his second year out of Eastern Michigan. (Koetter has mentioned to him twice now in his post-practice comments.)

    Both of these players have converted from TEs to OL positions.
    Go Bucs!!!!!!

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    Mike Wright

    I said Hard Knocks would be a distraction for our Bucs. And it was somewhat. All of the hype and the..Tree Humper himself..Swaggy. This year nobody really expect our Bucs to do much. Experts are picking them last in our Division. Thats good.
    As long as our Defense has improved, we will win more games. Definitely those close ones. I remain cautiously optimistic. In about 3 months, we shall see.

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