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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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    toofamiliar17

    I have no doubt that he’d be excellent there. He’s got the mobility to pull from the center spot and be great at it, which really only a few centers in the league have. He’s strong enough as a pass blocker that he could take on interior linemen one one one, which is also pretty rare for the position. He gets so low in the running game, so he’ll always be able to get push on man/power plays. Really, there’s nothing you’d want from a center I don’t think he’d be well above average at.

    The idea of Sweezy at LG always made me a bit nervous anyways, so maybe this is best. Still, I’d love it if we drafted a starting center. Pamphile is just too big, and doesn’t get low enough, not to get pushed around as a guard. It happened all year last year, guys getting under him and blowing him back, which killed plenty of running plays to either side. He really should be our 6th lineman for jumbo packages. That’s an area in which he excels, while also providing quality depth at multiple spots on the line. Sadly, I do think we’re most likely to start Pamphile, Sweezy, and Marpet on the interior.

    It’s frustrating, but hey – at least Hawley will finally be on the bench. That has to represent an overall upgrade. I’ll take what victories I can get here.

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    scubog

    After being chastised by Dr.D for even suggesting Marpet may one day move to center; when it actually happens perhaps Dr.D will pay up with that Diet Coke with lots of ice in the souvenir cup he still owes me.

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    surferdudes

    Dr. D, and some others Scubog. Certain Hawley fans on this site who’ve also ridiculed a lot of us for even making the suggestion. I like the idea of Marpet, and Winston growing together for years to come. Hawley, Smith, just aren’t long term answers, and drafting one now no matter how good would take time to learn the system, and the NFL game. Some posters may have more crow to eat when we draft a running back, and move on from Martin.

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    BucWild02

    Marpet is a mauler, a technician, and has some wheels. If his best spot is at center, then great. So maybe Hawley moves to left guard?

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      toofamiliar17

      No way Hawley plays guard. He doesn’t have the strength or the push. He can barely hold his own against strong interior defenders as a center, where he most often has help.

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    fredster

    Hawley at center=no run game.

    This is good news.

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    Horse

    All of this depends on Sweezy health and performance. I like the idea of Marpet at Center. I suspect regardless of what happens, Hawley is a Buc for one more season. This definitely enforces the thoughts just like college, you have a major and a minor ; so the majority of players have to be able to play more than one position at OBP. Go Bucs!

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      cgmaster27

      Horse you are the first person I thought of when i saw the title of the article. I knew you would be pleased.

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    cgmaster27

    Once again, PR is all over it. You guys definitely are the source of this team. I personally love the move as it would enable him and Jameis to grow together. Now I didn’t think he would be too for it as the pay decrease is pretty significant. He is one of my favorite player son this team. He has quick feet and he finishes plays as a mauler. This is good news.

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