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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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    Doug should definitely feature on Thursday night, but seeing as how Dirk has handled J Smith’s return and stated how he needs more live reps, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Doug only get 10 or so touches. Irma really messed up Doug’s ability to come back with the benefit of a full week of practice. Hope he can be a full go for the Arizona game. Him & Quizz give us a decent running attack and balance for the offense.

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    Same question I asked Trevor; best guess of player that will be release so Martin can fill a spot?

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      They released Cross to make room for Doug.

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    Quizz was caught from behind by a D lineman that would’ve been a T.D. run by every other back in the league. Don’t get me wrong, he ran tough, and did a fine job yesterday, but there’s a reason he was unemployed last year when we picked him up. At least he ran through the hole, Sims would’ve danced to a dead stop. Doug is the best we got right now, he has to be ready, there’s only so many games in the season. I’m getting tired of hearing Spence is some kind of pure pass rusher. The kid has one sack in three games, give me a break. He runs around a city block trying to get at the passer, but rarely does. If he takes on a tackle straight up he gets punked, and his shoulder gives out. Smitty needs to stand him up next to the D end on passing downs letting the D end take on the tackle so Spence won’t have to. J. Smith is the Bucs other pass rusher, need I say more, need to google when his last sack came. Maybe we can draft someone next year, or pay someone, but Licht was banking on both these players this year, and he rolled snake eyes. Mark you guys got fooled watching Spence in practice against our guys. He was supposed to be a double digit sacker this year, and I want a toilet made out of solid gold. It just ain’t in the cards.

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      Surferdudes, glad there is someone else who has same opinion about Smith and Spence; both should be playing in a 3-4 Defense as stand up pass rusher like Vonn Miller.

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    Buc 1976

    As far as Folk Roberto little brother maybe in the draft. Oh boy not another 2nd RD. Pick
    I do admire Spence for playing hurt but IMO not big enough. The Bucs Must address this issue in FA,the draft or both!

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    You know who would look good as our kicker………Connor Barth.

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