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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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    Can Chris Baker get any fatter?

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    Read something interesting today on the Tampa Bay Times that I didn’t know, and it appears a lot of people don’t know .. the Glazers quietly elected last offseason to NOT give Licht a long term extension and instead exercised their one year option effective in 2018, Funny this hasn’t been talked about until now.

    This says a couple of things about the Glazers’ opinion of Licht:

    1) They liked him enough to keep him around at least one year beyond his base contract, BUT

    2) The didn’t have strong faith that Licht has the team on a long term trajectory of success, or they would have written a multi-year extension.

    Of course the Glazers could still fire Licht in a couple weeks, and they would owe him next year’s salary too.

    But this seems to say pretty clearly that the Glazers are hedging their bets. Maybe Licht gets just the 2018 job, and then maybe he’s gone if things don’t turn around next season. Or if the new head coach says he’s got someone better in mind, or just doesn’t think Licht is the guy to manage the roster, then maybe he’s cut now.

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      If you don’t give Licht a big extension when you are riding ‘high’ on the hopes and dreams of a 7-9 record and Hard Knocks, why would you do it when the team falls on it’s face with a likely 4-12 record with massive holes that either were created (LT, Kicker) or never adequately addressed (pass rush, CB, RB) by the GM in his time here?

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    A good time for the Monken calling plays experiment would’ve been pre season. Little late now, and I doubt Koetter get’s a chance to try it next year. Evans hasn’t had a 100 yard game all season, and hasn’t had a T.D. in the last six games. I’d make him, and Brate available for trade in the off season. Godwin, Howard can easily replace them. We need draft capital to fix what’s really holding this team back. Poor D line, O line, secondary.

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      Jake from state farm

      I’m all for building the trenches, but not by getting rid of a top 5 WR to do it.

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    Glen Davies

    that we’re discussing the HC giving up his horrid/predictable play calling in mid Dec just sucks. In pre-season, I asked PR how often we ran on 1st down c/w NFL. Never got a response. Our offence is offensive, damnit.

    Any college game shows much better play action ball handling than our beloved Bucs. This is pop warner stuff.


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