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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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    Horse

    I would most definitely swap with Buffalo for those two number one draft picks.!

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      JustaBuc

      You should get both and more. If Buffalo is moving up to 7, it has to be for a quarterback. The market is set for that and could even go higher. The “value” of getting a Mahomes/Allen vs the Eli Apple trade we did earlier is night and day.

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    seat26

    Throw in two 2nds too and its a deal. One this year and one next year.

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    FLBoy84

    “Lose the long sleeves Donovan and go pick a fight every once in a while. Drop a few pounds and bring some nasty to your game.”

    Preach brother…. can I get an amen!

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    owlykat

    I have seen enough of turnstyle Smith at LT along with his embarrassing penalties. Lindy’s Draft Magazine predicted his pass blocking problems when we picked him and felt his best position was at Guard because of his superior run blocking. We can move down and add more high draft picks, yet get LT Brown, and move Smith to LG where he would eventually be an All Pro, and would be just as good as if we spent our first choice on Notre Dame’s Guard. Take Michigan States’ Center with the third pick or get Baltimore’s Center in Free Agency. Also get Penny with one of your second picks and a 250 pound DE you can convert to an OLB in a three four (there are plenty of those in this draft to pick from—and that is how Denver won their last SB) with your other second pick. Move Marpet back to RG, and start Dotson at RT with Pamphile as your tackle backup. Use Hawley as backup Center and Benenoch to backup both Guard positions. Dump Sweezy and the other Smith to help the cap. Get your CB and S in Free Agency. Use either Silva or our large NT from USC as our NT, dump Swaggy or trade him, use McCoy as your three technique DE on one side and McDonald as your other 5 technique DE or Gholston. Start Noah Spencer or your 2d pick DE at one OLB position and David backed up by Glanton as the other OLB; Beckwith and Kwon Alexander as your ILBs backed up by Riley Bullock; Brent Grimes and other FA CB at CB and Justin Evans as the Free Safety and the other FA Safety as the Strong Safety or keep Conte there. Draft the Gator’s Placekicker with the fifth pick or later, and Penny can run back kickoffs for TDS too. Add a FA RB from the Browns and you have a team that can reach the playoffs this year.

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    Pete Wood

    I wold only swap with Buffalo if they tossed in a second for this year and a first for next year and another pick for next year. I still wouldn’t feel great about it, though.
    And, Bucs, please, please, PLEASE, for the love of Doug Williams, don’t pick anyone coming off of devastating knee surgery or surgery of any kind. I don’t care who it is.

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    FLBoy84

    Ted Monachino would be an interesting fit as DL coach. He spent six years with the Ravens, so maybe he can bring an aggressive mentality to the group.

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    Bucsfan1983

    I wish they would have fired Mike Smith. Then we could have hired Del Rio.

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    Buc 1976

    The Bucs may want to trade down with Buffalo if Buffalo were willing to add a player or 2.

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    stlbucsfan

    Just saw that Muhammed Wilkerson will be released by the Jets. The notion that pass rushing help isn’t available along the DL is absurd. Michael Bennett, Kony Ealy and Muhammed Wilkerson should all be targeted this offseason. Jason has to do a better job of gambling on players with proven production versus players that he’s hoping take the next step in Tampa. He often see’s the player that had 5 sacks in rotational play and thinks that by increasing their snaps that an increase in production will follow. Smarten up Jason, some players peak as rotational players because that’s how they are best deployed. Players will double digit sack seasons under 28 don’t hit the market often. Muhammed had some issues in New York but has the production to justify the gamble. I hope we take a better approach to FA this year.

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