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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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    I’m good with bringing Fitz back on a one year deal.

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      No one should be good with bringing Fitz back EVER. The Curse is real and this time it got BOTH the starter and the 3rd string. Let one of our division rivals have him!

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    The Buc’s were awarded an unexpected compensation pick albeit second from the last in rd 7. Being an Ohio state Alum I have watched JT Barrett for 4 years. He won a national championship multiple awards and holds several OSU all-time QB records. While Ohio State is not viewed as FSU around here I doubt if there are many who would argue they have one of the best programs in the country and Urban Mire has added to there greatness. Yet I hear nothing of JT as related to the draft. He could play back=up QB, Wildcat, RB, WR and probably return kicks. What a versatile player from a well coached team with a pedigree a mile long. All for a late 7th rd pick???

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    Pete Wood

    Great minds think alike. Sapp is my first choice too. All of the other greats are distant seconds.

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      Not distant, I hope. The question was who would you get to play for this current team. Sapp is a great choice, and on the field, was my second favorite to Derrick Brooks, so he is a real good answer. But you can’t discount the impact that a Rice, Barber or Lynch would make on this team. Not in any particular order. They are all areas of need and would be great picks. I think the obvious pick would be Rice for our EXTREME need at DE. Brooks is my favorite player of all time, but we do not need any LB help, so he is out.

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    A defensive end is critical and Simeon Rice would have been perfect! Yes Sapp is HOF, but we have a stronger need for defensive end. As to Fitzpatrick and Griffin we both know what they don’t have, same for Glennon. Got to find another backup quarterback. No way the Commissioner is going to suspend Winston, he’s got an NFL player he said he was in the back seat. Believe what you want to believe, but it’s not the same situation; NFL could be sued by Winston and he would win many millions.

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    Julian Jordan

    One player to bring back in his prime? Uhmm Lee Roy Selmon, is that really up for argument?

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    Ken - Kfromfla

    Not at the top of anyone’s list in terms of performance, but if Josh McCown does not get another “Baby Sitting” job for a new QB this season, I would not be opposed to him returning to play with Winston. After all, he deserves it since it was his play that gave us Jameis. All kidding aside, Josh is a great influence on anyone; just a great person and he loves to teach. I think that he would be good for Jameis as he learns to navigate the complicated world of the NFL QB. Plus, McCown can win a few games if he is called up.

    (Fun Note) I listen to McCown on Sirius today and he said that his oldest starts college this year. That blew me away.

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    Evans, Beckwith and Godwin yea; but passed on Kareem Hunt and Alvin Kamara. BRAIN FART!

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    aaaand Ziggy Ansah is tagged…not looking too good for us trying to find a DE. Gotta hope for a diamond in the rough this draft

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