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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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    I will answer that last one for you and I am sure someone will tell me if I am wrong….but before I do, I will say Sapp is my favorite Buccaneer and I agree with what Mark wrote there.

    Keep Brooks

    Trade Sapp

    Cut Ronde

    Only way it makes sense to me for your football team and locker room, if they are all same age, in their primes.

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    I totally agree with you about Sapp. He had a passion for the game that simply doesn’t exist on this team right now anywhere with possibly the exception of Alexander, and Winston.

    I think we are going to have an Awesome offense if we can stay healthy this year. Defense will be interesting to see come together. I am disappointed that we did not pick up a DE or CB, but hopefully everyone stays healthy and a second year under our outstanding Defensive coach will make us even better.

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    Ditto on the comments about Sapp’s game and passion for football.
    But I believe Barber, Brooks and Lynch all possessed the same love and passion for the game as Sapp but just didn’t exhibit it in the same nasty manner with the public.
    Anyway, the Bucs organization answered the question already.
    They let Sapp walk in order to pay Booger McFarland (big mistake) let Lynch go because of injury (another mistake) and waived Brooks to let younger players develop and to save money which was another huge mistake.
    The only player who was allowed to finish out his career was Barber who seemed to get along with every clown of a coach we hired after Gruden.

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      Green Bay drafted Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones. I think both of those players could be eventual starters. They are lacking a good veteran running back, so it wouldn’t surprise me if it was true.

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    Ridiculous question – keep ’em all and figure out the money.

    Sapp is my favorite Buc of all time. But we don’t win the SB without all of those guys.

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