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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 spent Sunday looking at highlights of Buc UDFAs and a few tryout players. There are several UDFAs that look really good – in particular WRs Sergio Bailey and Erv Phillips. They are no threat to Adam Humphries this year but both look like excellent slot receivers.
    This tryout player caught my attention too- RB Jordan Huff from Northern Illinois 5-10, 220. As Mike Mayock would say he is “quicker than fast”. Kid is a tight package that has some shake and bake. He had an ankle injury and missed the last 3 games of the season, but still managed 798 yds and 5.8ypc. Maybe he’s got a chance to be KR/PR.


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      Kinda reminded me a little of Barry Sanders. Like to see him in TC this summer.

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    Not only was I not excited about the Bucs drafting Kwon, I was also pretty sure that Beckwith was a total bust pick as well. So I’m just keeping my expectations even for the drafting of MJ Stewart and Whitehead. Both *were* highly rated prospects coming out of high school and both played well enough for their college teams but they didn’t grab any national attention. Hoping for at least one diamond here.

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    As usual injuries have a habit of getting players chances to perform. I do feel comfortable we have some potential starters when injuries occur. Here’s some predictions? Either Conte or Tandy will be gone before the regular season starts; same for Sims. Definitely have a couple players who could be during preseason.

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    Adam Humphries, trade bait.

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    I’d like to see Shaun Wilson beat out Charles Sims for 4th RB. Jones, Barber, Quizz, Wilson

    I’d like see Riley Ferguson beat out Ryan Griffin for 3rd QB.

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      QB Riley Ferguson signed with the Dolphins instead of the Buccaneers.

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    Has anyone predicted the lineup for this year (depth chart), now that the major muscle movements are complete (FA, Draft, etc.)? In depth chart order:

    Offense (26)
    QB: Winston, Fitzpatrick
    RB: Jones, Barber, Rogers, S. Wilson
    FB: Cross
    WR1: Evans, Godwin
    WR2: Jackson, Watson
    WR3: Humphries, B. Wilson
    TE: Howard, Brate, Auclair
    LT: D. Smith, Wester
    LG: Marpet
    C: Jensen, E. Smith
    RG: Sweezy, Benenoch
    RT: Dotson, Cappa

    Defense (24)
    RDE: Curry, Spence
    LDE: JPP, Gholston
    DT1: McCoy, Unrein
    DT2: Vea, Allen
    WLB: David, Taylor
    MLB: Alexander, Cichy
    SLB: Beckwith, Bond
    CB1: Grimes, R. Smith
    CB2: Davis, Elliott
    CB3: Hargraves, Stewart
    SS: Conte, Tandy
    FS: Evans, Whitehead

    Specialists (3)
    K: Catanzaro
    P: Anger
    LS: Ferris (or whoever)

    This looks competitive to me…

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      I miscounted on offense, so only 52 showing. Somewhere between a 3rd QB, another Safety, another D-Line, or return specialist would make sense – Ryan Griffen, UDFA Igwebuike, or Charles Simms I think…

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        Thank you, I’ll take that as a “not too bad”.



          Yeah, you did good! lol.

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    Buc 1976

    This maybe a little off the subject, but IMO I hope the Bucs can find a RT after cuts are made. With Dotson age and knee concerns. I really hope Cappa can over achieve. If not the right side could have???

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    Hello Mark.
    I know you only get questions from Twitter but I still don’t ave a accounnt there, so… I’ll take my chances here.
    Any chance we chance our uniform numbers this season?
    I really dislike them.

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