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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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    Dman

    Jamies has to improve his accuracy. Love the guy but he misses guys wide open. Mostly high. The interceptions are more from gun slingin’, which I’m fine with. But get the ball down and his numbers and our wins go up.

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    drdneast

    Yes, I noticed the same thing about ASJ in last years final preseason game.
    You would have though with his past indiscretions he would have been a lot less demonstrative about his feelings.
    But a mind clouded with booze seldom allows you to think clearly.
    Despite that fact, I understand ASJ has sobered up, admitted he had a problem and is now in recovery and I hope he stays that way and does well, just not against the Bucs.

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    fredster

    Yea Dman sailing balls over open guys heads needs to stop. That reminds me of Freeman. I think it’s mechanics driven and can be fixed. He sometimes doesn’t have his feet set. Also gets little too amped up at start of games. Needs find way to calm down first drive or two. Interceptions don’t concern me much with Winston either. That’s just another thing guys say that don’t know him or this team.

    Mark, I remember McClown lighting it up in pre-season then stinking it up when reg. Season started. Lol. To be fair I also think that was the worst offensive line play I’ve ever seen. He was running for his life in pre-season. I said we have big problem here. Everyone said oh it’s just pre-season doesn’t mean anything. I was thinking pre season or not if you can’t block anyone…. regular season started and he was pummeled. Lol. It didn’t help that he panicked and was acting like the ball was a hot potato. Lol. He looked horrible out there for sure. Turnover machine. Lol.

    Thank god the Glazers let Lovie go and hired Koetter. Lot guys here said how horrible that move was. I for one cheered it as the right thing. Just had no confidence in Lovie and knew Koetter had something.

    Anyways enough reminiscing about he good ole days. Lol.

    Go Bucs!

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    Naplesfan

    From my attendance at just one of the public practices, I noticed that Jameis routinely stares down his open receivers, and when defenders see that it makes it much easier to jump the ball and either intercept or bat it down. That’s a habit that Jameis apparently has had throughout his career. It’s a mental discipline that has to be developed to stop doing that. I don’t think he will ever get his INTs down until he fixes that.

    The overthrown balls issue is also there, but I doubt that is the root cause of his INTs, more an explanation for incomplete passes.

    I’m assuming the coaches see exactly the same thing. I expect there are some exercises that they could have Jameis go through to get him in the habit of giving at least two or three possible receivers a look before settling on his first choice, even when the defense appears to be giving him the throw he wants to make.

    That’s why it takes many years for NFL quarterbacks to fully develop. It’s a process not a destination.

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    Bucpride5

    Of course Cook would downplay the INT’s. FSU fans are so grateful Jameis made them relevant again they will think of any excuse to cover for his turnovers and sloppy practices.

    Those sloppy practices lead to turnover filled games. Jameis needs to show the fans he’s got the turnovers under control sooner rather than later or he’s just another turnover prone erratic qb in the Bucs history

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