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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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    Horse

    Okay…?

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    76Buc

    Hopefully more to follow as becomes available?…. Scott?

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    macabee

    If you stock up on big wide a$$ 330lb NTs, you’re going to be playing more 3-4 schemes. Ancient Samoan proverb! lol.

    This is what I’m seeing. You may see it differently, but DC Mike Smith is putting a lot of beef in the middle. Not going to a 3-4, but will run a hybrid defense with a predominant NT over the center.

    Here’s what we got. You decide! Notice DTs Baker, Siliga, and now Li’l Tookie (my nickname). McCoy, Lambert, and McDonald become DEs. Spence, Smith, and Beckwith become stand-up OLBs with David and Kwon roaming the middle. This could happen……sometime…. and it could be deadly. Will only keep 5 DTs so unfortunately somebody has to go! I’m just guessing here fellas, so don’t go crazy on the idiot button. Lol.

    DEFENSIVE TACKLES – 6

    90 Baker, Chris DE 6-2 320 29 5 Hampton
    75 Lambert, DaVonte DT 6-2 282 22 R Auburn
    93 McCoy, Gerald DT 6-4 300 28 7 Oklahoma
    98 McDonald, Clinton DT 6-2 297 30 7 Memphis
    96 Siliga, Sealver DT 6-2 345 26 4 Utah
    Xx Stevie Tu’ikolovatu DT 6-1 331 R USC

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      EastEndBoy

      Well, I guess fewer linemen could be seen at times last year, but typically in favor of more secondary, not more linebackers. Not sure about Spence and/or Smith having to cover TEs. Also, I think we’ve tried the moving GMC to DE thing before (was it under SchiaNo/Sherridan) and it didn’t go well.

      My general view is that guys in the later rounds are probably special teamers, projects, or scout team guys…probably not a view on changing the strategy.

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        macabee

        EastEnd,

        Not changing schemes. Just line up that way on certain plays.

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        macabee

        Review what DC Mike Smith said last year. Didn’t have the personnel.

        http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/bucs-dc-mike-smith-promises-flexible-scheme-multiple-looks/2262052

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    scubog

    “All right Chief, I want you to stand right here”

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