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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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    Garv

    You’re right Mark, the Buccaneers OL needs a major overhaul. But isn’t the problem that the men who did the last major overhaul and RUINED the OL still in charge. How can we possibly expect different results now? And how do they do it? It could take years. And we certainly don’t have the coaching here anyway.
    Funny, if we do indeed a QB in April I only imagine the groans from the player’s family when we see them live on ESPN… Oh nooooooo.

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    chosen1

    I believe that this year’s draft is very deep with tackles and guards. I think that we can definitely improve. I do think that Kevin Pamphile will nail down one of the tackle postions. I just hope we grab one of the three centers that would giantic up grade.

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    WeAretheChamps2002

    I agree that the team needs to find more talented O-Linemen, however a lot of the problems and breakdowns we see are attributed to technique and coaching. Guys aren’t sinking their hips and instead are allowing defenders to get lower than them which makes the pocket collapse. Guys aren’t locking on and using leverage to maintain their block. I blame coaching more than the current talent. If someone like Dante Scarnecchia was our O-Line coach I’m sure it would look and function a lot different.

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    chosen1

    A coach like that would do wonders but it also depends on what kind of style we play. It looks like we could clean out the 49ers staff and pick up some talented coaches there too. just a thought

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    jerseybucsfan

    Sad but true. MC and Garv hit the nail on the head.

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    Bucmeister

    The Buc’s need to find their identity with their new OC. They then need to draft 3 OL that fit the system (ie zone or power). Ideally two linemen who can play both tackle and guard; and a center who can get the ball back to the QB without rolling it. Without an OL it won’t matter who is QB or RB or WR. And please ignore Coach Smith and his philosophy of not drafting guards until 4th round or later, we’ve seen how that works both here and in Chicago.

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    j.r.thorn

    OK Rodeo Clowns You Still Suck And Your Uniform Too ………

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