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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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    Travis Benjamin is about to sign with the Chargers.
    We didn’t even show any interest in him that I know of.
    Main reason probably is because off money that the Bus have plenty of but don’t want to part with.
    How d you spell cheap.

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    We’re doing well keeping our quality players. Time to focus on Doug and go after Vernon hard!

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    These are all good tenders/signings. But the masses will continue to cry foul if lots of money isn’t spent. Yes, let’s try to win March – that always leads to wonderful team success in the fall….!

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      Agreed, but you see people like DRD don’t get it. They want to win free agency every year. The last time the Bucs did that, it worked out wonderfully. We would like to always get the big name free agents, but teams like Arizona, New England, Greenbay, they all NEVER dig into free agency.

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    Quit putting words in my mouth, cgmaster.
    I will say however that Benjamin had a good season last year, has very good speed and is young and experienced enough to had been a good pickup.
    Even PR thought so as do I and yes, I would have liked to have seen us sign him.
    The problem is plopes is the Bucs haven’t signed Martin yet when they already should have.
    The Bucs have over 60 million in unused cap money cgmaster. What do you think they should do with all of it if the Glazer’s don’t sign Martin, put it in their pocket?
    Cgmaster, you seem to be really concerned with the Glazers payroll, do you purchase season tickets to help them out financially with this awful burden?
    Are you in some kind or profit sharing plan with them so that’s why you don’t want to see them spend money?

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    Bucs just resigned Martin

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    It’s called a salary cap, DRD. And while you seem to think they should just go ahead and throw 8- 10 million for a running back who’s played two seasons, just look at what moves like that do for teams like New Orleans.
    You do realize this team is going to have to break the bank in three or 4 years right?
    Not saying you can’t spend now, I’m just saying do it right. You seem to want to throw our entire 60 million dollar cap into free agents, who aren’t worth it.
    I brought up mario WIlliams last time, because YOU used him in the example. The guy was terrible last year and gave no effort. Charles was offered more by us, but chose to stay in Carolina.
    My point is maybe the bucs want to use that money on other players. Maybe they don’t. But you’re not the GM and my point is by you going on your rants every post, it gets old.
    and Dougie was just resigned. I guess we’ll have to deal with your negativity now huh. I’m not sure the rich Glazers would’ve survived without your ticket contribution.

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      ON a side note we signed him for 7 million a year, suppose he wanted 8 or more, we just saved ourselves money by being patent and note throwing money at the wall.

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    Signing Doug was a big help toward the overall strategy of going after D in draft. Would like to sigh another OL in free agency.

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