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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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    These are great stories and who better to tell them than Mark Cook, the guy who owns Twitter during FSU games – sometimes better than the game. lol.

    I have learned to appreciate the contribution of so many unheralded Buc players this season than any before. We’re fans and we’re fickle – Sometimes quick to identify an inactive player, a UDFA, a practice squad player as camp meat. But we have called on some underrated players this season that stepped up in a big way when asked. I applaud them!

    Coach Koetter mentioned that nobody intercepts Winston in practice more than Javien Elliot. So he’s earned his chance to fight for the family and I personally hope he succeeds! Go Bucs!

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    I hope he picks off a LOT of passes, because in Sunday’s game all I saw of Elliot was him getting stiff-armed on a breakaway running play. The Bucs have him listed as 5-11, 176 pounds. Trust in God, but lift more weights, I guess…

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      So many of the young unknown players have stepped up during the season – and more importantly during the 4gm WIN STREAK!

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    As an FSU fan, seeing Javien’s story continue has been amazing. I knew he’d have a long hill to climb to even stay on a practice squad, but to see him get actual game time is incredible. So happy for the kid. He’s worked hard for this opportunity. Now that he has it, and with Jude being out, he’s gotta produce on the field. I think he’s up for the challenge.

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    I was a bit surprised when it looked like Elliott was in the game in place of Vernor. I guess fellow CB Robinson is just a Special Teams guy.

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    Nice story Mark! Used the exclamation point just to annoy you…. LOL But seriously , these UFA stories are always welcome.It seems the Buccaneers come up with some good ones every year.

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