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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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    Alldaway 2.0

    Peyton Barber is balling! Good to hear.

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    Barber is going to score a CLUTCH TD for us this year!

    His power makes all the difference in short-yardage situations.

    Go Bucs!!!

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    I love that last quote, from Koetter to Barber on accidentally putting McNichols ahead of him on the depth chart, “… don’t start crying or anything”

    I am so impressed with Coach Koetter, he really came through well on Hard Knocks, both his understanding side, and his kick ass side. Let’s see what he delivers to us in terms of wins and championships, but he is clearly the best leader we’ve had at the HC spot since Jon Gruden .. and perhaps even better.

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    In the Hard Knocks episode last night I loved that Coach Koetter was direct and right in Jameis’ face when he screwed up. Jameis may be the face of the franchise but he’s still a 23 year old kid that needs a kick in the butt at times. I love that Coach Koetter takes that role on and does it seemingly naturally. Their discussion in Coach Koetter’s office about reducing risk because the D is getting better makes sense but also worries me. The way I see it is that the hard part of reducing risk with Jameis’ play would be balancing reducing risk while not taking away Jameis’ natural instincts to play the game. I’d rather have a natural gunslinger who wins games with guts and fire while also throwing some stupid picks versus a QB too much in his own head pulling punches and always dumping it to the outlet receiver. The right balance is the key and I think Coach can get Jameis there. Because the D should be better. We hope.

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