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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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    Compared to a Lovie press conference where you find yourself knowing less about football than when it started, this was both refreshing and informative.

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    I really don’t understand why this was ever made into an issue – he’s clearly our best RT (I believe PFF had him as like 1st or 2nd best RT in the league in 2014)…maybe even our best OL period…somehow his contract issue or something got blown all out of proportion and landed him the doghouse unnecessarily.

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    Yea, all of this straight talking is fine until the media starts jumping on everything you say in an attempt to make you sound like a hypocrite when things start going bad.
    As the GEICO commercial states, “that’s just what they do.”
    EastEndBoy, I would be more inclined to listen to PFF if they would ever come out and state how they come up with their grading system and who does it.
    Until then, I’d sooner trust jongruden’s evaluations. At least I know who he is.

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      What’s unclear about PFF’s grading system? I think the link below does a pretty good job of explaining a pretty straightforward 6 step process.


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    Glad to see Dot back at starting RT confirmed. Without the draft yet and based on all healthy players, I see us winning 8-9 ball games. Add the draft to it with a contributing DE, C,B WR, I think we can add a game or two to the previous total. So the Draft at this point has to produce 3 contributors and the DE pick has to see a lot of playing time.

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    As long as I don’t hear Stocker will start at TE, lol
    Drdnest I know he’s your boy no need to comment how horrible an unnecessary that comment was

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    Does drdneast really value your player evaluations or is he being sarcastic? drdneast is a sly one. Heck, he might have even meant the real FFCA Gruden.

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    Actally, it was a little bit of both.
    And I did mean the jongruden that posts out here. After eeing how the Allen/Gruden drafts went, would probably still go with our very own Stocker hating jongruden.
    Have read jongruden evaluate some college and pros out here and he knows more than I do about college players.
    Of course that wouldn’t take much since I know nothing about the semi-pro league known better as college football.
    As far as how PFF omes up with their opinions, it’s a better ekpt secret and just as mysterious as the KFC’s colonel’s original recipe.
    For those who didn’t know, Big Mac sause is just 1000 Island dressing.
    1000 Island dressing on a hamburger, even a McDonald’s hamburger, yueeeeeeech.

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      See my comment above. It’s really not mysterious….at all. lol

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    Great decision! Dotson should have been put there as soon as he was healthy because he has been our best OL on the Bucs and is just hitting his prime.

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