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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 mark@pewterreport.com

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    surferdudes

    The difference in this game was Dallas’s offensive line, compared to our offensive line. Fans want more flash, draft a receiver, we only have Evans. Yeah, we only have Dotson, and Gosder playing R.G.. One was rightfully benched, the other is a holding, false start, hands to the face waiting to happen. At center we have the scrapper, cut by Atlanta serviceable, but no where near elite. Pamphile was an after thought at L.G., and Smith hasn’t exactly taken the next step. So when the Bucs are on the clock, they would do well to consider taking the best O lineman they could find. If he played R.T., that would be a plus.

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      Horse

      Agree with you. I have said this the whole season, we need a bigger, stronger, faster center who can help his buds on the left and right side of him then those buds can help the buds next to them. It all starts with the Center. We beat ourselves in this game. It clearly showed our two weaknesses, Center and WR on Offense Coach Smith was back to his old conservative defensive scheme. He was making sure the deep pass wouldn’t hurt us, meanwhile the short passes killed us. We should have played much closer to the line. There was no help from the DB’s and LB’s for most of the game for the DL. This scheme last night sucked!

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    deeznuts

    We lost that game b/c cherilus couldn’t block after the 2nd quarter. Worst OT play I’ve ever witnessed. He couldn’t land blacks on screens either. Winston couldn’t sit in the pocket and throw..had less than 2seconds before pocket collapse. Did anyone notice Kwon had 21 tackles and 1 FF? Holy sh*t. lavonte kicked it up a notch too. But Tyron smith ate our RE’s lunch all game…spence was no match

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      scubog

      You’re absolutely right deez. The O-line, and in particular Cherilus, prevented any sort of offense in the 4th quarter after a stellar 3rd quarter that had Dallas on their heels. Koetter said Cherilus was hurt but tried to play through it.

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    stlbucsfan

    Dallas played a great game IMO and still only won by 6 points. Demar should be back this week and he can’t come back quick enough. Everything offense related was due to the poor protection Jameis received and primarily at the RT position. Clean that play up and we had plenty of open receivers just no time to find them. The defense bent but made plays in the second half to keep us in the game. Jameis missed Mike on the deep shot in the 4th quarter and in a close game like this we needed him to make that connection. Pleased with the effort, the way they fought and to lose the TO margin 4-1 and still be in says a lot about the character of this team. If this is the best team in the NFC I would love to get another crack at them in the playoffs! Get ready for the Saints, focus on them and the Skins will do their part we just need to be ready to win out.

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    CDNBUCSFAN

    Proud that these guys still almost pulled it off. The loss of Gholston was hard to take and hopefully it’s not long term. We still had a chance to win the game despite the loss in the turnover battle. The fumble was lack of protection, the one INT was end of half, the other Winston’s arm was hit as he threw it and the final one was an end of game pick. Happens to the best sometimes (see Drew Brees last week). Let’s hope these guys have very short memories as we’re back at it in 5 days. Now it will take 2 wins and a little help imo to make the playoffs. Previous Bucs teams may have gotten blown out here, and they didn’t, they had a few chances to win, but they didn’t. Move on (quickly) and let’s take the W out of N’Awlins.

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    Mad Dog

    We knew how to beat them thanks to NY stuff the box stop the run and force them to throw I was wondering why didn’t do
    that the defense wasn’t as stifling as it has been?

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    SaskBucs

    NYG probably had better 2nd level coverage probably but that wasn’t the difference. Yes the Oline cost us big but Prescott came to play last night. He executed very well. He was like 30/34 at one point and our secondary coverage was pretty good. Way better than last season. He didn’t play like that against the Gmen. So credit to him but discredit to our Oline

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