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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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    DEBUCSOWN

    Disagree. Making the players play 16 games straight shows the NFL doesn’t care about player safety in the least. Playing at a neutral site somewhere this week (would’ve been plenty of options available) was a much better option imo.

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    chandlerglover

    Hey, Mark Cook tell the Bucs if they want their Bye Week back then win the Division!!

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      DEBUCSOWN

      They could win the divison and still not get a bye…only the top 2 seeds get a bye…

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    Patrick J Ellsworth

    I love Jameis’s attitude!!

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    macabee

    The Commish says it was a safety first call. Can’t argue with that, but can’t feel real good about playing 16 straight games either. If the Commish had offered oh say …..a compensatory 3rd round pick in the 2018 draft for taking one for the league, I could be bribed into feeling a lot better about it (lil hurricane watch humor). lol.

    Ohh! If the players are OK with it, I’m good too. Here’s Roger in his own words. Anybody in Irma’s path stay safe and Go Bucs!

    http://www.buccaneers.com/videos/videos/Roger-Goodell-on-Moving-Bucs-vs-Dolphins/2a0b4a05-3b09-483f-a83f-04baa6c11a61

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    nybuccguy

    I’m calling BS. Games have been moved in the past due to weather. The Tampa Bay Ray’s game was just moved in MLB. This was about the league not wanting Miami to only have 6 home games. The London experiment continues to plague the league. Pretending this is about safety and not money is insulting to the intelligence of the fans.

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    vtrantb

    Interesting that Dolphins is flying out tonight for next week’s game against the Rams. Probably the right call but head scratcher given that they Bucs and Dolphins could have fly out tonight for a game at a neutral site. Playing 16 straight games with a potential 17 if they get the wild card is a severe disadvantage.

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    e

    In any case, as I’m not in FL these days; PR staff & fans be safe… This game is merely a speed bump in the context of the whole season… I hope that there are no issues with any of the players and their families during the storm.

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    jerseybucsfan

    The big question is what’s next. Week 2 is no slam dunk either.

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    revfish

    biggest line in that article to me was about the players mindset playing while a hurricane is going over their homes and thinking about family during yhe game in real time. hadn’t thought about that. hate losng the bye but was the correct call

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