It’s the finale of this limited series as our Pat Donovan is joined by Pewter Report editor in chief Mark Cook and beat reporter Trevor Sikkema.  All has been quiet at One Buc Place, but there’s still plenty of stories.

  • The guys discuss the Senior Bowl, and Cook and Sikkema highlight the standouts from Mobile.
  • They also break down the matchup between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
  • And Bucs superfan Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys makes a surprise appearance!

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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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  1. I’d do what I do in Madden; anybody who is getting, old, or isn’t going to progress much, I’d trade away for picks. I’d trade McCoy, David, Desean Jackson . . . yes, I said it, Desean Jackson,

    let’s see, who else, Dotson, I’d keep our young and still developing Lt Donovan Smith. . . . Grimes, I’d trade grimes for draft picks.

    I’d trade all non-Qb’s(trade Fitzpatrick if you can!), and Oline/Dline(unless pretty much about to decline in football skills due to age), and build up the best damn O an D lines till it really becomes rediculous. I cannot believe there’s not some Wr’s, some corners, who can play behind a dominant O and Dline, and a good Qb. We have a good Qb; but, maybe he needs to work with certain types of Wr’s/Te’s and so on.

    – As of right now, it looks like there’s some skill position players(in particular at hb) that can distract our GM and head coach from drafting any Ol or Dl that can be better than what we have. That’s my draft philosophy; outside of Qb, and a Barry Sanders/Randy Moss/Bo Jackson/Deion Sanders, if there’s a better Oline or Dline than what we have then, that’s who we draft, or pick up in free agency. Only when you can’t draft a better Dl/Ol, do you go with these other postions. There’s always some Bobo Wilson, some corners and linebackers that can do something, and can run 4.3 forties and so forth.

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    • Trade away David? Not a chance. Everyone else I can agree on.

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  2. I’d trade Pierre Paul if someone fell in the second round, or they like someone there. Pierre Paul has value; McCoy doesn’t have much value anymore.

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  3. Please everyone quit talking about trading free agents. Grimes and other frequently mentioned as such can sign with whoever they want – assuming of course someone wants them. DSmith is a free agent, you either re-sign, franchise, or cut ties. He isn’t going to give up money so the Bucs can switch him to RT, sign him below market, etc. No one is that stupid. As to all who keep saying we can’t keep xyz because of salary cap, etc., review the following: https://russellstreetreport.com/salarycap/nfl-salary-cap-faqs/. You keep or cut loose who you want, current salary is irrelevant, they can make as much or more by restructure and still save the team 10’s of millions of dollars – if and only if they want to renegotiate. If not, you either pay or you don’t. You can keep McCoy, JPP, or whomever, by switching around some numbers and having some dead cap 3-4 years down the road – if you don’t give McCoy 13 million, you have “zero” draft leverage. Again, one more time, if their contract is not set and you don’t exercise the option they are gone, both QBs, linebackers, DE’s, DTs, etc. We’ll know soon enough once the evaluations are done, options are exercised, and FA period begins and ends. I love to speculate as much as anyone. But no player is going to give up negotiating with 31 other teams to do the Bucs a “favor”.

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    • one of the best posts I’ve seen. Well put, dbenn

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  4. Trade down. It worked pretty well for us last year. The problem with the Bucs is if they trade down, they will be tempted to trade back up and grab someone like Cappa who probably will never start in the NFL.

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  5. just don’t let GM use any 2nd rd picks make BA make those picks..

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