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!

Click below to listen to the entire show commercial free and on demand. And see the video of Nick Carter calling and surprising Pat Donovan!

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for 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, the beach and family time.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
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2 years ago

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… Read more »

Reply to  flashgordon
2 years ago

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

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

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: You keep or cut loose who you want, current salary is irrelevant, they can make as… Read more »

Reply to  dbenn2012
2 years ago

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

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

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