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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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    You really expect Mixon to “show more elf control?”

    Look, if Sauron couldn’t stop Legolas from slaughtering his armies, how do you expect Mixon to?

    He can, on the other hand, slap the bitch out of Eowyn, that’s for sure!

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      You get a thumbs up just for the LotR reference.

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    “I’m all for second chances, as long as I’m not the one handing them out.”

    -Mark Cook

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    Jason Cross

    I love the idea of trading down in a deep draft but the Bucs would still need to find a trade partner to do so as every other team is also aware it’s a deep draft. In order to get good value to trade down we would need one do the ‘blue chip’ prospects to fall to us – and what’s to say in that scenario the Bucs would want to trade down?

    I agree with what one of the guys was saying in the podcast – this isn’t Madden and you can’t force teams to trade with you. It’s all about value of the trade vs value of the player that you could draft instead.

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    Well apparently Doug Martin is expected to be at offseason workouts next week, so depending on how he looks thus far and the progress he has made will definitely determine how we address the running back position in the draft. Here’s the link below from NFL.com


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    Buc 1976

    Trading down is ok IMO but not more than 4 spots. Trading down in 2nd could be better.

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    I agree with Mark about not wanting Mixon on the Bucs, but Mark seems to have his understanding of the incident backwards.

    The ugly worlds were hurled by Mixon, not at Mixon. He sexually harassed the victim outside of the restaurant according to eyewitness testimony of those present, including anti-LGBT remarks directed at her friend who was with her .. and then he proceeded to follow her and her friend into the restaurant where he continued his ugly verbal assaults, she slapped him in return, and he then busted her face in, literally (four broken bones).

    If Mixon needs self restraint, it is not for withstanding ugly remarks, but not making the same remarks himself, harassing others, and then brutally assaulting them with his fists when they react.

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      both side were acting vile & immature… mixon just didn’t have the common sense to walk away like a man… but in the video the young lady was the aggressor… put her hands on him and spat on him… as many have said if it had been a dude… mixon would’ve been applauded for his actions… even though he still would’ve be wrong in the eyes of law regardless of gender

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        The video didn’t catch the words exchanged inside, nor the harassment outside the restaurant that was initiated by Mixon. He sexually harassed the young woman and her friend both outside the restaurant and inside the restaurant. Mixon was clearly stalking her, looking to mix it up, intending to force a response from her. He was the instigator according to eyewitnesses in the police report.

        That’s why Mixon pleaded guilty. He was guilty.

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    Mark, it must be down right harrowing to be soooo close to landing Dalvin Cook you can taste it for you and your household. If he is there at 19 I think that the BUCS should let you have the honor of running the pick up personally. I actually agree with you on this. It’s a good thing to draft fan favorites, especially if they concur with need.
    That’s why I also like Mack, all us Sarasota people are pulling for him. That being said I just am not ready to give up on Douernaught just yet. A lot of times people who can overcome any kind of addiction perform better after they get well. We shall see.

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      As a fellow Noles fan Chevvttevette, it’s torture to see all of these Mocks having the Bucs get Cook and some even having us pass on him. He won’t make it to us, it’s just a terrible tease. Wait till next year when you hear us Noles fans clamoring for Derwin James. He is the best Safety I’ve ever seen in college, and that includes Jalen Ramsey.
      As for Dougie, I can say, I’ve moved on. And it’s not just the drug thing, he’s literally been good 2 out of 5 years. That’s terrible no mater how you slice it. And I would be shocked if Mack isn’t a buc in this draft if they don’t land Dalvin. Him or Hunt.

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        But I still want Cook. Very badly I might add.
        GO BUCS

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    Very strange that Mark refers to Dalvin Cook as his second cousin, but then admonishes Joe Mixon for committing the same act Cook did (Battery on a female). What a hypocrite!!

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      One has it caught on film and the other was dismissed from court after about 10 minutes. That would make one guilty of hitting a woman, the other not. But you’re name speaks of all your pent up rage for Dalvin scorching your top 10 defense every year.

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        Yep…he was acquitted with a FSU staff member on the jury. Nope….that’s not corrupt in Tally at all. Keep wearing those blinders.
        PS….if you’re going to ridicule someone, you might want to learn to spell and use proper grammar. “Your” is correct in your above sentence, not “you’re”…..it’s clear you never made it to college. Thanks for the uninspired, dumb input though.

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