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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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    Mark, I do see us taking a CB and DL somewhere in early rounds 1-4. Question, is this logical?

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    If Mike Smith wants to take the job in San Diego, he better ask for twice the salary of most NFL coaches.
    San Diego has one of he highest cost of living statistics in the US. It makes Marin County outside of San Francisco look like a paupers hideaway in comparison.

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    I’m really hoping Smitty feels comfortable and is willing to build on what he has started. Unfortunately, the draw of any HC position is a strong one… Even in San Diego’s situation. I really like the idea of Gus Bradley or Perry Fewell taking over the DC if Smitty bolts (sweet pun), because neither of those guys are going to become hot HC candidates IMO any time soon.

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    Mark, now that the off season has begun, will the Bucs be breaking ground on that indoor practice facility?

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    This Draft is strong at Receiver, Running back and TE. But it is loaded at DL, CB and LB. Luckily we don’t need a starting QB but we have a lot of needs on the offensive line too. If the team is not willing to go after some free agents we cannot fill all the needs we have. Our depth this year really got tested. Luckily we had guys like Brate, Evans and Alexander. We have a strong nucleus to build on, but I wonder if there is one player on this team that every team in the league would like to get their hands on that might be valuable in a trade. I don’t want to say his name, but I am thinking he could bring us multiple players in the draft, and get us more talent in a strong draft. Maybe get us a another #1 and a #2 ? Anyone have a guess ?

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      No idea so please tell us your thoughts.

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      Seat26- are you thinking Glennon?

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      My guess is you are thinking Gerald McCoy.

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    Dealing McCoy is never going to happen. Say what you will about Gerry, but if we lost him, we’d have a huge hole in our D line. I’m of the ilk that would be happy if the Bucs used their first pick on a D.T.. McCoy isn’t getting any younger, and A.Spence, McDonald have been average at best. So whatever you trade McCoy for, you’d have to use at least one of those picks as his replacement. Speaking of draft needs, I’m surprised P.R didn’t have us picking a Q.B. somewhere in the mock. Glennon’s gone, and I can’t even think of the other guys name right now, so it would be wise to draft one.

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      I was wondering the same thing Surf. Haven’t seen any mention of QB in draft.

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      Buc 1976

      Suferduds I also thik a QB should be drafted. If Kelly from O Miss is available in 6to7 round take him he beat bama once and almost twice with coaching could be good?

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    I think Mike Glennon might just remain here with a nice salary increase. I just don’t see any teams offering him a guarantee to be their starter. Bucs have been grooming Ryan Griffin, who is a restricted free agent, for the past two seasons, with Glennon’s possible departure in mind. Might draft a young QB in the later rounds or sign an undrafted college free agent, but I don’t think it’s a high priority.

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