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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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    Lynch is smart to bring in Dominik to help get things organized. Dom is a smart guy he’s just not a football guy. Sounds like a good fit. I think Lynch will do good rebuilding that team.

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    Mark I have the same question for you that I always have at this time of the year. When are they breaking ground on the indoor facility? Training camp be here before you know it. I guess the Patriots have had that Hollywood story since Brady stepped in for Bledsoe. Who knew what a 6th rounder could do.

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    Here is the hard reality of the NFL, you can have one highly paid WR but you can’t have two. The same goes for every other position on the team. You can have one highly paid tackle, DE, OG, but you can’t have two.
    The Cowboys are everyone’s darlings in the NFL right now because of their offensive line, but pretty soon those guys will start hitting their FA and prices will go up.
    At that time the Cowboys can try and keep them all at the expense of the defense or they will suffer the consequences.
    Much the same thing has happened in Seattle.
    The Seahawks decided to pay their big name defensive players and had little money left over for the offense and what little they had, they gave to the TE they traded for from the Saints, who is never going to be mistaken as a good blocker.
    The end result was Russell Wilson gets slaughtered when he drops back to pass or he runs for his life.
    Whatever the scenario, it has ended in an early exit for the Seahawks in the playoffs for the past two years.

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      drd – which is why the draft is how you build a team, not via free agents. If you pick well you get four or five cheap years before you have to pay them a market rate for the producers.

      There are teams who manage to do well every year … nobody wins a Super Bowl every year, including the Patriots … but they always compete, nearly always make the playoffs. That includes the Seahawks, as well as New England and Green Bay and the Steelers and Chiefs. Maybe the Cowboys will enter that realm too as long as Jerry Jones doesn’t tire of his head coach.

      But to do that you have to be able to draft well on a consistent basis, and not overpay your vets.

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