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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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    I suspect the reason the Seattle didn’t wrap up Sweezy prior to free agency were more cap related than talent related.

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    I, too. believe the competition for the third WR position is only going to benefit this team.
    Last year before it was training camp it was almost a given that Evans, Jackson and Murphy would be the top three WR’s.
    But due to injuries to both Kenny Bell and Murphy last season both Humphries and Dye saw a lot of plays in their rookie year.
    This competition only bodes well for the Bucs future.
    I personally like all three but believe Dye is the weakest link in the field due to his mental lapses in the game.

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    You know that I believe that this team will be a surprise in the Nfl. I think if the team jell like I think we will a lot more games then the Nfl thinks. How about a record 11 & 5. You said what! I said 11 & 5. If Tampa catches some of these so call powerhouse teams last year, They might not be that much powerhouse as what was last year. All of the so term Old Timers remember when The old Tampa Bay Orange Bucs won 5 & 0.Tampa could start off fast I believe this year they would shock the league. This is George Hicks who was around durning that time. Why not in 2016-2017 Go Bucs

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    I have a question. Will Koetter defer the kickoff should we win the coin toss, or being an offensive minded coach want to try and score first? Had to laugh when Smith would put his best unit, lol, on the field first, only to be diced up by the likes of Mariota.

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    surferdudes, I have no problem with that strategy of putting the defense on the field first, even more so if your offense is the strongest unit.
    Belichek does it with the reasoning if he can score last in the first half and first in the second half, it gives the team a real momentum shift.
    Of course your offense actually has to consistently score for the theory to actually work.

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