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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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    Horse

    Mark, I wish you would add a couple more questions as you are good at this.
    So here’s my question. What is our greatest position need. Please disregard where we draft that need. I think it is TE?

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    BrianDorry55

    Anybody else think it’s a tad suspicious how quiet it’s been in regards to McCaffrey/Bucs?

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      BucWild02

      Not really. I love McCaffery’s game and hope he becomes a Buc, but at 19, he will be long gone. I have recently read he could go #2 to SF. Most feel he is a lock for the top 10. He has fumbled 3 times in his CAREER. That is on 821 touches. That is 0.37% of touches. 0.75% is elite in the NFL. 1.25% is the league average for RB’s. He is at 3.7 fumbles every 1000 touches!

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      BrianDorry55

      If you like guys that don’t fumble…Kareem Hunt has only fumbled once and he recovered it! Yeah, ball security is just one of the many facets of McCaffrey’s game that has no weaknesses.

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    Bmore.Buc

    I could just be having a naive moment, but I’m starting to think that we won’t draft a running back early at all to unseat Doug Martin. For some reason I get the feeling that the organization wants to work it out with him on the team.

    Good news about that is I’ll still be able to use my souvenir cup from the game I went to week 14 with Dougie on it.

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      wnb0395

      Bmore, I think it depends on who is there as to whether or not we draft a RB early. If one of the top 3 falls to us at 19, I think we pull the trigger. Heck, I think if Mixon drops to us in the 3rd, I think we draft him although its highly unlikely. It all depends on who is available as to when or if we draft a RB.

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      BrianDorry55

      I hope, and think, that they’d like to keep him around…but they’re out of their damn minds if they let his presence affect their draft plans whatsoever. Would it be so bad to have Doug and another stud to rotate back there?

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    chetthevette

    We all hope the best for Doug Martin, at least I do. Seems the BUCS do as well. I believe that Doug is worthwhile to keep around. That being said we should still draft a RB. Keep 4 RB’s on the roster? Maybe that is too many.
    Our no BS general manager will figure it out.
    GO BUCS

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    drdneast

    I think Licht is getting tired of getting rid of players on the whim of some of those in the organization and having to turn around and spend a high draft pick on the position a year or two later.
    Look at Michael Bennett, Jeremey Zuttah, Donald Penn, Aqib Talib and to some extent Blount.
    All of those players turned out to have solid careers but were released by either Lovie or the prior regime because the coaches didn’t like their attitude, personality or off field problems.
    In the mean time Licht has had to use three No. 2 picks and one No. 1 pick to replace them while FA’s filled in for them.
    That is a lot of high draft picks to spend on players to fill in positions you already had someone qualified to play in when they could have been spent filling another need.

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      Buc 1976

      Could not agree more drdneast!!

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