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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 have to totally disagree with you as to Glennon over Griffin. If Glennon gets in any game he will be blitzed to death because he is so slow to react. Griffin I haven’t seen much tape on him, but if the Saints were trying to hide him on their PS then that does say something. Time to move past Glennon; for me he is wasting a spot on the roster. Nice guy, but just not NFL material.

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      Hopefully neither one of these guys see the field. I am glad that GM Licht is making the OL a priority and making sure there is plenty of depth there. Just think where the Colts would be if they have done this. Go Bucs!

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    Ordered my Noah jersey. Can’t wait!!

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    Question 1:
    2001 defense with a possible four Hall of Famers
    (Sapp,Brooks,Barber,Rice). NO LYNCH!

    I believe you got it backwards – a great defense almost always beats a great offense. Ask Rich Gannon about the Bucs in the SB. Ask Tom Brady and Cam Newton about the Bronco’s defense in this year’s play offs.

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    If memory serves DrT, the last team that tried to blitz Glennon was the Benglas in last years preseason game and the play ended up as a TD reception to Russell Sheperd in the end zone.
    Just because a QB has trouble with the blitz at the beginning of his career doesn’t mean it is inscribed in stone forever like the ten commandments.
    Don’t quit your day job.

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      I think you meant that for Horse drd.

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      Thanks for bringing that up drd- beat me to it…i do disagree w/ horse on that- I think it’d be fine to go w/Griffin, but Glennon will do a good job for one of the NFL teams

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      Umm, preseason game? Please! You’re desperate to try to prove Glennon is valuable.

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        I am with you Horse. Haven’t seen much from Glennon since he has been here. If he is so good then other teams would be all over him….which they aren’t. Time to move on.



          I think his stats tell his story:

          Mike Glennon:

          CMP% – 58.8%
          YDS – 4,025
          TD – 29
          INT – 15
          Rating – 83.7

          Not bad for the limited opportunity he has been given.

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    How about 5 HoF’ers: Sapp, Brooks, Barber, Rice, and Lynch.

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    I loved Koetter’s comments this week: every team in the league is running the same plays…

    why do we think that it’s so different on defense? Is Mike Smith going to start blitzing 9 players or dropping 11 into coverage, or having everyone play on one half of the field only…of course not…we will do the same things that every other team does…it’s just a question of how often we do things like blitz, how often we play zone versus man…but it’s not a revolution my friends…

    we’ll be better because the players we have to execute the blitzes and coverage are better…not because Mike Smith has developed some secret new defensive strategy…

    with one exception: unlike under Lovie, I fully expect our DBs and Coaches to be on the same page about what they’re supposed to be doing.

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      I have formed no opinion yet because I’ve not seen the new Mike Smith defense. Until then, I will keep in abeyance the words written about Smith’s defense in Atlanta when he was fired. Maybe it was lesson learned. I’ll wait and see. Read item 1 in the link.


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    Actually, it was meant for someone who said Glennon couldn’t handle the blitz. Must have seen it on another page. Whoops.

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    Glennon can’t handle one guy who gets in the back field he had zero escape ability and takes the sack when the sack was easily avoidable, he can’t throw on the run, he has a slow delivery etc When he has a clean pocket and can drive the ball he has a “Flacco” type of arm problem is in the NFL you have to improvise and escape from pressure and Glennon is terrible at that, maybe if we use Stocker as an extra blocker and give him time ha

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    Glennon has composure and a strong accurate arm. He may not be a scrambler, but he could start on half of the NFL teams. I am thinking we will get lucky, and a team will lose a starter in preseason and he will get traded closer to his real worth. Patience buc fans.

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    Well if there are delusional Stocker Fans than I suppose there are delusional Glennon Fans as well (sigh)

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    It will be very interesting to see the decisions Smith makes in adapting his defenses to his players he has. I think a key will be in seeing what he does with our slow, tall, CB from Miss. State with good length. I think he needs to try him at Safety from the start of camp. We already have four talented, faster CBs who can probably beat him out at CB. We will have our fast Rookie Safety along with Tandy who has good speed too. They can cover any part of the field our lanky Miss. State Safety can’t get to fast enough but what he can cover he has good experience and is a playmaker and good tackler too. I think he makes a better safety than CB and I think Smith will see that too.

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