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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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    Good Article mark. As to Question 5; isn’t DE positions the real answer as to whether our Defense is above average?

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    Mark, what’s your take on BREXIT?
    just kidding….Great Insight on the team, thanks

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      Mark Cook

      Well JohnnyBuc1 its like this see, I am all for…..just kidding. Above my pay grade.

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    I just hope we don’t have GAMEXIT this season. You know, when the Bucs are playing so poorly (see Titans game) that the fans hit the exit in the 3rd quarter.

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    Maybe I am over hopeful but I can’t see another Titans game this season. Jameis figured out interceptions hurt and our defense HAS to be Better with the new additions in the backside, Having refs at practice will cut down on penalties during the season. Hope I am not just dreaming here…….

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    I am really trying to be positive about this team this year, Been with this team since inception so I have seen it all and have crawled through the ups and downs….way downs for a long time. Go Bucs.

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      I was born in 93 and honestly the 2002 Bucs were my first football team I’ve ever rooted for and they’ve been my team since. So my question to you is, jme0151, have you ever seen the bucs media this excited for a season or is this the usual off-season excitement? Thanks!

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    jme0151, I hear you.
    I really believe if we had this coaching staff last year we would have finished 10-6 instead of 6-10.
    Scubog, for the first time ever I left a game early after the first half two years ago when the Ravens pasted us.
    Don’t remember when I left the Titans game but I didn’t hang around until the end then, either.
    What was great was that Winston gathered himself and came back the next week to defeat the Saints.
    For all these writers who think Lovie should have been given another year they should rewind the first and last games of the season.
    Most of the team was woefully unprepared to play the first game and didn’t even want to show up for the last one.
    Both times the defense Lovie put together was shellacked.

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      I’ve never missed a home game and never missed a play. I pee when the TV Timeout guy let’s me know. I’ve considered leaving a few times, but I’ve resisted to keep the tradition going. My family has instructions that if I, as Culverhouse would say, “cross the creek” at the game, they’re not to move me until the game is over or I start to stink.

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    Great philosophy scubog. A credo to live, ahh I mean die by.

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