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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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    Horse

    My answer to the mailbag questions: 1,he’s too small; 2,slim to none; 3,he will play a minor role at best; 4,OC is good and DC is fair; 5,yes and will be solid receivers- the bigger question is will Bell make it.

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    76Buc

    Horse, I’m surprised. You may be a bigger pessimist than I am. Perhaps you too are tired of drinking the kool aid every single year only to have it turn sour.

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    fredster

    I would answer…
    1.) He will likely be situational until he acclimates to the NFL and puts on some more size. That being said I think he has chance to make an impact and some splash plays this year.
    2.)slim to none and who cares? Lol. Not a big college fan and don’t know too much about him actually. I just want the best players on the team.
    3.)I think wig Martin being a heavily used weapon this kid may see a failrly significant role if he blocks well. He also has speed and hands that don’t belong to a FB. Lots of potential but lots of question marks too.
    4.)this is the best staff since Gruden left IMHO. Lovie was a joke and didn’t matter who the D coordinator was because stubborn Lovie had to call all the shots. Never like Raheem or Shiano. I had some hope for Lovie but it evaporated 1st season and I saw the writing on the wall. Time will tell. Maybe Koetter is one and done but I don’t think so. Mike smith will be good simply because he has experience and he will be allowed to actually run the defense by the head coach!
    5.)who knows until training camp. I have higher hopes for Humphries. Not too sure about Dye.

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    DrT1066

    Mark
    I thought from the very beginning the Nepotism-loving, good-old-boy network hiring Lovie Smith’s Coaching and staff

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    DrT1066

    would – and they did

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    DrT1066

    would suck – and they did
    Anybody have an extra Starbuck’s

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    PSchmit

    Spence will be solid this year. Wear down their Tackles with the bigs like Ayers & Gholston and then let Spence and Smith use speed around the edges. Wait til he gets a 3 sack game and Horse will be singing a different tune…

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    owlykat

    Great point, P Schmidt!

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