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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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    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. we have lost two games. One that we should have expected to lose and one that we did not. We still have one of the best QB’s in the league, and one of the best receivers. Martin will be back in a couple of weeks, If Ayers comes back and our Pass rush improves, this season can still end on a positive outcome.

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      After I got over my emotional response to the Rams loss I’m back to still hopeful. The next two games are going to be tough to win but I believe that if the Bucs can manage to win one of the two then I’ll hold on to hope. Winning both would be great but I’m not that confident in this team. But if they can put together a complete game it’s not out of the question to take one of the two. It would go a long way toward confidence moving forward. 2-3 going into the bye with another winnable game in SF would be OK with me. They’ve got to figure out the secondary scheme. I saw several players looking confused during the last game. Like they didn’t know where to line up or what coverage they were in. The offense can score. If the defense can just put together a good game they’ll have a chance.

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      I agree 26. Folks, look at the list of teams that are 1-2. Several elite teams on that list.

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    Andy Ely

    I bet the Bucs are really regretting not taking Vonn Bell when they traded up into the second round. Because Aguayo has be trash so far and was a key part in us losing that game. Also we need help at safety, cause Conte and Tandy are awful, and Mcdougald has not fully lived up to his potential. So if we used that 2nd round pick on Vonn Bell, we would have gotten the help on our back end, and could have just signed Robbie Gould and been fine at kicker.

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      never mind Robbie Gould…we had Connor Barth under contract who is a vey fine kicker…Chicago thanks us.

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    EastEndBoy, I’m not defending Arroyo and if he doesn’t get his head on straight he needs to be cut but your percepetion of Barth isn’t real good either.
    I saw Barth miss a kick in a televised game recently, he missed his share of kicks last year as well, and the announcer said the specific reason Barth was on the team was a cost cutting move to which the other booth analyst said, “Well, you pay for what you get.”

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