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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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    Well lots to discuss here. Question 1; we need a lot of help here and will have to draft a Safety. Question 2; Winston has more positives than negatives and will be here for years. Question 3; All I can say is it appears to be another Carl Nicks and if I was the Owners I would be pissed to just throw away 10 million for nothing. Question 4; We need Murphy to play as quickly as possible as he still has more gas in the tank than Jackson. Question 5; We have no legit back up QB and should already be searching for it now. Glennon nor Griffin can come in and do much of anything because they are too slow nor can move around in the pocket. I have zero confidence Glennon or Griffin could do much of anything but get sacked often.

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      Uncle Stan

      Horse, I don’t necessarily agree about Glennon.

      So I’ll get back on my soap box.

      What chance has he had to learn any system since he’s been here.

      He hasn’t been put in a position to learn with the first group and get the reps he needs. He has always sucked hind tit since he’s been here. Is this his third head coach and system or 4th-I lost track.

      I don’t think anyone honestly knows what he can or can’t do on a regular basis.
      He maybe knows more about our opposing teams systems (from our division) than he does our own-he’s had a lotta practice with that.

      Bottom line no one knows including Koetter, IMO.

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    Instead of using our two draft picks on a kicker, we could have used our 4th on Prescott as a backup for Winston and our 3rd on Aguayo if we chose to do so. I think Licht got bad information that someone was going to draft Aguayo in the 2nd round.

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      No kicker is worth two draft picks. As I showed earlier, Janiskowski is the 40th most accurate kicker of all time. Plenty of available free agent kickers.

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    The Bucs aren’t talking about J.R. Sweezy now but according to NFL PUP rules that silence must eventually end. Let me share the rule with you.

    At the end of 6 weeks a 5 week clock starts and the player has 2 options – he can begin to practice or he can remain on PUP for an additional 5 weeks.

    If the player chooses to begin practice as in the case of Louis Murphy, a 3 week clock starts, the team is given a roster exemption and must make a decision at the end of the 3 week practice period. Whenever the player chooses to start practice, it cannot exceed the maximum 5 weeks allowed (11 weeks total from the beginning of the season).

    At the end of the 3 weeks allowed for practice or the 5 weeks extension (whichever comes first), the Bucs must decide to leave the player on PUP for the remainder of the season, move the player to IR, move player to the 53 roster at which a corresponding cut must be made or release the player.

    No later than the 11th week of the season we will know Sweezy’s fate. No later than the 9th week of the season, we will know Murphy’s fate if not sooner.

    Every man should get his 15 minutes of fame and there are those for whom the bell tolls. Lol.

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      The whole Sweezy thing is just a thorn in our side. It reminds me of someone I know that recently bought a 3 year old car and the engine blew within 300 miles… now the “great deal” will cost a great deal…more, than if they had consulted with someone that knew something about cars instead of impulsively buying this car. Which brings up the more important question of who is responsible for clearing this guy to be signed in the first place?! That is the head that should be rolling. How much are we paying him for nothing? Please, sign me up! I’ll do what he’s doing for half! I’ll even show up at One Buc Place once in a while!

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    “What will happen with JR Sweezey” lol is this a real question? Pamphile has played well and done a good job of NOT getting his name called frequently in the penalty dept. He’s healthy, young and for the second year in a row played well when his number has been called. Let the kid play bc he’s earned the job and allow Licht to right yet another FA whiff by cutting this bad back guard that received mediocre grades even when healthy last season.

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