Mark Cook was a guest on former Bucs guard Ian Beckles new podcast called “Flava In Ya Ear” this week. The two talked about a  number of subjects, including Jameis Winston, free agency and many other topics.  Beckles also shared some great stories of his time with the Bucs in the early and mid-90’s, and even shared his thoughts on former head coach Jon Gruden.

Spoiler alert: He isn’t a huge fan of Gruden! 

From the Ian Beckles podcast page:
NFL Free Agency kicks off this week so who better to join Ian at Square 1 Burgers in Tampa than’s Mark Cook.

When it comes to all things Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mark and the guys at Pewter Report know what’s going on like few do.

Ian Beckes and Mark Cook – Photo by: Jerry Petuck

The guys talk about wide receiver DeSean Jackson joining the team, who else they feel would be a good fit from the free agency market, and some great conversation about current Bucs QB Jameis Winston. There’s also a bunch of old school Buccaneers talk from the days of Mike Alstott, Warren Sapp, Jon Gruden, and further back.

They also talk about athletes in general and why the guy who is so jacked up just might not be the best athlete of the bunch, youth sports and whether or not kids should play football, leadership qualities in players, Colin Kaepernick, and so much more. 

Click the link below to listen to the full episode.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for 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, the beach and family time.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
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