SI.com’s Peter King in this week’s MMQB wrote about the Buccaneers struggles on defense but also pointed out the poor offensive production. King noted that in the Baltimore game last week, Tampa Bay ran 12 offensive plays to start the game and failed to pick up a single yard, in the meantime the Ravens put 28 points on the board.
King pointed to free agent Anthony Collins and a “declining” Logan Mankins as part of the issues on offense.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org