PewterReport.com’s Mark Cook and Zach Shapiro sat down this week to discuss the loss to the Rams and what they felt was the biggest contributing factor and also looked ahead to the upcoming game against the Broncos.
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]
Hi Mark and Zach,
I have to agree with what you have stated regarding the past games played by the Bucs. As I look ahead I am concerned that we will be playing both teams that played in the last Super Bowl, oh great!
I was looking forward to the season as I thought that the Bucs had made positive steps in addressing the defense and it’s shortcomings. The last two games have been horrid, that improved pass rush has been nearly nonexistent, and the DB’s have been rarely able to either knock down a pass, let alone intercept one. These areas are why I thought that they were not competitive enough last year, now look at what we are watching during these games.
I’m starting to get that sickening pain in the stomach that the Bucs are beginning to prepare the ground work to obtain a high draft pick…..again. I know, the Bucs have had some key players get injured, so show me a team in the NFL that is not facing the same thing. I really don’t want to see the air coming out of the balloon this soon, but based upon what I am seeing, this is looking all too familiar. Please…..not again!
VERY disappointed in the last two games, especially the flop on the home opener. AGAIN! Aguayo was terrible, missing points, EASY points that would have most definitely made a difference. The “defense” was abysmal, especially on third and long and preventing long TD’s in single coverage. And the clock “management?” Why the HELL do you hire a clock manager and ignore him?
SO sick and tired of losing at home, getting pumped up, believing things have change and seeing this kind of garbage. These games cost MONEY and emotional committment and getting let down again and again and again is just hard to take.
But I keep coming back hoping it will be different. Until the Buccaneers themselves change things by learning to win games istead of finding ways to BLOW games I expect more of the same.
BUT…… the Bucs cannot keep changing HC’s and GM’s like underwear every year. There has to be a committment the players believe in. I DO understand it takes time to ajust to a new defensive scheme and that Mike Smith IS qualified. I DO understand that Aguayo must be given a chance to get through whatever the hell he’s going through. I even understand that Koetter is learning some of the things he hasn’t had to deal with in the past, LIKE clock management.
So we wait for the “culture” to change with the hope that when it does, it lasts. Much like it did in 1997.
LOVE the Pewter Pulse BTW.
Hey Garv, I concur man! Usually watching Bucs outdoors by the pool. When they lose, It just –cks the whole vibe up! But, when they r playing well… the beer is a little colder and the burgers are just a tad tastier! That’s life as a Buc’s fan…and a golfer too now that I think about it. Offense has some fire, I just wish they could find a running game. Would help Jamesis. Take away Simm’s pick-six and the strip and fumble by Jamesis… well we might have a different outcome. Lastly, Where is the freaking rush! You got 6-5 with a wingspan of an eagle on one side, and a rotation of commons on the other side. 0 rush! Where is Spence? I hardly ever hear his name? Did we misjudge that pick as well? Double team McCoy and you can have your way with Buc’s “D”. We really don’t need anyone to do anything extra, just do ur job and cover ur gap! This may be stupid… Bucs shock the Broncos as Defense finds a backbone and finally a running game emerges as Jamesis tosses a couple of TDs. Buc’s win 30-20… on any given Sunday gentleman! Peace.
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